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UN asks Israel to pay Lebanon $850m

BBC News - Fri, 2014-12-19 22:10
The UN General Assembly approves a resolution asking Israel to pay Lebanon millions of dollars in compensation for an oil spill.
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Colombia Farc truce follows killings

BBC News - Fri, 2014-12-19 22:01
Colombia's Farc begins an indefinite, unilateral ceasefire, hours after the army said that the left-wing rebels had killed five soldiers.
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Migration system 'in intensive care'

BBC News - Fri, 2014-12-19 21:43
A parliamentary committee warns ministers over UK exit controls, record-keeping and the use of a net migration target.
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Racers compete for Scalextric title

BBC News - Fri, 2014-12-19 21:23
Scores of people are expected to compete in Worthing to become the 2014 Scalextric World Champion.
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The Christmas turkey naysayers

BBC News - Fri, 2014-12-19 20:56
How one bird came to dominate this season
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VIDEO: Mexico welcomes migrating butterflies

BBC News - Fri, 2014-12-19 20:41
Millions of monarch butterflies have arrived in Mexico's forests as part of their annual migration from Canada and the United States.
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Murder attempt suspect freed in error

BBC News - Fri, 2014-12-19 20:27
A teenager suspected of attempted murder has been released from prison by mistake, prompting a £10,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.
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Strictly set for final showdown

BBC News - Fri, 2014-12-19 20:13
The winner of this year's Strictly Come Dancing is set to be decided later, with four couples competing for the glitterball trophy.
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How to spot a fake at Christmas

BBC News - Fri, 2014-12-19 19:47
On the seasonal look-out for counterfeit goods
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'Hard' Christmas for Henning family

BBC News - Fri, 2014-12-19 19:20
Alan Henning's family prepare for 'hard' anniversary
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Off-duty PC murder suspect arrested

BBC News - Fri, 2014-12-19 19:05
A 28-year-old man is detained on suspicion of the murder of an off-duty PC who died after being attacked in Liverpool city centre.
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Sony 'will not drop' N Korea film

BBC News - Fri, 2014-12-19 18:59
Sony Pictures says it is looking at alternative ways to release film satire The Interview, cancelled in the wake of a cyber-attack.
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'Depression and Christmas just don't go'

BBC News - Fri, 2014-12-19 18:49
How one woman deals with her mental health at Christmas
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For Russians Abroad, a Ruble Doesn’t Go as Far as It Used To

International Herald Tribune - Europe - Fri, 2014-12-19 18:48
The collapse of the Russian ruble — down more than 45 percent this year — has jangled nerves in Russia, but the reverberations are being felt in tourist destinations across Europe.

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Crossrail: Tunnelling beneath London

BBC News - Fri, 2014-12-19 18:45
A sneak peek at how Crossrail is taking shape below London
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U.S. Tightens Crimea Embargo to Pressure Russia

International Herald Tribune - Europe - Fri, 2014-12-19 18:45
President Obama signed an executive order barring new investment and trade with Crimea and freezing the property of people or businesses operating in the region or helping its leadership.

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What are the chances of snow at Christmas?

BBC News - Fri, 2014-12-19 18:41
Snow is more likely in the UK at Easter than Christmas
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Plan to help over-50s get jobs

BBC News - Fri, 2014-12-19 18:31
Unemployed over-50s will be offered "career reviews" and help with using computers as part of a government plan to get more older people into work.
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VIDEO: FBI recover stolen artwork worth $12m

BBC News - Fri, 2014-12-19 18:27
A FBI sting operation has led to the recovery of stolen artwork worth about $12m (£7.7m) including paintings by Marc Chagall and Diego Rivera.
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Cairns children's mother arrested

BBC News - Fri, 2014-12-19 18:24
Police arrest the mother of seven of the eight children found dead in a home in Cairns, Australia.
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