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North Korea attacks 'hostile' US sanctions  
Sunday, 04 January 2015 - 18:48
North Korea has described new sanctions imposed in response to a major cyber-attack against Sony Pictures as part of a hostile and inflammatory US policy.The US placed sanctions on three North Korean organisations and 10 individuals...
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Bushfires in Victoria and South Australia threaten homes.  
Saturday, 03 January 2015 - 20:28
Fire-fighters are battling out-of-control bushfires threatening homes in South Australia and Victoria.Police have declared a major emergency and told residents that their lives are at risk.South Australia's fire chief said the blazes...
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Boko Haram attack on bus in Cameroon kills at least 11  
Saturday, 03 January 2015 - 19:43
At least 11 people were killed and six others were injured in Cameroon when Boko Haram militants opened fire on a bus.The attack took place in Waza, a region bordering northeast Nigeria.The Islamist group, which dominates swaths of...
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North Korea faces new US sanctions over Sony cyber-attack  
Saturday, 03 January 2015 - 7:36
The US has imposed new sanctions on North Korea in response to a cyber-attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.President Barack Obama signed an executive order allowing sanctions on three North Korean organisations and 10 individuals.The...
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AirAsia underwater search to begin  
Friday, 02 January 2015 - 12:55
The search for AirAsia flight which crashed into the sea on Sunday is to move underwater today, with the arrival of specialist equipment.A French crash investigation team will use sensitive acoustic detection devices to try locate...
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Syria conflict: 76,000 die in deadliest year - activists.  
Friday, 02 January 2015 - 8:40
According to activists, the year 2014 was the deadliest year yet in Syria's four-year conflict, with over 76,000 killed.The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 17,790 of the dead were civilians, including 3,501 children.Meanwhile...
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Indonesia vows 'all-out effort' in search for AirAsia victims  
Thursday, 01 January 2015 - 18:43
Indonesian searchers promised an "all-out effort" to locate bodies from AirAsia Flight as international investigators joined the hunt for the ill-fated plane.Seven bodies have so far been retrieved in the search for the Airbus A320-200,...
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Retrial in Egypt al-Jazeera Greste, Fahmy and Mohamed case.  
Thursday, 01 January 2015 - 17:47
Egypt's top court has ordered a retrial of three al-Jazeera journalists jailed for spreading false news.The decision was made after the hearing in Cairo of an appeal by the three, Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, against...
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Palestinians sign up to join International Criminal Court  
Thursday, 01 January 2015 - 12:49
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has signed papers to join the International Criminal Court.He signed the Rome Statute, the ICC's founding treaty, at a Ramallah meeting.Membership could see the Palestinians pursue Israel on war...
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World celebrations bring in 2015  
Thursday, 01 January 2015 - 8:40
Celebrations for the start of 2015 have taken place across Asia and Europe, with firework displays in a host of major cities.New Zealand led the way, with Sydney Harbour providing a spectacular backdrop to Australia's display.Europe's...
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53 dead in Philippines flooding and landslides  
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 - 17:44
The death toll from flooding and landslides in the Philippines wrought by tropical storm Jangmi rose to 53, with some regions saying they were caught off guard by the flood.In Catbalogan town in Samar province 19 people died in a landslide...
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AirAsia QZ8501: Bad weather hampers recovery of bodies.  
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 - 12:39
Efforts to locate victims and wreckage of AirAsia flight QZ8501 which crashed into the Java Sea in Indonesia on Sunday are being hampered by stormy weather and strong tides.Indonesian officials have confirmed that remains and debris...
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Nine dead in Edmonton, Canada shooting incidents  
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 - 10:37
Police say they are investigating the deaths of seven adults and two young children at three separate but connected Edmonton-area crime scenes.Police Chief Ron Knecht at a news conference Tuesday called the killings a "senseless mass...
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AirAsia QZ8501: 'Massive search' for victims and recorders.  
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 - 7:18
Recovery teams are launching a "massive search" in the Java Sea for victims of the AirAsia flight QZ8501 crash, as investigators look for the plane's crucial data recorders.Indonesian officials have confirmed that remains and debris...
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Obama suggests Putin 'not so smart'  
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 - 13:15
President Barack Obama has said Vladimir Putin made a "strategic mistake" when he annexed Crimea, in a move that was "not so smart".He said those thinking his Russian counterpart was a "genius" had been proven wrong by Russia's economic...
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Italy ferry death toll rises to 10.  
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 - 8:32
The death toll following a fire on the Norman Atlantic ferry off Corfu has risen to 10, with the evacuation of all those on board now complete.One man was killed when trying to escape the ship, and a further nine bodies have since...
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Greek MPs vote triggers snap poll.  
Monday, 29 December 2014 - 18:48
Greek MPs have rejected the presidential candidate nominated by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, triggering a snap general election.Stavros Dimas failed to reach the necessary 180 votes, which means that parliament will have to be dissolved.Greece's...
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Search Operation Resumes for Missing AirAsia Jet  
Monday, 29 December 2014 - 12:10
A massive search and rescue operation has resumed for an AirAsia Indonesia jet that lost contact with air traffic control over the Java Sea during a flight to Singapore shortly after the pilots requested a change of flight plan because...
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Evacuation as ferry with 400+ on board catches fire en route from Greece to Italy.  
Sunday, 28 December 2014 - 18:30
66 passengers and crew are being evacuated from an Italian car ferry that caught fire near a Greek island this morning.The evacuation is being complicated by strong winds and lack of places in lifeboats.Fire broke out on an Italian...
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Update: AirAsia flight from Indonesia to Singapore goes missing  
Sunday, 28 December 2014 - 9:30
An AirAsia flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore lost contact with air traffic control.A Transport Ministry official said the aircraft, flight number QZ 8501, lost contact with the Jakarta air traffic control tower...
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Malaysia pledges extra funds for flood victims  
Sunday, 28 December 2014 - 8:26
Malaysia has announced an extra 500 million ringgit to help victims of the country's worst flooding in decades.At least five people have been killed in the floods along Malaysia's east coast, with over 120,000 displaced.Prime Minister...
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Malaysia flooding: Najib Razak to tour inundated areas.  
Saturday, 27 December 2014 - 17:35
Malaysia is battling some of the worst floods in decades along its east coast.At least five people have been killed and more than 100,000 forced to leave their homes. The eastern coastal states are often flooded during the wet...
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Syria barrel bombs 'kill dozens in Islamic State areas'  
Saturday, 27 December 2014 - 9:06
Syrian planes and helicopters have dropped barrel bombs on Islamic State-held areas in the north-east, killing some 40 people.The barrel-bombs, crudely made drums of explosives, were dropped during Thursday and overnight, targeting...
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Ukraine and rebels trade prisoners  
Saturday, 27 December 2014 - 9:03
Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have exchanged scores of prisoners with the Ukrainian government near the rebel-held city of Donetsk.The deal was to swap 150 Ukrainian soldiers for 225 militants - the biggest exchange so far.Ukraine...
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Iraq, Turkey pledge to join hands to fight IS jihadists  
Friday, 26 December 2014 - 13:03
Iraq and Turkey pledged to join forces to fight Islamic State insurgents who are holding swathes of Iraq and Syria.Turkey, a vocal critic of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime, has faced international criticism for letting radicals...
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Pope calls for greater empathy in Christmas Eve mass  
Thursday, 25 December 2014 - 12:57
Pope Francis urged people to have greater empathy towards family and friends with problems in his Christmas Eve mass, saying the world "needs tenderness" and warmth.The short address laden with Gospel references was a far cry from...
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Islamic State 'shoots down coalition plane in Syria'  
Wednesday, 24 December 2014 - 20:20
Islamic State  militants have shot down a US-led coalition warplane over northern Syria.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the aircraft, believed to be from an Arab state, went down near Raqqa.The UK-based group said...
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US police kill another black teenager in Missouri  
Wednesday, 24 December 2014 - 15:22
An 18-year-old black man was shot and killed by US police at a gas station late on Tuesday in a St. Louis suburb near where unarmed teen Michael Brown was killed by a white officer in August, police and local media said.A live video...
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India attack : 52 people killed by suspected militants  
Wednesday, 24 December 2014 - 9:33
Separatist rebels have killed at least 52 people in remote villages of India's north-eastern Assam state.Women and children were said to be among the victims, amid fears that the death toll could rise further.Police blame the attacks...
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Australia PM Abbott warns of 'heightened terror chatter'.  
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 - 17:08
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says there has been a "heightened level of terror chatter" since the siege at a Sydney cafe last week.Abbott said the National Security Committee had met to discuss the development today.However,...
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Anti-Islam 'Pegida' rally in Dresden sees record turnout  
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 - 13:23
A record 17 thousand 500 people have turned out for the latest "anti-Islamisation" rally in the German city of Dresden.Demonstrators sang Christmas carols and listened to speeches about immigrants and asylum seekers.Weekly rallies...
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UN Security Council debates North Korea rights abuse  
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 - 7:42
The United States slammed North Korea as a "living nightmare" for its citizens at the first-ever UN Security Council meeting on Pyongyang's dismal rights record, held despite opposition from China.The unprecedented talks at the 15-member...
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New York gunman told public 'watch what I'm going to do'.  
Monday, 22 December 2014 - 18:51
The man who shot dead two New York police officers told members of the public "watch what I'm going to do" shortly before the attack.Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, had a history of violence and mental instability.Candlelit vigils have been...
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North Korea threatens to hit back at White House in hacking row.  
Monday, 22 December 2014 - 12:28
North Korea threatened to hit back at the White House and other US targets if Washington sanctions it for an alleged hacking attack.The country's top military body, the National Defence Commission, again denied involvement in the hacking...
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Kurds 'take control' of large area from IS  
Monday, 22 December 2014 - 8:16
Kurdish authorities say their Peshmerga forces have taken control of a "large area" of the Iraqi town of Sinjar from Islamic State militants.Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani claimed large Peshmerga advances during a visit to nearby...
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