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Driver attacks French pedestrians

Sunday 21st of December 2014, 22:05
related countries: France France
related places: Dijon

A driver shouting "God is great" in Arabic runs down pedestrians in the French city of Dijon, injuring 11, French media say.
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Actress Billie Whitelaw dies aged 82

Sunday 21st of December 2014, 22:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Acclaimed actress Billie Whitelaw, who starred on stage and screen and worked in close collaboration with Samuel Beckett, dies in London.
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Tunisia rivals in poll dispute

Sunday 21st of December 2014, 20:56
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Former Prime Minister Beji Caid Essebsi's camp claims victory in Tunisia's presidential election, but his rival says its too early to call.
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VIDEO: Barzani praises forces on Sinjar

Sunday 21st of December 2014, 19:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Sinjar

Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani praises Peshmerga fighters on a visit to Mount Sinjar, claiming a "large area" of Sinjar has been retaken from Islamic State militants.
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FBI talks over Lockerbie bombing

Sunday 21st of December 2014, 18:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lockerbie

Scotland's top law officer has met the director of the FBI to discuss progress in the investigation into the Lockerbie bombing.
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Pakistan carries out more executions

Sunday 21st of December 2014, 17:50
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar

Pakistan hangs four convicts in the second set of executions since the death penalty was reinstated after the deadly Peshawar school massacre.
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Tunisia holds landmark election

Sunday 21st of December 2014, 17:48
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Tunisia, whose 2011 uprising inspired the Arab Spring, holds a presidential run-off with the winner becoming the country's first freely elected leader.
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Afridi to quit ODIs after World Cup

Sunday 21st of December 2014, 16:20
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Australia Australia

Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi will retire from ODIs after the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
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Liberia vote count in Ebola-hit poll

Sunday 21st of December 2014, 15:01
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Votes are being counted in Liberia's senate election held on Saturday despite a deadly Ebola outbreak, but many people decided to stay away.
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Ambulance wait times 'may increase'

Sunday 21st of December 2014, 14:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Target times for ambulances to reach some seriously ill patients in England could be lengthened, a document leaked to the BBC shows.
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US mulls putting NK on terror list

Sunday 21st of December 2014, 14:27
related countries: United States United States, North Korea North Korea, China China

The US is considering putting North Korea back on its terrorism sponsors list, President Barack Obama says, after a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures.
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Pietersen exclusion is 'ludicrous'

Sunday 21st of December 2014, 13:13
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former Australian batsman Matthew Hayden tells the BBC that Kevin Pietersen should be in the England World Cup squad.
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VIDEO: Tunisia voters proud to cast ballots

Sunday 21st of December 2014, 13:10
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Voters in Tunisia are choosing their first freely elected president in a run-off election seen as a landmark in the country's move to democracy.
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VIDEO: The secretive state of Turkmenistan

Sunday 21st of December 2014, 9:22
related countries: Turkmenistan Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan in Central Asia is one of the most isolated and secretive states in the world, dissent is not tolerated and suspicion reigns.
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Jordan ends death penalty moratorium

Sunday 21st of December 2014, 9:13
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Jordan executes 11 men convicted of murder, ending a eight-year moratorium on the death penalty.
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VIDEO: Castro delivers defiant speech

Sunday 21st of December 2014, 9:08
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States

The Cuban President, Raul Castro, has addressed the closing session of parliament just days after announcing an agreement with the United States to re-establish diplomatic ties.
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US insists North Korea behind hack

Sunday 21st of December 2014, 8:27
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US says North Korea must admit "culpability" for a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures after North Korea suggests a joint inquiry into the attack.
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Gunman kills two New York policemen

Sunday 21st of December 2014, 8:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

A gunman with an apparent grudge against the US police shoots dead two officers in a patrol car in New York before killing himself.
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VIDEO: Pakistan 'in mourning and on edge'

Sunday 21st of December 2014, 6:44
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar

Pakistan has announced it will execute more militant prisoners in the next few days after lifting a moratorium in response to the Peshawar school massacre.
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VIDEO: Tremors endanger Michelangelo's David

Sunday 21st of December 2014, 6:40
related countries: Italy Italy

The Italian government is to spend around €200,000 (£156,000) on a new plinth for Michaelangelo's David to protect the statue from earth tremors.
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VIDEO: Knife attacker is shot dead in France

Sunday 21st of December 2014, 6:36
related countries: France France
related places: Tours

A man has been killed by police near the city of Tours in central France, after attacking officers with a knife.
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Mother charged with Cairns murders

Sunday 21st of December 2014, 6:04
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian authorities charge a woman in the northern city of Cairns with the murder of seven of her children and her niece.
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What Cuba's new friendship with the US means for everyday life

Sunday 21st of December 2014, 2:54
related countries: United States United States

What Cuba's new pact with the US means for everyday life
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Climate of fear in Turkmenistan

Sunday 21st of December 2014, 0:20
related countries: Turkmenistan Turkmenistan

Life in one of the world's most repressive states
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