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UK gives £40m to UN disaster fund

Sunday 26th of December 2010, 0:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK is to put £40m into a UN fund set up to provide quick responses to natural disasters around the world.
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Venezuela ex-president Perez dies

Sunday 26th of December 2010, 0:23
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela's former President Carlos Andres Perez dies in Florida at the age of 88, reportedly of a heart attack.
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Nigeria pledges to hunt bombers

Sunday 26th of December 2010, 1:03
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan pledges that bombers who killed at least 32 people in the centre of the country will be brought to justice.
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Christmas on the bottom of Lake Baikal

Sunday 26th of December 2010, 2:38
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian ice divers have celebrated Christmas drinking wine and dancing around a tree in the freezing waters of Lake Baikal in Siberia.
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Many flee Ivory Coast amid violence

Sunday 26th of December 2010, 2:41
related countries: Liberia Liberia

The United Nations says around 14,000 people have fled Ivory Coast to neighbouring Liberia, to escape the violence that followed last month's disputed presidential election.
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Thousands flee Ivory Coast crisis

Sunday 26th of December 2010, 3:57
related countries: Liberia Liberia

About 14,000 people have fled Ivory Coast to neighbouring Liberia following last month's disputed Ivorian presidential election, the UN says.
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Southee hat-trick in NZ victory

Sunday 26th of December 2010, 4:50
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, New Zealand New Zealand

Tim Southee took a hat-trick as New Zealand beat Pakistan by five wickets in the first Twenty20 international.
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US 'was pressed for wiretap help'

Sunday 26th of December 2010, 4:57
related countries: United States United States

The US has been pressed by various government for help with wiretapping criminal and political adversaries, latest Wikileaks disclosures suggest.
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Cuba improves relations with Church

Sunday 26th of December 2010, 5:07
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The past year has seen a marked improvement in relations between the Church and the state in communist-run Cuba.
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Mourners die in India bus crash

Sunday 26th of December 2010, 5:39
related countries: India India

A crash between a bus and a van returning from a funeral in northern India leaves at least 34 dead, officials say.
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S Korea, China plan defence talks

Sunday 26th of December 2010, 5:58
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea, China China
related places: Beijing, Seoul

South Korean and Chinese defence ministers are to meet in Beijing in February amid rising tension on the Korean peninsula, officials in Seoul say.
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Sunday 26th of December 2010, 7:35
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

A windowless building in Berlin does not look very impressive but it has seen a lot of uses since being built during the war. Now it has had yet another lease of life - as an art gallery.
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Ashes live - Australia v England

Sunday 26th of December 2010, 7:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Australia Australia
related places: Melbourne

England dominate day one of the Melbourne Test, hitting 157-0 after bowling out Australia for 98.
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England dominate woeful Aussies

Sunday 26th of December 2010, 7:56
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England reach an immensely strong position on day one of the fourth Ashes Test, bowling out Australia for just 98 in Melbourne before replying with 157-0.
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Spam power

Sunday 26th of December 2010, 7:57
related countries: United States United States

The portable porky protein that symbolises US influence
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NZ city hit by strong aftershocks

Sunday 26th of December 2010, 10:06
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Christchurch

Aftershocks rattle the New Zealand city of Christchurch, damaging buildings and cutting power, months after a major earthquake.
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Snow problems continue for sport

Sunday 26th of December 2010, 10:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The cold weather continues to cause problems for Britain's sporting schedule with Premier League games at Blackpool and Everton joining the list of postponements.
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Aftershocks hit NZ's Christchurch

Sunday 26th of December 2010, 10:31
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Christchurch

Aftershocks rattle the New Zealand city of Christchurch, damaging buildings and cutting power, months after a major earthquake.
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Egypt crash kills eight Americans

Sunday 26th of December 2010, 11:21
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States

Eight US tourists die, and 21 are injured, when their tour bus hits a stationary lorry in southern Egypt, local media and police say.
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US hit by heavy snow storms

Sunday 26th of December 2010, 11:45
related countries: United States United States

A storm travelling up the East Coast of the US is predicted to bring blizzard conditions to New York City.
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Uncertain future

Sunday 26th of December 2010, 12:03
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka tsunami orphans' home struggling to survive
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Flare-up in Israel-Gaza violence

Sunday 26th of December 2010, 13:02
related countries: Israel Israel

Two Palestinian militants are killed in southern Gaza and two rockets are fired over the border into Israel, amid a flare-up in violence in the area.
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Strong aftershocks hit NZ city

Sunday 26th of December 2010, 13:33
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Christchurch

A series of strong earth tremors have struck the southern New Zealand city of Christchurch.
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Sri Lankan detainees pass exams

Sunday 26th of December 2010, 15:13
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan government says 200 detained former Tamil Tiger rebels have passed a university entrance exam while in prison.
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'Warm' weather travel chaos in Russia

Sunday 26th of December 2010, 15:23
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Unseasonably warm weather is causing problems in Russia, with around 100 flights cancelled at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport.
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Turkish workers in Afghan kidnap

Sunday 26th of December 2010, 15:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Turkey Turkey, Pakistan Pakistan

Gunmen snatch four Turkish road workers and their local driver in Afghanistan's Paktia province, close to the Pakistan border.
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Indonesia's tsunami warning system

Sunday 26th of December 2010, 16:16
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, India India

Authorities continue to develop a tsunami early warning system as Sunday marks the sixth anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami that killed a quarter of a million people in 13 countries.
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Icy Czech Republic swim competition

Sunday 26th of December 2010, 16:29
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Prague

Competitors in Prague braved icy cold water in air temperatures of -6 degrees on Sunday for an anuual Christmas swimming competition.
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Turkey 'wants better Israel ties'

Sunday 26th of December 2010, 19:07
related countries: Israel Israel, Turkey Turkey

Turkey's foreign minister says his country wants to fix ties with Israel, whose troops killed nine people on a Turkish pro-Palestinian aid ship in May.
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Fresh clashes in central Nigeria

Sunday 26th of December 2010, 20:18
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Jos

Further violence between armed groups has broken out in the city of Jos in central Nigeria following bombings that killed 32 people.
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Somalis held in Dutch terror raid

Sunday 26th of December 2010, 21:37
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Twelve Somalis are arrested in the Netherlands on suspicion of planning a terror attack, Dutch prosecutors say, but five are later released.
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Ashes live - Australia v England

Sunday 26th of December 2010, 22:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Australia Australia

Jonathan Trott is unbeaten on 141 as England end day two of the Melbourne Test on 444-5, a lead of 346 over Australia.
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Protest at Bolivia fuel cost rise

Sunday 26th of December 2010, 23:48
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Bolivia announces a huge rise in the price of fuel, sparking transport unions to call a strike in protest.
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