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Weight Watchers shares jump on Oprah ad

Thursday 31st of December 2015, 0:07
related countries: United States United States

Shares of weight loss company Weight Watchers jump nearly 19% after a television ad featuring Oprah Winfrey was shown in the US.
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Brazilian mother turns detective to get justice for son

Thursday 31st of December 2015, 0:18
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian mother turns detective to get justice
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VIDEO: National museum to African American experience

Thursday 31st of December 2015, 0:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

African-American Museum to open on 'America's front porch'
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Custody battle actress can go home

Thursday 31st of December 2015, 3:50
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Australia Australia

A former Neighbours actress, detained in Malaysia after snatching her child from her estranged partner at restaurant, can return to Australia, officials say, with no charges filed.
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Nine dead in Philippine militant clash

Thursday 31st of December 2015, 4:43
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A soldier and eight Abu Sayyaf fighters have died in a clash to free hostages held by the Islamist militant group, the Philippine army says.
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VIDEO: China makes contact with trapped miners

Thursday 31st of December 2015, 6:19
related countries: China China
related places: Shangdong

Four miners are found alive after being trapped underground in China's eastern province of Shangdong.
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Slow progress for China mine rescue

Thursday 31st of December 2015, 7:07
related countries: China China

Rescue workers in China make slow progress in their attempt to reach survivors trapped in a collapsed mine, with authorities revising down the number who made contact.
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Plane turns back after rat spotted

Thursday 31st of December 2015, 8:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A plane travelling from Mumbai to London was forced to turn back mid-flight after a rat was spotted on board, local media report.
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Nigeria 'will negotiate for schoolgirls'

Thursday 31st of December 2015, 10:11
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Chibok

Nigeria's president says he is prepared to negotiate with Boko Haram to secure the release of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls.
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Merkel says migrants offer opportunity

Thursday 31st of December 2015, 10:34
related countries: Germany Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to use her New Year's speech to urge Germans to see the influx of refugees as an opportunity for the future.
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VIDEO: Cosby: will 'mount a vigorous defence'

Thursday 31st of December 2015, 11:07
related countries: United States United States

The American comedian Bill Cosby has been freed on bail of a million dollars after appearing in court charged with sexually assaulting a woman nearly 12 years ago.
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Israel apologises for flag 'misuse'

Thursday 31st of December 2015, 11:16
related countries: Israel Israel, Singapore Singapore

Israel apologises after one of its diplomats reportedly used the Singapore flag as a table cloth, which it said was "deplorable behaviour".
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VIDEO: First fireworks welcome in 2016

Thursday 31st of December 2015, 11:26
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand is one of the first countries to welcome in 2016.
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Iran: US lying about rocket tests

Thursday 31st of December 2015, 11:52
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Iran accuses the US of lying by claiming Iran test-fired rockets near American warships and other vessels in the Strait of Hormuz.
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Death for Bangladesh blogger killers

Thursday 31st of December 2015, 12:05
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Two people are sentenced to death in Bangladesh for the killing of atheist blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider in 2013.
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Mexico missing students mayor charged

Thursday 31st of December 2015, 12:23
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Cocula

The former mayor of the Mexican town of Cocula, in the area where 43 students went missing last year, is charged with links to organised crime.
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US runaway teen delays extradition

Thursday 31st of December 2015, 13:01
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico

A fugitive who made headlines for using an "affluenza" defence after a fatal drink-driving crash delays his extradition from Mexico to the US.
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South African king begins jail sentence

Thursday 31st of December 2015, 13:44
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A South African king who is a nephew of the late Nelson Mandela has begun a 12-year prison sentence for kidnapping, assault and arson.
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US drink driver says body is a brewery

Thursday 31st of December 2015, 14:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

A US woman in New York state avoids drink-driving charges, arguing that she suffers from a rare condition called "auto-brewery syndrome".
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Bahrainis sentenced for deadly bombing

Thursday 31st of December 2015, 14:27
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

A court in Bahrain sentenced one person to death and 22 others to life in prison over two deadly bomb attacks last year, reports say.
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Paraguay villagers defy flood warning

Thursday 31st of December 2015, 14:59
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay

Residents of a village in south-eastern Paraguay are refusing to leave their homes even though flooding is imminent, officials say.
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Damaging North sea collision averted

Thursday 31st of December 2015, 15:41
related countries: Norway Norway, China China

A potential disaster in the North Sea is narrowly averted after a large unmanned barge goes adrift in high seas and almost collides with oil rigs.
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Crimea power cut 'caused by blast'

Thursday 31st of December 2015, 17:35
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Police in Ukraine believe an explosion caused damage to an electricity pylon, bringing fresh disruption to power supplies in Crimea.
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VIDEO: How plane turbulence hurt 21 people

Thursday 31st of December 2015, 17:47
related countries: China China

At least 21 passengers were injured on an Air Canada flight from China, which was hit by severe turbulence and forced to land early
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US man 'plotted New Year's Eve attack'

Thursday 31st of December 2015, 18:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: New Year, Eve

US authorities arrest a man described as a supporter of so-called Islamic State (IS) and accuse him of planning an attack in New York State.
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VIDEO: Brussels cancels NYE plans over terror fears

Thursday 31st of December 2015, 19:53
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Eve

Cities across Europe have been forced to review, cancel or scale-back New Year's Eve celebrations over terror attack fears.
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China builds second aircraft carrier

Thursday 31st of December 2015, 22:00
related countries: China China

China is building a second aircraft carrier - but this time conventionally powered and made from domestic technology, its defence ministry announces.
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Munich police warn of terror threat

Thursday 31st of December 2015, 22:24
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Munich

Police in German city of Munich warn of planned terror attack and ask people to avoid crowds
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Russia names Nato as threat to security

Thursday 31st of December 2015, 23:15
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a new security paper which describes Nato's expansion as a threat to his country's national security.
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Sharks explain Australia's year in news

Thursday 31st of December 2015, 23:25
related countries: Australia Australia

Sharks explain Australia's year in news
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Three held after Brussels raids

Thursday 31st of December 2015, 23:26
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Belgium detains three people in connection with an alleged New Year's Eve terror plot, as cities around the world heighten security measures.
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