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Man angry at English on Japanese TV

2013-06-28

June 29, 2013. A Japanese man is angry with Japan's television company NHK. He is tired of hearing so many English words on TV. …

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Putin will not hand Snowden to U.S.

2013-06-26

June 27, 2013. The escapades of U.S. whistleblower and fugitive Edward Snowden continue. Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed on Tuesday that the former CIA worker was in the transit area of an airport in Moscow. …

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Newborn baby alive after 40 hours in sewer

2013-06-24

June 25, 2013. A newborn baby boy is alive after spending 40 hours in a sewer in an apartment building in Alicante, Spain. Firefighters rescued the baby from under a manhole cover. …

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Haze at record levels in Singapore

2013-06-22

June 23, 2013. Pollution levels in Singapore caused by forest fires in Indonesia are continuing to reach new record highs. The Pollutant Standards Index hit 401 on Friday, the highest ever recorded in Singapore. …

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Bus fares and World Cup costs fuel Brazil protest

2013-06-20

June 21, 2013. The biggest protests Brazil has seen for decades are taking place in its streets. Many of them are happening outside soccer stadiums. …

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Iran's next president seeks 'moderation'

2013-06-18

June 19, 2013. Iran's president-elect Hassan Rouhani has made it clear to the world that he seeks to follow a more moderate path than his soon-to-be predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. …

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''Happy Birthday To You'' in court case

2013-06-16

June 17, 2013. Everybody knows the song ''Happy Birthday To You.'' It is the most popular and most often sung song in the English language. It is also now part of a legal case. …

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White children nearly a minority in USA

2013-06-14

June 15, 2013. Statistics recently released from the USA's Census Bureau have shown the changing demographics in the U.S. The figures show that white children in the country are set to become a minority within the next year or two. …

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Europe worried about U.S. spying

2013-06-12

June 13, 2013. The European Union is worried about a top-secret American surveillance program that has spied on its citizens. …

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Train drivers in skirts after shorts ban

2013-06-10

June 11, 2013. Male train drivers in Sweden have come up with a novel way of staying cool in the summer heat after their company banned the wearing of shorts. …

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China to build Panama Canal alternative

2013-06-08

June 9, 2013. A Chinese company is going to build a new shipping route through Central America. Nicaragua has given the company a $40 billion contract to construct a canal across the country. …

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U.K. garbage could be worth billions

2013-06-06

June 7, 2013. A British government agency has claimed that the nation's garbage is an untapped gold mine worth over $4.5 billion, and could create over 50,000 jobs. …

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Saudi prince spends $19m on Disney party

2013-06-04

June 5, 2013. A Saudi Arabian prince spent close to $20 million on a party at Euro Disney near Paris. …

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Istanbul park protests spread across Turkey

2013-06-02

June 3, 2013. People in Istanbul are continuing their protests against their government's decision to turn the city's Gezi Park into a shopping mall. …

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Digital currency site removed from Web

2013-05-31

June 1, 2013. An Internet site that let users change real money for digital currency has been shut down by the USA's Department of Justice. …

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Jaw surgery – the new beauty fad

2013-05-29

May 30, 2013. Image-conscious South Koreans are trying the latest procedure in plastic surgery to enhance their looks - double-jaw surgery. …

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Last Yugoslavia king buried in Serbia

2013-05-27

May 28, 2013. The last king of Yugoslavia, Petar II, was buried in a state funeral in Belgrade, Serbia on Sunday. He died 43 years ago in the United States. …

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U.S. to reduce use of drones

2013-05-25

May 26, 2013. U.S. President Barack Obama has outlined a new policy in the controversial use of drones to kill suspected terrorists. Drones are unmanned aircraft that can be controlled from the U.S. as well as from bases in or near war zones. …

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Toilet paper shortage ends in Venezuela

2013-05-23

May 24, 2013. Venezuela's government has come up with a plan to end the country's shortage of toilet paper. There was a danger that shops would have no toilet paper to sell. …

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Religious intolerance on the rise

2013-05-21

May 22, 2013. A report from the U.S. State Department has highlighted the rise of religious intolerance worldwide. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gave reporters a summary of the ''International Religious Freedom'' report. …

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China Vice Premier asks tourists to behave

2013-05-19

May 20, 2013. China's Vice-Premier Wang Yang has asked Chinese tourists to behave better when they go overseas. Mr Wang wants to make sure that all Chinese people give a good image of China when they visit other countries. …

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Sad music helps mend broken hearts

2013-05-17

May 18, 2013. New research suggests listening to sad music can help overcome the heartbreak of an ended relationship. The study contradicts common wisdom that …

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United Nations asks us to eat insects

2013-05-15

May 16, 2013. A new United Nations report says the we should all eat insects. The report is from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization. It is called 'Edible Insects: Future Prospects for Food and Feed Security'. …

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New coronavirus can spread among humans

2013-05-13

May 14, 2013. The World Health Organisation has warned that a new coronavirus strain could be passed from human to human. …

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Carbon dioxide at record high level

2013-05-11

May 12, 2013. The level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is now at a record high. An American weather station in Hawaii recorded the new high on the 9th of May. …

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Sir Alex Ferguson retires as Manchester United coach

2013-05-09

May 10th, 2013. The most successful football coach Britain has ever seen announced his retirement on Wednesday when Sir Alex Ferguson called an end to his 26 years in charge of Manchester United. …

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Quarter of Brits walk an hour a week

2013-05-07

May 8th, 2013. Research has found that 25 per cent of British people walk for less than one hour each week. That's just nine minutes a day. Another 43 per cent walked for less than two hours per week. …

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Survey reveals management pet hates

2013-05-05

May 6th, 2013. A survey of over 2,000 British managers has revealed which habits irritate them most while at work. One of the most annoying things is ''management speak''. …

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Mount Fuji to be World Heritage site

2013-05-03

May 4th, 2013. Japan's Mount Fuji will become a World Heritage Site in June. The United Nations decided on April the 30th to give the famous mountain UNESCO World Heritage status. …

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Eye-tracking software will look at you shop

2013-05-01

May 2nd, 2013. New computer software will soon be keeping an eye on you, or on your eyes, when you go shopping. It is called the Sideways project because it tracks the movement of your eyes as you glance at products on shelves. …

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Menu shows exercise needed to lose weight

2013-04-29

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Thousands protest Bangladesh deaths

2013-04-27

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Angry teachers in Mexico go on a riot

2013-04-25

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Economic woes shrink Spain's population

2013-04-23

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Boston bombings: Czech Republic is not Chechnya

2013-04-21

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First woman to conduct oldest music festival

2013-04-19

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Owning a car costs $9,000 a year

2013-04-17

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Global military spending falls

2013-04-15

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China teen makes history at U.S. Masters

2013-04-13

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Pass-thoughts to replace passwords

2013-04-11

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Scientists say they can read dreams

2013-04-07

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U.K. now has 7 social classes

2013-04-05

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Airline to charge passengers by weight

2013-04-03

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Private newspapers return to Burma

2013-04-01

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The Louvre is most visited art gallery

2013-03-30

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Pesticides stop bees learning

2013-03-28

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Teenager makes millions with news app

2013-03-26

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Children worrying about their body image

2013-03-24

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South Korea 'bans' miniskirts

2013-03-22

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Star Wars Jedi Knights to perform marriages

2013-03-20

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Soccer player banned for life for Nazi salute

2013-03-18

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Study shows money makes us worry

2013-03-16

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Catholic Church chooses Argentinian Pope

2013-03-14

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EU bans sale of all animal-tested cosmetics

2013-03-12

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Cash rewards help people lose weight

2013-03-10

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N. Korea angry after U.N. penalties

2013-03-08

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Venezuela's Hugo Chavez dies at 58

2013-03-06

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Cycling is bad for the environment

2013-03-04

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Asia has most of the world's billionaires

2013-03-02

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Technology superstars ask kids to code

2013-02-28

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Daniel Day-Lewis wins record third Oscar

2013-02-26

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Speaking English may make you poorer

2013-02-24

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Women talk three times more than men

2013-02-22

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What Teachers Think of the Digital Age

2013-02-21

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City living makes it harder to concentrate

2013-02-20

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French cuisine rewarded in latest Michelin guide

2013-02-19

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Gunmen kidnap eight foreigners in Nigeria

2013-02-18

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TV show features Oscar Pistorius' dead girlfriend

2013-02-17

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Meteorite hits Russia, thousands injured

2013-02-16

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Billionaire buys food company Heinz

2013-02-15

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EU and US free trade talks launched

2013-02-14

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'Marriage for all' a step closer in France after MPs' vote

2013-02-13

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Pope Benedict XVI resigns

2013-02-12

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Horsemeat scandal widens across Europe

2013-02-11

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30 million bathe in Ganges for Kumbh Mela

2013-02-10

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Watching for Early Signs of Autism in Babies

2013-02-09

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Vietnam preparing for lunar new year

2013-02-08

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New Rules Aim to Improve Food Safety in US

2013-02-07

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Internet safety lessons for 5-year-olds

2013-02-06

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German minister's Ph.D. removed due to plagiarism

2013-02-05

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French warplanes attack rebels in N. Mali

2013-02-04

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Pope kissing imam ad outrages Vatican

2011-11-18

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Missiles to protect 2012 Olympics

2011-11-15

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Cholesterol screening for kids

2011-11-12

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Sarkozy tells O1ama - Netanyahu is a 'liar'

2011-11-09

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Operation that turns brown eyes blue

2011-11-06

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Angry Birds downloads hit half a billion

2011-11-03

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British aid to be linked to gay rights

2011-10-31

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Fist fight breaks out in Italian parliament

2011-10-28

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Population to hit 7 billion on Halloween

2011-10-25

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Gaddafi death a ''lesson to tyrants''

2011-10-22

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Israel, Palestine prisoner swap in process

2011-10-19

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'Occupy' protests go global

2011-10-16

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Child sacrifice in Uganda increasing

2011-10-13

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Optimism is good for our health

2011-10-10

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Harvard no longer world's top university

2011-10-07

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Tutu declares love for Suu Kyi

2011-09-22

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Doctors separate twins joined at head

2011-09-19

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Obama's new tax for the mega-rich

2011-09-16

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News can help predict the future

2011-09-13

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Justin Bieber gives advice on makeup

2011-09-10

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Scientists make molecule-sized electric motor

2011-09-07

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Scientists warn of space junk danger

2011-09-04

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Sunscreen pill could be available soon

2011-09-01

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Japan company's 'energy saving' staff haircut

2011-08-29

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UK debates social media closure in crises

2011-08-26

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Price of gold hits all-time high

2011-08-23

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Japanese return 78 million dollars in lost tsunami cash

2011-08-20

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Ecuador police to take lie detector test

2011-08-17

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British leader to crack down on gangs

2011-08-11

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Politicians holiday during financial crisis

2011-08-08

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Trade in human hair booming

2011-08-05

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Ramadan starts for quarter of the world

2011-08-02

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Apple richer than the U.S. government

2011-07-30

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Italian university offers ice cream course

2011-07-27

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Amy Winehouse dies, aged 27

2011-07-24

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UN Declares Famine in Somalia

2011-07-21

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The Internet is changing our memory

2011-07-18

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FBI joins News Corp phone hacking scandal

2011-07-15

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Amazon airbags for dropped cell phones

2011-07-14

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Beckham names daughter Harper Seven

2011-07-12

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South Sudan becomes world's 193rd nation

2011-07-09

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South Korea to swap textbooks for tablets

2011-07-06

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Africa rejects ICC Gaddafi arrest warrant

2011-07-03

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Pope sends first tweet, on an iPad

2011-06-30

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Bollywood awards show closes in Toronto

2011-06-27

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J.K. Rowling announces Harry Potter site

2011-06-24

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Marilyn Monroe dress sells for 4.6 million dollars

2011-06-21

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Women2Drive Day in Saudi Arabia

2011-06-18

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New Che Guevara diary published

2011-06-15

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WHO says one billion people disabled

2011-06-12

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GM cows to produce human breast milk

2011-06-09

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Wrinkles give clues to bone condition

2011-06-06

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Deadly E. coli strikes Europe

2011-06-03

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Germany to close all nuclear power plants

2011-05-31

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School bans hugging and high-fives

2011-05-28

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US-UK ''special relationship'' strong - Obama

2011-05-25

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Paralysed man takes hopeful first steps

2011-05-22

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Blood test predicts when you'll die

2011-05-19

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Are cellphones killing honeybees?

2011-05-16

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Footballer sent off for ''dangerous haircut''

2011-05-13

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There are 13 signs of the Zodiac, expert says

2011-01-16

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Queensland facing major reconstruction

2011-01-13

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Dentist drill noise reducer invented

2011-01-10

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Walking fast a sign of longer life

2011-01-07

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Did Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez kiss?

2011-01-04

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2011 to be best year ever

2011-01-01

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Hillary Clinton world's most admired woman

2010-12-28

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Digital newspapers on their way

2010-11-22

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200-year-old deep-sea champagne found

2010-11-19

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Internet safety for children

2010-11-16

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We spend half our time daydreaming

2010-11-13

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Heavy texting: a new social problem

2010-11-10

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German-French protests over nuclear waste

2010-11-07

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Cure for common cold close

2010-11-04

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Margaret Thatcher dies, aged 87

1969-12-31

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'Sleep-texting' is here and on the increase

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World's lightest material invented

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Zynga disappoints in its public debut

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Deaf anger at Congo ban on texting

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Christmas trees increase Korean tensions

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Thailand jails US man for insulting king

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$4 million supercar pile-up in Japan

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Americans give up $34 billion of vacation

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Heading a soccer ball can injure brain

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Adidas launches $1 sneakers in India

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Explicit lyrics warnings on online music

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Girl back home 7 years after tsunami

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2012 to be better than 2011

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Brazil overtakes UK economy

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Women only to sell lingerie in Saudi

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Apple designer honored by U.K. Queen

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Jamaica plans to break from Britain

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Kate Middleton is 2011's 'Hat Person'

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Apple briefly world's most valuable company

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Megaupload boss pleads innocence

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Internet piracy bill in trouble

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Hospital bills pneumonia patient $44 million

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The ''friendliest'' countries in the world

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Japan's Sawa soccer world player of 2011

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Addiction may be in our genes

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Wikileaks founder to appear in The Simpsons

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