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Jude Law's Henry V 'reigns supreme'

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:29am
Jude Law's performance as Shakespeare's Henry V is crowned as a success by West End critics.
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Controversial French general dies

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:27am
French General Paul Aussaresses, who defended the use of torture during Algeria's war of independence, dies aged 95.
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IAEA praises Fukushima clean-up

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:21am
A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) praises Japan for making progress in stabilising the Fukushima nuclear plant.
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Nigella Lawson denies drug claims

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:21am
British TV cook and author Nigella Lawson says drug allegations against her heard in court are "false"
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Writer Suri honoured for bad sex

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:18am
Novelist Manil Suri has won the 2013 Bad Sex in Fiction prize for his description of an erotic involving three characters.
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EU fines banks over rate-rigging

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:12am
The European Commission fines eight banks a total of 1.7bn euros for forming illegal cartels to rig benchmark interest rates.
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Mandela in fight from 'deathbed'

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:06am
South Africa's ailing first black President Nelson Mandela, 95, is putting up a courageous fight from his "deathbed", his daughter says.
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Ukraine PM urges end to protests

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:55am
Ukraine's PM Mykola Azarov has called for an end to the "escalation of political tensions" and warned protesters against violating laws.
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Hollande reveals prostate treatment

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:47am
French President Francois Hollande reveals he had treatment for a benign enlargement of the prostate, just over a year before he was elected.
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Eurozone recovery 'loses momentum'

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:36am
The eurozone "lost some momentum" in November, a closely-watched survey says, with private sector activity slowing slightly.
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Paul Walker film on hold after death

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:32am
Production on Fast & Furious 7 is on hold following the death of its star Paul Walker, with DVD proceeds from the latest film in the franchise set to go to his charity.
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Village show for Turner Prize art

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:27am
This year's Turner Prize-winning artwork will go on show in the Cumbrian village where it was conceived and created following its award victory.
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Radioactive truck 'stolen in Mexico'

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:12am
A truck carrying "dangerous" radioactive material used for treating cancer has been stolen near Mexico City, the UN's nuclear watchdog says.
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Jones 'stopped enjoying' taekwondo

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:06am
Olympic champion Jade Jones admits to "falling out of love" with taekwondo but hopes her new approach to the sport will succeed.
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Westgate siege suspects refused bail

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:05am
A Kenyan court denies bail to four men accused of aiding the gunmen who carried out the Westgate shopping centre attack, in which 67 people died.
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VIDEO: A taste of Chengdu's famous hotpot

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 3:46am
Chengdu was the final stop of the British Prime Minister David Cameron's visit to China, a city famed for its tongue-burning cuisine.
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Man sought after police officer shot

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 3:21am
Police are trying to trace a 37-year-old man after a female police officer was shot in Leeds.
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McQueen wins best director honour

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 2:53am
British film-maker Steve McQueen is named best director for 12 Years of a Slave by the New York Critics Circle, while American Hustle wins best film.
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Ashes behaviour must improve - Cook

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 2:19am
England captain Alastair Cook urges both sides to improve their conduct in Adelaide after it went "over the top" in the Ashes opener.
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Hopes dim for WTO global trade deal

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 2:18am
Hopes of sealing a global trade deal fade at a World Trade Organization summit in Indonesia after India refuses to budge on food subsidies.
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