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Postman's 29-year fight over $1 case

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 6:03am
An Indian postal worker, accused of stealing less than $1 in 1984, has been cleared by a court after nearly 350 court hearings over 29 years.
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VIDEO: Police surround Ukrainian parliament

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 5:58am
Thousands of Ukrainian protesters remain outside parliament in Kiev, as the opposition prepares to hold a vote of no confidence in the government.
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Why violent crime is so rare in Iceland

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 5:50am
Why Iceland has such a low rate of violent crime
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Manchester United v Everton

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 5:43am
Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday's Premier League game between Manchester United and Everton.
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Laurel and Hardy inspire BBC drama

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 5:41am
The BBC commissions a new drama about comic legends Laurel and Hardy, to be penned by Philomena co-writer Jeff Pope.
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Deadly blast in central Damascus

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 5:19am
A bomb blast in the centre of the Syrian capital, Damascus, has killed at least two people, according to reports.
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Mexico search uncovers 64 bodies

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 5:15am
Investigators searching for two missing Mexican police officers find dozens of mass graves containing the remains of at least 64 bodies.
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Frozen and Monsters lead Annie field

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 5:13am
Disney's Frozen and Pixar's Monsters University lead the nominations for the 41st Annie Awards, which honour the year's best achievements in animation.
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Trial date set for cleric Abu Qatada

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 5:12am
The trial of radical cleric Abu Qatada, deported from the UK, is to begin in Jordan next week, his lawyer says.
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BP wins reprieve over Gulf payouts

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 4:50am
Oil giant BP's attempts to limit claims over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill have been given a boost after a US appeals court ruled in its favour.
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Jams as S Africa launches toll roads

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 4:43am
South Africa's contentious toll roads open around Johannesburg, with huge traffic jams after motorists flocking to use alternative routes.
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Japan diplomat held over Congo fire

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 4:04am
A diplomat at the Japanese embassy in DR Congo is arrested in Tokyo on suspicion of starting a fire at the mission.
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UN launches drones in DR Congo

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 3:49am
The UN mission in DR Congo starts to deploy surveillance drones to monitor rebel activity - its first such operation.
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Mexican ex-governor charged in US

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 3:44am
The ex-governor of the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, Tomas Yarrington, is charged with links to the Gulf drug cartel by US prosecutors.
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North Korea powerbroker 'dismissed'

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 3:19am
A powerful uncle of North Korea's young leader Kim Jong-un has been removed from his post and two associates executed, South Korean reports say.
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Ukraine opposition plans tense vote

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 3:16am
Thousands of Ukrainian protesters remain outside parliament, as the opposition prepares a no-confidence vote in the government.
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Bolshoi dancer guilty of acid attack

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 3:10am
A Russian court finds Bolshoi ballet soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko and two co-defendants guilty over an acid attack on the company's artistic director.
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Cook & Anderson on ICC shortlist

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 2:10am
England captain Alastair Cook and fast bowler James Anderson are on a six-man shortlist for the ICC Cricketer of the Year award.
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Spain slumps on corruption index

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 2:09am
Transparency International's corruption perception survey cuts Spain's rating to put it 40th out of 177 countries after a series of recent scandals.
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'Lost' Eisteddfod art goes on show

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 1:42am
Eisteddfod artworks that have been "lost" for nearly 40 years are rediscovered and are to go back on show.
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