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Kallis close to century in final Test

December 28, 2013 - 12:51pm
Jacques Kallis hits an unbeaten 78 in his final Test match as South Africa reach 299-5 against India in Durban.
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Soldier killed in Afghanistan named

December 28, 2013 - 12:50pm
A British soldier killed in Afghanistan two days before Christmas is named as Captain Richard Holloway, 29, of The Royal Engineers.
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Bahrain opposition leader 'arrested'

December 28, 2013 - 12:41pm
The main Shia opposition movement in Bahrain, al-Wefaq, says its leader, Sheikh Ali Salman, has been arrested.
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Iraq troops arrest MP in deadly raid

December 28, 2013 - 11:57am
Iraqi forces have arrested an MP, killing his brother and five of his guards who had opened fire on the officers, police say.
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Mountainous wins Welsh National

December 28, 2013 - 11:47am
Mountainous beats Hawkes Bay and Tidal Bay in a tight three-way finish to win the Welsh National at Chepstow.
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Mother and daughter hurt in blast

December 28, 2013 - 11:40am
A British woman and her eight-year-old daughter are among several people who have suffered burns after an explosion at a poolside bar on the Spanish resort island of Tenerife.
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Deadly fire engulfs India train

December 28, 2013 - 11:35am
At least 26 people, including two children, die after a fire breaks out on a train in Andhra Pradesh, India - with many trapped inside the inferno.
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VIDEO: Deadly fire engulfs India train

December 28, 2013 - 11:21am
At least 26 people, including two children, have died after a fire broke out on a train in southern India, media reports say.
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VIDEO: South Sudan truce offer 'genuine'

December 28, 2013 - 11:20am
The offer of a truce between government forces and rebels is "genuine", the country's vice president has said.
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West Ham United 3-3 West Bromwich Albion

December 28, 2013 - 11:19am
West Ham remain in the bottom three after failing to hold onto the lead against fellow strugglers West Brom.
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Strike on Syria market 'kills 21'

December 28, 2013 - 11:14am
A Syrian government airstrike on a crowded market in the northern city of Aleppo has killed at least 20 people, activists say.
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Brazil jail fights kill 59 in 2013

December 28, 2013 - 11:10am
At least 59 inmates have been killed in a single northern Brazilian prison this year, according to a judicial report detailing torture and sexual violence.
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Mass China poll bribe resignations

December 28, 2013 - 10:51am
More than 500 municipal lawmakers in one Chinese province have stood down following an electoral fraud scandal, according to state media.
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