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Many held after Volgograd attacks

January 2, 2014 - 2:46pm
Russian security forces detain hundreds of people in the southern city Volgograd following the deadly bomb attacks there.
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VIDEO: Nigeria filmmaker eyes global success

January 2, 2014 - 2:00pm
Some Nigerian filmmakers are working outside the Nollywood genre, hoping to succeed internationally. Kunle Afolayan is one of them.
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Scores of Bibles seized in Malaysia

January 2, 2014 - 1:36pm
Islamic authorities in Malaysia seize more than 300 Bibles from the Bible Society because they use the word Allah to refer to God, officials say.
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Toronto mayor runs for re-election

January 2, 2014 - 1:33pm
Toronto's crack-smoking leader Rob Ford says he is the "best mayor" the Canadian city has ever had, as he declares his candidacy for another term.
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Fiat shares surge on Chrysler deal

January 2, 2014 - 1:26pm
Shares in Italian motor giant Fiat jump more than 15% after it agrees to buy the remaining 41% of Chrysler it does not own - creating the world's seventh largest car company.
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Turkey military wants 'plot' retrial

January 2, 2014 - 1:17pm
The high command of the Turkish armed forces urges a retrial for dozens of military officers convicted of plotting to topple the government.
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VIDEO: 'Five killed' in Beirut explosion

January 2, 2014 - 1:16pm
At least five people have been killed and 20 hurt in a car bomb which hit a southern suburb of the Lebanese capital Beirut, media and officials say.
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Israel ex-PM Sharon 'critically ill'

January 2, 2014 - 12:55pm
The condition of Israeli ex-PM Ariel Sharon - who has been in a coma since 2006 - is now critical, "with some danger to life", his doctors say.
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South Sudan fighting ahead of talks

January 2, 2014 - 12:37pm
Fighting is continuing in South Sudan, the army tells the BBC, as the warring factions prepare to begin peace talks in Ethiopia.
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Weapons find at Palestinian mission

January 2, 2014 - 12:32pm
Czech police say that they have found weapons at the home of the Palestinian ambassador who was killed by an explosion at his home in Prague on Wednesday.
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Female official killed in Herat

January 2, 2014 - 12:14pm
Gunmen in Afghanistan have killed a senior female official in the western city of Herat, police say.
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PM backs 'life means life' sentences

January 2, 2014 - 12:09pm
David Cameron says "life should mean life", as the government considers US-style sentences totalling hundreds of years for serious offenders.
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