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Al Qaeda in Yemen apologises for hospital attack

Monday 23 December '13

Apology seemed prompted by Yemen state television earlier broadcasting a video showing a gunman attacking doctors and other hospital staff.
‘Pilot intentionally crashed Mozambique plane’

Monday 23 December '13

The pilot’s motives are unknown, and investigations will continue.
Will seek to free political prisoners: Khodorkovsky

Monday 23 December '13

He was pardoned Friday by Putin and immediately flew to Berlin.
Seagram chairman dead at 84

Monday 23 December '13

Bronfman made his fortune with his family’s Seagram’s liquor empire.
Graeme Swann shows himself way out

Monday 23 December '13

Off-spinner retires midway through Ashes; says didn’t want to play on selfishly after losing series
Secrets of Santa’s favourite animal

Sunday 22 December '13

Reindeer are featured on Christmas cards and in movies worldwide this time of year.
Tipping in the name of the lord

Sunday 22 December '13

Jack Selby has picked an unusual way of spreading the gospel — leaving huge tips to waiters.
Show a sour note but sweet music for Von Trapps

Sunday 22 December '13

In a blog post, Francoise von Trapp, daughter of Maria von, questioned the casting.
India 8 wickets, South Africa 320 runs from victory

Saturday 21 December '13

After a solid start, South Africa lose two quick wickets to end the day's play at 138/2.
Taylor stitches it together

Saturday 21 December '13

Batsman continues run, scores half century to rally NZ in reply to WI’s 367 in third Test.
SA cheer Vernon Philander's records, cry with Morne Morkel's pain

Saturday 21 December '13

Morne Morkel, won't be able to bowl for the remainder of the first Test against India.
Philippines mayor among 4 killed at Manila airport

Saturday 21 December '13

There was no word on a possible motive. Talumpa had survived at least two earlier assassination attempts, according to local media reports.
Barack Obama deploys small military group to South Sudan

Friday 20 December '13

Military contingent to remain in South Sudan until the security situation improved.
Philippine mayor, 3 others killed at airport

Friday 20 December '13

Men on motorcycle fired at Labangan Mayor Ukol Talumpa and his wife as they stepped out of airport.
US judge: NSA programme is likely unconstitutional

Friday 20 December '13

The collection programme was disclosed by former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden.
Obama’s half-brother writes book on domestic violence

Friday 20 December '13

The book recounts Ndesandjo’s first encounter with Obama, who was visiting Kenya in 1988.
NSA surveillance needed to fight terrorism: Putin

Friday 20 December '13

Putin’s comment at a major news conference was surprising support for Obama’s administration.
‘Kate Middleton’s phone was hacked’

Friday 20 December '13

The recorded messages were found among the belongings of private investigator Glenn Mulcaire.
Rodman visits North Korea to train national team

Friday 20 December '13

Rodman was met at Pyongyang’s airport by Vice Sports Minister Son Kwang Ho.
South Sudan unrest continues, UN base attacked

Friday 20 December '13

At least 19 civilians have been killed in violence in Bor.

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