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Internet crashes in North Korea 
  Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:05:38 GMT 
    North Korea suffers severe internet outages, days after the US accuses the country of being behind a massive attack on Sony Pictures.

Sydney bids farewell to siege dead 
  Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:18:13 GMT 
    Sydney remembers the victims of the Lindt cafe siege, with the funeral of manager Tori Johnson and a memorial service for barrister Katrina Dawson.

Pakistan ready to ramp up executions 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:51:37 GMT 
    More than 50 people convicted of terrorism in Pakistan face imminent execution after the president rejected mercy petitions, officials say.

Van driven into shoppers in France 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:59:44 GMT 
    Ten people are injured as a van is driven into shoppers at a Christmas market in Nantes, officials say, with reports the driver then stabbed himself.

Pope Francis criticism stuns Vatican 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:00:39 GMT 
    The Pope attacks "spiritual Alzheimer's" and "the terrorism of gossip" at the Vatican.

Singer Joe Cocker dies aged 70 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:20:06 GMT 
    Singer Joe Cocker, best known for his cover of The Beatles' With A Little Help From My Friends, dies aged 70.

Tripadvisor fined by Italy regulator 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:38:40 GMT 
    Italy's competition watchdog fines travel website Tripadvisor €500,000 (£392,000) for publishing misleading information in its reviews.

Six people killed in bin lorry crash 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:20:07 GMT 
    Six people have been killed and eight others injured after an out-of-control bin lorry crashed into pedestrians in central Glasgow.

Essebsi wins Tunisia president vote 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:09:59 GMT 
    Beji Caid Essebsi is confirmed as winner of Tunisia's first free presidential poll, but critics say this marks the return of the old regime.

China investigates ex-leader's aide 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:59:49 GMT 
    China launches an investigation into former President Hu Jintao's top aide, state media report, after he is accused of "disciplinary violations".

New York mayor urges city to heal 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:46:05 GMT 
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has urged his city to heal and support the families of two police officers that were shot dead on Saturday.

Rouble rallies despite crisis warning 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:50:34 GMT 
    Russia's former finance minister warns the country is entering a "full blown economic crisis" and will enter recession next year.

Fifa holds secret talks with Blatter 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:55:08 GMT 
    Fifa president Sepp Blatter holds talks with executives as concerns grow over future direction of football's governing body.

Alstom to pay US $772m bribery fine 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:48:14 GMT 
    Alstom agree to pay $772m in criminal penalties to settle charges with the US Department of Justice.

Deadly twin bombings hit Nigeria 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:15:55 GMT 
    At least 26 people have been killed in bombings in two major cities in northern Nigeria, with commuters and shoppers targeted, witnesses say.
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