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Japan's 'solo' weddings 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:39:44 GMT 
    A travel agency in Japan has started organising bridal ceremonies for single women.


Suspension in SA 'renditions' case 
  Wed, 24 Dec 2014 18:39:15 GMT 
    A top South African policeman is suspended over allegations that he was involved in the illegal rendition of Zimbabweans.


Arrests in Sydney anti-terror raid 
  Wed, 24 Dec 2014 04:11:07 GMT 
    Counter-terrorism police in Sydney arrest two men, and charge one with possession of documents designed to facilitate a terrorist attack.


Ukraine peace talks in Minsk end 
  Wed, 24 Dec 2014 21:58:28 GMT 
    The latest round of Ukraine peace talks end in the Belarus capital Minsk with no indication of progress and uncertainty over when the next round will be.


US to pay freed Cuba prisoner $3.2m 
  Wed, 24 Dec 2014 16:13:29 GMT 
    American Alan Gross, freed last week after five years in a Cuban jail, is to receive $3.2m (£2m) from the US government.


Israel officials in corruption probe 
  Wed, 24 Dec 2014 15:43:04 GMT 
    Israeli police say they are investigating at least 30 public officials over alleged corruption, following a year-long inquiry.


Deadly storm strikes southern US 
  Wed, 24 Dec 2014 12:47:53 GMT 
    A severe storm brings a tornado, hail and lightning to parts of the southern United States, killing at least four people.


Lorry crash hospital girl 'improving' 
  Thu, 25 Dec 2014 11:07:50 GMT 
    The condition of a 14-year-old girl badly hurt in the Glasgow bin lorry crash improves, as four people remain in hospital.


Christmas 'not a fairytale' - Welby 
  Thu, 25 Dec 2014 11:18:24 GMT 
    Fairytale endings do not reflect the true spirit of the festive season, the Archbishop of Canterbury says in his Christmas Day sermon.


Pair arrested in PC death inquiry 
  Thu, 25 Dec 2014 11:16:27 GMT 
    A man and a woman are held on suspicion of assisting an offender by police investigating the death of Merseyside officer Neil Doyle.


Man charged with grandson's murder 
  Thu, 25 Dec 2014 00:00:50 GMT 
    The grandfather of a nine-year-old boy found dead in Lincoln is charged with his murder.


Day in pictures: 23 December 2014 
  Tue, 23 Dec 2014 12:40:13 GMT 
    Images from around the world: 23 December


Picture power: Abandoned on the border 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:29:40 GMT 
    A baby's cradle on the Syrian Turkish border


Brighton Winter Solstice in pictures 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:59:19 GMT 
    Brighton's annual Burning the Clocks


Day in pictures: 22 December 2014 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:57:04 GMT 
    Images from around the world: 22 December
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