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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.

AU troops killed in al-Shabab attack 
  Thu, 25 Dec 2014 21:28:31 GMT 
    African Union troops regain control of their base in the Somali capital Mogadishu after an al-Shabab attack that killed three peacekeepers.

Judge postpones Thai murder testimony 
  Fri, 26 Dec 2014 12:01:45 GMT 
    The judge in the trial of two Burmese men accused of the murder of two British tourists in Thailand postpones witness testimony until July.

Pope condemns religious persecution 
  Thu, 25 Dec 2014 12:19:29 GMT 
    Pope Francis delivers his traditional Christmas Day address, denouncing violence against religious and ethnic minorities - notably in Syria and Iraq.

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.

Father urges IS to free Jordan pilot 
  Thu, 25 Dec 2014 15:14:24 GMT 
    The father of a Jordanian pilot seized by Islamic State in Syria pleads with the militants to treat his son as a "guest" and release him.

St Louis shooting 'unlike Ferguson' 
  Thu, 25 Dec 2014 05:36:18 GMT 
    The mayor of the US suburb where a police officer shot dead a black teenager says the death cannot be compared to that of Michael Brown in Ferguson.

Snow falls amid weather warnings 
  Fri, 26 Dec 2014 16:55:30 GMT 
    Snow, sleet and rain fall in parts of the UK as forecasters say the weather could cause travel disruption.

Queen tops Christmas Day ratings 
  Fri, 26 Dec 2014 13:11:52 GMT 
    The Queen's Christmas Day broadcast, shared by the BBC and ITV, tops the TV ratings, with comedy Mrs Brown's Boys the most-watched show on a single channel.

Urgent talks call over City Link 
  Fri, 26 Dec 2014 16:47:54 GMT 
    A union demands "urgent talks" with ministers and administrators about the collapse of the UK parcel delivery service City Link.

Shoppers flock to Boxing Day sales 
  Fri, 26 Dec 2014 16:04:59 GMT 
    Shoppers across the UK descend on their High Street stores for the annual Boxing Day sales.

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

Picture power: The masked man 
  Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:10:43 GMT 
    Story behind a picture from Donetsk

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
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