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Pope sets up child abuse committee

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 7:05am
Pope Francis is to set up a Vatican committee to fight sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church and offer help to victims.
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Lethal storm spreads from Scotland

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 7:00am
A man dies as a storm hits Scotland and high winds spread south, with predicted flooding in eastern England prompting evacuations.
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ECB keeps rates at record low

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 6:53am
The European Central Bank keeps its benchmark interest rate at a record low of 0.25%, following its surprise cut from 0.5% in November.
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Ukraine protests blamed on cold weather

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 6:41am
Russian TV commentator suggests wintry conditions have sparked the pro-European Union street protests in Kiev.
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'Loyalists' attack CAR capital

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 5:54am
Heavy arms fire is heard in the capital of the Central African Republic hours before the UN votes on sending French peacekeepers to restore law and order.
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Change EU free movement rules - UK

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 4:41am
Britain wants to change the rules governing the free movement of people across the EU, Home Secretary Theresa May will tell European ministers.
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VIDEO: Former presidents back Ukraine rally

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 1:16am
Ukraine's three previous post-Soviet presidents have given their support to mass anti-government protesters.
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Renault-Dongfeng in $1.3bn venture

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 12:29am
China's government gives the go-ahead for a $1.3bn joint venture between French car maker Renault and state-owned Dongfeng.
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VIDEO: One million Greek workers unpaid

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 12:07am
Around one million workers in Greece are going unpaid - some for almost two years.
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VIDEO: Lampedusa dead in unnamed graves

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 11:56pm
Two months after one of the worst boat disasters off the shores of Europe in living memory, the families of many of the victims are still waiting to be allowed to give them a proper burial.
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Waiting for the dead of Lampedusa

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 8:42pm
The lonely graves of the victims of Lampedusa
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Greece's million unpaid workers

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 8:19pm
The million Greek workers who get no wages
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VIDEO: Could France head back into recession?

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 6:29pm
As the British economy enjoys some welcome growth, the picture across the English Channel is rather different.
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French MPs approve prostitution bill

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:38pm
France's parliament approves a bill that will impose a fine of at least 1,500 euros ($2,030) on anyone paying for sex.
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Ukraine ex-presidents back protests

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:08pm
Three ex-presidents of Ukraine give their support to mass anti-government protesters angered by the failure to sign a major deal with the EU.
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VIDEO: Landslide rips apart Italy roads

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 1:40pm
Heavy rains and floods cause a powerful landslide in the southern Italian town of Montescaglioso.
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Russian MPs in 'golden gun' fight

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 12:49pm
The dramatic fistfight inside Russia's parliament
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Five held following Bitcoin scams

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 10:41am
People accused of stealing bitcoins - a virtual currency - have been detained by police in two separate operations in China and Germany.
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EU moves to prevent migrant deaths

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 9:47am
The EU reveals plans to tighten patrols of its sea borders and do more to help asylum-seekers, two months after the Lampedusa boat tragedy.
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The Dutch men, 60, swapped at birth

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 7:53am
Two men, born in the Dutch city of Breda, and mistakenly swapped at birth meet after sixty years.
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