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UN begins distributing fuel to counter Gaza crisis

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The United Nations on Thursday began distributing fuel in Gaza to keep critical infrastructure running as fears of a health crisis grow over accumulating rubbish and sewage, an official said. "Fuel is actually coming in, as of today, through the Kerem…
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EU suspends SAfrica citrus fruit imports

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The European Commission on Thursday suspended imports of citrus fruits from South Africa -- which accounts for about a third the EU's total -- on concerns 'black spot' disease could infect local crops. Citrus black spot is a fungal disease which lives…
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Man jailed for 40 years for slaying Chinese family in Britain

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A businessman who butchered a Chinese family of four to death in a savage revenge attack was sentenced Thursday to at least 40 years in jail. Du Anxiang, 54, was sentenced to life with a four-decade minimum term at Northampton Crown Court in central…
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15 people were killed as Iraq struggles to stem unrest

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Attacks in Iraq on Thursday killed 15 people as a senior police officer escaped assassination, the latest in a surge of violence nationwide that authorities have failed to stem. The bloodshed, in which more than 6,000 people have been killed this year…
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Russian court releases last Greenpeace activist on bail

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A Russian court on Thursday ordered to release on bail the last of 30 Greenpeace crew members who had been held in detention since their September protest against Arctic oil drilling. "Excellent news! Colin Russell from Australia is granted bail," the…
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Loans to eurozone businesses drop sharply: ECB

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A sharp contraction in lending to businesses in the eurozone coupled with slowing money supply growth suggests the region's fight against deflation may not be over, analysts said Thursday. Regular monthly data compiled by the European Central Bank showed…
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German jobs miracle ‘could be running out of steam’

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Germany's unemployment rate was steady in November, but the country's much lauded "jobs miracle" could be running out of steam, analysts said Thursday. While Germany's jobless rate -- the proportion of people out of work compared with the working population…
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UN atomic agency invited to visit Iran’s Arak site on Dec 8

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The UN atomic watchdog said Thursday that Iran has invited it to visit the heavy water production plant at its Arak site on December 8, for the first time since August 2011. "I can inform the board that we have received an invitation from Iran to visit…
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Lord West Speaks on Snowden at the Security in Challenging Environments Week

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LONDON, November 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Evolving nature of security threats globally The Rt. Hon. Baron West of Spithead, Former Minister for Security and First Sea Lord, spoke last month to a captive audience at the Security in Challenging Environments…
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Labatt Breweries signs up to support the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™

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© Getty Images FIFA and the National Organising Committee are pleased to announce a sponsorship agreement with Labatt Breweries of Canada. Labatt is the second National Supporter of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™. The agreement provides Labatt with extensive marketing rights within Canada for the next edition of the flagship tournament in women’s…

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