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VIP´s Arrive to View Mandela´s Body

December 11, 2013 4:25 am

Dignitaries and celebrities arrived to view the coffin of Nelson Mandela as the lying-in state for the former South African president began at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Wednesday (December 11). South African President Jacob Zuma was followed by Mandela's widow, Graca Machel, daughter Zindzi and various other family members and guests as they […]

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Daily Digit: Inditex Pre-Xmas Boost

December 11, 2013 4:25 am

No Christmas disappointments for the world's largest retailer. Sales at Zara-owner Inditex rose 10 percent in the first six weeks of the fourth quarter to 1.67 billion euros. After nine months of flat profit it was a welcome boost and suggests things may be picking up in Europe – particularly Spain where Inditex is based. […]

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Raw: President Obama Back in US

December 11, 2013 4:10 am

President Obama returned to the US on Wednesday morning. He had flown to South Africa for a memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela. (Dec. 11)

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Sign language interpreter at Mandela ceremony a ´fake´

December 11, 2013 3:30 am

The national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa says a man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela‘s memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a “fake.” Asked about the claim by The Associated Press, South Africa’s government said it is preparing a statement. Bruno Druchen says […]

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Is Greek Economy Finally Recovering?

December 11, 2013 3:24 am

There are signs that Greece's economy may have finally turned a corner. Mark Lowen reports.

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Protesters Camp Out in Thai Capital

December 11, 2013 3:24 am

Hundreds of anti-government protesters woke on Wednesday (December 11) after a night camping out on the streets near Government House, where Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's office is located, in Bangkok. On Tuesday (December 10), Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra pleaded for anti-government protesters to clear the streets after she called for snap elections to be […]

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No Apparent Casualties After an Attack Near Kabul Airport

December 11, 2013 3:24 am

A suicide bomber attacked a convoy of foreign troops near the international airport in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Wednesday (December 11), a military official said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties. Confirmation of the attack from the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) came soon after a Reuters witness reported a […]

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Apec Deal ´Very Limited´ – Analyst

December 11, 2013 2:24 am

A trade deal between the 12 Pacific Rim countries will be limited unless practical training can be given to workers who facilitate trade can take place, Apec's Alan Bollard says.

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Protesters Clash with Police

December 11, 2013 2:23 am

Police forces in the Ukrainian capital Kiev clashed with demonstrators early Wednesday as they tried to remove anti-government protesters from Independence Square. In bitterly cold conditions, black helmeted police pushed into the square – as demonstrators who have been camped out for weeks pushed back. The protests began last month after President Viktor Yanukovich decided […]

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UK Air Tax ´Highest in the World´

December 11, 2013 2:23 am

The percentage taken in taxes for airline flights has steadily increased – some hailing it as a useful environmental measure to deter unnecessary travel, others claiming it stifles the economy and prevents businesses from growing.

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