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Icebreaker Aurora Australis en route to Australia with passengers from icebound … – NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.auAN AUSTRALIAN icebreaker carrying 52 passengers who were retrieved from an icebound ship in the Antarctic resumed its journey home, leaving behind another two icebreakers trapped in pack ice. The Aurora Australis will continue its interrupted resupply …Rescued Antarctic passengers resume journey homeUSA TODAYChina Icebreaker Now Trapped in AntarcticWall Street JournalAfter Antarctic Drama, Chinese Rescue […]

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Rwandan Fugitive Dies in SA Hotel – AllAfrica.com

AllAfrica.comPatrick Karegeya, who has been living as a fugitive from Rwandan justice for the last six years following an international arrest warrant, was on January 1 found dead in Michelangelo Towers, an upmarket hotel in the Johannesburg suburb of Sandton in South …Murder Probe Launched After Former Rwandan Official Found DeadWall Street JournalRwandan leader accused […]

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Beirut car bomb: Sunni payback for Hezbollah’s help to Assad? – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorA car bomb ripped through the southern suburbs of Beirut today, killing at least five people in what appeared to be the latest blowback from the civil war in neighboring Syria. Skip to next paragraph …Blast in Hezbollah-Run Area of Beirut Kills 5ABC NewsBlast in Hezbollah Stronghold Highlights Lebanon DivisionsBloombergExplosion kills three in […]

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N Korean leader Kim Jong-un hails execution of uncle – BBC News

BBC NewsNorth Korean leader Kim Jong-un has spoken of the “elimination of factionalist filth” in his first public reference to the execution of his once-powerful uncle last month. In a new year message broadcast on state TV, he said “resolute action” had strengthened …North Korea’s Kim Boasts of Unity Following Leadership PurgeVoice of AmericaNorth Korea: […]

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Box office Top theatrical releases for Dec. 27-29. (All are in millions of dollars.) – Tulsa World

Tulsa WorldThis image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Martin Freeman, left, and John Callen in a scene from “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” Harvey and Bob Weinstein have sued Warner Bros.’ New Line Cinema claiming they’re owned a share of the …Box Office: The Hobbit Continues to Dominate; 47 Ronin BombsTV GuideBox Office: […]

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Dangerous new strategic reality taking shape around Israel – Haaretz

HaaretzEven though Israel’s military believes Sunni jihadists could be behind Sunday’s rocket attack, Netanyahu blames Hezbollah. By Amos Harel | Dec. 30, 2013 | 1:15 AM. Tweet. Mobile artillery on the Israel-Lebanon border, Dec. 29, 2013. Photo by Reuters.Israel hits back after rockets fired from LebanonPakistan Daily TimesIsraeli artillery strikes Lebanon following rocket fireXinhuaArmy finds […]

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Wolf of Wall Street Victim to Filmmakers: ‘You People are Dangerous’ – Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterIn an open letter to Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio, the daughter of an associate of Jordan Belfort calls the film about the convicted fraudster “a reckless attempt at continuing to pretend that these sorts of schemes are entertaining.” The Wolf of Wall …Scorsese & the Triumph of GreedPaste Magazine‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ […]

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Texas Bowl Preview: Minnesota vs. Syracuse – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTexas Bowl in Houston | Minnesota (8-4) vs. Syracuse (6-6). Time/TV: 6 p.m. ET/ESPN. Surface: Artificial. Glantz-Culver line: Minnesota by 4. Sagarin difference: Minnesota by 3.27. Bowl records: Syracuse 14-9-1, Minnesota 5-10. Series: Minnesota leads 3-1 …Texas Bowl preview: Gophers vs. SyracuseFOXSports.com2013 Texas Bowl viewing guide: Syracuse vs. Minnesota TV time and moreSB NationMINNESOTA […]

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China celebrates Mao’s birthday, but events scaled back – Reuters

ReutersBEIJING (Reuters) – China celebrated the 120th birthday of Mao Zedong, the founder of modern China, on Thursday, but with scaled-back festivities as President Xi Jinping embarks on broad economic reforms that have unsettled leftists. Mao has become a …The man who photographs Mao statuesBBC NewsChina marks Mao’s 120th birthday as tensions over his legacy […]

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Russia drops charges against Greenpeace Arctic crew – BBC News

BBC NewsRussia is in the process of dropping charges against the remaining 29 Greenpeace crew members who were detained in the Russian Arctic. Around 20 have been processed, with more expected later as part of an amnesty passed by Russia’s parliament.Russia drops charges against ‘Arctic 30’, Greenpeace saysTelegraph.co.ukRussia begins closing cases against Greenpeace Arctic 30 […]

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Gazan killed by IDF was collecting scrap – not damaging border fence, says brother – Haaretz

HaaretzLast Friday, Israel Defense Forces soldiers killed Oudeh Hamad, a resident of Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip. Hamad’s brother Radaad was injured. Statements made to the media indicated that the two brothers were attempting to damage the security …Israeli civilian, Palestinian girl killed in Gaza flare-upReutersKilling and Retaliation at Gaza-Israel Border Continue Violent […]

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Storms move on, leave cold behind – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Thousands of Ontario residents made do without power Monday in the aftermath of storms that toppled trees and brought down power lines. Meanwhile, residents in the upper Midwest prepared for bitter cold wind chills. More than 300,000 customers …North America storms spell cold, dark Christmas for manyBBC NewsToronto hydro updateCBC.caToronto Storm Keeps Some […]

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British Airways’ Plane Clips S Africa Airport Building – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalJOHANNESBURG—South African aviation authorities said Monday that four airport employees were slightly injured after a British Airways’ aircraft heading to London turned onto the wrong runway, causing it to clip a building at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo …British Airways 747’s Wing Slices Into Johannesburg Building (1)BusinessweekPassenger: BA plane accident ‘bizarre’BBC NewsAnalysis: the danger was […]

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Dozens Are Killed in Syrian Violence, Even as Peace Talks Approach – New York Times

New York TimesBEIRUT, Lebanon — At least 25 people were killed in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday, antigovernment activists reported, in the eighth straight day of intense government bombardment of rebel-held areas there, while a suicide car bombing that …Syrian helicopter bomb raids kill 42 in Aleppo: monitorsReutersSyrian aircraft bombards Aleppo neighbourhood […]

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Recap: Detroit vs. Houston – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comAuburn Hills, MI (SportsNetwork.com) – Dwight Howard had a season-high 35 points and collected 19 rebounds as the Houston Rockets topped the Detroit Pistons, 114-97, from The Palace Of Auburn Hills. Howard’s monster performance was in large part due …Too Much DwightNBA.comDwight Howard-led Rockets dominate PistonsThe Detroit NewsPatrick Beverley injury: Rockets guard fractures handSB NationCSN […]

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Spanish government backs tough abortion laws – The Independent

The IndependentThe Spanish conservative government has backed proposals that would create a tougher abortion law, giving doctors the right to refuse to perform a termination on reasons of conscience. The bill would only allow a pregnancy to be terminated in the case of …Spain government approves new abortion lawTimes of IndiaSpanish gov’t approves strict new […]

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‘Duck Dynasty’ star Phil Robertson critical of gays in 2010 speech – Reuters

ReutersLOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Duck Dynasty” reality TV personality Phil Robertson, who has been suspended from the hit show for making comments condemning homosexuality, made similar remarks in a religious speech given two years before the series …‘Duck Dynasty’: A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too muchLos Angeles TimesNetwork quiet amid petitions calling for […]

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Ex-tycoon Khodorkovsky released from prison – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a decree pardoning jailed tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the man who has been described as his archrival. Khodorkovsky has spent the past 10 years in prison on charges of tax evasion …Putin Signs Decree Pardoning KhodorkovskyTIMEMoscow residents react to news of Khodorkovsky pardonBBC NewsRussia to […]

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‘Her,’ Directed by Spike Jonze – New York Times

New York TimesShe sounds like the girl next door — young, friendly, eager. For Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), the poetically melancholic hero in “Her,” Spike Jonze’s exquisite new movie, that voice (Scarlett Johansson) is a lifeline to the world, which he has …Review: Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’ shows love’s perils — in any formLos Angeles TimesActor […]