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Obama: US must fix 'unequal economy'

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 9:27pm
President Barack Obama calls for government action to remedy what he describes as profound income inequality and a lack of social mobility in the US.
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Q&A: Arundhati Roy on India editor 'sex case'

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 9:01pm
Arundhati Roy on the media 'hysteria' over editor sex case
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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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Qantas issues profit warning

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 8:30pm
Australian airline Qantas issues a profit warning, and says "immense challenges" mean 1,000 jobs must be shed.
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Greece's million unpaid workers

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 8:19pm
Meeting Greece's million unpaid workers
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Meet Burma's DIY oil drillers

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 8:01pm
Burmese field where people seek their fortune
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Close 'torture camps' N Korea urged

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 7:48pm
Amnesty International urges North Korea to close two political prisoner camps, where it says torture is rampant and execution commonplace.
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Not guilty plea in US teacher murder

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 7:42pm
A student in the US state of Massachusetts who is accused of killing his maths teacher pleads not guilty to murder, rape and robbery.
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Tense Thailand marks king's birthday

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 7:37pm
Thailand marks the 86th birthday of King Bhumibol, who is due to address the nation later, amid a truce after days of violent protests.
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VIDEO: Indian rape victims still face stigma

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 6:35pm
It's almost a year since the gang rape of a 23-year old Indian student on a bus in Delhi - an attack which caused outrage in the county.
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Is it ethical to block adverts online?

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 6:21pm
Is choosing to block online advertising ethical?
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Venezuela: Maduro fixes car prices

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 6:01pm
After legislating on the prices of electronics, toys and clothes, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro signs a decree controlling the prices of cars.
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Plan to increase pension age sooner

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:59pm
The government plans to bring forward the date when the state pension age is raised from 65 to 68, Chancellor George Osborne will announce later.
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Moody's says Spain economy improving

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:50pm
Ratings agency Moody's raises its outlook for Spain's economy from "negative" to "stable", saying that conditions are improving.
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Mexico radioactive material found

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:35pm
Radioactive medical material taken when a truck was stolen in Mexico has been found, but its condition remains unclear.
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Parts of UK wait for wind and floods

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:32pm
Large swathes of the UK are braced for a storm, bringing with it gale-force winds, possible travel disruption and the risk of coastal flooding.
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Osborne to make fresh spending cuts

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:13pm
George Osborne will announce a fresh round of spending cuts for Whitehall departments when he gives his Autumn Statement on Thursday.
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Sunderland 3-4 Chelsea

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:06pm
Eden Hazard scores two fine goals as Chelsea increase Sunderland's relegation fears in a seven-goal thriller.
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Arsenal 2-0 Hull City

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 3:57pm
Nicklas Bendtner's rare goal helps Arsenal sweep past Hull to maintain their lead at the Premier League summit.
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Rockwell painting in record sale

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 3:51pm
A Normal Rockwell painting sells for $46m (£28m) in New York, a new record for a piece of American art sold at auction.
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