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VIDEO: E-tolls lead to South Africa traffic jams

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 3:13pm
South Africa's contentious road toll system has opened around Johannesburg, with huge traffic jams as motorists flock to use alternative routes.
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US 'Cyber Monday' sales up 16%

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 2:36pm
US shoppers spend a record $2.29bn (£1.4bn) on so called 'Cyber Monday', a day of heavy discounting online, with significantly more purchases coming from mobile devices.
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Brazil grounds to miss Fifa deadline

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 2:29pm
Three World Cup stadiums are set to miss Fifa's completion deadline of 31 December, the governing body announces.
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NY train crash driver 'in a daze'

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 1:47pm
The driver of a New York commuter train that derailed, killing four, reportedly told officials he was in "a daze" moments before the crash.
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Brazil indigenous leader murdered

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 1:24pm
A Brazilian indigenous leader who starred in the land struggle film Birdwatchers has been murdered during a row with other tribe members.
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VIDEO: Ballet acid attack culprits jailed

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 1:19pm
A former Bolshoi ballet dancer has been sentenced to six years in jail for his role in an acid attack on the company's artistic director.
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Americans see US in decline - survey

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 1:07pm
For the first time in 40 years, a majority of Americans say the US plays a less important and powerful role in the world than it did a decade ago.
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Nato condemns Ukraine crackdown

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 1:06pm
Nato foreign ministers meeting in Brussels condemn the use of "excessive force" against pro-European protesters in Ukraine.
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Obama to tout healthcare reboot

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:24pm
US President Barack Obama attempts to rally support for his healthcare law and stem a wave of bad publicity over his flagship domestic achievement.
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Irish police colluded in IRA murders

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:24pm
Irish police colluded in the IRA murders of two senior Northern Ireland police officers, an inquiry has found.
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Judge reveals HTC One replacement

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:19pm
A High Court judge appears to have revealed when HTC will release the successor to its flagship One handset in a ruling about a patent dispute with Nokia.
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Microsoft designs stress-busting bra

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:15pm
Researchers have come up with a novel piece of wearable tech - a bra that can alert the wearer to their stress levels.
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Searching for the real Don Bradman

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:12pm
Searching for the real Don Bradman
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China laureate's wife 'depressed'

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:10pm
Concern is growing for the mental health of Liu Xia, the wife of jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo.
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Read named world player of the year

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 11:58am
New Zealand's Kieran Read is named world player of the year as the All Blacks dominate the IRB awards.
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Attacks across Iraq leave 20 dead

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 11:44am
At least 20 people have been killed in violence across Iraq, officials say, including a suicide bomb attack on a government compound in Tarmiya.
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England draw pot could change

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 11:01am
England are in a pot of unseeded European countries for Friday's World Cup draw but could still move.
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BP gets UK government help over ban

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 10:58am
The UK government intervenes in support of BP over a US ban on the oil major bidding for new federal contracts.
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Four guilty of couple's manslaughter

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 10:57am
Four brothers who said they were trying to drive away a man who had sexually abused one of them, are found guilty of the manslaughter of the man and his girlfriend.
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Doctor Who beats Olympics on iPlayer

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 10:56am
The 50th anniversary Doctor Who special sets a new iPlayer record for the most requests in 24 hours, beating the Olympic opening ceremony.
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