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French jobless total at new record 
  Wed, 24 Dec 2014 13:29:28 GMT 
    The number of people seeking work in France has risen to a record high, official figures show.


Italy steps in to save steel plant 
  Wed, 24 Dec 2014 17:28:55 GMT 
    The Italian government intervenes in the management of the Ilva steel plant, in an attempt to reform the beleaguered business.


Video games 'should be in Olympics' 
  Wed, 24 Dec 2014 12:46:12 GMT 
    Competitive video gaming - known as e-sports - should be included in the Olympic Games, the creator of World of Warcraft has told the BBC.


Uber sorry for Sydney siege prices 
  Wed, 24 Dec 2014 11:10:10 GMT 
    Taxi booking firm Uber has apologised for raising fare prices during a deadly cafe siege in Sydney last week, saying its decision was wrong.


Three e-cigarette TV adverts banned 
  Wed, 24 Dec 2014 06:44:15 GMT 
    Three television adverts for electronic cigarettes are banned, just weeks after a change in rules allowed people to be shown using them.


Sandler tops overpaid actor list 
  Wed, 24 Dec 2014 12:19:10 GMT 
    The comedian came ahead of Johnny Depp and Ben Stiller to pick up the honour.


Sun's sizzling X-rays photographed 
  Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:03:38 GMT 
    Nasa's "X-ray eye", designed to study distant galaxies and black holes, has turned its attention to our own star and snapped a remarkable portrait.


Scientists attack student exit plan 
  Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:56:48 GMT 
    Home Secretary Theresa May's plan to expel foreign graduates draws criticism from the scientific community.


Gay US blood donor ban 'should end' 
  Tue, 23 Dec 2014 19:26:21 GMT 
    Gay and bisexual men should no longer be banned from donating blood in the US, a key health body recommends.


Doctors warn of Loom bands danger 
  Thu, 25 Dec 2014 02:22:55 GMT 
    Doctors are warning parents to be vigilant after seeing a spate of young children with loom bands stuck up their noses.


Leaders kick off Boxing Day action 
  Thu, 25 Dec 2014 09:30:00 GMT 
    Chelsea meet West Ham at Stamford Bridge in the first of Boxing Day's 46 fixtures across England's top four divisions.


Aussies have mental edge - Hazlewood 
  Wed, 24 Dec 2014 15:32:16 GMT 
    Fast bowler Josh Hazlewood says Australia have a mental edge over India ahead of the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.


The day the Pintupi Nine entered the modern world 
  Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:27:22 GMT 
    In 1984 a group of Australian Aboriginal people living a traditional nomadic life were found deep in the heart of the Gibson desert.


The boat that landed on a roof and saved 59 people 
  Wed, 24 Dec 2014 00:58:57 GMT 
    When the tsunami swept through Banda Aceh in Indonesia 10 years ago, a family trapped on the top floor of a house were saved when a boat landed on the roof.


Hong Kong crash sparks money grab 
  Wed, 24 Dec 2014 14:51:07 GMT 
    Dozens of people pocket millions of Hong Kong dollars after a van crashes on a major road, spreading banknotes across the tarmac.
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