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VIDEO: Stuck Antarctic ship awaiting rescue

Fri, 2013-12-27 13:56
A rescue mission is underway in Antarctica to reach a group of scientists and tourists, whose ship has been trapped in dense pack ice since Tuesday.

Power cuts after severe weather

Fri, 2013-12-27 13:09
Around 1,300 customers may remain without electricity overnight, ferry crossings have been cancelled, and roads are blocked by fallen trees after a day of strong winds and heavy rain.

Beirut blast kills Sunni politician

Fri, 2013-12-27 13:01
Top Sunni Lebanese ex-minister Mohamad Chatah, a staunch critic of Syria's government and its Hezbollah backers, is killed in a bomb blast.

Freed Greenpeace activists back home

Fri, 2013-12-27 11:35
Five British Greenpeace activists, held in Russia for 100 days, are reunited with loved ones after being granted an amnesty from protest charges.

US and Canada outage misery persists

Fri, 2013-12-27 11:31
More than 130,000 householders in parts of the US and Canada still have no electricity supply, after last weekend's ice storm.

Locked-in footballer given ovation

Fri, 2013-12-27 11:25
Former footballer Gary Parkinson receives a standing ovation from fans while attending his first game since being diagnosed with locked-in syndrome.

Zim envoy to Australia 'defects'

Fri, 2013-12-27 10:45
The Zimbabwean ambassador to Australia has claimed asylum, branding President Robert Mugabe's government "illegitimate", local media report.

FA asks Rodgers to explain comments

Fri, 2013-12-27 10:32
The Football Association contacts Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers asking him to explain criticism of referee Lee Mason.

NSA surveillance lawful, judge says

Fri, 2013-12-27 10:23
A US federal judge rules that mass government surveillance of the phone network is legal, a week after another court found the opposite.

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