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Carlisle in hospital after accident 
  Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:05:12 GMT 
    Clarke Carlisle, the ex-Professional Footballers' Association chairman, is in hospital after being involved in a collision with a lorry.


How 12 days of Christmas have become 12 pubs 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:19:56 GMT 
    Dublin's pubs are experiencing a new phenomenon - the 12 days of Christmas have turned into the 12 pubs of Christmas... visited all in one night.


Teaching winter to new US refugees 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:07:55 GMT 
    Thousands of refugees arrive in the US each year, and those who end up in chilly Minnesota have to learn about what to expect for their first winter.


Japan's 'solo' weddings 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:39:44 GMT 
    A travel agency in Japan has started organising bridal ceremonies for single women.


'Injured parrot' was Christmas hat 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:00:17 GMT 
    A woman is left "mortified" after calling in the Scottish SPCA to rescue an injured parrot that turned out to be a Christmas hat.


IMF cuts blamed for Ebola spread 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:09:33 GMT 
    Spending cuts imposed by the International Monetary Fund may have contributed to the rapid spread of Ebola in West Africa, UK-based researchers say.


S Korea holds cyber drill after hack 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:49:58 GMT 
    South Korea's nuclear plant operator is to conduct drills testing its ability to withstand a cyber-attack, after a data leak and threats from a hacker.


Spanish princess to face fraud trial 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:40:55 GMT 
    The Spanish king's sister, Princess Cristina, is to face a tax fraud trial over alleged links to her husband's dealings.


Argentine town bans beauty contests 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:50:23 GMT 
    A town in Argentina becomes the first in the country to ban beauty queen competitions in its traditional festivities, arguing they are sexist.


Oil price fall 'not Opec's fault' 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:54:12 GMT 
    Oil-rich Gulf states vow not to cut crude production, blaming speculators and producers outside the Opec group for falling prices.


Muhammad Ali is 'vastly improved' 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:39:37 GMT 
    The condition of boxing legend Muhammad Ali has "vastly improved" since he was taken to hospital with pneumonia on Saturday, his spokesman says.


Fatal bin lorry crash investigated 
  Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:03:36 GMT 
    Detailed investigations at the scene of a fatal bin lorry crash in Glasgow are due to resume at first light, police say.


Northern Ireland talks continuing 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:27:26 GMT 
    Talks between the Northern Ireland political parties are continuing at Stormont, with Tuesday morning set as a deadline for agreement.


Council pothole repair cash listed 
  Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:10:59 GMT 
    The money allocated to local authorities in England to tackle potholes and improve local roads is announced by the Department for Transport.


E-readers 'damage sleep and health' 
  Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:45:44 GMT 
    If you curl up under the duvet with an ebook for a bedtime read then you are damaging your sleep and maybe your health, US doctors have warned.
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