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Air China buys 60 Boeing aircraft 
  Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:03:02 GMT 
    China's national carrier, Air China, is set to buy 60 Boeing 737 aircraft in a deal worth more than $6bn (£3.8bn).


Asia down despite Wall Street highs 
  Tue, 23 Dec 2014 02:07:33 GMT 
    Asian markets headed lower on Tuesday despite big gains on Wall Street, which closed at record highs overnight.


Jail over Silk Road bitcoin deals 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:53:10 GMT 
    Bitcoin trader Charlie Shrem has been sentenced to two years in jail for indirectly helping people swap cash for bitcoins on the Silk Road marketplace.


Hack causes 'damage' at steel works 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:01:52 GMT 
    A blast furnace at a German steel mill suffered "massive damage" following a cyber attack on the plant's network, says a report.


North Korea threatens US over Sony 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:54:02 GMT 
    North Korea threatens unspecified attacks on the US as it escalates a war of words over the Sony Pictures cyber-attacks.


Actress Billie Whitelaw dies aged 82 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:10:27 GMT 
    Acclaimed actress Billie Whitelaw, who starred on stage and screen and worked in close collaboration with Samuel Beckett, dies in London.


Scientists attack student exit plan 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:44:54 GMT 
    Home Secretary Theresa May's plan to expel foreign graduates draws criticism from the scientific community.


Big cat trade from Burma to China up 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:45:16 GMT 
    A new study suggests that the trade in parts of tigers and other wild cats from Myanmar into China is growing.


NHS to 'unlock secrets' using DNA 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:22:04 GMT 
    A new genetics project could help "unlock a series of secrets about devastating diseases" including cancer and rare genetic disorders, the NHS says.


Asthma inhalers 'not used properly' 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:00:55 GMT 
    Charities warn patients are not being taught how to use potentially life-saving asthma inhalers and allergy auto-injectors correctly.


Stoke City 0-2 Chelsea 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:11:03 GMT 


    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.
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