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Helsinki 'lacks luxury hotels' 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:36:34 GMT 
    Finnish capital loses out on chance to host music awards show, because there aren't enough swanky hotels for stars.


Kenya blogger on president slur charge 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:31:50 GMT 
    A popular and controversial Kenyan blogger is charged with undermining the presidency, following a tweet he posted earlier this week.


Sydney academic resigns over emails 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:41:53 GMT 
    An Australian professor and government education advisor, Barry Spurr, resigns from the University of Sydney for sending racist emails.


Russia plans new action over rouble 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:32:12 GMT 
    Russia says it is planning new measures to stabilise the rouble after its slump against the dollar.


Mexico vigilantes in deadly clash 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:18:00 GMT 
    At least 11 people are killed in a shoot-out between rival vigilante groups in the western Mexican state of Michoacan.


UK army murder claims 'were lies' 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:57:40 GMT 
    Allegations of murder and torture made against British soldiers by Iraqi detainees after a 2004 battle were "deliberate lies", the Al-Sweady Inquiry rules.


Six-time 'killer' found dead in woods 
  Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:20:36 GMT 
    A body has been found in Pennsylvania woodland by police searching for a man suspected of killing six people in a shooting rampage.


Royal Mail sale '£180m underpriced' 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:29:01 GMT 
    The government made £180m less from the sale of Royal Mail than it could have, and the process of privatising state assets should be reformed, says new report.


Police admit 'failure' over Savile 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:47:49 GMT 
    Opportunities to prosecute Jimmy Savile and a former mayor of Scarborough for child sex abuse were missed due to police "organisational failure".


UK using less energy, report finds 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:38:26 GMT 
    People in the UK are using less energy, even though the economy is growing, new figures confirm.


Councils braced for funding cuts 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:58:34 GMT 
    Councils in England are to learn later how much money they will have to spend on local services such as waste collection and road maintenance in 2015-16.


Day in pictures: 16 December 2014 
  Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:41:30 GMT 
    Images from around the world: 16 December


In pictures: Peshawar school attack 
  Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:48:19 GMT 
    Taliban gunmen open fire on school in Peshawar


Day in pictures: 15 December 2014 
  Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:44:13 GMT 
    News images from around the world: 15 December


In pictures: Sydney siege 
  Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:53:06 GMT 
    Armed police seal off an area around a cafe
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