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Stem cell scandal scientist resigns 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:27:15 GMT 
    A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned.


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.


Brighton manager Hyypia resigns 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:45:14 GMT 
    Sami Hyypia resigns as manager of Championship strugglers Brighton after one win in 18 league games.


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.


China to send troops to South Sudan 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:42:44 GMT 
    China says 700 troops are ready to be deployed to South Sudan to bolster a UN peacekeeping force in the world's newest state.


Pakistan arrests over school attack 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:45:44 GMT 
    Pakistan's interior minister says police have arrested several suspects in connection with last week's massacre at a school in Peshawar.


Driver attacks French pedestrians 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:59:31 GMT 
    A driver shouting the Islamic phrase "God is great" in Arabic runs down pedestrians in the French city of Dijon, injuring 11, French media say.


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 ill with pneumonia 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 05:19:30 GMT 
    Former three-time heavyweight champion boxer Muhammad Ali has been taken to hospital with a mild case of pneumonia, his spokesman says.


Child abuse inquiry overhaul urged 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:38:27 GMT 
    Dozens of child abuse survivors urge the government to scrap an inquiry into historical abuse and replace it with a more powerful body.


Child sex abuse police officer jailed 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:00:19 GMT 
    A Cambridgeshire police officer who committed a series of rapes and child sex attacks is jailed for 14-and-a-half years.
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