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Fifa agrees to release Garcia report 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:37:06 GMT 
    Fifa changes its mind and agrees to publish a "legally appropriate version" of a disputed report into allegations of World Cup bidding corruption.


Eight children found dead in Cairns 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:15:53 GMT 
    Eight children are found dead at a house in Cairns, Australia, reportedly after a stabbing, while the mother of at least seven of them suffers stab wounds.


Mandy Rice-Davies dies aged 70 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:44:45 GMT 
    Former UK model Mandy Rice-Davies, one of the main figures in the 1960s Profumo affair, has died from cancer at the age of 70, her publicist says.


Kurds 'break IS mountain siege' 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:22:08 GMT 
    Kurdish forces in northern Iraq say they have broken Islamic State's siege of Mount Sinjar, claiming their biggest victory yet against the militants.


Kenya leader signs tough security law 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:29:51 GMT 
    Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signs into law a controversial anti-terror bill which sparked fighting between MPs in parliament on Thursday.


Birds 'fled day before US tornadoes' 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:21:28 GMT 
    Tracking data reveals that golden-winged warblers fled one day before the April 2014 US tornado outbreak, probably because they "heard it coming".


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.


Pakistan army 'kills 59 Taliban' 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:00:07 GMT 
    Pakistan's military says it has killed 59 Taliban militants in several operations, days after the Taliban massacre at a school in Peshawar.


Man crashes car into Spain party HQ 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:48:13 GMT 
    A ruined Spanish businessman drives a car carrying gas cylinders into the front of the governing Popular Party's headquarters in Madrid, police say.


Talks 'failed to save IS hostage' 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:59:52 GMT 
    Details emerge of an attempt to secure the release of kidnapped US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig before he was killed by Islamic State militants.


Pilot jailed over deadly China crash 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:09:05 GMT 
    A Chinese court has jailed a pilot for three years over a 2010 crash in Heilongjiang province that left 44 people dead.


New record for deepest fish 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:01:55 GMT 
    Fish are filmed more than 8,000m down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.


VIDEO: Girl hears Christmas for first time 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:29:47 GMT 
    It's almost Christmas, and Sula's new ear implants mean she will be able to hear carols and jingle bells this year.


VIDEO: Morricone on Clint Eastwood regret 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:44:17 GMT 
    Ennio Morricone talks to Will Gompertz about his career in music - and about why he regrets not composing for Clint Eastwood's films.


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  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:49:43 GMT 
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