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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.

US probes $2m Uganda 'currency scam' 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:42:50 GMT 
    US authorities have arrested an American in Uganda for allegedly leading a large international counterfeiting ring.

Japan 'could preserve tsunami sites' 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:11:21 GMT 
    A panel in Japan puts forward a plan to protect four buildings damaged by the 2011 tsunami and earthquake, including a former elementary school.

EU leaders focus on investment boost 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:47:46 GMT 
    EU leaders begin a Brussels summit focusing on an ambitious investment plan for Europe and the bloc's strained ties with Russia.

Troops sent to Mexico vigilante town 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:13:14 GMT 
    Hundreds of federal security forces are on patrol in the western Mexican town of La Ruana after a deadly shootout between rival vigilante groups.

Dozens of Egyptian Islamists jailed 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:05:09 GMT 
    Dozens of Egyptian Islamists accused of torching churches and police stations after the ousting of former President Mohamed Morsi are jailed for up to 15 years.

Boston bombing suspect in court 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:51:13 GMT 
    Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appears in a US court for the first time since July 2013, ahead of his trial in January.

Three 'murders' part of abuse inquiry 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:10:29 GMT 
    Detectives are investigating three alleged murders as part of an inquiry into historical child abuse involving politicians and establishment figures, as they appeal for information about an apartment block in London.

Fugitive in light aircraft arrest 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:52:30 GMT 
    One of the UK's most wanted fugitives is arrested while attempting to return to Britain in a light aircraft.

Boris flight passenger admits assault 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:59:06 GMT 
    An airline passenger who was calmed down by Boris Johnson on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Heathrow admits assault and being drunk on an aircraft.

English council funds 'cut by 1.8%' 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:50:24 GMT 
    English councils will face an average cut of 1.8% in their overall spending power, the government says.

Your pictures of the year 2014 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:52:07 GMT 
    A selection of the best readers' photos

In pictures: US-Cuban relations 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:53:41 GMT 
    Story of Cuba's relationship with the US

Picture power: Under the dress 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:55:37 GMT 
    Actress America Ferrera red-faced

In pictures: Pakistan school attack aftermath 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:20:29 GMT 
    Families have begun burying their dead
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