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Breaking news:
Former Afren executives agree to pay $20m after threat of legal action
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Abandoned migrant ship being towed to Italy
The Blue Sky M cargo ship, carrying an estimated 900 migrants, at Gallipoli harbour, southern Italy
Sierra Leone-flagged vessel with 450 passengers is second in four days to be abandoned by traffickers in rough seas
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Smugglers draw from pool of merchant shipping
Prince named in teenage sex lawsuit
Prince Andrew
US court paper alleges banker Jeffrey Epstein loaned woman out as 'sex slave' to powerful men, including Prince Andrew
'Superman' ecstasy linked to deaths
Ecstasy pill
Police offer temporary amnesty to anyone who comes forward with tablets featuring 'S' emblem after four deaths
Cameron defends rail fare rises
Rail ticket machines
UK seeing biggest investment in railways since Victorian times, says PM, as figures show Britons pay more than Europeans
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Commuters hit by rush-hour chaos
Britons 'spend more on rail than Europeans'
Skin cancer drug set for clinical trials
Sunburn
Lab tests suggest panRAF inhibitor may be effective in melanoma patients no longer responding to existing treatments
Two-thirds of cancers 'are bad luck'
Egypt warned Amal Clooney of arrest
Amal Clooney
Human rights barrister threatened by authorities after exposing same flaws in judicial system that later led to conviction of al-Jazeera journalists
US launches 23 air strikes against Isis
An Isis supporter waves a flag in Raqqa, 29 June 2014.
Isis vehicles and buildings said to be destroyed as latest strikes in Iraq and Syria add to dozens already this week
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Rain and ice forecast for weekend
Pony in the snow
Met Office warns of ice in Scotland and predicts rain and snow on high ground in England and Wales as UK returns to work
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Weather view: your December pictures
'Deborah' from Pulp song dies at 51
Deborah Bone with Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker.
Mental health worker Deborah Bone, who inspired Pulp's Disco 2000, had cancer
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More AirAsia bodies pulled from sea
Indonesian divers inspect their equipment on a national search and rescue agency ship during a searc
Ships from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and the US have most successful day so far on Friday in recovery operation
Princess in appeal against tax charges
Princess Cristina of Spain
Princess Cristina of Spain is first member of royal family ordered to stand trial since monarchy was restored in 1975
PM to host London talks with Merkel
David Cameron and Angela Merkel
German chancellor will discuss issues including Ukraine crisis and European economy – and visit British Museum Germany exhibition
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Sony hackers may still have access
A computer screen showing The Interview available for download.
News report says investigators are unable to confirm eradication of those responsible for cyber-attack linked to The Interview
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Sony offers discounts after PlayStation hack
Senator Harry Reid breaks ribs in fall
FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2014 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Reid was hospitalized after suffering an injury while exercising in his Nevada home. His office says Reid broke a number of ribs and bones in his face. The injury occurred when a piece of equipment Reid was using to exercise broke, causing the senator to fall. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Democratic Senate minority leader was exercising in Nevada home when equipment broke, causing him to fall
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Cameron campaign cites deficit claim
The Conservative campaign poster to be launched by David Cameron in Yorkshire
Poster claiming Conservatives have halved the deficit is called into question as parties prepare to battle for voters
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Tories use country road to drive message home
Analysis: Tories' message in middle of road
Inquiries into two UK plane incidents
A plane was blown off the runway at Stornoway airport on the Isle of Lewis
One plane landed safely after an engine fire at Southend airport, while in Stornoway a plane veered off the runway
Man wins Facebook defamation case
Facebook wants you to prune your news feed if you're bored by some updates.
Australian court awards a teacher $12,500 after his former partner was found to be unable to prove domestic violence allegations
ECB boss hints at stimulus move
Mario Draghi
Mario Draghi's comments send euro to lowest level against dollar since June 2010
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Latest business developments
UK manufacturing growth slows to three-month low
Mortgage approvals hit autumn low
Mortgage approvals down
Property market suffers autumn slowdown as Bank of England figures show dip after summer recovery
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Mortgage war reaches new intensity
Call to cap private rent rises at level of inflation
Bono: I may never play guitar again
Bono and, left, Adam Clayton
U2 frontman says his recovery from a serious bike accident in New York, has been more difficult than expected
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Books in 2015
The essential literary calendar
Review literary calendar 2015
Editors' picks
 Yotam Ottolenghi's baby squid with rice cakes and green peppercorns
Yotam Ottolenghi's fish and spice
Shake off the excesses of the Xmas holidays with fish, coconut, spices and citrus
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Carrot, beetroot, apple and sorrel juice recipe
Thomasina Miers' winter soup recipes
Wine: small bottles hit the big time
A Parisian vision for London
 Quinlan and Francis Terry
Architects spearheading a fight against wave of skyscraper construction in UK capital
Queen toppled in Christmas ratings
Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas Special 2014
Consolidated viewing figures show BBC1 comedy Mrs Brown's Boys grabbed more than 34% of Christmas Day audience
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'I chose to amputate my leg'
Experience: amputate leg
Erez Avramov: 'The hospital wanted to throw away the leg, which seemed disrespectful after 40 years together; I wanted it cremated'
 My boyfriend has left me and I feel broken. What can I do? 
Ask Molly Ringwald
Molly Ringwald
Traditional watchmakers 'turn tech'
Montblanc e-strap
Smartwatches are no longer just the domain of tech companies as watchmakers from Montblanc to Swatch enter the market
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'Sorry, you can't detox your body'
Fenland celery
Diet and exercise is the only way to get healthy. But which of the latest fad regimes can really make a difference? We look at the facts
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Manchester fireworks halted by tram
Fireworks
Revellers have to wait until four minutes past midnight to celebrate arrival of 2015 after tram pulls into firework zone
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Johann Hari interview
'When you harm people, you should shut up'
Johann Hari
Bus hack
When's the No 8?
Bus stop
Hoverboards
Where are they?
Michael J Fox with hoverboard in Back to the Future II
Magna Carta
800 years on
King John Magna Carta
Lip balm
Are you addicted?
Sali Hughes lip balm
James Corden
US TV role
Ian Birrell
A Tory-Labour unity coalition may be the only way forward after 7 May
The detectorist
Golden moments
A man using a metal detector
PJ Harvey
Public record
Caroline Lucas
Fare rises show why British railways should be renationalised
Around the world
Photo highlights
Border collie
Bollywood film
Hindu backlash
Aamir Khan and co-star Anushka Sharma in PK
City Link worker
'I had kids' gifts'
City Link
Elvis Presley
Planes to be sold
Fleetwood Mac
Swansong tour
So 2014
Fashion quiz
Fashion Quiz
Peter York
Authenticity is now a vacuous concept: just look at Nigel Farage and Oprah
Peter Carey
Your questions
Working mothers
Taking time out
Lollipop sign
Homelessness
Airport attraction
Homeless Valentin Giorgiev at Adolfo Suarez Barajas airport's terminal four in Madrid
Esio Trot
'Dench sparkles'
CES 2015
What to expect
Google self-driving car 
Deborah Orr
The tale of a constipated goldfish has raised my hopes for 2015
Born in the USA
$200,000 bill?
A newborn baby
A new media age
Virtues of Vice
Vice media London office
2015: year of ...
Kick-ass women?
Queen Elsa in Frozen
Cartoon
First Dog on the Moon 02.01.15
First Dog on the Moon
'Gerrard, the best player in my career'
Gerárd Houllier and Steven Gerrard
Gérard Houllier: When I first saw Steven Gerrard at 17, I knew there was something special about him. He was just class
Gerrard: leaving is toughest decision of my life
Daniel Taylor: Gerrard makes right call
How Twitter reacted to news of Gerrard's exit
As it happened: all the reaction to the news
Huth could face FA action for tweets
Stoke City's Robert Huth.
Football: Stoke defender responds to account which posts sexual images of individuals and asks users to guess their gender
FA Cup third round: 10 ties to watch out for
Pulis: 'it's going to be really, really difficult'
Bennett fired up by Wimbledon's past FA Cup glories
Jonathan Wilson on the transfer window
 The art of goalscoring will never be buried by blizzard of stats  
Barney Ronay
Murray trounces Nadal in Abu Dhabi
Andy Murray
Tennis: Andy Murray made a statement for 2015 with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Rafael Nadal in an exhibition in Abu Dhabi
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F1: Mercedes keep tabs on Alonso
Music streaming
The industry's future, or its nightmare?
Taylor Swift's RED Tour 
Guardian appeal
Supporting mental health charities
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Alan Rusbridger: Helping to challenge stigma and create more positive attitudes towards mental illness is the theme of this year's appeal
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Mental health: five things that need to change
Mental health: why food matters
Rosemary Shrager, TV chef
Mental health charity CoolTan Arts' patron Rosemary Shrager and members of their cooking club tell us why food matters and share their recipes
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'Cannabis and mental health'
Guardian readers raise £300,000
Don't stop believing you can find work
How Samaritans reach out to people in distress
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Thai new year: elephant water fight
Elephants spray water in Ayutthaya, Thailand 
Elephants spray water over tourists and residents in Ayutthaya, marking first day of Thai new year
Can an IV drip cure a hangover?
IV Hangover Cure
Adam Gabbatt tests out the service after a night on the town
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The year ahead
 Clockwise: The Avengers: Age of Ultron; The Theory of Everything; White God; Still Alice.
Films of 2015: they're worth the wait
Don't spoil next year's great movies by gorging on trailers and teasers, says Xan Brooks
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150 unmissable arts events for 2015
Where to celebrate the year's big anniversaries
Highlights of the 2015 calendar
Ukip and Greens will squeeze big two
Ukip leader Nigel Farage at polling station
Rowena Mason: The small parties will fight for coastal seats and urban liberal votes with unpredictable results
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Austerity will bite harder in 2015
NHS emergency care on wobbly legs
The Middle East in 2015
Fashion icons setting trends for 2015
Leandra Medine
New year, new you! To help you with makeover inspiration, here are some of the stars whose style we'll be chanelling in 2015
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How to have a high-brow 2015 in fashion
Old media struggle to understand web superstars
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New Year's Day swims
From a superwoman to Charlie Chaplin, thousands make waves around the world in bracing annual swims
Off-piste: a history of skiwear
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 Lake Oberon in Tasmania, a popular trekking spot in Australia
Great treks around the world: your tips
Trekking through forests, mountains and other great wildernesses, tell us all about your favourite trek
Share your art: outer space
Eagle Nebula
Space is the theme that will kick off 2015 and, after delighting in your nostalgia artworks and pencil drawings, we're excited to see where you will go with it
Share your commuter experiences
Passengers stand on a train at Clapham Junction on January 2, 2015 in London, England. Increased rail fares averaging 2.5% come into effect today
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