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'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. 
Deadly twin bombings hit Nigeria  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:15:55 GMT
At least 26 people have been killed in bombings in two major cities in northern Nigeria, with commuters and shoppers targeted, witnesses say. 
Counting begins in Kashmir elections  Tue, 23 Dec 2014 04:02:34 GMT
Counting of votes begins in Indian-administered Kashmir, where PM Narendra Modi's BJP party is trying to win power for the first time. 
Spanish princess to face fraud trial  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:40:55 GMT
The Spanish king's sister, Princess Cristina, is to face a tax fraud trial over alleged links to her husband's dealings. 
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. 
Alstom to pay US $772m bribery fine  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:48:14 GMT
Alstom agree to pay $772m in criminal penalties to settle charges with the US Department of Justice. 
Fatal bin lorry crash investigated  Tue, 23 Dec 2014 05:06:32 GMT
Police investigate what caused a bin lorry to veer out of control in Glasgow's busy city centre, killing six and injuring eight others. 
Northern Ireland talks continuing  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:27:26 GMT
Talks between the Northern Ireland political parties are continuing at Stormont, with Tuesday morning set as a deadline for agreement. 
Council pothole repair cash listed  Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:10:59 GMT
The money allocated to local authorities in England to tackle potholes and improve local roads is announced by the Department for Transport. 
Tackle loneliness to 'shield' A&E  Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:46:49 GMT
NHS leaders warn loneliness could cause a major spike in emergency admissions 
Day in pictures: 22 December 2014  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:57:04 GMT
Images from around the world: 22 December 
Brighton Winter Solstice in pictures  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:59:19 GMT
Brighton's annual Burning the Clocks 
Week in pictures: 13-19 December 2014  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:42:43 GMT
News photo from around the world 
Picture power: Doused with milk  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:12:51 GMT
Treated for the effects of pepper spray