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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, his spokesman says. 
Carrick is England's best - Ferguson  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:39:42 GMT
 
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. 
IMF cuts blamed for Ebola spread  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:09:33 GMT
Spending cuts imposed by the International Monetary Fund may have contributed to the rapid spread of Ebola in West Africa, UK-based researchers say. 
S Korea holds cyber drill after hack  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:49:58 GMT
South Korea's nuclear plant operator is to conduct drills testing its ability to withstand a cyber-attack, after a data leak and threats from a hacker. 
Catalan leader probed over vote  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:34:52 GMT
Catalonia's President Artur Mas is placed under formal investigation for his role in the Spanish region's unofficial vote on independence. 
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. 
Two men charged with PC's murder  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:22:05 GMT
Two men are charged with the murder of off-duty Merseyside police constable Neil Doyle. 
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 19:24:06 GMT
A Cambridgeshire police officer who committed a series of rapes and child sex attacks is jailed for 14-and-a-half years.