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Italy ferry deaths rise to seven 
  Mon, 29 Dec 2014 15:12:51 GMT 
    The death toll following a fire on the Norman Atlantic ferry off Corfu rises to seven, as all remaining passengers and crew are evacuated.

AirAsia plane 'at bottom of sea' 
  Mon, 29 Dec 2014 16:08:48 GMT 
    The search for AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501 ends for a second day, after a senior official says the plane is probably at the bottom of the sea.

Greek MPs' vote triggers snap poll 
  Mon, 29 Dec 2014 15:23:42 GMT 
    Greek MPs reject a presidential candidate named by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, triggering a snap general election to be held in January.

Virgin jet makes emergency landing 
  Mon, 29 Dec 2014 16:26:39 GMT 
    A Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 airliner lands safely at London's Gatwick Airport after a "technical issue" with part of its landing gear.

Russia shows first sign of recession 
  Mon, 29 Dec 2014 11:17:33 GMT 
    Russia's economy contracts for the first time in five years as President Putin moves to protect the country's banks.

Fingerprint 'cloned from photos' 
  Mon, 29 Dec 2014 12:43:44 GMT 
    Hacker Jan Krissler claims to have replicated the fingerprint of a German politician using standard photographs taken at an event.

Mumbai attack 'leader' wins appeal 
  Mon, 29 Dec 2014 12:29:50 GMT 
    The alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai militant attacks wins an appeal against his detention in Pakistan, paving the way for his release.

Appeals for jailed al-Jazeera staff 
  Mon, 29 Dec 2014 13:01:39 GMT 
    The parents of one of the three al-Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt are optimistic they will be released, on the first anniversary of their arrest.

Cameroon air strikes on Boko Haram 
  Mon, 29 Dec 2014 16:18:42 GMT 
    Cameroon has carried out air strikes against militant Islamist group Boko Haram for the first time, after it seized a military base, officials say.

Students admit insulting Thai royals 
  Mon, 29 Dec 2014 16:11:24 GMT 
    Two Thai students face years in jail after admitting to insulting the royal family in a play they performed about a 1973 uprising.

Schumacher faces fight for recovery 
  Mon, 29 Dec 2014 11:03:36 GMT 
    Michael Schumacher faces a "long fight" on the road to recovery, his manager says a year after the F1 champion suffered head injuries while skiing.

Argentine leader suspends trips 
  Mon, 29 Dec 2014 14:25:22 GMT 
    Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will not be able to travel abroad for a month after breaking her ankle on Friday, officials say.

VIDEO: BBC Africa 2014 video quiz 
  Mon, 29 Dec 2014 14:21:06 GMT 
    BBC Africa 2014 video quiz: Can you identify 20 of this year's top stories on the continent?

VIDEO: Technology's biggest trends of 2014 
  Mon, 29 Dec 2014 11:09:51 GMT 
    Rory Cellan-Jones looks back at the big technology trends of 2014.

VIDEO: The 'first 3D video game' redeveloped 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:01:24 GMT 
    The 1984 video game Elite - thought to be the first to produce genuinely 3D graphics - has been redeveloped for a modern audience.

LDL Staff Picks

Elvis and the Dearly Departed
3 of 5 stars true
If you are or ever were an Elvis fan you will appreciate these books by Peggy Webb. Elvis is a hound dog (of course) who thinks he is the real Elvis. ~LDL Staff
Greasy Rider: Two Dudes, One Fast-Food-Fueled Car, and a Cross-Country Trip in Search of a Greener Future
3 of 5 stars true
Two friends set across the United States in their previously diesel-fueled car that was converted to run on cooking oil in order to examine alternatives for cleaner energy. The friends learn that Al Gore lives in an energy-hogging mansio...
Winter Garden
3 of 5 stars true
This book is beautifully written and I learned a great deal about what happened in Russia during the reign of Stalin. My favorite book, of late. ~LDL Staff
Poison Study
4 of 5 stars true
Fast-paced, this book is hard to put down. ~LDL Staff
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