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Philadelphia’s Syvret grabs memorable first goal in defeat
January 1, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Philadelphia Flyers’ defenseman Danny Syvret never had a reputation for being involved in anything too dramatic until Friday at Fenway Park.

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Woods will find it tough to focus on his return, says Monty
January 1, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Tiger Woods will find it almost impossible to fully focus on his golf when he returns after the recent revelations over his private life, according to European Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie.

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Errant Chinese smoker stops world’s fastest train
January 1, 2010 – 11:00 pm

The world’s fastest train hit its first speed bump in the form of a disobedient smoker less than a week after it began running in southern China.

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Book Talk: Ali Shaw makes magic with debut novel
January 1, 2010 – 11:00 pm

British writer Ali Shaw drew inspiration from fairy tales for his debut novel and to magical effect, with “The Girl With Glass Feet” published to great acclaim.

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Mother Teresa, Katharine Hepburn to get U.S. stamps
January 1, 2010 – 11:00 pm

The U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday said Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa and Hollywood actress Katharine Hepburn will be honored in 2010 with their own mail stamps.

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Regis Philbin returns to “Live” in January
January 1, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Regis Philbin will return to “Live with Regis and Kelly” on January 4, having spent December recovering from hip replacement surgery.

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U2 tour tops annual rankings in North America
January 1, 2010 – 11:00 pm

U2 may have suffered disappointing sales for their new album, but the Irish rockers were easily the most popular draw on the North American concert circuit this year, according to data issued on Wednesday.

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Abbas may review security ties after Israeli raid
January 1, 2010 – 11:00 pm

The Palestinians may review their West Bank security ties with Israel if it continues unilateral operations such as a December 26 raid which killed three militants, President Mahmoud Abbas said on Friday.

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Finnish mall shootings “not random”: police
January 1, 2010 – 11:00 pm

A Kosovan-born gunman who killed his ex-girlfriend and four other people in a New Year’s Eve rampage in Finland shot his victims systematically and did not fire at random, police said on Friday.

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Brazil mudslides, floods kill 44 after heavy rain
January 1, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Mudslides and flooding killed at least 44 people in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state and authorities said on Friday that the death toll could climb with more heavy rains in the forecast.

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Opposition head Mousavi: Iran in “serious crisis”
January 1, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Iranian opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi said on Friday he was ready to die for his reformist campaign after a disputed election in June, defying hardline calls for his execution.

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Pakistan volleyball blast kills 88
January 1, 2010 – 11:00 pm

A suicide bomber blew himself up in an SUV at a volleyball game in northwest Pakistan on Friday, killing 88 people in a village that opposes al Qaeda-linked Taliban insurgents, police said.

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