News Headlines - 31 December 2013

Google bids farewell to 2013 with animated disco dancing doodle

On New Year Eve 2013, Google has showcased a special disco dancing doodle. The doodle depicts numbers 2-0-1-3 moving on the dance floor, while the digit 4 is waiting alongside.

BBC News - Volgograd blasts: IOC 'confident' Games will be safe

The International Olympic Committee president says he has confidence that Russian authorities will deliver a "safe and secure" Games in Sochi.

Jenkins: it could take ten years to rebuild trust in Barclays - Telegraph

Antony Jenkins, chief executive of Barclays, has admitted it could take as long as a decade for the bank, which has been implicated in a number of banking scandals, to regain customer trust.

BBC News - Richard Haass talks end without deal in Northern Ireland

Talks to resolve some of the most divisive issues that have hampered the Northern Ireland peace process have broken up without agreement.

China blames religious extremism for attack in Xinjiang | Reuters

Chinese police said the nine people responsible for a deadly "terrorist attack" in the western region of Xinjiang were promoting religious extremism, state media reported on Tuesday. Xinjiang is home to a Turkic-speaking, Muslim people known as Uighurs, some of whom resent what they see as oppressive treatment by the government.








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