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i's year in news

It’s been 12 months since the first issue of i went to press and the big stories have come thick and fast. Luke Blackall celebrates 365 event-filled days

Anti-regime patients tortured in stte hospitals

Syrian security forces and some medical staff routinely abuse and torture injured patients suspected of participating in anti-regime activity, turning the country's state hospitals into "instruments of repression", Amnesty International claims in a new report.

Winter holidays: follow the sun

Whether you're mourning the summer we never had – or want to escape the big chill ahead – Chris Leadbeater has the hottest spots for winter holidays

Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud: Heir to the throne of

Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud was heir to the throne of Saudi Arabia and for decades one of the most powerful personages in the oil-rich and centrally important Middle Eastern state. As his age, officially given as 81, indicates, he was a senior member of the Saudi gerontocracy.

Baby found alive in Turkey quake building

Rescuers pulled a two-week-old baby girl alive from the wreckage of a collapsed apartment block today as they battled to find survivors from a earthquake in eastern Turkey that killed at least 432 people and left thousands homeless.

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Mark Hughes: Manchester Man

Mark Hughes tells Sam Wallace about 'autocratic' Mancini, his fury at being sacked by City, his relationship with Alex Ferguson and laughing at that Welcome to Manchester poster