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Friday, 15 December, 2000, 17:49 GMT
Pick of the week

10 December - 17 December

BBC News Online presents a round-up of some of the week's more remarkable stories covered by BBC correspondents.


A different image of Pooh

The original stuffed character on which A A Milne's Pooh books were based
The original stuffed character on which A A Milne's Pooh books were based
Children brought up with the Disney version of Winnie the Pooh may not realise that previous generations had a very different picture of the blundering bear.

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Mummy's DNA test

Tutankhamun death mask in a museum in Cairo
Tutankhamun death mask in a museum in Cairo
Egyptian antiquities officials have announced that the mummy of Tutankhamun is to undergo DNA tests next month in an attempt to clear up the mystery of who he really was.

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Bush wins at last

President-elect George W Bush makes his acceptance speech
President-elect George W Bush makes his acceptance speech
The US election finally produces a Republican victor, President-elect George W Bush, while the Democratic candidate, Vice-President Al Gore, was left to reflect on what might have been.

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Chernobyl shut-down

Homes are being demolished as part of a clean-up programme
Homes are being demolished as part of a clean-up programme
As the last working reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Ukraine closes, those living in the shadow of the world's worst nuclear accident still have to cope with its legacy.

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Sudan's elections get underway

Sudan's President, Omar el-Bashir, casts his vote at a polling station in Khartoum
Sudan's President, Omar el-Bashir, casts his vote at a polling station in Khartoum
Sudan is pressing ahead with controversial presidential and parliamentary elections, despite a boycott by all the country's main opposition groups.

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