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Bocuse d'Or 2015 challenges competing chefs to put national gastronomic signature into culinary battle

Bocuse d'Or, the world's most important cookery contest, taking place in Lyon on January 27 and 28, challenges the contenders to highlight local specificity in the meat preparation whereby they will seek to earn the jury's nod.

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Bocuse d'Or 2015 - A display of culinary creativity and technicality, plus a surprise ingredient

Bocuse d'Or, the cookery contest initiated by nouvelle cuisine champion Paul Bocuse, will take place this year on January 27 and 28, challenging the 24 competitors to best display in the allotted five hours and 35 minutes their technical and artistic skills, and also use a surprise ingredient which will be revealed only on the day of the contest.

Troicki extends his winning streak in Melbourne

MELBOURNE - Serbia's Viktor Troicki advanced to the third round of the Australian Open tennis after defeating Argentina's Leonardo Mayer 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 in Melbourne early Wednesday morning CET.

The Serb, who extended his winning streak to 10 matches, will next play Czech Tomas Berdych, who beat Jurgen Melzer of Austria 7-6 (7-0), 6-2, 6-2.

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Tudor Giurgiu's 'Why me?' has world premiere in 'Panorama' section of Berlin Film Festival

Film director Tudor Giurgiu's third feature "Why me?" will have its world premiere in the "Panorama" section of the Berlin International Film Festival running between February 5 - 15, informs the official website of the event.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Ballon d'Or Award for Third Time

Cristiano Ronaldo won the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014 annual award for the second year running on Monday.

This is the third time the Portugal forward has grabbed the trophy awarded by FIFA and France Football magazine after winning it in 2008 and 2013.

Ronaldo captured 37.66%of the votes cast by the captains and coaches of each national team plus one journalist from each country.

Borsa Istanbul ranks among top 5 stock markets

Turkey's main stock exchange, Borsa Istanbul, was ranked among the top five performers in the world in 2014, the exchange announced in a statement late on Jan. 5.

The BIST-100 Index was the best performing investment instrument based on its 2014 annual yields, with Borsa Istanbul investors gaining an average yield of 26.43 percent in 2014, said the statement.

Putin sends New Year's greetings to Serbian counterpart

Putin sends New Year's greetings to Serbian counterpart

MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated the upcoming New Year and Christmas holidays to his Serbian counterpart Tomislav Nikolic.

Namely, both nations celebrate Christmas on January 7, according to the calendar used by the Orthodox Church.

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