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Royal Mail sale '£180m underpriced'

BBC News - December 18, 2014 - 2:54am
The government made £180m less from the sale of Royal Mail than it could have, and the process of privatising state assets should be reformed, says a new report.
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US Fed 'patient' over rate rises

BBC News - December 18, 2014 - 2:41am
US Federal Reserve says it will be "patient" in deciding when to raise interest rates, with most analysts expecting a rise in mid-2015.
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Carter to quit All Blacks for Racing

BBC News - December 18, 2014 - 2:40am
New Zealand's Dan Carter will end his international career to become rugby's highest-paid player by joining Racing Metro.
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Thursday's gossip column

BBC News - December 18, 2014 - 2:28am
Ashley Cole dismisses Crystal Palace link, Eden Hazard close to new Chelsea deal, Southampton want Wesley Sneijder, plus more.
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VIDEO: Sony 'forced' to bow to film hackers

BBC News - December 18, 2014 - 2:14am
Sony cancels the release of The Interview, a film about a fictional plot to kill North Korea's leader, after major cinemas decide not to screen it.
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Councils braced for funding cuts

BBC News - December 18, 2014 - 1:59am
Councils in England are to learn later how much money they will have to spend on local services such as waste collection and road maintenance in 2015-16.
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VIDEO: Greeks protest as election looms

BBC News - December 18, 2014 - 1:36am
Greece has moved a step closer towards holding a general election, which could lead to it abandoning its policy of economic austerity.
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India SpiceJet resumes flights

BBC News - December 18, 2014 - 1:15am
India's troubled airline SpiceJet resumes flights after it agreed to pay oil companies cash for fuel purchases.
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George III drawing is uncovered

BBC News - December 18, 2014 - 1:03am
An eccentric architectural plan thought to have been drawn by King George III during his period of "madness" is discovered at the British Library.
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India launches its heaviest rocket

BBC News - December 18, 2014 - 12:41am
India successfully launches its largest rocket yet and an unmanned capsule capable of sending astronauts into space.
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Castro urges US to lift Cuba embargo

BBC News - December 18, 2014 - 12:09am
Cuban President Raul Castro urges the US to end its trade embargo as he and President Barack Obama agree to improve relations.
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Sydney gunman 'had illegal firearm'

BBC News - December 18, 2014 - 12:00am
Australian police say Sydney cafe attacker Man Haron Monis did not have a gun licence, though they initially told PM Tony Abbott he did.
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New York Gov. Cuomo moves to ban fracking

Fox News - December 18, 2014 - 12:00am
New York officials on Wednesday moved forward with an effort to ban fracking across the state, citing excessive environmental and health concerns.
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Congressional critics ready to block Obama push to normalize Cuban relations

Fox News - December 18, 2014 - 12:00am
The historic plan announced by President Obama on Wednesday to normalize relations with Cuba was met with heavy bipartisan resistance on Capitol Hill, raising questions of whether Congress will even consider easing a more than 50-year trade embargo against the communist state -- let alone end it.
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Sydney academic resigns over emails

BBC News - December 17, 2014 - 11:41pm
An Australian professor and government education advisor, Barry Spurr, resigns from the University of Sydney for sending racist emails.
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Avon fined $135m for China bribes

BBC News - December 17, 2014 - 10:39pm
Beauty company Avon has been fined by the US Securities and Exchange Commission for paying bribes and gifts to Chinese officials.
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VIDEO: Reactions to thaw in Cuba-US ties

BBC News - December 17, 2014 - 9:46pm
The breakthrough in US-Cuban relations is prompting strong reactions from Cubans in Havana and exiles in the US.
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Sony cancels The Interview release

BBC News - December 17, 2014 - 9:37pm
Sony cancels the release of The Interview, a film about a fictional plot to kill North Korea's leader, after major cinemas decide not to screen it.
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'Ringing' rock arches recorded

BBC News - December 17, 2014 - 8:51pm
America's huge humming arches
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Krauthammer: US gave away 'huge bargaining chip' in Cuba changes

Fox News - December 17, 2014 - 8:38pm
Charles Krauthammer said Wednesday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that the US lost “a huge bargaining chip” during the historic shift in relations between the US and Cuba.
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Fransini Giraldo is a Colombian girl who dances her own style of Salsa. In this video, she dances to the rhythm of Sonora Carruseles de Colombia, presumably in the Colombia countryside. Published July 16, 2013.