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Silicon Valley firm wins bias case

12 min 27 sec ago
A California jury has found that a venture capital firm did not discriminate against a female employee in a closely watched case in Silicon Valley.
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Russia keeper Akinfeev hit by flare

29 min 31 sec ago
Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev is struck by a flare as their Euro 2016 qualifier with Montenegro is abandoned.
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Knox and Sollecito cleared in Italy

31 min 23 sec ago
Italy's top appeals court acquits Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher in 2007.
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Ten dead in Somali hotel attack

58 min 58 sec ago
Militants storm a hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, killing at least ten people including a senior diplomat.
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Fresh air strikes hit Yemen rebels

1 hour 29 min ago
Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition bomb Yemen for a third night, targeting Shia Houthi rebels as they advance in and around the port of Aden.
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England 4-0 Lithuania

2 hours 32 min ago
Harry Kane scores on his international debut as England beat Lithuania 4-0 for their fifth Euro 2016 qualifying win.
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Northampton Saints 52-30 Wasps

2 hours 41 min ago
Northampton beat 14-man Wasps but their victory is soured by a worrying head injury suffered by Wales winger George North.
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Banned girls from Syria trio's school

3 hours 4 sec ago
Four girls barred from travelling abroad attend the same east London school as three teenagers feared to already be in Syria, it is revealed.
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Italy court to rule on Kercher death

4 hours 20 min ago
Italy's top court is to rule whether to uphold the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the 2007 murder of UK student Meredith Kercher.
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Apple boss criticises 'anti-gay' law

4 hours 22 min ago
Tim Cook criticises a 'religious freedom law' in the US state of Indiana, which it is argued could allow companies to discriminate against gay and lesbian customers.
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Duo begin year-long space trip

4 hours 29 min ago
US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko take off on a 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station.
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Several missing after NYC blast

4 hours 30 min ago
At least two people are missing and one other is unaccounted for after an explosion caused three Manhattan buildings to collapse.
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Tory benefit cut options leaked

5 hours 41 sec ago
The Conservatives are considering options for scrapping some benefits, the BBC learns - but the Tories say they are not party policy.
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Calls to 'boycott' Indiana after law

5 hours 19 min ago
Activists are encouraging a boycott of Indiana after the US state enacted a "religious freedom" law which they say discriminates against gay people.
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Cancellara breaks back in Belgium

5 hours 28 min ago
Fabian Cancellara is ruled out of the spring classics after breaking two vertebrae his lower back in the E3 Harelbeke.
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Alps crash co-pilot 'hid illness'

6 hours 22 min ago
Alps crash co-pilot Andreas Lubitz hid details of an existing illness from his employers, German prosecutors say.
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US charges in beating of Indian man

6 hours 51 min ago
Federal officials have charged a former Alabama police officer with violating the civil rights of an Indian man.
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Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer dies

7 hours 2 min ago
Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer, who was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature, dies at the age of 83.
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Yemen FM urges swift end to strikes

7 hours 10 min ago
Yemen's foreign minister says a "short, sharp" air campaign is needed against Houthi rebels who forced the president to flee abroad.
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VIDEO: Yemen: Houthi heartlands targeted

7 hours 23 min ago
A Saudi-led coalition has carried out further bombing raids against Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen, hitting their northern heartland.
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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.