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Scotland 'should set own income tax'

21 min 34 sec ago
Scotland's income tax rates and bands should be set by its parliament, commission on devolving power recommends
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Net migration rises to 260,000

25 min 17 sec ago
Net migration to the UK rose to 260,000 in the year to June - up from 182,000 on previous year, official figures show.
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India girls 'killed themselves'

31 min 39 sec ago
Two Indian teenagers found hanged in May committed suicide, federal investigators say, contradicting reports they were gang-raped and murdered.
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Phillip Hughes: Reactions in quotes

32 min 11 sec ago
Well-known Australians and cricket figures pay tribute to Phillip Hughes, who has died at the age of 25 after being hit by a ball.
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Afghan attack hits UK embassy car

33 min 21 sec ago
A suicide bomber strikes a UK embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul, with a British staff worker reported to be among five people who died.
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Crude oil prices down as Opec meets

46 min 51 sec ago
Crude oil prices slip to a four-year low as Opec nations meet in Vienna to discuss production levels.
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Malaysia PM reverses sedition pledge

1 hour 2 min ago
Malaysian PM Najib Razak goes back on a pledge to repeal a controversial sedition law, saying it will instead be strengthened.
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East Coast rail winner announced

1 hour 24 min ago
A consortium made up of Stagecoach and Virgin wins the franchise to run the East Coast mainline rail route, which has been in public hands since 2009.
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HK student leader taken to court

1 hour 27 min ago
Prominent student leader Joshua Wong and other activists appear in a Hong Kong court to face charges following their arrests in Mong Kok.
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Manhunt after pair stabbed to death

1 hour 29 min ago
A manhunt is under way across two counties after a man and a woman were found stabbed to death in Surrey.
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'A hero to kids around the nation'

1 hour 49 min ago
Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland pays tribute to batsman Phillip Hughes, who has died after being struck by a ball.
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Williams could replace North on wing

2 hours 20 min ago
Scarlets' Liam Williams is tipped to start on the wing for Wales against South Africa on Saturday if George North is ruled out.
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Vinyl record sales hit 18-year high

2 hours 23 min ago
More than one million vinyl records have been sold in the UK so far this year - the first time the milestone has been achieved since 1996.
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Lord Coe to run for IAAF presidency

2 hours 51 min ago
Lord Coe announces he will run for presidency of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
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Japan's shares fall in mixed trade

3 hours 21 min ago
Asian shares saw mixed trading on Thursday as investors hoped for more stimulus by central banks around the world.
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Australia batsman Phillip Hughes dies

4 hours 23 min ago
Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes dies in hospital, two days after being hit on the neck by a ball during a match in Sydney.
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Thai elections 'could be delayed'

4 hours 42 min ago
Thailand's finance minister tells the BBC that elections to end military rule might now not take place until 2016.
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'No new grand jury' in Ferguson case

4 hours 56 min ago
Missouri's governor reportedly rejects calls for a new grand jury to decide if a white police officer who killed a black teenager should be charged.
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Philippines economy slows sharply

4 hours 57 min ago
Growth in the Philippine economy slowed sharply in the third quarter due to weaker growth in all sectors, the government announces.
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Kim sister given senior N Korea role

5 hours 15 min ago
The younger sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un is referred to as a senior official for the first time by state media.
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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.