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Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilot

41 min 33 sec ago
A pilot is killed and another is injured as Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashes in California.
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Burkina Faso's president resigns

51 min 38 sec ago
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore resigns following violent protests, with army chief Honore Traore taking over as head of state.
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Uruguay registers cannabis growers

1 hour 19 min ago
The Uruguayan government announces the start of registration for licensed cannabis growers as part of its plan to legalise the drug.
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Boko Haram denies ceasefire claim

1 hour 27 min ago
Militant group Boko Haram denies claims by Nigeria's government that it has agreed to a ceasefire and will release 219 abducted girls.
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Mexico orders release of US marine

1 hour 48 min ago
A US marine imprisoned in Mexico for driving a vehicle loaded with firearms across the border is released after eight months.
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Police cautions 'to be scrapped'

2 hours 22 min ago
The use of police cautions - where those who commit minor offences are given a formal warning - is set to be scrapped in England and Wales.
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The blind man leading the blind orchestra

2 hours 33 min ago
The blind maestro leading an all-blind orchestra
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VIDEO: The right to kiss in India?

2 hours 40 min ago
Thousands pledge to defy India's 'moral police'
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Are Corsica's days of militants and the mafia over?

3 hours 4 min ago
Are Corsica's days of the mafia and militants over?
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Love to Patrick

3 hours 5 min ago
The official who enraged his boss by sending 'Love to Patrick'
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Meulensteen criticises Rodgers

3 hours 14 min ago
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is paying the price for not investing in his backroom staff, says Rene Meulensteen.
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VIDEO: 'Crowds demand general steps down'

4 hours 14 min ago
Protesters in Burkina Faso are demanding that President Compaore's replacement Gen Traore step down, reports Laeila Adjovi from Ougadougou.
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Labour 'to replace Lords with senate'

5 hours 6 min ago
Ed Miliband says that Labour would replace the House of Lords with an elected senate if the party won the general election in May 2015.
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Woolf steps down from abuse inquiry

5 hours 7 min ago
Fiona Woolf is to step down as the head of an inquiry into historic child sex abuse, she has told the BBC.
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US shares close at record levels

5 hours 10 min ago
The Dow and S&P 500 close at record levels, helped by a surprise move by the Bank of Japan to boost its stimulus measures.
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The rise and fall of Blaise Compaore

5 hours 31 min ago
How Burkina Faso's leader sparked his own fall from power
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Iraqi Kurds 'in Kobane to fight IS'

5 hours 37 min ago
Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters cross the Turkish border to help defend the Syrian town of Kobane from Islamic State militants.
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Hamilton top in second US practice

5 hours 51 min ago
Lewis Hamilton narrowly edges Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg to fastest time in second practice at the US Grand Prix.
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Djokovic ends Murray's winning run

6 hours 31 min ago
Andy Murray's 11-match winning run comes to an end with defeat by Novak Djokovic in the Paris Masters quarter-finals.
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Quarantine victory for US Ebola nurse

6 hours 41 min ago
A judge in the US has ruled in favour of a nurse fighting a state quarantine order issued because she treated Ebola patients in West Africa.
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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.