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VIDEO: How much did this Ferrari sell for?

45 min 18 sec ago
A 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti has become the highest priced car sold in euros.
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UN human rights chief lands in Sri Lanka

1 hour 30 min ago
The UN's top human rights official arrives in Sri Lanka amid concerns that the country's president is backtracking on promises to investigate war crimes.
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Deadly quake fells buildings in Taiwan

1 hour 39 min ago
Rescuers search for trapped survivors after an earthquake topples buildings in the south Taiwanese city of Tainan, killing at least seven people.
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Syrian fighting rages as thousands flee

3 hours 10 min ago
Fierce clashes are reported near the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, as thousands of refugees stream to the Turkish border.
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Sea lion found in San Diego restaurant

3 hours 45 min ago
A hungry sea lion pup is rescued after finding its way into a restaurant in the US city of San Diego.
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Recovering from an acid attack

February 5, 2016 - 11:21pm
How Natalia's confidence was rebuilt after an acid attack
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Thank you to my mysterious soldier saviour

February 5, 2016 - 11:01pm
Survivor thanks soldier who saved her from beach attack
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Political crisis turns lethal in Haiti

February 5, 2016 - 10:55pm
Protesters in Haiti beat a man to death in a clash with former soldiers amid political uncertainty after an election is postponed.
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Sri Lanka's Rajapaksas: Crashing fall from grace

February 5, 2016 - 8:54pm
The Rajapaksa family's crashing fall from grace in Sri Lanka
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Attacks on Calais migrants investigated

February 5, 2016 - 8:38pm
French prosecutors are investigating at least six attacks on migrants at the makeshift Calais camp called the Jungle, the BBC understands.
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VIDEO: Taiwan earthquake: 'No way to escape'

February 5, 2016 - 8:11pm
An earthquake has toppled a number of buildings in the south Taiwanese city of Tainan.
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Russians sneak a peek at BBC's War and Peace

February 5, 2016 - 7:49pm
Russians take a view on BBC's version of Tolstoy
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Six decades of Egyptian history in six movies

February 5, 2016 - 7:28pm
Six movies that reveal the truth about a troubled nation
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VIDEO: Migrant attacks investigated in France

February 5, 2016 - 7:11pm
The BBC has been told French prosecutors are investigating at least half a dozen attacks on migrants who live in the refugee camp known as the Jungle, in Calais.
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VIDEO: Celebrating faces full of freckles

February 5, 2016 - 7:09pm
Photographer Brock Elbank is on a mission to photograph as many freckled people as possible.
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Sixth man on Moon Edgar Mitchell dies

February 5, 2016 - 7:07pm
US astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who was the sixth man to walk on the Moon and had an "epiphany" in space, dies at the age of 85.
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Man shot dead at Dublin boxing weigh-in

February 5, 2016 - 6:49pm
A man is shot dead at a Dublin boxing weigh-in, in a suspected gangland attack by gunmen dressed as police officers and armed with AK47s.
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Rare Ferrari sells for 32m euros

February 5, 2016 - 5:06pm
A Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti racing car, built in 1957, has sold at auction in Paris for 32m euros.
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Twitter shuts 125,000 'terror' accounts

February 5, 2016 - 4:28pm
Twitter has suspended more than 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 "for threatening or promoting terrorist acts", the social media company says.
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Refugees mass at Turkey-Syria border

February 5, 2016 - 3:43pm
Some 15,000 Syrians are massed at the Turkish border after fleeing a government offensive in Aleppo, the UN and Turkey say.
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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.