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French labour strikers step up action

35 min 21 sec ago
French protesters have stepped up strike action, hitting oil refineries, nuclear power stations, ports, airports and railways.
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India 'heaviest baby' weighs 15lb

1 hour 4 min ago
An Indian woman gives birth to a 15lb (6.82kg) baby girl, who doctors say could be the heaviest child ever born in the country.
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Obama: World leaders 'rattled' by Trump

1 hour 8 min ago
US President Barack Obama says international leaders "have good reason to be rattled" by pronouncements made by the Republican White House contender, Donald Trump.
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VIDEO: Did Neanderthals create stone rings?

1 hour 41 min ago
Stone rings thought to be created by Neanderthals have been found in France
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Oil hits $50 for first time this year

1 hour 42 min ago
Oil continues its recovery, with prices rising above $50 a barrel for the first time in 2016 as a result of supply disruptions and increased global demand.
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UN alarmed by plans for Gaza executions

1 hour 58 min ago
The UN expresses alarm after Hamas says it intends to implement death sentences in Gaza, where the Palestinian Islamist group is dominant.
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On Zuma's wives and their flashy cars

2 hours 20 min ago
Jacob Zuma's wives and their flashy cars
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Bianchi family sue over 'avoidable' death

3 hours 19 min ago
The family of the late Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi are taking legal action following the Frenchman's death last year.
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US nuclear force uses floppy disks

3 hours 58 min ago
The US nuclear weapons force still uses 1970s-era computer systems and floppy disks, a government report reveals.
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Debris 'of interest' in MH370 search

5 hours 39 min ago
Three new pieces of debris found in Mauritius and Mozambique are "of interest" in the search for MH370, says Australia's transport minister.
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Tearful Indigenous MP quits Senate

5 hours 55 min ago
Nova Peris, the first Indigenous woman elected to Australia's parliament defends her decision to quit before the upcoming federal election.
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Indonesia approves death for child rape

7 hours 22 min ago
Indonesia's president approves tougher punishments for child rapists, including the death penalty, amid public anger over recent attacks.
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Leaders visit shrine at start of Japan G7

7 hours 36 min ago
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe takes world leaders to the Shinto religion's holiest site, as the Group of Seven summit begins in Tokyo.
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Deadly shooting at NYC concert hall

7 hours 58 min ago
One person is killed and three others wounded in a shooting at a concert hall in New York where hip-hop artist TI was due to perform.
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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard to divorce

May 25, 2016 - 11:41pm
Film star Johnny Depp and his actress wife Amber Heard are to divorce, US court documents reveal.
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VIDEO: Camper's close encounter with lions

May 25, 2016 - 10:11pm
A couple of campers describe the moment three lions explored their campsite and licked their tent.
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Clashes in Bolivia disabled protest

May 25, 2016 - 9:32pm
Police in Bolivia use water cannons against disabled protesters who tried to breach a roadblock to demand an increase in state benefits.
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Royal Mail unveils Pink Floyd stamps

May 25, 2016 - 9:20pm
A set of stamps celebrating 50 years of British rock group Pink Floyd have been unveiled by Royal Mail.
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Taliban instability could fuel opium trade

May 25, 2016 - 7:43pm
Death of Taliban leader could boost opium trade
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The search for Ethiopia's abducted children

May 25, 2016 - 7:31pm
Ethiopia's rescue mission after cross-border kidnapping
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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.