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Iraq launches Tikrit operation

18 min 17 sec ago
Iraq launches military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit from Islamic State, Iraqi TV says.
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US police shoot homeless man dead

41 min 15 sec ago
A video has captured the moment US police shot and killed a homeless man after an altercation in downtown Los Angeles.
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VIDEO: N Korea fires missiles as drills start

44 min 18 sec ago
North Korea has fired two missiles into the sea as a protest against the huge annual military exercise involving South Korea, the US and other Western allies.
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VIDEO: Ukraine MPs to discuss finance reforms

50 min 58 sec ago
The Ukrainian parliament will meet on Monday to discuss introducing financial reforms which will push up energy prices and cut benefits.
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Estonia ruling party wins election

1 hour 1 min ago
Estonia's ruling party has won national elections and is expected to form a governing coalition after defeating its pro-Russian rival.
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N Korea opens fire as drills start

1 hour 17 min ago
North Korea fires two short-range missiles into the sea as annual US-South Korea military exercises get under way, officials in Seoul say.
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Arrests after HK shopping protest

1 hour 33 min ago
Hong Kong police arrest more than 30 people after protesters gathered for a third time against mainland Chinese tourists.
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Kerry to tackle Lavrov on Ukraine

March 1, 2015 - 11:57pm
US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet his Russian counterpart ahead of the release of a UN report on human rights violations in Ukraine.
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Brandis censured over Triggs row

March 1, 2015 - 11:50pm
Australia's Senate censures Attorney General George Brandis over his treatment of human rights chief Gillian Triggs amid an asylum row.
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Drug drivers targeted by new rules

March 1, 2015 - 11:28pm
New regulations aimed at stamping out drug driving, including the first legal limits on cannabis and cocaine, come into force in England and Wales.
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UK to pioneer lagoon power plants

March 1, 2015 - 10:58pm
Plans to generate electricity from the world's first series of tidal lagoons are unveiled in the UK, with sites proposed in Wales, Somerset and Cumbria.
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China's shares rise after rate cut

March 1, 2015 - 9:34pm
Shares in China were higher on Monday after the mainland's central bank unexpectedly cut interest rates at the weekend for the second time since November.
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UK cuts 'concern' head of US Army

March 1, 2015 - 8:58pm
The US Army's most senior general says he is "very concerned" about the impact spending cuts will have on the strength of the UK's armed forces.
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Can music help to de-stigmatise disability in Gaza?

March 1, 2015 - 8:53pm
Disabled kids in Gaza learn songs to help them fit in
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First tree seeds for Doomsday vault

March 1, 2015 - 8:39pm
The Svalbard "Doomsday" seed vault, which protects the world's food crops, accepts its first consignment of seeds from forest tree species.
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VIDEO: Glassblowing keeps kids out of gangs

March 1, 2015 - 8:27pm
How an ancient art form is saving troubled lives
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Sound of Music success still surprises Salzburg 50 years on

March 1, 2015 - 8:13pm
Even Sound of Music film crew surprised by success
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Rio celebrates 450th birthday

March 1, 2015 - 8:02pm
Rio de Janeiro marks 450 years since it was founded
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Murder charge for Peru ex-minister

March 1, 2015 - 7:57pm
An ex-minister in Peru is charged with involvement in the killing of a journalist during the Shining Path rebel insurgency in the 1980s.
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Blatter 'concerned' by racism report

March 1, 2015 - 7:32pm
Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he is concerned by a report on racism in Russian football ahead of the 2018 World Cup.
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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.