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Police in central Edinburgh incident

13 min 4 sec ago
An area in central Edinburgh has been cordoned off as police officers deal with an incident.
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What's the appeal of a caliphate?

24 min 35 sec ago
Why the idea of a single Muslim state keeps coming back
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What's been lurking in the Baltic Sea?

25 min 31 sec ago
What's been lurking beneath the waves in the Baltic Sea?
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Most UK profit warnings since 2008

26 min 36 sec ago
Profit warnings by UK-listed firms rise to the their highest summer level for six years, according to forecaster EY.
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IS forces 'pushed back' in Iraq

48 min 7 sec ago
Kurdish and Iraqi forces say they have gained ground from Islamic State militants in northern Iraq and near Baghdad, amid intense US-led air strikes.
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Clashes hit historic Lebanese market

49 min 37 sec ago
At least six Lebanese soldiers have died in clashes with Islamist gunmen at a historic market in the northern town of Tripoli, the army says.
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Chile marches against education bill

2 hours 15 min ago
Tens of thousands of parents in Chile march against the government's planned education bill which would phase out subsidised schools.
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New John Cantlie video posted online

3 hours 15 min ago
British journalist John Cantlie, who is being held captive by Islamic State militants, is shown reading a message in a new propaganda video published online.
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Real Madrid 3-1 Barcelona

5 hours 1 min ago
Real Madrid take the Clasico honours as they beat arch-rivals Barcelona in a captivating game at the Bernabeu.
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Northampton 34-6 Ospreys

5 hours 25 min ago
Four tries from Wales wing George North see Northampton end Ospreys' unbeaten start to the season with a big Champions Cup win.
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Lamont quits after role 'questioned'

5 hours 50 min ago
Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont resigns saying senior party members had "questioned" her role amid the "serious challenges" faced by Labour in Scotland.
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Southampton 1-0 Stoke City

5 hours 51 min ago
Ronald Koeman's Southampton beat Stoke 1-0 to climb above Manchester City and move up to second in the Premier League.
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Russian clocks go back for last time

5 hours 54 min ago
After experimenting with permanent summer hours, Russia is adopting permanent winter hours due to fewer hours of daylight in the north.
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Liverpool 0-0 Hull City

6 hours 20 min ago
Liverpool fail to break down a resolute Hull City side as Reds striker Mario Balotelli suffers another frustrating day.
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Iran woman's hanging draws protests

7 hours 10 min ago
Iran hangs a woman who killed a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her, drawing protests from human rights groups and western countries.
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Scottish Labour leader stands down

7 hours 16 min ago
Scottish Labour Party leader Johann Lamont resigns with immediate effect after accusing the UK party of treating Scotland like a "branch office".
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Britain must pay EU bill, says MEP

7 hours 25 min ago
The rest of Europe expects the UK to settle a £1.7bn EU budget demand "and that's that", a vice president of the European Parliament has said.
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Protesters scuffle at N Korea border

7 hours 26 min ago
Scuffles break out as South Korean residents try to prevent activists sending balloons into the North carrying anti-government leaflets.
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Pellegrini remains calm after defeat

7 hours 51 min ago
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini plays down the damage of a defeat at West Ham to his side's league title defence.
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Murray earns vital win over Ferrer

8 hours 8 min ago
Andy Murray reaches the Valencia final and takes a huge step towards qualifying for the ATP Finals with victory over David Ferrer.
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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.