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Dukes of Hazzard car to lose flag

July 4, 2015 - 6:38am
US golfer Bubba Watson is to paint over the Confederate flag on the car from the Dukes of Hazzard TV series, the latest backlash against the symbol.
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Hamilton returns to form in practice

July 4, 2015 - 6:10am
Lewis Hamilton sets the pace in final practice as drivers prepare for qualifying at the British Grand Prix.
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VIDEO: Pope's battle to woo Latin America

July 4, 2015 - 5:06am
When Pope Francis arrives in Latin America this weekend, huge crowds are expected - as millions of Roman Catholics in Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay turn out to see the man they call the "Pope of the poor".
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Cheerleading mourns death of 'founder'

July 4, 2015 - 4:26am
Tributes are paid to the founder of modern cheerleading, Lawrence "Herkie" Herkimer, who has died at the age of 89.
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Charges over sunk Philippines ferry

July 4, 2015 - 3:58am
Philippines police file murder charges against the owner and crew of a ferry that capsized off the coast of Leyte, killing at least 56 people.
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VIDEO: Brazil's 'simple' Olympic torch

July 4, 2015 - 3:58am
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has unveiled the torch to be used at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
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VIDEO: Kiev marchers 'demand revolution'

July 4, 2015 - 3:51am
About 1,000 Ukrainian pro-government fighters and far-right supporters have marched through the centre of the capital, Kiev.
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Saturday's gossip column

July 4, 2015 - 2:58am
Man City ready to spend more than £100m, Ramos determined to leave Real, Atletico Madrid target Cazorla, plus more.
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Iran's nuclear deal: The toughest of all challenges

July 4, 2015 - 2:48am
Is Iran ready to make a nuclear bargain?
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Mass rallies over Greek bailout vote

July 4, 2015 - 12:48am
Tens of thousands of people attend rival rallies in Greece ahead of Sunday's crucial referendum on an international financial bailout.
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VIDEO: King of Tonga formally crowned

July 4, 2015 - 12:08am
Tupou VI has been formally crowned king of Tonga in the capital, Nuku'alofa.
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Tonga King Tupou VI formally crowned

July 3, 2015 - 11:58pm
The king of the Pacific island nation of Tonga, Tupou VI, is formally crowned, more than three years after ascending to the throne.
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Ukraine far-right in war march

July 3, 2015 - 11:38pm
A 1,000-strong rally called by Ukraine's ultra-nationalists is held in the capital, Kiev, demanding a formal declaration of war on rebels in the east.
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Mosque blast 'kills Syria militants'

July 3, 2015 - 9:48pm
At least 25 members of Syria's al-Qaeda affiliate, al-Nusra Front, die in a blast at a mosque in Idlib province, activists say.
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IS claims rocket attack on Israel

July 3, 2015 - 9:22pm
Sinai Province, a group affiliated with Islamic State, says it fired three rockets into Israel from Egypt's Sinai peninsula.
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Iran nuclear deal 'never closer'

July 3, 2015 - 9:21pm
Iran's foreign minister uses a YouTube posting to say a comprehensive agreement over its nuclear programme has never been closer.
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Brazil unveils Rio Olympics torch

July 3, 2015 - 9:04pm
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff unveils the torch to be used at the 2016 Olympics and says the Rio Games will bring "honour and pride".
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Police response 'slow' - Tunisia PM

July 3, 2015 - 8:52pm
The slow response of Tunisia's police to last week's deadly attack in Sousse was a major problem, the country's prime minister tells the BBC.
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Exam focus 'harms' pupils' health

July 3, 2015 - 8:51pm
Schools are on the verge of becoming exam factories that damage pupils' mental health and self-esteem, says the NUT.
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The search for Madagascar's sapphires

July 3, 2015 - 7:56pm
The lengths people go to get hold of the blue gem
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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.