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Russia detains 'Lithuanian spy'

May 20, 2015 - 11:24am
Russia's domestic security agency says it has caught a suspected Lithuanian spy "red-handed" receiving secret documents in Moscow.
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Child bride murder charges dropped

May 20, 2015 - 10:55am
The murder charge against a Nigerian girl who confessed to killing her husband with rat poison has been dropped, prosecutors say.
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Fire tragedy prompts Azeri protest

May 20, 2015 - 10:52am
Thousands of people in Azerbaijan protest on social media at the use of flammable building cladding after a deadly fire at an apartment block.
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German rail strike causes delays

May 20, 2015 - 10:51am
Millions of rail passengers are hit by delays in Germany after Deutsche Bahn's drivers go on strike again.
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1,400 suspects in child abuse inquiry

May 20, 2015 - 10:28am
More than 1,400 suspects, including politicians and celebrities, have been investigated by police probing historical child sex abuse allegations.
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Fury over Vietnam cattle killings

May 20, 2015 - 10:25am
Animal rights activists condemn what they say is a "shocking and distressing" video of Australian cattle being killed with sledgehammers in Vietnam.
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UBS pays $545m in forex settlement

May 20, 2015 - 10:21am
Swiss bank UBS pays a total of $545m to settle an investigation into alleged manipulation of foreign exchange rates.
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PSG stars top Man City in wage list

May 20, 2015 - 10:19am
Paris St-Germain replace Manchester City as the best paid team in world sport, according to a new survey.
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Stars who gave high heels the boot

May 20, 2015 - 9:58am
The stars who gave high heels the boot
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Sign language comes to Eurovision

May 20, 2015 - 9:56am
For the first time, the Eurovision Song Contest is being presented for deaf people in International Sign Language.
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Pianist can publish abuse memoir

May 20, 2015 - 9:47am
A concert pianist wins a legal battle to publish a book giving detail of sexual abuse he experienced as a child.
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Target beats earnings forecasts

May 20, 2015 - 9:47am
US retail giant Target reports a 52% increase in quarterly profits, helped by a boost from online sales.
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Burundi soldier shot dead by police

May 20, 2015 - 9:47am
A soldier is shot dead by police in Burundi during a demonstration, as protests against the president's third-term bid continue.
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No Pietersen ultimatum issued - Cook

May 20, 2015 - 9:33am
England captain Alastair Cook says he did not issue an ultimatum over the selection of batsman Kevin Pietersen.
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Pakistan hate cleric gets five years

May 20, 2015 - 9:17am
Pakistan jails a Muslim prayer leader for inciting religious hatred in what are seen as rare efforts to curb sectarian violence.
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Thomas Cook 'deeply sorry' over deaths

May 20, 2015 - 9:02am
The chief executive of Thomas Cook says he is "deeply sorry" about the deaths of two British children on holiday in Corfu.
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PayPal penalised for 'deception'

May 20, 2015 - 8:38am
PayPal agrees to pay $25m following accusations that it deceived customers by signing them up to a credit-card-like scheme without their knowledge.
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Ashton recalled to England squad

May 20, 2015 - 8:26am
Chris Ashton and Maro Itoje, his 20-year-old Saracens team-mate, are named in England's 50-man World Cup training squad.
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Israel face possible suspension vote

May 20, 2015 - 8:19am
Fifa could vote on 29 May on whether to suspend Israel over claims that it discriminates against Palestinian footballers.
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VIDEO: BBC on board filthy migrant boat

May 20, 2015 - 8:16am
Martin Patience has managed to get on board a migrant boat, and sent this report.
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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.