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Bolivia flooding displaces thousands

February 25, 2015 - 6:38am
Flooding forces more than 4,000 people from their homes in the town of Cobija in northern Bolivia after the river Acre bursts its banks.
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Syria barrel bombings 'flout UN ban'

February 25, 2015 - 6:25am
The Syrian government dropped barrel bombs on hundreds of sites last year, violating a UN Security Council resolution, Human Rights Watch says.
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'Tide turned' against Boko Haram

February 25, 2015 - 6:06am
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan says the tide has "definitely turned" against Boko Haram militants, after regional forces recapture territory.
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Sim card firm confirms hack attacks

February 25, 2015 - 6:04am
A Sim card maker at the centre of NSA-GCHQ hacking claims says it believes that the US and UK cyberspy agencies did attack it.
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Injured Alonso remains in hospital

February 25, 2015 - 5:49am
Injured McLaren driver Fernando Alonso is still in hospital following an accident in pre-season testing.
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Surrender the UN veto, says Amnesty

February 25, 2015 - 5:12am
Amnesty International urges the five permanent members of the UN Security Council to give up their power of veto in cases of mass atrocities.
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Muslims 'oppose cartoons reprisals'

February 25, 2015 - 5:03am
A large majority of British Muslims oppose the use of violence against people publishing images depicting the Prophet Muhammad, a BBC poll suggests.
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VIDEO: US house destroyed in gas blast

February 25, 2015 - 4:49am
Two people are seriously injured in an explosion at a house in the US state of New Jersey.
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No World Cup compensation - Fifa

February 25, 2015 - 4:28am
Fifa says it will not pay compensation to clubs and leagues unhappy about plans to play 2022 World Cup in November and December.
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Profit falls at O2 owner Telefonica

February 25, 2015 - 4:07am
Spanish telecoms group Telefonica, which owns the O2 mobile network, reports a 35% fall in its annual net profit.
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Jamaica decriminalises marijuana use

February 25, 2015 - 3:21am
Jamaica's parliament decriminalises the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use.
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Tasers drawn on '400 children in 2013'

February 25, 2015 - 3:14am
More than 400 children have had tasers drawn on them by police in England and Wales in 2013, a 38% rise on the previous year, figures obtained by the BBC show.
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Asian shares rise after US gains

February 25, 2015 - 2:14am
Most Asian markets rose on Wednesday following record closes in the US and the eurozone's approval of reform proposals submitted by Greece.
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HK budget backs protest-hit business

February 25, 2015 - 2:12am
Hong Kong's leadership pledges HK$290m ($37m; £24m) in support to businesses hit by last year's protest, in its annual budget.
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Clampdown on cold call companies

February 25, 2015 - 12:30am
Companies behind cold calls and nuisance text messages are to face tougher rules after thousands of complaints about their conduct.
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Anwar family seek royal pardon

February 25, 2015 - 12:28am
The family of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim say he is a "political prisoner" and seek a royal pardon over his sodomy conviction.
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Routh guilty in American Sniper case

February 24, 2015 - 11:50pm
Eddie Ray Routh is found guilty of murder of American Sniper Chris Kyle by a Texas jury and is sentenced to life in prison without parole.
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Three killed in South Korea shooting

February 24, 2015 - 10:51pm
A gunman opens fire at a convenience store in the South Korean city of Sejong, killing three people, local media report.
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New fees for foreign property buyers

February 24, 2015 - 9:56pm
Foreign investors may have to pay large fees before buying Australian residential real estate or businesses, the government announces.
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Brazil roadblocks 'affect exports'

February 24, 2015 - 9:11pm
Brazilian lorry drivers block roads in protest against the high cost of fuel and tolls, with officials saying exports are being affected.
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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.