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Maldives ex-president 'given UK asylum'

May 23, 2016 - 3:20pm
The former president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, has been granted refugee status in the UK, his lawyer says.
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Obama lifts arms embargo on Vietnam

May 23, 2016 - 2:54pm
President Obama announces the US is completely lifting its embargo on sales of lethal weapons to Vietnam, its one-time enemy.
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Fifa official sacked over bonus pay

May 23, 2016 - 2:45pm
Fifa acting secretary general Markus Kattner is sacked after being accused of paying himself unauthorised bonuses worth millions of pounds.
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Austria far right narrowly loses poll

May 23, 2016 - 2:24pm
Alexander Van der Bellen is elected Austria's president, as Norbert Hofer narrowly fails in his bid to become the EU's first far-right head of state.
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US policeman cleared over custody death

May 23, 2016 - 2:18pm
Baltimore police officer Edward Nero is cleared of four charges in the case of Freddie Gray, who died in 2015 in police custody.
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Pope Francis meets top Sunni cleric

May 23, 2016 - 2:08pm
Pope Francis meets the grand imam of Cairo's al-Azhar mosque after a five-year dialogue freeze between Roman Catholicism and the centre of Sunni learning.
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Can vegans push themselves to physical extremes?

May 23, 2016 - 1:50pm
Can vegans push themselves to physical extremes?
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VIDEO: 'Dark questions' after Cizre deaths

May 23, 2016 - 1:41pm
The United Nations wants to send investigators in to examine allegations that Turkish forces massacred around 100 civilians in Cizre.
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US murder trial broke race law

May 23, 2016 - 12:48pm
Supreme Court rule in favour of black death row inmate, finding that Georgia prosecutors unlawfully excluded potential black jurors from his trial.
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'Drugged woman told to bomb market'

May 23, 2016 - 12:16pm
A Nigerian woman describes how she was abducted, drugged, fitted with a suicide vest and told to bomb a market in the city of Kano.
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Facebook sorry over plus-size ad ban

May 23, 2016 - 11:54am
An Australian feminist group expressed fury after Facebook rejected an ad it created because of the image it used.
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Deadly blasts rock Assad strongholds

May 23, 2016 - 11:53am
At least 78 people are killed in multiple bomb attacks claimed by so-called Islamic State in government strongholds on Syria's Mediterranean coast.
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India lions caged after fatal attacks

May 23, 2016 - 11:44am
Officials in the Indian state of Gujarat cage a pride of 13 lions after they kill and eat a teenager, the latest of three such deaths.
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'Mosquito control failure' fuelled Zika

May 23, 2016 - 11:25am
The spread of Zika is the price being paid for a massive policy failure on mosquito control, says World Health Organization leader Margaret Chan.
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German AfD walks out of Muslim meeting

May 23, 2016 - 11:20am
The German right-wing party AfD walks out of a meeting with a Muslim council.
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Merkel 'concern' on Turkey immunity law

May 23, 2016 - 11:03am
German Chancellor Angela Merkel expresses "deep concern" to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over a new law lifting immunity for MPs.
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VIDEO: Katy Perry in dispute over LA convent sale

May 23, 2016 - 10:56am
Pop star Katy Perry is locked in a battle with a group of elderly nuns over the sale of a convent in Los Angeles.
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Kenya protester 'killed by police'

May 23, 2016 - 8:58am
Police kill a man in Kenya's western city of Kisumu during an opposition protest about the electoral commission, an eyewitness tells the BBC.
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French petrol supplies hit by strikes

May 23, 2016 - 8:57am
Hundreds of French petrol stations run dry and the unions say five oil refineries are being blockaded as protesters fight government labour reforms.
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Iraqi army moves against IS in Falluja

May 23, 2016 - 8:45am
Fighting is reported in near the Iraqi city of Falluja after Prime Minister al-Abadi announces the start of an operation to retake it from so-called Islamic State.
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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.