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Eurozone recovery picks up speed

April 29, 2016 - 7:35am
The eurozone's economy grew by a faster-than-expected 0.6% in the first three months of the year, but deflation returns.
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Russia jails space centre manager

April 29, 2016 - 7:22am
A Russian court jails a construction boss for corruption at Vostochny, a prestigious new cosmodrome.
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Tashkent bids sad farewell to trams

April 29, 2016 - 7:11am
People in Uzbekistan's capital Tashkent are mourning the end of the city's trams on social media, after local officials decided to take them out of service.
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Platini optimistic as ban appeal begins

April 29, 2016 - 6:30am
Uefa president Michel Platini says he is optimistic of overturning his six-year ban from football as he begins his appeal.
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US 'drops Pakistan fighter jet subsidy'

April 29, 2016 - 6:25am
The US will no longer subsidise the sale of eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, a senior state department official tells the BBC.
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John Wayne Day scrapped over race row

April 29, 2016 - 6:13am
Plans to declare 26 May as John Wayne Day in California are rejected in a State Assembly vote over racist comments the actor made in a Playboy interview.
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US man jailed for spying in N Korea

April 29, 2016 - 3:13am
North Korea has sentenced Kim Dong-chul, a naturalised US citizen, to 10 years of hard labour for spying.
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Panda-suit man shot after bomb threat

April 29, 2016 - 3:08am
A man wearing a panda costume and a surgical mask is shot and wounded by US police after allegedly making a bomb threat against a TV station.
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What is the most expensive object on Earth?

April 29, 2016 - 2:47am
What is the most expensive object on Earth?
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Asylum seeker dies of burns in Australia

April 29, 2016 - 2:29am
A 23-year-old Iranian asylum seeker who set himself on fire at Australia's detention centre on the island of Nauru has died.
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VIDEO: South African rugby's race struggle

April 29, 2016 - 1:44am
Rugby is banned by the South African government from hosting international tournaments for failing to create enough opportunities for black players.
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Gucci warns HK shops on funeral fakes

April 29, 2016 - 1:24am
Luxury goods maker Gucci sends warning letters to Hong Kong shops selling paper versions of its products to be burned as ritual funeral offerings.
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Japan to abandon space satellite forever

April 29, 2016 - 12:40am
Japan's space agency says it will abandon efforts to restore a multimillion dollar satellite sent to explore black holes, after it spun out of control.
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A Snapchat journey in the Philippines

April 29, 2016 - 12:39am
A Snapchat journey in the Philippines begins
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UN 'to respond to NK missile tests'

April 28, 2016 - 11:24pm
The UN Security Council is preparing a response after North Korea carried out two further missile tests, both of which failed.
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Hammond arrives in Cuba for visit

April 28, 2016 - 10:59pm
Philip Hammond says he is keen to "forge new links" with Cuba as he becomes the first UK foreign secretary to visit the country since the years before the communist revolution of 1959.
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Australian aid worker 'kidnapped'

April 28, 2016 - 10:48pm
An Australian woman working for an aid agency in the city of Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan has been kidnapped.
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VIDEO: Crowds greet Papa Wemba's body

April 28, 2016 - 9:55pm
Fans and mourners gather to welcome the body of Papa Wemba to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Carl Icahn dumps Apple shares on China

April 28, 2016 - 8:29pm
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn unloads his shares in Apple over the company's prospects in China.
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Colombia legalises gay marriage

April 28, 2016 - 8:20pm
Colombia legalises same-sex marriage, becoming the fourth country in Latin America to do so.
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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.