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Saudis say 'killer' was IS agent

April 24, 2015 - 11:31am
Saudi Arabia says a young man arrested for the murders of two police officers has confessed to acting on orders from the Islamic State jihadist group.
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'Al-Shabab' kills Kenyan chief

April 24, 2015 - 10:54am
Suspected al-Shabab militants have abducted and killed a traditional chief in northern Kenya, according to a local elder.
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Amateur leads Boston Marathon for a mile

April 24, 2015 - 10:37am
A former professional triathlete reveals he overtook the elite field in the Boston Marathon so his daughters could see him on television.
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Johnson free to play for Sunderland

April 24, 2015 - 10:35am
Sunderland say Adam Johnson can continue to play for the club after he was charged with under-age sexual activity offences.
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EU allows sale of more GM food crops

April 24, 2015 - 10:25am
The EU approves the sale of 17 more genetically modified (GM) crops - mostly for use in animal feed.
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Week in pictures: 18-24 April 2015

April 24, 2015 - 10:24am
Some of the best news photos from around the world
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Niger battles meningitis outbreak

April 24, 2015 - 10:16am
A mass immunisation programme to protect children against meningitis starts in Niger, as the death toll rises from 85 to 129.
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Migrants killed on Macedonia railway

April 24, 2015 - 10:02am
Police in Macedonia say at least 14 migrants were killed by an express train as they followed a well-trodden route to western Europe.
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'Big, big problems' for Greek deal

April 24, 2015 - 10:02am
Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselboem warns that "big, big problems" need to be solved before any Greece debt deal can be agreed.
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Pakistan: Deaths show US drone risk

April 24, 2015 - 9:55am
Pakistan says the deaths of two Western hostages in a US drone strike demonstrates the dangers of using such tactics.
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How do drone strikes go wrong?

April 24, 2015 - 9:34am
How does a ‘perfect weapon’ fail?
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Moore not a fan of demand film trend

April 24, 2015 - 8:54am
Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore criticises the trend for simultaneous cinema and on demand release dates for films
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Vatican link in 'al-Qaeda' arrests

April 24, 2015 - 8:39am
Suspected extremists being investigated in Italy over links to al-Qaeda may have been planning an attack on the Vatican in 2010, prosecutors say.
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Reprieve for China wife on death row

April 24, 2015 - 8:34am
A Chinese court gives a two-year reprieve to a woman sentenced to death for murdering her abusive husband.
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UN workers kidnapped in DR Congo

April 24, 2015 - 7:45am
Three people working to remove mines for the UN peacekeepers in DR Congo are kidnapped in an area close to the Rwandan border.
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Deadly capsize 'captain' in court

April 24, 2015 - 7:36am
A Tunisian man appears in a court in Italy accused of captaining a boat that capsized off Libya with the loss of more than 700 lives.
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'Over 100' children killed in Yemen

April 24, 2015 - 7:12am
At least 115 children have been killed in a month of fighting and air strikes in Yemen, UN children's agency Unicef says.
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Ellen Pao faces $1m legal bill

April 24, 2015 - 7:05am
The woman who challenged sexism in Silicon Valley now faces a $1m legal bill unless she agrees not to appeal.
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German student death accused 'sorry'

April 24, 2015 - 7:05am
The 18-year-old accused of causing the death of student teacher Tugce Albayrak cries in court as he admits hitting her.
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Grey's 'McDreamy' in dramatic exit

April 24, 2015 - 6:55am
Patrick Dempsey's character Dr Derek Shepherd, known as McDreamy, makes a surprise exit from US medical drama Grey's Anatomy.
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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.