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Mass grave 'found in eastern Syria'

December 17, 2014 - 6:35pm
The bodies of more than 230 people thought to have been killed by Islamic State (IS) have been found in a mass grave in eastern Syria, activists say.
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VIDEO: 'Buddhist bug' art explores difference

December 17, 2014 - 6:19pm
Artist's colourful search for identity
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'New chapter' in US-Cuba ties

December 17, 2014 - 5:34pm
The US and Cuba announce moves to normalise relations in a major policy shift, following the release by Cuba of US contractor Alan Gross.
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US coach banned for eight years

December 17, 2014 - 5:33pm
American sprinter Tyson Gay's former coach Jon Drummond has been banned for eight years for doping violations.
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VIDEO: Russians splash out to beat rouble fall

December 17, 2014 - 5:28pm
As the Russian rouble falls in value - and prices for imported goods looks set to rise - Russians have been flocking to the stores, to spend their cash on durable goods.
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Greek political crisis: Huge amount at stake

December 17, 2014 - 5:23pm
Greece on knife-edge over presidential vote
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Bournemouth 1-3 Liverpool

December 17, 2014 - 5:12pm
Liverpool secure a much-needed victory as Raheem Sterling scores twice in their League Cup quarter-final at Bournemouth.
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Armitage banned for abusing fans

December 17, 2014 - 5:11pm
Toulon's Delon Armitage is banned for 12 weeks for using foul and abusive language towards Leicester Tigers fans.
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Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Newcastle United

December 17, 2014 - 5:07pm
Four-time winners Tottenham move into the League Cup semi-finals with an emphatic win against Newcastle United.
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New York bans fracking due to risk

December 17, 2014 - 5:06pm
Fracking, the controversial method of oil and gas development, will be banned in New York state after a report concludes the process poses "significant public health risks".
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Farc rebels declare unilateral truce

December 17, 2014 - 4:50pm
Colombia's Farc rebels declare a unilateral ceasefire for an indefinite period of time, but the government is yet to respond to the move.
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VIDEO: US navy develops 'fish' robot

December 17, 2014 - 3:18pm
The US military has been showing off its latest catch.
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Greece fails to elect new president

December 17, 2014 - 2:58pm
The Greek parliament fails to elect a new president in the first round of voting, with the government's candidate 40 votes short of an outright win.
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Sharif vow to end Pakistan terrorism

December 17, 2014 - 1:32pm
Pakistani leader Nawaz Sharif vows to rid his country of terrorism after the Taliban killed 141 people, mostly children, at a Peshawar school.
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VIDEO: Pakistan attack 'darkest day of my life'

December 17, 2014 - 1:30pm
BBC News speaks to Shah Jehan, a UK relative of two young boys who died in the Peshawar school attack.
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German road toll plan gets go-ahead

December 17, 2014 - 1:29pm
The German government approves plans for a controversial road toll, including charging foreigners for using the Autobahn.
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Falcao wants to stay at Man United

December 17, 2014 - 12:53pm
Radamel Falcao "wants to stay" at Old Trafford but says his long-term future depends on how much playing time he gets.
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Kenya blogger on president slur charge

December 17, 2014 - 12:31pm
A popular and controversial Kenyan blogger is charged with undermining the presidency, following a tweet he posted earlier this week.
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Fifa investigator Garcia resigns

December 17, 2014 - 12:18pm
Fifa's independent ethics investigator Michael Garcia resigns in protest over the handling of his World Cup bidding report.
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S Leone houses searched for Ebola

December 17, 2014 - 12:01pm
Sierra Leone starts house-to-house searches in the capital Freetown to find hidden cases of Ebola, at the same time restricting shop opening hours.
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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.