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Turkish PM rejects Kobane criticism

October 28, 2014 - 5:53am
Turkey defends its strategy on Islamic State
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Harris 'to host US Takeaway show'

October 28, 2014 - 5:33am
Actor Neil Patrick Harris is to host a US version of ITV's Saturday Night Takeaway, according to reports.
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Hugh Jackman treated for cancer again

October 28, 2014 - 5:20am
The Wolverine actor is said to be "all good" after his third treatment for skin cancer.
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French clashes after protester dies

October 28, 2014 - 5:19am
Demonstrations took place across France after a young man protesting against a controversial dam project was killed during clashes with police.
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Two genes linked with violent crime

October 28, 2014 - 5:00am
Two genes are associated with repeat violent offenders, according to a genetic analysis of almost 900 criminals in Finland.
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Mexico unearths 'new mass grave'

October 28, 2014 - 5:00am
Mexican authorities looking for 43 students who disappeared after clashing with police last month investigate another suspected mass grave.
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China 'to protect whistle-blowers'

October 28, 2014 - 5:00am
China's top prosecuting body lays out rights for whistle-blowers for the first time, amid an ongoing crackdown on corruption.
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Alibaba founder tops China rich list

October 28, 2014 - 4:49am
Internet billionaire tops China's rich list
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More landslides as heavy rains hit

October 28, 2014 - 4:37am
Landslides close the Inverness to Ullapool road and the Rest and Be Thankful as further heavy rains batter the west of Scotland.
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UBS sets aside $1.9bn in legal costs

October 28, 2014 - 4:11am
Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS, misses profit estimates after it sets aside $1.9bn in legal provisions over alleged currency-rigging.
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Bale nominated for Ballon d'Or

October 28, 2014 - 3:14am
Wales forward Gareth Bale is the only British player on the 23-man shortlist for the world footballer of the year award.
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Asian shares fall ahead of Fed

October 28, 2014 - 3:11am
Asian stocks are mostly lower with traders looking ahead to the meeting of policymakers at the US Federal Reserve.
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Court hears Anwar sodomy appeal

October 28, 2014 - 3:09am
A court in Malaysia begins hearing a final appeal filed by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim against his sodomy conviction.
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VIDEO: 'Stalemate' a month on from HK demos

October 28, 2014 - 2:53am
Hong Kong's civil disobedience movement began exactly one month ago.
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VIDEO: Turkey PM 'will help coalition forces'

October 28, 2014 - 2:12am
Turkish Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, has told the BBC's Lyse Doucet that Turkey will continue to help coalition forces if there is a co-ordinated plan for the creation of a ''democratic'' Syria.
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VIDEO: Is this the work of Caravaggio?

October 28, 2014 - 2:08am
A painting sold by Sotheby's in London for £42,000 is at the centre of a legal battle, amid claims it could be the work of Italian baroque master Caravaggio with a much greater value of around £11m.
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VIDEO: Mexico unearths 'new mass grave'

October 28, 2014 - 2:06am
Mexican authorities searching for 43 students who disappeared after a protest last month are investigating a suspected mass grave.
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Protection plan 'will not save reef'

October 28, 2014 - 1:49am
Australia's Academy of Science says a government draft plan to protect the Great Barrier Reef will not prevent its decline.
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Standard Chartered profit falls 16%

October 28, 2014 - 1:32am
Standard Chartered posts a 16% fall in operating profit because of a restructuring in its South Korean business and an increase in bad loans.
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Japan and N Korea in abduction talks

October 28, 2014 - 1:15am
Officials are holding talks in Pyongyang for the first time in a decade to discuss North Korea's investigation into the abduction of Japanese citizens.
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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.