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Ivory Coast promises to pay soldiers

November 19, 2014 - 6:37am
Ivory Coast's Interior Minister, Hamed Bakayoko, promises the government will meet demands for back-pay by thousands of protesting soldiers.
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VIDEO: Why Afghanistan is bad for business

November 19, 2014 - 6:37am
Afghanistan's new President Ashraf Ghani has said he will transform the country's economy, many business are currently struggling.
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Royal Mail shares fall sharply

November 19, 2014 - 6:32am
Shares in Royal Mail have dropped by more than 8% after the firm warned that rivals - including Amazon - were eating into its parcel delivery business.
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Children failed over sex abuse risk

November 19, 2014 - 6:25am
Vulnerable children in England are at risk of sexual exploitation because of failings by councils, the children's services watchdog Ofsted warns.
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Woods incensed by parody interview

November 19, 2014 - 6:18am
Tiger Woods asks veteran golf writer Dan Jenkins for an apology after being made the subject of a parody interview.
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Egypt civilians die in Sinai clashes

November 19, 2014 - 6:18am
Ten people, most of them civilians, have been killed in clashes between Islamist militants and soldiers in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, officials say.
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Shares dive in nuclear firm Areva

November 19, 2014 - 6:10am
Shares in Areva have plunged after the French nuclear firm suspended its financial targets for 2015 and 2016.
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VIDEO: Putin spokesman: We have 'red lines'

November 19, 2014 - 6:06am
President Putin's chief spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, has told the BBC that Russia has red lines in Europe that it will not allow to be crossed
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Solomon Islands holds elections

November 19, 2014 - 6:02am
Solomon Islanders vote in their first parliamentary elections since an Australian-led peacekeeping force withdrew last year.
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VIDEO: Tackling Taiwan's animal smugglers

November 19, 2014 - 5:30am
Taiwanese authorities face a growing challenge to stop a wide and bold network of animal smugglers who have been tapping into the island's rich reserves to profit from China's huge appetite for wild animals.
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Bankrupt keeper James's items sold

November 19, 2014 - 5:30am
Former England goalkeeper David James' football memorabilia is auctioned off after the star went bankrupt.
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VIDEO: Inside Turkmenistan fuel summit

November 19, 2014 - 5:06am
Energy companies and EU officials have gathered to discuss energy security, thousands miles away from Europe, at an oil and gas conference in Turkmenistan.
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Tunisia from revolution to republic

November 19, 2014 - 4:59am
Is Tunisia the only Arab Spring success story?
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Thais held for 'Hunger Games' salute

November 19, 2014 - 4:56am
Five Thai students are detained for flashing a three-finger salute inspired by The Hunger Games film series at PM Prayuth Chan-Ocha.
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Asian shares lower after BOJ meeting

November 19, 2014 - 4:52am
Shares in Asia fell back on Wednesday as the Bank of Japan kept its monetary policy unchanged, a month after it announced a surprise easing.
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Franzen set to publish fifth novel

November 19, 2014 - 4:44am
Award-winning American novelist Jonathan Franzen is to publish his fifth book next September, titled Purity.
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Formula 1 gossip column

November 19, 2014 - 4:42am
Ecclestone hits back at small teams, Jordan calls on F1 chief to step down, golf star McIlroy backs Hamilton, plus more.
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Bill Cosby Netflix special postponed

November 19, 2014 - 4:23am
Streaming service Netflix postpones a Bill Cosby stand-up special after another woman accuses the veteran comedian of sexually assaulting her.
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Google rents record billboard

November 19, 2014 - 4:14am
Google is the first company to rent the world's biggest digital billboard, which is eight storeys high and situated in New York's Times Square.
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NHS publishes surgeon outcomes data

November 19, 2014 - 4:11am
Information on how patients fare with specific surgeons in England is highlighted in an NHS transparency drive.
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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.