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Giant tortoise 'miraculous' recovery

October 28, 2014 - 3:16pm
A new study confirms that giant tortoise numbers on one of the Galapagos Islands have bounced back thanks to captive breeding.
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Pfizer refuses to rule out tax deal

October 28, 2014 - 3:09pm
US drug giant Pfizer refuses to rule out an acquisition that would help it lower its tax bill, after a deal for the UK's AstraZeneca fell through.
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Day in pictures: 28 October

October 28, 2014 - 3:03pm
Images from around the world taken over the past 24 hours
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VIDEO: 'I left my fiancée to be a barber'

October 28, 2014 - 2:49pm
A hairdresser in Egypt says she is proving people in Egypt who think a woman who works as a hairdresser is not decent wrong.
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EU to pass France and Italy budgets

October 28, 2014 - 2:43pm
The European Commission says it is likely to approve France and Italy's 2015 budgets after both countries made adjustments to their first proposals, submitted earlier this month.
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Italy 'to continue' migrant rescues

October 28, 2014 - 2:38pm
The Italian navy says it will continue search and rescue missions for migrants in the Mediterranean, amid concern about EU budget cuts hitting rescues.
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Huge march against Burkinabe leader

October 28, 2014 - 2:23pm
Tens of thousands of people protest in Burkina Faso's capital against moves to extend the president's 27-year rule, amid clashes with the security forces.
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Canada 'grateful' to Cpl Cirillo

October 28, 2014 - 2:19pm
Canadian PM Harper tells mourners the nation is deeply grateful to Cpl Nathan Cirillo, the young soldier killed by a gunman in Ottawa last week.
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Accident traps Turkish coal miners

October 28, 2014 - 1:59pm
At least 18 workers have been trapped hundreds of metres underground after a coal mining accident in southern Turkey, officials say.
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Nigeria given deadline to avoid ban

October 28, 2014 - 1:58pm
Nigeria are given until Friday to overturn a court ruling that voided its recent football elections or Fifa will ban them until May 2015.
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S Africa photos show Meyiwa suspects

October 28, 2014 - 1:53pm
Police in South Africa release images of two men suspected of killing footballer Senso Meyiwa, shot after intruders entered his girlfriend's home.
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President 'not aware of Mafia deal'

October 28, 2014 - 1:37pm
Italian President Giorgio Napolitano denies knowing of any secret talks between the state and the Mafia, while appearing as a witness at a trial.
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'Boston bomber' friend convicted

October 28, 2014 - 1:23pm
A friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect faces up to eight years in prison after being found guilty of lying to investigators.
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Dutch ask Russia for MH17 'evidence'

October 28, 2014 - 1:14pm
Dutch investigators ask Russia to surrender evidence it claims to have showing a Ukrainian fighter jet in the same area as flight MH17 when it was shot down.
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VIDEO: Lava nears homes in Hawaii

October 28, 2014 - 1:11pm
A lave flow from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island is now drawing close to homes.
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Trott makes international return

October 28, 2014 - 1:02pm
Jonathan Trott vows to prove himself again at international level after being named in the England Lions squad.
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Asian girls 'also victims of grooming'

October 28, 2014 - 1:00pm
Asian girls, as well as white girls, are being groomed for sex by groups of Asian men in Rotherham, victim support groups tell the BBC.
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Israeli cult leader jailed for abuse

October 28, 2014 - 12:53pm
An Israeli court has sentenced polygamist and cult leader Goel Ratzon to 30 years in prison for sex crimes
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Family of four found dead in house

October 28, 2014 - 12:30pm
Four members of the same family, including two teenage girls, are found dead at a house in Bradford.
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The second funniest person in the world is Pakistani

October 28, 2014 - 12:30pm
The second funniest person in the world is Pakistani
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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.