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Michelle Obama tears up picture ban

July 1, 2015 - 11:40am
Selfie lovers will now be able to snap themselves at the White House after Michelle Obama literally tore up a decades-old photography ban.
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Indian 'eye candy' official sues

July 1, 2015 - 11:28am
An Indian bureaucrat sues Outlook magazine for calling her "eye candy", telling the BBC she found the description offensive.
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Denmark to cut asylum-seeker benefits

July 1, 2015 - 11:13am
Denmark's new centre-right government - backed by an anti-EU party - says social benefits for asylum-seekers will be reduced.
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Thousands attend HK democracy rally

July 1, 2015 - 11:13am
Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong attend a pro-democracy rally to mark the 18th anniversary of Britain handing the territory back to China.
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Greek PM 'offers fresh compromise'

July 1, 2015 - 11:11am
Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has offered new concessions to the country's creditors, but Germany says a deal is not yet possible.
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Lionel Richie heads to number one

July 1, 2015 - 11:10am
Soul star Lionel Richie heads to number one in the album chart as he enjoys a post-Glastonbury sales boost.
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VIDEO: Indonesia crash death toll rises

July 1, 2015 - 10:54am
Indonesian officials say 141 bodies have been recovered after a military transport plane crashed in a residential area of Medan on Tuesday.
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Europe hit by soaring temperatures

July 1, 2015 - 10:45am
Parts of Europe have been hit by temperatures above 40C, leading to concerns for the welfare of the young, elderly and vulnerable.
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First UK Tunisia dead returned home

July 1, 2015 - 10:34am
The bodies of eight of the British tourists killed by a gunman in Tunisia last Friday are returned to the UK on an RAF flight.
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Saints terminate Osvaldo contract

July 1, 2015 - 10:12am
Southampton terminate the contract of £15m record signing Dani Osvaldo, who played only 14 Premier League games.
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Cameroon releases detained children

July 1, 2015 - 10:11am
Cameroon releases 84 children detained after a raid on Koranic schools accused of links to Boko Haram over six months ago.
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Google apologises for racist blunder

July 1, 2015 - 10:02am
Google says it is "appalled" that its Photos app mislabelled several photos of a black American couple as showing gorillas.
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Family of 12 'may have gone to Syria'

July 1, 2015 - 10:01am
A family of 12 from Luton including a baby and two grandparents could have travelled to Syria after going missing, police say.
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Syria rebels shoot dead IS militants

July 1, 2015 - 9:55am
Syrian rebels release a video showing them shooting dead 18 alleged Islamic State (IS) militants, mimicking footage of killings by the jihadist group.
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Barrier Reef spared 'danger' listing

July 1, 2015 - 9:47am
United Nations heritage body Unesco votes not to put Australia's Great Barrier Reef on its world danger list.
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Brazil rejects lowering criminal age

July 1, 2015 - 9:04am
The lower house of Brazil's Congress rejects a bill which would have allowed young people between 16 and 18 years of age to be tried as adults.
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Alexis Tsipras and his Greek gamble

July 1, 2015 - 8:48am
Alexis Tsipras faces uncertain future
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UK outlook 'worsens' on Greece crisis

July 1, 2015 - 8:42am
The outlook for the UK's financial stability has worsened in the light of events in Greece, Bank of England governor Mark Carney warns.
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Airport decision by end of 2015 - PM

July 1, 2015 - 8:39am
David Cameron promises a decision on airport expansion by the end of the year and denies being "bullied" by anti-Heathrow expansion colleague Boris Johnson.
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England's hottest day since 2006

July 1, 2015 - 8:29am
England basks in sunshine as temperatures reach the hottest they have been for nine years.
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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.