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Displaced Nigerians 'may not vote'

December 16, 2014 - 12:26pm
At least 1.5 million Nigerians displaced by the Islamist insurgency may not be able to vote in elections if the law is not changed, an official tells the BBC.
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Ex-DJ Denning jailed for sex abuse

December 16, 2014 - 12:21pm
Former BBC DJ Chris Denning is jailed for 13 years for sexually abusing boys in the 1960s, 70s and 80s.
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Search intensifies for US gunman

December 16, 2014 - 12:06pm
Authorities in Pennsylvania continue to search for Bradley William Stone after his ex-wife and five of her family members are shot dead.
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England end tour with heavy defeat

December 16, 2014 - 11:52am
Tillakaratne Dilshan hits 101 and takes 3-37 to condemn England to an 87-run defeat and seal a 5-2 series win for Sri Lanka.
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Stolen Red Bull trophies found

December 16, 2014 - 11:51am
Trophies stolen from the Red Bull Racing factory in Milton Keynes are found in a lake.
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Brent oil price falls below $59

December 16, 2014 - 11:49am
The price of Brent crude oil has fallen below $59 a barrel for the first time since May 2009.
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Berdych appoints Murray's ex-coach

December 16, 2014 - 11:45am
Andy Murray's former coach, Dani Vallverdu, is appointed by world number seven Tomas Berdych ahead of the 2015 season.
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Briton guilty of Kenyan child abuse

December 16, 2014 - 11:44am
Ex-teacher Simon Harris is found guilty of sexually abusing street children in Kenya after a trial in Birmingham.
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VIDEO: Testing out paying by gloves

December 16, 2014 - 11:38am
The first contactless payment gloves are being trialled in stores in the run up to Christmas - Rory Cellan-Jones put them to the test.
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US version of Broadchurch cancelled

December 16, 2014 - 11:06am
The US take on ITV hit drama Broadchurch, starring David Tennant, will not return for a second series.
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Hague unveils 'English votes' plans

December 16, 2014 - 10:47am
Commons Leader William Hague says "the consent of the majority" of English MPs is needed for English-only laws as he outlines options to Parliament.
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Jeb Bush to explore White House bid

December 16, 2014 - 10:41am
Ex-Florida governor Jeb Bush, brother and son of US presidents, takes a step towards a run on the White House in 2016.
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Clarke appointed new Reading manager

December 16, 2014 - 10:37am
Championship side Reading appoint former West Bromwich Albion head coach Steve Clarke as their new manager.
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Rouble in free-fall despite rate rise

December 16, 2014 - 10:20am
The rouble crashes to new record lows in Tuesday trading, hitting 79 roubles to the dollar, despite a dramatic rise in Russian interest rates.
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Congo ex-rebels 'run away in Uganda'

December 16, 2014 - 10:15am
More than 1,500 Congolese ex-rebels go on the run in Uganda ahead of their handover to DR Congo, the M23 group's leader tells the BBC.
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In pictures: Zanzibar's clove harvest

December 16, 2014 - 8:54am
Harvesting the cloves that spice up Christmas
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Mr Turner leads UK critics awards

December 16, 2014 - 8:53am
Mr Turner, director Mike Leigh's biopic about the British landscape painter JMW Turner, is nominated for seven awards by the London Film Critics' Circle.
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Fifa dismisses Garcia complaint

December 16, 2014 - 8:28am
Fifa dismisses a complaint from its own World Cup corruption investigator Michael Garcia as well as two whistleblowers.
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I've never fixed games, says Herrera

December 16, 2014 - 8:23am
Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera insists he has never been involved in match-fixing after being named in an investigation.
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VIDEO: One of last six rare rhinos dies

December 16, 2014 - 8:09am
One of the world's last remaining northern white rhinos has died at a zoo in California, the 44-year old male named Angalifu died of old age, leaving only five in the world.
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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.