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UK anger at £1.7bn EU cash demand

12 hours 58 min ago
UK politicians react angrily to demands for an extra £1.7bn (2.1bn euros) contribution towards the European Union's budget due to the country's better economic performance.
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HK protesters to vote on proposals

13 hours 20 min ago
Protest leaders in Hong Kong are to ballot their supporters over whether to accept the government's proposals and end their occupation of the city.
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Gold prizes for Dubai commuters

13 hours 28 min ago
The emirate wants people to get out of their cars to ease traffic congestion.
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Sweden calls off search for sub

13 hours 35 min ago
Sweden calls off its massive week-long search for a suspected Russian submarine, saying the vessel has probably left its territorial waters.
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VIDEO: Fears of IS threat to Ancient Babylon

13 hours 42 min ago
There are fears that the ancient site of Babylon in present-day Iraq is threatened with destruction by the militant group calling itself Islamic State.
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NY axe attack: Islamist link probed

13 hours 55 min ago
Police in New York investigate whether a man who attacked two officers with an axe before being shot dead was linked to Islamist extremism.
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EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut

14 hours 4 min ago
The EU agrees what it calls "the world's most ambitious" deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030, overcoming deep divisions.
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Mortar fire on Pakistan-Iran border

14 hours 6 min ago
Pakistani and Iranian forces have exchanged mortar fire, in the latest incident between the two countries along their porous border.
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Quetta mourns attacks on Shias

15 hours 37 sec ago
Markets are shut and lawyers are on strike after a day of violence across the Pakistani city of Quetta, which left at least 13 dead.
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VIDEO: WW1: The Famine of Mount Lebanon

15 hours 58 min ago
As a proportion of the total population, more people died in Greater Syria than anywhere else in the world during the First World War. In Mount Lebanon a third of the population died of famine and disease.
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US firm fine for underpaying Indians

16 hours 19 min ago
US authorities penalise a Silicon Valley company for "grossly underpaying" eight workers brought over from India for a special project.
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Malaysia envoy sent to NZ over rape

16 hours 38 min ago
A Malaysian diplomat, wanted by New Zealand authorities on allegations of attempted rape in the city of Wellington in May, is finally extradited.
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China's property prices decline

16 hours 38 min ago
China's property prices fall 1.3% in September, marking the first year-on-year fall in the sector.
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Governor quits over Mexico missing

18 hours 14 min ago
The governor of Mexico's southern Guerrero state - where 43 students went missing after deadly clashes with police last month - stands down.
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Qantas back on track to profit

18 hours 35 min ago
Australia's troubled national carrier Qantas says it is on course to deliver its first pre-tax profits this year in the three months to September.
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China 'punishes 17' for deadly clash

October 23, 2014 - 11:44pm
Chinese authorities have arrested one official and punished 16 others following a deadly clash in a Yunnan village, state media say.
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Video of Ottawa attack released

October 23, 2014 - 11:01pm
Authorities in Canada release video showing the moments before a lone gunman stormed into Canada's parliament and was shot dead.
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US command of S Korea troops to stay

October 23, 2014 - 10:56pm
The US will maintain control of South Korean troops in the event of war with the North, the two sides say, delaying again a long-planned command transfer.
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Asian shares up on US earnings

October 23, 2014 - 10:10pm
Asian shares move up on Friday, taking their lead from the US where markets closed higher after strong company results boosted investor sentiment.
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VIDEO: Security for polio workers in Pakistan

October 23, 2014 - 9:27pm
The number of cases of polio in Pakistan has topped 200 for the first time in nearly 15 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.