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Mass graves found in western Iraq

October 31, 2014 - 7:29am
Scores of bodies of Sunni Muslim tribesmen apparently killed by Islamic State militants are found in mass graves in western Iraq.
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Government to 'retire' some WW1 debt

October 31, 2014 - 7:17am
The UK Government has said that it will 'retire' £218m of the UK's £2bn First World War debt by refinancing bonds issued in 1917. It is the first payment of its kind for 67 years.
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French town bans clowns after scares

October 31, 2014 - 7:08am
A mayor in the south of France bans clown disguises for a month, starting on Halloween, after several violent incidents involving teenagers dressed as clowns.
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Sony reports loss of $1.2bn

October 31, 2014 - 7:05am
Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony reports a net loss for the three months to September of 136bn yen ($1.2bn; £762m).
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BA owner upgrades profit forecast

October 31, 2014 - 6:49am
The parent company of British Airways, IAG, upgrades its profit forecast after it reports a 30% rise in third quarter profits.
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Blurred Lines dispute to go to trial

October 31, 2014 - 6:43am
A US judge rules the long-running dispute between Marvin Gaye's family, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over claims of plagiarism should go to trial.
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BOJ boosts monetary stimulus measure

October 31, 2014 - 6:34am
Japan's central bank, the Bank of Japan, surprises markets by announcing an expansion of its monetary stimulus policy.
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US police killing suspect captured

October 31, 2014 - 6:26am
A US man who has eluded police in the forests of Pennsylvania for seven weeks after the fatal shooting of a police officer has been found.
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Murray seals World Tour Finals place

October 31, 2014 - 6:17am
Andy Murray books his place at the World Tour Finals with an emphatic victory over Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters.
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Police boss in gross misconduct probe

October 31, 2014 - 6:15am
A police chief will face an internal charge of gross misconduct after an allegation of inappropriate behaviour towards women.
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China executes toddler-thrower

October 31, 2014 - 6:13am
A court in China executes a man who killed a two-year-old girl in Beijing following a parking space row with her mother.
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Dench and Watson honoured in LA

October 31, 2014 - 5:57am
Actors Dame Judi Dench, Emma Watson and Robert Downey Junior are among the stars honoured at the Britannia Awards hosted by Bafta in LA.
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Beijing bans Halloween on metro

October 31, 2014 - 5:52am
Beijing police say people wearing Halloween-themed fancy-dress on the city's metro could face arrest, state media report.
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Lawsuit over Malaysia missing plane

October 31, 2014 - 4:40am
Two children whose father was on Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 which disappeared file a lawsuit against the airline and Malaysia's government.
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Gerrard open to move from Liverpool

October 31, 2014 - 4:27am
Steven Gerrard says he could join another club next summer if Liverpool do not offer him a new contract.
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'Do more' to tackle aid corruption

October 31, 2014 - 4:19am
The UK government is not doing enough to tackle "petty corruption" in countries to which it gives aid, a report by a scrutiny body says.
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RBS reserves £400m for currency probe

October 31, 2014 - 4:09am
Royal Bank of Scotland sets aside £400m to cover potential costs from an investigation into possible manipulation of the foreign exchange market.
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VIDEO: Inside a haunted house in Louisiana

October 31, 2014 - 3:57am
Inside one of America's scariest haunted houses
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VIDEO: 'Rage on the streets' in Burkina Faso

October 31, 2014 - 3:07am
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore says he will stay in power for a year under a transitional government, following a day of violent protests demanding his resignation.
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Nikkei leads Asia up after BOJ move

October 31, 2014 - 2:53am
Japan led Asian shares higher after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) surprised markets by announcing more stimulus measures to boost the economy.
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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.