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VIDEO: Olympic flame arrives in Brazil

May 3, 2016 - 10:21pm
The Olympic flame has arrived in Brazil for the start of a torch relay that will culminate with the opening of the Olympic Games in Rio in August.
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Asylum boat reaches Australia territory

May 3, 2016 - 9:54pm
A boat of asylum seekers has reached the Cocos Islands, a remote Australian territory in the Indian Ocean.
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US Navy Seal dies in IS attack in Iraq

May 3, 2016 - 8:55pm
A US Navy Seal advising Kurdish Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq is killed in an attack by Islamic State militants, US officials say.
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Unicef: 75m children deprived of school

May 3, 2016 - 8:30pm
Some 75 million school-age children in crisis areas around the world are in desperate need of educational support, according to a new report by Unicef.
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Trump crushes rivals in Indiana win

May 3, 2016 - 8:23pm
Donald Trump wins Indiana’s Republican presidential primary, dealing a huge blow to Ted Cruz and clearing a path to the nomination.
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A hunger for romance in northern Nigeria

May 3, 2016 - 7:24pm
How romantic novels are teaching Nigerian brides about love
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Why Kerala is the best place in India to die

May 3, 2016 - 7:20pm
Why Kerala is the best place to die in India
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Syrian refugee students rebuild from Beirut

May 3, 2016 - 7:18pm
Syrian refugee students rebuild from Beirut
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VIDEO: I was Ernest Hemingway's cook in Cuba

May 3, 2016 - 7:15pm
Home life in Cuba with the hard-drinking writer
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Repair businesses blossom in New York

May 3, 2016 - 7:11pm
The mending craze gripping New York
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The football club founded by Jules Rimet battles its way back

May 3, 2016 - 7:02pm
The football club founded by the World Cup's creator rises again
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Furious 'liar' row precedes Indiana poll

May 3, 2016 - 6:16pm
Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz brands his rival Donald Trump "a pathological liar" after the front-runner suggested Mr Cruz's father was linked to JFK's assassin.
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German right leader fined in race trial

May 3, 2016 - 6:02pm
The founder of the German anti-Islam movement, Pegida, is convicted of inciting racial hatred.
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Assad strategy 'won't end Syria war'

May 3, 2016 - 5:45pm
US Secretary of State John Kerry warns Syria's President Assad that seeking military gains will not end the civil war.
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French tennis body searched by police

May 3, 2016 - 4:32pm
The headquarters of the French tennis federation (FFT) and the home of its president are searched following allegations of illegal ticket sales.
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Syria truce 'to be extended to Aleppo'

May 3, 2016 - 4:09pm
Russia's foreign minister says a unilateral truce declared by the Syrian military could be extended to the city of Aleppo within hours.
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Life for Israeli over Palestinian murder

May 3, 2016 - 2:13pm
The Israeli ringleader in the murder of a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and burned to death is sentenced to life in prison.
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German pair 'tortured women to death'

May 3, 2016 - 1:34pm
A couple in north-western Germany used dating adverts to lure two women to their home then tortured them to death, police say.
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Baby saved after four days in rubble

May 3, 2016 - 1:03pm
A six-month-old girl is rescued from the debris of a building that collapsed four days ago in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.
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Satirist says Merkel 'filleted' him

May 3, 2016 - 11:59am
A German comedian under investigation for mocking the Turkish president accuses Angela Merkel of "serving" him up to a "despot".
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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.