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Sturridge to have rehab with Red Sox

December 17, 2014 - 10:16am
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge will spend Christmas with Boston Red Sox in a bid to speed up his return from a thigh injury.
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UK army murder claims 'were lies'

December 17, 2014 - 9:57am
Allegations of murder and torture made against British soldiers by Iraqi detainees after a 2004 battle were "deliberate lies", the Al-Sweady Inquiry rules.
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A guide to the Sony Pictures hack

December 17, 2014 - 9:38am
A guide to the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures
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US worker released from Cuba prison

December 17, 2014 - 9:35am
The US and Cuba announce a prisoner swap involving the release of American Alan Gross and three Cubans, heralding a possible major thaw in relations.
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VIDEO: Mass tango for Pope's birthday

December 17, 2014 - 9:25am
Hundreds of mainly elderly couples have performed a Tango in St Peter's Square in Rome to mark the seventy-eighth birthday of Pope Francis.
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Car smoke ban 'to start in October'

December 17, 2014 - 9:22am
Smoking in cars with children will be banned in England, under new laws put forward by the government.
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UK sees pick-up in wage growth

December 17, 2014 - 8:59am
Wage growth picked up in the three months to October and outstripped the rise in the cost of living, while unemployment fell again, official figures show.
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Somalis seize Yemeni fishing boats

December 17, 2014 - 8:57am
Somaliland seizes more than 51 Yemeni boats and an Egyptian ship for fishing illegally in its waters, a Somaliland official tells the BBC.
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Asian stock markets hold steady

December 17, 2014 - 8:57am
Asian stock markets held steady on Wednesday, although nerves over the rouble crisis in Russia led to investors seeking safer assets.
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VIDEO: Can Pakistan unite against Taliban?

December 17, 2014 - 8:53am
BBC reporter Nick Childs gauges the mood in Pakistan following the Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar and looks at the government's response.
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City of Angels returns to London

December 17, 2014 - 8:24am
Two decades after its London premiere, City of Angels returns to the stage at London's Donmar Warehouse.
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Pakistan cricket to donate proceeds

December 17, 2014 - 7:55am
Pakistan donate all proceeds from Wednesday's one-day match with New Zealand to the victims of the Peshawar school massacre.
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Colombia to print Garcia Marquez notes

December 17, 2014 - 7:48am
The face of the Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez is to feature on Colombian bank notes, the country's lawmakers decide.
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EU court takes Hamas off terror list

December 17, 2014 - 7:45am
A European Union court annuls the bloc’s decision to keep Hamas on a list of terrorist groups, but temporarily maintains a funding freeze.
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Boxer Crolla attacked by burglars

December 17, 2014 - 7:27am
Anthony Crolla is "lucky to be alive" after suffering a fractured skull when confronting burglars.
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Apple halts Russian online sales

December 17, 2014 - 7:27am
Technology giant Apple says it cannot currently sell products online in Russia because the rouble's value is too volatile for it to set prices.
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VIDEO: Clove price hits Tanzanian farmers

December 17, 2014 - 7:23am
Following dramatic price falls, clove farmers in Tanzania are calling for more government help to sustain a crop they have been farming for generations.
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Mexico vigilantes in deadly clash

December 17, 2014 - 7:18am
At least 11 people are killed in a shoot-out between rival vigilante groups in the western Mexican state of Michoacan.
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Sony movie's NY premiere cancelled

December 17, 2014 - 6:47am
The New York premiere of The Interview, a comedy about the assassination of North Korea's president, is cancelled amid threats from hackers.
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Pakistan mourns its school dead

December 17, 2014 - 6:39am
Funerals are being held in Peshawar after Pakistan's deadliest Taliban attack left 132 children and nine staff dead at a school.
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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.