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'Ireland can cope without O'Connell'

October 17, 2015 - 7:44am
Ireland can beat Argentina in Sunday's World Cup quarter-final despite the absence of Paul O'Connell, says Stephen Ferris.
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Sexton ruled out of Argentina match

October 17, 2015 - 6:45am
Fly-half Johnny Sexton misses Ireland's World Cup quarter-final against Argentina because of a groin strain.
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VIDEO: Wild dust storm rolls over US city

October 17, 2015 - 6:40am
A dust storm has been caught on camera as it rolls across Phoenix in the US state of Arizona.
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Taiwan presidential candidate ditched

October 17, 2015 - 6:28am
Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang party drops Hung Hsiu-chu as its candidate for the island's presidential election in January amid poor poll ratings.
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BMA 'misleading' doctors over contract

October 17, 2015 - 5:05am
The health secretary accuses the BMA of misleading junior doctors over planned changes to their contracts in England ahead of a protest in London.
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VIDEO: Indians forced off land by flooding

October 17, 2015 - 3:53am
The monsoon rains in India have disappointed for a second year in a row, meaning farmers face drought and the government will have to import more food. But in the remote north-east of the country, locals face the opposite problem.
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Apple ordered to pay huge damages

October 17, 2015 - 3:52am
A US jury orders technology giant Apple to pay more than $234m in damages for patent infringement to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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VIDEO: Seized drugs set on fire in Panama

October 17, 2015 - 3:40am
Police in Panama have burned almost 11 tons of illegal drugs.
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Hungary closes border with Croatia

October 17, 2015 - 2:50am
Hungary closes its border with Croatia in an effort to stem the flow of migrants moving through the country en route to western Europe.
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Germany denies World Cup vote bribes

October 17, 2015 - 2:43am
The German Football Association "categorically rejects" allegations of a secret fund to secure votes for the 2006 World Cup.
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Students die in Mumbai restaurant fire

October 17, 2015 - 2:07am
A possible gas cylinder blast has killed at least eight people, most of them students, in a restaurant in the Indian city of Mumbai, police say.
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Corbyn to become CND vice-president

October 17, 2015 - 2:04am
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is to become the vice-president of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, despite his party's support of Trident.
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Rose three shots behind leader

October 17, 2015 - 1:22am
Justin Rose is three shots behind leader Brendan Steele after the second round of the Open in California.
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Mexico's 'El Chapo hurt in capture bid'

October 16, 2015 - 11:35pm
Fugitive Mexican drugs lord Joaquin Guzman suffered face and leg injuries as he narrowly evaded a police operation to recapture him, officials say.
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Five killed at Saudi Shia ceremony

October 16, 2015 - 10:31pm
Five people have been killed and nine wounded in an attack on a Shia gathering hall in eastern Saudi Arabia, the interior ministry says.
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VIDEO: California cleans up after mudslides

October 16, 2015 - 9:40pm
A huge cleanup operation is under way in the US after heavy rain caused mudslides and flash floods across a wide area of southern California.
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Headscarf crackdown inspires poetic fightback

October 16, 2015 - 6:50pm
Crackdown on headscarves inspires poetic fightback
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A viral picture of intolerance in India

October 16, 2015 - 6:33pm
The conversations convulsing Indian social media
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Ankara bombings: Turkish lives traumatised by twin attacks

October 16, 2015 - 6:30pm
Continued suffering after bloodshed in Ankara
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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.