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Canada 'to admit Alan Kurdi relatives'

November 27, 2015 - 9:20pm
Relatives of Syrian boy Alan Kurdi, whose drowning off Turkey triggered an international outcry, are to be admitted to Canada, his aunt says.
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Ukraine's police say 'goodbye' to Russian social networks

November 27, 2015 - 9:05pm
Ukraine's police warned off the Russian internet
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Russia beefs up defences in Syria

November 27, 2015 - 8:31pm
Russia strengthens its anti-aircraft defences in Syria by moving up a cruiser and deploying new missiles at an air base.
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Syria war: Attacks fuel search for solution

November 27, 2015 - 7:56pm
How rash of attacks fuel search for solution in Syria
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Why Cyprus backs Cameron's push for UK air strikes in Syria

November 27, 2015 - 7:52pm
Why Cyprus backs UK airstrikes against Islamic State
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Amina: Return of a topless rebel

November 27, 2015 - 7:48pm
The return of a topless rebel to Muslim Tunisia
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VIDEO: Europe's efforts to tackle radicalisation

November 27, 2015 - 6:02pm
As Europe's leaders consider how to tackle Islamic State extremists in abroad, they are also struggling to contain the threat within their own borders.
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Chile pot-smoking mum cannot see baby

November 27, 2015 - 3:52pm
A Chilean mother says a hospital is restricting her access to her newborn baby because she said she smoked marijuana.
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Turkey-Russia war of words over jet

November 27, 2015 - 2:48pm
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan uses a TV speech to warn President Putin not to "play with fire" over the downing of a Russian plane.
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VIDEO: Key moments from Paris attack memorial

November 27, 2015 - 2:02pm
France has held a national memorial service for the 130 people killed in the gun and bomb attacks in Paris on 13 November
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VIDEO: Drug smuggling in fake ambulances

November 27, 2015 - 1:25pm
A Dutch man has been found guilty over a £1.6bn drugs smuggling operation where he posed as a handyman on a fake ambulance.
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VIDEO: Amina Sboui on her topless photo

November 27, 2015 - 1:22pm
Tunisian feminist Amina Sboui looks back on the topless photo that made her famous and explains why she decided to publish an such an incendiary image.
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France holds memorial for Paris victims

November 27, 2015 - 1:15pm
France holds a national memorial service to remember the 130 people who died in the Paris attacks two weeks ago.
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Dutch to appeal Starbucks tax ruling

November 27, 2015 - 12:37pm
The Dutch finance ministry says it will fight a ruling ordering it to recover as much as €30m (£21.2m) in tax from Starbucks.
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VIDEO: Singing back at the trolls

November 27, 2015 - 12:35pm
Rotana Tarabzouni is a Saudi born singer now studying in the US. She's been trolled on Twitter for her choice to sing and campaign for women's rights.
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Suicide attack hits Nigeria Shia march

November 27, 2015 - 12:27pm
A suicide bomber has killed at least 21 people in attack on a Shia Muslim procession in Nigeria's Kano state, eyewitnesses say.
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Black Friday spending moves online

November 27, 2015 - 11:50am
Black Friday sees an online spending surge on both sides of the Atlantic, although there were still long queues of US consumers hunting for bargains on the High Street.
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Nepal schoolchildren protest at blockade

November 27, 2015 - 11:36am
Tens of thousands of Nepal schoolchildren form a human chain along the capital Kathmandu's ring road, in protest at a blockade on the Indian border.
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VIDEO: Fighting the disability taboo

November 27, 2015 - 11:00am
Shaimaa Khalil meets one of the country's up and coming artists and public speakers who has been in a wheelchair for more than seven years after a car accident destroyed her spine.
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'Decaying bodies' found off Japan coast

November 27, 2015 - 10:31am
Japanese officials say they are investigating decomposed bodies found on board boats off the country's coastline.
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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.