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Ukraine fire kills 17 in care home

May 29, 2016 - 11:19am
Seventeen people are killed as a fire tears through a building housing elderly people in a village near the Ukrainian capital Kiev.
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VIDEO: Elephant calf rescued from drain

May 29, 2016 - 11:04am
An elephant calf has been rescued from an uncovered drain in Sri Lanka's Hambantota port.
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Iran and Saudis fail to solve Hajj row

May 29, 2016 - 10:50am
Iran and Saudi Arabia fail to solve a row over the Hajj pilgrimage and Iranian citizens will not travel to Mecca this year, Tehran says
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Japan boy left in woods 'as punishment'

May 29, 2016 - 10:02am
The parents of a seven-year-old boy missing in the mountains of northern Japan admit that they left him alone in the woods as a punishment.
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'Boateng insult' sparks row in Germany

May 29, 2016 - 9:48am
Comments by a senior leader of Germany's right-wing AfD party about football star Jerome Boateng are widely condemned as racist.
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India arrests over assaults on Africans

May 29, 2016 - 9:32am
Indian police say five people have been arrested over attacks in Delhi last week on Africans, assaults that have strained diplomatic ties.
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Shipwrecks 'kill up to 700 migrants'

May 29, 2016 - 7:00am
Up to 700 migrants are feared drowned in a series of shipwrecks off the coast of Libya in the last few days, the UN refugee agency says.
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VIDEO: WW2 aircraft pulled from Hudson River

May 29, 2016 - 5:20am
A pilot has died after a vintage World War Two aircraft crashed in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey.
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Zoo gorilla shot as boy falls into moat

May 29, 2016 - 3:37am
Zoo officials shoot dead a gorilla after it grabbed a four-year-old boy who fell into its enclosure in the US city of Cincinnati.
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VIDEO: Gorilla drags boy through zoo moat

May 29, 2016 - 3:29am
Zoo officials have shot dead a gorilla after a four-year-old boy fell into its enclosure in the US city of Cincinnati.
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VIDEO: Europe hit by lightning strikes

May 29, 2016 - 2:03am
Lightning strikes have caused serious injuries to several people, at a park in Paris, and a football match in Germany.
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China firm sorry over race-row advert

May 29, 2016 - 1:55am
A Chinese firm apologises over a now notorious advert in which a black man is stuffed into a washing machine and emerges a light-skinned Asian.
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Lufthansa to suspend Venezuela flights

May 28, 2016 - 11:48pm
The German airline, Lufthansa, says it will suspend flights to Venezuela from next month due to growing economic difficulties in the country.
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VIDEO: 'Islamic State' tunnels found in Falluja

May 28, 2016 - 11:46pm
Iraqi government forces have made some gains in their efforts to retake Falluja, which is under the control of so-called Islamic State militants.
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Iraqi army makes gains in battle with IS

May 28, 2016 - 9:05pm
Iraqi government forces make gains in their offensive to drive Islamic State militants from Falluja - one the country's two major cities in IS hands.
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VIDEO: How did Iraq get so violent?

May 28, 2016 - 8:00pm
Was US-led invasion to blame?
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VIDEO: Lost cats, disguised football fans and other trends of the week

May 28, 2016 - 7:42pm
Kadyrov's missing cat and of other online trends
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Jatra: India's former folk theatre actors struggle to survive

May 28, 2016 - 7:39pm
Portraits of India's struggling folk theatre artists
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Alma telescope peers into space

May 28, 2016 - 7:38pm
Alma telescope peers into space from Chile
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The opium farmers with the police on their side

May 28, 2016 - 7:36pm
The opium growers with the police on their side
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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.