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USA to bid for 2024 Olympic Games

December 16, 2014 - 8:00pm
The United States Olympic Committee will bid for the 2024 Olympic & Paralympic Games - with four cities vying to host.
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The strange normality of life in the middle of Syria's war

December 16, 2014 - 7:39pm
How everyday life continues despite Syrian civil war
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Bill Cosby will not face LA charges

December 16, 2014 - 7:12pm
Charges will not be filed against comedian Bill Cosby over allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in 1974, US prosecutors say.
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Mercedes rivalry set to continue

December 16, 2014 - 7:05pm
Mercedes plan to let team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg battle it out for the title again next season.
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Brazil indigenous clash in Congress

December 16, 2014 - 7:05pm
Brazilian indigenous protesters armed with bows and arrows clash with police inside the National Congress building in Brasilia.
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VIDEO: Simpson: What's behind rouble's fall?

December 16, 2014 - 6:58pm
Russia raises its key interest rate from 10.5% to 17% in an effort to ease the rouble's recent fall in value.
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VIDEO: Could this be the last Dalai Lama?

December 16, 2014 - 6:17pm
The UK has been soft on China over the Hong Kong protest because Britain is economically weak, the Dalai Lama suggests.
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Cruz Azul 0-4 Real Madrid

December 16, 2014 - 6:03pm
Wales forward Gareth Bale scores as Real Madrid ease into the Club World Cup final with their 21st straight win.
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Liverpool must keep Rodgers - Savage

December 16, 2014 - 5:47pm
Robbie Savage says Brendan Rodgers should remain Liverpool manager, but he should sell Mario Balotelli and buy a defender.
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What's behind growing gun support in US?

December 16, 2014 - 5:42pm
Why is support for guns rising in US as crime falls?
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Sheffield United 1-0 Southampton

December 16, 2014 - 5:22pm
League One Sheffield United shock their Premier League opponents Southampton to reach the semi-finals of the League Cup.
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Yeovil Town 2-0 Accrington Stanley

December 16, 2014 - 5:01pm
League One Yeovil Town book an FA Cup third-round meeting with Manchester United after beating Accrington in their replay.
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Obama will sign new Russia sanctions

December 16, 2014 - 4:39pm
President Obama will sign a bill imposing new Russian sanctions despite reservations, the White House says.
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Six-time 'killer' found dead in woods

December 16, 2014 - 4:20pm
A body has been found in Pennsylvania woodland by police searching for a man suspected of killing six people in a shooting rampage.
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Fifa's Garcia urged not to quit

December 16, 2014 - 4:16pm
Former Fifa advisor Michael Hershman pleads with Michael Garcia not to quit over his World Cup bidding report.
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VIDEO: Miss World on her African heritage

December 16, 2014 - 4:13pm
Rolene Strauss, Miss World 2014, tells Focus on Africa's Peter Okwoche how she feels her African heritage helped her clinch the crown.
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VIDEO: Athletics doping cases rock Kenya

December 16, 2014 - 4:02pm
Kenyan athletics is facing serious questions after two more runners failed drug tests, as the BBC's Dennis Okari reports.
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Atul Gawande: What ails India's public health system

December 16, 2014 - 3:42pm
Atul Gawande on what ails India's public health system
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VIDEO: Goa's fight for independence

December 16, 2014 - 3:39pm
The day Goa won independence, 14 years after the rest of India
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Cook uncertain of World Cup role

December 16, 2014 - 3:28pm
England's Alastair Cook says he does not know if he will captain the one-day international team in the 2015 World Cup.
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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.