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Everton sign defender Mori for £9.5m

September 1, 2015 - 6:36am
Everton sign defender Ramiro Funes Mori from River Plate for £9.5m, while Aaron Lennon is set to join from Tottenham for £5m.
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Rare hurricane hits Cape Verde

September 1, 2015 - 6:23am
A hurricane, with winds of up to 135km/h (85mph) hits the island nation of Cape Verde, off the coast of West Africa, for the first time since 1892.
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Zac Efron film flops at box office

September 1, 2015 - 6:23am
Zac Efron's dance movie We Are Your Friends bombs at the North American box office, with one of the worst opening weekends on record.
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Hero's welcome for Kenyan athletes

September 1, 2015 - 6:18am
Victorious Kenyan athletes return home to a hero's welcome after they topped the medal table at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing for the first time.
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UK sperm bank has just nine donors

September 1, 2015 - 5:56am
The national sperm bank hopes a recruitment drive will boost the number of donors after it emerges only nine men are registered a year after it opened.
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Farage: Migration key to EU campaign

September 1, 2015 - 5:50am
Nigel Farage says immigration will be central to the EU referendum as he insists UKIP will launch its own No campaign instead of joining other groups.
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Eurozone jobless rate lowest since 2012

September 1, 2015 - 5:49am
Unemployment in the eurozone fell to its lowest rate in July for more than three years, official figures show.
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Charities 'sold 87-year-old's details'

September 1, 2015 - 5:43am
The Information Commissioner's Office is investigating claims that an 87-year-old man's personal details were sold or passed on by charities up to 200 times.
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UK manufacturing growth slows in August

September 1, 2015 - 5:30am
Growth in the UK manufacturing sector slowed slightly in August, a survey suggests, with the workforce falling for the first time in more than two years.
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NHS funds spent on 'patient treats'

September 1, 2015 - 5:30am
Thousands of pounds of NHS personal health budgets are being spent on "treats", including holidays, clothes and pedalo hire, an investigation finds.
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Fire in Venezuelan prison kills 17

September 1, 2015 - 5:12am
A fire in Venezuela's Tocuyito prison, near the city of Valencia in northern Carabobo state, kills 17 people and injures 11.
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Chinese shares hit by weak data

September 1, 2015 - 4:28am
Chinese shares continue their recent slide after fresh data provides further evidence of a slowdown in the country's economy.
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Migrant trains reach Munich station

September 1, 2015 - 4:26am
Trains carrying more than 1,000 migrants arrive in Germany, as Hungary closes a major rail station in an attempt to bring the crisis under control.
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The grandeur of Tokyo's Hotel Okura in pictures

September 1, 2015 - 3:18am
Images then and now of much-loved but doomed Hotel Okura
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VIDEO: 'River of humanity' on Hungary border

September 1, 2015 - 3:15am
The UN says the number of migrants arriving in Hungary is increasing every day.
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New insecticide method '100% effective'

September 1, 2015 - 2:54am
A new method of applying insecticide to nets has proved 100% effective against certain resistant mosquitoes, an international study reports.
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VIDEO: Palmyra temple damage an 'appalling loss'

September 1, 2015 - 2:49am
Historian Dan Cruickshank says any damage done to to the the Bel Temple by the Islamic State (IS) group is on a par with destroying the Parthenon in Greece or Chartres Cathedral in France.
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Tuesday's gossip column

September 1, 2015 - 2:39am
Tottenham plan late Berahino bid, Valdes move collapses, West Ham and Villa want Adebayor, West Brom chase Lopez, plus more.
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VIDEO: Migrants arrive at German rail stations

September 1, 2015 - 2:05am
Hundreds of migrants thought to be from Syria arrive German stations after being held for several hours at the Hungarian border.
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NZ unveils flag contest final four

September 1, 2015 - 1:27am
New Zealand unveils four finalists in the contest to design what could become the national flag, but it's fair to say not everyone has embraced them.
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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.