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Lambada singer Loalwa Braz found dead in Brazil

January 19, 2017 - 11:46am
The body of Loalwa Braz, singer of 1980s hit Lambada, has been found in a burnt-out car in Brazil.
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Finding home

January 19, 2017 - 11:31am
The man whose Google Earth hunt inspired a Hollywood film says his life has changed once more.
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Tehran fire: Twenty firemen killed as high-rise collapses

January 19, 2017 - 11:27am
The firefighters were battling a blaze in a 17-storey building in Tehran when it fell to the ground.
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Chelsea Manning thanks Obama for prison release

January 19, 2017 - 10:43am
Chelsea Manning says thanks "for giving me a chance" after the president commutes sentence for leaking.
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Italy avalanche aerials show stranded rescuers

January 19, 2017 - 10:33am
Aerial footage reveals the wall of snow blocking rescuers from reaching a hotel engulfed by an avalanche in central Italy.
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Brazil prison violence: Gangs clash at jail where 26 died

January 19, 2017 - 10:21am
Rival gangs throwing sticks and stones are being kept apart by police using rubber bullets and tear gas.
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Reward offered after dog in Detroit has its nose and ears cut off

January 19, 2017 - 10:14am
Authorities in the US are trying to track down whoever's responsible for maiming and abandoning a dog.
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New Zealand imports insects to fight plant invader

January 19, 2017 - 10:00am
Country makes exception to its strict environmental policy to rid itself of giant reeds.
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LGBT dance party staged outside incoming US vice-president Mike Pence's house

January 19, 2017 - 9:24am
Activists unhappy about Mike Pence becoming US vice-president danced to Beyonce and Whitney Houston outside his house.
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LGBT disco outside Mike Pence's house

January 19, 2017 - 9:04am
Hundreds take part in a protest against Mike Pence's history of supporting anti-gay legislation.
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Japan hotelier's Nanjing massacre denial angers China

January 19, 2017 - 8:44am
Toshio Motoya claims in a book available in his APA hotels that the Nanjing massacre did not take place.
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Guatemalan president's brother and son accused of fraud

January 19, 2017 - 8:41am
Jimmy Morales, who ran on an anti-corruption ticket, says he supports his brother and son.
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Japan city sorry for offensive welfare team jackets

January 19, 2017 - 8:26am
Officials in Odawara apologise for jackets referring to benefits cheats as "dregs".
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Syria: Islamic State group 'kills 12' in Palmyra

January 19, 2017 - 8:20am
Islamic State jihadists behead four people and shoot eight dead in the ancient Syrian city, monitors say.
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Behind crisis in The Gambia - in 60 seconds

January 19, 2017 - 8:03am
A look at why The Gambia is in turmoil, forcing tourists to flee - in 60 seconds.
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Mexican governor: Cancer children given water instead of chemotherapy

January 19, 2017 - 6:57am
Mexico's health ministry is investigating claims fake medicine was used on children in Veracruz state.
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Revolutionary yarn

January 19, 2017 - 6:52am
Donald Trump has caused a shortage of pink yarn - continuing a history of knitters' activism.
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Tehran high-rise collapses after being engulfed by fire

January 19, 2017 - 6:23am
A landmark high-rise building in the Iranian capital, Tehran, collapses after being engulfed by fire.
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Germany spends more on defence but misses Nato target

January 19, 2017 - 6:18am
A boost for the German military budget in 2017 is still short of what Nato is seeking.
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Sir Paul McCartney sues Sony over Beatles songs

January 19, 2017 - 6:16am
Sir Paul McCartney takes legal action against Sony over who controls The Beatles' back catalogue.
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