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Part of Volcker rule delayed by Fed

December 18, 2014 - 4:18pm
The US Federal Reserve gives Wall Street banks even more time to comply with parts of the Volcker Rule, a key part of the reforms introduced by Congress following the financial crisis.
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VIDEO: CAR: Child soldier numbers 'doubles'

December 18, 2014 - 3:47pm
International relief organisations say thousands of children have been recruited as child soldiers in the Central African Republic.
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Garcia quitting 'new low for Fifa'

December 18, 2014 - 3:12pm
Fifa's reputation has been hurt by the resignation of ethics investigator Michael Garcia, says vice president Jim Boyce.
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Tests claim Ebosse died from beating

December 18, 2014 - 2:51pm
New tests claim Cameroon player Albert Ebosse died in Algeria after a beating and not from an object thrown by fans.
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VIDEO: Mourning and rage after school attack

December 18, 2014 - 2:26pm
Pupils who survived a massacre at their school in Pakistan have been paying tribute to those who died.
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Japan 'could preserve tsunami sites'

December 18, 2014 - 2:11pm
A panel in Japan puts forward a plan to protect four buildings damaged by the 2011 tsunami and earthquake, including a former elementary school.
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UN seeks North Korea ICC charges

December 18, 2014 - 1:59pm
The UN General Assembly calls for North Korea to be referred to the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity.
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US Congress threat to Cuba thaw

December 18, 2014 - 1:55pm
Opponents of President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy threaten to block his efforts to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years of hostility.
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Viewpoint: Obama secures Latin legacy

December 18, 2014 - 1:53pm
Cuba policy secures Obama a Latin legacy
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Balotelli gets one-match ban & fine

December 18, 2014 - 1:52pm
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli gets a one-match ban and £25,000 fine from the FA as punishment for his Super Mario post.
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'200 villagers' kidnapped in Nigeria

December 18, 2014 - 1:47pm
Militants storm a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 33 people and kidnapping about 200, a survivor tells the BBC.
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Hamilton to lose senior engineer

December 18, 2014 - 1:34pm
One of Lewis Hamilton's key technical figures at Mercedes, Jock Clear, is to leave the team and move to Ferrari.
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Apple 'failing to protect workers'

December 18, 2014 - 1:27pm
Poor treatment of workers in the Chinese factories which make Apple products is discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation.
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Oil price fall forces firm revamp

December 18, 2014 - 1:14pm
A Canadian company operating in the North Sea has been forced to restructure its debt following the fall in oil price.
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Fugitive in light aircraft arrest

December 18, 2014 - 12:52pm
One of the UK's most wanted fugitives is arrested while attempting to return to Britain in a light aircraft.
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EU leaders focus on investment boost

December 18, 2014 - 12:47pm
EU leaders begin a Brussels summit focusing on an ambitious investment plan for Europe and the bloc's strained ties with Russia.
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Aer Lingus rejects bid by BA owner

December 18, 2014 - 12:05pm
British Airways owner IAG says that Irish carrier Aer Lingus has rejected its takeover offer.
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Kenyan MPs brawl over security bill

December 18, 2014 - 12:03pm
Kenyan MPs trade blows and the deputy speaker has water thrown on her during a chaotic parliamentary session which approves changes to a tough new security bill.
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Morricone regrets Eastwood rejection

December 18, 2014 - 12:03pm
Renowned Italian film composer Ennio Morricone tells the BBC's Will Gompertz that he regrets turning down the chance to compose music for Clint Eastwood.
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VIDEO: MH17 victim's father recalls last goodbye

December 18, 2014 - 11:59am
The father of Briton Ben Pocock, who was killed in July's MH17 air crash in Ukraine, recalls the moment he waved his son off at the airport
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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.