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Republicans dismiss gun-control protest as publicity stunt

June 23, 2016 - 11:03am
Republicans dismiss as a "publicity stunt" a continuing sit-in protest over gun laws by Democrats in the US House of Representatives.
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Syria conflict: US-backed forces 'enter IS-held Manbij'

June 23, 2016 - 11:03am
A US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters reportedly advances into a strategically important Syrian town held by so-called Islamic State.
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Disney sues over Chinese cartoon 'strikingly similar' to Cars hit

June 23, 2016 - 11:00am
A week after Shanghai Disney opened its doors, the US entertainment giant is suing over a Chinese cartoon it says shares striking similarities with its Cars hit.
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France labour dispute: Dozens arrested in Paris ahead of protest

June 23, 2016 - 10:33am
At least 85 people were arrested in Paris as protesters gathered for a march against France's labour reforms, police say.
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Amjad Sabri: Pakistanis mourn singer killed by Taliban

June 23, 2016 - 10:25am
Pakistanis mourn Amjad Sabri, one of country's most famous singers of Sufi devotional music, who was shot dead in Karachi.
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'Beheaded and crucified'

June 23, 2016 - 10:01am
Pro-government forces are making gains in the IS-held port city of Sirte - the BBC meets an army of young men.
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Gold medal for Indian man 47 years after exam

June 23, 2016 - 9:37am
An 81-year-old Indian man is finally awarded a prestigious gold medal for coming top in law exams which he sat nearly 50 years ago.
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Migrant crisis: Interpol names people smuggler suspects

June 23, 2016 - 9:32am
The international crime-fighting agency Interpol seeks public help to locate 123 suspected human traffickers who are wanted worldwide.
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Commentator's ecstatic screams after Iceland win

June 23, 2016 - 9:09am
An Icelandic commentator's ecstatic reaction to Austria reaching the last 16 of Euro 2016 has been caught on camera.
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Gun-control protest sparks chaotic scenes in US Congress

June 23, 2016 - 8:38am
A Democratic Party sit-in over gun-control laws sparks chaotic scenes in the US lower house, a move Republicans dismiss as a publicity stunt.
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Harry Rabinowitz, composer and conductor, dies at 100

June 23, 2016 - 8:15am
Composer and conductor Harry Rabinowitz, who conducted the scores for more than 60 films including Chariots of Fire, dies at the age of 100.
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Pakistan's transgender people live in fear

June 23, 2016 - 7:35am
More than 45 transgender people have been killed in the Pakistani province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the past two years, according to a local rights group.
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Iceland pundit: ‘I didn’t know what I was saying’

June 23, 2016 - 7:33am
An Icelandic commentator has told BBC 5 live that ‘he didn’t know what he was saying’ when he started screaming as his side sealed a place in the last 16 of Euro 2016.
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Madrid triple murder: Two women and one man killed

June 23, 2016 - 7:32am
Three people are killed in Madrid, at the office of a lawyer who used to prosecute drugs cases in Peru, Spanish media report.
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Asian millionaires 'top wealth rankings'

June 23, 2016 - 7:27am
Asian millionaires now control more wealth than those in North America, Europe and other regions, according to a report.
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Electric car sets world acceleration record

June 23, 2016 - 7:15am
An electric racing car built by Swiss student engineers has broken the world record for acceleration by battery-powered vehicles.
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Cameroon debates criminalising adultery

June 23, 2016 - 7:06am
Men who commit adultery could be sent to jail under a new law being debated by parliament in Cameroon, where women already face the same sanction.
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Saudi man killed in police raid on Shia village

June 23, 2016 - 6:56am
A wanted Saudi man has been shot dead during a police raid in the country's predominantly Shia east, officials say.
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Nigeria Boko Haram: Scores of refugees starved to death - MSF

June 23, 2016 - 6:41am
Nearly 200 people fleeing Boko Haram militants have died of starvation in the Nigerian city of Bama in the past month, medical charity MSF says.
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Democrat stage Congress sit-in over gun control

June 23, 2016 - 6:17am
Democrats have staged a sit-in in the lower house of the US Congress to demand a vote on gun control legislation.
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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.