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Major gas field given green light

August 31, 2015 - 1:11pm
Production on the largest new oil and gas field to have been discovered in the North Sea for a decade is approved.
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Texas man held in death of officer

August 31, 2015 - 1:02pm
A Texas man is being held without bail after police say he shot and killed a sheriff's deputy as the officer refuelled his patrol car.
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Family pays tribute to triathlete

August 31, 2015 - 11:46am
Tributes are paid to a triathlete whose body was found after he went missing during a race near Maidstone on Saturday.
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Tokyo's iconic Okura hotel closes

August 31, 2015 - 11:06am
Tokyo's famous Okura hotel closes ahead of its demolition and redevelopment for the 2020 Olympics.
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Sunderland complete £10m Borini deal

August 31, 2015 - 11:02am
Sunderland sign Liverpool striker Fabio Borini for up to £10m, while West Brom target Reds defender Jose Enrique.
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Who killed Dr Malleshappa Kalburgi?

August 31, 2015 - 10:13am
Could caste be behind murder of radical Indian thinker?
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Palmyra temple 'still standing'

August 31, 2015 - 9:24am
Palmyra's ancient Temple of Bel is still standing despite a bid by the Islamic State group to blow it up, Syria's antiquities chief says.
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Walker considers Canada border wall

August 31, 2015 - 9:16am
Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker calls building a wall along the border between the US and Canada a "legitimate issue".
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Faslane deals spark Trident renewal row

August 31, 2015 - 9:13am
Chancellor George Osborne is accused of "arrogance" after announcing more than £500m of contracts for the Royal Navy's submarine base at Faslane.
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India's economic growth slows to 7%

August 31, 2015 - 8:54am
India's economy grew at an annual rate of 7% between April and June, lower than expected, official figures show.
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Taliban admit Mullah Omar death silence

August 31, 2015 - 8:45am
The Afghan Taliban say they covered up the death of their former leader Mullah Omar for more than two years, apparently for strategic reasons.
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Sciver leads England to T20 victory

August 31, 2015 - 8:23am
Natalie Sciver records career-best figures with bat and ball as England end the Women's Ashes with victory over Australia.
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Ashley Madison site 'still growing'

August 31, 2015 - 8:20am
Ashley Madison says "hundreds of thousands" of new members are joining despite an enormous data leak after hackers targeted the website.
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VIDEO: With migrants on Hungary's border

August 31, 2015 - 8:13am
With the migrants trying to cross Hungary's border to get into Europe
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Dead woman named as concert pianist

August 31, 2015 - 8:05am
A woman found with fatal head injuries in Manchester is named by police as Norwegian concert pianist Natalia Strelchenko.
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South Sudan troops 'break ceasefire'

August 31, 2015 - 8:02am
South Sudan's rebel leader accuses the government of violating a ceasefire hours after it came into effect, following the signing of a new peace deal.
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Arrests as Austria tightens border

August 31, 2015 - 7:50am
Austrian authorities say they have detained five suspected people smugglers as they tighten the Hungarian border after the deaths of 71 migrants.
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Low oil price hits Rosneft profit

August 31, 2015 - 7:42am
Russian oil giant Rosneft reports a sharp drop in profits due to lower oil prices.
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Somalia warns of return to piracy

August 31, 2015 - 7:34am
Why piracy could return to Somalia
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Facebook tool to tackle video theft

August 31, 2015 - 7:24am
Facebook announces new measures to tackle video piracy on its website.
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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.