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FN's Jean-Marie Le Pen suspended

May 4, 2015 - 4:36pm
France's National Front suspends founder Jean-Marie Le Pen over a series of inflammatory remarks and a feud with his daughter Marine.
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Leaders set out rival 'choices'

May 4, 2015 - 4:32pm
Party leaders set out rival versions of the "choice" facing voters as a row breaks out between the Conservatives and Lib Dems.
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Royal princess named Charlotte

May 4, 2015 - 3:36pm
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, Kensington Palace says.
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Labour 'considers Lib Dem coalition'

May 4, 2015 - 3:26pm
Senior Labour figures are considering the option of forming a minority coalition with the Liberal Democrats, reports the BBC's deputy political editor James Landale.
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US cartoon attack suspects 'named'

May 4, 2015 - 3:17pm
US officials reportedly identify the gunmen who are said to have attacked a Texas event exhibiting cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
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Trott quits international cricket

May 4, 2015 - 3:12pm
Batsman Jonathan Trott retires from international cricket, ending an eight-year England career.
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Italy approves major election reform

May 4, 2015 - 2:31pm
Italy's parliament approves a far-reaching electoral reform that aims to give the country greater political stability.
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VIDEO: 'Emotional reunions' for freed captives

May 4, 2015 - 1:57pm
Will Ross, reports from Adamawa State where the freed civilians are being housed and given help before they can be resettled back home.
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TV battles Periscope's boxing pirates

May 4, 2015 - 1:23pm
US networks force clips of the Mayweather v Pacquiao boxing match offline, but fail to prevent new apps showing live streams of the bout.
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Buoyancy aid trapped boat death girl

May 4, 2015 - 1:13pm
A girl who died in a speedboat accident was trapped under the vessel after her buoyancy aid snagged on part of the boat, say police.
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VIDEO: China-Taiwan relations in 60 secs

May 4, 2015 - 12:40pm
In a clear sign of warming relations the Chinese Premier Xi Jinping has met the head of Taiwan's ruling party.
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Merkel pressed on German spy scandal

May 4, 2015 - 12:29pm
Chancellor Angela Merkel comes under pressure inside her government to disclose a list of spying targets handed to German intelligence by the US.
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Fiorina and Carson join 2016 race

May 4, 2015 - 12:29pm
Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard boss, and neurosurgeon Ben Carson join the growing Republican field for the White House.
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Deadly protests against Burundi leader

May 4, 2015 - 12:22pm
Three protesters are killed in renewed demonstrations in Burundi against President Pierre Nkurunziza's re-election bid, the Red Cross says.
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Israel must eliminate racism - PM

May 4, 2015 - 11:41am
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says racism in Israel must be eliminated, after protests by Ethiopian Israelis against alleged discrimination.
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Suicide blast rocks central Damascus

May 4, 2015 - 11:28am
A suicide bomber blows himself up in the centre of the Syrian capital, Damascus, in an attack apparently aimed at the army's logistics division.
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Astronauts watch Star Wars in space

May 4, 2015 - 11:18am
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station celebrate Star Wars Day with a movie pick that may surprise some fans.
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German train drivers go on strike

May 4, 2015 - 11:03am
Drivers for Germany's Deutsche Bahn begin a week-long strike, their eighth walkout in 10 months of wage negotiations.
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China guide in viral video sacked

May 4, 2015 - 11:01am
A Chinese tour guide who was caught on camera berating tourists for not buying enough souvenirs has her licence revoked after the video goes viral.
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Nepal Everest climbs 'ruled out'

May 4, 2015 - 10:44am
Climbing Mount Everest in this season is "almost impossible" because routes have been damaged by the Nepal quake-induced avalanches, officials say.
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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.