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Carter out, McCaw hits new landmark

November 20, 2014 - 1:11am
Richie McCaw captains New Zealand for the 100th time, but star fly-half Dan Carter misses out against Wales on Saturday.
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Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin dies

November 20, 2014 - 1:08am
Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown performer who scored his biggest hit with 1966's What Becomes of the Broken Hearted, dies in Las Vegas at the age of 78.
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China's factory activity stagnates

November 20, 2014 - 12:15am
Activity in some of China's factories and workshops hits a six month low in November, a fresh survey shows.
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Yahoo to take over search on Firefox

November 20, 2014 - 12:10am
Tech giant Yahoo will now replace market leader Google as the default search engine on Firefox's internet browsers in the US.
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VIDEO: $1m bill for baby's early arrival

November 19, 2014 - 11:49pm
A Canadian family is facing a bill of almost $1m (£638,000) from an American hospital, because their daughter was born prematurely while they were on holiday in Hawaii.
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Firm to invest £640m in UK shale gas

November 19, 2014 - 11:45pm
Chemicals giant Ineos is to announce plans to invest up to $1bn (£640m) in shale gas exploration and production in the UK, the BBC understands.
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North Korea threatens nuclear test

November 19, 2014 - 11:44pm
North Korea threatens to conduct a nuclear test in response to a United Nations move towards a probe into the country's human rights violations.
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Has China overcome its web paranoia?

November 19, 2014 - 11:33pm
But can Beijing conquer its paranoia over the internet?
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Singapore tops best business ranking

November 19, 2014 - 9:58pm
Wealthy city-state Singapore has once again topped a ranking of the best places in the world to do business, with the UK ranking only 21st.
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Erdogan's 'New Turkey' drifts towards isolation

November 19, 2014 - 9:35pm
Why Turkey is looking increasingly alone in the world
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VIDEO: West Africa's own Ebola anthem

November 19, 2014 - 9:05pm
West African musicians have their own popular anthem
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Colombia general 'released soon'

November 19, 2014 - 8:31pm
Colombia's Farc rebels reach an agreement with the government over the conditions necessary for releasing an army general and four others.
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Culture war divides Russia's music stars

November 19, 2014 - 7:54pm
Culture war over Ukraine splits Russia's music stars
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VIDEO: China web 'connected but controlled'

November 19, 2014 - 7:50pm
China'’s global internet conference is part of a move towards playing a bigger role in influencing international cyberspace.
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Chile political prisoners get $7.5m

November 19, 2014 - 7:30pm
A Chilean court orders the state to pay millions of dollars to a group of former political prisoners held on an isolated island during military rule.
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Double cancer referrals, GPs urged

November 19, 2014 - 7:17pm
New draft NHS guidelines encourage GPs to diagnose and refer almost twice as many cancer patients in England each year.
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Fifa whistleblower in safety fear

November 19, 2014 - 7:13pm
Phaedra Al-Majid says she has experienced "fear and threats" since making corruption allegations against Fifa.
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Deadly snowstorm hits northern US

November 19, 2014 - 7:12pm
A massive snowstorm has wreaked havoc in the north-eastern US and left at least seven people dead, as temperatures fell to freezing in all 50 US states overnight.
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Child labour laws: A step back for advancing Bolivia?

November 19, 2014 - 7:07pm
Are child labour laws a step back for advancing Bolivia?
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Premier League 'a third English'

November 19, 2014 - 7:00pm
English players are getting more minutes in the Premier League but make up just over a third of the total, a BBC Sport study has found.
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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.