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Launchbury to miss Six Nations

December 18, 2014 - 7:16am
England and Wasps lock Joe Launchbury is to undergo surgery on a neck injury and will miss the 2015 Six Nations.
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Troops sent to Mexico vigilante town

December 18, 2014 - 7:13am
Hundreds of federal security forces are on patrol in the western Mexican town of La Ruana after a deadly shootout between rival vigilante groups.
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Pietersen shines in Big Bash defeat

December 18, 2014 - 6:59am
Kevin Pietersen scores 66 from 46 balls but Melbourne are beaten by Adelaide in the Australian T20 Big Bash.
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28-day police bail limit proposed

December 18, 2014 - 6:57am
The time people can be put on police bail could be limited to 28 days, the Home Secretary Theresa May announces.
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Wilders faces charges of incitement

December 18, 2014 - 6:51am
Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders is to be tried on charges of inciting racial hatred against Moroccans in a speech, the authorities say.
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Man finds Elizabeth Gallagher for trip

December 18, 2014 - 6:38am
A Canadian man finds a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend to travel with after booking a three-week holiday before they split up.
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China village 'shuns' boy with HIV

December 18, 2014 - 6:35am
About 200 villagers in China's Sichuan province have petitioned authorities to "isolate" an HIV-positive eight-year-old, report local media.
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Not too late to drop Cook - Hussain

December 18, 2014 - 6:24am
There is still time for England to replace Alastair Cook as captain for the World Cup, says ex-skipper Nasser Hussain.
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Retail sales boosted by Black Friday

December 18, 2014 - 6:05am
UK retail sales rose at their fastest annual rate in more than 10 years in November, thanks to the effects of Black Friday.
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EU court gives UK visa direction

December 18, 2014 - 6:00am
The UK cannot block non-EU family members coming to the county from Europe without a travel permit, European judges say.
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Surviving the Peshawar school massacre

December 18, 2014 - 5:52am
The schoolboy who was shot in the head and lived
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Badger cull fails to meet target

December 18, 2014 - 5:45am
Fewer than half the target number of badgers were killed in this year's cull in Gloucestershire, Defra announces.
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VIDEO: 'Three boys died before my eyes'

December 18, 2014 - 5:42am
A survivor of the Pakistan school attack, Aqif Azeem, describes what happened when gunmen stormed the school.
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Fed decision lifts Asia stocks

December 18, 2014 - 5:38am
Markets in Asia were mostly higher after the Federal Reserve pledged to be "patient" when it came to making a decision on raising interest rates.
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VIDEO: Heavy snow kills five in Japan

December 18, 2014 - 5:20am
At least five people have died following heavy snowfall and tidal surges in Japan.
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US boy's 1944 conviction overturned

December 18, 2014 - 5:13am
A judge has overturned the conviction of a 14-year-old black boy sent to the electric chair for murder more than 70 years ago.
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A guide to the Sony Pictures hack

December 18, 2014 - 5:10am
A guide to the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures
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Smith and Hazlewood revive Australia

December 18, 2014 - 4:05am
Debutant Josh Hazlewood claims 5-68 and Steve Smith hits 65 not out as Australia trail India by 187 runs in the second Test.
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Police missed chances over Savile

December 18, 2014 - 3:13am
Opportunities to prosecute Jimmy Savile and a former mayor of Scarborough for child sex abuse were missed due to police "organisational failure".
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Royal Mail sale '£180m underpriced'

December 18, 2014 - 2:54am
The government made £180m less from the sale of Royal Mail than it could have, and the process of privatising state assets should be reformed, says a new report.
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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.