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HK woman jailed for abusing maid

22 min 4 sec ago
A Hong Kong woman is jailed for six years for severely abusing her Indonesian maid, in a case that sparked international concern.
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Virginia eugenics victims win payout

32 min 13 sec ago
Virginia becomes the second US state to agree compensation for people who were forcibly sterilised under eugenics programmes until the 1970s.
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Widow wants 'Jihadi John' alive

32 min 58 sec ago
The widow of a UK aid worker killed by "Jihadi John", the masked IS militant identified as a man from London, tells the BBC she wants him caught alive.
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Australian wine firm back to profit

February 26, 2015 - 9:59pm
One of the world's biggest listed winemakers, Australia's Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has returned to profit in the six months to December.
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Labour to confirm tuition fee cut plan

February 26, 2015 - 9:55pm
Ed Miliband is to say tuition fees have been a "disaster" and will set out Labour's plans to cut them by a third.
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How Ghana has reversed exodus of nurses

February 26, 2015 - 9:47pm
How Ghana has reversed the exodus of nurses
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Call for a "heterosexual pride" day mocked in Brazil

February 26, 2015 - 9:44pm
How a Brazilian politician was mocked online
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Racism still rife in Russian football

February 26, 2015 - 9:40pm
BBC reporter witnesses racism in Russian football first-hand
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The authors hoping for a new Colombia

February 26, 2015 - 9:38pm
Why 2015 may be the year for Colombia authors
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Japan's shares at fresh 15-year high

February 26, 2015 - 9:11pm
Shares on Japan's main index were up on Friday morning due to a weaker yen against the US dollar and despite a raft of mostly disappointing economic figures.
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Are the Afghan Taliban ready to talk?

February 26, 2015 - 9:08pm
Are the Afghan Taliban ready to talk?
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Parents in march for Mexico students

February 26, 2015 - 8:18pm
The parents of 43 Mexican students who went missing five months ago in the town of Iguala lead a march in Mexico City to demand justice.
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Row over Savile hospital access claim

February 26, 2015 - 8:14pm
The NHS Trust boss responsible for Stoke Mandeville hospital is criticised for telling an MP Jimmy Savile was 'not given free access', the BBC learns.
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Cyber attacks top US threat list

February 26, 2015 - 8:07pm
A US intelligence assessment of security threats faced by the country highlights cyber attacks from foreign governments and criminals.
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Currency losses clip AirAsia's wings

February 26, 2015 - 7:51pm
AirAsia, one of Asia's most successful carriers, has posted its first net loss in two years, citing currency exchange losses and higher taxes.
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Will Narendra Modi be India's Thatcher?

February 26, 2015 - 7:35pm
Will Narendra Modi be India's Thatcher?
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Historic objects return to Australia

February 26, 2015 - 7:27pm
A collection of rare objects, including a shield thought to have been picked up by Captain Cook in 1770, are set to return to Australia for the first time.
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Kidnapped by North Korea - and forced to make films

February 26, 2015 - 7:13pm
The film stars abducted by North Korea and forced to make movies
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VIDEO: The Iranian and Israeli who make chamber music

February 26, 2015 - 7:10pm
How an Israeli and an Iranian bonded over chamber music
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Argentine president case dismissed

February 26, 2015 - 6:59pm
A federal judge in Argentina dismisses accusations that President Cristina Fernandez had covered up alleged Iranian involvement in 1994 a bomb attack.
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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.