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VIDEO: Why brave treacherous Bay of Bengal?

14 min 17 sec ago
The BBC's Justin Rowlatt travelled to Teknaf on the southern coast of Bangladesh, from where hundreds of migrants begin the perilous journey across the Bay of Bengal.
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Blatter wants to stay as Fifa boss

49 min 44 sec ago
Sepp Blatter refuses to resign as Fifa president and vows to stay to "restore trust" in the scandal-hit organisation.
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Murray tested but into third round

51 min 49 sec ago
Andy Murray beats Portugal's Joao Sousa in four sets to secure his place in the French Open third round.
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EU withdraws Burundi poll observers

1 hour 18 sec ago
The European Union suspends its election monitoring mission in Burundi amid political unrest over the president's third-term bid.
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Swiss cheese hole origins solved

1 hour 4 min ago
Scientists say they have discovered why Swiss cheese has holes in it: apparently, it is all down to how dirty buckets are when the milk is collected.
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Frenchwoman jailed for man's torture

1 hour 6 min ago
A 43-year-old woman who enslaved and abused her ex-boyfriend in her Paris flat for more than a year is jailed for 18 months.
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Blatter denies scandal responsibility

1 hour 6 min ago
Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he cannot be held responsible for the current corruption scandal but vows to work to earn back trust.
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US charges Chinese in testing scam

1 hour 19 min ago
The US Department of Justice has charged 15 Chinese nationals with developing a scheme to have imposters take university entrance exams.
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Zuma not liable for home upgrades

1 hour 35 min ago
South African President Jacob Zuma will not have to repay state money spent to upgrade his private home in Nkandla, the police minister says.
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Pataki launches US presidential bid

2 hours 13 min ago
Former New York Governor George Pataki has entered contest for the Republican presidential nomination.
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Venezuela and Rosneft agree oil deal

2 hours 16 min ago
Venezuela and Russian oil giant Rosneft agree to invest $14bn (£9.2) in Venezuela's oil and gas sector, Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro says.
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Rail workers to strike twice in June

2 hours 18 min ago
Rail workers in the RMT union are to hold 24-hour and 48-hour strikes next month, after rejecting a pay offer from Network Rail.
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US lighthouse moves inland

2 hours 24 min ago
The Gay Head Lighthouse in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, its being moved inland on Thursday to avoid falling into the Atlantic ocean.
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Fifa's Blatter defies calls to quit

2 hours 47 min ago
Fifa president Sepp Blatter tells an emergency meeting he will not quit, amid growing political pressure over a corruption scandal.
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Libor trader pledged 'humongous deal'

2 hours 48 min ago
The trader at the centre of the Libor rate-rigging trial offered his contact a "humongous deal" to keep the rate low, a court hears.
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Cameron's EU exit warning to leaders

2 hours 49 min ago
David Cameron will tell other leaders Britain will vote to leave the EU without major reforms, the UK foreign secretary says.
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IS 'kills 20 men at Palmyra site'

2 hours 52 min ago
Islamic State militants killed 20 men at the ancient theatre at the Unesco World Heritage site of Palmyra, central Syria, a monitoring group says.
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Putin makes troop deaths state secret

3 hours 43 min ago
President Vladimir Putin declares Russian troop losses in peacetime a state secret as the Kremlin continues to deny sending troops to Ukraine.
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Top Gear car plate complaints rejected

3 hours 57 min ago
The BBC Trust rejects complaints over Top Gear's Patagonia special, in which a car number plate appeared to refer to the Falklands conflict.
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Chip maker Avago buys rival Broadcom

4 hours 11 sec ago
Avago Technologies, one of the world's biggest manufacturers of semiconductors, is buying its California-based rival Broadcom for $37bn.
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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.