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Woman in court for Australia murders

4 hours 53 min ago
A Chinese woman accused of stabbing a four-year-old boy and his grandmother to death with garden shears appears in court in Melbourne.
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VIDEO: Lufthansa boss 'very, very sorry'

5 hours 29 min ago
Lufthansa's chief executive Carsten Spohr says it will take a 'long, long time' to understand what led to the Germanwings aircraft crash which killed 150 people.
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VIDEO: 'We should be standing in 5ft of snow'

5 hours 39 min ago
The governor of California has announced the first mandatory water restrictions in the state's history after years of drought.
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VIDEO: April fooled?

April 1, 2015 - 11:11pm
Among the April Fools' Day pranksters this year are businessman Richard Branson with a modest proposal for Virgin and Belgian TV, who brought back a comic book hero.
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Queensland greyhound body dump found

April 1, 2015 - 10:11pm
The bodies of at least 55 greyhounds - apparently linked to racing - are found dumped in Queensland, in the latest setback for the scandal-hit sport.
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Strict water limits for California

April 1, 2015 - 9:36pm
The governor of California has announced the first mandatory water restrictions in the state's history after years of drought.
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VIDEO: The six million people who changed America

April 1, 2015 - 8:17pm
When six million people fled America's South
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US teachers convicted over cheating

April 1, 2015 - 8:11pm
Eleven former school teachers and administrators are convicted of falsifying students' test scores in Atlanta, Georgia.
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VIDEO: On patrol with rebels in Ukraine

April 1, 2015 - 8:00pm
Natalia Antelava joins a patrol of pro-Russian rebels near Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine.
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'War camel' found in Austrian cellar

April 1, 2015 - 7:40pm
A camel, whose intact skeleton has been found in a 300-year-old Austrian cellar, was probably ridden by the invading Ottoman army in 1683.
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US senator charged with corruption

April 1, 2015 - 7:26pm
A top US senator, Democrat Bob Menendez, is charged with 14 counts of corruption but dismisses the accusations as false.
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VIDEO: Making guitars from storm-felled trees

April 1, 2015 - 7:20pm
Craftsman's guitars made in memory of deadly Myanmar storm
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VIDEO: The 'Eid Pray Love' movement

April 1, 2015 - 7:16pm
Why Muslims have been giving things up before Easter
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24 hours in a fuel tank

April 1, 2015 - 7:13pm
How three men survived 24 hours in a lorry's fuel tank
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Social media teacher abuse 'rising'

April 1, 2015 - 7:09pm
The NASUWT teaching union says an increasing number of teachers are facing abuse on social media, not only from pupils but also parents.
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Arrests over Canada prostitution ring

April 1, 2015 - 7:04pm
Six people are arrested in Canada on suspicion of running a prostitution ring, which smuggled nearly 500 women in to the country.
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Is teff the next 'super grain'?

April 1, 2015 - 7:02pm
Will Ethiopia's teff be the next must eat 'super grain'?
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Greece made 'unrealistic promises'

April 1, 2015 - 7:00pm
The Greek government made "completely unrealistic promises" to voters that it cannot now fulfil, the former European Commission president tells the BBC.
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Kraft accused of wheat price fixing

April 1, 2015 - 5:54pm
US food giant Kraft is being accused by US watchdog the Commodities and Futures Commission of manipulating the price of wheat.
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Kane wants U21 Euros spot - Hodgson

April 1, 2015 - 5:30pm
England boss Roy Hodgson says in-form striker Harry Kane wants to play for the Under-21s at the European Championships.
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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.