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US commerce secretary visits Cuba

4 hours 10 min ago
US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker arrives in Havana for two days of talks focusing on measures to ease the impact of the US embargo.
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VIDEO: Blair: Curtail Russian clout in Syria

4 hours 13 min ago
Former British PM Tony Blair tells the BBC that the West must counter Russia's attempts at gaining leverage in Syria, to bring about a desirable outcome to the crisis
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California tackles gender pay gap

4 hours 14 min ago
A new law in California forces companies to prove higher salaries paid to men are based on factors other than gender.
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PM 'could intervene' over Saudi case

4 hours 59 min ago
David Cameron says he will "look to see if there is an opportunity" to intervene personally on behalf of a protester on death row in Saudi Arabia.
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Liverpool close to appointing Klopp

5 hours 10 min ago
Liverpool are close to appointing former Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp as their manager on a three-year deal.
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Fiji 47-15 Uruguay

5 hours 34 min ago
Fiji end an encouraging Pool A campaign with a seven-try win over Uruguay, who score their first World Cup try in 12 years.
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Muller has treatment for Alzheimer's

6 hours 2 min ago
Bayern Munich and Germany legend Gerd Muller is receiving treatment for Alzheimer's disease, say the Bundesliga club.
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Korean leader for UN climate panel

6 hours 3 min ago
Hoesung Lee of South Korea is elected as the new chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
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Tom Hanks finds student ID in park

6 hours 29 min ago
Actor Tom Hanks is on a mission to return a university student's ID card he found in a New York City park.
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Russia airspace incursion 'no accident'

7 hours 6 min ago
Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says Russia's violation of Turkish airspace over the weekend "does not look like an accident".
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Murder arrests over PC road death

7 hours 8 min ago
Two men are arrested on suspicion of murdering a police officer who was struck by a car and killed during a pursuit in Merseyside.
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Goodyear to definitely shut factory

7 hours 10 min ago
Tyre company Goodyear will definitely close its only UK manufacturing plant in Wolverhampton.
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Canada 15-17 Romania

7 hours 25 min ago
Romania recover from 15-0 down to beat Canada 17-15 and complete the biggest comeback in World Cup history.
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Injured Stones to miss England games

7 hours 45 min ago
John Stones will miss England's final two Euro 2016 qualifiers against Estonia and Lithuania with a knee injury.
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Saudi blogger wins free-speech prize

7 hours 47 min ago
Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who was sentenced to 1,000 lashes for "insulting Islam", wins the Pen Pinter prize for championing free speech.
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Python nearly kills US pet store worker

7 hours 53 min ago
A man working at a Kentucky pet store has been seriously hurt after a massive python he was feeding nearly crushed him to death.
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Carolina flood death toll rises to 17

8 hours 6 min ago
The death toll from the severe flooding in the US states of North and South Carolina rises to 17, say authorities.
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Boy, 11, held for killing girl of eight

8 hours 35 min ago
An 11-year-old boy in the US state of Tennessee is held on suspicion of shooting dead an eight-year-old girl in a row over a puppy.
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Afghan hospital strike 'a mistake'

8 hours 46 min ago
The US commander of international forces in Afghanistan says an air strike on a hospital in the city of Kunduz that killed 22 people was a mistake.
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UAE activist wins human rights award

8 hours 51 min ago
An activist from the United Arab Emirates, Ahmed Mansoor, wins the prestigious Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders.
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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.