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Yemen FM urges swift end to strikes

March 27, 2015 - 1:18pm
Yemen's foreign minister says a "short, sharp" air campaign is needed against Houthi rebels who forced the president to flee abroad.
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10 things we didn't know last week

March 27, 2015 - 1:15pm
What kitchen strategy makes rice less fattening?
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Wales players 'used to pressure'

March 27, 2015 - 1:07pm
Wales boss Chris Coleman says his players' experience of large crowds will help them cope against Israel on Saturday.
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VIDEO: Yemen: Houthi heartlands targeted

March 27, 2015 - 1:05pm
A Saudi-led coalition has carried out further bombing raids against Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen, hitting their northern heartland.
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US gives permit to rhino hunter

March 27, 2015 - 12:59pm
A man who won an auction to shoot an endangered black rhino in Namibia has been given a US permit to import the trophy if he kills one.
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Boko Haram HQ in Nigeria 'retaken'

March 27, 2015 - 12:53pm
The Nigerian army says it has retaken the north-eastern town of Gwoza, believed to be the headquarters of Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
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Dermot O'Leary leaves The X Factor

March 27, 2015 - 12:43pm
Presenter and broadcaster Dermot O'Leary will no longer host ITV's The X Factor after eight years on the programme.
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Ukraine top official to be released

March 27, 2015 - 12:33pm
A senior Ukrainian official arrested two days ago at a televised cabinet meeting over corruption allegations is to be freed due to a lack of evidence.
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Israel to resume tax transfers to PA

March 27, 2015 - 12:29pm
Israel is to stop withholding tax revenues collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, a move that has crippled the Palestinian economy.
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British medic declared free of Ebola

March 27, 2015 - 12:20pm
A UK military medic has been discharged from hospital in London after being declared free of Ebola. Cpl Anna Cross was the first person in the world to be given the experimental drug MIL 77.
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Week in pictures: 21-27 March 2015

March 27, 2015 - 12:02pm
Selection of the best news photographs around the world
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Dwyer found guilty of O'Hara murder

March 27, 2015 - 12:01pm
An architect accused of murdering a childcare worker in the Republic of Ireland is found guilty.
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Sierra Leone in Ebola lockdown

March 27, 2015 - 11:59am
The authorities in Sierra Leone enforce a three-day national lockdown to curb the spread of Ebola, except for short windows to pray.
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VIDEO: Ebola lockdown in Sierra Leone

March 27, 2015 - 11:38am
The authorities in Sierra Leone are enforcing a three-day lockdown to curb the spread of Ebola, with the entire population ordered to stay at home
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Singapore advises against Lee queues

March 27, 2015 - 11:13am
Singapore urges people not to join the queue to view Lee Kuan Yew lying in state, while India declares a day of national mourning for the statesman.
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Uighurs to remain in Thai detention

March 27, 2015 - 10:56am
A court in Thailand rules that a group of Muslim Uighurs at the centre of a diplomatic dispute between Turkey and China can remain in Thai detention.
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Sex abuse 'cover-up' inquiry extended

March 27, 2015 - 10:55am
Three new investigations into alleged corruption by the Metropolitan Police over claims of child abuse are to be managed by the police watchdog.
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US Senate's Harry Reid to retire

March 27, 2015 - 10:48am
The top Democrat in the US Senate, Harry Reid, has announced he will not seek re-election in 2016.
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Tate seeks rethink over 'looted' art

March 27, 2015 - 10:20am
Tate Gallery says "new information" has emerged over a John Constable painting in its collection thought to have been stolen by the Nazis.
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Brazil's economy grew 0.1% in 2014

March 27, 2015 - 9:53am
Brazil, the world's seventh largest economy, narrowly avoided contracting in 2014 with a growth rate of just 0.1% for the year.
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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.