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RBS reserves £400m for currency probe

13 hours 12 min ago
Royal Bank of Scotland sets aside £400m to cover potential costs from an investigation into possible manipulation of the foreign exchange market.
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VIDEO: Inside a haunted house in Louisiana

13 hours 24 min ago
Inside one of America's scariest haunted houses
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VIDEO: 'Rage on the streets' in Burkina Faso

14 hours 14 min ago
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore says he will stay in power for a year under a transitional government, following a day of violent protests demanding his resignation.
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Nikkei leads Asia up after BOJ move

14 hours 29 min ago
Japan led Asian shares higher after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) surprised markets by announcing more stimulus measures to boost the economy.
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VIDEO: The mystery drones flying over nuclear sites

14 hours 35 min ago
Unmanned aircraft have been seen flying over many of France's nuclear stations and the authorities don't know where they have come from.
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VIDEO: The makeshift 'protection' for Ebola

14 hours 50 min ago
The BBC's Anne Soy reports from Ghana, where health care workers in one hospital serving Liberian refugees have had to use rain coats instead of proper protective gear against Ebola.
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ANZ bank announces record profit

15 hours 26 min ago
One of Australia's biggest lenders, ANZ, announces a record full-year net profit of A$7.3bn ($6.4bn, £4bn), up 15% from a year earlier.
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India bans official luxury travel

16 hours 5 min ago
India's government bans first class air travel for bureaucrats, meetings in five-star hotels and purchases of cars in a series of tough austerity measures.
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Brazil football club to open cemetery

16 hours 22 min ago
Brazilian football club Corinthians is to open a cemetery for supporters who want to be buried close to their favourite players.
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Charity warns US on Ebola quarantine

16 hours 30 min ago
Charity Doctors Without Borders warns some mandatory US state Ebola quarantine measures are having a "chilling effect" on its work.
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Australia ends sanctions on Fiji

16 hours 59 min ago
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she is committed to "normalising" relations between Australia and Fiji after the nation's elections last month.
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VIDEO: Russia and Ukraine agree gas deal

October 30, 2014 - 11:21pm
Russia has agreed to resume gas supplies to Ukraine over the winter in a deal brokered by the European Union.
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Citigroup legal costs up by $600m

October 30, 2014 - 10:43pm
Investment bank Citigroup puts aside an extra $600m to cover legal expenses due to "rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries".
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The price of peace in Colombia

October 30, 2014 - 9:19pm
What would Colombia look like, if talks could end conflict?
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Russia-Ukraine deal secures EU gas

October 30, 2014 - 9:08pm
Russia will resume gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, which will also safeguard supplies to EU countries.
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The volunteers ready to fight Ebola

October 30, 2014 - 9:05pm
The health workers volunteering to fight Ebola
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Ukraine's 'cyborg' defenders at Donetsk airport

October 30, 2014 - 9:02pm
Where Ukraine's battle goes on despite ceasefire
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Australia urged to send Ebola medics

October 30, 2014 - 8:57pm
Tony Abbott comes under more pressure for not sending health workers to Africa to help fight Ebola after the US offers to care for any who get sick.
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Wal-Mart to close 30 stores in Japan

October 30, 2014 - 8:48pm
The world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, is closing 30 stores in Japan to improve profitability, the company says.
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The channel that's spiced up French TV

October 30, 2014 - 8:06pm
The TV station that's spiced up the French airwaves
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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.