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India to test 'illegal' beef exports

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India plans to set up laboratories at ports to test for illegal beef exports amid controversy over the lynching of a Muslim man rumoured to have eaten beef.
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Australia asylum policy under review

October 6, 2015 - 11:34pm
Australia's highest court is reviewing the legality of the offshore detention of asylum seekers - a key feature of the country's tough immigration policy.
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Women in focus at London Film Festival

October 6, 2015 - 10:39pm
Final preparations are under way for the gala opening of the London Film Festival which has been declared "the year of the strong woman".
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Thousands of US inmates to be released

October 6, 2015 - 10:00pm
Roughly 6,000 federal inmates will be released in the coming weeks in an effort to ease prison crowding and lessen harsh penalties for non-violent offenders, US media report.
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VIDEO: The theatre girls of Baghdad

October 6, 2015 - 9:57pm
A group of teenage girls are using theatre to share their own experiences of what it is like to grow up in Baghdad.
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VIDEO: Former UN head charged over bribes

October 6, 2015 - 9:55pm
Former president of the United Nations General Assembly, John Ashe, has been charged in relation to an alleged bribery scheme.
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Two aides held over Maldives blast

October 6, 2015 - 9:47pm
Two security officers are arrested in connection with a blast on the Maldives president's speedboat which officials now say was an attempt on his life.
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Samsung profit forecast up 80%

October 6, 2015 - 9:42pm
Electronics giant Samsung estimates its third quarter operating profit will be 7.3t won ($6.29bn; £4.13bn) - up 79.8% from a year earlier.
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Burkina Faso coup leader charged

October 6, 2015 - 9:04pm
The general who led last month's short-lived coup in Burkina Faso is charged with crimes including threatening state security and murder.
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Top US diplomat urges Haitians to vote

October 6, 2015 - 8:46pm
US Secretary of State John Kerry urges Haitians to take part in this month's presidential election and help develop a strong democracy.
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KFC owner Yum shares down 17%

October 6, 2015 - 8:42pm
Shares in Yum Brands, which owns KFC and Pizza Hut, fell more than 17% in after hours trading in the US after the firm reported poorer than expected quarterly results
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California bans paparazzi drones

October 6, 2015 - 8:39pm
California has put limits on flying drones over private property, in an effort to stop paparazzi photographers from snapping photos of celebrities from afar.
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UK ending aid to India: Where does the money go?

October 6, 2015 - 8:13pm
Is Britain right to stop giving aid to India?
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Blair: Help those fighting Islamists

October 6, 2015 - 8:01pm
Tony Blair says the international community must be prepared to do "everything and more" to support those fighting Islamist militants in Syria.
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'Delhi I Love You': Can you love India's most reviled city?

October 6, 2015 - 7:57pm
Can you love India's most reviled city?
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Russia's Muslims divided over Syria air strikes

October 6, 2015 - 7:54pm
Syria strikes threaten to feed tensions among Russia's Muslims
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Los Angeles' homeless 'emergency'

October 6, 2015 - 7:17pm
Why Los Angeles has a homelessness emergency
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VIDEO: The Assassination of Egypt's President Sadat

October 6, 2015 - 7:14pm
On 6th October 1981, President Sadat of Egypt was assassinated by gunmen at a military parade.
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The question US parents hate to ask

October 6, 2015 - 7:13pm
Should parents ask about weapons before a playdate?
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VIDEO: Painting Delhi positive

October 6, 2015 - 7:12pm
Positive tweets about Delhi are being painted on walls and flyovers in the city after a month long festival to let people show their love for the city.
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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.