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Aurora found beyond our Solar System

July 29, 2015 - 7:48pm
An aurora resembling the 'northern lights' has been spotted outside the Solar System for the first time, scientists report.
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'Epidemic' of US children sold for sex

July 29, 2015 - 7:46pm
The vast majority of children bought and sold for sex every night in the United States are American, a BBC investigation finds.
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VIDEO: 'Killer brew' addicts lose alcohol and privates

July 29, 2015 - 7:20pm
The illegal alcohol driving wives to take desperate measures
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'Nazis secretly eat falafel': German town's pro-refugee posters

July 29, 2015 - 7:18pm
The pro-refugee posters in a small German town
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Rio's favelas get Olympics B&B fever

July 29, 2015 - 7:18pm
Rio's favelas to accommodate visitors to 2016 Olympics
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A tourist in the land of the ayatollahs

July 29, 2015 - 7:18pm
What is it like to visit the land of the ayatollahs?
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Anti-Semitic incidents 'up 50%'

July 29, 2015 - 7:09pm
The number of reported anti-Semitic incidents in the UK has increased by more than 50%, figures released by a charity suggest.
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Gilmore launches bid for White House

July 29, 2015 - 7:03pm
EX-Virginia governor Jim Gilmore enters the crowded race for the US presidency, making him the 17th Republican to vie for the White House.
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High debt fear for poorer students

July 29, 2015 - 7:00pm
Poorer students in England may be put off university by funding changes that could leave them with higher debts than middle-class graduates, a report says.
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Half of online world uses Facebook

July 29, 2015 - 6:59pm
Half of the world's estimated online population now check in to the social networking giant Facebook at least once a month.
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Russia vetoes MH17 tribunal at UN

July 29, 2015 - 6:58pm
Russia uses its UN veto to block plans for an international tribunal to investigate last year's MH17 crash in Ukraine, drawing condemnation.
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Brady seeks judge ruling on NFL ban

July 29, 2015 - 6:58pm
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady asks a judge to overturn his four-game NFL ban from the 'deflate-gate' scandal.
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VIDEO: Wild ponies in annual Virginia swim

July 29, 2015 - 6:39pm
Spectators gather on Chincoteague Island in the US state of Virginia to watch the annual "pony swim" when ponies are rounded up and swim across the bay between islands
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VIDEO: US hunter 'regrets' killing Cecil

July 29, 2015 - 6:20pm
US dentist Walter Palmer, who killed a lion in Zimbabwe, says he regrets shooting the animal.
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Sir Peter O'Sullevan dies aged 97

July 29, 2015 - 6:14pm
Former BBC racing commentator Sir Peter O'Sullevan, dubbed the 'Voice of Racing' in a 50-year career, dies aged 97.
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Taliban leader Mullah Omar 'dead'

July 29, 2015 - 6:11pm
Taliban leader Mullah Omar died two years ago in Pakistan, Afghanistan's government and security services say.
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VIDEO: Could this be MH370 wreckage?

July 29, 2015 - 5:55pm
French officials are investigating whether plane wreckage that washed up on an Indian Ocean island is from missing flight MH370.
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Alarm over Cambodia 'timber grab'

July 29, 2015 - 5:16pm
A new report says that highly valuable forests are being lost at an "unprecedented" rate from protected lands in Cambodia.
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France boosts Calais tunnel security

July 29, 2015 - 5:12pm
France sends extra police officers to Calais, as migrants heading for Britain say they will keep trying to enter the Channel Tunnel.
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VIDEO: On the banks of the new Suez Canal

July 29, 2015 - 4:49pm
Ahead of the inauguration of Egypt's new Suez Canal, Sally Nabil went to take a look at the waterway.
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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.