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Japan stocks touch seven-month low

September 4, 2015 - 5:18am
Shares in Japan fell as much as 3% on Friday, touching a seven-month low, as the yen strengthened against the dollar ahead of the latest US job numbers.
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Britain has 'hidden' £3.5bn art trove

September 4, 2015 - 4:59am
The government owns art worth at least £3.5bn, but only a tiny fraction is on display, a pressure group claims.
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Authors unite to raise refugee funds

September 4, 2015 - 4:59am
A campaign set up by children's author Patrick Ness to raise funds for Syrian refugees raises more than £150,000 in 24 hours.
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Kendall warns of Tory 'wipeout' bid

September 4, 2015 - 4:46am
The Conservatives will launch a drive to "wipe out" Labour as soon as the party chooses its new leader, candidate Liz Kendall warns during a TV debate.
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Extra screen time 'hits GCSE grades'

September 4, 2015 - 4:20am
An extra hour of television, internet or computer game time in Year 10 is linked with poorer grades at GCSE, Cambridge University research suggests.
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Hinkley Point nuclear plant delayed

September 4, 2015 - 4:15am
Energy giant EDF has admitted that construction of Britain's first new nuclear power plant in decades has been delayed.
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VIDEO: Uber faces backlash in South Africa

September 4, 2015 - 3:20am
Car hire app Uber has been the target of protests and legal action by taxi drivers around the world, but is now making inroads into Africa.
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India bans Greenpeace foreign funds

September 4, 2015 - 3:11am
India has cancelled a licence allowing Greenpeace's local unit to receive donations from abroad, the environmental group says.
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Hints of compromise at climate talks

September 4, 2015 - 3:10am
Rich nations at UN climate talks are said to be edging towards a compromise on the thorny issue of loss and damage.
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Guatemala ex-leader ordered to jail

September 4, 2015 - 3:09am
Guatemala's ex-president Otto Perez Molina spends his first night in prison after a judge orders his detention while corruption hearings take place.
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Friday's gossip column

September 4, 2015 - 2:56am
David De Gea to be given a fresh start at Man Utd, Paul Merson says Arsenal fans will feel cheated this summer, plus more.
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Fans can get carried away - Coleman

September 4, 2015 - 2:31am
Manager Chris Coleman urges Wales fans to get excited, but says he and his players will not until they qualify for Euro 2016.
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VIDEO: Assessing Nigeria's new president

September 4, 2015 - 12:49am
This weekend Nigerian President Muhamadu Buhari marks 100 days in office.
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VIDEO: Guatemalan ex-leader ordered to jail

September 3, 2015 - 11:49pm
A Guatemalan judge has ordered former president, Otto Perez Molina, to be held in prison while hearings take place over his alleged role in a huge bribery scheme.
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Hello Sailor's Graham Brazier dies

September 3, 2015 - 11:32pm
Graham Brazier, frontman of New Zealand rock band Hello Sailor, has died at the age of 63, report local media.
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Joe Biden: No idea if I will run

September 3, 2015 - 10:53pm
US Vice-President Joe Biden says he "just does not know" if he has the "emotional energy" to run for president.
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Pope pops out to buy new glasses

September 3, 2015 - 10:24pm
Pope Francis draws crowds for an unusual reason - after slipping out of the Vatican to buy new glasses from a Rome optician.
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VIDEO: Mother gives birth to own grandchild

September 3, 2015 - 10:23pm
A 51-year-old woman in the US has been talking about how she gave birth to her own granddaughter.
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VIDEO: Gay marriage row clerk jailed in US

September 3, 2015 - 10:21pm
A US judge has ordered a Kentucky official jailed for contempt of court after she has repeatedly refused to issue marriage licences to gay couples.
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US clerk jailed in gay marriage dispute

September 3, 2015 - 10:20pm
A US judge orders a Kentucky official jailed for contempt of court after she has repeatedly refused to issue marriage licences to gay couples.
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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.