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South Sudan hits out at UN sanctions

16 hours 24 min ago
South Sudan's foreign minister warns that the imposition of any US-backed sanctions would be counter-productive to the peace process.
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Blurred Lines track made $16m profit

16 hours 36 min ago
Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams made more than $5m (£3.26m) each from 2013 hit Blurred Lines, according to figures revealed during a copyright trial.
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Phelps may be reinstated for Worlds

16 hours 36 min ago
Michael Phelps may be allowed to compete at swimming's World Championships in Russia after originally being banned.
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Tanzanians die in heavy floods

16 hours 49 min ago
Flooding in north-western Tanzania has killed at least 38 people and left hundreds of others homeless, police tell the BBC.
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Former UK marine 'killed in Syria'

16 hours 54 min ago
An ex-Royal Marine has become the first Briton to be killed while fighting with Kurdish forces against Islamic State in Syria, a Kurdish militia says.
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Prince condemns illegal ivory trade

17 hours 2 min ago
Prince William condemns illegal wildlife trading and calls for more international help in a speech on the final day of his tour of China.
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Militants 'seize Libyan oil fields'

17 hours 2 min ago
Islamist militants have seized two oil fields in central Libya, officials say, as rival factions reportedly carry out air strikes.
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Court backs UK in euro trading case

17 hours 9 min ago
The UK has won a court ruling against the European Central Bank which could have forced British firms handling large euro transactions to be based in the eurozone.
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Armani labels Madonna 'difficult'

17 hours 13 min ago
Fashion designer Giorgio Armani plays down his part in Madonna's fall at this year's Brit Awards, saying "we all know [she] is very difficult".
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The man protecting China's elephants

17 hours 14 min ago
The man protecting China's elephants and their home
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Colombia stops Chinese arms ship

17 hours 35 min ago
The Colombian authorities arrest the captain of a Chinese ship on its way to Cuba after finding undeclared gunpowder and cannon shells aboard.
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VIDEO: Plane left nose-down on Nepal runway

17 hours 39 min ago
A group of airline passengers in Nepal had a lucky escape after their plane skidded off a runway in dense fog.
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France 'breaks Europe smacking pact'

17 hours 45 min ago
Europe's top human rights watchdog criticises France for failing to explicitly ban smacking children, saying its laws are "not sufficiently clear".
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Two held over teen cyclist murder

18 hours 11 min ago
A teenager becomes the second person arrested on suspicion of murdering a 15-year-old stabbed to death while riding a bicycle with his friends.
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Board of bank giant foregoes bonuses

18 hours 14 min ago
UK bank Standard Chartered reports a steep fall in full-year profits after a "tough year" and foregoes bonuses for its directors.
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New wave of Paris drone alerts

18 hours 22 min ago
Ten more drones are spotted flying over Paris and reports say police are searching for four men after a chase in the east of the city.
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Children's author Peet dies aged 67

18 hours 32 min ago
Award-winning children's author Mal Peet dies after after being diagnosed with cancer, aged 67.
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Obama dismisses Netanyahu speech

18 hours 38 min ago
US President Barack Obama reacts scathingly to a speech by Israel's prime minister, saying it offers no viable alternative to his Iran policy.
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Poyet's 'difficult day' over Johnson

18 hours 39 min ago
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet describes the day in which his player Adam Johnson was arrested as one of his toughest.
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BBC spends 29% less on star pay

19 hours 5 min ago
The BBC has spent 29% less on stars earning more than £100,000 a year over the past five years, an independent review reveals.
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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.