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VIDEO: El Salvador's Romero to be beatified

May 23, 2015 - 12:06am
El Salvador prepares to beatify Archbishop Oscar Romero, 35 years after his assassination - an event expected to draw large crowds.
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Oscar Romero: Latin America’s martyr and hero

May 22, 2015 - 11:36pm
Oscar Romero is celebrated in El Salvador but divisions remain
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Spiders strum on leaves for love

May 22, 2015 - 10:07pm
Purring spiders use leaves as microphones and speakers to transmit their purring courtship song to a female, scientists find.
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End adoption delays, councils told

May 22, 2015 - 10:05pm
Councils in England could be forced to merge their services to speed up adoption rates, under new government powers to be announced next week.
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Baghdad halts Ramadi refugee flow

May 22, 2015 - 10:00pm
Authorities in Baghdad close a key bridge, stopping the flow of refugees fleeing the city of Ramadi captured by Islamic State militants this week.
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Farc suspends truce after attack

May 22, 2015 - 8:22pm
Colombian Farc leftist rebel group suspends its unilateral ceasefire following army attack in which 26 fighters died.
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VIDEO: Dozens killed in Mexico shoot-out

May 22, 2015 - 8:16pm
At least 39 people are killed in a shoot-out on the border between the Mexican states of Michoacan and Jalisco.
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Spain's political masters face bloody nose

May 22, 2015 - 8:03pm
Spain's political masters face bloody nose in regional battle
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The 'Kabuliwala' Afghans of Kolkata

May 22, 2015 - 8:01pm
The Afghans who have made Kolkata their home
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Does a death sentence always mean death?

May 22, 2015 - 7:57pm
Does a death sentence always mean death?
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The element that made the 20th Century shine

May 22, 2015 - 7:53pm
The element that made the modern era gleam
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Who was suicide bomber Luul Dahir?

May 22, 2015 - 7:46pm
The 'friendly' mother of six who killed herself in a hotel
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US reality show taken off schedule

May 22, 2015 - 7:37pm
A US cable network pulls a long running reality TV show over allegations of sexual abuse by one of its members.
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VIDEO: Can Saudi coalition defeat IS?

May 22, 2015 - 6:43pm
The recent, dramatic gains by Islamic State fighters across Syria and Iraq are prompting fresh doubts over whether the coalition strategy to defeat them is working.
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Will Hull's season end on high note?

May 22, 2015 - 6:20pm
Hull face Manchester United looking to overhaul Newcastle and avoid relegation on the last day of the top-flight season.
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VIDEO: Ramadi residents pay price as IS advances

May 22, 2015 - 6:14pm
Several days after Islamic State militants captured the city of Ramadi, Iraqis are now asking why their army was unable to protect them.
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'I will not walk away from Chelsea'

May 22, 2015 - 6:05pm
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says he would not choose to leave the club but is prepared to manage another English side.
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IS 'carried out Saudi mosque attack'

May 22, 2015 - 5:52pm
The Islamic State group says it was behind a deadly suicide bombing on a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia, apparently its first attack in the kingdom.
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High turnout in gay marriage vote

May 22, 2015 - 5:49pm
A high turnout is reported as polls close after the Republic of Ireland votes in a referendum on whether to legalise same-sex marriage.
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DC mansion murder suspect arrested

May 22, 2015 - 4:50pm
Daron Dylon Wint, who had previously worked for the victims' family business, was captured late Thursday in Washington DC.
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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.