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Fatal storms hit northern Europe

April 1, 2015 - 2:27am
At least nine people have been killed in gales that have battered Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK.
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World's oldest person dies in Japan

April 1, 2015 - 2:02am
The world's oldest person, Japan's Misao Okawa, dies from heart failure at the age of 117.
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VIDEO: Hamas leader in Israel warning

April 1, 2015 - 1:54am
Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal has said the election victory in Israel by Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party will lead to 'more extremism'.
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China building 'great wall of sand'

April 1, 2015 - 1:39am
The scale of China's land reclamation in the South China Sea is leading to "serious questions" on its intentions, a top US official says.
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VIDEO: Saudi Arabia's bid to stop IS threat

April 1, 2015 - 1:39am
Barbara Plett Usher reports on Saudi Arabia's attempts to stop its citizens joining Islamic State abroad, and asks whether it should be looking closer to home.
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New Zealander Lundy guilty of murder

April 1, 2015 - 1:25am
A New Zealand court finds Mark Lundy guilty for a second time of murdering his wife and daughter, after his first conviction was thrown out.
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VIDEO: Palestinian 'tricked' over Banksy art

April 1, 2015 - 1:15am
A Palestinian man says he was 'tricked' into selling a mural by the artist, Banksy, that is estimated to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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VIDEO: Body found at Andrew Getty's LA home

April 1, 2015 - 1:08am
A body has been found at the home of Andrew Getty, the grandson of John Paul Getty and heir to the family fortune.
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Meshaal warns of Israeli 'extremism'

April 1, 2015 - 1:00am
The political leader of the Palestinian group Hamas, Khaled Meshaal, tells the BBC the results of Israel's elections will diminish hopes for peace.
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Opposition wins Nigeria election

April 1, 2015 - 12:56am
Muhammadu Buhari wins Nigeria's presidential poll, in the country's first ever election victory by the opposition.
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'LGBT community has long way to go'

April 1, 2015 - 12:25am
Conchita Wurst says the moment people stop talking about sexual orientation will be when there is equality in the LGBT community.
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Anwar Ibrahim denied royal pardon

April 1, 2015 - 12:02am
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim will remain in jail for sodomy after a request for a royal pardon is turned down.
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Arkansas passes 'religion' bill

March 31, 2015 - 11:43pm
The US state of Arkansas approves a religious freedom bill similar to one that caused a storm of protest in Indiana from gay rights supporters.
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China factory activity expands again

March 31, 2015 - 11:31pm
Activity in China's vast manufactory sector picked up unexpectedly in March, according to the official government survey.
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VIDEO: Turkey siege ends in deadly shootout

March 31, 2015 - 9:55pm
Turkish security forces storm a courthouse in which a prosecutor was being held hostage by members of an outlawed Marxist group.
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Saving girls from the 'cutting season'

March 31, 2015 - 9:31pm
The woman saving girls from the 'cutting season'
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Syrian Journey: Choose your own escape route

March 31, 2015 - 9:26pm
Could you make the right choices if escaping the war?
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VIDEO: Remembering WW2's forgotten famine

March 31, 2015 - 8:07pm
How the people of Bengal faced starvation during WW2
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VIDEO: Living in the ruins of war

March 31, 2015 - 8:04pm
Natalia Antelava meets a woman living in an abandoned apartment block in the suburbs of Donetsk.
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'Alarming' rise in death sentences

March 31, 2015 - 7:51pm
Human rights group Amnesty International says there was an "alarming" increase in death sentences in 2014, with almost 500 more issued than in 2013.
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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.