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Japan shares down on Ebola worries

December 29, 2014 - 7:43am
Asian stock markets end mostly higher on the first full trading day after Christmas, but Japan's Nikkei hit by Ebola concerns.
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Mexican female bullfighter gored

December 29, 2014 - 7:36am
Mexican bullfighter Karla de los Angeles sustains cuts to her thigh and gluteal muscles as she is gored by a bull at a fight in Mexico City.
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Marsh edges Australia towards win

December 29, 2014 - 7:17am
Batsman Shaun Marsh hits a vital half-century as Australia move closer to victory over India in Melbourne.
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Russia shows first sign of recession

December 29, 2014 - 7:17am
Russia's economy contracts for the first time in five years as President Putin moves to protect the country's banks.
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VIDEO: Technology's biggest trends of 2014

December 29, 2014 - 7:09am
Rory Cellan-Jones looks back at the big technology trends of 2014.
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Schumacher faces fight for recovery

December 29, 2014 - 7:03am
Michael Schumacher faces a "long fight" on the road to recovery, his manager says a year after the F1 champion suffered head injuries while skiing.
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Classical pianist Frank dies aged 89

December 29, 2014 - 6:51am
Renowned US classical pianist Claude Frank dies at the age of 89 at his home in New York.
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New Zealand earn win over Sri Lanka

December 29, 2014 - 6:49am
New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets in Christchurch to complete their most successful year in Test cricket.
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VIDEO: Hopes for jailed al-Jazeera staff

December 29, 2014 - 6:44am
The families of two of the three al-Jazeera journalists serving a prison sentence in Egypt say they are optimistic that an appeals court with order their release.
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West Brom wait on Irvine future

December 29, 2014 - 6:40am
West Brom are not expected to make an announcement on Monday about the future of manager Alan Irvine.
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Wolf 'most pirated film of 2014'

December 29, 2014 - 6:26am
The Wolf of Wall Street, Martin Scorsese's true-life tale of corrupt New York stockbrokers, leads the pack of the most illegally downloaded movies of 2014.
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Torres confirms Atletico loan move

December 29, 2014 - 6:22am
Spain striker Fernando Torres will return to Atletico Madrid on loan from AC Milan until the end of the 2015-16 season.
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Sony's Interview makes $15m online

December 29, 2014 - 6:13am
Controversial Sony film The Interview becomes the studio's most downloaded film ever, just four days after its release online.
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Anglo-Irish language row in 1986

December 29, 2014 - 6:09am
Newly-released documents show how the UK and Irish governments clashed over Irish language policy in the 1980s.
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Greece faces crucial presidency vote

December 29, 2014 - 6:08am
The Greek parliament meets ahead of a third and final vote on whether to approve a new president, in a move that could trigger a snap election.
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Hobbit holds off Jolie and Sondheim

December 29, 2014 - 4:42am
The final Hobbit film holds off war epic Unbroken and the Stephen Sondheim-inspired Into the Woods to retain the top spot at the US and Canada box office.
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VIDEO: Smoke hampers ferry rescue effort

December 29, 2014 - 4:06am
Rescuers have spent the night battling smoke and gale-force winds to try to save more than 250 passengers trapped on a burning Italian ferry in the Adriatic Sea.
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VIDEO: Robot-assisted surgery gains ground

December 29, 2014 - 4:03am
Robot-assisted surgery is becoming increasingly common in UK hospitals, as the BBC's Victoria Gill reports.
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VIDEO: Pilot's father: I want my son back

December 29, 2014 - 3:56am
The father of the pilot of the missing AirAsia plane has been speaking about the possibility that his son may not come back alive.
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Monday's gossip column

December 29, 2014 - 2:47am
Man Utd target Coleman, Liverpool chase Berahino, Moyes wants to take Liverpool's Can to Real Sociedad, plus more.
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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.