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Rescuers free Nicaraguan miners

August 30, 2014 - 1:00am
Most of 24 gold miners trapped underground in northern Nicaragua since Thursday have been rescued, officials say.
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Federer & Sharapova win at US Open

August 29, 2014 - 11:21pm
Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova enjoy straight sets wins in the US Open but Venus Williams and Simona Halep go out.
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Rogue landlords 'must face crackdown'

August 29, 2014 - 10:01pm
Housing experts are calling for minimum standards in the private rental market to prevent landlords from exploiting vulnerable tenants.
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Ex-governor's corruption case closes

August 29, 2014 - 8:55pm
The corruption case of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife has gone to a jury after a 25-day trial.
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VIDEO: Ebola vaccine: Human trials to begin

August 29, 2014 - 8:42pm
The Ebola vaccine, ZMapp, which has been tested on 18 laboratory monkeys with a 100% success rate will now be tested on humans.
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Jews 'forced' from Guatemala village

August 29, 2014 - 8:38pm
Some 230 members of an Orthodox Jewish group begin leaving a village in western Guatemala after a bitter row with the local indigenous community.
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George Galloway attacked on street

August 29, 2014 - 8:29pm
George Galloway has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw after he was attacked on a London street, his spokesman says.
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The makeover that's divided a nation

August 29, 2014 - 8:00pm
The multi-million dollar makeover that's divided a nation
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Italian lawyers urged to work faster

August 29, 2014 - 7:55pm
Italian PM Matteo Renzi announces measures to quicken the pace of the country's notoriously slow justice system to help the struggling economy.
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Texas abortion provisions struck down

August 29, 2014 - 7:32pm
A US judge strikes down part of a Texas abortion law that would have closed more than a dozen clinics.
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Ecuador to bring in digital currency

August 29, 2014 - 6:44pm
Ecuador says it will introduce the world's first digital currency issued by a central bank and it will go into circulation in December.
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Making houses out of mushrooms

August 29, 2014 - 6:37pm
The natural resources used to make 'green' homes
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Ukraine 'slipping out of control'

August 29, 2014 - 5:45pm
The Ukraine crisis is "slipping out of control", Germany's foreign minister warns as EU leaders prepare to discuss new sanctions against Russia.
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Disowned gay teen speaks out

August 29, 2014 - 5:38pm
...but not discouraged - gay son in video row speaks out
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Viewpoint: Why Pakistanis crave stability

August 29, 2014 - 5:32pm
Why stability is all most Pakistanis really want
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Cave-in traps Nicaragua gold miners

August 29, 2014 - 5:14pm
Rescue workers in Nicaragua are trying to reach at least 24 workers trapped by a cave-in at a gold mine in the north of the country.
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IMF voices 'confidence' in Lagarde

August 29, 2014 - 5:08pm
The International Monetary Fund reaffirms its support for its leader Christine Lagarde despite her being investigated in a high-profile case in France.
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VIDEO: Nato: Russia illegally crossed border

August 29, 2014 - 4:39pm
Nato has accused Russia of blatantly violating Ukraine's sovereignty by sending troops and weapons over the border.
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Iceland's volcano ash alert lifted

August 29, 2014 - 4:33pm
An eruption near Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano that briefly threatened air travel has ended, local officials say.
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Milan agree two-year loan for Torres

August 29, 2014 - 4:26pm
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is to join AC Milan on a two-year loan deal, subject to agreeing personal terms.
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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.