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Korea dropped from 2015 calendar

January 6, 2015 - 3:59pm
The Korean Grand Prix has been dropped from the 2015 calendar, reducing the season to 20 races.
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Kenya 'ICC defence witness murdered'

January 6, 2015 - 3:17pm
A man found dead in Kenya over the weekend was a key witness for Deputy President William Ruto at his trial in The Hague, his lawyer says.
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Female suicide bomber hits Istanbul

January 6, 2015 - 2:48pm
A female suicide bomber blows herself up in the Turkish city of Istanbul, killing one police officer and injuring another, officials say.
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Syria family's scars begin to heal

January 6, 2015 - 2:09pm
Physical and emotional scars of injured Syrian girls begin to heal
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Dutch journalist detained in Turkey

January 6, 2015 - 1:45pm
A Dutch journalist, Frederike Geerdink, is detained briefly by Turkish police over her alleged support for Kurdish rebels.
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Pryce heads Globe summer season

January 6, 2015 - 1:41pm
Actor Jonathan Pryce is to play Shylock in The Merchant of Venice as part of the 2015 summer season at Shakespeare's Globe in London.
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Afghanistan's pace-setting president seeks results

January 6, 2015 - 1:20pm
Sackings but no cabinet as Ghani makes his mark
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Zulu Bible translation aid welcomed

January 6, 2015 - 1:16pm
South Africa's Catholic Church welcomes a $40,000 donation from the president to help translate the Bible directly from Hebrew and Greek into isiZulu.
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Kurds 'seize key Kobane district'

January 6, 2015 - 12:55pm
Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State in Kobane, northern Syria, have seized a key district and now control 80% of the town, activists say.
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Man City close on Swansea's Bony

January 6, 2015 - 12:46pm
Manchester City are in advanced talks with Swansea over signing striker Wilfried Bony, BBC Wales Sport learns.
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MP urges review of rape anonymity

January 6, 2015 - 12:29pm
MP Mark Pritchard urges a review of the law on anonymity for people accused of rape after police drop an inquiry into allegations against him.
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German 'Islamisation' demos decried

January 6, 2015 - 12:18pm
Politicians and celebrities in Germany join a campaign against Pegida, a group protesting against what it sees as the "Islamisation" of Europe.
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Hamas man jailed for Israel murders

January 6, 2015 - 11:52am
An Israeli military court sentences a Palestinian man to three life terms for the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank.
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VIDEO: Australia heat 'highest in decades'

January 6, 2015 - 11:46am
Australia records its third-warmest calendar year since national records began in 1910.
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VIDEO: AirAsia search teams collect wreckage

January 6, 2015 - 11:32am
The search area in the hunt for AirAsia flight QZ8501 has been expanded as efforts to locate the black box flight recorders continue.
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Top opposition leader held in Dhaka

January 6, 2015 - 11:25am
Police in Bangladesh arrest the deputy leader of the main opposition party as tensions rise over its calls for nationwide protests and blockades.
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Bernstein backs Prince Ali Fifa bid

January 6, 2015 - 10:55am
Former FA chairman David Bernstein has backed Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein's bid to challenge incumbent Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency.
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Belgian rapist denied 'right to die'

January 6, 2015 - 10:26am
A Belgian man serving a life sentence for rape and murder will not be allowed to have doctors end his life, the justice minister says.
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Sting's Broadway musical to close

January 6, 2015 - 9:59am
Sting's Broadway musical Last Ship is to close on 24 January, despite New York theatres recording a record-breaking year.
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Militant attacks kill 23 Iraq troops

January 6, 2015 - 9:57am
At least 23 Iraqi troops and pro-government fighters are killed in clashes with militants in the western province of Anbar, officials say.
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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.