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Australia donates to UN climate fund

December 10, 2014 - 1:21am
Australia pledges A$200m (£106m; $166m) to help poor nations mitigate the impact of global warming, in an apparent government U-turn.
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US approves Verma as India envoy

December 10, 2014 - 1:17am
The US Senate unanimously approves Richard Verma as the new US ambassador to India, the first Indian-American to step into that role.
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WHO: Ebola 'running ahead of us'

December 10, 2014 - 1:12am
The Ebola virus that has killed thousands in West Africa is still “running ahead” of efforts to contain it, says the World Health Organization head.
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VIDEO: Obama on 'brutal activity after 9/11'

December 9, 2014 - 11:43pm
President Obama says the US was engaged in "brutal activity after 9/11", following the release of a Senate report on CIA enhanced interrogation techniques.
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Moment of Truth for Brazil's military past

December 9, 2014 - 11:37pm
Brazil to release report on abuses under military rule
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China jails top official over bribes

December 9, 2014 - 11:22pm
Liu Tienan, a former top economic official, is jailed for life in China for taking bribes, in a case which exposed high-level corruption.
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The rise of the Swedish cyborgs

December 9, 2014 - 10:42pm
Is implantable technology the next logical step for wearables?
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NZ approves new anti-terror laws

December 9, 2014 - 10:42pm
New Zealand's parliament approves new anti-terrorism laws aimed at countering the domestic threat posed by overseas Islamic extremist groups.
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Russia's Kalashnikov struggles with Western ban

December 9, 2014 - 10:30pm
Rifle firm struggles to fight Western sanctions
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French economic reform battle looms

December 9, 2014 - 10:27pm
Plans of France's youngest minister to unlock economy
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VIDEO: India's reluctance to talk about sex

December 9, 2014 - 10:14pm
Conservative groups in India have long pushed for an outright ban on sex education in schools and they were emboldened when the country's new health minister recently came out in support of the move.
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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.