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Haiti parliament's mandate extended

December 30, 2014 - 1:18pm
Haiti's President Michel Martelly reaches a deal with lawmakers to extend the mandate of legislators and avoid a political vacuum.
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S Korea 'nut rage' woman detained

December 30, 2014 - 1:07pm
Prosecutors in South Korea detain former Korean Air executive Cho Hyun-ah, who delayed a plane over how nuts were served to her.
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Ebola patient arrives in London

December 30, 2014 - 12:20pm
Healthcare worker Pauline Cafferkey, who was diagnosed with Ebola after returning to Glasgow from Sierra Leone, arrives for specialist care at London's Royal Free Hospital.
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VIDEO: Cash machine thief's explosive mistake

December 30, 2014 - 11:52am
Police in Australia have released CCTV footage in search of a man who tried to rob an ATM by blowing it up.
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Happiness 'on the rise' globally

December 30, 2014 - 11:40am
Happiness is on the rise globally, with 70% of people content with their lives, according to a survey of 64,000 people in 65 countries.
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VIDEO: 'I was booked on AirAsia flight'

December 30, 2014 - 11:24am
Sharanjit Leyl meets a woman who was due to fly on AirAsia QZ8051 but changed her booking, as she and her family watch the search for the missing aircraft.
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British thank Japan grave family

December 30, 2014 - 11:13am
The ambassador to Japan thanks a family who have tended a British teacher's grave for 143 years.
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What's in store for China in 2015?

December 30, 2014 - 11:08am
What's in store for the Asian giant in the coming year?
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VIDEO: Pittsburgh citizens seek cleaner air

December 30, 2014 - 10:50am
The rolling hills of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, have been home to America's steel industry for more than 150 years. Residents have struggled with air pollution from regional plants for nearly the same amount of time.
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VIDEO: Obama apologises for wedding move

December 30, 2014 - 10:45am
President Barack Obama calls a couple who had to move their Hawaii wedding because he was playing golf.
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Cisse banned for violent conduct

December 30, 2014 - 10:38am
Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse accepts an FA charge of violent conduct and will serve a three-match ban.
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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.