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Picasso work smashes auction record

May 12, 2015 - 4:37am
Picasso's Women of Algiers becomes the most expensive painting to sell at auction, going for $160m (£102.6m) at Christie's in New York.
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No new Berlin Philharmonic conductor

May 12, 2015 - 4:30am
Members of Berlin Philharmonic orchestra are unable to agree on who should be their next chief conductor.
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Liberia's 'Goodbye Ebola' party

May 12, 2015 - 4:22am
A public holiday's been held in Liberia to celebrate the country being declared free of Ebola.
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Cyprus leaders to revive peace talks

May 12, 2015 - 4:14am
Cyprus peace talks are to resume on Friday, the UN announces after a meeting between the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot leaders.
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VIDEO: El Nino - What is it?

May 12, 2015 - 4:03am
Australia's Bureau of Meteorology has warned the El Nino weather phenomenon could pack a punch this year after declaring its onset in the tropical Pacific. Chris Fawkes explains.
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Sri Lanka first to protect mangroves

May 12, 2015 - 3:45am
Sri Lanka becomes the first nation to comprehensively protect all of its mangrove forests, using a model that conservationists hope other nations will adopt.
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Indonesia turned away migrant boat

May 12, 2015 - 3:40am
Indonesia says it turned away a boat carrying hundreds of migrants believed to be from Myanmar and Bangladesh.
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VIDEO: Security tight for Iraq Shia pilgrimage

May 12, 2015 - 3:14am
Security has been tightened in Baghdad to protect the many Shia Muslims who are converging on the capital.
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Brady in 'Deflate-gate' ban appeal

May 12, 2015 - 3:10am
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will appeal against the four-game ban issued to him over under-inflated balls.
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No England recall for Pietersen

May 12, 2015 - 2:55am
Kevin Pietersen is told he will not be recalled by England despite a career-best 326 not out for Surrey.
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Asian shares subdued on Greece talks

May 12, 2015 - 2:48am
Asian shares experience mixed fortunes as global markets remain nervous over the prospects for a deal on Greece's debts.
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Government sells more Lloyds shares

May 12, 2015 - 2:45am
The government sells another tranche of shares in taxpayer-backed Lloyds Banking Group, reducing its stake in the bank to below 20%.
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Philippines to boost Spratly tourism

May 12, 2015 - 2:27am
The Philippines military chief visits a South China Sea island at the heart of a territorial dispute with China, vowing to help boost tourism.
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Henkel buys Colgate-Palmolive brands

May 12, 2015 - 2:10am
German consumer goods giant Henkel is buying Colgate-Palmolive's laundry brands in Australia and New Zealand for €220m ($245m; £157m).
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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.