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VIDEO: French hostage Lazarevic arrives home

December 10, 2014 - 5:37am
France's last remaining hostage in Mali, Serge Lazarevic, has arrived home to a welcome from family members and French President Francois Hollande.
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Last French hostage back in France

December 10, 2014 - 5:32am
France's last remaining hostage, Serge Lazarevic, arrives home to a welcome from family members and French President Francois Hollande.
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BG Group in $5bn pipeline deal

December 10, 2014 - 5:06am
UK energy giant BG Group sells an Australian gas pipeline network to APA Group for $5bn (£3.2bn).
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Paddington holds UK box office lead

December 10, 2014 - 4:27am
Children's favourite Paddington maintains pole position at the UK and Ireland box office for a second week in succession.
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Cleared Dewani returns to England

December 10, 2014 - 4:00am
Shrien Dewani arrives back in England after being cleared by a court in South Africa of arranging the murder of his wife in 2010.
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Wednesday's gossip column

December 10, 2014 - 3:35am
Louis van Gaal lines up Kevin Strootman & Arjen Robben deal, Manuel Pellegrini dismisses Manchester City job fears, plus more.
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Japan's Nikkei leads Asia lower

December 10, 2014 - 2:40am
Asian shares were mostly lower as data from the region's leaders, China and Japan, showed weaker economic growth.
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BBC launches Young Writers' Award

December 10, 2014 - 2:31am
The BBC launches the Young Writers' Award to help celebrate 10 years of its National Short Story Award.
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VIDEO: Royal couple end US trip with gala

December 10, 2014 - 2:12am
A gala in New York to mark the 600th anniversary of the Scottish university where they first met, has drawn a close to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's visit to the United States.
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Last French hostage released

December 10, 2014 - 1:58am
The last French hostage held by Islamist militants, Serge Lazarevic, has been released in Mali, French President Francois Hollande announces.
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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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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.