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UK boosts Nato force commitment

June 21, 2015 - 5:50am
The UK commitment to a rapid reaction force being set up by Nato is to be extended by three years, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.
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Blur, rain and ice cream at Hyde Park

June 21, 2015 - 5:40am
Britpop heroes Blur headline day two of the British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park
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Messi 'sorry' Neymar misses Copa

June 21, 2015 - 5:29am
Argentina captain Lionel Messi is "sorry" banned Brazil forward and Barcelona team-mate Neymar will miss the Copa America.
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Hill, 16, sets 100m youth record

June 21, 2015 - 5:23am
Sixteen-year-old Candace Hill runs a time that would have seen her finish seventh in the women's 100m at the 2012 Olympics.
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Meningitis B jab offered to all babies

June 21, 2015 - 4:57am
All newborn babies in England and Scotland are to be offered a vaccine to combat meningitis B from September - the first scheme of its kind in the world.
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Thousands gathered to mark solstice

June 21, 2015 - 3:57am
More than 20,000 gathered at Stonehenge to mark this year's summer solstice, police say.
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VIDEO: India yoga event attracts thousands

June 21, 2015 - 3:31am
Thousands attend a mass yoga session in the Indian capital, Delhi, to mark the first International Yoga Day.
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Sunday's gossip column

June 21, 2015 - 3:17am
Manchester United close in on Schweinsteiger, Manchester City to make £50m Sterling bid, new deal for Wilshere, plus more.
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VIDEO: Moment Waterloo news reached Britain

June 21, 2015 - 2:37am
The moment news of Napoleon's defeat reached the shores of Britain in 1815 is being re-enacted, concluding a week of commemorations.
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Belgium unblocks Russian accounts

June 21, 2015 - 12:26am
Russian state accounts frozen by Belgium in a move condemned by Moscow have been unblocked, Belgium's foreign minister says
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India PM leads yoga day celebration

June 21, 2015 - 12:04am
Thousands take part in a mass yoga programme in the Indian capital, Delhi, on the first ever International Yoga Day.
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Italy seeks 300 over China 'fraud'

June 20, 2015 - 10:44pm
Italian prosecutors want to indict the Bank of China's Milan branch and almost 300 people over a money-laundering scheme.
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Day delights as four lead US Open

June 20, 2015 - 10:38pm
Australia's Jason Day battles vertigo to join Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson and Branden Grace in a share of the US Open lead.
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Lone protester ends Guatemala march

June 20, 2015 - 9:10pm
A lone protester in Guatemala receives a hero's welcome after covering more than 200 km (125 miles) in a protest against corruption.
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In pictures: Africa's high coiffure

June 20, 2015 - 8:37pm
Pictures of the high coiffure on the Ivorian catwalks
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The ice-cream maker of Gaza

June 20, 2015 - 8:16pm
The ice cream parlour that survived war and missiles
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Charleston suspect photos found

June 20, 2015 - 8:14pm
Images appear online purportedly showing Charleston church shooting suspect Dylann Roof with firearms and burning the US flag.
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Galapagos tortoise put down in US

June 20, 2015 - 8:04pm
A 150-year old Galapagos tortoise has been put down in California after suffering from arthritis and numerous other ailments.
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VIDEO: China's brand new islands

June 20, 2015 - 8:04pm
China has been building new islands in the South China Sea to the alarm of its neighbours.
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VIDEO: Robot stars on Berlin opera stage

June 20, 2015 - 7:55pm
A small robot, the same size as an 8-year-old child, is the star of an opera performance at Berlin's Komische Oper.
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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.