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Egypt's chief prosecutor killed

June 29, 2015 - 11:22am
Egypt's public prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, has died of his injuries after a bomb attack on his car in Cairo, officials say.
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Is IS caliphate here to stay?

June 29, 2015 - 10:52am
One year on from Islamic State's declaration of 'caliphate'
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Costa Rica's presidential piglet

June 29, 2015 - 10:51am
A piglet given to Costa Rica's president will be kept as a pet.
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Top seed Williams eases through

June 29, 2015 - 10:42am
Top seed Serena Williams beats debutant Margarita Gasparyan 6-4 6-1 to progress to the second round of Wimbledon.
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Uber managers arrested in France

June 29, 2015 - 10:37am
Two managers of the taxi-ordering app Uber have been arrested in France over what authorities have described as an "illicit" service.
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Disney confirms selfie stick ban

June 29, 2015 - 10:25am
Disney is banning selfie sticks at all of its theme parks over safety concerns, the company said.
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Champion Djokovic into round two

June 29, 2015 - 10:19am
Defending champion Novak Djokovic begins his Wimbledon title defence with a straight-sets win over Philipp Kohlschreiber.
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Bayliss 'could give England edge'

June 29, 2015 - 10:14am
Australia's Shane Watson believes the "inside information" of new coach Trevor Bayliss could give England an Ashes "edge".
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Macallan producer sees profits fall

June 29, 2015 - 9:32am
The maker of The Famous Grouse and The Macallan reports a sharp fall in profits, after a £239m writedown for its Brugal rum brand.
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Prisoners tunnel out of Delhi jail

June 29, 2015 - 9:31am
Two prisoners escape from India's maximum security Tihar jail by digging a tunnel under a wall and scaling another.
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VIDEO: 'No going back' for Solar Impulse

June 29, 2015 - 9:30am
A solar-powered plane has passed the "point of no return" in its second bid at making a record-breaking flight across the Pacific Ocean.
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Taliban ambush 'kills 11 soldiers'

June 29, 2015 - 9:30am
Taliban militants in Afghanistan have killed at least 11 soldiers in an ambush in western Herat province, police tell the BBC.
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Boy admits stabbing supply teacher

June 29, 2015 - 9:19am
A fourteen-year-old boy admits stabbing a supply teacher in a school classroom in Bradford.
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Will Congress scupper US nuclear deal with Iran?

June 29, 2015 - 8:26am
How US Congress could end up scuppering Iran accord
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Activist targeted for mocking Modi

June 29, 2015 - 8:01am
Leading Indian activist Kavitha Krishnan becomes the target of internet ire after a disparaging tweet against PM Narendra Modi.
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VIDEO: Juncker: 'I feel betrayed'

June 29, 2015 - 8:01am
The European Commission chief, Jean-Claude Juncker, has said he feels "betrayed" by the "egotism" showed by Greece in the failed debt talks.
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Council blocks fracking application

June 29, 2015 - 8:01am
An application to start fracking at a site in Lancashire is rejected by county councillors.
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IS fight 'struggle of our generation'

June 29, 2015 - 7:55am
David Cameron says Islamic State poses "an existential threat" to the Western world, as it emerges the British death toll in the Tunisian attack will rise above 30.
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Pope 'to chew coca leaves in Bolivia'

June 29, 2015 - 7:50am
A Bolivian minister says that the Pope has requested to chew coca leaves, which are considered sacred by many in Bolivia, on his forthcoming trip there.
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Is Greece's exit from the euro inevitable?

June 29, 2015 - 7:42am
PM Alexis Tsipras has called a referendum on proposals from Greece's creditors that he has already condemned as contravening European values. Is the Athens government heading for default and ultimately departure from the euro?
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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.