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Hamilton fastest in America practice

36 min 35 sec ago
Lewis Hamilton sets the pace from Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg in first practice at the United States GP.
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Woolf steps down from abuse inquiry

39 min 42 sec ago
Fiona Woolf is to step down as the head of an inquiry into historic child sex abuse, she has told the BBC.
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Kenyan Jeptoo fails doping test

43 min 48 sec ago
Marathon runner Rita Jeptoo becomes the latest athlete from Kenya to fail a doping test, the country's athletics body confirm.
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Bodies found after fireworks blaze

57 min 58 sec ago
Two bodies are found after a blaze at a fireworks warehouse in Stafford, police say
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Burkina Faso's president resigns

1 hour 47 sec ago
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore resigns following violent protests, with army chief Honore Traore taking over as head of state.
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Pompeii relic returned 50 years on

1 hour 16 min ago
A woman from Canada hands back a stolen piece of the ruins of Pompeii more than 50 years after she put it into her bag.
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Younus hits 213 as Pakistan dominate

1 hour 33 min ago
Younus Khan records his fifth Test double century as Pakistan dominate the second and final match against Australia.
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IPCC keen to avoid old ghosts

1 hour 33 min ago
Climate talks stalked by the spectre of the past
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Meyiwa suspect in court in S Africa

1 hour 34 min ago
A suspect appears in court in South Africa over the killing of national football captain Senzo Meyiwa in a robbery.
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Jeers for accused US police killer

1 hour 44 min ago
Local residents jeer and shout abuse at a Pennsylvania man accused of killing a police officer and eluding authorities on a weeks-long manhunt.
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Woolf 'unsuitable' say victim groups

1 hour 48 min ago
Victims' groups tell Home Office officials they are "unanimous" in their view that the head of an inquiry into historical child sex abuse should resign.
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Granada CF v Real Madrid

2 hours 19 sec ago
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Spanish La Liga game between Granada CF and Real Madrid.
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Key Jerusalem holy site reopens

2 hours 8 min ago
Israel reopens a key Jerusalem holy site after its temporary closure following the shooting of a prominent Jewish activist.
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BBC refuses to make Top Gear apology

2 hours 15 min ago
The BBC's Head of TV refuses to make a formal apology over a Top Gear special filmed in Argentina, after demands from the country's ambassador to the UK.
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Warmest UK Halloween on record

2 hours 31 min ago
This year's Halloween is the warmest on record in the UK, with temperatures reaching as high as 23.5C, breaking the previous record of 20C.
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VIDEO: Costa Rica issues volcano warning

2 hours 35 min ago
Costa Rica has issued an emergency alert after the eruption of Turrialba volcano in the centre of the country.
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Myanmar in rare multi-party talks

2 hours 36 min ago
Myanmar's president holds rare roundtable talks with the opposition, military and ethnic groups, as the US calls for "credible" elections next year.
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China makes 'biggest cash haul'

2 hours 49 min ago
Anti-corruption investigators in China confirm the finding of the equivalent of $33m in cash at an official's home - the biggest such haul to date.
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Harris loses conviction appeal bid

3 hours 4 min ago
Entertainer Rolf Harris loses the first round of a legal challenge against his conviction for indecent assaults.
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Deadly blast at Nigeria bus station

3 hours 40 min ago
An explosion at a major bus station in Gombe state in north-eastern Nigeria kills at least four people and injures 32 people, police say.
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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.