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Glee actor charged over child porn

1 hour 17 min ago
Former Glee actor Mark Salling has been formally charged with two counts of receiving and possessing images of child sexual abuse.
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Top Mexico footballer kidnapped

2 hours 20 min ago
Olympiakos striker Alan Pulido has been kidnapped in Mexico's northern border state of Tamaulipas, officials say.
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Leaders mark Verdun with EU unity plea

2 hours 30 min ago
The leaders of France and Germany mark the 100th anniversary of the WW1 battle of Verdun in northern France with a call for European unity.
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Ukraine fire kills 17 in care home

3 hours 48 min ago
Seventeen people are killed as a fire tears through a building housing elderly people in a village near the Ukrainian capital Kiev.
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VIDEO: Elephant calf rescued from drain

4 hours 2 min ago
An elephant calf has been rescued from an uncovered drain in Sri Lanka's Hambantota port.
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Iran and Saudis fail to solve Hajj row

4 hours 17 min ago
Iran and Saudi Arabia fail to solve a row over the Hajj pilgrimage and Iranian citizens will not travel to Mecca this year, Tehran says
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Japan boy left in woods 'as punishment'

5 hours 4 min ago
The parents of a seven-year-old boy missing in the mountains of northern Japan admit that they left him alone in the woods as a punishment.
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'Boateng insult' sparks row in Germany

5 hours 19 min ago
Comments by a senior leader of Germany's right-wing AfD party about football star Jerome Boateng are widely condemned as racist.
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India arrests over assaults on Africans

5 hours 34 min ago
Indian police say five people have been arrested over attacks in Delhi last week on Africans, assaults that have strained diplomatic ties.
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Shipwrecks 'kill up to 700 migrants'

8 hours 6 min ago
Up to 700 migrants are feared drowned in a series of shipwrecks off the coast of Libya in the last few days, the UN refugee agency says.
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VIDEO: WW2 aircraft pulled from Hudson River

9 hours 46 min ago
A pilot has died after a vintage World War Two aircraft crashed in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey.
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Zoo gorilla shot as boy falls into moat

11 hours 30 min ago
Zoo officials shoot dead a gorilla after it grabbed a four-year-old boy who fell into its enclosure in the US city of Cincinnati.
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VIDEO: Gorilla drags boy through zoo moat

11 hours 38 min ago
Zoo officials have shot dead a gorilla after a four-year-old boy fell into its enclosure in the US city of Cincinnati.
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VIDEO: Europe hit by lightning strikes

13 hours 3 min ago
Lightning strikes have caused serious injuries to several people, at a park in Paris, and a football match in Germany.
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China firm sorry over race-row advert

13 hours 11 min ago
A Chinese firm apologises over a now notorious advert in which a black man is stuffed into a washing machine and emerges a light-skinned Asian.
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Lufthansa to suspend Venezuela flights

May 28, 2016 - 11:48pm
The German airline, Lufthansa, says it will suspend flights to Venezuela from next month due to growing economic difficulties in the country.
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VIDEO: 'Islamic State' tunnels found in Falluja

May 28, 2016 - 11:46pm
Iraqi government forces have made some gains in their efforts to retake Falluja, which is under the control of so-called Islamic State militants.
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Iraqi army makes gains in battle with IS

May 28, 2016 - 9:05pm
Iraqi government forces make gains in their offensive to drive Islamic State militants from Falluja - one the country's two major cities in IS hands.
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VIDEO: How did Iraq get so violent?

May 28, 2016 - 8:00pm
Was US-led invasion to blame?
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VIDEO: Lost cats, disguised football fans and other trends of the week

May 28, 2016 - 7:42pm
Kadyrov's missing cat and of other online trends
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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.