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US envoy to South Korea attacked

16 min 31 sec ago
US ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert is injured when a man slashes him with a razor in the capital Seoul.
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Australia announces Eurovision singer

25 min 21 sec ago
Former Australian Idol winner and X Factor judge Guy Sebastian will be Australia's first ever entrant in the Eurovision Song Contest.
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Argentine president case challenged

33 min 35 sec ago
An Argentine prosecutor appeals against last week's decision to throw out controversial allegations against President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
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Villarreal 1-3 Barcelona (2-6 agg)

34 min 32 sec ago
Barcelona will meet Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey final after sealing a 6-2 aggregate win over Villarreal.
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Thursday's gossip column

34 min 53 sec ago
Falcao made to wait on future, Simeone wants Man City job, Danilo to reject Man Utd, plus more.
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Newcastle United 0-1 Manchester United

51 min 20 sec ago
Ashley Young capitalises on a late error by Tim Krul to give Manchester United victory over Newcastle United.
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Cameron: I'll only do one TV debate

1 hour 8 min ago
David Cameron says he will take part in only one TV debate ahead of the general election featuring seven party leaders, amid a growing row over the issue.
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VIDEO: Surveillance footage of Abid Naseer

1 hour 18 min ago
A Pakistani man extradited from the UK to the US has been convicted for plotting attacks in several countries.
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Fraud office probes Bank auctions

1 hour 33 min ago
The Serious Fraud Office is investigating liquidity auctions held by the Bank of England during the financial crisis, the bank says.
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Evans and Cisse in spitting row

1 hour 39 min ago
Manchester United's Jonny Evans and Newcastle's Papiss Cisse appear to spit at each other during Wednesday's match.
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Dozens feared dead in Ukraine mine

1 hour 39 min ago
At least 30 miners are feared dead in a suspected methane gas blast at a coal mine in a rebel-held region of eastern Ukraine.
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Gomis 'fine' after fainting at Spurs

1 hour 43 min ago
Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis is 'fine' after fainting during their Premier League game at Tottenham, boss Garry Monk says.
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West Ham United 0-1 Chelsea

1 hour 49 min ago
Chelsea stay five points clear at the top of the Premier League with a hard-fought win at West Ham.
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Boston bombing lawyer: 'It was him'

1 hour 49 min ago
Defence lawyers in the trial of one of the men accused of bombing the Boston Marathon in 2013 admit he carried out the attack but say he was coerced.
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Manchester City 2-0 Leicester City

1 hour 51 min ago
Manchester City return to winning ways as David Silva and James Milner increase Leicester City's relegation worries.
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In pictures: Nepal plane crash

2 hours 4 min ago
Images of a Turkish Airlines jet that crash landed in Kathmandu, blocking flights in and out of the country.
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Bishop offers Bali Nine prisoner swap

2 hours 32 min ago
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop offers prisoner swap in last-ditch attempt to save two Australian drug smugglers on death row in Indonesia.
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'Wholesale change' urged in Ferguson

2 hours 38 min ago
US Attorney General Eric Holder calls on police and courts in Ferguson, Missouri, to take immediate action after finding widespread racial bias.
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Tracey Ullman returns in BBC comedy

2 hours 41 min ago
Tracey Ullman is to return to the BBC with her own comedy series, some 30 years after she was a regular face on British TV.
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McIlroy: Missed cut kick in backside

3 hours 15 min ago
World number one Rory McIlroy says missing the cut at the Honda Classic made him realise what he needed to work on.
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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.