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UK base in Afghanistan handed over

14 min 55 sec ago
The last UK military base in Afghanistan, Camp Bastion, is handed over to the control of Afghan security forces.
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Giants draw level in World Series

50 min 54 sec ago
San Francisco Giants beat Kansas City Royals 11-4 in Game Four to level the best-of-seven World Series at 2-2.
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Tunisia votes in historic election

1 hour 13 min ago
Tunisia is voting in the first election to be held under its new constitution, which was passed this year following an uprising in 2011.
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Ukraine votes in snap elections

2 hours 22 min ago
Ukrainian voters are going to the polls to elect a new parliament, amid the continuing conflict with pro-Russian rebels in the east.
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Man held after Edinburgh incident

4 hours 4 min ago
A man has been detained by police after an incident in Edinburgh which led to part of the city centre being cordoned off.
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Uruguay votes for new president

October 25, 2014 - 11:23pm
Uruguayans will elect a new president to replace outgoing Jose Mujica who is barred by the law from running for a second term.
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Brazil votes in presidential run-off

October 25, 2014 - 11:14pm
Brazilians will choose between Dilma Rousseff and Aecio Neves in what correspondents say is the tightest presidential election for decades.
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Botswana's ruling party wins polls

October 25, 2014 - 9:34pm
The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) wins the general elections for the world's largest diamond producer with 33 of the 57 seats.
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Inmate planned kidnap and escape

October 25, 2014 - 8:57pm
Detailed plans to kidnap a prison officer in a bid to escape from prison on the Isle of Wight were found in the cell of a Muslim inmate, the BBC has learned.
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US nurse angry over Ebola quarantine

October 25, 2014 - 8:31pm
A US nurse quarantined for Ebola after working in Sierra Leone criticises her treatment, as the US's UN envoy starts a visit to West Africa.
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VIDEO: Meeting Afghanistan's 'thin blue line'

October 25, 2014 - 7:47pm
By the end of the year, British forces will have ended combat operations in Afghanistan leaving Afghan security forces to fight the Taliban threat.
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VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

October 25, 2014 - 7:36pm
Americans debate skin colour, and other trends of the week
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VIDEO: Rooted music aims to plant trees

October 25, 2014 - 7:31pm
Voice of the campaign to save Madagascar's forests
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French World War One bedroom of soldier who never returned

October 25, 2014 - 7:27pm
French soldier's bedroom untouched for 100 years
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Jose Mujica: Rebel turned president

October 25, 2014 - 7:23pm
A look back at Jose Mujica's time as president
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What's the appeal of a caliphate?

October 25, 2014 - 7:05pm
Why the idea of a single Muslim state keeps coming back
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What's been lurking in the Baltic Sea?

October 25, 2014 - 7:05pm
What's been lurking beneath the waves in the Baltic Sea?
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Most UK profit warnings since 2008

October 25, 2014 - 7:03pm
Profit warnings by UK-listed firms rise to the their highest summer level for six years, according to forecaster EY.
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'Record number' of low-paid Britons

October 25, 2014 - 7:00pm
A record five million UK workers are now in low-paid jobs, a rise of 250,000 in the last year, research from a left-of-centre think tank suggests.
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IS forces 'pushed back' in Iraq

October 25, 2014 - 6:42pm
Kurdish and Iraqi forces say they have gained ground from Islamic State militants in northern Iraq and near Baghdad, amid intense US-led air strikes.
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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.