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Actress Billie Whitelaw dies aged 82

36 min 4 sec ago
Acclaimed actress Billie Whitelaw, who starred on stage and screen and worked in close collaboration with Samuel Beckett, dies in London.
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China 'is against cyber attacks'

43 min 45 sec ago
China is "against all forms of cyber attacks", its foreign minister says in a conversation with John Kerry about the Sony hacking controversy.
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Monday's gossip column

1 hour 15 min ago
Trio chase Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao, Man City after Kevin De Bruyne, Mats Hummels alerts Man Utd, plus more.
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Child abuse inquiry overhaul urged

1 hour 18 min ago
Dozens of child abuse survivors urge the government to scrap an inquiry into historical abuse and replace it with a more powerful body.
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B&Q's Kingfisher to sell China stake

1 hour 20 min ago
Home improvements retailer Kingfisher agrees to sell a controlling stake in B&Q China to Wumei Holdings in a cash deal estimated to be worth £140m
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Asian shares higher in thin trade

1 hour 55 min ago
Asian markets headed higher on Monday, although trading was thin at the start of a working week shortened by the Christmas break.
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VIDEO: How oil prices affect Venezuelans

2 hours 13 min ago
Venezuela is one of the countries most affected by the drop in oil prices - it was already in a deep economic crisis when the price per barrel was over $100.
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Job creation likely in 2015 says CBI

2 hours 13 min ago
Half of UK firms plan to expand their workforce next year, with more permanent jobs being created than temporary ones, the CBI business lobby group says.
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Fifa holds secret talks with Blatter

2 hours 15 min ago
Fifa president Sepp Blatter holds talks with executives as concerns grow over future direction of football's governing body.
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VIDEO: Life in Cape Town's notorious gang area

2 hours 22 min ago
South Africa has one of the highest murder rates in the world and drugs and gun crime fuel the cycle of violence in the Cape Flats, an area notorious for gangs.
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Tunisia candidate refuses to concede

2 hours 44 min ago
Caretaker leader Moncef Marzouki refuses to admit defeat in Tunisia's presidential election after exit polls suggest a win for Beji Caid Essebsi.
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VIDEO: Why US football has no relegation

3 hours 13 min ago
Why American sports refuse to relegate the worst teams
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Austrian crooner Udo Juergens dies

3 hours 29 min ago
Udo Juergens, one of the best-known pop stars in the German-speaking world and winner of Eurovision in 1966, dies at the age of 80.
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NHS to 'unlock secrets' using DNA

3 hours 36 min ago
A new genetics project could help "unlock a series of secrets about devastating diseases" including cancer and rare genetic disorders, the NHS says.
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Abbott: House bill cut helped women

3 hours 42 min ago
Australian PM Tony Abbott is criticised for saying that women benefitted from his scrapping of a carbon tax, as they were "particularly focused on the household budget".
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Delhi fog leads to travel chaos

4 hours 30 sec ago
A dense fog envelops the Indian capital, Delhi, and northern parts of the country, causing travel chaos.
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US black activists call Twitter protest

December 21, 2014 - 11:48pm
Black activists boycott social media over inequalities
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S Korea holds cyber drill after hack

December 21, 2014 - 11:03pm
South Korea's nuclear plant operator is to conduct drills testing its ability to withstand a cyber-attack, after a data leak and threats from a hacker.
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Indian village where people speak in Sanskrit

December 21, 2014 - 10:44pm
The Indian village where people speak in Sanskrit
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VIDEO: Tunisia voters proud to cast ballots

December 21, 2014 - 10:11pm
Voters in Tunisia are choosing their first freely elected president in a run-off election seen as a landmark in the country's move to democracy.
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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.