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First Rohingya census in Bangladesh

8 hours 17 min ago
The Bangladeshi government starts a census of unregistered members of the Rohingya ethnic group who have gone there to escape persecution in Myanmar.
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Man missing 30 years remembers identity

8 hours 20 min ago
A Canadian man who suffered a head injury and went missing for 30 years is set to be reunited with his family after remembering his identity.
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VIDEO: The devastation of Tasmania's fires

9 hours 7 min ago
Aerial footage of the devastation wrought in Tasmania after bushfires began last month.
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VIDEO: US: 'Russians are way off track in Syria'

9 hours 24 min ago
US Defence Secretary Ash Carter tells the BBC's Jonathan Beale it remains to be seen whether Russia implements the agreement on Syria.
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S Korea missile plan 'threatens China'

9 hours 26 min ago
China's foreign minister says a planned US missile defence system to protect South Korea from the North could also be used to target China.
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VIDEO: Macedonia fortifies border with Greece

9 hours 30 min ago
The BBC's Richard Galpin reports from the Greece-Macedonia border, where a second razor wire fence is being constructed to stop illegal migrants in their tracks.
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VIDEO: Pope and patriarch in historic meeting

9 hours 33 min ago
The Pope will hold an historic meeting with Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox church on Friday.
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Seven things to know about Einstein

9 hours 40 min ago
Surprising things about the man synonymous with genius
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Building collapses in Istanbul

10 hours 29 min ago
A five-storey building collapses in the centre of the Turkish city of Istanbul, but it is unclear if there are any casualties.
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EU gives Greece deadline on borders

10 hours 56 min ago
The European Union gives Greece three months to fix border controls in a move that could allow other Schengen states to maintain internal controls.
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Rwanda seeks to expel Burundi refugees

11 hours 23 min ago
Rwanda says it plans to relocate Burundian refugees to other host countries, days after being accused of attempts to destabilise its neighbour.
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Syria aid could start in 24 hours - UN

11 hours 25 min ago
The UN hopes to start delivering aid to some besieged areas in Syria shortly, after world powers agree to push for a halt to hostilities in a week's time.
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Pakistan district bans Valentine's Day

11 hours 40 min ago
A district in Pakistan bans Valentine's Day celebrations, calling it un-Islamic and ordering police to stop shops from selling Valentine's cards.
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Facebook loses in French nudity case

11 hours 51 min ago
The Paris appeal court rules that Facebook can be sued under French - not Californian - law, in what is seen as a test case.
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Clooneys meet Merkel over migrants

12 hours 1 min ago
Actor George Clooney and his wife Amal, a human rights lawyer, meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the Syrian war and the migration crisis.
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Pakistan 'foils plot to free Pearl killer'

12 hours 17 min ago
Pakistan's military says it has foiled a plot to free the British-born killer of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl from jail.
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VIDEO: FBI: Oregon stand-off ends 'peacefully'

12 hours 48 min ago
A stand-off at a US wildlife sanctuary in the state of Oregon has ended peacefully, the FBI's agent in charge, Greg Bretzing, has confirmed.
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From Olympic athlete to escort

13 hours 30 min ago
Suzy Favor Hamilton on her battle with bipolar disorder
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World powers agree Syria war pause plan

14 hours 28 min ago
Major powers agree to seek a "cessation of hostilities" in Syria to begin in a week's time, as well as swift delivery of aid to besieged areas.
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VIDEO: Clinton and Sanders in 'fiery exchanges'

15 hours 48 min ago
The two remaining candidates seeking the Democratic presidential nomination in the US have held the latest televised debate on PBS NewsHour.
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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.