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VIDEO: Meet the militias battling IS in Iraq

5 hours 16 min ago
Earlier this month militants from Islamic State seized the Iraqi city of Ramadi, with its fall seen as a major capitulation by the Iraqi Army.
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US jets escort NYC-bound flight

5 hours 29 min ago
Fighter jets escort a New York-bound Air France airliner, one of several commercial planes flying to the US subjected to threats.
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Russia begins massive air exercise

6 hours 28 min ago
Russia's military is carrying out four days of drills involving 250 aircraft and 12,000 service personnel, as Nato begins an Arctic exercise.
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Triple murder suspect found dead

6 hours 33 min ago
Detectives looking for a man suspected of killing his sister, his mother and her partner have discovered his body in a wooded area in Oxford.
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UK and Russia to resume Syria talks

7 hours 22 min ago
Senior British and Russian security advisers are to resume efforts to find a solution to the crisis in Syria, David Cameron and Vladimir Putin agree.
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'Sort it' business secretary tells O2

7 hours 44 min ago
Business secretary Sajid Javid has told phone provider O2 to "sort it out" after complaints about users losing signals on their mobiles.
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Ancelotti sacked as Real manager

8 hours 4 min ago
Carlo Ancelotti is sacked as Real Madrid manager after two seasons in charge of the Spanish giants.
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VIDEO: Hundreds of homes destroyed in US floods

8 hours 24 min ago
Devastating floods have hit southern and central parts of the United States, killing three people and forcing thousands to leave their homes.
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VIDEO: Rise and fall of 'Africa's Che Guevara'

8 hours 50 min ago
As the exhumation of what are believed to be the remains of Burkina Faso's former President Thomas Sankara begins, the BBC looks back at his time in power.
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Guineans jailed over Ebola taxi body

9 hours 3 min ago
Six Guineans are put into prison isolation and will face trial for violating the health emergency after moving the body of an Ebola victim in a taxi.
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Lazio 1-2 Roma

9 hours 11 min ago
Roma seal a spot in next season's Champions League thanks to Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa's late winner in the Rome derby.
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Poland president loses to challenger

9 hours 22 min ago
The conservative challenger in Poland's presidential vote, Andrzej Duda, defeats the incumbent, Bronislaw Komorowski, final results show.
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VIDEO: Massive queues for fuel in Lagos

9 hours 40 min ago
Frustration is growing in Nigeria where an ongoing fuel shortage is causing massive disruption and blackouts.
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England seal thrilling win over NZ

10 hours 4 min ago
England produce a magnificent final-day bowling display to win the first Test against New Zealand by 124 runs.
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Midfielder Toure 'to stay' at Man City

10 hours 25 min ago
Yaya Toure is to stay at Manchester City after the club said he was "too important to let go", according to the player's agent.
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UN calls for more Nepal quake aid

10 hours 51 min ago
One month after the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal, the United Nations calls for more food aid and shelter for the victims.
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Greece will 'keep up debt repayment'

11 hours 6 min ago
Greece intends to keep repaying its debt, a government spokesman said, days after Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis warned it had run out of funds.
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VIDEO: Under fire from IS snipers in Iraq

11 hours 8 min ago
The Iraqi army, supported by coalition airstrikes and Iran-backed militias, finds itself locked in fierce battles for many parts of the country.
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Middlesbrough 0-2 Norwich City

11 hours 9 min ago
Norwich secure an instant return to the Premier League with victory over Middlesbrough in the Championship play-off final.
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Greece woes weigh on European stocks

11 hours 9 min ago
European stocks close down after a Greek minister said that Athens would struggle to meet its upcoming debt payments.
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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.