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McDonald's in antibiotic chicken move

3 hours 31 min ago
The world's biggest restaurant chain, McDonald's, will stop US purchases of chicken injected with antibiotics important to human medicine.
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Singapore to cane German vandals

4 hours 10 min ago
Two German nationals are sentenced to caning and nine months in jail in Singapore for vandalism and trespassing.
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Clinton ready to make emails public

4 hours 11 min ago
Hillary Clinton responds to a growing controversy over her emails when she was a US secretary of state by urging officials to release them swiftly.
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Scotland's hopes ended by Bangladesh

4 hours 28 min ago
Scotland's World Cup hopes are ended by Bangladesh, despite Kyle Coetzer's record-breaking innings.
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Buddy Holly plane crash 'review'

4 hours 52 min ago
The 1959 plane crash that claimed the lives of three rock 'n' roll stars, including Buddy Holly, could be investigated afresh by US transport safety experts.
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VIDEO: Inside Mexico's drugs cartel 'hotland'

4 hours 58 min ago
The leader of the Zetas drugs cartel, notorious for its violence, has been arrested in Mexico by security forces.
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Global flood toll to triple by 2030

5 hours 5 min ago
People affected by river flooding worldwide could triple by 2030, with climate change and population growth the main factors, says a new report.
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Clinton email subpoenaed by Congress

5 hours 9 min ago
The Congressional committee investigating the 2012 US Benghazi embassy attack subpoenas former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton's emails.
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China premier unveils economic goals

March 4, 2015 - 11:53pm
China's Premier Li Keqiang unveils a lower growth target and vows tighter environmental controls as he opens parliament's annual session.
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Abbott hints at MH370 search limits

March 4, 2015 - 10:56pm
Australian PM Tony Abbott says the massive search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 cannot "go on at this intensity forever".
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African synchrotron bid gathers pace

March 4, 2015 - 10:44pm
The effort to build a synchrotron - a large accelerator that generates X-rays for research - in Africa is gaining momentum, a US conference hears.
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China sets 2015 growth target at 7%

March 4, 2015 - 10:40pm
China, the world's second-largest economy, has set its growth target at about 7% for this year, the government said.
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US museum group bans selfie stick

March 4, 2015 - 10:09pm
The Smithsonian museum group in Washington DC has banned the fashionable photography aid, the selfie stick, to "protect visitors" in crowded conditions.
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Three-child benefit limit considered

March 4, 2015 - 9:44pm
The Conservatives are considering limiting child benefit to three children, which could save £300m a year in the long term, BBC Newsnight learns.
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VIDEO: Is the US justice system racist?

March 4, 2015 - 9:24pm
Fifty years on from the march from Selma to Montgomery, civil rights activists maintain that many issues of equality remain unresolved.
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China shares down on growth target

March 4, 2015 - 9:17pm
Asian markets traded mostly lower on Thursday with the focus on China after the government set its official growth target at 7% for this year.
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'Wholesale change' urged in Ferguson

March 4, 2015 - 9:15pm
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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VIDEO: Chinese 'maternity tourism' to US

March 4, 2015 - 9:10pm
Many Chinese women are travelling to the US to give birth, a phenomenon known as maternity tourism.
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Ethiopian cinema focuses on prostitution

March 4, 2015 - 8:49pm
Director tackles social issues in Ethiopia without shame
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Is Venezuela losing faith in president?

March 4, 2015 - 8:39pm
Party faithful start to question Venezuela's president
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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.