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French defender Abidal retires

December 19, 2014 - 4:41pm
Former France and Barcelona defender Eric Abidal announces his retirement from football.
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Blackberry in revenue slide

December 19, 2014 - 3:57pm
Troubled smartphone maker Blackberry reports a larger than expected drop in revenue, as it struggles to convince consumers to buy its phones.
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Turkey issues warrant for Gulen

December 19, 2014 - 3:17pm
Turkey issues an arrest warrant for influential US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of organising an anti-government movement.
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VIDEO: Anger replaces fear over Taliban attack

December 19, 2014 - 3:02pm
The BBC's Shahzeb Jillani speaks to residents in Peshawar where 'courage is replacing fear' as more people demand government action against the Taliban.
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VIDEO: Workers freed days after tunnel collapse

December 19, 2014 - 2:30pm
Twelve workers have been rescued after being trapped for four days in a collapsed tunnel in Vietnam's Lam Dong region.
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Killed PC 'may have been recognised'

December 19, 2014 - 1:52pm
An off-duty PC who died after being attacked in Liverpool city centre might have been recognised as an officer, the chief constable says.
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Peshawar spurs Pakistan executions

December 19, 2014 - 1:50pm
Pakistan carries out its first executions since lifting a moratorium on the death penalty in the wake of the Peshawar school massacre.
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Belarus moves to protect currency

December 19, 2014 - 1:03pm
Belarus's central bank moves to protect its currency by imposing a new tax, as it feels the knock-on effects of the fall in the Russian rouble.
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Greek MP alleges 3m euro vote bribe

December 19, 2014 - 1:01pm
A Greek MP says he was offered a bribe worth 3m euros in order to vote for the government's candidate in a critical presidential vote.
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Zimbabwe issues coins for Christmas

December 19, 2014 - 12:54pm
Special coins issued by Zimbabwe's central bank go into circulation in the run-up to Christmas, to help shoppers who usually get change in sweets.
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Ebola kills top Sierra Leone doctor

December 19, 2014 - 12:51pm
One of Sierra Leone's top doctors, Victor Willoughby, died from Ebola hours after the arrival of experimental drug ZMab, medical officials say.
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Lineker criticises Fifa 'farce'

December 19, 2014 - 12:43pm
Former England striker Gary Lineker says the way Fifa is running world football is a "farce" and "hugely depressing".
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Companies face 'bloodbath' in Russia

December 19, 2014 - 12:36pm
The chief executive of Renault Nissan says manufacturers in Russia are facing a "bloodbath" because of the plunge in the value of the rouble.
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Nigeria court backs prisoners' vote

December 19, 2014 - 12:31pm
A court in Nigeria rules that all prisoners should be able to vote, with general elections looming in February 2015.
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Cook removed as England ODI captain

December 19, 2014 - 12:00pm
Alastair Cook is replaced by Eoin Morgan as England's one-day captain, less than two months before the World Cup.
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Toddler's parents cleared of murder

December 19, 2014 - 11:43am
The parents of Levi-Blu Cassin are cleared of his murder at Birmingham Crown Court - but convicted of causing or allowing his death.
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Week in pictures: 13-19 December 2014

December 19, 2014 - 11:42am
The best news photos from around the world
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VIDEO: Iraqi soldiers 'fighting for their lives'

December 19, 2014 - 11:30am
Quentin Sommerville reports from the Ain al-Asad airbase - a linchpin in the battle against Islamic State for Iraq's Anbar province.
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China rules against 'gay therapy'

December 19, 2014 - 11:28am
China orders a psychological clinic to pay compensation to a gay man who was given electric shocks in an attempt to make him heterosexual.
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Plea by parents of Aurora accused

December 19, 2014 - 11:19am
The parents of James Holmes, the man charged with killing 12 and injuring 70 in a 2012 Colorado theatre massacre, have pleaded he be spared the death penalty.
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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.