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Hopes raised for Paris climate deal

November 29, 2015 - 1:20pm
Global leaders are to gather for a UN global warming summit in Paris, with the shadow cast by the recent attacks expected to boost chances of a deal.
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VIDEO: Global climate action demanded at rallies

November 29, 2015 - 1:19pm
Hundreds of thousands of people have been marching worldwide to demand action to stop climate change.
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Eco activists fill Paris with spoof ads

November 29, 2015 - 12:20pm
More than 600 artworks critiquing corporate sponsors of the UN climate summit are installed in advertising spaces across Paris on the eve of the talks.
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VIDEO: 'My children are half-Russian, half-Turkish'

November 29, 2015 - 11:30am
The BBC's Olga Ivshina reports from Antalya on how Russians there feel about Russia sanctions against Turkey.
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Adele's new album breaks US records

November 29, 2015 - 10:16am
Adele's comeback album - 25 - has sold a record-breaking 3.38 million copies in its first week on sale in the US, according to Nielsen Music.
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Thousands mourn Turkish lawyer's death

November 29, 2015 - 9:45am
Thousands mourn the death of a prominent pro-Kurdish lawyer, who was shot dead in Turkey's south-eastern city of Diyarbakir on Saturday.
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Gun suspect said 'no more baby parts'

November 29, 2015 - 8:07am
The suspect in a deadly gun attack on a Colorado family planning clinic said "no more baby parts" during his arrest, US media report.
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VIDEO: Empty shoes replace Paris climate march

November 29, 2015 - 6:48am
Emma Ruby-Sachs, of the Avaaz campaign group, explains why Parisians have been placing pairs of shoes at the Place de la Republique in Paris as a UN climate meeting gets under way in the city.
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Influential US paper backs Christie

November 29, 2015 - 6:45am
Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie receives the endorsement of an influential paper in New Hampshire ahead of the Republican primary there.
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Beijing issues severe smog warning

November 29, 2015 - 6:32am
Authorities in the Chinese capital Beijing issue their highest smog alert so far this year after pollution readings reach 17 times safe levels.
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Iran seeks $30bn of new oil contracts

November 29, 2015 - 6:31am
Iran overhauls the way in which it offers contracts to foreign energy companies in a bid to attract up to $30bn of new investment.
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VIDEO: Let It Be: Beatles fans in world record attempt

November 29, 2015 - 5:44am
Hundreds gather in Mexico to attempt a new world record for the number of people dressed as the Beatles.
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VIDEO: Hopes 'higher' for Paris climate summit

November 29, 2015 - 4:02am
Nearly 150 global leaders are gathering in Paris on Sunday for a critical UN climate meeting, amid tight security.
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Links to Lenin: The past Swiss villagers tried to forget

November 29, 2015 - 12:38am
The past that some Swiss villagers tried to forget
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VIDEO: Huge gingerbread house on display

November 29, 2015 - 12:37am
A 22ft (6.7m) high gingerbread house has been unveiled at a San Francisco hotel, made out of 8,000 pieces of gingerbread and sweets.
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VIDEO: Do Syrians want to leave Turkey?

November 29, 2015 - 12:03am
The BBC's Mark Lowen finds out if some Syrians wish to stay in Turkey or travel to Europe.
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Prison break: Four unusual ways Indians have escaped jail

November 28, 2015 - 11:31pm
...and other novel ways Indians have escaped jail
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Brazil links fever to birth defects

November 28, 2015 - 10:45pm
The Brazilian health ministry confirms a link between a mosquito-borne virus from Africa, Zika Fever, and a high incidence of birth defects.
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Can Pope tackle religious divide in Central African Republic?

November 28, 2015 - 10:00pm
Can Pope Francis end the cycle of killing in Central Africa?
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VIDEO: Background to clashes in CAR

November 28, 2015 - 7:21pm
As Pope Francis visits the Central African Republic, the country is in the midst of conflict, with society divided between enclaves of Christians and Muslims, clashing daily.
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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.