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Hidden camera captures street harassment

October 29, 2014 - 5:20pm
Hidden camera captures the street harassment women face
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Hawaii residents flee lava flow

October 29, 2014 - 5:14pm
Residents of a Hawaiian village threatened by the Kilauea volcano are evacuated from their homes as lava hits the first houses in its way.
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IS 'frees kidnapped schoolchildren'

October 29, 2014 - 4:54pm
Islamic State has released 25 schoolchildren, the last of some 150 children it kidnapped earlier in the year, a rights group says.
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Family sues after Ebola school ban

October 29, 2014 - 4:42pm
A US man sues after his daughter is barred from school amid fears she may have been exposed to the Ebola virus on a family trip to Nigeria.
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Ebola cases 'slowing in Liberia'

October 29, 2014 - 4:40pm
The WHO says Liberia, the country hardest hit in the Ebola outbreak, has seen a decline in infections, but warns the crisis is far from over.
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Russia 'steps up' military flights

October 29, 2014 - 4:33pm
Nato reports an "unusual" increase in Russian military aircraft conducting manoeuvres over European airspace over the last two days.
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Australia's flexible small firms

October 29, 2014 - 4:19pm
The Aussie firms offering unusual job perks and flexible working
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Heavy rains and winds lash Argentina

October 29, 2014 - 4:11pm
Torrential rains and strong winds in central Argentina cause severe flooding, damage homes and force dozens of people to evacuate.
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Change in China for family succession

October 29, 2014 - 4:04pm
Why Chinese firms are changing their approach to succession
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US Fed ends QE stimulus programme

October 29, 2014 - 3:28pm
US Federal Reserve announces an end to the quantitative easing stimulus programme begun in 2008 as economic recovery takes hold.
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'Operation' inventor needs operation

October 29, 2014 - 2:53pm
The American inventor of the popular board game Operation is in desperate need of money to pay for a real-life operation.
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Chile plants cannabis for medicinal use

October 29, 2014 - 2:50pm
Chile allows first medical marijuana plant
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Egypt destroys homes for Gaza buffer

October 29, 2014 - 2:17pm
Egypt begins demolishing homes along its border with Gaza as part of a planned 500m buffer zone intended to prevent weapons smuggling.
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Murray on brink of World Tour Finals

October 29, 2014 - 2:11pm
Andy Murray moves to within one win of securing a World Tour Finals place after beating Julien Benneteau in Paris.
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VIDEO: Fighting as a woman in the Peshmerga

October 29, 2014 - 2:08pm
Diane Nammi, founder of Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organization, told BBC World News about her days fighting as a commander in the Kurdish Peshmerga armed forces.
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France denies Russia warship move

October 29, 2014 - 2:05pm
France denies reports that it is ready to go ahead with the controversial delivery of a helicopter carrier to the Russian navy.
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Fiat Chrysler to spin off Ferrari

October 29, 2014 - 2:04pm
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to spin off Ferrari and sell a 10% stake in the luxury carmaker on the stock market.
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VIDEO: Acid attack survivors' refuge

October 29, 2014 - 1:13pm
Musarat Misbah, the owner of a chain of beauty parlours in Pakistan, has set up a charity to help care for acid attack survivors whom she also employs in the salons.
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Man, 82, guilty of puppy farm murders

October 29, 2014 - 1:02pm
A dog breeder who shot dead his partner and her daughter after police returned confiscated guns to him is found guilty of two counts of murder.
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Tesco in criminal fraud probe

October 29, 2014 - 12:40pm
The Serious Fraud Office is carrying out a criminal investigation into accounting irregularities at supermarket giant Tesco.
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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.