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Somali pirates free Thai fishermen

February 27, 2015 - 1:49pm
Four Thai fishermen thought to have been held by Somali pirates longer than any other captives have been freed, officials say.
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US state considers 'baby boxes'

February 27, 2015 - 1:31pm
Indiana could be the first US state to introduce baby boxes - anonymous drop-off points designed to prevent the deaths of abandoned infants.
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Mercedes set fastest testing time

February 27, 2015 - 1:03pm
Mercedes' Nico Rosberg set the fastest time of winter testing at Barcelona while Jenson Button posts 100 laps for McLaren.
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VIDEO: Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy dies

February 27, 2015 - 12:39pm
Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played Mr Spock in the US science fiction series Star Trek, has died at the age of 83.
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VIDEO: Flowers at blogger killing scene

February 27, 2015 - 12:34pm
Akbar Hossain reports from the site in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, where attackers hacked to death a US-Bangladeshi blogger, Avijit Roy.
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Hull fined for Uefa financial breach

February 27, 2015 - 12:20pm
Hull City are fined by governing body Uefa for breaching Financial Fair Play rules but Liverpool are cleared.
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Rwanda singer planned to kill Kagame

February 27, 2015 - 12:15pm
A popular Rwandan singer is jailed for 10 years after being convicted of planning to kill President Kagame and inciting hatred against the government.
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Labour pledges £6,000 tuition fees

February 27, 2015 - 12:06pm
Ed Miliband says £9,000 tuition fees in England have been a "disaster" and promises Labour would fund a reduction by cutting tax relief on high earners' pensions.
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Putin cuts staff's salaries by 10%

February 27, 2015 - 12:01pm
Russia's president says he is cutting the salaries of his staff by 10%, as Russia's finances are hit by low oil prices and Western sanctions.
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Spaniards 'joined Ukraine rebels'

February 27, 2015 - 11:58am
Authorities in Spain arrest eight people accused of travelling to eastern Ukraine to fight alongside pro-Russian rebels.
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VIDEO: Boat trip on frozen Hudson river

February 27, 2015 - 11:57am
Footage shows a 20-minute journey by boat, speeded up to just under one minute, on the frozen Hudson river in New York.
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Holder: Change civil rights criteria

February 27, 2015 - 11:43am
Attorney General Eric Holder says he will try to change the standard needed to bring federal civil rights cases in his last few weeks in the job.
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Ukraine crisis: Mariupol asks, are we next?

February 27, 2015 - 11:42am
Anxious times as Mariupol awaits the arrival of pro-Russian rebels
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PM defends spies over 'Jihadi John'

February 27, 2015 - 11:03am
The prime minister defends the security services amid criticisms they failed to stop the Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John" from travelling to Syria.
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Week in pictures: 21-27 February 2015

February 27, 2015 - 10:56am
Some of the best photographs from around the world this week
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VIDEO: Inside village shattered by shelling

February 27, 2015 - 10:41am
The Ukrainian army is using the current truce to "rearm and re-group", says the BBC's Paul Wood from the village of Peski, near Donetsk airport.
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Snatched baby found after 17 years

February 27, 2015 - 10:21am
A South African girl has been found 17 years after she was stolen from her mother shortly after being born in a Cape Town hospital.
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US-Bangladesh writer hacked to death

February 27, 2015 - 10:16am
A US-Bangladeshi blogger whose campaigning for a secular society in Bangladesh angered Islamists is hacked to death on a street in the capital Dhaka.
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GDP revision sends Wall Street lower

February 27, 2015 - 10:10am
US markets open lower on Friday after GDP is revised down to an annualised 2.2% for the last three months of 2014.
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Husband fined for 'not loving wife'

February 27, 2015 - 9:42am
Turkish court fines a man for "emotional violence" for telling his wife he doesn't love her.
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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.