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McLaren face grid penalties at Monza

September 3, 2015 - 8:25am
McLaren's Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button face grid penalties at Sunday's Italian Grand Prix after engine changes.
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Tamil MP to lead Sri Lanka opposition

September 3, 2015 - 8:25am
A Tamil MP becomes leader of the opposition in Sri Lanka's parliament - the first member of the ethnic minority group to hold the post in 32 years.
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VIDEO: Chaos as police stop Hungary migrant train

September 3, 2015 - 8:24am
Hungarian riot police try to force migrants and refugees off a packed train that had left Budapest's international rail station.
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Sony defends American football film

September 3, 2015 - 8:20am
Sony hits back at reports it downplayed elements of forthcoming Will Smith film Concussion to appease the National Football League (NFL).
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Ugandan bodies flown home from Somalia

September 3, 2015 - 7:56am
The bodies of 10 Ugandan soldiers killed in Somalia by militant Islamist group al-Shabab have been flown back home.
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DreamWorks 'to split from Disney'

September 3, 2015 - 7:31am
Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks Studios is to end its distribution partnership with Disney next year, according to Hollywood reports.
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Nissan invests £100m in UK plant

September 3, 2015 - 7:30am
Japanese carmaker Nissan announces it will invest £100m in its UK plant at Sunderland to build the new Juke model.
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Drug deaths reach record levels

September 3, 2015 - 7:14am
More than 3,300 people died from drug poisoning in 2014 in England and Wales, the highest figure since modern records began, the Office for National Statistics says.
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VIDEO: Tractor protest descends on Paris

September 3, 2015 - 7:11am
French farmers protesting about bureaucracy and collapsing incomes have taken a convoy of tractors into the outskirts of Paris.
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VIDEO: When Japanese and Western concertos collide

September 3, 2015 - 6:53am
Miyabi, a brand new violin concerto, combines Japanese and western musical tradition
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SA tops Africa millionaires list

September 3, 2015 - 6:48am
South Africa is named as the country with the highest number of dollar millionaires in Africa, with Johannesburg at the top.
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Outrage over linking rape to condom ad

September 3, 2015 - 6:36am
An Indian politician's comment that a condom advertisement starring a porn star will lead to a rise in rapes causes outrage on social media.
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Taylor Swift director defends video

September 3, 2015 - 6:24am
The director of Taylor Swift's new video defends it following criticisms it depicts a whitewashed version of Africa.
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UK service sector growth 'slows'

September 3, 2015 - 6:22am
Growth in the UK service sector slowed to its weakest rate for more than two years in August, a survey indicates.
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Heavily laden boat sinks off Malaysia

September 3, 2015 - 6:04am
Malaysian authorities say a boat carrying at least 70 suspected Indonesian migrants has capsized off the country's west coast.
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Mel Gibson will not face charges

September 3, 2015 - 5:37am
Hollywood actor Mel Gibson will not be charged over allegations that he pushed and verbally abused a female photographer in Australia.
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Bottas & Massa to stay at Williams

September 3, 2015 - 5:36am
Williams announce that they are retaining their driver line-up of Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa for the 2016 season.
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China 'poses threat to global growth'

September 3, 2015 - 5:35am
Slower growth in China and continuing stock market uncertainty pose a threat to global economic growth, the International Monetary Fund has warned.
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VIDEO: Is this the world's woolliest sheep?

September 3, 2015 - 5:28am
A sheep found wandering in scrubland in Australia has been given a much needed haircut, shedding almost half of its bodyweight.
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VIDEO: Why is China showing military might now?

September 3, 2015 - 4:49am
As China holds a lavish parade in Beijing to mark the defeat of Japan in World War Two, John Sudworth asks why China is choosing to showcase its military might on such an unprecedented scale now.
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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.