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LeBron James announces Cavaliers return

July 12, 2014 - 5:43am
LeBron James will play again for the Cleveland Cavaliers after opting out of the final two years of his Miami Heat contract.
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VIDEO: World Cup takes over Beirut streets

July 12, 2014 - 5:05am
As the World Cup draws to a close, football fans in Lebanon have been enjoying the action - despite the fact that their country has not been involved in the tournament.
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VIDEO: Poroshenko vows to act over deaths

July 12, 2014 - 5:01am
The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, says his forces will find and destroy pro-Russian separatists who killed more than 20 Ukrainian troops in the east of the country.
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Parole Board hearings 'to treble'

July 12, 2014 - 4:23am
The Parole Board says it will have to hold about 11,500 more hearings every year for prisoners who want to be released - even though there is no prospect of them being let out.
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Butler-Sloss criticism rejected

July 12, 2014 - 3:51am
The retired judge chosen to head an inquiry into child abuse is "beyond reproach", the Home Office says, as it rejects one victim's call for her to step down.
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McIlroy struggles at the Scottish Open

July 12, 2014 - 3:42am
Rory McIlroy follows his course-record 64 with a 78 to fall back to level par after two rounds at Royal Aberdeen.
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Suarez ban poses Barcelona problem

July 12, 2014 - 2:11am
Barcelona could be denied the chance to publicly unveil Luis Suarez when he completes his £75m move from Liverpool.
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Israel to 'resist Gaza pressure'

July 12, 2014 - 1:17am
Israel will resist international pressure to halt its operations in Gaza, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says.
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Rio ramps up security for Cup final

July 12, 2014 - 12:46am
Rio de Janeiro's largest ever security operation - involving 25,000 security personnel - is being planned for the World Cup final on Sunday, officials say.
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VIDEO: Cholera outbreak in South Sudan

July 11, 2014 - 10:29pm
A cholera outbreak has spread to nine out of 10 states in South Sudan.
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VIDEO: What does the world think of Putin?

July 11, 2014 - 9:08pm
What is Vladimir Putin's global reputation
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The World Cup France always wins

July 11, 2014 - 8:15pm
The World Cup that France always wins
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VIDEO: Baby rescued from rubble in Aleppo

July 11, 2014 - 7:47pm
A two-month-old baby has been rescued from under rubble in the war-battered city of Aleppo in Syria.
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The Karzai years: From hope to recrimination

July 11, 2014 - 7:09pm
Did Hamid Karzai fail Afghanistan?
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US labs 'mishandled deadly germs'

July 11, 2014 - 7:02pm
US government infectious disease labs mishandled dangerous pathogens five times in the last decade, according to a health agency report.
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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.