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Killer of 'Bandit Queen' convicted

August 8, 2014 - 9:43am
A man is found guilty of killing India's bandit-turned-politician Phoolan Devi, 13 years after her death.
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Rare tropical storm batters Hawaii

August 8, 2014 - 9:41am
A rare tropical storm battering Hawaii has already caused power blackouts and block roads on one island, but no deaths have been reported.
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Friday's gossip column

August 8, 2014 - 9:33am
Man Utd chase Cuadrado, Liverpool consider Cavani chase, Everton could sign Ben Arfa, Rihanna could buy club, plus more.
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Drogba quits international football

August 8, 2014 - 9:27am
Chelsea's Ivory Coast forward Didier Drogba has announced his retirement from international football.
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VIDEO: Boring town and Dull village twinned

August 8, 2014 - 9:16am
Glenn Campbell meets Boring residents of a town in America that has a special relationship with Dull people in Scotland.
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Russia arrests Ukrainian officers

August 8, 2014 - 8:50am
Investigators in Russia announce the arrest of five Ukrainian army officers for alleged war crimes as fighting rages over the border in eastern Ukraine.
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Afghans sign unity government deal

August 8, 2014 - 8:35am
Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates sign a deal to form a national unity government after weeks of feuding.
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VIDEO: Ebola 'an international emergency'

August 8, 2014 - 8:08am
The World Health Organization in Geneva is expected to announce new measures to combat the Ebola virus, which has now claimed over 900 lives in West Africa.
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Australian composer Sculthorpe dies

August 8, 2014 - 7:40am
Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe, famed for infusing his classical pieces with indigenous music, dies at the age of 85.
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VIDEO: Rio mayor promises great Olympics

August 8, 2014 - 7:36am
With just two years to go, Julia Carneiro sat down with Mayor Eduardo Paes to discuss what impact the 2016 Olympic Games will have on the city.
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Iraq refugees need urgent help - UN

August 8, 2014 - 7:22am
UN official says emergency aid drops by the US are helping refugees trapped by Islamist militants, but warns that more needs to be done.
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Arsenal face Besiktas in play-off

August 8, 2014 - 6:55am
Arsenal face Besiktas in the Champions League play-offs, while Celtic will play Maribor and the Europa League draw is made.
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Pakistan returns India soldier

August 8, 2014 - 6:43am
Pakistan hands back an Indian soldier carried by a river across the Line of Control (LoC) - the de facto border dividing the disputed Kashmir region.
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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.