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EU needs 'long-term' Russia strategy

December 18, 2014 - 7:36pm
The European Union needs a "plan for years" towards Russia, Donald Tusk says, chairing his first summit as European Council president.
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De-radicalising Sweden's neo-Nazis

December 18, 2014 - 7:19pm
Deradicalising Sweden's neo-Nazis
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VIDEO: DIY electronics making home 'smart'

December 18, 2014 - 7:11pm
The do-it-yourself electronics maker littleBits has released a "smart home" automation kit.
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Budapest's underground escape craze

December 18, 2014 - 7:01pm
The underground escape games taking Hungary by storm
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VIDEO: Escape games boom in Budapest

December 18, 2014 - 7:00pm
Why are people flocking to Hungary in order to try and escape from locked rooms?
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Israel brands peace plan 'gimmick'

December 18, 2014 - 6:14pm
Israel says a Palestinian effort to set a three-year deadline for it to end its occupation of Palestinian territories is a "gimmick".
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Carbon mission returns global maps

December 18, 2014 - 5:36pm
Nasa's Orbiting Carbon Observatory produces its first global maps of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere.
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Staff 'bussed in to plug jail gaps'

December 18, 2014 - 5:34pm
Nearly 250 prison officers are being bussed across the country to fill gaps at other jails because staff shortages are so acute this Christmas, according to leaked documents.
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Luxembourg speaks for the Dutch

December 18, 2014 - 5:26pm
How Luxembourg came to represent the Dutch
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Putin's news conference: Five things we learned

December 18, 2014 - 5:11pm
Five things we learned from Putin's annual review
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Two US states sue over marijuana

December 18, 2014 - 4:53pm
Nebraska and Oklahoma are asking the US Supreme Court to nullify a 2012 law that made marijuana legal in the US state of Colorado.
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US stocks continue Fed-driven rally

December 18, 2014 - 4:50pm
US stocks close at record highs on Thursday, with the Dow Jones surging over 400 points, continuing a rally sparked by the Federal Reserve the day before.
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'Slenderman' accused to stand trial

December 18, 2014 - 4:46pm
Both girls accused of stabbing a Wisconsin classmate in order to please an online fictional character are competent to stand trial, a judge says.
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Part of Volcker rule delayed by Fed

December 18, 2014 - 4:18pm
The US Federal Reserve gives Wall Street banks even more time to comply with parts of the Volcker Rule, a key part of the reforms introduced by Congress following the financial crisis.
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VIDEO: CAR: Child soldier numbers 'doubles'

December 18, 2014 - 3:47pm
International relief organisations say thousands of children have been recruited as child soldiers in the Central African Republic.
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Garcia quitting 'new low for Fifa'

December 18, 2014 - 3:12pm
Fifa's reputation has been hurt by the resignation of ethics investigator Michael Garcia, says vice president Jim Boyce.
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Tests claim Ebosse died from beating

December 18, 2014 - 2:51pm
New tests claim Cameroon player Albert Ebosse died in Algeria after a beating and not from an object thrown by fans.
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VIDEO: Mourning and rage after school attack

December 18, 2014 - 2:26pm
Pupils who survived a massacre at their school in Pakistan have been paying tribute to those who died.
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Japan 'could preserve tsunami sites'

December 18, 2014 - 2:11pm
A panel in Japan puts forward a plan to protect four buildings damaged by the 2011 tsunami and earthquake, including a former elementary school.
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UN seeks North Korea ICC charges

December 18, 2014 - 1:59pm
The UN General Assembly calls for North Korea to be referred to the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity.
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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.