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VIDEO: Under fire from IS snipers in Iraq

May 25, 2015 - 12:19pm
The Iraqi army, supported by coalition airstrikes and Iran-backed militias, finds itself locked in fierce battles for many parts of the country.
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Middlesbrough 0-2 Norwich City

May 25, 2015 - 12:18pm
Norwich secure an instant return to the Premier League with victory over Middlesbrough in the Championship play-off final.
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Greece woes weigh on European stocks

May 25, 2015 - 12:18pm
European stocks close down after a Greek minister said that Athens would struggle to meet its upcoming debt payments.
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Champion Sharapova through in Paris

May 25, 2015 - 12:06pm
Maria Sharapova makes a successful start to her defence of the French Open title while Tomas Berdych also wins in Paris.
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Colombia rebels push on with talks

May 25, 2015 - 11:49am
Negotiators for Colombia's left-wing Farc rebel group say they want to continue with peace talks after dozens of their fighters were killed in a bombing raid.
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Why have Poles voted for change?

May 25, 2015 - 11:45am
Poland's young and old choose conservative president
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'Deal to end' Nigeria fuel crisis

May 25, 2015 - 11:39am
Nigeria's fuel wholesalers say they have reached a deal with the government that should soon see the end of the crippling fuel crisis.
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IS threat to rare bird near Palmyra

May 25, 2015 - 11:18am
Islamic State's capture of Palmyra in Syria threatens the last surviving colony of the northern bald ibis in the Middle East, experts says.
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Burkina begins Sankara exhumation

May 25, 2015 - 11:18am
The remains of Thomas Sankara, the iconic leader of Burkina Faso who was killed in a 1987 coup, are being exhumed for formal identification.
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VIDEO: Pulling a rickshaw in extreme heat

May 25, 2015 - 11:09am
At least 500 people are reported to have died in a heatwave sweeping India, with temperatures reaching 48C (118F) in some areas.
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NI leader has suspected heart attack

May 25, 2015 - 10:49am
Northern Ireland's first minister Peter Robinson is admitted to hospital with a suspected heart attack.
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Clashes rage in south Yemen cities

May 25, 2015 - 10:30am
Fierce clashes are reported in southern Yemen, as officials say UN-sponsored peace talks planned for later this week have been postponed.
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ECB closing on new England coach

May 25, 2015 - 10:29am
The England and Wales Cricket Board is in exclusive discussions with a preferred candidate for the role of England coach.
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VIDEO: Visiting 196 countries in 50 years

May 25, 2015 - 10:28am
Reflections from a man who has visited every country in the world
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No referendum vote for EU citizens

May 25, 2015 - 10:17am
EU citizens living in the UK will not be eligible to vote in the "in/out" referendum on Europe, except those from Ireland, Malta and Cyprus, the government says.
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Massive India heatwave 'kills 500'

May 25, 2015 - 10:08am
At least 500 people are reported to have died in a heatwave sweeping India with temperatures reaching 48C (118F) in some areas.
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Tunisian soldier shoots seven dead

May 25, 2015 - 9:09am
A Tunisian soldier is shot dead after he kills seven people at a military barracks in Tunis, according to the country's defence ministry.
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Weapon found in stab deaths probe

May 25, 2015 - 8:57am
Police searching for a man suspected of killing his six-year-old sister, his mother and her partner recover a weapon from the crime scene.
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Spain protest party hails poll gains

May 25, 2015 - 8:45am
Spain's anti-austerity Podemos movement vows to win national polls this year after dramatic gains in Sunday's local and regional elections.
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Bomb threat foiled near US Capitol

May 25, 2015 - 8:02am
Police in Washington DC destroy a pressure cooker found inside a "suspicious" vehicle parked near the US Capitol.
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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.