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Nigeria 'outraged' by mass kidnap

December 19, 2014 - 5:46am
Nigeria's government said it is "outraged and deeply saddened" after militants attacked a remote village and reportedly kidnapped about 200 people.
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VIDEO: Morricone on Clint Eastwood regret

December 19, 2014 - 5:44am
Ennio Morricone talks to Will Gompertz about his career in music - and about why he regrets not composing for Clint Eastwood's films.
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Trade deal protest falls on deaf ears

December 19, 2014 - 5:38am
Anti-trade deal protesters vent their anger in Brussels but EU leaders have already gone home.
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'Sierra Leone has become part of me'

December 19, 2014 - 5:25am
Ex-Sierra Leone manager Johnny McKinstry, appointed at 27, recounts his departure from the Ebola-hit West African country.
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'Keane & Cleverley chat civilised'

December 19, 2014 - 5:02am
Ex-Aston Villa assistant manager Roy Keane's doorstep chat with Tom Cleverley was civilised, says Paul Lambert.
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Howard fears for Mignolet confidence

December 19, 2014 - 5:00am
Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard warns Simon Mignolet he faces a "hard road back" to regaining his Liverpool place.
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Profumo's Rice-Davies dies aged 70

December 19, 2014 - 4:52am
Former model Mandy Rice-Davies, one of the main figures in the 1960s Profumo affair, has died from cancer at the age of 70, her publicist says.
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Man crashes car into Spain party HQ

December 19, 2014 - 4:48am
A ruined Spanish businessman drives a car carrying gas cylinders into the front of the governing Popular Party's headquarters in Madrid, police say.
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Pearson FA charge wrong - Allardyce

December 19, 2014 - 4:22am
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce says the FA was wrong to charge Leicester's Nigel Pearson over his row with a fan.
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Talks 'failed to save IS hostage'

December 19, 2014 - 3:59am
Details emerge of an attempt to secure the release of kidnapped US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig before he was killed by Islamic State militants.
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HK tycoon found guilty of corruption

December 19, 2014 - 3:59am
Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and a former government official have been found guilty in the city's biggest-ever corruption case.
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Asia shares follow US stocks higher

December 19, 2014 - 3:50am
Markets in Asia rise in the wake of US markets' overnight records - inspired by Wednesday's apparent hardening of the US's stance on interest rates.
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VIDEO: The dog with 3D printed legs

December 19, 2014 - 3:34am
BBC Click looks at some of the week's technology highlights.
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Smith ton leaves Test finely poised

December 19, 2014 - 2:48am
Captain Steve Smith's second century in two Tests helps Australia open up a slender lead over India in Brisbane.
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Llambias named Ibrox chief executive

December 19, 2014 - 2:23am
Rangers announce the appointment of former Newcastle managing director Derek Llambias as their new chief executive.
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Friday's gossip column

December 19, 2014 - 2:18am
Liverpool want Real Madrid player, Manchester United to spend £30m, Chelsea to miss out on defender, plus more.
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Pilot jailed over deadly China crash

December 19, 2014 - 2:09am
A Chinese court has jailed a pilot for three years over a 2010 crash in Heilongjiang province that left 44 people dead.
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India's Kerala dilutes alcohol ban

December 19, 2014 - 2:05am
Authorities in the southern Indian state of Kerala announce plans to dilute their earlier decision to ban the sale and consumption of alcohol to attract tourists and protect jobs.
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Williams 'not bitter' despite injury

December 19, 2014 - 1:54am
Wales international Owen Williams says he does not feel any bitterness about his situation after suffering a major spinal injury.
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Vettel affected by Ricciardo pace

December 19, 2014 - 1:29am
Sebastian Vettel left Red Bull partly because of the pace of team-mate Daniel Ricciardo, says team boss Christian Horner.
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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.