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The opium farmers with the police on their side

May 28, 2016 - 7:36pm
The opium growers with the police on their side
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VIDEO: Call for Olympic Games move over Zika

May 28, 2016 - 7:09pm
The World Health Organization has dismissed calls for the Rio Olympic Games to be moved because of the Zika outbreak in Brazil.
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VIDEO: Remembering Verdun 100 years on

May 28, 2016 - 7:05pm
France is commemorating the 100th anniversary of The Battle of Verdun, World War One's longest battle.
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Big surge in migrant boat rescues

May 28, 2016 - 6:33pm
A flotilla of EU ships rescue more than 600 migrants from smugglers' boats off Libya, bringing the weekly total to at least 13,000.
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VIDEO: German MP hit by chocolate cake

May 28, 2016 - 6:00pm
A German opposition leader, Sahra Wagenknecht, has a chocolate cake shoved in her face in an apparent protest over her stance on migrants.
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Europe hit by lightning strikes

May 28, 2016 - 5:56pm
Lightning strikes in France, Germany and Poland cause death and serious injuries, with the victims including children at a birthday party in a Paris park.
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WHO seeks to allay Zika Olympics fears

May 28, 2016 - 1:14pm
The World Health Organization plays down concerns that the Rio Olympics will spread the Zika virus, amid calls for the Games to be postponed.
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Putin visits all-male Orthodox enclave

May 28, 2016 - 12:55pm
Russian President Vladimir Putin joins celebrations to mark 1,000 years of Russian monks at the monastic enclave of Mount Athos in Greece.
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Pakistan bans TV contraceptive adverts

May 28, 2016 - 11:53am
Pakistan's media regulator bans commercials for family planning products after complaints that they prompted curiosity in "innocent children".
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Chinese theme park 'to take on Disney'

May 28, 2016 - 11:30am
China's richest man opens a huge entertainment complex in the city of Nanchang to compete with Disney, which is launching its own theme park next month.
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VIDEO: Estonian triplets run for Olympic glory

May 28, 2016 - 10:49am
A set of identical triplets will make history as they compete against each other at the summer Olympics in Rio.
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Clashes at Trump San Diego rally

May 28, 2016 - 9:54am
Skirmishes flare between supporters and opponents of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump as he visits the city of San Diego in California.
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Rival Australian groups clash on race

May 28, 2016 - 8:33am
Australian police use pepper spray to break up clashes between two rival groups battling over race and immigration in Melbourne.
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IS 'attacks rebel-held Syria town'

May 28, 2016 - 7:48am
Heavy fighting is reported in northern Syria as so-called Islamic State tries to capture the key rebel-held town of Marea.
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Kim Jong-un aunt 'lives American Dream'

May 28, 2016 - 7:38am
An aunt of North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un is running a dry-cleaning business in the US after defecting in 1998, the Washington Post reports.
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'Move Olympics over Zika' call rejected

May 28, 2016 - 7:29am
More than 100 leading scientists say the Rio Olympics should be moved or postponed due to the Zika outbreak - but the World Health Organization rejects this.
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US curfew on Okinawa after death

May 28, 2016 - 6:07am
The US military base on Japan's island of Okinawa imposes a curfew after the arrest of an ex-Marine suspected of killing a woman.
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VIDEO: Onboard camera captures rocket landing

May 28, 2016 - 5:53am
An onboard camera has captured the successful landing of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, returning from space after launching an Asian communications satellite.
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VIDEO: The religious sites closed to women

May 28, 2016 - 5:51am
BBC News takes a look at sacred sites around the world where women are banned.
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Crisis talks over Brazil 'mass rape'

May 28, 2016 - 4:36am
Brazil's interim President Michel Temer calls an emergency meeting of security officials after video of a gang rape of a teenage girl causes outrage.
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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.