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New tests find Russian athletes positive

May 24, 2016 - 6:34pm
The Russian Olympic Committee says 14 of its athletes at the 2008 Beijing Olympics have tested positive for doping during re-tests of their samples.
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VIDEO: Inside infamous Moscow anti-doping lab

May 24, 2016 - 6:34pm
Dan Roan is granted rare behind-the-scenes access to the discredited Moscow laboratory at the centre of the Russian doping scandal.
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US seeks death penalty for church attack

May 24, 2016 - 6:31pm
The US justice department seeks the death penalty in the case of the Charleston church shooting which claimed nine lives last year.
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Mystery after Taliban leader's death

May 24, 2016 - 5:27pm
The trail of clues after the Taliban leader was killed
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Cosby to stand trial in sex assault case

May 24, 2016 - 3:45pm
Actor and comedian Bill Cosby could face up to 10 years in prison after being ordered to stand trial on charges of sexual assault.
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IS 'destroyed aircraft' at Syria base

May 24, 2016 - 3:18pm
New satellite imagery appears to reveal extensive damage to a major airbase in Syria used by Russia after an attack by Islamic State militants.
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Iraqi civilians 'at great risk' in Falluja

May 24, 2016 - 1:16pm
The UN says it is very concerned for some 50,000 civilians still in the Iraqi city of Falluja, where the army is battling Islamic State militants.
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Italy protest over 'mafia exam rigging'

May 24, 2016 - 11:46am
Protests are held in Rome after it emerged that Italy's mafia may have organised large-scale cheating during an entry exam for prison guards.
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Star Wars Chewie goes back to school

May 24, 2016 - 11:22am
Chewbacca from Star Wars takes a break from filming to pay a visit to a primary school in County Kerry.
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VIDEO: Tasting the noodles Obama ate

May 24, 2016 - 11:09am
As well as carrying out his official engagements, President Obama found time for less formal meetings during his visit in Vietnam.
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VIDEO: Anti-IS forces move in on Falluja

May 24, 2016 - 11:08am
US planes have been attacking targets of the so-called Islamic State group, as Iraqi government forces try to win back control of the city of Falluja.
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Strike hits all French oil refineries

May 24, 2016 - 11:02am
A strike over new labour laws spreads to all of France's eight oil refineries, the CGT union says, in an escalating dispute with the government.
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Clinton and Trump sharpen their attacks

May 24, 2016 - 10:50am
US presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have sharpened their attacks as they both turn their attention to the general election.
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Nigerian state in 'tomato emergency'

May 24, 2016 - 10:42am
A state of emergency is called in the Nigerian state of Kaduna after 80% of tomatoes are reportedly destroyed by pests.
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Jihadist victim's father exacts revenge

May 24, 2016 - 10:06am
The father of a Lebanese soldier who was abducted and killed by jihadist militants takes revenge by killing the nephew of the man he holds responsible.
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VIDEO: Dorsey: Twitter rules don't make sense

May 24, 2016 - 9:59am
Twitter's chief executive explains why he is changing its restrictions on how long tweets are allowed to be.
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Google's Paris HQ raided in tax probe

May 24, 2016 - 9:53am
French finance officials raid the Paris offices of US internet giant Google as part of a €1.6bn tax fraud investigation.
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Hard labour for smooth skin

May 24, 2016 - 9:10am
Hard labour to make shea butter for beauty products
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EgyptAir explosion claims denied

May 24, 2016 - 8:58am
Egypt's forensics chief denies reports that an initial examination of the remains of victims of the EgyptAir crash points towards an explosion.
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Special forces to guard Tour de France

May 24, 2016 - 8:05am
About 23,000 police will provide security for this year's Tour de France cycle race, with the country still facing threats from extremists.
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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.