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EU withdraws Burundi poll observers

May 28, 2015 - 12:51pm
The European Union suspends its election monitoring mission in Burundi amid political unrest over the president's third-term bid.
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Swiss cheese hole origins solved

May 28, 2015 - 12:47pm
Scientists say they have discovered why Swiss cheese has holes in it: apparently, it is all down to how dirty buckets are when the milk is collected.
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VIDEO: Lighting the sun 10 billion times

May 28, 2015 - 12:46pm
Scottish scientists are working at Diamond, the UK's synchrotron light source, with light that is 10 billion times brighter than the sun.
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Frenchwoman jailed for man's torture

May 28, 2015 - 12:45pm
A 43-year-old woman who enslaved and abused her ex-boyfriend in her Paris flat for more than a year is jailed for 18 months.
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Blatter denies scandal responsibility

May 28, 2015 - 12:44pm
Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he cannot be held responsible for the current corruption scandal but vows to work to earn back trust.
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Zuma not liable for home upgrades

May 28, 2015 - 12:16pm
South African President Jacob Zuma will not have to repay state money spent to upgrade his private home in Nkandla, the police minister says.
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Cook wants win to welcome Bayliss

May 28, 2015 - 12:06pm
Alastair Cook wants to mark the appointment of "outstanding" new England coach Trevor Bayliss with a second-Test win over New Zealand.
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Pataki launches US presidential bid

May 28, 2015 - 11:38am
Former New York Governor George Pataki has entered contest for the Republican presidential nomination.
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Venezuela and Rosneft agree oil deal

May 28, 2015 - 11:35am
Venezuela and Russian oil giant Rosneft agree to invest $14bn (£9.2) in Venezuela's oil and gas sector, Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro says.
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Rail workers to strike twice in June

May 28, 2015 - 11:33am
Rail workers in the RMT union are to hold 24-hour and 48-hour strikes next month, after rejecting a pay offer from Network Rail.
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US Gay Head lighthouse moves inland

May 28, 2015 - 11:27am
The Gay Head Lighthouse in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, its being moved inland on Thursday to avoid falling into the Atlantic Ocean.
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Fifa's Blatter defies calls to quit

May 28, 2015 - 11:04am
Fifa president Sepp Blatter tells an emergency meeting he will not quit, amid growing political pressure over a corruption scandal.
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Libor trader pledged 'humongous deal'

May 28, 2015 - 11:03am
The trader at the centre of the Libor rate-rigging trial offered his contact a "humongous deal" to keep the rate low, a court hears.
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IS 'kills 20 men at Palmyra site'

May 28, 2015 - 10:59am
Islamic State militants killed 20 men at the ancient theatre at the Unesco World Heritage site of Palmyra, central Syria, a monitoring group says.
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Putin makes troop deaths state secret

May 28, 2015 - 10:08am
President Vladimir Putin declares Russian troop losses in peacetime a state secret as the Kremlin continues to deny sending troops to Ukraine.
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Top Gear car plate complaints rejected

May 28, 2015 - 9:54am
The BBC Trust rejects complaints over Top Gear's Patagonia special, in which a car number plate appeared to refer to the Falklands conflict.
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Chip maker Avago buys rival Broadcom

May 28, 2015 - 9:51am
Avago Technologies, one of the world's biggest manufacturers of semiconductors, is buying its California-based rival Broadcom for $37bn.
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Palestinians press Fifa to show Israel red card

May 28, 2015 - 9:12am
Palestinians press Fifa to suspend Israel from world football
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SA denies organising World Cup bribe

May 28, 2015 - 9:06am
South African officials dismiss US allegations that a $10m (£6.5m) bribe was organised for top Fifa officials in order to host the 2010 World Cup.
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Tracy Morgan settles crash lawsuit

May 28, 2015 - 9:05am
Comedian and 30 Rock actor Tracy Morgan settles his legal action against Walmart over the car crash which left him seriously injured and killed his friend.
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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.