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Smaller panda cub twin dies in US

August 26, 2015 - 5:03pm
One of the panda cubs recently born at the National Zoo in Washington, DC has died, the zoo confirmed. No official cause of death has been named.
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Is Australia laid back or uptight?

August 26, 2015 - 4:52pm
Are Australians more rule-bound than laid back?
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South Sudan leader signs peace deal

August 26, 2015 - 4:49pm
South Sudan's President Kiir signs a long-awaited peace deal with rebels, despite voicing his reservations, after a UN threat of sanctions.
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US shares end choppy day with big jump

August 26, 2015 - 4:41pm
Shares on Wall Street finish with their biggest rise in four years as the chances of a September rate rise recedes - ending another rocky day of trading on global markets.
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Britain 'needs strong TV industry'

August 26, 2015 - 4:34pm
Comedy writer Armando Iannucci uses the Edinburgh TV Festival's annual MacTaggart Lecture to call for a stout defence of the BBC and British TV.
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VIDEO: 'EU asylum system isn't working'

August 26, 2015 - 4:33pm
Austria's Foreign Minister, Sebastian Kurz, says the Dublin regulation, which is part of the EU's asylum policy, is not working.
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Dumoulin takes Vuelta a Espana lead

August 26, 2015 - 4:32pm
Tom Dumoulin is the new Vuelta a Espana leader after Australian Caleb Ewans won his first Grand Tour stage.
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Life sentence for US cinema gunman

August 26, 2015 - 3:25pm
James Holmes - who was convicted of killing 12 people and wounding 70 others inside Colorado cinema - has been sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole.
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YouTube-inspired Yego enjoys win

August 26, 2015 - 2:16pm
Kenya's Julius Yego, who refined his javelin technique watching YouTube videos, says his world title is "unbelievable".
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Chilcot explains delay to Iraq families

August 26, 2015 - 2:06pm
Sir John Chilcot attempts to explain the delay in his report to the families of British soldiers killed in Iraq, as they consider legal action.
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UK family killed in Canada crash named

August 26, 2015 - 1:43pm
The British family killed in a plane crash in Canada's Quebec province are named as Fiona and Richard Hewitt, and their teenage children Felicity and Harry.
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Real's Coentrao joins Monaco on loan

August 26, 2015 - 1:19pm
French side Monaco sign Portugal left-back Fabio Coentrao on a season-long loan deal from Real Madrid.
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Dark web marketplace shuts down

August 26, 2015 - 1:08pm
The Agora online black market has been taken down while its administrators attempt to protect it against a reported Tor vulnerability
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Horses for sale in Ukraine

August 26, 2015 - 12:49pm
Is Ukraine right to sell off its equine farms?
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US September rate rise not 'compelling'

August 26, 2015 - 12:39pm
Federal Reserve official William Dudley has said that a US rate rise in September now "seems less compelling".
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VIDEO: Tomatina festival - in 60 seconds

August 26, 2015 - 12:30pm
More than 22,000 people from across the world have gathered in the small Spanish town of Bunol to celebrate the 70th annual Tomatina Festival.
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'Dust lady' of 9/11 dies of cancer

August 26, 2015 - 12:17pm
A 9/11 survivor whose photograph became one of the enduring images of the attacks dies aged 42 after suffering with stomach cancer.
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US TV journalists gunned down on air

August 26, 2015 - 12:02pm
A reporter and a cameraman are shot dead during a live TV interview for a local station in the US state of Virginia.
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China in deal with Africa's richest man

August 26, 2015 - 12:01pm
A Chinese state-owned engineering company signs a deal with Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, to build factories for his cement company.
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Laser detects brain tumour during surgery

August 26, 2015 - 12:01pm
Surgeons in London use lasers to diagnose abnormal tissue during an operation to remove a brain tumour.
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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.