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Tunisia veteran claims election win

BBC News - 12 min 37 sec ago
Beji Caid Essebsi claims victory in Tunisia's first free presidential election, with exit polls suggesting he won more than 55% of the vote
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Asian shares up in shortened week

BBC News - 32 min 42 sec ago
Asian markets opened higher on Monday with thin trade to start a Christmas holiday shortened week.
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The hard side of China's soft power

BBC News - 55 min 11 sec ago
The hard side of soft power in China's Confucius institutes
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CBI says job creation likely in 2015

BBC News - 1 hour 13 min ago
Business lobby group the CBI says half of UK firms plan to expand their workforce next year, with more permanent jobs being created than temporary ones.
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Indian Ocean tsunami: Emotional reunion in Aceh 10 years on

BBC News - 1 hour 13 min ago
BBC reporter and Indonesian tsunami survivor 10 years on
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NHS to start era of DNA-medicine

BBC News - 1 hour 14 min ago
The NHS is setting up 11 centres aimed at unlocking the secrets of DNA and developing drugs to target cancer and rare genetic diseases.
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VIDEO: Indian Ocean tsunami: Aceh 10 years on

BBC News - 1 hour 15 min ago
Andrew Harding returns to Aceh 10 years after the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami struck to see how things have changed.
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Driver attacks French pedestrians

BBC News - 1 hour 38 min ago
A driver shouting the Islamic phrase "God is great" in Arabic runs down pedestrians in the French city of Dijon, injuring 11, French media say.
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Actress Billie Whitelaw dies aged 82

BBC News - 1 hour 56 min ago
Acclaimed actress Billie Whitelaw, who starred on stage and screen and worked in close collaboration with Samuel Beckett, dies in London.
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Argentine court grants rights to ape

BBC News - 2 hours 9 min ago
A court in Argentina rules that a shy orangutan who spent the last 20 years in a zoo can be granted some legal rights enjoyed by humans.
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Athletic Bilbao 1-4 Atletico Madrid

BBC News - 2 hours 15 min ago
Spanish champions Atletico Madrid end a remarkable 2014 on a high with a 4-1 comeback win at Athletic Bilbao.
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Oil price fall 'not Opec's fault'

BBC News - 4 hours 20 min ago
Oil-rich Gulf states vow not to cut crude production, blaming speculators and producers outside the Opec group for falling prices.
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Rubio: Paul is a 'chief cheerleader' for Obama's foreign policy

Fox News - 4 hours 46 min ago
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio on Sunday criticized President Obama’s foreign policy shift on Cuba and extended his disagreement with fellow GOP Sen.  Rand Paul on the issue, sounding increasing like a 2016 White House contender.
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McCoist leaves Rangers manager post

BBC News - 4 hours 49 min ago
Ally McCoist leaves his position as Rangers manager and is put on gardening leave, with Kenny McDowall taking charge.
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Elton John and David Furnish marry

BBC News - 5 hours 40 min ago
Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish convert their civil partnership to a marriage - with the musician documenting the day on the Instagram website.
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VIDEO: Barzani praises forces on Sinjar

BBC News - 5 hours 43 min ago
Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani praises Peshmerga fighters on a visit to Mount Sinjar, claiming a "large area" of Sinjar has been retaken from Islamic State militants.
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Republicans critical of Obama response to Sony attacks, 'cybervandalism' remark

Fox News - 6 hours 15 min ago
Top Washington Republicans on Sunday hammered President Obama for his handling of North Korea’s cyberattacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment, saying he is slow to respond and has underplayed the impact of the hacking by calling it “cybervandalism.”
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North Sea oil summit announced

BBC News - 6 hours 22 min ago
Aberdeen City Council announces it is to hold a summit to look at the challenges facing the North Sea oil industry.
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VIDEO: Two NY police officers shot dead

BBC News - 6 hours 28 min ago
Two New York City police officers are shot dead in their patrol car by a lone gunman in what appears to be an ambush.
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Photographer Jane Bown dies aged 89

BBC News - 6 hours 34 min ago
Photographer Jane Bown, known for her portraits of the Queen, the Beatles and Samuel Beckett among many others, dies aged 89.
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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.