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Russia to hire more foreign troops

January 5, 2015 - 2:55pm
Russia opens up its armed forces to foreign career soldiers, though experts say the move is not linked to the conflict in Ukraine.
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Wreck of Cemfjord cargo ship found

January 5, 2015 - 2:41pm
The wreck of the cargo ship Cemfjord, which sank in the Pentland Firth with eight men on board, is located on the seabed.
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Saudi guards killed on Iraq border

January 5, 2015 - 2:25pm
Three Saudi border guards have been killed and three others wounded in attack near the kingdom's frontier with Iraq, the interior ministry says.
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VIDEO: China's ice castles open to public

January 5, 2015 - 2:19pm
Some of the world's most breathtaking ice sculptures went on display on Monday at the 31st International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China.
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Podolski seals Inter loan switch

January 5, 2015 - 2:16pm
Lukas Podolski seals a move from Arsenal to Inter Milan, joining the Italian side on loan until the end of the season.
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Libyan jets bomb oil tanker in port

January 5, 2015 - 2:12pm
Libyan military jets attack a Greek-operated oil tanker in an Islamist-controlled port in eastern Libya, killing two crew members.
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Birdman and Boyhood up for awards

January 5, 2015 - 1:56pm
Broadway satire Birdman and coming-of-age tale Boyhood are among the 10 films up for the Producers Guild of America's version of a best picture prize.
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Cakes left in Serbia landfill resold

January 5, 2015 - 1:47pm
Thousands of cakes meant to be destroyed are stolen from a Serbian landfill site and resold on the black market.
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Ferguson juror sues to lift gag order

January 5, 2015 - 1:36pm
A juror on the panel that declined to charge a Missouri police officer for killing black teenager Michael Brown has filed a lawsuit to speak out against the prosecutor.
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Trott falls cheaply on Lions return

January 5, 2015 - 1:36pm
Batsman Jonathan Trott makes only six on his return to international cricket with England Lions in South Africa.
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UK Ebola nurse has 'stabilised'

January 5, 2015 - 1:32pm
A British nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola is critically ill but her condition has stabilised, health secretary Jeremy Hunt says.
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Fears over vulnerable Syria refugees

January 5, 2015 - 1:21pm
The UN expresses concern as Lebanon enacts new restrictions on Syrians entering the country, slowing the flow of asylum seekers trying to escape the war.
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Barcelona end Zubizarreta contract

January 5, 2015 - 1:16pm
Barcelona sack former goalkeeper Andoni Zubizarreta from his position as director of football.
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VIDEO: Where is AirAsia plane's black box?

January 5, 2015 - 1:10pm
BBC News looks at the challenges divers face as they try to locate the black box from flight QZ8501.
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Salvage team boards listing ship

January 5, 2015 - 1:09pm
Salvage experts board a car transporter, which is stranded and listing at 45 degrees in the Solent, after it was deliberately grounded.
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Oldham say Evans talks are ongoing

January 5, 2015 - 1:06pm
Oldham say talks are ongoing over the possible signing of convicted rapist Ched Evans, as thousands sign a petition against the move.
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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.