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Gerrard 'emotional' after farewell

May 16, 2015 - 5:17pm
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard brings his 17-year career at Anfield to an "emotional" end in his final home match for the club.
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Blind pole vaulter wins bronze medal

May 16, 2015 - 5:10pm
Charlotte Brown, a blind pole vaulter, wins a bronze medal in the Texas state high school championships.
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Mexico custody battle teen back home

May 16, 2015 - 5:03pm
Teenager Alondra Diaz Garcia is reunited with her mother and returns to the United States eight years after being taken to Mexico by her father.
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VIDEO: A sneaky crow, a fake game, and other trends of the week

May 16, 2015 - 4:58pm
And other things that trended this week
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Migrant boats 'not a Myanmar problem'

May 16, 2015 - 4:47pm
Myanmar's government says it is not responsible for the migrant boat crisis in south-east Asia, and may not attend an emergency summit on the issue.
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US special forces in Syria raid

May 16, 2015 - 4:38pm
US special forces have killed an Islamic State commander with a key role in oil and gas operations in a rare raid in eastern Syria, the Pentagon says.
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Federer sets up Djokovic meeting

May 16, 2015 - 4:21pm
Defending champion and world number one Novak Djokovic will face Roger Federer in the Italian Open final.
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Pope hails Abbas as 'angel of peace'

May 16, 2015 - 3:41pm
Pope Francis meets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the Vatican, hailing him as "an angel of peace".
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IS tightens grip on Iraq's Ramadi

May 16, 2015 - 3:03pm
Islamic State fighters tighten their grip on the centre of the Iraqi city of Ramadi after repelling an advance by government forces.
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Liverpool 1-3 Crystal Palace

May 16, 2015 - 3:01pm
Steven Gerrard receives an emotional farewell in his final game for Liverpool at Anfield but the Reds are beaten by Crystal Palace.
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VIDEO: Reprisal attack for Burundi coup bid

May 16, 2015 - 2:30pm
The BBC's Karen Allen sees evidence of retaliatory attacks in Burundi, aimed at those accused of being behind last week's failed coup attempt.
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McConaughey brushes off Cannes 'boos'

May 16, 2015 - 2:10pm
Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey shrugs off criticism of his new film at the Cannes film festival ahead of Saturday's public premiere.
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Scots Labour leader Murphy to resign

May 16, 2015 - 1:56pm
Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy announces he is to resign next month despite narrowly surviving a vote of no confidence.
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Labour contenders clash on spending

May 16, 2015 - 1:17pm
The contenders for the leadership of the Labour Party clash over the party's record in government, including public spending, in a public debate.
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Burundi crackdown after coup bid

May 16, 2015 - 1:00pm
Eighteen people appear in court in Burundi as the government begins a crackdown against those suspected of involvement in a failed coup.
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Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Hull City

May 16, 2015 - 12:53pm
Hull City go into the final game of the season staring relegation in the face after losing to Tottenham.
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VIDEO: Ukraine: Will ban on Soviet symbols change how people think?

May 16, 2015 - 12:49pm
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signs into law legislation that bans the use of communist symbols.
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Russian rocket burns up over Siberia

May 16, 2015 - 12:47pm
A Russian rocket carrying a Mexican satellite malfunctions and burns up over Siberia soon after launch on Saturday, Russia's space agency says.
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VIDEO: US warns China over land disputes

May 16, 2015 - 12:45pm
US Secretary of State John Kerry warns China that his country is concerned by the pace and scope of reclamation projects in contested areas of the South China Sea.
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Queens Park Rangers 2-1 Newcastle United

May 16, 2015 - 12:28pm
Newcastle's survival hopes remain in the balance as QPR fight back from a goal down to win their final home game.
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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.