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Stock market volatility continues

January 14, 2016 - 12:08pm
Wall Street opens higher but European shares continue suffer from pessimism over oil prices and economic growth.
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IS claims deadly Jakarta attacks

January 14, 2016 - 12:07pm
Islamic State militants say they were behind a series of explosions and gun attacks in the Indonesian capital Jakarta that have left at least seven people dead.
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Second aid convoy 'enters Syrian town'

January 14, 2016 - 11:35am
A second aid convoy in a week reportedly enters the besieged rebel-held Syrian town of Madaya, where people have been dying of starvation.
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Pollutant 'threatens Europe's whales'

January 14, 2016 - 10:50am
The PCB chemical, banned in Europe in the 1980s, has been found in extremely high levels in Europe's whales and dolphins, scientists report.
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Dying boy's Great Wall wish fulfilled

January 14, 2016 - 10:24am
A dying boy's wish, to be famous in China, is being fulfilled by thousands of Chinese people online.
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Giant army drone set to dodge trees

January 14, 2016 - 10:03am
A large military drone that can carry loads of up to 500kg will be tested later this year to see if it can fly itself between trees without crashing.
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West Africa Ebola epidemic 'over'

January 14, 2016 - 9:52am
Liberia's Ebola epidemic is over, says the World Health Organization, effectively putting an end to the world's worst outbreak of the deadly disease.
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VIDEO: A history of militancy in Indonesia

January 14, 2016 - 9:37am
The Jakarta attacks come after a relative lull in terror attacks in Indonesia over the past six years. Catharina Moh traces the rise of militancy in the country.
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VIDEO: Why were US sailors released so quickly?

January 14, 2016 - 9:19am
Jonathan Beale explains why the US Navy personnel were returned so swiftly.
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Russian official 'stole 50km highway'

January 14, 2016 - 9:00am
Senior prison authority organised and oversaw the dismantling of road and sold off its parts for profit, police say.
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Three tickets win $1.6bn US lottery

January 14, 2016 - 7:24am
At least three winning tickets are confirmed in the biggest lottery jackpot in history - the Powerball in the US, which carries a $1.6bn prize.
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Deadly bomb and gun attacks in Jakarta

January 14, 2016 - 7:04am
A series of blasts followed by gunfire rock the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, with several people including five suspected attackers killed.
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Six killed by bomb at Turkey police HQ

January 14, 2016 - 6:57am
A car bomb attack on a police HQ in Turkey's majority-Kurdish province of Diyarbakir kills six people and wounds dozens, local media say.
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Japan shares dive after US sell-off

January 14, 2016 - 6:02am
Asian shares tumble after a heavy sell-off on Wall Street adds to nervousness among investors.
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VIDEO: IAAF braced for more doping revelations

January 14, 2016 - 5:38am
The world athletics governing body, the IAAF, is braced for further turmoil as the World Anti-Doping Agency prepares to release another report into doping and corruption.
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Kangaroo 'not mourning but mating'

January 13, 2016 - 11:39pm
Pictures of a kangaroo apparently mourning its mate went viral this week, but a leading expert says it's more likely the roo was trying to have sex.
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The man behind Iran's most famous tower

January 13, 2016 - 10:54pm
The man behind Iran's most famous tower
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'Creepy' pick-up artist ad is not what it seems

January 13, 2016 - 10:47pm
The firm behind the controversy says the scenes weren't real
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China charges more rights lawyers

January 13, 2016 - 10:09pm
One of China's most prominent rights lawyer, Wang Yu, and her husband are formally arrested for subversion, amid an official crackdown.
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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.