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VIDEO: Bowie 'knew what it would be like in space'

January 11, 2016 - 7:59pm
Chris Hadfield says he felt that David Bowie's Space Oddity showed the singer "recognised what it was going to be like" to be in space.
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VIDEO: How do you manage a unicorn firm?

January 11, 2016 - 7:59pm
What exactly is a unicorn firm and what's the best way to manage one?
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Venezuela high court voids legislature

January 11, 2016 - 7:49pm
Venezuela's Supreme Court rules that all actions of the opposition-held National Assembly are void until three banned members are removed from office.
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India's 'last' female impersonator

January 11, 2016 - 6:49pm
India's 'last' living female impersonator soldiers on
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Paris attacks suspect 'caught on CCTV'

January 11, 2016 - 6:48pm
The first images of fugitive Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam are said to have emerged, according to French news channel BFM TV.
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VIDEO: Food unloaded in besieged town

January 11, 2016 - 6:47pm
An aid convoy carrying a month's supply of food, medicine and winter clothing, has entered the besieged Syrian town of Madaya.
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VIDEO: David Bowie celebrated in Brixton

January 11, 2016 - 6:42pm
Fans gathered in Brixton, David Bowie's place of birth, to celebrate his life and music.
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VIDEO: Dramatic footage shows El Chapo raid

January 11, 2016 - 6:41pm
Dramatic video footage is released by the Mexican authorities, showing the moment they closed in on the world's most-wanted drugs boss, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
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Playboy mansion for sale with a catch

January 11, 2016 - 6:06pm
The Playboy Mansion, site of hundreds of wild parties, is up for sale, with but a catch - it comes with its current owner Hugh Hefner.
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Satellites dissect Nepal quake

January 11, 2016 - 6:04pm
Space data is used to draw the deep anatomy of last year's devastating quake in Nepal, detailing how the rocks under the country ruptured and providing new insights on how the Himalayas are built.
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Tesla chief: Apple is making rival car

January 11, 2016 - 6:00pm
The owner of electric-car maker Tesla says it is an "open secret" that Apple is building a rival vehicle.
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Gunmen attack Baghdad shopping centre

January 11, 2016 - 5:42pm
The Islamic State (IS) group says it targeted Shia Muslims at a Baghdad shopping centre, on a day of violence that claims nearly 40 lives.
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Aid reaches starving Syrian town

January 11, 2016 - 5:27pm
An aid convoy finally reaches the besieged rebel-held Syrian town of Madaya, bringing vital food and medicines to starving residents.
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Germany returns migrants to Austria

January 11, 2016 - 5:23pm
Germany has been sending an increasing number of migrants back to Austria every day since the beginning of the month, Austrian police say.
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VIDEO: David Bowie: Business mogul?

January 11, 2016 - 4:33pm
We all know David Bowie was one of the best known artists, singers and cultural icons of his generation. But what can we learn from his business nous?
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Sean Penn defends 'El Chapo' interview

January 11, 2016 - 4:31pm
Sean Penn says he has "nothing to hide" in response to criticism for interviewing Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
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Music legend David Bowie dies

January 11, 2016 - 4:13pm
Tributes are paid to David Bowie, one of the most influential musicians of his era, who has died of cancer at the age of 69.
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Four teens held in New York gang rape

January 11, 2016 - 3:16pm
Police in Brooklyn, New York have detained four teenagers and are seeking a fifth in connection to an alleged gang rape at a playground.
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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.