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VIDEO: Balloons fill Albuquerque's skies

October 5, 2015 - 6:17pm
The 44th annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is under way, with thousands of visitors expected.
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Calls for Oregon sheriff to resign

October 5, 2015 - 5:35pm
A leading US gun-control group calls for the resignation of the man leading the investigation into the deadly mass shooting in Oregon.
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Johnson to urge Tory help for low paid

October 5, 2015 - 5:31pm
The government must support the "hardest working and lowest paid" as it reforms welfare, Boris Johnson is to tell the Conservative conference amid a row over tax credit cuts.
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Councils 'to keep all business rates'

October 5, 2015 - 5:28pm
Chancellor George Osborne says local councils across England will be able to keep all proceeds from business rates.
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Stocks on Wall Street close higher

October 5, 2015 - 4:46pm
Shares on Wall Street rise strongly after last week's weak jobs figures are seen as delaying any move by the Federal Reserve to lift rates.
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California enacts right-to-die law

October 5, 2015 - 4:30pm
California has joined four other US states that allow terminally ill patients to legally to end their lives with a doctor's supervision.
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VIDEO: LA declares homeless emergency

October 5, 2015 - 4:03pm
The first state of emergency in more than twenty years has been declared in Los Angeles following a dramatic rise in homeless people
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Nato warns Russia on Syria strikes

October 5, 2015 - 3:49pm
Nato urges Russia to end air strikes "on the Syrian opposition and civilians", five days after Moscow launched raids to support Syria's government.
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Palestinians killed in W Bank clashes

October 5, 2015 - 3:40pm
Two Palestinian youths, including a 13-year-old boy, are killed in clashes with Israeli forces, Palestinian medics say, amid a surge in violence.
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Bangkok bomb: Has the case been solved?

October 5, 2015 - 3:29pm
Has the case really been solved?
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More than 60 killed in Iraq bombings

October 5, 2015 - 3:28pm
More than 60 people are killed and many injured in at least three car bomb attacks in north and south Iraq, police and medical sources say.
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American Airlines pilot dies on flight

October 5, 2015 - 2:33pm
A pilot on an overnight flight from Phoenix to Boston had a medical emergency and later died, the airline has confirmed.
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US politician admits to goat sacrifice

October 5, 2015 - 2:22pm
A Florida candidate for US Senate has come under criticism after it emerged that he once killed a goat and drank its blood.
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Mourinho charged with misconduct

October 5, 2015 - 1:56pm
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is charged with misconduct for his remarks following his side's 3-1 loss to Southampton.
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BP in $20bn settlement over oil spill

October 5, 2015 - 1:54pm
The US Justice Department has finalised a $20bn settlement with BP over the fatal Gulf of Mexico oil disaster in 2010.
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Botswana cheetah Legolas killed

October 5, 2015 - 1:53pm
A Botswana cheetah called Legolas that was taking part in a research project has been shot and killed, a conservation group says.
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Air France execs chased from jobs talks

October 5, 2015 - 1:39pm
Two Air France managers have their shirts torn, as angry workers force them to flee a meeting on job cuts and escape over a fence.
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Pistorius 'must remain in jail'

October 5, 2015 - 1:24pm
Oscar Pistorius must remain in jail and not be transferred to house arrest after a decision to grant him parole was again delayed.
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Amtrak train derails in Vermont

October 5, 2015 - 1:23pm
An Amtrak passenger train has derailed in Northfield, Vermont, authorities have confirmed, with no details of injuries.
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African governments 'getting better'

October 5, 2015 - 1:13pm
Thirty-three out of Africa's 54 countries have shown improvements in the way they are governed over the last four years but progress is stalling, research finds.
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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.