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North Sea oil summit announced

December 21, 2014 - 1:52pm
A plan for a summit to look at the challenges facing the North Sea oil industry is announced by Aberdeen City Council.
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VIDEO: Two NY police officers shot dead

December 21, 2014 - 1:46pm
Two New York City police officers are shot dead in their patrol car by a lone gunman in what appears to be an ambush.
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Photographer Jane Bown dies aged 89

December 21, 2014 - 1:40pm
Photographer Jane Bown, known for her portraits of the Queen, the Beatles and Samuel Beckett among many others, dies aged 89.
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Liverpool 2-2 Arsenal

December 21, 2014 - 1:34pm
Martin Skrtel's header seven minutes into stoppage time earns Liverpool a draw against Arsenal in the Premier League.
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FBI talks over Lockerbie bombing

December 21, 2014 - 1:11pm
Scotland's top law officer has met the director of the FBI to discuss progress in the investigation into the Lockerbie bombing.
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Ronaldo statue unveiled in Madeira

December 21, 2014 - 1:00pm
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo unveils a statue of himself in his hometown of Funchal on the island of Madeira.
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Pakistan carries out more executions

December 21, 2014 - 12:50pm
Pakistan hangs four convicts in the second set of executions since the death penalty was reinstated after the deadly Peshawar school massacre.
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Tunisia holds landmark election

December 21, 2014 - 12:48pm
Tunisia, whose 2011 uprising inspired the Arab Spring, holds a presidential run-off with the winner becoming the country's first freely elected leader.
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Obama condemns killings of NY police

December 21, 2014 - 12:39pm
President Obama says "there is no justification" for the shooting dead of two policemen in New York, amid tension over police tactics in the city.
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Kurds 'take' part of Sinjar from IS

December 21, 2014 - 11:56am
Kurdish authorities say their forces have taken control of a "large area" of the town of Sinjar, which was captured by Islamic State in August.
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Newcastle United 0-1 Sunderland

December 21, 2014 - 11:30am
Adam Johnson scores in the 90th minute to give Sunderland their fourth successive win over Newcastle in the North East derby.
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Afridi to quit ODIs after World Cup

December 21, 2014 - 11:20am
Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi will retire from ODIs after the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
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Liberia vote count in Ebola-hit poll

December 21, 2014 - 10:01am
Votes are being counted in Liberia's senate election held on Saturday despite a deadly Ebola outbreak, but many people decided to stay away.
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Ambulance wait times 'may increase'

December 21, 2014 - 9:45am
Target times for ambulances to reach some seriously ill patients in England could be lengthened, a document leaked to the BBC shows.
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US mulls putting NK on terror list

December 21, 2014 - 9:27am
The US is considering putting North Korea back on its terrorism sponsors list, President Barack Obama says, after a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures.
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Dundee United 2-1 Celtic

December 21, 2014 - 9:08am
Dundee United beat Celtic to go second in the Premiership and move to within four points of the league leaders.
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Pietersen exclusion is 'ludicrous'

December 21, 2014 - 8:13am
Former Australian batsman Matthew Hayden tells the BBC that Kevin Pietersen should be in the England World Cup squad.
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Ken Clarke attacks 'silly' EU debate

December 21, 2014 - 5:57am
Pro-Europeans have got to "organise themselves properly" to defeat the "silly" arguments for leaving the EU, former Conservative Chancellor Ken Clarke says.
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Welby seeks gay marriage 'bridge'

December 21, 2014 - 5:31am
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby tells Desert Island Discs he is trying to bridge a split in the Church over same-sex marriage.
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Tough at the top: 2014's troubled bosses

December 21, 2014 - 5:06am
Big company bosses who had a difficult 2014
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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.