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Globetrotters' Meadowlark Lemon dies

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 0:20
related countries: United States United States

Meadowlark Lemon, the US basketball player known as the clown prince of the Harlem Globetrotters, dies at 83.
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VIDEO: Meet Ghana's street skate footballers

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 0:39
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Polio survivors gather to represent the Rolling Rockets, a local Ghanaian team promoting the sport of skate soccer.
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The street children who run a newspaper in India

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 0:50
related countries: India India

The street children who run a newspaper in India
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China anger at Filipino island protest

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 1:02
related countries: Philippines Philippines, China China

China expresses anger after Filipino protesters landed on a remote island controlled by the Philippines in the disputed South China Sea.
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Rare 'corpse flower' blooms in Australia

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 1:12
related countries: Australia Australia

A 2m-tall flower, known for its pungent odour which has been likened to rotting flesh, blooms in South Australia's Mount Lofty Botanic Garden.
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A tale of two Alis

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 1:43
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A child refugee in 1993 meets a Somali alone in Europe today
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Cuban migrants allowed passage to US

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 1:53
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States

Central American nations will allow some 7,000 Cuban migrants stranded in the region to continue towards the US.
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On patrol with Nigerian soldiers battling Boko Haram

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 2:36
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

In the thick of Nigeria's Boko Haram combat zone
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VIDEO: Tears as Kurdi's relatives land in Canada

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 4:39
related countries: Canada Canada, Turkey Turkey

The relatives of the three-year-old boy who drowned off the coast of Turkey, triggering an international outcry, have arrived in Canada as refugees.
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Is Ramadi the model for defeating IS in Iraq?

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 4:46
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Is fall of Ramadi beginning of end for IS in Iraq?
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Australia ministers quit over scandals

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 5:11
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Two Australian government ministers resign over separate scandals, in the first major setback for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull since he took office.
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VIDEO: Inside Boko Haram's stronghold

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 5:49
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

BBC Hausa's Jimeh Saleh was granted exclusive access to Boko Haram's stronghold in the Sambisa forest in the north east of Nigeria.
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VIDEO: 'Destructive and deadly' extreme weather hits US

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 7:28
related countries: United States United States

Severe weather has destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses across southern and western parts of the US.
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VIDEO: Timelapse shows huge ash plumes from volcano

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 7:54
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Colima

The Colima volcano in Mexico has been spewing out large columns of ash into the air, with two major eruptions within an hour and a half of each other.
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VIDEO: Tapping into the thirst for wine in China

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 8:57
related countries: China China

Wine trader William Wu explains why there is a growing thirst in China for a reasonably priced wine.
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'Racy' China Tagore translation pulled

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 9:08
related countries: India India, China China

A Chinese publisher removes a translation of Indian poet Rabindarath Tagore's works from sale after criticism that its content is too racy.
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Journalist death toll rises in 2015

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 9:11
related countries: France France

The murders of nine people at the magazine Charlie Hebdo made France the second deadliest country in the world for journalists in 2015.
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Belgium holds two over 'New Year plot'

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 9:56
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Belgian police have arrested two people suspected of planning attacks in Brussels during the festive season, prosecutors say.
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Iraqi PM vows to drive IS from country

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 10:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says Islamic State militants will be ousted from the country, after government forces retook Ramadi.
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Bidders vie for 'unwanted' $100 note

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 11:36
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand auction pokes fun at people who sell Christmas presents online.
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Mexico drug cartel founder killed

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 11:43
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The body of Carlos Rosales Mendoza, the founder of the La Familia drug cartel, is found by a motorway in western Mexico.
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Ebola outbreak declared over in Guinea

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 12:52
related countries: Guinea Guinea

The World Health Organization (WHO) declares the end of the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, two years after the epidemic began there.
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Turkey calls Kurdish plea 'treason'

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 13:31
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's President Erdogan condemns as "treason" a call by prominent Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas for Kurdish autonomy.
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Russia hunts Nemtsov murder suspect

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 15:25
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Chechen

Russian investigators say a Chechen security officer ordered the murder of Boris Nemtsov, but he is believed to have fled abroad.
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Israeli ex-PM Olmert to serve jail term

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 15:37
related countries: Israel Israel

Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert is ordered to serve 18 months in jail for bribery, as a longer sentence is reduced by the Supreme Court.
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Cricketer charged with torturing maid

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 15:39
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Police in Bangladesh charge cricketer Shahadat Hossain and his wife with torturing their former housemaid, an 11-year-old girl.
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VIDEO: Suicide attack in Pakistan 'kills 22'

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 15:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A suspected suicide bomber on a motorbike has killed at least 22 people in north west Pakistan, and injured at least 30 others.
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US 'affluenza' teen arrested in Mexico

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 15:46
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico
related places: Texas

A Texas teenager who avoided jail over a fatal drink-driving crash by claiming he suffered from "affluenza" is detained by police in Mexico.
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VIDEO: US storms: Couple 'entombed' for 20 hours

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 16:27
related countries: United States United States

Snowstorms, blizzards and tornadoes are causing severe disruption across parts of the south and mid-west United States, as ABC News' Clayton Sandell reports.
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Paris-linked IS chiefs 'died in strikes'

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 17:05
related countries: Syria Syria, France France, United States United States
related places: Paris

IS commanders linked to last month's Paris attacks were among 10 militants killed in recent US-led coalition air strikes, the US military says.
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VIDEO: US 'affluenza' fugitive held in Mexico

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 17:05
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico
related places: Texas

A Texas teenager who avoided jail over a fatal drink-driving crash by claiming he suffered from "affluenza" has been detained by police in Mexico.
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US runaway teen 'held farewell party'

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 17:15
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico
related places: Texas

A Texas teenager who claimed he suffered from "affluenza" after a drink-driving crash held a going-away party before fleeing to Mexico, say police.
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Japan 'must help other comfort women'

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 17:23
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, South Korea South Korea, Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Taiwan urges Japan to apologise and compensate women who were used as wartime sex slaves, a day after Tokyo struck a landmark deal with South Korea.
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Gay referee wins Turkey court case

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 17:27
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's first openly gay referee wins a court case after being sacked by the Turkish Football Federation in 2009.
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Iraqi PM visits liberated Ramadi

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 18:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi praises army commanders on a visit to Ramadi, a day after the city's liberation from the Islamic State group.
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Ex-Glee star held on child porn claims

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 20:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Los Angeles

Former star of US hit TV show Glee Mark Salling is arrested in Los Angeles over allegations of possessing images of child sex abuse, say police.
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Ex-ministers jailed over Argentina crash

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 22:04
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Buenos Aires

A court in Buenos Aires has given jail sentences to two former Argentine transport ministers for a train crash which killed 51 people in 2012.
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VIDEO: Ramadi residents describe IS ordeal

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 22:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq

BBC Arabic mobile phone footage showed families being transferred from liberated Ramadi via safe routes to the Iraqi city of Habbaniya.
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Pakistan bombing kills 'at least 26'

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 22:36
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar

At least 22 people are killed in a suspected suicide blast in north-west Pakistan, one of the worst attacks since a major security crackdown.
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VIDEO: WHO: Guinea Ebola outbreak over

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 23:32
related countries: Guinea Guinea

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the end of the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, two years after the epidemic began there.
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N Korea top official dies in car crash

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 23:54
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea

A top aide to North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, responsible for ties with South Korea, has died in a car crash, state media says.
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Rugby star tweets graphic death photos

Tuesday 29th of December 2015, 23:55
related countries: Syria Syria

Rugby star Sonny Bill Williams posts graphic images of dead children on Twitter after visiting a Syrian refugee camp, sparking a controversy.
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