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VIDEO: Memories of Chavez ahead of Venezuela poll

Saturday 5th of December 2015, 0:05
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Chavez

Venezuelans go to the polls this weekend in one of the most tightly fought elections in years. Wyre Davies reports.
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VIDEO: Obama sings Jingle Bells

Saturday 5th of December 2015, 0:23
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama sings Jingle Bells at the switch on of the US National Christmas tree lights and is joined by a special guest.
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Mexico makes arrests in surfer case

Saturday 5th of December 2015, 0:52
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Mexico Mexico

Police in Mexico say they have arrested three gang members who confessed to killing two Australian surfers missing for two weeks.
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Seven surprising numbers from China-Africa trade

Saturday 5th of December 2015, 0:57
related countries: China China

Seven surprising Africa-China transactions
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'How I was tortured in a Syrian jail'

Saturday 5th of December 2015, 0:57
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British woman's story of torture in a Syrian jail
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Why an MP wants India to talk about child sex abuse

Saturday 5th of December 2015, 1:29
related countries: India India

Why an MP wants India to talk about child sex abuse
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Vive la difference - has France's National Front changed?

Saturday 5th of December 2015, 1:33
related countries: France France

France's National Front and its efforts to change
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Brazil Workers Party suspends senator

Saturday 5th of December 2015, 1:43
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil's governing Workers Party suspends Senator Delcidio Amaral, who was arrested last week for allegedly obstructing a major corruption investigation.
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Oscar Pistorius and South Africa's gun obsession

Saturday 5th of December 2015, 2:24
related countries: South Africa South Africa

What Pistorius verdict means for South Africa's firearms culture
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Blair: Syria action not like Iraq War

Saturday 5th of December 2015, 2:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK action in Syria to target so-called Islamic State is not like the 2003 Iraq invasion, former Prime Minister Tony Blair tells the BBC.
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Power supply restored in Chennai

Saturday 5th of December 2015, 4:13
related countries: India India
related places: Chennai

Power has been restored in many parts of the southern Indian city of Chennai as relief operations continue after severe floods.
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VIDEO: Relief operation after Chennai floods

Saturday 5th of December 2015, 7:55
related countries: India India
related places: Chennai

A massive relief operation is under way in southern India, to try to get food and medicines to tens of thousands people hit by devastating floods in the city of Chennai.
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COP21: Progress reported on key issue

Saturday 5th of December 2015, 8:23
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Negotiators are edging towards a compromise on one of the most divisive issues between countries at the COP21 climate change talks in Paris.
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Climate delegates agree draft deal text

Saturday 5th of December 2015, 12:55
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Delegates at a UN climate conference in Paris have approved a new draft text that they hope will form the basis of a global agreement.
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Mass anti-government rally in S Korea

Saturday 5th of December 2015, 13:15
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

Tens of thousands of demonstrators in Seoul stage another mass protest against the policies of conservative President Park Geun-hye.
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VIDEO: The changing face of France's National Front

Saturday 5th of December 2015, 15:26
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Gabriel Gatehouse reports from south-east France on how the far-right National Front party is making headway in one of the country's most diverse regions.
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Ex-Peru chief arrested in Fifa probe

Saturday 5th of December 2015, 15:31
related countries: Peru Peru

Peruvian police arrest former football federation president Manuel Burga as part of the Fifa corruption investigation.
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VIDEO: Masked demonstrators in Seoul protests

Saturday 5th of December 2015, 15:42
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

Tens of thousands of protesters in South Korea have held a mass rally against a raft of government policies that they say weaken democracy.
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Lake Chad suicide blasts 'kill 27'

Saturday 5th of December 2015, 16:06
related countries: Chad Chad

Three suicide attacks have hit an island on Lake Chad, killing at least 27 people, security sources say.
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Colombia finds galleon 'holy grail'

Saturday 5th of December 2015, 17:33
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica, Colombia Colombia, Spain Spain
related places: San Jose, Cartagena

The wreck of the San Jose, a treasure-laden Spanish galleon sunk by the British 300 years ago, has been found off the Colombian city of Cartagena, President Juan Manuel Santos announces.
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Azeri rig workers missing after fire

Saturday 5th of December 2015, 17:45
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan

At least one oil worker is dead and 30 are missing after a platform in the Caspian Sea caught fire in a storm, the office of President Ilham Aliyev says.
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VIDEO: Cargo ship destroys railway bridge

Saturday 5th of December 2015, 18:19
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Ems

A cargo ship rammed a railway bridge spanning the Ems river in northwest Germany.
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China-Africa co-operation 'win-win'

Saturday 5th of December 2015, 20:05
related countries: South Africa South Africa, China China

South African President Jacob Zuma says closer ties between Africa and China will be a "win-win" co-operation.
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Iraq summons Turkish envoy over troops

Saturday 5th of December 2015, 20:34
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Turkey Turkey
related places: Mosul

Iraq's foreign ministry summons the Turkish ambassador to demand that Turkey withdraw troops sent to an area near the IS-run city of Mosul.
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US 'will not be terrorised' by shooting

Saturday 5th of December 2015, 20:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: San Bernardino

President Barack Obama says the US "will not be terrorised" by the deadly San Bernardino shootings, which the FBI is treating as a terror act.
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