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GB's Smith and Thomas win Euro gold

April 18, 2015 - 11:35am
Louis Smith and Great Britain team-mate Kristian Thomas win gold medals at the European Gymnastics Championships.
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UK monitoring French nuclear issue

April 18, 2015 - 11:01am
Britain's nuclear safety regulator says it expects lessons to be learned from problems with a French reactor that is very similar to one planned in the UK.
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Attack on UN Mali convoy kills two

April 18, 2015 - 10:42am
A United Nations supply convoy is attacked near the city of Gao in northern Mali, with two civilian drivers killed.
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Ukraine rebel in ceasefire warning

April 18, 2015 - 10:11am
A senior separatist leader in eastern Ukraine says a ceasefire deal will fail unless Kiev recognises the independence of rebel-held territory.
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Many dead in Afghanistan bank blast

April 18, 2015 - 9:46am
Islamic State says it carried out a suicide bomb attack that killed at least 33 people and injured 100 in the east Afghan city of Jalalabad.
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Hamilton quickest in final practice

April 18, 2015 - 9:37am
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton shades Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in final practice at the Bahrain Grand Prix.
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Hibernian 0-1 Falkirk

April 18, 2015 - 9:07am
Craig Sibbald's headed goal secures Falkirk a place in the Scottish Cup final at the expense of profligate Hibernian.
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Miliband plans wage abuse task force

April 18, 2015 - 8:51am
A Labour government would set up a task force to target firms who encourage low skilled migration and undermine the minimum wage, Ed Miliband says.
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Anderson proud to surpass Botham

April 18, 2015 - 8:44am
James Anderson says he is "hugely proud" to have overtaken Sir Ian Botham as England's highest Test wicket-taker.
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Hingis beaten on singles return

April 18, 2015 - 8:35am
Former world number one Martina Hingis loses 6-4 6-0 to Agnieszka Radwanska in the Fed Cup on her return to singles action.
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Publisher sued over Goebbels diaries

April 18, 2015 - 8:16am
The estate of Adolf Hitler's Nazi propaganda chief, Joseph Goebbels, is suing a publisher for royalties for the use of extracts from his diaries.
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Tributes to Everest avalanche dead

April 18, 2015 - 8:14am
Tributes are paid in Nepal and climbing is suspended to mark the anniversary of an avalanche on Everest that killed 16 sherpas.
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Computer museum gets £200k boost

April 18, 2015 - 8:12am
A computer museum says it is "overwhelmed by the generosity" of people who have helped secure £200,000 funding within a month.
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Russian town trapped in Soviet past

April 18, 2015 - 8:08am
Stalin and storytellers haunt Russian town
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VIDEO: Replica French warship to sail Atlantic

April 18, 2015 - 7:46am
An exact replica of an 18th Century French frigate has set sail on its maiden voyage - recreating a transatlantic journey to America.
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VIDEO: Sperm whale filmed 'doing laps'

April 18, 2015 - 7:16am
A sperm whale surprises scientists carrying our research in the Gulf of Mexico as it circulates their equipment.
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Saudis meet Yemen aid call

April 18, 2015 - 7:15am
Saudi Arabia, which is leading an air campaign against rebels in Yemen, has pledged the $274m (£183m; €255m) in aid to the country called for by the UN.
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Zayn Malik pays tribute to bandmates

April 18, 2015 - 6:12am
Zayn Malik pays tribute to his former bandmates at an award ceremony, where he made his first solo appearance since leaving One Direction.
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CPS chief 'not told' of Janner claims

April 18, 2015 - 5:38am
The former director of public prosecutions, Lord Macdonald QC, expresses "great regret" that he was not told of historical child abuse allegations against former Labour MP Lord Janner.
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VIDEO: 'I was rescued from migrant boat'

April 18, 2015 - 4:58am
A 21-year-old student from Eritrea talks about his hopes for the future after being rescued from migrant boat bound for Italy.
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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.