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VIDEO: Queen's first meeting with Pope

April 3, 2014 - 12:03pm
The Queen has met Pope Francis for the first time - which BBC Rome correspondent Alan Johnston describes as "less formal" than previous meetings at the Vatican.
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Give new rules more time - Alonso

April 3, 2014 - 11:55am
Fernando Alonso says Formula 1 needs to give the new rules more time to settle down before making changes.
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VIDEO: Fire destroys Brazil favela

April 3, 2014 - 11:45am
Four people are injured in a huge fire which swept through a slum in eastern Sao Paulo on Wednesday.
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Ward gets singles spot against Italy

April 3, 2014 - 10:49am
James Ward is named as second singles player while Andy Murray suffers with a stomach bug ahead of GB's Davis Cup tie in Italy.
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Williams duo resolve team orders row

April 3, 2014 - 10:46am
Williams drivers Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas say they have resolved their team orders row from the Malaysian Grand Prix.
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ECB keeps interest rates on hold

April 3, 2014 - 10:40am
The European Central Bank keeps its benchmark interest rate at the historic low of 0.25% and raises its growth forecast for the eurozone.
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Disaster 'robbed children of father'

April 3, 2014 - 10:39am
The Hillsborough inquests jury hears from relatives of some of those who died, including a widow who says it "robbed" her five children of their father.
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