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VIDEO: French polls suggest Conservative win

March 30, 2015 - 2:33am
Nicolas Sarkozy's UMP party look set for victory in France's local elections, exit polls suggest.
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Woods drops out of world's top 100

March 30, 2015 - 2:25am
Former world number one Tiger Woods drops out of the top 100 in the rankings for the first time in his career.
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Monday's gossip column

March 30, 2015 - 2:17am
Chelsea to bid £75m for Bale, Sterling to turn down Liverpool deal, Modric to Manchester City, plus more.
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Murray sweeps past Giraldo in Miami

March 30, 2015 - 1:38am
Britain's Andy Murray beats Colombian Santiago Giraldo to claim his 499th career win and reach round four at the Miami Open.
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Ferrari 'could be title contenders'

March 30, 2015 - 1:30am
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg say Ferrari are genuine rivals after Sebastian Vettel's impressive victory in Malaysia.
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Prada profit takes a hit from China

March 30, 2015 - 12:42am
Italian luxury goods retailer Prada sees its net profit fall 28% last year as sales slumped in major markets of China and Europe.
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Australia orders new cockpit rules

March 30, 2015 - 12:03am
Australia orders two people to remain in the cockpit at all times during commercial flights, after last week's Germanwings crash.
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VIDEO: Bangladesh's ongoing political unrest

March 29, 2015 - 9:52pm
At least 100 people have died in political unrest in Bangladesh since the beginning of the year, and hundreds more have been injured, as Akbar Hossain reports
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VIDEO: Solar plane takes off in Myanmar

March 29, 2015 - 7:58pm
The Solar Impulse 2 plane has departed from Mandalay in Myanmar as part of its round-the-world flight, Kasia Madera reports
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VIDEO: Arab League's military force plans

March 29, 2015 - 7:43pm
Arab leaders meeting in Egypt have decided to act together to confront what they say are "unprecedented" threats facing the region, as Alan Johnston reports.
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Parents rarely spot child obesity

March 29, 2015 - 7:13pm
Parents hardly ever spot obesity in their children resulting in damaging consequences for health, doctors warn.
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The special shoes

March 29, 2015 - 7:09pm
The refugee who carried these shoes until he met his mother
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VIDEO: Ukraine: On a drone mission

March 29, 2015 - 7:08pm
Ukrainian volunteers use drones over rebel-held Donetsk
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Council bans 'lead to bizarre laws'

March 29, 2015 - 7:01pm
A law that allows councils in England and Wales to ban certain activities in public is leading to "bizarre new criminal offences", campaigners say.
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VIDEO: Growing concern for India's Christians

March 29, 2015 - 6:55pm
The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder reports from the central Indian state of Chattisgarh on the growing insecurity that is gripping the Christian community
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Iran nuclear negotiations intensify

March 29, 2015 - 5:57pm
Six world powers and Iran intensify talks in Lausanne, as a deadline to reach a deal on Tehran's nuclear programme looms.
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Bodies found days after NY gas blast

March 29, 2015 - 5:07pm
Three days on from a massive gas blast in New York that flattened three buildings, two bodies are found in rubble.
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DNA of 78 Germanwings victims found

March 29, 2015 - 5:05pm
Five days after the crash of Germanwings flight 4U 9525 in the French Alps, investigators say they have isolated DNA of 78 people on board.
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Republic of Ireland 1-1 Poland

March 29, 2015 - 4:51pm
Shane Long's late goal rescues a vital draw for the Republic of Ireland against Poland in the Euro 2016 qualifier.
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'Conservative surge' in French polls

March 29, 2015 - 4:48pm
French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy's conservative UMP and its allies make major gains in the final round of local elections, exit polls suggest.
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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.