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Lorry driver held over M26 crash

April 17, 2014 - 5:59am
A lorry driver is arrested following a five-vehicle pile up on the M26 in Kent in which two people died and seven others were injured.
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Deadly clashes at Ukraine port base

April 17, 2014 - 5:58am
Three people are killed in a raid on a base in eastern Ukraine, the country's interior minister says, as the US, Russia, the EU and Ukraine hold crisis talks in Geneva.
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Bale targets Real Madrid treble

April 17, 2014 - 5:39am
Gareth Bale wants to win the treble with Real Madrid after scoring a "really special" winner in the Copa del Rey final.
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Australia navy captains disciplined

April 17, 2014 - 5:35am
An Australian navy captain is removed from his command and another disciplined for violating Indonesia's waters on asylum patrol duties.
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Court clears ex-Anglo bank boss

April 17, 2014 - 5:12am
The former chairman of Anglo Irish bank has been found not guilty of illegally supporting the bank's share price, the jury continues to deliberate in the case against two others.
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Bryan Singer sex abuse claim 'absurd'

April 17, 2014 - 4:57am
Claims that X-Men director Bryan Singer sexually abused a teenager in 1999 are dismissed as "completely without merit" by the film-maker's lawyer.
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Rock band AC/DC are 'not retiring'

April 17, 2014 - 4:43am
AC/DC confirm they will continue making music, following news guitarist and founder member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health.
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Mulberry warns of lower profits

April 17, 2014 - 3:52am
Luxury goods retailer Mulberry issues its second profit warning since Christmas and says it will look to introduce new "more affordable" products.
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Welcome (back) to Beijing

April 17, 2014 - 3:49am
The BBC's new China editor on what's changed since she last lived there
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India votes on biggest polling day

April 17, 2014 - 3:37am
Indians are voting in the biggest day of the general election, pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP.
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Charles Xue gets bail after illness

April 17, 2014 - 3:36am
One of China's most influential bloggers, Charles Xue, is granted bail after months of detention because of a "serious illness", officials say.
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China sales fall hits Remy Cointreau

April 17, 2014 - 3:13am
French spirits firm Remy Cointreau says operating profits will fall by up to 40% after a crackdown by China on extravagant spending hits sales.
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Google shares fall on ad concerns

April 17, 2014 - 3:01am
Shares in Google fall 5% despite reporting first-quarter profit of $3.45bn in response to worries over future income from advertising.
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Fate of Nigeria kidnap girls unclear

April 17, 2014 - 2:56am
Mystery surrounds the fate of more than 100 teenage girls abducted from a school in the remote north-east of Nigeria by suspected Islamist militants.
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Frozen US number one for 10th week

April 17, 2014 - 2:52am
The album from Disney's animated film becomes one of only 11 albums to have topped the US chart for 10 weeks or longer.
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VIDEO: Confidence returns to Kashmir

April 17, 2014 - 2:13am
As Indians vote in the biggest day of the general election, the BBC's Mike Wooldridge reports from Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
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Star cast brings Thomas play to TV

April 17, 2014 - 2:12am
Sir Tom Jones, Sian Phillips and Michael Sheen are named in an all-star cast for a new BBC TV adaptation of the Dylan Thomas play Under Milk Wood.
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Busy roads warning ahead of Easter

April 16, 2014 - 10:50pm
Motorists are braced for what is set to be the busiest day of the year on the roads so far, with up to 16m cars expected to be used over Easter.
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Tencent brings Candy Crush to China

April 16, 2014 - 10:21pm
China's internet giant Tencent will launch the popular Candy Crush game on the mainland in partnership with the game's creator King Digital Entertainment.
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Argentina girl kept years in garage

April 16, 2014 - 9:18pm
Police in Argentina say they have rescued a teenage girl who had been starved, beaten and kept in a garage for nine years by her foster parents.
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