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BBC Election debate draws 4.3 million

April 17, 2015 - 7:18am
More than four million tune into the BBC's televised election debate, more than two million short of the previous debate on ITV.
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Men fined for burning marsupial

April 17, 2015 - 7:04am
Two French tourists who filmed themselves burning an endangered quokka in Australia are given a fine for animal cruelty.
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Record £6bn order for Rolls-Royce

April 17, 2015 - 7:00am
Rolls-Royce receives its largest order to date, worth £6.1bn ($9.2bn), to supply engines for Emirates airline A380 planes.
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US schools seek Apple iPad refunds

April 17, 2015 - 6:59am
Schools in Los Angeles seek refunds from Apple and others over a $1.3bn (£870m) iPad-based education project that has gone awry.
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Jobless total lowest since July 2008

April 17, 2015 - 6:58am
UK unemployment has fallen to its lowest rate since July 2008, official figures have shown.
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US troops to train Ukraine army

April 17, 2015 - 5:30am
About 300 US paratroopers arrive in western Ukraine to train with Ukrainian forces - a move condemned by Russia.
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Greece police break up Athens sit-in

April 17, 2015 - 5:28am
Police end a 19-day sit-in by anti-establishment protesters at Athens University, hours after clashes with protesters in the city.
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Tories push Miliband over SNP 'deal'

April 17, 2015 - 5:24am
David Cameron urges Ed Miliband to rule out co-operating with the SNP, after the Labour leader rejects any coalition deal during Thursday's TV debate.
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McCoy horse out of Scottish National

April 17, 2015 - 5:06am
AP McCoy's intended Scottish Grand National mount Benvolio is declared a non-runner for Saturday's race at Ayr.
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Phelps claims win on return from ban

April 17, 2015 - 4:30am
Michael Phelps beats Ryan Lochte to win the 100m butterfly in his first race back from suspension.
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Branagh unveils new theatre company

April 17, 2015 - 4:30am
Sir Kenneth Branagh is setting up a theatre company, with Dame Judi Dench, Rob Brydon and Lily James among stars set to perform in a season of plays.
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IMF praises UK economic strategy

April 17, 2015 - 4:11am
The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, endorses the UK coalition government's economic strategy, during a meeting in Washington.
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VIDEO: Antigua PM on cricket's economic boon

April 17, 2015 - 4:07am
Prime Minister of Antigua Gaston Browne tells BBC Sport's Joe Wilson the first Test Match between West Indies and England is of ''significant'' benefit to Antigua's economy.
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Miliband and Sturgeon clash in debate

April 17, 2015 - 4:06am
Labour's Ed Miliband clashes with Nicola Sturgeon in the latest televised election debate after the SNP leader says she would only support him if he could show he was "better than the Tories".
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Shock exit for National Theatre boss

April 17, 2015 - 3:47am
Tessa Ross steps down as chief executive of the National Theatre just six months into the job.
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China 'building runway in Spratlys'

April 17, 2015 - 3:36am
Satellite images show China is making progress on building an airstrip on a reef in disputed territory in the South China Sea, a report says.
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VIDEO: Freedoms and fears of the Uighurs

April 17, 2015 - 3:23am
The BBC looks at why some Uighur communities can live freely in Kazakhstan, while others could never do so in China.
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Fewer drivers punished for mobile use

April 17, 2015 - 3:17am
The number of drivers given penalty points for using mobile phones at the wheel fell by 24% last year in England and Wales, police figures suggest.
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Kashmiri separatist leader arrested

April 17, 2015 - 3:06am
Police in Indian-administered Kashmir arrest a prominent separatist leader who they say has been responsible for encouraging his supporters to wave Pakistan flags in the valley.
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Japan and Australia lead Asia losses

April 17, 2015 - 2:48am
Asian shares were ending the week mixed after a lacklustre lead from Wall Street following disappointing economic data.
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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.