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UK to train 'moderate Syria forces'

March 26, 2015 - 6:14am
Britain to provide military training to "Syrian moderate opposition forces", Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says
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Fifty Shades director quits sequels

March 26, 2015 - 5:17am
Sam Taylor-Johnson, the director of adult drama Fifty Shades of Grey, will not direct its planned two sequels.
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Easyjet raises profits forecast

March 26, 2015 - 4:57am
Easyjet raises its profit forecast because of the weakening euro and lower oil price.
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Asia markets spooked by tech sell-off

March 26, 2015 - 4:55am
Asian shares fall as investors are rattled by weak US economic data and a sharp sell-off in technology shares on Wall Street.
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Wada boss laments Armstrong 'ambush'

March 26, 2015 - 4:11am
Lance Armstrong should avoid "ambushing" the Tour de France by taking part in a charity ride, says a Wada chief.
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Thursday's gossip column

March 26, 2015 - 3:47am
Bale to remain in Spain, Liverpool and Manchester United target Barca defender, plus more.
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Alonso cleared for racing return

March 26, 2015 - 3:40am
McLaren's Fernando Alonso is cleared by doctors to return to racing for this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix.
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Deadly Vietnam scaffold collapse

March 26, 2015 - 2:04am
At least 14 workers are killed and about 30 are injured when scaffolding collapses at a building site in Vietnam's Ha Tinh province.
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Flooding hits Chile desert region

March 26, 2015 - 1:49am
Flash floods in one of the driest regions in the world - Chile's Atacama desert - leave two people dead and 24 missing, officials say.
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Australia murderer guilty of rapes

March 26, 2015 - 1:13am
An Australian man jailed for the rape and murder of Irish woman Jill Meagher is convicted of three more rapes, officials reveal.
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China ex-police boss held for murder

March 26, 2015 - 1:11am
A retired police chief from China's autonomous Inner Mongolia region is formally arrested on suspicion of murder, state media report.
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VIDEO: Mothers 'desperate' at Myanmar court

March 25, 2015 - 11:59pm
Sixty-five students and activists have appeared in court in connection with the violent end to a demonstration two weeks ago in Myanmar.
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'Unhealthiest High Streets' revealed

March 25, 2015 - 10:55pm
Preston tops a league table of the UK's "unhealthiest High Streets" according to the Royal Society for Public Health.
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Deadly tornado rips through Oklahoma

March 25, 2015 - 10:50pm
At least one person is killed and several others are injured after a tornado roared through the city of Tulsa in the US state of Oklahoma.
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VIDEO: Video shows US police beating driver

March 25, 2015 - 10:44pm
A video of Inkster police officers brutally beating a man has been causing outrage in the US.
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Beating prompts protests in Michigan

March 25, 2015 - 10:18pm
Protesters in the US state of Michigan demand that two white two policemen be fired after a video aired showing them beating a black suspect.
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DNA of 'an entire nation' assessed

March 25, 2015 - 9:54pm
The genetic code of "an entire nation" has effectively been deduced, say researchers in Iceland.
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Why I am ashamed to be a man in Afghanistan

March 25, 2015 - 9:16pm
Afghan lynching triggers one man's guilt
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Hamas rocket attacks 'war crimes'

March 25, 2015 - 9:11pm
Rocket and mortar attacks by Palestinian militant groups during last summer's conflict in Gaza amounted to war crimes, Amnesty International says.
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HMRC 'failing to check tax reliefs'

March 25, 2015 - 8:12pm
The UK's tax authority has been accused by MPs of failing to properly monitor the system of tax reliefs.
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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.