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Oil firms to cut hundreds of jobs

March 26, 2015 - 8:07am
Oil giants Shell and Taqa announce plans to cut hundreds of North Sea jobs, citing "challenging" times for the industry.
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Walcott denies bust-up with Wenger

March 26, 2015 - 7:57am
Arsenal's Theo Walcott says he has not had a row with manager Arsene Wenger as he reveals no contract talks are under way.
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Crash pilot 'locked out of cockpit'

March 26, 2015 - 7:36am
One of the two pilots of the plane that crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday was locked out of the cockpit, according to reports.
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Asylum claims 'highest for 22 years'

March 26, 2015 - 7:23am
The UN's refugee agency says the number of refugees seeking asylum in developed countries rose by 45% in 2014, with Germany receiving the most claims.
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Australia beat India to reach final

March 26, 2015 - 7:22am
Australia power into the Cricket World Cup final with a 95-run victory over defending champions India in Sydney.
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Car had a steering problem - Alonso

March 26, 2015 - 7:17am
Fernando Alonso says his pre-season test crash was caused by a steering problem and rejects reports he woke up thinking he was 15.
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France cuts budget deficit target

March 26, 2015 - 6:59am
France cuts its budget deficit target for this year and signals that the economic recovery is gathering pace.
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VIDEO: How pilots operate the cockpit door

March 26, 2015 - 6:37am
Transport correspondent Richard Westcott explains the procedures around pilots entering and leaving the cockpit of a commercial jet.
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UK retail sales up 0.7% in February

March 26, 2015 - 6:35am
UK retail sales grow more strongly than expected, up 0.7% in February from the previous month, helped by the recovery in the housing market.
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Nigerian exodus as election looms

March 26, 2015 - 6:23am
The Christians bussing out in case Nigeria poll turns violent
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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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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.