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Jeremy Clarkson dropped from Top Gear

March 25, 2015 - 12:09pm
Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson will not have his contract renewed after the BBC concludes an investigation into his "fracas" with a producer.
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Leaders visit Alps plane crash site

March 25, 2015 - 11:46am
The German, French and Spanish leaders visit the site in the French Alps where a Germanwings plane crashed, killing all 150 people on board.
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VIDEO: Who's in charge in Yemen? In 90 secs

March 25, 2015 - 11:26am
The political situation in Yemen is one of the most confusing in the Middle East. Here's a 90-second guide to the key players in the country's current unrest.
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Ruling on Kercher murder delayed

March 25, 2015 - 11:07am
Italy's top court delays a decision on whether to uphold the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher.
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Red Bull's Newey accused of lying

March 25, 2015 - 10:32am
Renault chief Cyril Abiteboul accuses Red Bull's Adrian Newey of lying after he blamed the car's problems on the engine.
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Ukraine arrests at cabinet meeting

March 25, 2015 - 10:30am
Two senior Ukrainian officials are arrested during a televised cabinet meeting, as part of an anti-corruption crackdown.
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Nigeria shuts borders ahead of polls

March 25, 2015 - 10:19am
Nigeria orders the closure of land and sea borders to prevent foreigners from voting in Saturday's tightly contested elections, a minister says.
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Pietersen completes Surrey deal

March 25, 2015 - 9:56am
Kevin Pietersen rejoins Surrey for the 2015 season as he steps up his bid to earn an England recall.
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Russia's Nemtsov memorial vandalised

March 25, 2015 - 9:56am
Vandals attack a Moscow memorial to murdered Russian politician Boris Nemtsov, with an obscure nationalist group claiming responsibility.
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VIDEO: Welcoming cyclists in Johannesburg

March 25, 2015 - 9:45am
Pitching the cycle against the car as Johannesburg tries to encourage commuters to switch from driving to cycling.
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Day in pictures: 25 March 2015

March 25, 2015 - 9:44am
A selection of striking images from around the world
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Elephants rescue lorry in Louisiana

March 25, 2015 - 9:41am
A pair of elephants helped prevent a lorry, stuck in a muddy lay-by, from overturning in the US state of Louisiana.
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China rejects call to free activists

March 25, 2015 - 9:24am
China rejects calls from foreign governments to release five women's rights activists who have spent nearly three weeks in detention.
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Controversial Gatlin gets Nike deal

March 25, 2015 - 9:10am
Sprinter Justin Gatlin, who has served two doping bans, signs a lucrative deal with Nike, while Tyson Gay is also set to wear the kit.
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VIDEO: Crowe on film, football and Top Gear

March 25, 2015 - 8:52am
Russell Crowe, who is making his directorial debut with The Water Diviner, talks about his career, his love for Leeds United, and Top Gear.
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England not good enough, says Corry

March 25, 2015 - 8:51am
Former England captain Martin Corry supports RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie's criticism of their Six Nations performance.
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Disputed painting confirmed as Monet

March 25, 2015 - 8:33am
A painting of a haystack is confirmed to be a Monet, after scientists use a special camera to uncover his signature.
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Radiohead album preserved by Congress

March 25, 2015 - 7:59am
Radiohead's seminal album OK Computer is one of 25 recordings to be preserved by the US Library of Congress.
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No shame over suicide bid - Carlisle

March 25, 2015 - 7:25am
Former Burnley and QPR defender Clarke Carlisle says he feels "no shame" about his recent suicide attempt.
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VIDEO: Passengers' mixed emotions in Barcelona

March 25, 2015 - 7:24am
Passengers preparing to board Wednesday's Germanwings flight to Duesseldorf from Barcelona, have mixed feelings.
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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.