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VIDEO: 'Everyone is in a state of shock'

March 25, 2015 - 5:44pm
A ski patroller from a resort two kilometres from the site of the Germanwings crash tells the BBC the region is shocked by the crash.
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Kraft shares soar on Heinz merger

March 25, 2015 - 5:37pm
Kraft Foods Group shares jump 35% after an announcement that the firm will merge with tomato ketchup maker Heinz.
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Alps air crash 'killed three Britons'

March 25, 2015 - 5:15pm
At least three Britons died in the Alps air crash that killed 150 people, UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.
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VIDEO: Nigeria elections: A tale of two hats

March 25, 2015 - 5:10pm
Peter Okwoche asked the people of Port Harcourt which candidate - and their hat - they will choose.
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Ebola 'more deadly' in young children

March 25, 2015 - 5:09pm
Ebola is more deadly for young children than adults, an analysis in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests.
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Nasdaq sheds 2.4% as US markets slide

March 25, 2015 - 4:46pm
The main US share indexes all fell on Wednesday, with the technology-focused Nasdaq sustaining the heaviest losses.
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Rose withdraws from England squad

March 25, 2015 - 4:45pm
Tottenham defender Danny Rose pulls out of the England squad to face Lithuania and Italy due to injury.
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Australia's Norfolk Island faces fight for independence

March 25, 2015 - 4:16pm
Australia's Norfolk Island faces losing independence, but not without a fight
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Taliban-swap US soldier charged

March 25, 2015 - 4:11pm
Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, the US soldier held by the Taliban in Afghanistan for five years before a controversial prisoner swap, is charged with desertion.
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Yemen president flees rebel advance

March 25, 2015 - 3:40pm
Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Hadi flees his palace in Aden as Houthi forces advance on the city, with reports of fighting on the outskirts.
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VIDEO: Grief in Spain at student plane deaths

March 25, 2015 - 3:08pm
The German victims of the Alps air crash included 16 pupils returning from an exchange trip in Spain.
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Charles Taylor to stay in UK jail

March 25, 2015 - 2:40pm
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor is ordered to serve the rest of his jail term in the UK, after losing a request to be transferred to Rwanda.
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Three Americans among Alps crash dead

March 25, 2015 - 2:39pm
Three Americans died in the Alps air crash that killed 150 people, the US state department has confirmed.
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Life sentences for torture in Chad

March 25, 2015 - 2:39pm
A court in Chad sentences to life in prison seven ex-policemen for torture committed during the rule of ousted President Hissene Habre.
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Saints' Forster ruled out for season

March 25, 2015 - 2:28pm
Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster will miss the rest of the season after having surgery on a knee injury.
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Facebook Messenger lets apps plug in

March 25, 2015 - 2:24pm
Facebook opens up its Messenger app to accept posts from other photo, video, audio and Gif-based social networks.
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Nigeria denies 500 children abducted

March 25, 2015 - 1:50pm
Nigeria's government denies that militant Islamists abducted 500 children from a town in the north-east, saying the number is lower.
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Cameron apology over infected blood

March 25, 2015 - 1:27pm
Prime Minister David Cameron apologises on behalf of the British government to victims of the contaminated blood scandal.
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Skrtel banned for three matches

March 25, 2015 - 1:04pm
Martin Skrtel has his appeal against a violent conduct charge rejected by the FA and will serve a three-game suspension.
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VIDEO: Thousands queue for Lee Kuan Yew

March 25, 2015 - 1:04pm
Singaporeans have been queuing for up to eight hours to view the body of the former prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, which lies in state in the city's Parliament House.
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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.