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No way back for Pietersen - Downton

April 19, 2014 - 8:23am
England managing director Paul Downton says there is no chance of a recall for Kevin Pietersen under new coach Peter Moores.
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China win is mine to lose - Hamilton

April 19, 2014 - 7:25am
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton admits he starts Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix as strong favourite after qualifying on pole position.
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Moores named as new England coach

April 19, 2014 - 6:57am
Lancashire coach Peter Moores will lead England for a second time, succeeding Andy Flower who resigned in January.
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VIDEO: SpaceX launches station cargo flight

April 19, 2014 - 6:55am
US company SpaceX launches its latest re-supply mission to the International Space Station, sending up a Dragon freighter to rendezvous with the orbiting platform on Sunday.
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‘Sorry’ ferry captain tells of delay

April 19, 2014 - 6:12am
The captain of the capsized South Korean ferry delayed the evacuation fearing passengers would "drift away", as divers see bodies inside.
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Burnt boy in 'critical condition'

April 19, 2014 - 5:59am
A seven-year-old boy who was badly burnt in an incident in Aberdeen is in a "critical" condition in hospital, police reveal.
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Ukraine calls Easter truce in east

April 19, 2014 - 5:41am
Ukraine suspends operations against pro-Russian militants occupying government offices in the east over Easter, but the stand-off remains.
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Al-Qaeda suspects killed in Yemen

April 19, 2014 - 5:33am
An air strike kills at least 13 suspected al-Qaeda militants in central Yemen, with some reports saying three civilians also died.
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Three missing in Everest avalanche

April 19, 2014 - 3:48am
The search resumes for three missing local guides after an avalanche kills 13 Sherpas on the slopes of Mount Everest.
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VIDEO: Buttock silicone injections 'lethal'

April 19, 2014 - 3:44am
The BBC's Irene Caselli reports that silicone buttock silicone injections are causing health issues in Venezuela
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Plane search at 'critical juncture'

April 19, 2014 - 3:37am
The search area for the missing Malaysian plane has narrowed and will be at "a critical juncture" in the next two days, says the transport minister.
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Westwood lead cut to one in Malaysia

April 19, 2014 - 3:23am
Lee Westwood's four-shot halfway lead is cut to a single stroke after round three of the Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur.
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Hamilton takes stunning pole in China

April 19, 2014 - 3:05am
Lewis Hamilton takes his third pole position in four races with a stunning performance in qualifying at the Chinese Grand Prix.
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VIDEO: Kate tries out fighter jet in Australia

April 19, 2014 - 2:47am
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit an air base in Queensland on day four of their tour of Australia.
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Ricciardo fastest in wet practice

April 19, 2014 - 12:15am
Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo sets the pace during an inconclusive wet final practice at the Chinese Grand Prix.
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Dissident republican death condemned

April 19, 2014 - 12:04am
The fatal shooting of prominent dissident republican Tommy Crossan is condemned by Northern Ireland's first and deputy first ministers as detectives continue to investigate.
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Court order halts Brazil match

April 18, 2014 - 10:47pm
A Brazilian second division football game is abandoned after 16 minutes, with one team saying they now have a court order to play in the top division.
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Mexico shaken by powerful earthquake

April 18, 2014 - 9:44pm
A 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits states in south and west Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital, but there are no reports of casualties or damage.
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VIDEO: Strong quake shakes Mexico City

April 18, 2014 - 9:43pm
A powerful earthquake has struck Mexico City, shaking buildings and causing widespread panic.
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UN outrage at South Sudan attack

April 18, 2014 - 9:35pm
The UN expresses outrage at a deadly attack on one of its bases in South Sudan, saying it could "constitute a war crime".
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