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Alonso quickest in China practice

Thu, 2014-04-17 19:57
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso welcomes his new team principal to Formula 1 by setting the pace in first practice at the Chinese Grand Prix.

VIDEO: 'Most Earth-like planet yet' found

Thu, 2014-04-17 19:39
A planet that is close in size to the Earth and that could hold water on its surface has been identified by the Kepler telescope.

Chick knit plea response 'fantastic'

Thu, 2014-04-17 19:23
An online appeal by a Manchester children's hospice for knitted chicks boosts its flock to an "unexpected" more than 6,300.

Ancient life 'frozen' by impacts

Thu, 2014-04-17 17:54
Ancient grasses from the Pampas of Argentina were preserved when asteroids struck the area, scientists report.

Rob Ford launches re-election bid

Thu, 2014-04-17 17:06
Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford kicks off his re-election campaign at an event his brother calls "history in the making".

Peru evacuates Ubinas volcano area

Thu, 2014-04-17 16:36
The authorities in Peru say they are evacuating 4,000 people living near the Ubinas volcano, in the south of the country, because of increased activity.

10 sartorial moments that tell us a lot about politics

Thu, 2014-04-17 16:33
10 sartorial moments that reveal the superficiality of politics

Algeria votes on Bouteflika's future

Thu, 2014-04-17 16:15
Algerians have voted in elections in which incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, is seeking a fourth term.

Ex-BP worker fined over shares trade

Thu, 2014-04-17 16:10
A BP employee who oversaw the cleanup of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 agrees to settle a charge of insider trading.

Missing prisoner alert took 20 hours

Thu, 2014-04-17 16:05
Police admit they were "slow off the mark" in alerting the public that a convicted robber serving eight years, had failed to return to an open prison in Suffolk.

In Pictures: Great North Passion

Thu, 2014-04-17 15:48
Artists customise 12 shipping containers to tell Easter story

Quiz of the week's news

Thu, 2014-04-17 15:42
The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

Freeman 'welcomed' Fargo freeze

Thu, 2014-04-17 15:42
Sherlock star braves the cold for Fargo TV series

Rape accused boy, 14, due in court

Thu, 2014-04-17 15:39
A boy of 14 accused of raping a 10-year-old girl on disused land in Shrewsbury, is due to appear in court later.

Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies

Thu, 2014-04-17 15:30
The Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, dies in Mexico aged 87, his family says.

VIDEO: The book shop on a boat

Thu, 2014-04-17 15:27
The bookshop on a barge that travels the canal system

How 420 became code for marijuana

Thu, 2014-04-17 15:22
The number 420 has become a popular code for marijuana. Where does the term come from and why did it catch on, asks Aidan Lewis.

What makes Jerusalem so holy?

Thu, 2014-04-17 15:18
What makes Jerusalem so holy to three religions?

VIDEO: 'He really was a one-off'

Thu, 2014-04-17 15:11
Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died in Mexico aged 87, in paying tribute author Ian McEwan described him as a 'one-off'.

Weather blights S Korea ferry search

Thu, 2014-04-17 15:09
Bad weather, murky water and strong currents are hampering the search for more than 270 people missing after a South Korean ferry sank.

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