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Ukrainian troops in Mariupol, 17 Apr 14 Putin cautious on force in Ukraine

Russia's President Putin says he hopes he will not have to exercise his "right" to send troops into Ukraine, as crisis talks are held with Western leaders in Geneva.

In this undated photo provided by the South Dakota Attorney Generals Office, Cheryl Miller"s driver"s license is seen Girls missing since 1971 found dead

The human remains found in a car discovered in a drought-parched South Dakota creek last year were two girls who disappeared in 1971, officials say.

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China sales fall hits Remy Cointreau Remy Martin cognac

French spirits firm Remy Cointreau says operating profits will fall by up to 40% after a crackdown by China on extravagant spending hits sales.

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Bale targets Real Madrid treble Gareth Bale & Luka Modric

Gareth Bale wants to win the treble with Real Madrid after scoring a "really special" winner in the Copa del Rey final.

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Art work Belfast art: Off the wall

Better known for its artistry in shipbuilding, Northern Ireland’s capital is shifting its creative focus - from unconventional street art to modern sculptures.

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Methane hydrate 'Fire ice' - an energy game changer?

Enormous deposits of an energy source known as fire ice could be the key to energy independence - but extracting it from the ocean floor is costly and difficult.

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What do the similarities in kids’ movies reveal about cinema - and us? Director Mark Cousins talks about his latest project, A Story of Children and Film.

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