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Freed journalists with President Hollande and Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius at Villacoublay air base on 20 April 2014 Hostage reporters 'chained' in Syria

Four French journalists who spent 10 months in captivity in Syria were chained to each other and kept in basements without light, one recounts.

Pope Francis leads Easter Mass on 20 April 2014 Pope celebrates Easter Sunday Mass

Tens of thousands of people pack St Peter's Square at the Vatican for an Easter Mass led by Pope Francis.


Mourinho 'congratulates' referee Dean Jose Mourinho restrains Rui Faria as Mike Dean looks on

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho 'congratulates' referee Mike Dean after the Blues' title bid was dented by a loss to Sunderland.

Formula 1

Chinese Grand Prix Chinese GP

Live text and audio coverage of the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai, where Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton has won.


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Haute holiday: Where the rich go Haute holiday: Where the rich go

The wealthy don’t vacation like the rest of us. Five spots on their must-go list


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Pariss is the new Tesla Pariss is the new Tesla

A radical electric sports car from France is ready for prime time


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Baby Why all babies love peekaboo

It is a game played over the world, crossing language and cultural barriers - and importantly, it never gets old. Why is it so universal and why do babies love it?

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A Chanel handbag Chanel, Hermes, Prada and more

Designer bags are a must-have for many fashionable females - but they come at a high price. BBC Capital found some little-known ways to score a deal.

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Living and working in South Africa Working and living in South Africa

The BBC's Lerato Mbele meets five very different people - from a tour guide to a farmer - to hear what life is like in the African country.


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