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Nicolas Sarkozy’s centre-right party scored a crushing victory in French local elections tonight, strengthening the former president’s chances of a comeback in 2017

Nicolas Sarkozy’s centre-right party scored a crushing victory in French local elections tonight, strengthening the former president’s chances of a comeback in 2017.

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Steven Fletcher scores the second goal for Scotland

The Scotland manager, Gordon Strachan, admitted Gibraltar made his life a “misery” after shocking the hosts with their first ever competitive goal on Sunday.

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Searchers work to collect debris and find the second black box at the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320 in the French Alps, 29 March 2015

Forensic teams working on the site of the Germanwings crash may already have recovered the body of suspected killer co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, as it emerged that a road is being built to the remote location in the French Alps.

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Arab League leaders including (from left to right): Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, Kuwait's Emir Sheik Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Saudi King Salman, second and Yemeni President Abdel Rabbo Mansour Hadi, right

World leaders meeting in Egypt have agreed to the creation of a joint Arab military force to face the modern "challenges" of the Middle East.

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Andreas Lubitz runs the Airport Race half marathon in Hamburg on 13 September 2009

The Germanwings co-pilot who is believed to have deliberately crashed his plane into the French Alps made repeated efforts to get the captain to leave him alone in the cockpit, it emerged today.

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Australia are world champions for the fifth time. Their long, rarely interrupted dominance  of the one-day game was reaffirmed in the most emphatic fashion with irresistible fast bowling of the highest class.

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Officials say Andreas Lubitz was suffering from a 'serious psychosomatic illness'

The co-pilot who deliberately caused Germany’s worst post-war air disaster was suffering from a “serious psychosomatic illness” and had sought treatment for vision problems that could have ended his flying career, officials close to the inquiry and police investigating the Germanwings plane crash revealed yesterday.

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There are now more than three million people in “severe problem debt”

Britons are struggling with debt in unprecedented numbers, according to a report published this week.

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Derbyshire Royal Infirmary has now been largely demolished

The NHS is set to sell off or redevelop land and property worth billions of pounds to help pay off its growing deficit and bring about a radical transformation of the way healthcare is delivered.

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Amanda Knox speaks at her parents’ home in Seattle on Friday, flanked by her fiancé, Colin Sutherland, and her mother, Edda Mellas

The lawyer representing the family of the murdered 21-year-old Meredith Kercher said yesterday that there was a “great sense of bitterness” over the decision of an Italian court to absolve definitively Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of a role in the killing.

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Nigel Farage's party has seen a tricky couple of weeks

Nigel Farage has admitted he “doesn’t listen to music, watch TV or read” as he prepared to launch Ukip’s general election campaign on Monday.

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File photo of the then-Senate Democratic leader Teresa Fedor

An Ohio politician was interrupted by laughter from opposing party members during an impassioned speech in which she revealed that she had been raped.

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Karl Henry of QPR signs autographs for fans

“I’m OK for now. Don’t really want to get too heavily involved in politics at the minute,” Joey Barton replied last week when I asked him if he would be willing to discuss the subject, because of the territory we are now entering. Your heart sinks at moments like that but who could really blame him, considering what happened when he put his head above the parapet a few months ago?

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Chris Smalling

Chris Smalling has indicated he wants to remain at Manchester United amid speculation he could be the subject of a summer bid from Arsenal.

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Putin told the Arab League that international military intervention was not the way to solve the world's conflicts

Vladimir Putin has said Russia will fight for an independent Palestinian state, and called for the issues of the Middle East to be resolved through peaceful means.

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Gareth Bale

Chelsea are reportedly readying a £75m offer for Gareth Bale that could trigger Real Madrid to sell the Wales international.

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Campaigners protest at the Faslane naval base on the Clyde, home of the Trident Submarine fleet, in March 2007

Foreign students have been banned from learning about nuclear, biological and chemical warfare at UK universities over security concerns, it has been revealed.

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There is more than just pride and a reputation to uphold motivating Louis van Gaal to push his team into the top four - according to reports he's also personally set to pocket £1m if Manchester United qualify for the Champions League.

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Glenn Maxwell’s 102 off 53 balls against England epitomised why this World Cup has been such a big hit

On the eve of the World Cup final, the culmination of a tournament which has been a resounding triumph, the captain of Australia came riding to the rescue. The seventh cavalry could learn a thing or two from Michael Clarke.

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England prop Joe Marler described the final day of this year's Six Nations as unforgettable

The headline in The Independent on Sunday read “The Greatest Day” and a week later that still seems about right. Seven hours of spellbinding Six Nations rugby culminated in an extraordinary match between England and France, the like of which Twickenham had never seen before. By the end England had won 55-35, but fallen six points short of the margin of victory they needed to take the title. For those watching it was  unforgettable: a match for the ages. But what of those playing? Joe Marler, England’s increasingly impressive young loose-head prop (he of the Dickensian look and broad Sussex burr), witnessed the whole event at close quarters. For him, too, it was unforgettable. This is his day.