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Jon Benjamin has worked for the Foreign Office for 26 years

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Britain's Ambassador to Chile has been forced into issuing a grovelling apology after posting a derogatory football tweet about Argentinians and the Falklands War.

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A stunning image of a spiral shell of cosmic dust and gas around a red giant star was captured by astronomers using the world's highest terrestrial telescope.

<b>11. LIONEL MESSI </b><br/>
<b>Total earnings: </b>£24.9 million <br/>
<b>Salary/winnings: </b>£12.7 million <br/>
<b>Endorsements: </b>£12.2 million <br/>
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