Sunday 29 March 2015
 
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India's Saina now world's favourite

India's Saina Nehwal will replace Olympic champion Li Xuerui as the women's world number one badminton player, ending China's stranglehold at the top of the rankings. China have long dominated the women's game and the last non-Chinese to be world number one was De

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‘Full of joy’

Amanda Knox talks to the press surrounded by family outside her mother's home in Seattle, Washington on March 27. Knox she was "full of joy" following her acquittal by Italy's top court for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher. Reuters/Jason Redmond  

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Escape route

Guests make their ways to the roof as they escape from Maka Al-Mukarama hotel during an attack by Somali Islamist group al Shabaab in Mogadishu on March 27.  Islamist militants blasted their way into a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, killing at least seven people a

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Colourful independence

Military fighter planes fly over during a parade to mark the 70th anniversary of Armed Forces Day in Myanmar's capital Naypyitaw, March 27. The parade commemorates the day when independence hero General Aung San gave the command to the units of the independence army to launch nation-wide re

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Battling a fire

Firefighters battle a fire at the site of a residential apartment building collapse and fire in New York City's East Village neighborhood, March 26. Four apartment buildings in New York's East Village neighborhood caught fire from an apparent gas explosion on Thursday and three collapse

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Royal pose

Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik and his wife Crown Princess Mary pose for photos in front of Tokyo Tower as they take a boat trip in Tokyo Bay for briefing on preparations for the Olympic Games in 2020 in Tokyo March 27. The Danish royal couple is in Japan on three-day visit as part of a la

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Helicopter exercise

Soldiers descend from a helicopter during a parade to mark the 70th anniversary of Armed Forces Day in Myanmar's capital Naypyitaw, March 27. The parade commemorates the day when independence hero General Aung San gave the command to the units of the independence army to launch nation-wide

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Eat, pray soccer

Students do morning exercises with soccer balls on a playground at a primary school in Linhai, Zhejiang province, China on March 26. Reuters/China Daily  

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Top Gun

Iraqi Defence Minister Khaled Al-Obeidi sits in the Sukhoi Su-25 aircraft at an air base in Baghdad on March 26. Coalition and Iraqi planes struck a sprawling complex of palaces in the city of Tikrit on Thursday where Islamic State militants have been holding out for more than three weeks. Iraq

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Deep dazzle

A woman displays a 100.20-carat diamond ring at a pre-auction viewing at Sotheby's in Los Angeles, California on March 25. Sotheby's says the ring is expected to sell for $19-25 million. Reuters/Lucy Nicholson  

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