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17 April 2014 Last updated at 23:43 ET

Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez diesGabriel Garcia Marquez in Mexico City, on March 6, 2014.

The Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, dies in Mexico aged 87, his family says.


This year's BP Portrait Award shortlistBP Portrait Award shortlist unveiled

Three artists are shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award 2014, for work featuring a homeless man, a reluctant mother and a mature fashionista.

George AlagiahGeorge Alagiah treated for cancer

BBC News presenter George Alagiah is diagnosed with bowel cancer and will take a break from broadcasting while he receives treatment.

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