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Jorge Lorenzo celebrated being kept on by Yamaha for next season by winning the Spanish MotoGP at Jerez on Sunday in commanding style to also give himself a special present on the eve of his 28th birthday. The two-time world champion, winning his first MotoGP since the Japanese one last year, came home well clear of world champion Marc Marquez on a Honda delivering a perfect result for former Spanish King Juan Carlos, who was watching from the stands along with 120,000 other spectators. Marquez, who rode here despite a broken pinky finger on his left hand, held off Italian legend and series leader Valentino Rossi, who had the consolation of becoming the first rider to achieve the 200 podium mark -- 15-time world champion and fellow Italian Giacomo Agostini, who was watching from the pits, is next best with 159. Rossi retains the lead in the overall standings, he has 82 points after four races, a 15 point lead over Andrea Dovizioso with Lorenzo and Marquez 20 and 26 points adrift respectively of him.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Sunday that society must "never close its eyes" to anti-Semitism as she joined Holocaust survivors to mark 70 years since the liberation of the former Nazi concentration camp at Dachau. After laying a wreath with a former French deportee, Merkel thanked ageing survivors of the death camp who had travelled to Dachau, northwest of Munich, for sharing their life stories, saying she was "greatly moved" so many had made the journey. American forces liberated the Dachau camp on April 29, 1945 and discovered on arrival the unspeakable horror that had led to the death of around 43,000 people from starvation or disease. Similar 70th anniversary commemorations have taken place at other former camps this year, beginning in January with Auschwitz in what was Nazi-occupied Poland, but Dachau is the only one Merkel has attended.