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Novice 'steered South Korea ferry'
The South Korean ferry that sank on Wednesday was steered by a ship's mate unfamiliar with the waters where the accident occurred, officials say.
(Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:48:00 GMT)

Easter messages show Ukraine divide
Orthodox Easter messages from patriarchs in Kiev and Moscow reflect Ukraine's deep divide, as a tense stand-off continues in the east.
(Sun, 20 Apr 2014 01:44:02 GMT)

UN envoy and Israel in Easter row
The UN envoy to the Middle East accuses Israel of blocking his way to an Easter ceremony in Jerusalem, as Israel questions his judgement.
(Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:08:38 GMT)

Syria-held French journalists freed
Four French journalists held captive in Syria for months have been freed and are in "good health", says President Francois Hollande.
(Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:42:33 GMT)

Easter deaths spark Brazil protests
Residents of a poor community near Rio de Janeiro torch vehicles in protest at the deaths of two young men in incidents involving the police.
(Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:43:20 GMT)

Japan to base troops near Senkakus
Japan begins building a military radar station near the Senkaku islands, focus of a bitter territorial row with China, which calls them the Diaoyus.
(Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:29:15 GMT)

Iran condemns US skyscraper seizure
Iran condemns a decision by the US to seize a Manhattan high-rise belonging to a charitable foundation and sell proceeds to victims of attacks by Iran-backed militants.
(Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:05:03 GMT)

Pakistan TV anchor shot in attack
Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan's best known television presenters, is injured in an attack by unidentified gunmen in the southern city of Karachi.
(Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:32:17 GMT)

Nigeria teacher in seized girls plea
The headmistress of a school in Nigeria calls on the government to do more to save teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants.
(Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:26:13 GMT)

'Dozens die' in S Sudan cattle raid
Dozens of people are killed in a cattle raid in a remote herders' camp in South Sudan's northern Warrap state, local officials say.
(Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:37:15 GMT)

Colombia to honour Garcia Marquez
Colombia announces its own ceremony to honour author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who was cremated in Mexico, where he lived for more than 30 years.
(Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:41:56 GMT)

Plane search at 'critical juncture'
The search area for the missing Malaysian plane has narrowed and will be at "a critical juncture" in the next two days, says the transport minister.
(Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:37:18 GMT)

VIDEO: Greek skies light up for Easter
Rival parishes on the Greek island of Chios have marked the evening before Orthodox Easter - by firing hundreds of rockets at each other's churches.
(Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:07:41 GMT)

Prince re-signs with 'slave' label
Pop star Prince signs a major deal with Warner Bros Records, the label he famously fell out with nearly 20 years ago.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:49:23 GMT)

US 'delays' Keystone XL decision
The US state department gives federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL oil pipeline before determining whether to issue a permit.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:20:31 GMT)

Calgary killing suspect's dad speaks
The father of a man suspected of stabbing to death five people in the Canadian city of Calgary says his son was a "great kid" with a bright future.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:39:25 GMT)

Mexico shaken by powerful earthquake
A 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits states in south and west Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital, but there are no reports of casualties or damage.
(Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:44:18 GMT)

Court order halts Brazil match
A Brazilian second division football game is abandoned after 16 minutes, with one team saying they now have a court order to play in the top division.
(Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:47:19 GMT)

Egypt left-winger to challenge Sisi
Egyptian left-winger Hamdeen Sabahi submits his official bid to run for president, the only challenger so far to ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
(Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:22:12 GMT)

Algeria's president gets fourth term
Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, wins a fourth term in office taking more than 81% of the vote.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:54:31 GMT)

Three missing in Everest avalanche
The search resumes for three missing local guides after an avalanche kills 13 Sherpas on the slopes of Mount Everest.
(Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:48:34 GMT)

Pakistan library named 'Bin Laden'
An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital renames its library after Osama Bin Laden, the slain al-Qaeda leader.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:37:12 GMT)

Federer beats Djokovic to reach final
Roger Federer reaches his fourth Monte Carlo Masters final with victory over defending champion Novak Djokovic.
(Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:03:39 GMT)

Pope leads Good Friday services
Pope Francis highlights the plight of the poor, elderly and abandoned during the Way of the Cross procession in Rome to mark Good Friday.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:55:54 GMT)

Al-Qaeda suspects killed in Yemen
An air strike kills at least 13 suspected al-Qaeda militants in central Yemen, with some reports saying three civilians also died.
(Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:33:37 GMT)

Car blast kills two in Bahrain
Two people killed and a third severely wounded after the car they were travelling in exploded in a village near Manama.
(Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:32:29 GMT)

Archbishop to highlight suffering
The Archbishop of Canterbury is to highlight the suffering of people in conflicts around the world during his Easter Sunday sermon.
(Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:07:26 GMT)

Charities chief warns of extremism
Islamic extremism is the "most deadly" threat to charities in England and Wales, says William Shawcross, chairman of the Charity Commission.
(Sun, 20 Apr 2014 01:25:05 GMT)

US banking giants see mixed results
US banking giant Goldman Sachs reports a drop in net earnings while Morgan Stanley sees profits jump.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:34:30 GMT)

Weibo shares surge on US debut
Shares in China's largest Twitter-like service, Weibo, went up by almost 20% on the first day of its listing in the US, despite a disappointing start.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:10:20 GMT)

Giorgio Armani settles tax dispute
The fashion house Giorgio Armani pays 270m euros (£222m; $374m) to the Italian authorities to settle a tax bill.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:53:07 GMT)

Chelsea 1-2 Sunderland
Bottom club Sunderland earn a stunning win at Chelsea that dents the Blues' title hopes and gives Liverpool a major boost.
(Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:03:27 GMT)

No way back for Pietersen - Downton
England managing director Paul Downton says there is no chance of a recall for Kevin Pietersen under new coach Peter Moores.
(Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:23:22 GMT)

China win is mine to lose - Hamilton
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton admits he starts Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix as strong favourite after qualifying on pole position.
(Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:25:38 GMT)

Kim Novak speaks out over jibes
Vertigo actress Kim Novak says she felt bullied after people attacked her looks at this year's Oscars.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:07:13 GMT)

Easter funeral for Peaches Geldof
Peaches Geldof's funeral is to be held on Easter Monday at the church where she was married and her mother's funeral held, her family says.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:04:22 GMT)

Festival 'lucky' to welcome stars
Organisers of the Hay Festival of literature say they are "incredibly lucky" to welcome big names such as Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher as part of the line-up for this years event.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:50:41 GMT)

VIDEO: Prominent Pakistan journalist shot
Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan's most prominent television personalities, has been shot and wounded in the city of Karachi.
(Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:36:54 GMT)

VIDEO: Syria-held French journalists freed
Four French journalists held captive in Syria for almost a year have been freed.
(Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:08:22 GMT)

VIDEO: SpaceX launches station cargo flight
US company SpaceX launches its latest re-supply mission to the International Space Station, sending up a Dragon freighter to rendezvous with the orbiting platform on Sunday.
(Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:55:06 GMT)

VIDEO: Buttock silicone injections 'lethal'
The BBC's Irene Caselli reports that silicone buttock silicone injections are causing health issues in Venezuela
(Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:44:13 GMT)

VIDEO: S Korea families watch dive footage
Divers in South Korea have reached the lower deck of the ferry which sank on Wednesday, glimpsing at what appeared to be several bodies.
(Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:43:45 GMT)

VIDEO: Three missing in Everest avalanche
The search resumes for three missing local guides after an avalanche kills 13 Sherpas on the slopes of Mount Everest.
(Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:15:42 GMT)

VIDEO: Nigeria 'should do more' on abductions
Nigeria's military has admitted that most of the teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants have not been freed as it earlier stated.
(Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:07:54 GMT)

VIDEO: Pakistan library named 'Bin Laden'
An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital Islamabad has renamed its library after the former al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:11:54 GMT)

Why big buttocks can be bad for your health
Why budget buttock ops can be bad for your health
(Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:16:23 GMT)

France's silent tea revolution
France falls back in love with tea - but don't expect a British cuppa
(Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:10:58 GMT)

Hacking the instrument of the future
Sleep-deprived coders enjoy an epic adventure
(Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:22:37 GMT)

Your pictures: South Africa
Readers' photos on the theme of South Africa
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:27:54 GMT)

Shannon Airport: A curious history of celebrity visitors
The airport that hosted a roll-call of presidents
(Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:26:49 GMT)

Week in pictures: 12-18 April 2014
The best news photographs from around the world
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:01:46 GMT)

Working Lives: South Africa
Five people discuss their jobs in South Africa
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:49:37 GMT)

Chlorine: From toxic chemical to household cleaner
The element that makes a familiar smell when mixed with urine
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:26:03 GMT)

What makes Jerusalem so holy?
What makes Jerusalem so holy to three religions?
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:18:45 GMT)

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