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  • Russia in new Ukraine attack threat
  • (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:26:59 GMT)

    Russia will respond to any attack on its interests in Ukraine, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says, drawing a parallel with the 2008 Georgia war. ... Read


  • Hamas-Fatah announce reconciliation
  • (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:34:49 GMT)

    Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas announce a reconciliation deal, saying they will seek to form a unity government in the coming weeks. ... Read


  • Plane search examines coastal debris
  • (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:39:52 GMT)

    Authorities in Australia are looking at material washed ashore to find out if it is related to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. ... Read


  • Obama pledges Japan islands support
  • (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:11:34 GMT)

    US President Barack Obama tells Japan that islands it disputes with China are covered by a bilateral defence treaty, as he begins an Asian tour. ... Read


  • More held in S Korea ferry disaster
  • (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:54:22 GMT)

    Authorities in South Korea arrest four more crew members from the ferry that sank last week and raid the offices of companies linked to its owners. ... Read


  • Iran replaces prison service chief
  • (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:45:59 GMT)

    The head of Iran's prison service is replaced following allegations that political prisoners were beaten by guards at Tehran's Evin jail last week. ... Read


  • Turkey: Armenia killings 'inhumane'
  • (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:22:26 GMT)

    Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan offers condolences for the first time for the mass killings of Armenians under Ottoman rule during WWI. ... Read



  • S Sudan attacks 'an abomination'
  • (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:43:52 GMT)

    The massacre of hundreds of civilians in South Sudan is an "abomination" and a betrayal of the people by their leaders, the White House says. ... Read


  • Myanmar democracy veteran mourned
  • (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:11:19 GMT)

    Hundreds of mourners pay their respects at the funeral of Myanmar pro-democracy veteran Win Tin, who served 19 years in prison for his activism. ... Read


  • Chelsea Manning granted name change
  • (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:51:17 GMT)

    The soldier who leaked US government documents to Wikileaks is granted the right to legally change her name from Bradley to Chelsea. ... Read


  • Amazon and HBO sign streaming deal
  • (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:56:10 GMT)

    US customers of streaming service Amazon Prime will be able to stream such TV shows as The Sopranos and The Wire thanks to a new deal with subscription channel HBO. ... Read


  • NYPD Twitter campaign 'backfires'
  • (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:28:34 GMT)

    Twitter users bombard the New York Police department with images depicting police aggression in the latest social media campaign to go awry. ... Read




  • President Obama: Knuckles lives on
  • (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:07:51 GMT)

    US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have written a letter to the friends and family of the late musician. ... Read


  • Dancer's death sparks Rio clashes
  • (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:40:15 GMT)

    Weeks before the World Cup, deadly clashes break out in the Brazilian city of Rio after the body of a young man is found, allegedly beaten by police. ... Read


  • Bogota mayor Petro reinstalled
  • (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:44:25 GMT)

    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos reinstates the ousted mayor of Bogota, Gustavo Petro, to his post following a court order to that effect. ... Read


  • DR Congo train in deadly derailment
  • (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:18:40 GMT)

    At least 63 people have been killed after a freight train overloaded with passengers derailed in Katanga in south-eastern DR Congo, officials say. ... Read


  • SA row over 'banned' Malema advert
  • (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:29:44 GMT)

    South Africa's public broadcaster says it refused to broadcast an advert from the controversial politician Julius Malema, saying it incited violence. ... Read


  • Everest Sherpas discuss boycott
  • (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:14:30 GMT)

    Sherpa guides in Nepal are meeting climbers at Everest base camp to decide whether to continue ascents after an avalanche on Friday killed 16 of their colleagues. ... Read


  • Pakistan TV station in shooting row
  • (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:55:04 GMT)

    Pakistan's biggest news channel should be shut for airing claims the country's spies were behind an attack on presenter Hamid Mir, the defence ministry says. ... Read


  • EU in slow progress on deficit cuts
  • (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:03:35 GMT)

    EU member countries have cut new government borrowing, but total debt continues to rise, European Commission figures show. ... Read



  • Lebanese MPs fail to elect president
  • (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:27:10 GMT)

    Members of Lebanon's parliament fail to elect a new president at the first attempt before Michel Suleiman's six-year term expires on 25 May. ... Read


  • No UN action on Iran envoy visa ban
  • (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:54:01 GMT)

    A UN committee takes no action against the US refusal to grant a visa to Iran's newly appointed permanent representative in New York. ... Read


  • Three children found dead in London
  • (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:11:21 GMT)

    A woman believed to be the mother of three children who were found dead at a south-west London home is arrested on suspicion of murder. ... Read


  • Duchess of Cornwall's brother hurt
  • (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:44:26 GMT)

    The Duchess of Cornwall's brother, Mark Shand, is taken to New York hospital after sustaining a serious head injury in a fall. ... Read



  • Bank raises UK growth forecast
  • (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:46:02 GMT)

    The Bank of England raises its estimate of economic growth in the first quarter of the year and a CBI survey indicates robust growth in the manufacturing sector. ... Read




  • Real Madrid v Bayern Munich
  • (Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:18:07 GMT)

    Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday's Champions League game between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. ... Read




  • Top Gear 'regrets' Myanmar remark
  • (Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:49:27 GMT)

    The executive producer of Top Gear expresses regret over a "light-hearted" remark on its Burma special that led to the BBC show being accused of racism. ... Read










  • VIDEO: Ferry survivor: 'I tried to save people'
  • (Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:44:44 GMT)

    The number of people known to have died in the South Korean ferry disaster last week has risen to more than 110, with more than 190 passengers still missing, one survivor spoke to the BBC. ... Read













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