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  • 'Two months' for Korea ferry salvage
  • (Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:56:29 GMT)

    South Korean officials say a rescue operation at the capsized ferry may take two months, as divers battle strong currents to reach the missing. ... Read


  • Ukraine calls Easter truce in east
  • (Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:41:37 GMT)

    Ukraine suspends operations against pro-Russian militants occupying government offices in the east over Easter, but the stand-off remains. ... Read


  • Plane search at 'critical juncture'
  • (Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:37:18 GMT)

    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. ... Read


  • Syria-held French journalists freed
  • (Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:19:16 GMT)

    Four French journalists held captive in Syria for months have been freed and are in "good health", says President Francois Hollande. ... Read


  • Nigeria teacher in seized girls plea
  • (Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:12:20 GMT)

    The headmistress of a school in Nigeria calls on the government to do more to save teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants. ... Read


  • Pakistan TV anchor shot in attack
  • (Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:32:17 GMT)

    Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan's best known television presenters, is injured in an attack by unidentified gunmen in the southern city of Karachi. ... Read


  • Egypt left-winger to challenge Sisi
  • (Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:22:12 GMT)

    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. ... Read


  • Al-Qaeda suspects killed in Yemen
  • (Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:33:37 GMT)

    An air strike kills at least 13 suspected al-Qaeda militants in central Yemen, with some reports saying three civilians also died. ... Read


  • Three missing in Everest avalanche
  • (Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:48:34 GMT)

    The search resumes for three missing local guides after an avalanche kills 13 Sherpas on the slopes of Mount Everest. ... Read


  • Court order halts Brazil match
  • (Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:47:19 GMT)

    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. ... Read


  • Car blast kills two in Bahrain
  • (Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:32:29 GMT)

    Two people killed and a third severely wounded after the car they were travelling in exploded in a village near Manama. ... Read


  • Holy Fire celebrated in Jerusalem
  • (Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:22:48 GMT)

    Thousands of Christian worshippers celebrate Easter's Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. ... Read


  • Prince re-signs with 'slave' label
  • (Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:49:23 GMT)

    Pop star Prince signs a major deal with Warner Bros Records, the label he famously fell out with nearly 20 years ago. ... Read



  • US 'delays' Keystone XL decision
  • (Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:20:31 GMT)

    The US state department gives federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL oil pipeline before determining whether to issue a permit. ... Read


  • Obama signs UN envoy visa ban law
  • (Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:19:22 GMT)

    President Barack Obama signs into law a measure that would bar entry to any UN ambassador whom the US says has engaged in "terrorist activity". ... Read


  • Tributes for Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • (Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:16:11 GMT)

    Presidents and fellow writers pay tribute to Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez ,who has died in Mexico aged 87. ... Read


  • Mexico shaken by powerful earthquake
  • (Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:44:18 GMT)

    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. ... Read


  • UN outrage at South Sudan attack
  • (Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:35:58 GMT)

    The UN expresses outrage at a deadly attack on one of its bases in South Sudan, saying it could "constitute a war crime". ... Read


  • Algeria's president gets fourth term
  • (Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:54:31 GMT)

    Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, wins a fourth term in office taking more than 81% of the vote. ... Read


  • Pakistan library named 'Bin Laden'
  • (Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:37:12 GMT)

    An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital renames its library after Osama Bin Laden, the slain al-Qaeda leader. ... Read




  • Pope leads Good Friday services
  • (Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:55:54 GMT)

    Pope Francis highlights the plight of the poor, elderly and abandoned during the Way of the Cross procession in Rome to mark Good Friday. ... Read


  • Bomb kills at least 14 in Syria
  • (Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:49:32 GMT)

    At least 14 people are killed after a car bomb explodes in a government-controlled area of the besieged Syrian city of Homs. ... Read


  • US freeing Iran funds as deal 'kept'
  • (Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:30:38 GMT)

    The United States is to release frozen Iranian funds, saying Tehran has kept commitments made under an interim deal over its nuclear programme. ... Read


  • Man held over NI dissident murder
  • (Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:08:26 GMT)

    Police in Northern Ireland arrest a 26-year-old man over the murder of former dissident republican leader Tommy Crossan. ... Read


  • Burnt boy in 'critical condition'
  • (Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:59:48 GMT)

    A seven-year-old boy who was badly burnt in an incident in Aberdeen is in a "critical" condition in hospital, police reveal. ... Read



  • Weibo shares surge on US debut
  • (Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:10:20 GMT)

    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. ... Read



  • Hamilton takes stunning pole in China
  • (Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:05:38 GMT)

    Lewis Hamilton takes his third pole position in four races with a stunning performance in qualifying at the Chinese Grand Prix. ... Read


  • No way back for Pietersen - Downton
  • (Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:23:22 GMT)

    England managing director Paul Downton says there is no chance of a recall for Kevin Pietersen under new coach Peter Moores. ... Read




  • Easter funeral for Peaches Geldof
  • (Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:04:22 GMT)

    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. ... Read


  • Festival 'lucky' to welcome stars
  • (Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:50:41 GMT)

    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. ... Read


  • VIDEO: SpaceX launches station cargo flight
  • (Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:55:06 GMT)

    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. ... Read



  • VIDEO: High security at S Sudan UN camp
  • (Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:48:25 GMT)

    South Sudan's government has sent troops to provide security at a United Nations base where at least 48 people were killed in an attack. ... Read


















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