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Ferry disaster captain 'arrested'
The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank earlier this week leaving hundreds of people missing has been arrested, Yonhap news agency says.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:44 GMT)

Kiev reaches out to eastern rebels
Ukraine's interim authorities appeal for unity, promising to meet some demands of pro-Russian protesters occupying buildings in the east.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:38:01 GMT)

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

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.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:57:44 GMT)

Everest avalanche kills 12 guides
At least 12 local guides have been killed after an avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest, officials in Nepal say.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:08:34 GMT)

Tributes for Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Presidents and fellow writers pay tribute to Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez ,who has died in Mexico aged 87.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:16:11 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)

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)

One fifth of China soil contaminated
Almost a fifth of China's soil is contaminated, an official study released by the government has shown.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:06:26 GMT)

Gul rules out Erdogan job swap
President Abdullah Gul of Turkey appears to rule out a Russian-style job swap with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan when his term ends later this year.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:55:39 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)

Larrazabal stung by hornets in Malaysia
Pablo Larrazabal is repeatedly stung by a swarm of hornets at the Malaysian Open, where Lee Westwood leads by four shots.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:42:39 GMT)

Gold found in Indian man's stomach
A stack of 12 bars of gold were recovered from the stomach of a businessman in the Indian capital, Delhi, a surgeon treating him tells the BBC.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:51:01 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)

US freeing Iran funds as deal 'kept'
The United States is to release frozen Iranian funds, saying Tehran has kept commitments made under an interim deal over its nuclear programme.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:30:38 GMT)

Brazilian police end strike over pay
Police in the state of Bahia in Brazil vote to end a two-day strike which prompted the deployment of federal troops to restore order on the streets.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:53:14 GMT)

Salsa legend Cheo Feliciano dies
Puerto Rican salsa singer and composer Cheo Feliciano dies in a car crash in his native island aged 78.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:09:03 GMT)

Nigeria schoolgirls 'still missing'
Nigeria's military rows back on an earlier statement that most of the teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants had been freed.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:49:55 GMT)

ICC calls Kenya Ruto trial witnesses
The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague summons reluctant witnesses to testify at the trial of Kenya's Vice-President William Ruto.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:22:12 GMT)

Japan to launch Pacific whale hunt
Japan says it will catch fewer whales in the Pacific this year after a court banned its whaling off Antarctica.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:32:09 GMT)

China jails corruption activists
China jails four more activists linked to the Xu Zhiyong-founded New Citizens' Movement, which seeks government transparency.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:10:45 GMT)

Top aide to French president resigns
A close aide to French President Francois Hollande resigns following allegations he had a conflict of interest in a previous post.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:51:40 GMT)

Charges over Todd cyber-bullying
A man is charged in the Netherlands in connection with the suicide of Canadian teenager Amanda Todd, who killed herself after cyber bullying.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:09:40 GMT)

Bomb kills at least 14 in Syria
At least 14 people are killed after a car bomb explodes in a government-controlled area of the besieged Syrian city of Homs.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:49:32 GMT)

Fresh Syria gas attack alleged
Activists in Syria have published what they say is evidence of a chlorine gas attack by government forces - the fourth, they say, this month.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:40:07 GMT)

Republican shot dead in west Belfast
A prominent dissident republican, Tommy Crossan, has been shot dead in west Belfast.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:01:41 GMT)

Boy in hospital with severe burns
A seven-year-old boy is taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after an incident involving petrol left him with severe burns.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:52:42 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)

Ex-BP worker fined over shares trade
A BP employee who oversaw the cleanup of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 agrees to settle a charge of insider trading.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:10:09 GMT)

Moores to be new England coach
Peter Moores is to be named England coach for a second time, BBC Sport understands.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:09:19 GMT)

I deserve more recognition - Toure
Manchester City's Yaya Toure thinks he is not regarded as one of the best players on the planet because he is from Africa.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:36:26 GMT)

New Ferrari boss upbeat for future
Ferrari will do "whatever is needed" to return to the top of Formula 1, according to their new team principal.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:21:46 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)

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)

VIDEO: Tree topples as strong winds hit NZ
Footage has emerged of a tropical storm in New Zealand blowing down a large tree as the remnants of Cyclone Ita swept through the city of Nelson.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:13:05 GMT)

VIDEO: World's prettiest Easter eggs?
A Slavic community museum in Germany is keeping alive the traditional craft of Easter egg painting.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:09:40 GMT)

VIDEO: Volcano spews ash in Peru
Four thousand people living near Peru's most active volcano Ubinas are being evacuated from their homes.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:25:50 GMT)

VIDEO: Anxious time for Syria's Christians
Around the world Christians are marking Holy Week in the run up to Easter, but for Syria's Christians, it is also an anxious time as the country's war drags on into a fourth year.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:23:39 GMT)

VIDEO: 'We want to be part of Russia'
The BBC's Natalia Antelava visits a camp site of the self-declared people's Republic of Donetsk.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:24:18 GMT)

VIDEO: Everest avalanche kills at least 12
An avalanche on Mount Everest has left at least 12 Sherpa guides dead and is thought to be the deadliest climbing tragedy on the mountain.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:13:05 GMT)

VIDEO: Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies
Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died in Mexico aged 87.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:42:08 GMT)

VIDEO: 'Most Earth-like planet yet' found
A planet that is close in size to the Earth and that could hold water on its surface has been identified by the Kepler telescope.
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:39:18 GMT)

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

Why is Good Friday called Good Friday?
What exactly is 'good' about Good Friday?
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:03:18 GMT)

VIDEO: A day in the life of the BBC in Ukraine
James Reynolds records team's day in eastern Ukraine
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:11:21 GMT)

Iran killer's reprieve stokes campaign against executions
Killer's reprieve stokes campaign against executions in Iran
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:27:57 GMT)

Congress' favourite son heading for defeat?
India's Rahul Gandhi faces a tough challenge in India polls
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:20:34 GMT)

Trouble in paradise for Chile's Easter Island
Easter Island struggles to cope with tourist influx
(Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:02:14 GMT)

How 420 became code for marijuana
Why cannabis smokers love the number 420
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:22:46 GMT)

Sydney airport go-ahead
Economic gold or nightmare reality?
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:00:00 GMT)

Alfa Romeo plots a US comeback
After 20 years, Alfa Romeo returns to the US
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:06:51 GMT)

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