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Ferry transcript reveals crew panic
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:05:21 GMT - The last communications between the South Korean ferry that sank on Wednesday and traffic services reveal panic and indecision by the crew.
Russian outrage at Ukraine killing
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:29:49 GMT - The Russian foreign ministry expresses outrage at a fatal shooting incident in eastern Ukraine which it blames on Ukrainian nationalists.
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:51:06 GMT - Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the US boxer whose wrongful conviction for murder caused an international outcry, dies aged 76.
Hostage reporters 'chained' in Syria
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:11:44 GMT - Four French journalists who spent 10 months in captivity in Syria were chained to each other and kept in basements without light, one recounts.
Abdullah 'extends Afghan poll lead'
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:27:40 GMT - Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has extended his lead over his rival Ashraf Ghani, latest results from the presidential polls suggest.
Algeria militants kill 14 soldiers
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:36:05 GMT - Islamist militants kill 14 Algerian soldiers in an ambush on a military convoy in mountains east of the capital Algiers.
IPL investigative panel appointed
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:51:22 GMT - India's cricket board appoints a three-member investigative panel to look into allegations of corruption in the Indian Premier League.
Yemen drone strike kills militants
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:33:17 GMT - A drone attack in south Yemen has killed at least three suspected al-Qaeda fighters, defence officials and local tribal chiefs say.
Everest avalanche search abandoned
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:17:43 GMT - The search for three Sherpa guides, missing after an avalanche on Mount Everest killed 13 of their colleagues, is called off.
VIDEO: Pro-Russians 'shot dead in Ukraine'
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:28:54 GMT - Russian media is reporting that up to 5 people were killed after gunmen attacked a checkpoint manned by pro-Russian activists near Sloviansk.
VIDEO: Baby prince meets a Bilby at the zoo
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:51:06 GMT - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge continued their royal tour of Australia with a tour of Taronga Zoo accompanied by their son Prince George.
VIDEO: Pope prays for Syria and Ukraine
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:50:56 GMT - The pope has prayed for an end to conflicts around the world including in Syria and Ukraine, in his Easter address.
VIDEO: One-minute World News
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:48:10 GMT - Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
VIDEO: Pakistan protest over shot journalist
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:05:06 GMT - Media workers across Pakistan have held angry protests after a leading journalist was shot and wounded on Saturday.
VIDEO: Christians mark Easter in tense Ukraine
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:03:23 GMT - Orthodox Christians in Ukraine are celebrating Easter although the situation in the country remains unstable.
VIDEO: Syria-held French journalists freed
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:08:22 GMT - Four French journalists held captive in Syria for almost a year have been freed.
VIDEO: Rio Olympics: Reason to be concerned
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:56:42 GMT - The president of the International Olympic Committee says “there is reason to be concerned” about preparations for the Rio Olympics.
Stars read leaked Tarantino script
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:22:44 GMT - Samuel L Jackson, Bruce Dern and Michael Madsen join Quentin Tarantino for a live reading of a leaked, unproduced film script.
Jack White cuts single in four hours
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:35:32 GMT - Jack White records and cuts a single in four hours, and claims a world record has been broken.
US banking giants see mixed results
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:34:30 GMT - US banking giant Goldman Sachs reports a drop in net earnings while Morgan Stanley sees profits jump.
Two government agencies quit CBI
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:35:34 GMT - Scottish government agencies Scottish Enterprise and Visit Scotland have quit business lobby organisation CBI after it formally backed the campaign against Scottish independence.
German media boss criticises Google
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:20:24 GMT - In an open letter to Google's Eric Schmidt the boss of German publishing firm Axel Springer says it is afraid of the search giant.
Lavabit loses contempt appeal
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:37:07 GMT - A US appeals court upholds a contempt of court ruling against the secure email service provider Lavabit used by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Crouching Tiger prequel set to shoot
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:09:20 GMT - A prequel to Oscar-winning martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will begin filming later this year.
Paolo Nutini sets 2014 sales record
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:01:28 GMT - Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini tops the charts with Caustic Love, which becomes the fastest-selling album of the year.
Ancient life 'frozen' by impacts
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:54:53 GMT - Ancient grasses from the Pampas of Argentina were preserved when asteroids struck the area, scientists report.
SpaceX launches station cargo flight
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:06:02 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.
Foreign doctors 'need tougher tests'
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:03:35 GMT - Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to bring them in line with UK standards, a study says.
Sensors to prevent pain for amputees
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:41:59 GMT - Researchers have developed a new type of pressure sensor - dubbed a "second skin" - which they say could prevent dangerous sores.
Norwich City 2-3 Liverpool
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:35:18 GMT - Liverpool open up a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League after a hard-fought win over relegation-battling Norwich.
Shannon Airport: A curious history of celebrity visitors
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:26:49 GMT - Shannon Airport in the Irish Republic has long been the unlikely host to celebrities and US presidents making the transatlantic crossing, writes Christine Finn.
How 420 became code for marijuana
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:22:46 GMT - The number 420 has become a popular code for marijuana. Where does the term come from and why did it catch on, asks Aidan Lewis.
Nigeria teacher in seized girls plea
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:26:13 GMT - The headmistress of a school in Nigeria calls on the government to do more to save teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants.
Japan to base troops near islands
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:29:15 GMT - Japan begins building a military radar station near the Senkaku islands, focus of a bitter territorial row with China, which calls them the Diaoyus.
Wawrinka takes Monte Carlo title
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:48:32 GMT - Stanislas Wawrinka beats fellow Swiss Roger Federer to win the first Masters 1000 title of his career in Monte Carlo.
Colombia to honour Garcia Marquez
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:41:56 GMT - Colombia announces its own ceremony to honour author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who was cremated in Mexico, where he lived for more than 30 years.
UN envoy and Israel in access row
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:08:38 GMT - The UN envoy to the Middle East accuses Israel of blocking his way to an Easter ceremony in Jerusalem, as Israel questions his judgement.
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.
Wilshaw takes charge of Trojan Horse
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:58:40 GMT - Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw is to take personal charge of the watchdog's investigation into claims that a number of schools in Birmingham have been taken over by Muslim hardliners.
Archbishop highlights suffering
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:56:03 GMT - The Archbishop of Canterbury highlights the suffering of people in conflicts around the world during his Easter Sunday sermon.
Queen portrait released for birthday
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:02:28 GMT - A portrait of the Queen by celebrated British photographer David Bailey is released to mark the monarch's 88th birthday.
Quango chair resigns over bankruptcy
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:13:52 GMT - A businessman appointed by the prime minister to head a multibillion-pound quango steps down after it was revealed that he was bankrupt.
Day in pictures: 16 April 2014
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:54:07 GMT - News photos from past 24 hours: 16 April
In pictures: South Korea ferry sinks
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:43:18 GMT - Passenger ferry in South Korea capsizes
In pictures: Chile fire rages on
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:41:57 GMT - Huge fire in the Chilean city of Valparaiso
Day in pictures: 15 April 2014
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:01:43 GMT - News photos from past 24 hours: 15 April
In pictures: Nigeria bus blast
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:53:51 GMT - Aftermath of a bomb blast in Abuja
In pictures: Royals tour New Zealand
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:20:01 GMT - Duke and Duchess in New Zealand and Australia
Day in pictures: 14 April 2014
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:16:33 GMT - News photos from past 24 hours: 14 April
Your pictures: Growth
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:09:39 GMT - Readers' photos on the theme of "growth"
France's silent tea revolution
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:10:58 GMT - France falls back in love with tea - but don't expect a British cuppa
Chlorine: From toxic chemical to household cleaner
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:26:03 GMT - The element that makes a familiar smell when mixed with urine
In pictures: Easter celebrations
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:46:57 GMT - Images from around the world as Christians mark Easter Sunday
Why big buttocks can be bad for your health
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:16:23 GMT - Why budget buttock ops can be bad for your health
Hacking the instrument of the future
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:22:37 GMT - Sleep-deprived coders enjoy an epic adventure
Entrepreneurs' highs and lows
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:13:13 GMT - Some of the UK's biggest entrepreneurs share their stories
Your pictures: South Africa
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:27:54 GMT - Readers' photos on the theme of South Africa
Flying the flag for county pride
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:21:43 GMT - Preserving the identities of England's counties

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