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S Korea leader condemns ferry crew
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:45:06 GMT

South Korean President Park Geun-hye condemns the conduct of some of the crew of the ferry that sank last week, calling it "akin to murder".

MH370 hunt 'still drawing blank'
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:21:49 GMT

A robotic submarine scanning for signs of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is two-thirds through its ocean scan but has yet to find any trace.

Boston set for emotional Marathon
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:01:28 GMT

Boston is set to hold an emotional annual marathon amid high security, a year after bombs near the finish killed three and injured hundreds.

Ukraine probes deaths in tense east
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:16:30 GMT

Ukraine says it will launch an investigation into a fatal shooting in the east of the country which has raised tension with Russia further.

Fresh violence erupts in Venezuela
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 01:46:49 GMT

Fresh violence erupts in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, between police and opponents of President Nicolas Maduro.

Myanmar democracy elder Win Tin dies
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:50:52 GMT

Win Tin, the journalist who helped found Myanmar's pro-democracy movement and served 19 years in prison for his activism, dies at the age of 85.

Iran's Rouhani urges women's rights
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:33:10 GMT

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani urges equal opportunities and rights for women and condemns discrimination in a speech marking Women's Day.

Gibraltar fire hits online gambling
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:02:36 GMT

An explosion and fire on Gibraltar cuts power to much of the British territory and disrupts a number of online betting operations around the world.

Japan's trade deficit quadruples
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:27:38 GMT

Japan's trade deficit quadrupled last month compared to March 2013, as export growth slows and energy imports continue to rise.

Kuwait newspapers ordered to close
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:43:25 GMT

A Kuwaiti judge orders the temporary closure of two independent newspapers for breaking a news blackout about an alleged plot to topple the emir.

Finland air crash kills skydivers
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:04:23 GMT

Eight skydivers on an Easter Sunday jump are killed as their plane crashes near the town of Jamijarvi in Finland.

Egypt's Sisi to face sole poll rival
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:18:41 GMT

Left-winger Hamdeen Sabahi will be the only challenger to ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Egypt's presidential election, as registration ends.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Brazil cars torched in protest
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:43:20 GMT

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pope celebrates Easter Sunday Mass
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:46:21 GMT

Pope Francis celebrates Easter in front of thousands in St Peter's Square, praying for peace in Syria and Ukraine and "an end to all war".

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.

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.

Huge fire on Leeds industrial estate
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:47:57 GMT

A huge fire on an industrial estate in Leeds sends flames and a large plume of smoke up over the city.

Skin cancer rates 'surge since 70s'
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:03:38 GMT

The incidence of the most serious skin cancer is now five times higher than it was in the 1970s, figures show.

Kraft recalls 96,000lb of hot dogs
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:05:02 GMT

Kraft Foods is voluntarily recalling 96,000lb (43,545kg) of its Oscar Mayer hot dogs in the US because they may have been sold in the wrong packaging.

Two government agencies quit CBI
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:35:34 GMT

Scottish government agencies Scottish Enterprise and Visit Scotland quit business lobby organisation CBI after it formally backed the campaign against Scottish independence.

Giorgio Armani settles tax dispute
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:53:07 GMT

The fashion house Giorgio Armani pays 270m euros (£222m; $374m) to the Italian authorities to settle a tax bill.

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.

Third race win a dream - Hamilton
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:49:07 GMT

Lewis Hamilton said it was a "dream" to have won three consecutive races with Mercedes this season.

Everton 2-0 Manchester United
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:38:31 GMT

Goals from Leighton Baines and Kevin Mirallas keep Everton's hopes of a top-four finish alive as they beat Manchester United.

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.

Alagiah thanks viewers for support
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:38:44 GMT

Newsreader George Alagiah says he has been "strengthened" by people's messages after revealing he has bowel cancer.

VIDEO: Ukraine to probe Sloviansk attack
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:21:58 GMT

Ukraine says it will launch an investigation into a fatal shooting in the east of the country which has raised tension with Russia further.

VIDEO: Cubans trace roots to African village
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 06:06:27 GMT

A community in western Cuba has traced songs they sing back to a village in Sierra Leone.

VIDEO: Pakistan anchor attack to be probed
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:58:22 GMT

A special commission is to investigate an attack against a prominent television anchor in Pakistan, the government has announced.

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: Why France is rediscovering tea
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:10:12 GMT

France has been rediscovering a passion for tea, with a recent boom in sales of high-quality scented and non-scented blends.

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: 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.

VIDEO: Three missing in Everest avalanche
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:15:42 GMT

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

Cubans trace roots to remote Sierra Leone village
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 06:31:23 GMT

Cubans trace roots back to remote Sierra Leone village

Did removing lead from petrol spark a decline in crime?
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:05:43 GMT

Did removing lead from petrol spark a decline in crime?

Rare airing for Heller's Catch-22 staging
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:37:48 GMT

The story of Joseph Heller's 'forgotten' Catch-22 theatre script

Invented tradition and the religion of the ancients
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:06:58 GMT

A ritual on the Ganges turns out to be not quite what it seems

Netflix battles for big budget TV
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:23:25 GMT

The battle for exclusive online TV shows

The man who helps Somali firms grow
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:18:13 GMT

The expat investor helping businesses in Somalia

In pictures: Childhood vaccination
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:25:05 GMT

Why immunisation cards are vital for millions

VIDEO: Is this India's first social media election?
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:57:44 GMT

Is this India's first social media election?

Where Wall Street met Silicon Valley
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:12:24 GMT

Two cultures collide at the online retail giant