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'Two months' for Korea ferry salvage
South Korean officials say a rescue operation at the capsized ferry may take two months, as divers battle strong currents to reach the missing.
Ukraine calls Easter truce in east
Ukraine suspends operations against pro-Russian militants occupying government offices in the east over Easter, but the stand-off remains.
Plane search at 'critical juncture'
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.
Syria-held French journalists freed
Four French journalists held captive in Syria for months have been freed and are in "good health", says President Francois Hollande.
Nigeria teacher in seized girls plea
The headmistress of a school in Nigeria calls on the government to do more to save teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants.
Pakistan TV anchor shot in attack
Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan's best known television presenters, is injured in an attack by unidentified gunmen in the southern city of Karachi.
Egypt left-winger to challenge Sisi
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.
Al-Qaeda suspects killed in Yemen
An air strike kills at least 13 suspected al-Qaeda militants in central Yemen, with some reports saying three civilians also died.
Three missing in Everest avalanche
The search resumes for three missing local guides after an avalanche kills 13 Sherpas on the slopes of Mount Everest.
Court order halts Brazil match
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.
Car blast kills two in Bahrain
Two people killed and a third severely wounded after the car they were travelling in exploded in a village near Manama.
UN outrage at South Sudan attack
The UN expresses outrage at a deadly attack on one of its bases in South Sudan, saying it could "constitute a war crime".
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.
VIDEO: World's prettiest Easter eggs?
A Slavic community museum in Germany is keeping alive the traditional craft of Easter egg painting.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Federer beats Djokovic to reach final
Roger Federer reaches his fourth Monte Carlo Masters final with victory over defending champion Novak Djokovic.
Pope leads Good Friday services
Pope Francis highlights the plight of the poor, elderly and abandoned during the Way of the Cross procession in Rome to mark Good Friday.
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.
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.
Man held over NI dissident murder
Police in Northern Ireland arrest a 26-year-old man over the murder of former dissident republican leader Tommy Crossan.
Burnt boy in 'critical condition'
A seven-year-old boy who was badly burnt in an incident in Aberdeen is in a "critical" condition in hospital, police reveal.
US banking giants see mixed results
US banking giant Goldman Sachs reports a drop in net earnings while Morgan Stanley sees profits jump.
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.
Giorgio Armani settles tax dispute
The fashion house Giorgio Armani pays 270m euros (222m; $374m) to the Italian authorities to settle a tax bill.
Hamilton takes stunning pole in China
Lewis Hamilton takes his third pole position in four races with a stunning performance in qualifying at the Chinese Grand Prix.
No way back for Pietersen - Downton
England managing director Paul Downton says there is no chance of a recall for Kevin Pietersen under new coach Peter Moores.
Newcastle United 1-2 Swansea City
Wilfried Bony's stoppage time penalty secures Swansea a late victory against Newcastle at St James' Park.
Kim Novak speaks out over jibes
Vertigo actress Kim Novak says she felt bullied after people attacked her looks at this year's Oscars.
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.
Festival 'lucky' to welcome stars
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.
VIDEO: SpaceX launches station cargo flight
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.
VIDEO: Buttock silicone injections 'lethal'
The BBC's Irene Caselli reports that silicone buttock silicone injections are causing health issues in Venezuela
VIDEO: High security at S Sudan UN camp
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.
VIDEO: Strong quake shakes Mexico City
A powerful earthquake has struck Mexico City, shaking buildings and causing widespread panic.
VIDEO: S Korea families watch dive footage
Divers in South Korea have reached the lower deck of the ferry which sank on Wednesday, glimpsing at what appeared to be several bodies.
VIDEO: Three missing in Everest avalanche
The search resumes for three missing local guides after an avalanche kills 13 Sherpas on the slopes of Mount Everest.
VIDEO: Nigeria 'should do more' on abductions
Nigeria's military has admitted that most of the teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants have not been freed as it earlier stated.
VIDEO: Pakistan library named 'Bin Laden'
An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital Islamabad has renamed its library after the former al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden.
Shannon Airport: A curious history of celebrity visitors
The airport that hosted a roll-call of presidents
Week in pictures: 12-18 April 2014
The best news photographs from around the world
Working Lives: South Africa
Five people discuss their jobs in South Africa
What makes Jerusalem so holy?
What makes Jerusalem so holy to three religions?
Chlorine: From toxic chemical to household cleaner
The element that makes a familiar smell when mixed with urine
Why is Good Friday called Good Friday?
What exactly is 'good' about Good Friday?
Iran killer's reprieve stokes campaign against executions
Killer's reprieve stokes campaign against executions in Iran
Congress' favourite son heading for defeat?
India's Rahul Gandhi faces a tough challenge in India polls
Trouble in paradise for Chile's Easter Island
Easter Island struggles to cope with tourist influx

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