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Search for S Korea ferry passengers
Emergency services continue to search overnight for almost 300 people unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people sank off South Korea.
Ukraine military column 'disarmed'
Ukraine's defence ministry says six of its armoured vehicles have been seized by pro-Russian militants, amid mounting tension in eastern Ukraine.
Birth of 'new Saturn moon' witnessed
Scientists say they have discovered what could be the birth of a new moon in the rings of Saturn.
Reeva Steenkamp shot in 'rapid fire'
The girlfriend of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius was shot in quick succession, a forensics expert says, contradicting police ballistics testimony.
Pakistan Taliban end ceasefire
The Pakistani Taliban say they will not extend a ceasefire with the government announced last month, but will remain committed to peace talks.
Head of oldest African park shot
The Belgian director of Africa's oldest national park - Virunga in the Democratic Republic of Congo - is shot and wounded in an ambush.
'Last' Chadian soldier leaves CAR
Chad has withdrawn all its peacekeepers from the Central African Republic, an official confirms, after accusations they sided with Muslim rebels.
Search after Nigeria school kidnap
The Nigerian military joins the search for at least 100 teenage girls abducted from a school in the remote northeast.
MtGox exchange put in administration
The Bitcoin exchange MtGox has been placed in administration by a Japanese court and it is expected that bankruptcy proceedings will be started.
Jordan 'targets vehicles from Syria'
Jordanian warplanes have targeted and destroyed several vehicles trying to cross the border from Syria, the Jordanian military says.
EU approves alien species blacklist
The European Parliament has approved new legislation to stem the spread of invasive species such as "killer" shrimp or Japanese knotweed.
UN mulls medal for peacekeepers
The UN Security Council hears a proposal to create a medal for bravery in UN peacekeeping, to be named after a Senegalese soldier who saved lives during the Rwandan genocide.
VIDEO: Abducted Nigerian girls still missing
Security forces in Borno State in Nigeria are searching for 100 teenage girls abducted by suspected members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
VIDEO: Clashes erupt at al-Aqsa mosque
Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli riot police near the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.
AUDIO: 'Walter White got me a prom date'
Breaking Bad fan Stefan Montana explains how he got the show's star, Bryan Cranston, to help him secure a prom date.
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VIDEO: Royal joke on baby prince's first word
The Duke of Cambridge has described Australia as a "beacon of confidence" as he and his family began the next leg of their Antipodean tour.
VIDEO: The end of the beard is nigh
The end of the beard is nigh - not according to fashion stylists, but to evolutionary biologists.
VIDEO: Dig seeks identity of dead boys
A University of South Florida anthropologist seeks to return remains of boys who died at a state reform school to their relatives.
VIDEO: How do you kill a 'killer shrimp'?
The BBC's Claire Marshall hunts the invasive killer shrimp, which is threatening British fish stocks.
William praises Australia on visit
The Duke of Cambridge brands Australia a "beacon of confidence" as he and his family begin the next leg of their Antipodean tour.
Beard trend 'guided by evolution'
The boom and bust of men's beard fashions may mirror Darwinian selection, scientists say.
China's 7.4% growth beats forecast
China's economy expanded by 7.4% in the first quarter of the year, better than expected but down from 7.7% at the end of 2013.
Legal costs hit Bank of America
Bank of America reports a $276m first-quarter loss, after taking into account a $6bn charge for mortgage-related legal matters.
Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor hacked
German security researchers say that a spoof fingerprint can be used to unlock Samsung's new handset and steal money.
Bungie 'fires' Halo games composer
The composer of the music featured in the original Halo video games says his job has been "terminated without cause" by developer Bungie.
Paul Weller family win Mail damages
Rock star Paul Weller wins £10,000 for his children after their pictures were "plastered" on the Mail Online.
Men 'giving up' books to go online
A new study finds men prefer to watch film adaptations than read the original book, with 30% admitting they have not read a book since school.
EU Sentinel returns first images
The first images come back from the radar satellite launched as part of the European Union's new flagship Earth-observation project.
Early air points to cold, dry Mars
Scientists have worked out the characteristics of the air on Mars 3.6 billion years ago.
Sensors to prevent pain for amputees
Researchers have developed a new type of pressure sensor - dubbed a "second skin" - which they say could prevent dangerous sores.
Glaxo 'paid Polish doctors bribes'
UK drug company GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors, BBC Panorama discovers.
Kroos 'won't join Man Utd this year'
Manchester United target Toni Kroos will remain with Bayern Munich "until at least 2015", according to his agent.
A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia
A photographer recently snapped perhaps the only girl in the world learning to hunt with a golden eagle.
How to move a T-Rex dinosaur
One of the most complete tyrannosaurus skeletons ever found is being moved from Montana to Washington DC. There, hundreds of millions of people will eventually be able to view it.
Remittance fees 'hurt Africans'
Communities in sub-Saharan Africa are being "hurt" by high fees charged by money transfer operators, charity Comic Relief says.
Mini-sub continues search for plane
A robotic submarine continues its search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on the seabed of the southern Indian Ocean.
Court clears ex-Anglo bank boss
The former chairman of Anglo Irish bank has been found not guilty of illegally supporting the bank's share price, the jury continues to deliberate in the case against two others.
Venezuela rejects protest amnesty
The Venezuelan government says it will not grant jailed opposition leaders an amnesty at talks aimed at ending anti-government protests.
Mid-East peace talks meeting delayed
A meeting between Palestinian and Israeli peace negotiators has been postponed in the wake of a killing of an Israeli in the West Bank.
Bloomberg in $50m push for gun laws
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces a $50m (£30m) election year push for stricter gun laws across the US.
Wage rises catch up with inflation
After nearly six years of falling real wages, rises in weekly earnings have finally caught up with inflation, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Two killed in M26 five-vehicle crash
Two people die in a five-vehicle crash which closed the M26 in both directions.
Former Co-op boss faces drug charges
Paul Flowers, the former chairman of the Co-operative Bank and ex-Methodist Church minister, is charged with three counts of drug possession.
Tesco announces 6% fall in profit
UK supermarket giant Tesco announces a 6% fall in annual group trading profit to £3.3bn, the second year that profits have fallen.
In pictures: South Korea ferry sinks
Passenger ferry in South Korea capsizes
Your pictures: South Africa
Readers' photos on the theme of "South Africa"
In pictures: Chile fire rages on
Huge fire in the Chilean city of Valparaiso
Day in pictures: 15 April 2014
News photos from past 24 hours: 15 April
In pictures: Nigeria bus blast
Aftermath of a bomb blast in Abuja
In pictures: Royals tour New Zealand
Duke and Duchess in New Zealand and Australia
Day in pictures: 14 April 2014
News photos from past 24 hours: 14 April
Your pictures: Growth
Readers' photos on the theme of "growth"
VIDEO: The Spanish hamlet being given away for free
The abandoned hamlet its mayor wants to give away
Uplifting letters of hope sent to children of Syria
Children's uplifting letters of hope to homeless Syrians
Exhuming remains at Florida school
Who was buried behind a boys' school in Florida?
Czech bottle-boat inventors crave the sea
Landlocked Czechs build boat from bottles
On a hill, in sight of Europe
Trying to get into Europe from Morocco
Iran execution stopped at last minute
Dramatic public hanging stopped at last minute
How 3D is changing the shape of lessons
How 3D printing is changing the shape of lessons
Day in pictures: 16 April 2014
The best news photos from around the world during the past 24 hours
Sweet or sour? Duping our taste buds
Would this dessert taste different on a black plate?
India's politicians aren't listening to women
Why women have remained marginal in Indian politics
Syria: Report shows how foreign fighters use social media
Report shows how foreign fighters in Syria are using social media

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