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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- Chad has withdrawn all its peacekeepers from the Central African Republic, an official confirms, after accusations they sided with Muslim rebels.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.
- VIDEO: One-minute World News
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- 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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