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Anger erupts over Korea ferry rescue
Families of passengers on a sunken South Korean ferry protest angrily over the rescue operation, scuffling with police on Jindo island.
Easter messages show Ukraine divide
Orthodox Easter messages from patriarchs in Kiev and Moscow reflect Ukraine's deep divide, as a tense stand-off continues in the east.
French hostages home from Syria
Four French journalists released after 10 months in captivity in Syria arrive back in France.
Brazil cars torched in protest
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.
Japan to base troops near islands
Japan begins building a military radar station near the Senkaku islands, focus of a bitter territorial row with China, which calls them the Diaoyus.
UN envoy and Israel in access row
The UN envoy to the Middle East accuses Israel of blocking his way to an Easter ceremony in Jerusalem, as Israel questions his judgement.
William and Kate at Easter service
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend an Easter Sunday church service in Sydney as part of their tour of Australia and New Zealand.
Iran condemns US skyscraper seizure
Iran condemns a decision by the US to seize a Manhattan high-rise belonging to a charitable foundation and sell proceeds to victims of attacks by Iran-backed militants.
'Dozens die' in S Sudan cattle raid
Dozens of people are killed in a cattle raid in a remote herders' camp in South Sudan's northern Warrap state, local officials say.
Injured Djokovic out for 'some time'
World number two Novak Djokovic says he needs to let his injured wrist heal after losing to Roger Federer in Monte Carlo.
Colombia to honour Garcia Marquez
Colombia announces its own ceremony to honour author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who was cremated in Mexico, where he lived for more than 30 years.
VIDEO: Prominent Pakistan journalist shot
Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan's most prominent television personalities, has been shot and wounded in the city of Karachi.
VIDEO: Baby prince meets a Bilby at the zoo
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge continued their royal tour of Australia with a tour of Taronga Zoo accompanied by their son Prince George.
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VIDEO: Christians mark Easter in tense Ukraine
Orthodox Christians in Ukraine are celebrating Easter although the situation in the country remains unstable.
VIDEO: Syria-held French journalists freed
Four French journalists held captive in Syria for almost a year have been freed.
VIDEO: Rio Olympics: Reason to be concerned
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
The search resumes for three missing local guides after an avalanche kills 13 Sherpas on the slopes of Mount Everest.
VIDEO: Strong quake shakes Mexico City
A powerful earthquake has struck Mexico City, shaking buildings and causing widespread panic.
VIDEO: Greek skies light up for Easter
Rival parishes on the Greek island of Chios have marked the evening before Orthodox Easter - by firing hundreds of rockets at each other's churches.
Mother tells of lion park ordeal
A mother tells of her family's lucky escape after their car caught fire in the lion enclosure at Longleat Safari Park.
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.
German media boss criticises Google
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
A US appeals court upholds a contempt of court ruling against the secure email service provider Lavabit used by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
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.
Kim Novak speaks out over jibes
Vertigo actress Kim Novak says she felt bullied after people attacked her looks at this year's Oscars.
Ancient life 'frozen' by impacts
Ancient grasses from the Pampas of Argentina were preserved when asteroids struck the area, scientists report.
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.
Foreign doctors 'need tougher tests'
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
Researchers have developed a new type of pressure sensor - dubbed a "second skin" - which they say could prevent dangerous sores.
Mourinho 'congratulates' referee Dean
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho 'congratulates' Mike Dean after the Blues' title bid was dented by a loss to Sunderland.
How 420 became code for marijuana
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.
The spooky world of the 'numbers stations'
This is the era of hyper-tech espionage, encrypted emails and mindboggling cryptography. But you can hear a very old-fashioned form of espionage on shortwave radio.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Archbishop to highlight suffering
The Archbishop of Canterbury is to highlight the suffering of people in conflicts around the world during his Easter Sunday sermon.
Charities chief warns of extremism
Islamic extremism is the "most deadly" threat to charities in England and Wales, says William Shawcross, chairman of the Charity Commission.
Quango chair resigns over bankruptcy
A businessman appointed by the prime minister to head a multibillion-pound quango steps down after it was revealed that he was bankrupt.
Teachers warn of CCTV intrusion
Teachers are warning that CCTV safety cameras are being misused by senior staff as a way of spying on lessons.
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