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Anger over 'slow' Korea ferry rescue
Families of passengers on a sunken South Korean ferry protest angrily over the rescue operation, scuffling with police on Jindo island.
Russian outrage at Ukraine killing
The Russian foreign ministry expresses outrage at a fatal shooting incident in eastern Ukraine which it blames on Ukrainian nationalists.
Hostage reporters 'chained' in Syria
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
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".
Hamilton eases to victory in China
Lewis Hamilton takes a dominant victory in the Chinese GP to win three consecutive races for the first time in his career.
Algeria militants 'kill 11 soldiers'
Islamist militants have killed 11 Algerian soldiers in an ambush on a patrol in mountains east of the capital Algiers, security sources say.
Everest avalanche search abandoned
The search for three Sherpa guides, missing after an avalanche on Mount Everest killed 13 of their colleagues, is called off.
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.
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.
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.
VIDEO: Pro-Russians 'shot dead in Ukraine'
Russian media is reporting that up to 5 people were killed after gunmen attacked a checkpoint manned by pro-Russian activists near Sloviansk.
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.
VIDEO: Pope prays for Syria and Ukraine
The pope has prayed for an end to conflicts around the world including in Syria and Ukraine, in his Easter address.
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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: 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.
Stars read leaked Tarantino script
Samuel L Jackson, Bruce Dern and Michael Madsen join Quentin Tarantino for a live reading of a leaked, unproduced film script.
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.
US banking giants see mixed results
US banking giant Goldman Sachs reports a drop in net earnings while Morgan Stanley sees profits jump.
Two government agencies quit CBI
Scottish government agencies Scottish Enterprise and Visit Scotland have quit business lobby organisation CBI after it formally backed the campaign against Scottish independence.
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.
Jack White cuts single in four hours
Jack White records and cuts a single in four hours, and claims a world record has been broken.
Alagiah thanks viewers for support
Newsreader George Alagiah says he has been "strengthened" by people's messages after revealing he has bowel cancer.
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.
Norwich City 2-3 Liverpool
Liverpool open up a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League after a hard-fought win over relegation-battling Norwich.
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.
William and Kate at Easter service
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend an Easter Sunday church service in Sydney and take Prince George to the zoo as part of their overseas tour.
Top aide to French president resigns
A close aide to French President Francois Hollande resigns following allegations he had a conflict of interest in a previous post.
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.
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.
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.
Archbishop highlights suffering
The Archbishop of Canterbury highlights the suffering of people in conflicts around the world during his Easter Sunday sermon.
Wilshaw takes charge of Trojan Horse
Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw is to take personal charge of the watchdog's investigation into claims that a number of schools in Birmingham have been taken over by Muslim hardliners.
Teachers' election year strike threat
The NASUWT teachers' union warns of industrial action in the run up to next year's general election.
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