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- Ukrainian forces 'regain city hall'
- The Ukrainian government says it has won back control of the city hall in the eastern port of Mariupol from pro-Russian separatists.
- Japan pact 'covers disputed islands'
- US President Barack Obama restates support for Japan over disputed islands but warns that dialogue - not escalation - is the way forward.
- Korea ferry disaster school reopens
- The South Korean school devastated by the loss of many of its students in a ferry disaster last week starts to hold classes again.
- US medics killed in Kabul attack
- Three American medical staff are shot dead by a security guard at a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say.
- Ecclestone trial begins in Germany
- Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone appears in court in the German city of Munich to face bribery charges that carry a 10-year jail term.
- Modi in Varanasi as Indians vote
- Narendra Modi, the politician many expect to be India's next leader, submits his election nomination papers as Indians vote in the sixth phase of their poll.
- Ban blames all Syria sides over aid
- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accuses all parties in Syria's civil war of "flagrant violations" of international law over the delivery of aid.
- Facebook earnings surge on mobile ads
- Social networking giant Facebook reports better than expected profits, as a surge in mobile advertising helps boost its revenues.
- China releases Japanese cargo ship
- China has released a Japanese cargo ship it seized over a war-time debt, a court statement says, after the Japanese firm paid compensation.
- Canada to drop 'flawed' rail tankers
- Canada says it will phase out the type of rail tankers involved in the deadly train derailment in Lac-Megantic last July.
- Debris dismissed in plane search
- Authorities in Australia say material washed ashore is not related to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
- Oldest baseball player dies aged 102
- The oldest former player with Major League Baseball, Cuba's Conrado "Connie" Marrero, has died at home in Havana aged 102.
- VIDEO: Calm returns to Rio favela after riots
- The BBC's Wyre Davies visits the Pavaozinho complex the day after riots broke out following the death of a young man allegedly beaten by police.
- VIDEO: Andy Murray in tears at Stirling award
- Tennis star Andy Murray has been awarded the freedom of Stirling in a ceremony which made the Wimbledon champion break down in tears.
- VIDEO: Can Obama perfect the Japanese bow?
- President Obama is under pressure to perfect his Japanese etiquette during his official tour of the country.
- VIDEO: One-minute World News
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- VIDEO: 'We just want to live normally'
- The BBC meets a pro-Russian family living in a rural area of Ukraine, who say their support for Moscow does not mean they are separatists.
- VIDEO: Upcycling: Ethical way to do fashion
- There is a drive to get us to be more ethical when it comes to buying clothes - and it involves spending less and recycling more.
- AUDIO: Led Zep reveal Keys to the Highway track
- Legendary rock group Led Zeppelin have released two previously unheard recordings ahead of the reissue of the band's first three albums in June.
- VIDEO: DJ Duke: Will and Kate hit the decks
- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been taught how to DJ, during the latest leg of their royal tour of Australia.
- Binge drinking 'link to overeating'
- Drinking more than three large glasses of wine can push people over a "tipping point", meaning they consume about 6,300 extra calories in the following 24 hours, research says.
- Jodie Foster marries girlfriend
- US actress Jodie Foster marries her girlfriend Alexandra Hedison, the actress's representative confirms.
- Apple profits beat expectations
- Technology giant Apple plans a share buyback after it reports profits of $10.2bn, selling a more than 43 million iPhones in the second quarter of 2014.
- Alstom shares jump on GE bid report
- Shares in French engineering company Alstom jump after a report that US multinational General Electric is in talks to buy Alstom for $13bn.
- A new kind of tech bubble
- Scientists at Bristol University are bringing bubbles and technology together in unexpected - and potentially profitable - ways.
- VIDEO: Actress writes her own happy ending
- A woman pioneer in the digital space talks about using technology to create acting opportunities that wouldn't otherwise exist.
- Tarantino Gawker case dismissed
- A judge dismisses Quentin Tarantino's attempt to sue gossip website Gawker for $1m for helping to leak his The Hateful Eight screenplay.
- Banksy street works to be auctioned
- A collection of street art works by Banksy, removed from walls, is to go on display at a London hotel before being sold at auction.
- Asteroid impact risks 'underplayed'
- A visualisation showing where sizeable asteroids have hit the Earth in recent years has been released by the B612 Foundation.
- Mystery of 'ocean quacks' solved
- The mystery of a bizarre quacking sound often heard in the Southern Ocean has finally been solved, scientists report.
- Cancer teen hits £1m charity target
- A teenage blogger with terminal cancer raises more than £1m for charity after posting his final message to followers.
- Worries over young wanting surgery
- Plastic surgeons say they're worried about the number of young people who want cosmetic procedures.
- Robben surprised by Real's approach
- Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben is surprised by Real Madrid's cautious approach in their 1-0 Champions League semi-final first-leg win.
- Why Palestinians love St George
- As England celebrates the day of its patron saint, many Palestinians are gearing up for their own celebrations of this shared hero.
- The man who takes troubled youths to therapy camp
- As more and more families send their drug and alcohol-addicted kids to therapeutic wilderness camps in the US, more and more become acquainted with the shadowy figure known as the "escort."
- S Sudan president sacks army chief
- South Sudan's president sacks the head of the national army amid reports of military setbacks - including rebels seizing the oil hub of Bentiu.
- Buddha tattoo woman to be flown home
- A British tourist arrested in Sri Lanka because she had a Buddha tattoo on her arm says she has not been "shown compassion" as she faces deportation.
- Turkey: Armenia killings 'inhumane'
- Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan offers condolences for the first time for the mass killings of Armenians under Ottoman rule during WWI.
- Dancer's death sparks Rio clashes
- Weeks before the World Cup, deadly clashes break out in the Brazilian city of Rio after the body of a young man is found, allegedly beaten by police.
- Hamas and Fatah declare end to rift
- Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas announce a reconciliation deal, saying they will seek to form a unity government in the coming weeks.
- US troops in Poland for exercises
- A first contingent of US troops arrives in Poland for military exercises amid heightened tensions with Russia over Ukraine.
- Police make Syria plea to UK women
- British counter-terrorism police chiefs make an unprecedented appeal to Muslim women to persuade their relatives against travelling to Syria to fight in the civil war.
- Crime falls 15% in England and Wales
- Overall crime in England and Wales falls by 15% in 2013, according to official figures - but there are signs of rises in areas including fraud and sexual offences.
- Labour to cut ties with Co-op Bank
- The Labour Party is looking to sever its links with the troubled Co-op Bank, bringing to an end one of the oldest political partnerships in the UK.
- Care needs to 'outstrip' family help
- The number of older people in England needing care will "outstrip" the number of family members able to provide it by 2017, a think tank warns.
- In pictures: Mumbai goes to vote
- Sixth phase of the ongoing India elections
- Day in pictures: 23 April 2014
- News photos from past 24 hours: 23 April
- In pictures: divers search South Korea ferry
- Divers search South Korea ferry
- In pictures: Rural murals
- Huge murals in Dumfries and Galloway
- In pictures: Garcia Marquez tributes
- Memorials Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- Day in pictures: 22 April 2014
- News photos from past 24 hours: 22 April
- In pictures: Easter celebrations
- Christians mark Easter Sunday
- Day in pictures: 21 April 2014
- News photos from past 24 hours: 21 April
- How Mexican mothers identify sons lost on the trek to the US
- How Mexican mothers identify sons lost on the trek to the US
- Shakespeare's birds cause US trouble
- How European Starlings invaded America
- 'I survived the Bangladesh factory collapse'
- Survivors recall Rana Plaza disaster one year on
- A tale of two Europes
- Hamburg's experience versus Marseille's ahead of EU polls
- Afghan notebook: First timers
- Can young Afghans make their vote count?
- Forget Silicon Valley, meet Silicon Bali
- Firms ditching the US and Europe for tropical paradise
- I caught Ebola in Guinea and survived
- Survivor's happiness to be alive, but fears being stigmatised
- Is London safe?
- Hashtag undermines city's reputation
- VIDEO: The heroic all-black regiment of WW1
- Legendary all-black unit that never lost a man in WW1 trenches
- The real story of Frank Sidebottom
- How a cult comic character inspired a major new film
- Astrotourism skyrockets in Chile
- Why tourists are flocking to Chile's observatories
- Fear and mistrust in Rio's favelas
- Rio's shanty town dwellers scared of retribution, says Wyre Davies
- Scepticism over Hamas and Fatah reconciliation deal
- Can Hamas-Fatah reconciliation deal last? asks Yolande Knell
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