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Anger erupts over Korea ferry rescue
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:27:36 GMT

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
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:23:46 GMT

Orthodox Easter messages from patriarchs in Kiev and Moscow reflect Ukraine's deep divide, as a tense stand-off continues in the east.

Charities chief warns of extremism
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 01:25:05 GMT

Islamic extremism is the "most deadly" threat to charities in England and Wales, says William Shawcross, chairman of the Charity Commission.

Mother tells of lion park ordeal
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:59:57 GMT

A mother tells of her family's lucky escape after their car caught fire in the lion enclosure at Longleat Safari Park.

Archbishop to highlight suffering
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:07:26 GMT

The Archbishop of Canterbury is to highlight the suffering of people in conflicts around the world during his Easter Sunday sermon.

UN envoy and Israel in access row
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:08:38 GMT

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
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:55:14 GMT

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend an Easter Sunday church service in Sydney as part of their tour of Australia and New Zealand.

Quango chair resigns over bankruptcy
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:24:57 GMT

A businessman appointed by the prime minister to head a multibillion-pound quango steps down after it was revealed that he was bankrupt.

Brazil cars torched in protest
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:43:20 GMT

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.

Teachers warn of CCTV intrusion
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:32:30 GMT

Teachers are warning that CCTV safety cameras are being misused by senior staff as a way of spying on lessons.

Colombia to honour Garcia Marquez
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:41:56 GMT

Colombia announces its own ceremony to honour author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who was cremated in Mexico, where he lived for more than 30 years.

A political resignation and Labour's NHS plan - papers
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:51:11 GMT

A newspaper investigation prompting a Whitehall resignation, Labour's election plans and the latest in the alleged plot to "Islamise" schools all feature on Sunday's front pages.

VIDEO: Greek skies light up for Easter
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:44:35 GMT

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.

Rapper debuts album 23 years late
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:52:13 GMT

Manchester rapper MC Tunes' second album is to get its public debut, 23 years after it was due to be heard.

O'Sullivan beats Hull to progress
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:42:21 GMT

Ronnie O'Sullivan progresses to the World Snooker Championship second round with a 10-4 victory over Robin Hull.

Poyet believes in Sunderland miracle
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:12:44 GMT

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet says his side have come back from the dead to push for Premier League survival.

Mourinho 'congratulates' referee Dean
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:24:06 GMT

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho 'congratulates' referee Mike Dean after the Blues' title bid was dented by a loss to Sunderland.

'Cast-off Borini takes Liverpool to brink of glory'
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:02:54 GMT

After Anfield flop Fabio Borini derails Chelsea, Liverpool will have only themselves to blame if they miss a first title in 24 years - Phil McNulty

Moores a good fit for new-look England - Agnew
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:53:51 GMT

Peter Moores can impose himself on a young, ambitious England squad, writes BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew.

'Rogue directors' crackdown planned
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:35:24 GMT

People convicted of commercial crimes overseas could be banned from running UK firms in an attempt to tackle "rogue directors", Business Secretary Vince Cable says.

VIDEO: UK could become 'nation of renters'
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:16:51 GMT

Almost half of Britons believe the UK will become a nation of renters within a generation, research suggests.

Labour hires Obama poll guru Axelrod
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:17:00 GMT

David Axelrod, the strategist who masterminded Barack Obama's presidential victories, will be a key adviser on Ed Miliband's 2015 general election campaign, the Labour Party says.

VIDEO: Hunt warns against school extremism
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:59:18 GMT

Tristram Hunt, Labour's shadow education secretary, has warned against religious extremism in schools.

Foreign doctors 'need tougher tests'
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:03:35 GMT

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.

AUDIO: Man amputated hand to get 'reaction'
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:37:38 GMT

A man who suffered with chronic hand pain chopped the limb off so people "would listen."

Menopause 'worse' in too warm schools
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:17:52 GMT

High temperatures, poor ventilation and lack of drinking water in schools make the menopause particularly tough for teachers, the NUT conference hears.

VIDEO: Ex-terror chief heads 'Trojan horse' probe
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:43:35 GMT

An inquiry into allegations of a hard-line Islamist plot to take over 25 Birmingham schools is to be lead by the Met's former national head of counter terrorism, it has been announced.

German media boss criticises Google
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:20:24 GMT

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.

VIDEO: Cyborg glasses mimic eye gestures
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:58:26 GMT

A Japanese researcher shows off glasses that display computer-generated eyes, which express emotions to save their wearer the effort.

Ancient life 'frozen' by impacts
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:54:53 GMT

Ancient grasses from the Pampas of Argentina were preserved when asteroids struck the area, scientists report.

VIDEO: Footage of rare 'blood moon' eclipse
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:15:43 GMT

People in the Americas have been treated to a rare "blood moon" lunar eclipse. Jonathan Amos explains the science behind the colour change.

Prince re-signs with 'slave' label
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:49:23 GMT

Pop star Prince signs a major deal with Warner Bros Records, the label he famously fell out with nearly 20 years ago.

VIDEO: Film Review - the week's new releases
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:54:14 GMT

Film critic Anna Smith reviews the week's new film releases, including comedy The Love Punch, character driven drama, Locke, and We Are The Best!, a witty drama about a punk band in the 1980s.

The tale of the lion and the spa break
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:34:41 GMT

On International Circus Day, author Jeremy Clay recounts the tale of an escaped lion and a spa stay that proved rather less than stress-free.

10 things we didn't know last week
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:17:06 GMT

Rhea birds can be extremely dangerous, and more nuggets from the week's news.

Murder probe after pub attack death
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:43:47 GMT

Police launch a murder inquiry after the death in hospital of a 27-year-old man who was injured in a fight outside a West Midlands pub.

'Drink-drive' crash injures officer
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:28:35 GMT

A police officer remains in hospital after sustaining injuries when a suspected drink-driver crashed into the side of a police response vehicle.

Woman's death treated as suspicious
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:43:21 GMT

Police are investigating the suspicious death of a 46-year-old woman after her body is found in a flat.

Women-only Scottish cabinet event
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:34:35 GMT

The Scottish government announces a women-only Scottish cabinet event to debate issues related to the independence referendum.

Man held over NI dissident murder
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:08:26 GMT

Police in Northern Ireland arrest a 26-year-old man over the murder of former dissident republican leader Tommy Crossan.

Motorcyclists die in road accidents
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:38:18 GMT

Two motorcyclists die in separate collisions with tractors in Counties Londonderry and Fermanagh.

Hospital death inquest to be held
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:13:31 GMT

The family of a disabled man who died after a routine operation are told they can finally have an inquest, a year after his death.

Biker killed and two riders injured
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:15:27 GMT

A motorcyclist dies in a three-vehicle collision, while two men on a machine are seriously hurt in another crash with a truck towing a boat.

Nigeria teacher in seized girls plea
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:26:13 GMT

The headmistress of a school in Nigeria calls on the government to do more to save teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants.

Egypt left-winger to challenge Sisi
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:22:12 GMT

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.

Japan to base troops near islands
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:29:15 GMT

Japan begins building a military radar station near the Senkaku islands, focus of a bitter territorial row with China, which calls them the Diaoyus.

Pakistan TV anchor shot in attack
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:32:17 GMT

Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan's best known television presenters, is injured in an attack by unidentified gunmen in the southern city of Karachi.

French hostages home from Syria
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:13:10 GMT

Four French journalists released after 10 months in captivity in Syria arrive back in France.

Injured Djokovic out for 'some time'
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:39:29 GMT

World number two Novak Djokovic says he needs to let his injured wrist heal after losing to Roger Federer in Monte Carlo.

Mexico shaken by powerful earthquake
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:44:18 GMT

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.

Court order halts Brazil match
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:47:19 GMT

A Brazilian second division football game is abandoned after 16 minutes, with one team saying they now have a court order to play in the top division.

Iran condemns US skyscraper seizure
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:05:03 GMT

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.

Al-Qaeda suspects killed in Yemen
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:33:37 GMT

An air strike kills at least 13 suspected al-Qaeda militants in central Yemen, with some reports saying three civilians also died.

US 'delays' Keystone XL decision
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:20:31 GMT

The US state department gives federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL oil pipeline before determining whether to issue a permit.

Calgary killing suspect's dad speaks
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:39:25 GMT

The father of a man suspected of stabbing to death five people in the Canadian city of Calgary says his son was a "great kid" with a bright future.

Day in pictures: 16 April 2014
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:54:07 GMT

News photos from past 24 hours: 16 April

In pictures: South Korea ferry sinks
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:43:18 GMT

Passenger ferry in South Korea capsizes

In pictures: Chile fire rages on
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:41:57 GMT

Huge fire in the Chilean city of Valparaiso

Day in pictures: 15 April 2014
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:01:43 GMT

News photos from past 24 hours: 15 April

In pictures: Nigeria bus blast
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:53:51 GMT

Aftermath of a bomb blast in Abuja

In pictures: Royals tour New Zealand
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:20:01 GMT

Duke and Duchess in New Zealand and Australia

Day in pictures: 14 April 2014
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:16:33 GMT

News photos from past 24 hours: 14 April

Your pictures: Growth
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:09:39 GMT

Readers' photos on the theme of "growth"

VIDEO: House of Commons
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:55:29 GMT

The PM is challenged over his support for Maria Miller following a row over her expenses.

VIDEO: Baby prince meets a Bilby at the zoo
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:51:06 GMT

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: 'Luckily we couldn't see the lions'
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:30:17 GMT

A driver has been talking about the moment her car caught fire - while in the middle of the lion enclosure at Longleat Safari Park.

VIDEO: More bodies found in ferry search
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:59:34 GMT

More bodies have been recovered in the search for missing passengers from a South Korean ferry which capsized and sank with hundreds of people on board.

AUDIO: Off-roading 'disaster for habitats'
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:11:29 GMT

Illegal off-roading on mountain ranges across Denbighshire is damaging protected wildlife habitats, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has said.

VIDEO: Why France is rediscovering tea
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:10:12 GMT

France has been rediscovering a passion for tea, with a recent boom in sales of high-quality scented and non-scented blends.

VIDEO: Christians mark Easter in tense Ukraine
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:03:23 GMT

Orthodox Christians in Ukraine are celebrating Easter although the situation in the country remains unstable.

VIDEO: Archbishop holds outdoor baptisms
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:41:18 GMT

The Archbishop of York has baptised 16 people by immersing them in a large tank of water outside York Minster.

VIDEO: Strong quake shakes Mexico City
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:43:15 GMT

A powerful earthquake has struck Mexico City, shaking buildings and causing widespread panic.

In Pictures: 50 landmark BBC Two shows
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:08:49 GMT

Fifty landmark shows from 50 years of BBC Two

France's silent tea revolution
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:10:58 GMT

France falls back in love with tea - but don't expect a British cuppa

Flying the flag for county pride
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:21:43 GMT

Preserving the identities of England's counties

Why big buttocks can be bad for your health
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:16:23 GMT

Why budget buttock ops can be bad for your health

Your pictures: South Africa
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:27:54 GMT

Readers' photos on the theme of South Africa

Remembering Peter and Paddy
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:20:11 GMT

Remembering two of the greatest travel writers

The mod and the rocker 50 years on
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:23:11 GMT

A mod and a rocker look back on the Clacton clashes 50 years ago

Hacking the instrument of the future
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:22:37 GMT

Sleep-deprived coders enjoy an epic adventure

Entrepreneurs' highs and lows
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:13:13 GMT

Some of the UK's biggest entrepreneurs share their stories

Anti-Semitic leaflets in Donetsk stir old fears
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:25:13 GMT

Anti-Semitic leaflets in Donetsk stir old fears

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