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Ferry disaster captain 'arrested'  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:44 GMT
The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank earlier this week leaving hundreds of people missing has been arrested, Yonhap news agency says. 
Kiev reaches out to eastern rebels  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:38:01 GMT
Ukraine's interim authorities appeal for unity, promising to meet some demands of pro-Russian protesters occupying buildings in the east. 
Obama signs UN envoy visa ban law  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:19:22 GMT
President Barack Obama signs into law a measure that would bar entry to any UN ambassador whom the US says has engaged in "terrorist activity". 
Algeria's president gets fourth term  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:54:31 GMT
Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, wins a fourth term in office taking more than 81% of the vote. 
Mexico shaken by powerful earthquake  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:57:44 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. 
Everest avalanche kills 12 guides  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:08:34 GMT
At least 12 local guides have been killed after an avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest, officials in Nepal say. 
One fifth of China soil contaminated  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:06:26 GMT
Almost a fifth of China's soil is contaminated, an official study released by the government has shown. 
Tributes for Gabriel Garcia Marquez  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:16:11 GMT
Presidents and fellow writers pay tribute to Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez ,who has died in Mexico aged 87. 
Gul rules out Erdogan job swap  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:55:39 GMT
President Abdullah Gul of Turkey appears to rule out a Russian-style job swap with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan when his term ends later this year. 
Bomb kills at least 14 in Syria  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:49:32 GMT
At least 14 people are killed after a car bomb explodes in a government-controlled area of the besieged Syrian city of Homs. 
Nigeria schoolgirls 'still missing'  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:53:11 GMT
Nigeria's military rows back on an earlier statement that most of the teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants had been freed. 
Pakistan library named 'Bin Laden'  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:37:12 GMT
An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital renames its library after Osama Bin Laden, the slain al-Qaeda leader. 
VIDEO: Kate meets Manly Beach life-savers  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:11:00 GMT
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have made an appearance at Sydney's Royal Easter Show, during their tour of Australia. 
VIDEO: Volcano spews ash in Peru  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:25:50 GMT
Four thousand people living near Peru's most active volcano Ubinas are being evacuated from their homes. 
VIDEO: Camel birth shocks sheep farmer  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:43:43 GMT
A farmer who was hoping for some rest after a busy lambing season has been surprised by his latest newborn - a camel. 
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