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‘Sorry’ ferry captain tells of delay  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:52:43 GMT
The captain of the capsized South Korean ferry says he delayed giving evacuation orders fearing passengers would "drift away", as divers see bodies floating inside. 
US raises Ukraine pressure on Russia  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:49:41 GMT
The US threatens tougher economic sanctions if Russia fails to abide by a new international deal to help de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine. 
Plane search at 'critical juncture'  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:37:18 GMT
The search area for the missing Malaysian plane has narrowed and will be at "a critical juncture" in the next two days, says the transport minister. 
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". 
Pope leads Good Friday services  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:55:54 GMT
Pope Francis highlights the plight of the poor, elderly and abandoned during the Way of the Cross procession in Rome to mark Good Friday. 
Three missing in Everest avalanche  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:48:34 GMT
The search resumes for three missing local guides after an avalanche kills 13 Sherpas on the slopes of Mount Everest. 
UN outrage at South Sudan attack  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:35:58 GMT
The UN expresses outrage at a deadly attack on one of its bases in South Sudan, saying it could "constitute a war crime". 
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  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. 
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. 
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. 
Man held over NI dissident murder  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:43:07 GMT
Police in Northern Ireland arrest a 26-year-old man over the murder of former dissident republican leader Tommy Crossan. 
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. 
VIDEO: S Korea families 'expect the worst'  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:20:06 GMT
Divers in South Korea have reached the lower deck of the ferry which sank on Wednesday, glimpsing at what appeared to be several bodies. 
VIDEO: Kate tries out fighter jet in Australia  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:47:28 GMT
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit an air base in Queensland on day four of their tour of Australia.