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Many missing as S Korea ferry sinks 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:56:43 GMT 
    Several hundred people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 476 people capsized and sank off South Korea, officials say.


Putin: Ukraine on brink of civil war 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:47:56 GMT 
    Russian President Vladimir Putin warns that Ukraine is "on the brink of civil war" as Kiev sends in troops against pro-Russia separatists.


Mini-sub resumes search for plane 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:48:23 GMT 
    A robotic submarine resumes its search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on the seabed of the southern Indian Ocean.


China's 7.4% growth beats forecast 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:38:37 GMT 
    China's economy expanded by 7.4% in the first quarter of the year, better than expected but down from 7.7% at the end of 2013.


Syria 'torture' photos shown to UN 
  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:48:02 GMT 
    Members of the UN Security Council view graphic photographs of prisoners allegedly tortured by Syrian government forces.


NYPD disbands Muslim 'spying' unit 
  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:14:14 GMT 
    The New York Police department shutters a secret programme designed to listen to and track Muslims in the city's neighbourhoods to identify threats.


MPs criticise UK over Afghan attack 
  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:58:57 GMT 
    The UK bears "a degree of responsibility" for the failure to prevent a raid in Afghanistan in 2012 that left two US marines dead, MPs say.


Bid to extend Mid-East peace talks 
  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:26:34 GMT 
    Palestinian and Israeli negotiators are due to meet to try to extend faltering peace talks beyond a 29 April deadline, the US says.


Yahoo shares jump despite profit fall 
  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:59:12 GMT 
    Shares in the struggling internet search giant Yahoo surge 9%, despite first-quarter profits falling 20%.


EU to back alien species blacklist 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:21:00 GMT 
    The European Parliament is voting on a bill to draw up a blacklist to fight the spread of invasive alien species such as killer shrimp.


Australian NSW leader resigns 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:17:00 GMT 
    New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell announces his resignation amid mounting evidence that he failed to declare a gift of $2,800 wine.


VIDEO: Could these vehicles find MH370? 
  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:54:58 GMT 
    The Bluefin submarine is to start its second day searching for missing flight MH370. Richard Westcott reports.


VIDEO: How Gaultier chooses his models 
  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:19:08 GMT 
    French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier explains why he chooses to use unconventional looking models in his shows.


VIDEO: One-minute World News 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:48:08 GMT 
    Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.


VIDEO: India's changing landscape 
  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:13:49 GMT 
    BBC News visited one family of farmers living on the edge of an Indian city to see how the changing landscape is affecting their lives.
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