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Ferry disaster captain 'arrested' 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:12:10 GMT 
    The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank this week leaving hundreds of people missing has been arrested, Yonhap news agency says.


US raises Ukraine pressure on Russia 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:15:27 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.


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.


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.


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: 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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  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:37:46 GMT 
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