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Many missing as S Korea ferry sinks 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:47:12 GMT 
    Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea, officials say.

Ukraine military column 'disarmed' 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:45:17 GMT 
    Ukraine's defence ministry says six of its armoured personnel carriers have been seized by pro-Russian militants, amid mounting tension in eastern Ukraine.

Reeva Steenkamp shot in 'rapid fire' 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:06:27 GMT 
    The girlfriend of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius was shot in quick succession, a forensics expert says, contradicting police ballistics testimony.

Head of oldest African park shot 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:33:07 GMT 
    The Belgian director of Africa's oldest national park - Virunga in the Democratic Republic of Congo - is shot and wounded in an ambush.

Wage rises catch up with inflation 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:35:12 GMT 
    After nearly six years of falling real wages, rises in weekly earnings have finally caught up with inflation, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Jordan 'targets vehicles from Syria' 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:49:56 GMT 
    Jordanian warplanes have targeted and destroyed several vehicles trying to cross the border from Syria, the Jordanian military says.

MtGox exchange put in administration 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:38:08 GMT 
    The Bitcoin exchange MtGox has been placed in administration by a Japanese court and it is expected that bankruptcy proceedings will be started.

Search after Nigeria school kidnap 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:04:00 GMT 
    The Nigerian military joins the search for at least 100 teenage girls abducted from a school in the remote northeast.

Mini-sub continues search for plane 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:18:51 GMT 
    A robotic submarine continues its search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on the seabed of the southern Indian Ocean.

Saudi intelligence chief removed 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:12:17 GMT 
    Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, has been removed from his post "at his own request", state media report.

Iraqi murder claims a 'conspiracy' 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:54:23 GMT 
    Allegations that 20 Iraqis were murdered by British troops in 2004 were the result of a "conspiracy" to pervert the course of justice, the UK claims.

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.

Bid to extend Mid-East peace talks 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:56:00 GMT 
    Palestinian and Israeli negotiators are to meet to try to extend peace talks beyond the 29 April deadline for a final deal, US officials say.

EU approves alien species blacklist 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:47:39 GMT 
    The European Parliament has approved new legislation to stem the spread of invasive species such as "killer" shrimp or Japanese knotweed.

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.
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