‘Sorry’ ferry captain tells of delay

Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

The captain of the capsized South Korean ferry delayed the evacuation fearing passengers would "drift away", as divers see bodies inside.

Ukraine calls Easter truce in east

Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

Ukraine suspends operations against pro-Russian militants occupying government offices in the east over Easter, but the stand-off remains.

Plane search at 'critical juncture'

Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

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.

Syria-held French journalists freed

Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

Four French journalists held captive in Syria for months have been freed and are in "good health", says President Francois Hollande.

Obama signs UN envoy visa ban law

Posted on Friday April 18, 2014

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".

Al-Qaeda suspects killed in Yemen

Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

An air strike kills at least 13 suspected al-Qaeda militants in central Yemen, with some reports saying three civilians also died.

Pope leads Good Friday services

Posted on Friday April 18, 2014

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

Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

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

Posted on Friday April 18, 2014

The UN expresses outrage at a deadly attack on one of its bases in South Sudan, saying it could "constitute a war crime".

Mexico shaken by powerful earthquake

Posted on Friday April 18, 2014

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.

Court order halts Brazil match

Posted on Friday April 18, 2014

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

Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

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

Posted on Friday April 18, 2014

A powerful earthquake has struck Mexico City, shaking buildings and causing widespread panic.

VIDEO: S Korea families 'expect the worst'

Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

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

Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit an air base in Queensland on day four of their tour of Australia.

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Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

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VIDEO: High security at S Sudan UN camp

Posted on Friday April 18, 2014

South Sudan's government has sent troops to provide security at a United Nations base where at least 48 people were killed in an attack.

VIDEO: Pakistan library named 'Bin Laden'

Posted on Friday April 18, 2014

An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital Islamabad has renamed its library after the former al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden.

VIDEO: Buttock silicone injections 'lethal'

Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

The BBC's Irene Caselli reports that silicone buttock silicone injections are causing health issues in Venezuela

VIDEO: World's prettiest Easter eggs?

Posted on Friday April 18, 2014

A Slavic community museum in Germany is keeping alive the traditional craft of Easter egg painting.