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'Two months' for Korea ferry salvage 
  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:54:07 GMT 
    South Korean officials say a rescue operation at the capsized ferry may take two months, as divers battle strong currents to reach the missing.


Ukraine calls Easter truce in east 
  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:41:37 GMT 
    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' 
  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.


Syria-held French journalists freed 
  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:19:16 GMT 
    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 
  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".


Al-Qaeda suspects killed in Yemen 
  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:33:37 GMT 
    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 
  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".


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.


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 11:36:17 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: 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.


VIDEO: SpaceX launches station cargo flight 
  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:55:06 GMT 
    US company SpaceX launches its latest re-supply mission to the International Space Station, sending up a Dragon freighter to rendezvous with the orbiting platform on Sunday.
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