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Pope washes feet of disabled as part of Easter celebrations
2014-04-17 14:42:54
The washing of feet was a radical act in Jesus' time. It is no less radical in the modern era, with Pope Francis' decision to break with the long-standing papal tradition of washing only priests' feet, to include women and non-Christians in the symbolic ceremony.

Inside ebola isolation ward
2014-04-17 14:42:20
An outbreak of the Ebola virus has spread to Conakry, Guinea -- a city of more than 2 million. Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

Pakistan Taliban: Ceasefire over
2014-04-17 14:41:46
The Pakistan Taliban said Wednesday they will not extend a cease-fire with the Pakistani government, six days after a weekslong pause in hostilities officially ended.

Mother slaps, then forgives son's murderer
2014-04-17 12:16:44
An Iranian mother slaps and then forgives her 17-year old son's murderer in dramatic scenes at the gallows.

Russia: Disarm illegal forces in Ukraine
2014-04-17 11:47:48
Diplomats have agreed that 'all illegal military formations' in Ukraine must be disarmed, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Thursday after emergency talks in Switzerland.

Potential air pockets offer hope for ferry survivors
2014-04-17 11:35:48
As almost 300 ferry passengers -- many of whom are high school students -- remain missing amid a massive rescue operation in the Yellow Sea off Korea's southwest coast, the wait on land remains agonizing.

Saudi veteran intelligence chief calls it quits
2014-04-17 10:46:54
Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the man behind the kingdom's committed policy to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has stepped down from his intelligence post, according to the country's official news agency.

Snowden questions Putin on camera
2014-04-17 10:10:04
Edward Snowden asked Vladimir Putin on Russian television about Moscow's surveillance practices.

Possible survivors inside ferry
2014-04-17 10:09:21
Some passengers purportedly sent text messages from aboard a sinking ferry in South Korea.

5 Calgary students killed
2014-04-17 09:43:20
Five University of Calgary students were stabbed to death Tuesday morning in what the city's police chief called "the worst mass murder in Calgary's history."

Defense witness contradicts Pistorius version of events
2014-04-17 09:42:48
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel went on the attack again Thursday, trying to discredit a defense witness for Oscar Pistorius on the last day of testimony before the court takes a two-and-a-half week break.

Kayaker spots rare oarfish
2014-04-17 08:38:56
Tourists got an up-close look at a rare oarfish when it swam in shallow waters along a Mexican coastline.

When GIFs are high art
2014-04-17 08:38:22
When you think of GIFs, those never-ending sequences of looping motion, you're more likely to associate them with lightly humorous viral content than a respectable art form.

Snowden asks Putin about surveillance on Russian TV
2014-04-17 08:38:10
Months after accepting asylum in Russia, U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden asked Russian President Vladimir Putin some questions about Russia's own surveillance practices during Putin's call-in program on state television Thursday.

Families: Nigerian military lying about abducted girls being freed
2014-04-17 08:36:19
Families of girls kidnapped from school by suspected Boko Haram militants are accusing the Nigerian military of lying. Despite the military's claims that nearly all the girls are now free, nearly all of them are still being held, the families said Thursday.

Desperate search for ferry survivors
2014-04-17 07:35:48
The desperate search continues for passengers of a sunken South Korean ferry. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.

Who are Boko Haram?
2014-04-17 07:35:00
The militant group Boko Haram made headlines again this week with the abduction of more than 100 schoolgirls in northeast Nigeria. Most of the girls were freed, but the challenge of dealing with the group remains.

Video sign of al Qaeda plot?
2014-04-17 07:31:56
Barbara Starr has the latest on a new video of an al Qaeda meeting and the questions it raises about U.S. intelligence.

$250 million price tag for MH370 undersea search?
2014-04-17 07:31:02
A prolonged undersea search for the Malaysian jetliner could cost nearly a quarter billion U.S. dollars if private companies are used, Australia's top transport official said Thursday.

South Korean ferry captain: 'I am sorry'
2014-04-17 07:29:41
Both the captain of the sunken South Korean ferry and the ship's operator spoke to the press for the first time today.

287 still missing after South Korean ferry sinks in frigid water
2014-04-17 04:36:05
With each passing minute, the possibility of survival diminishes.

Japan, S. Korea talk over 'comfort women' issue
2014-04-16 16:32:17
Japan and South Korea are meeting over the controversial issue of 'comfort women' during WWII. Paula Hancocks reports.

Militants, Ukraine army 'face off '
2014-04-16 13:52:07
With armored vehicles in its streets and troops reportedly in control of the airport, the city of Kramatorsk in eastern Ukraine was at the center of a tense standoff.

Hundreds missing as S. Korean ferry sinks
2014-04-16 13:49:50
Rescue boats and helicopters scrambled to pluck passengers, most of them high school students, from a ferry as it listed and slowly sank off the southwest coast of South Korea early Wednesday.

Up to 200 girls kidnapped by terrorists
2014-04-16 09:46:47
The Nigerian military searches for scores of girls abducted from their boarding school by Boko Haram Islamists.

Brothers re-arrested for cannibalism
2014-04-16 07:26:32
Two brothers previously jailed for cannibalism and then released, have been arrested again after police discovered a child's severed head at their home in a remote village in northwest Pakistan.

Berlusconi to do community service
2014-04-16 07:25:20
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is to serve one year of community service at a nursing home for his conviction on tax fraud, a Milan court ruled on Tuesday.

Pistorius trial enters new phase after blistering cross-examination
2014-04-16 07:23:47
After five days of relentless cross-examination that left Oscar Pistorius quivering, sobbing and fumbling, the athlete's defense team now has a chance to discredit the prosecution by presenting its witnesses.

48 die in Togo bus crash
2014-04-16 07:21:57
Forty-eight people, including 15 Burkina Faso nationals and a Nigerian, died Tuesday after a bus crash in Togo, officials in the West African nation said. Fifteen others were severely injured.

U.K. royals arrive in Australia
2014-04-16 07:20:28
Prince William and family arrive in Australia. This is their latest stop on a three week tour of the region.

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Guantanamo Judge Orders CIA to Turn Over Data on Secret Prisons
2014-04-18 02:26:42
Military court at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base has ordered the CIA to provide information on secret prisons, Agence France-Presse reported Friday.

US Media Reveals Image of Tsarnaev's Anti-American Note
2014-04-18 01:55:23
A photo of a note allegedly written by the Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the day before his arrest was published on the ABC News TV channel's website.

OPINION: Russia Needn?t Be Afraid of Paper Tiger NATO
2014-04-18 01:51:48
Russia should not be concerned about NATO expansion, as they are not going to do anything rather than some symbolic financial gestures, Jeffrey F. Addicott, Director of Center for Terrorism Law at St. Mary's University School of Law in Texas told RIA Novosti.

OPINION: Entry Ban for Russian Males Promotes Ghetto-Style Segregation in Ukraine
2014-04-18 01:45:47
The new Ukrainian entry ban for Russian males aged 16 to 60 runs counter to the idea of diplomatic compromise and the efforts undertaken during the Geneva talks, professor with the Lyndon State College told RIA Novosti.

Putin?s Q&A Session 2014: Crimea, Ukraine, Gas, Foreign Policy and Mass Surveillance
2014-04-17 11:59:00
Russian President Vladimir Putin held a live question-and-answer session on Thursday, answering 81 questions from the public, including 35 about the crisis in Ukraine and Russia's reunification with Crimea.

Ukraine Confirms Entry Ban on Russian Males
2014-04-17 09:51:16
The Ukrainian State Border Guard Service confirmed Thursday that Russian males aged 16-60 have been banned from entering the country.

Russia?s Sberbank Mulls Legal Aid for Ukraine Case
2014-04-17 09:35:55
Russia?s largest bank Sberbank said Thursday it is considering retaining top legal aid to protect its interests in Ukraine, following a statement by prosecutors in the country that a criminal case had been opened against the bank.

Majority of Americans Are Distrustful of Drones ? Survey
2014-04-17 09:21:57
Nearly two out of three Americans are suspicious of the possibility of drones flying in US airspace, according to a survey published by the Pew Research Center Thursday.

Putin Hopes Italian EU Presidency Will Boost Russia-Europe Ties
2014-04-17 09:19:46
Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed hope Thursday that Italy?s upcoming position as the rotating head of the European Union will help spur cooperation between Russia and Europe.

OPINION: NATO Poses No Credible Threat to Russia
2014-04-17 09:08:45
NATO poses no credible threat to Russia, especially as many of the key members of the alliance have cut their military budgets, experts told RIA Novosti, commenting on statements by Russian President Vladimir Putin made Thursday.

Putin Hopes for Resumption of Ties With US
2014-04-17 09:01:12
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday he hopes for the full resumption of contacts between Russian and US officials in the future.

Documentaries on Maidan, Syria to Screen at Cannes
2014-04-17 08:45:38
Documentary films about the political upheaval in Kiev and the ongoing conflict in Syria will have special screenings at Cannes 2014, festival director Thierry Fremaux told a news conference Thursday.

US Court Allows Tsarnaev Family Visit Without FBI Escort
2014-04-17 08:44:09
The US District Court of Massachusetts has ruled to allow the family of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to visit him in prison without an FBI escort, the National Law Journal reported Thursday.

OPINION: Ukrainian Army Knows Orders Come From Illegitimate Authorities
2014-04-17 08:34:04
Ukraine?s military personnel understand they are receiving orders from authorities whose legitimacy is doubted, Vadim Kozyulin, a senior research fellow at the Russian Center for Policy Studies, told RIA Novosti.

Kiev Regime Backs Up on Russian Language Ban
2014-04-17 08:27:00
Ukrainian authorities are open to discussing granting Russian the status of an official language in the country's southeastern regions, the acting head of the ruling political party in parliament said Thursday.

Ukraine Denied Entry to 11,000 Russian Citizens
2014-04-17 08:17:46
Ukraine has recently denied entry to over 11,000 Russian citizens, citing a need to prevent radicals from entering the country, a spokeswoman for the Ukrainian Security Service said Thursday.

Iran Neutralized Half of Uranium Stock ? IAEA
2014-04-17 07:57:47
Iran has neutralized half of its highly-enriched uranium stockpile, according to a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) quoted by the Associated Press on Thursday.

Ukraine Restarts Gas Imports From Poland, Maxes Out Pipeline
2014-04-17 07:47:16
Ukraine restarted imports of natural gas from Poland this week, maxing out the carrying capacity of a pipeline, the Polish Gaz System transit operator said Thursday.

Trust Between Russia, US Lost, Not Moscow?s Fault ? Putin
2014-04-17 07:40:00
The trust between Russia and the United States has been lost to a great degree, but the fault for this does not lay on Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday during a live Q&A session.

ANALYSIS: Putin Hints Dialogue Possible Between Moscow, Kiev
2014-04-17 07:29:14
Russia and Ukraine have grounds for dialogue, Russian political scientists said after analyzing President Vladimir Putin?s comments during a live question and answer session with the public on Thursday.

NATO Reaches New Low in Anti-Russian Rhetoric ? Russian Foreign Ministry
2014-04-17 07:23:46
NATO has surpassed its propaganda efforts of the 1990s by blaming Russia for the escalation of the Ukrainian crisis, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday.

OPINION: Angered by Coup, Thuggery, Ukrainian Troops Won?t Shoot Protesters
2014-04-17 07:13:07
Ukrainian troops will never obey the regime?s orders to shoot their fellow countrymen, a retired senior official at Russia?s Defense Ministry told RIA Novosti Thursday.

EU Agrees to Gas Supply Consultations With Russia Amid Ukraine Crisis
2014-04-17 06:54:16
The European Union has agreed with Russia that consultations should be held to ensure the uninterrupted flow of natural gas to Europe amid the crisis in Ukraine, according to an open letter by European Commission President Josť Manuel Barroso published on Thursday.

Kiev?s Military Crackdown on Eastern Protests Doomed From Start - Russian General
2014-04-17 06:52:04
The failure of this week's military crackdown by Kiev authorities on protesters in eastern Ukraine was a foregone conclusion, as the army will not fight peaceful protesters unless provoked by outside forces, former Chief of the Russian General Staff told RIA Novosti Thursday.

European Commission President Answers Putin's Letter on Gas
2014-04-17 06:41:04
President of the European Commission Josť Manuel Barroso sent a reply Thursday to a letter by Russian President Vladimir Putin to European leaders regarding the potential impact on energy supplies by the crisis in Ukraine.

Putin Hopes to Resolve Issues of Gas Transiting Through Ukraine to Europe
2014-04-17 06:37:22
Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes that all the issues related to the transit of gas through Ukraine will be successfully resolved on the basis of current existing contracts.

US Underestimates Methane Emissions From Fracking ? Report
2014-04-17 06:35:37
The amount of methane emitted by natural gas extraction, including fracking, is grossly underestimated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to a new study published in the US-based Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Putin Says Russia Will Not Insist on Presence in International Structures, No Demarche
2014-04-17 06:02:50
Moscow will not insist on its presence in various international organizations, and will not perform any demarches, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a live Q&A session with the public on Thursday.

Putin Says Ukraine Cannot Elect President Without Changing Constitution
2014-04-17 05:54:37
The new head of state cannot be elected in Ukraine without amending the constitution in the country, which still has its legitimate president, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a live Q&A session with the public on Thursday.

Europe Can't Refuse Russian Gas Without Harming Own Interests - Putin
2014-04-17 05:51:42
Europe cannot refuse the delivery of Russian gas without harming its own economic interests, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a live Q&A session with the public on Thursday.

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Divers enter sunken S.Korean ferry, 28 confirmed dead
2014-04-18 02:24:58

World leaders, celebrities mourn death of Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez
2014-04-18 01:39:07

25 confirmed dead in S. Korean ferry sinking
2014-04-17 22:20:00

Domestic opposition says presidential elections won't solve Syria crisis
2014-04-17 18:20:00
Syrian domestically-based opposition groups said Thursday that upcoming presidential elections won't help resolve the country's long-running crisis, noting that the current situation in Syria is not suitable for such elections.

Obamacare enrollment hits 8 million, attracts young adults: president
2014-04-17 18:15:15
U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Thursday that 8 million people have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, known as the Obamacare and 35 percent of them are under the age of 35, which have surpassed previous projections about the program's first year performance.

Four-way talks over Ukraine crisis concludes with call for tension de-escalation
2014-04-17 18:14:08
Four-way talks in Geneva over the Ukraine crisis concluded on Thursday with a document on de-escalation of tension in Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said after the talks.

Danish ambassador: Queen's visit to deepen Sino-Danish ties
2014-04-17 08:29:08
The upcoming state visit to China by Danish Queen Margrethe II will cement political trust and promote economic cooperation and cultural exchanges between the two countries, said Danish Ambassador to China Friis Arne Petersen on Thursday.

Putin says to expand ties with China
2014-04-17 08:29:07
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that his country will expand cooperation with China and the bilateral relations are expected to be a considerable factor in global politics.

Russia not to seek self-imposed isolation: Putin
2014-04-17 08:22:54
Putin, during a four-hour live chat with the Russian public, said the country frequently comes across failure to understand its position and even the unwillingness to understand it from the outside world.

Singapore PM sends condolences to S. Korean president over ferry sinking
2014-04-17 08:19:58
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong conveyed his condolences on Thursday to South Korean President Park Geun-hye over the sinking of the passenger ferry Sewol.

Chinese airforce detachment makes great contribution in search for MH370: Australian commander
2014-04-17 08:19:57
The Chinese airforce detachment searching for the missing Malaysian flight MH370 in Australia is very professional and they have made great contributions in the operation, an Australian commander responsible for the air search said Thursday.

Putin urges intra-Ukraine dialogue
2014-04-17 07:33:50
President Vladimir Putin on Thursday urged Ukrainian authorities to begin a dialogue between eastern and southeastern regions.

Preliminary analysis shows oil slick not related to MH370: JACC
2014-04-17 07:29:09
Preliminary analysis of the sample from the oil slick collected by Ocean Shield has confirmed that it is not aircraft engine oil or hydraulic fluid, the Joint Agency Coordination Center (JACC) confirmed in its latest update later Thursday.

Ocean liner to replicate maiden trans-Atlantic voyage 175 years ago
2014-04-17 07:24:07
Three of the world's most famous ocean liners will anchor for the first time in the River Mersey next year to mark the 175th anniversary of the first sailing between Britain and North America.

Four-way talks on Ukraine open in Geneva
2014-04-17 07:19:57

Putin urges intra-Ukraine dialogue
2014-04-17 04:39:09
President Vladimir Putin urged on Thursday Ukrainian authorities to hold dialogue with their eastern and southeastern regions.

Putin says never planned Crimea's accession
2014-04-17 04:04:10
President Vladimir Putin said Thursday Moscow has never planned to incorporate Crimea, insisting that danger for Russian-speaking population had been "absolutely palpable."

U.S., EU meet ahead of four-party talks over Ukraine in Geneva
2014-04-17 03:49:59
A bilateral meeting between foreign affairs chiefs of the United States and the European Union (EU) was held here Thursday morning ahead of four-party talks over the Ukraine crisis.

Thai court asked to delay caretaker PM's defense in personnel transfer case
2014-04-17 01:53:38
Thai caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Thursday asked the Constitutional Court to postpone by 15 days her defense in a case related to a personnel transfer order she made years ago.

Silent black box leaves MH370 searches with a "shot in the dark"
2014-04-17 00:44:09
The agonizing search for the vanished Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 and its equally confounding black box is now reaching into seemingly inaccessible depths, with the best technologies reaching their limit this week.

9 dead, 287 still missing in S. Korea ferry sinking
2014-04-16 22:44:09
A passenger ship carrying 475 people, mostly high school students, capsized in waters off South Korea's southwest coast Wednesday, leaving at least nine people dead and 287 others still missing, local media reported, quoting the central disaster and safety countermeasures headquarters.

Embassy says 2 Chinese nationals aboard capsized South Korean ship
2014-04-16 22:22:56
The Chinese embassy here confirmed Thursday that two Chinese citizens were on board the capsized South Korean ship, but it was still seeking clarification from South Korean authorities.

Commentary: West should cooperate, not threaten, Russia on Ukraine crisis
2014-04-16 20:53:48
The top diplomats of Russia, Ukraine, the United States and the European Union convene in Geneva on Thursday, kicking off just another round of frenzy diplomatic efforts to defuse the rapidly deteriorating Ukraine crisis.

Obama warns Russia against further destabilizing Ukraine
2014-04-16 20:53:48
U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday once again warned Russia against further destabilizing Ukraine, but said Moscow was not seeking "military confrontation."

Interview: Japanese lawyer says Abe's Yasukuni Shrine visit violates constitution
2014-04-16 20:14:09
Japanese Prime Minister Shizo Abe's visit to the Yasukuni Shine last December violated Japan's constitutional separation of state and religion and should not be made again, Kazuo Okawa, lawyer of the Okawa Law Firm in Osaka, said Wednesday.

S. Korea, Japan confirm gaps on comfort women issue in first talks
2014-04-16 20:09:10
South Korea and Japan confirmed differences on Japan's wartime sexual enslavement of Korean women after holding the first director general-level talks on the " comfort women" issue.

Search for MH370 resumes after a full search mission by Blufin-21 overnight: JACC
2014-04-16 19:59:10
The Autonomous Underwater Vehicle ( AUV), Bluefin-21, is currently planing its next search mission after completing a full mission overnight.

6 dead, 290 still missing in S.Korean ferry sinking, search resumed
2014-04-16 19:54:42
A passenger ship carrying 475 people, mostly high school students, capsized in waters off South Korea's southwest coast Wednesday, leaving at least six people dead and 290 others still missing.

4 dead, 284 missing in S. Korean shipwreck, cause under investigation
2014-04-16 18:19:59
A passenger ship carrying 462 people, mostly high students, capsized off South Korea's southwest coast Wednesday, leaving at least four dead and 284 others missing.

Pakistan Taliban decide not to extend ceasefire while keeping talks with gov't
2014-04-16 18:15:05
The Pakistan Taliban decided not to extend ceasefire but the dialogue process with the government will continue, the group's spokesman Shahidullah Shahid said on Wednesday.

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East Ukraine militants snub deal
2014-04-18 02:49:07
Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine refuse to leave official buildings, just hours after an international deal was reached to defuse the crisis.

Hamilton top in second practice
2014-04-18 02:39:59
Lewis Hamilton heads Ferrari's Fernando Alonso as the Mercedes driver sets the pace in Friday practice at the Chinese GP.

Korea ship: Third officer 'had helm'
2014-04-18 02:38:04
The third officer was at the helm of the ferry that capsized off South Korea, investigators say, as divers work to access the sunken hull.

Labour hires Obama poll guru Axelrod
2014-04-18 02:04:45
David Axelrod, the strategist who masterminded Barack Obama's presidential victories, will be a key adviser on Ed Miliband's 2015 general election campaign, the Labour Party says.

Obama cautious over Ukraine deal
2014-04-18 01:51:43
President Obama says Russia must show signs of honouring a deal to calm tensions in Ukraine, as separatists remain defiant.

Gold found in Indian man's stomach
2014-04-18 01:51:01
A stack of 12 bars of gold were recovered from the stomach of a businessman in the Indian capital, Delhi, a surgeon treating him tells the BBC.

Channel Tunnel due back to normal
2014-04-18 01:36:59
Channel Tunnel rail services are expected to return to normal on Good Friday morning after being hit by severe disruption.

VIDEO: Row over Irish dancing make-up ban
2014-04-18 01:32:18
The Irish Dancing Commission has recently stopped children under the age of 10 from wearing make-up during competitions.

'Six dead' in Everest avalanche
2014-04-18 01:11:23
Six people are reported to have been killed after an early-morning avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest.

VIDEO: Royals watch sheep shearing at show
2014-04-18 00:37:34
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have made an appearance at Sydney's Royal Easter Show, during their tour of Australia.

VIDEO: Anxious time for Syria's Christians
2014-04-18 00:23:39
Around the world Christians are marking Holy Week in the run up to Easter, but for Syria's Christians, it is also an anxious time as the country's war drags on into a fourth year.

China jails corruption activists
2014-04-18 00:10:45
China jails four more activists linked to the Xu Zhiyong-founded New Citizens' Movement, which seeks government transparency.

Alonso quickest in China practice
2014-04-17 22:57:17
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso welcomes his new team principal to Formula 1 by setting the pace in first practice at the Chinese Grand Prix.

VIDEO: 'Most Earth-like planet yet' found
2014-04-17 22:39:18
A planet that is close in size to the Earth and that could hold water on its surface has been identified by the Kepler telescope.

Rob Ford launches re-election bid
2014-04-17 20:06:39
Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford kicks off his re-election campaign at an event his brother calls "history in the making".

Trouble in paradise for Chile's Easter Island
2014-04-17 20:02:14
Easter Island struggles to cope with tourist influx

VIDEO: Indians abroad call for absentee ballot
2014-04-17 19:53:36
A UK-based group of non-resident Indians is campaigning to persuade the Indian government to implement a system of absentee balloting.

Barnes & Noble founder offloads $64m
2014-04-17 19:49:02
Barnes & Noble chairman trims his stake in the bookstore company to 20% by selling shares worth $64m.

Peru evacuates Ubinas volcano area
2014-04-17 19:36:30
The authorities in Peru say they are evacuating 4,000 people living near the Ubinas volcano, in the south of the country, because of increased activity.

Algeria votes on Bouteflika's future
2014-04-17 19:15:07
Algerians have voted in elections in which incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, is seeking a fourth term.

Ex-BP worker fined over shares trade
2014-04-17 19:10:09
A BP employee who oversaw the cleanup of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 agrees to settle a charge of insider trading.

Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies
2014-04-17 18:30:19
The Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, dies in Mexico aged 87, his family says.

How 420 became code for marijuana
2014-04-17 18:22:46
Why cannabis smokers love the number 420

What makes Jerusalem so holy?
2014-04-17 18:18:45
What makes Jerusalem so holy to three religions?

Trott to take break from cricket
2014-04-17 18:10:19
England batsman Jonathan Trott is to take a second break from cricket because of a recurrence of his anxiety issues.

Weather blights S Korea ferry search
2014-04-17 18:09:22
Bad weather, murky water and strong currents are hampering the search for more than 270 people missing after a South Korean ferry sank.

Alfa Romeo plots a US comeback
2014-04-17 18:06:51
After 20 years, Alfa Romeo returns to the US

VIDEO: Alfa Romeo plots US comeback
2014-04-17 18:05:53
Alfa Romeo, the Italian sports car maker, returns to the US market after 20 years. Michelle Fleury takes a tour of the car the firm hopes will appeal to American drivers.

Iran has 'cut uranium stock' - IAEA
2014-04-17 18:04:37
Iran has neutralised half of its higher-enriched uranium stockpile, in keeping with a deal agreed earlier this year, the world's nuclear watchdog says.

Teachers' unions meet amid disputes
2014-04-17 18:00:24
Calls for more action over pay and pensions are expected this weekend when the two biggest teachers' unions meet for their annual conferences.

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Six guides killed as avalanche sweeps Everest
2014-04-18 02:25:47
Nepal tourism ministry official says local guides had gone to fix ropes ready for hundreds of climbers to use.

Forest searched for abducted Nigerian girls
2014-04-18 02:11:04
Search for over 100 schoolgirls taken on Monday follows army's retraction of statement saying it had freed most of them.

Homs civilians in danger as deal breaks down
2014-04-18 01:31:32
UN special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi urges return to negotiating table to resume lifting of siege of Syrian city.

Algeria's Bouteflika poised to win elections
2014-04-18 00:17:43
A fourth term for ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is a foregone conclusion, local independent newspapers report.

Astronomers discover Earth-like planet
2014-04-17 22:56:12
NASA says Kepler-186f, circling habitable zone of star 500 light years away, could be considered 'Earth's cousin'.

South Korea ferry tragedy death toll rises
2014-04-17 21:06:58
Strong tides and murky waters are hampering search for more than 270 people still missing, as death toll rises to 25.

Captain apologises for S Korea ferry disaster
2014-04-17 19:03:51
Statement comes as hunt for hundreds of missing passengers continues and president meets families of victims.

Surprise deal reached on Ukraine crisis
2014-04-17 18:46:45
EU, US and Russia outline steps designed to ease tensions, but Obama skeptical if Russia would stand by deal.

Gulf states agree deal to end Qatar tensions
2014-04-17 18:14:53
Deal ends unprecedented row between Qatar and other Gulf Cooperation Council nations over Muslim Brotherhood support.

Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87
2014-04-17 16:45:50
Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Latin America's most famous novelist, dies in Mexico City.

Iraqi soldiers killed in attack on army base
2014-04-17 14:46:53
At least 12 soldiers killed and 12 others wounded in car bomb blast and shoot-out in country's north.

What difference will Algeria's election make?
2014-04-17 14:17:29
As Algerians vote in presidential polls, many say the result is all but decided: Abdelaziz Bouteflika will win.

Confusion over missing Nigeria schoolgirls
2014-04-17 13:53:59
School principal denies army statements that most of the girls kidnapped from her school by gunmen have been freed.

Turkey government still wants Twitter office
2014-04-17 13:24:28
Despite tensions between the country and the social media giant, Turkish ministers suggest creating a "liaison office".

Tunisian diplomat kidnapped in Libyan capital
2014-04-17 11:44:46
Abduction in Tripoli comes two days after gunmen seized Jordan's ambassador.

India holds biggest day of voting
2014-04-17 11:14:49
Millions of Indians cast their ballots in 121 constituencies across 12 states to choose next parliament.

Iran cuts sensitive nuclear stockpile
2014-04-17 10:48:45
Most of nation's high-grade enriched uranium has been diluted to forms less prone to bomb proliferation as part of deal.

Putin says no Russian troops in east Ukraine
2014-04-17 10:06:35
Putin discusses crisis on live television as hundreds gather to protest in deaths during barracks raid in Mariupol.

Canadian plea for release of Al Jazeera staff
2014-04-17 09:58:01
Leader of opposition says Ottawa must send strong message to Egypt to respect human rights and freedom of expression.

Former Senegal president's son awaits ruling
2014-04-17 08:27:08
Court due to rule whether to dismiss case, order Karim Wade to be tried or extend his detention over corruption charges.

Freedom Denied: Palestinians decry detention
2014-04-17 08:07:30
Israel has detained an estimated 800,000 Palestinians in the occupied territories since 1967.

Algerians cast votes in presidential poll
2014-04-17 07:18:59
Abdelaziz Bouteflika, seen by opposition as unfit for fourth mandate amid ailing health, is expected to win election.

Deadly clashes at eastern Ukraine port base
2014-04-17 07:10:18
At least three assailants killed during attack on Mariupol base as top-level talks begin in Geneva over ongoing crisis.

Journalists charged with defaming Thai navy
2014-04-17 06:09:01
Two journalists appear in court for writing story implicating navy in trafficking of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar.

Voting begins on India's biggest polling day
2014-04-17 05:34:09
Phased parliamentary elections cross the half-way mark, with 121 constituencies casting their ballot.

S Korean rescuers hunt for ferry survivors
2014-04-17 04:52:43
Relatives of hundreds missing in ferry sinking hold vigil, with one saying he received text message from son on board.

Nigerian army frees kidnapped female students
2014-04-17 04:50:35
Boko Haram is suspected of being behind the abduction of more than 100 women and girls from their school on Monday.

Guinea-Bissau to hold presidential run-off
2014-04-17 01:56:26
Jose Mario Vaz and Nuno Gomes Nabiam will compete in second round to become the country's next president on May 18.

South Sudan on brink of famine: UN chief
2014-04-16 22:44:31
Ban Ki-Moon says up to one million will starve unless there is immediate action, as rebels announce gains in oil areas.

Syrian regime accused of chlorine gas attacks
2014-04-16 22:28:09
Videos said to show victims of fresh attack on Kafr Zita, while residents show remnants of bomb cases marked "CL2".

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Captain not at helm when ship listed, South Korean officials say
2014-04-18 01:19:11
The Sewol's captain was not at the helm when the ferry listed and began sinking two days ago, investigators said Friday, sparking fresh outrage among the families eagerly awaiting news of the 268 people still unaccounted-for.

Nobel-winning Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87
2014-04-17 15:31:45
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel-winning Colombian writer, died on Thursday at his home in Mexico City at the age of 87. The author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and "Love in the Time of Cholera" had been ill for several weeks.

In pictures: Iranian woman pardons son?s killer at the gallows
2014-04-17 14:57:36
An Iranian woman on Tuesday pardoned her son?s killer at the gallows, with just seconds to spare before executioners were to hang him.

French troops free five aid workers kidnapped in Mali by Islamists
2014-04-17 13:48:06
French armed forces on Thursday freed five local aid workers kidnapped in Mali in February by an al-Qaeda linked Islamist group, the presidents of France and Mali announced in a joint statement.

Low turnout in Algerian election tipped to return Bouteflika
2014-04-17 13:05:42
Polls closed on Thursday evening in an Algerian presidential election that the country?s ailing president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, is widely expected to win despite his frail health and rare public appearances.

Russia and West agree on steps to ease Ukraine crisis
2014-04-17 12:23:27
Top diplomats from Russia, Ukraine, the US and the EU reached a breakthrough on Thursday in talks in Geneva by agreeing on steps to calm the crisis in Ukraine, including a call for illegal groups to disarm.

With a strong French presence, veterans and fresh faces, Cannes aims to please
2014-04-17 12:08:50
After a superior 2013 edition of the Cannes Film Festival, pre-emptive grumbling was in full effect ahead of Thursday?s Paris press conference announcing the main competition for this year.

Ukraine talks open in Geneva as Putin talks tough on TV
2014-04-17 09:23:34
Ukrainian, Russian and Western diplomats began high-level talks in Geneva on Thursday after Kiev suffered setbacks in its eastern provinces, where armed pro-Russian separatists have seized several public buildings.

Films by four French directors short-listed for Cannes' top prize
2014-04-17 06:21:52
Films by French directors Jean-Luc Godard, Olivier Assayas, Michel Hazanavicius and Bertrand Bonnello are in the running for the top Palme d'Or prize next month at Cannes, festival organisers said Thursday.

Wheelchair-bound Bouteflika votes in Algerian election
2014-04-17 05:58:56
Algeria?s ailing president Abdelaziz Bouteflika voted on Thursday in a presidential election which he is widely expected to win despite his frail health and rare public appearances.

Pro-Russian separatists killed in attack on Black Sea base
2014-04-17 02:29:51
Three pro-Russian militants were killed as Ukrainian troops repelled an overnight attack by some 300 men on a National Guard base in the Black Sea port of Mariupol, Ukraine?s interior minister said Thursday.

Crunch talks on Ukraine in Geneva
2014-04-16 22:55:59
Russia and Ukraine are due to sit down for high-stakes talks in Geneva on Thursday, seeking to ease the crisis in the former Soviet republic.

Scandal-hit French doctor Jacques Servier dies
2014-04-16 18:02:26
French doctor and businessman Jacques Servier passed away on Wednesday.

Real Madrid beat old foes Barcelona to lift Copa del Rey
2014-04-16 16:33:21
Welshman Gareth Bale scored a stunning winner as Real Madrid beat old foes Barcelona 2-1 in the final of Spain's Copa del Rey on Wednesday.

Algeria heads to the polls: ?This election has nothing to do with us?
2014-04-16 15:56:19
Algerians head to the polls on Thursday for an election that looks certain to hand President Abdelaziz Bouteflika a fourth term in office. FRANCE 24 spoke to residents of Algiers, where the mood appears to lurch between indifference and despair.

Kiev powerless as pro-Russia activists seize armoured vehicles
2014-04-16 13:38:20
Ukraine?s military ?offensive? to reassert control over its troubled eastern regions suffered a string of humiliating setbacks on Wednesday as pro-Russia separatists seized several Ukrainian army vehicles and stripped some troops of their ammunition.

Belgian head of wildlife reserve shot in eastern Congo
2014-04-16 10:50:45
Emmanuel de Merode, the Belgian head of Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, suffered gunshot wounds in an ambush on Tuesday. Park officials say his injuries are serious but not life-threatening.

US rolls out red carpet for French critic of capitalism
2014-04-16 09:13:58
In his latest book, French economist Thomas Piketty warns that modern-day capitalism leads to unsustainable levels of inequality. He has met top officials in Washington and will take part in an eagerly awaited conference in New York on Wednesday.

France's new PM targets welfare in drive to cut spending
2014-04-16 08:31:39
France?s Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Wednesday targeted the country?s generous welfare system in an aggressive drive to cut state spending by ?50 billion, announcing a state pension freeze and a trimmed budget for social benefits and healthcare.

Brazilian club Atletico loses patience with Anelka before he even arrives
2014-04-16 05:06:31
Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro said that it will not sign former France striker Nicolas Anelka because the player took too long to report to the club.

Syria 'torture' photos silence UN Security Council members
2014-04-15 21:56:53
Members of the United Nations Security Council have viewed gruesome pictures of prisoners allegedly tortured by Syrian government forces.

Hundreds still trapped in sunken South Korea ferry
2014-04-15 20:39:05
Hopes are fading for the more than 270 passengers who are still missing after a ferry sank off the South Korean coast. So far, 25 people have been confirmed dead.

Paris police memo calling for Roma eviction ?rectified?
2014-04-15 14:33:54
An internal memo sent to employees of the police precinct of Paris?s 6th district calling for the removal of homeless Roma families from the affluent neighbourhood has been ?rectified?, France?s interior ministry announced on Tuesday.

'Miracle girl' healthy after seven-organ transplant in Paris
2014-04-15 11:41:10
Suffering from a rare illness, a five-year-old German girl underwent a seven-organ transplant at a Parisian hospital in 2010. One of the surgeons, Professor Christophe Chardot, spoke to FRANCE 24 about the exceptional medical feat.

More than 100 schoolgirls kidnapped in northeast Nigeria
2014-04-15 10:25:38
Suspected Islamist militants have abducted more than 100 girls from a secondary school in Nigeria?s northeastern Borno state, a teacher said on Tuesday.

Pro-Russia separatists ?seize? Ukrainian armoured vehicles
2014-04-15 09:24:16
Ukraine?s defence ministry on Wednesday said pro-Moscow militants had seized a column of Ukrainian armoured vehicles sent to the country?s troubled east in a bid to restore order, suggesting Russian agents were directly involved in the takeover.

Burgundy digs into France's bureaucratic 'mille-feuille'
2014-04-15 09:05:52
The presidents of two administrative regions in eastern France have announced plans for a merger following calls to cut through the country?s numerous and costly layers of local government, which the French routinely describe as a mille-feuille cake.

Iraq closes notorious Abu Ghraib jail over security fears
2014-04-15 06:42:26
Iraqi authorities have closed down the notorious Abu Ghraib prison facility west of Baghdad over security concerns, Justice Minister Hassan al-Shimmari said in an online statement on Tuesday.

Algeria rights crackdown slammed ahead of election
2014-04-15 05:54:35
Criticism of Algeria?s human rights and freedom of expression record is mounting days before the presidential election in which Abdelaziz Bouteflika is widely expected to win a fourth term in office.

Berlusconi sentenced to community service for tax fraud
2014-04-15 05:17:19
An Italian court on Tuesday ordered former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi to do a year of community service following his conviction for tax fraud.