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Stunning international Easter eggs
2014-04-18 18:22:58
High-end Easter eggs are all the rage. See some of the most stunning creations from around the world

12 dead in worst ever Everest avalanche
2014-04-18 15:00:27
A high-altitude avalanche Friday killed 12 Sherpa guides and seriously wounded three in the single deadliest accident on Mount Everest, officials said.

Nigerian military retracts claim
2014-04-18 12:35:57
In an embarrassing blow to its perception from an increasingly skeptical public, the Nigerian military Thursday retracted a report that nearly all the 129 school girls kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants had been released.

Earthquake strikes Mexico
2014-04-18 12:33:46
According to the USGS, the quake measured 7.5 magnitude and was centered north of Acapulco.

Pope Francis leads Good Friday service
2014-04-18 12:19:57
Pope Francis on Friday evening was leading a service at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican to mark Good Friday, the most solemn day in the Christian calendar.

Mother slaps, forgives son's killer
2014-04-18 10:26:48
An Iranian mother slaps and then forgives her 17-year old son's murderer in dramatic scenes at the gallows.

7.5-magnitude earthquake strikes southern Mexico
2014-04-18 10:25:59
A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico's Guerrero state Friday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Africa's Oprah?
2014-04-18 08:40:54
Oprah, if you're reading this, for goodness sake return this woman's calls. Ask your assistants if there's a box of yellowing fax messages lying around somewhere in Harpo Studios -- she sent you one daily for a while.

Saudi Arabia plans 1 km tall tower
2014-04-18 07:56:36
Dubai -- long champion of all things biggest, longest and most expensive -- will soon have some competition from neighboring Saudi Arabia.

Saudi veteran intel chief quits
2014-04-18 07:48:38
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.

Witness contradicts Pistorius
2014-04-18 07:47:45
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.

The 'degenerate' art that Hitler hated
2014-04-18 07:45:14
Christiane Amanpour looks at an exhibit in New York of art the Nazis labeled 'degenerate,' with historian Simon Schama.

The origin of the Ebola virus
2014-04-18 07:44:51
CNN's Isa Soares speaks with professor David Heymann, one of the people who first discovered the Ebola virus.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies
2014-04-18 07:43:27
Gabriel García Márquez, the influential, Nobel Prize-winning author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and "Love in the Time of Cholera," has died, his family and officials said.

Controversial defamation case raises concerns in Thailand
2014-04-18 07:42:26
Two journalists in Thailand have been released on bail in a controversial defamation case that has raised concerns over press freedom in the country.

Why U.S. government is 'trolling' terrorists
2014-04-18 07:35:38
"We don't negotiate with terrorists," has long been the U.S. government's standard position when it comes to violent extremists. So why has it started bickering with them on Twitter?

Police: Texts from trapped survivors fake
2014-04-18 07:27:56
Disgust, anger and shock greeted statements from South Korean authorities that texts from survivors trapped inside the stricken ferry were fake.

Pro-Russia protesters defy Ukraine deal
2014-04-18 07:19:31
Diplomats from Russia, Ukraine and the West may have agreed to steps to easing the crisis in Ukraine -- but Friday will be the first test of whether those words will translate into action.

The week in 33 photos
2014-04-18 05:36:37

Ancient tribe living in the past
2014-04-18 04:34:33
The Hadza are one of the oldest people on earth. Today, they battle for land, and continued survival.

MH370: Underwater drone scans ocean floor 5th time
2014-04-18 04:00:25
An underwater drone dipped into the ocean Friday for its fifth trip to search for traces of the missing Malaysian plane as relatives of those aboard maintained their demand for answers.

5 Calgary students killed
2014-04-17 21:35:45
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."

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.

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.

Snowden questions Putin on TV
2014-04-17 10:54:20
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.

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.

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Britain's Missile Range More Important To NATO Than Nuclear Submarine Fleet ? Scottish Minister
2014-04-18 10:03:34
Britain?s biggest missile range is of more strategic importance to NATO and the UK than its nuclear submarine fleet based at Faslane, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has claimed.

ANALYSIS: In Geneva Deal, Poachers Become Gamekeepers
2014-04-18 09:57:44
The Geneva deal on Ukraine demanding an immediate halt to violence in the country has recast poachers as gamekeepers, Finian Cunningham, an international affairs expert, author and media commentator told RIA Novosti.

Ukraine Should Lead Disarmament of Irregular Military Groups ? OSCE Secretary General
2014-04-18 09:54:00
The disarmament of irregular militant groups in Ukraine is a task for the authorities in Kiev, OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier told RIA Novosti Friday, outlining a roadmap devised at talks in Geneva on Thursday.

Ukraine Denied Entry to 600 Russians in First Day After Imposing Ban
2014-04-18 09:26:46
Ukrainian border guards denied entry to about 600 Russian citizens in the first 24 hours of an entry ban on Russian males, Ukraine?s State Border Guard Service told RIA Novosti Friday.

Naftogaz Confirms Ukraine Still Importing Russian Gas
2014-04-18 09:23:25
Ukraine is currently importing natural gas from Russia, the head of the country's state-run Naftogaz confirmed Friday.

West Fighting Total War, Seeking CIS Collapse ? Russian Official
2014-04-18 09:20:53
Western countries are fighting a ?total war? aimed at the complete destruction of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and expulsion of the major members of the organization, the deputy head of the Russian agency on CIS affairs said Friday.

Luhansk Protesters in Talks to Make Local Militia Legal
2014-04-18 09:15:36
Federalization supporters in the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk are engaged in talks with the country?s acting defense minister about turning the region?s militia into a lawful unit, a leading activist said on Friday.

Shell to Get Support in Sakhalin-2 Development ? Putin
2014-04-18 09:02:39
Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to provide support for Royal Dutch Shell?s operation in the country on Friday, including further development of the Sakhalin-2 project.

Fukushima Radiation Levels Drop, Still Dangerous ? Report
2014-04-18 08:55:23
Radiation levels in the areas surrounding the quake-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant have dropped, but still exceed the long-term target of the Japanese government, according to a report issued by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry on Friday.

Ukraine?s Naftogaz Says Gazprom Controls Direction of Slovak Gas Flow
2014-04-18 08:49:22
Slovak representatives have informed Ukraine?s state-owned gas company Naftogaz that Russia?s Gazprom has finals say on the direction of the flow of gas across the Ukrainian-Slovak border, Naftogaz head Andrei Kobolev told reporters Friday.

Kiev Says Protest Crackdown in East Switches to ?Inactive Phase?
2014-04-18 08:42:03
Special operations to crack down on protests in eastern Ukraine are continuing, but have switched to an ?inactive phase? following an agreement at four-party talks in Geneva on Thursday, the country?s Security Service said Friday.

Ukraine Vows ?Political and Diplomatic? Measures to Return Crimea
2014-04-18 08:39:31
Ukraine is set to return its former Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, which rejoined Russia last month, through political and diplomatic means, Ukraine?s acting Foreign Minister Andrii Deshchytsia said Friday.

Anti-Government Protests Continue in Ukraine's Donetsk, Luhansk
2014-04-18 08:35:00
Pro-federalization protests are continuing at local government buildings in Ukraine?s eastern cities of Donetsk and Luhansk, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported.

Scotland Left in Dark About Cause of Massive Blackout
2014-04-18 08:19:02
Investigators are still trying to ascertain why 200,000 homes in northern Scotland lost power earlier this week.

Ukraine Clarifies Limited Exemptions to Harsh Entry Ban on Russians
2014-04-18 08:11:45
Ukraine has broken its silence on a sweeping entry ban imposed earlier this week on Russian males, explaining in a letter circulated to Russian airlines a limited set of exemptions to the harsh measure.

FACTBOX: Gabriel García Márquez
2014-04-18 07:39:20
Famed Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died at the age of 87 in Mexico City, a spokeswoman for his family has said.

OPINION: Marquez Animated Jungles of Latin America
2014-04-18 07:35:00
Nobel-prize winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez animated the jungles of Latin America in his literature, Russian writer and television host Victor Erofeyev told RIA Novosti, commenting on Marquez's recent death.

British Industry Group to Back ?No? Campaign in Scottish Independence Vote
2014-04-18 07:18:54
A group representing British industry has announced it will back a campaign opposing independence for Scotland in an upcoming referendum, despite hostility to the move from its own membership.

Ukraine Regime Drafts Pardon for Southeast Protesters
2014-04-18 06:37:06
Authorities in Kiev have prepared a bill to pardon protesters in the country?s southeastern regions, Ukraine?s acting Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk said Friday.

Obama Says Russia Could Face Additional Sanctions Over Ukraine
2014-04-18 05:54:45
The United States has not stopped considering imposing additional sanctions against Russia, President Barack Obama said while commenting on the results of four-party talks in Geneva on the Ukrainian crisis.

OPINION: Scottish Nuke Ban Could Lead to Sub Base Annexation, US Sanctions
2014-04-18 05:43:50
The United States will not stand by and watch the UK be unilaterally disarmed of its nuclear weapons if the people of Scotland vote for independence in an upcoming referendum, a retired senior British army officer has warned.

People's Mayor, Assistants Reported Missing in Ukraine's Donetsk Region
2014-04-18 05:12:53
The People's Mayor of Gorlovka and two of his closest associates have been reported missing in Ukraine?s Donetsk Region, local federalist protesters told RIA Novosti Friday.

Federalists Name Conditions for Vacating Government Buildings in East Ukraine
2014-04-18 04:59:17
Anti-government protesters in Ukraine's Donetsk region will vacate government buildings and surrender their arms only when Kiev frees all hostages and moves to hold a referendum on the country's political system, a senior commander of Donetsk?s self-defense forces said Friday.

Ukraine Puts Son of Ousted President on Wanted List
2014-04-18 04:39:51
The Ukrainian Security Service has placed ousted President Viktor Yanukovych?s eldest son on a wanted list, the country?s Interior Ministry said on its website Friday.

Russia Presses Ahead with South Stream Project
2014-04-18 04:24:20
Russia is continuing work on the South Stream natural gas pipeline project, including consultations with Europe, Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak said Friday at a RIA Novosti press conference.

Russian Deputy PM Thanks China for Support Amid EU Sanctions
2014-04-18 03:58:50
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin on Friday thanked Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang for Beijing?s continued support while EU countries are threatening Moscow with sanctions.

Several Dozen Federalist Supporters Peacefully Assembled in Ukraine's Donetsk
2014-04-18 03:50:48
Several dozen supporters of federalization for Ukraine were peacefully assembled in front of the regional government administration building in the country?s eastern Donetsk Region, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported Friday.

Russian-Chinese Trade Could Grow to $100 Billion by Next Year ? Russian Official
2014-04-18 03:46:38
Russia and China can boost their bilateral trade to $100 billion by next year, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said at a meeting of officials from the two countries Friday.

South Korea Shipwreck Death Toll Rises to 28, Hundreds Still Missing
2014-04-18 03:32:48
Twenty-eight people are now confirmed to have died and 271 remain missing after a South Korean ferry capsized and sank on Wednesday, CNN reported Friday citing official information.

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.

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Bodies found within cabins of S.Korean sunken ferry
2014-04-18 19:24:06
Bodies were found Saturday morning within passenger cabins of a South Korean ferry, which sank off the country's southwestern coast on Wednesday, local broadcaster YTN reported.

One more body found near sunken S.Korean ferry, 29 confirmed dead
2014-04-18 18:54:33
One more body was found Saturday in waters near a South Korean ferry, which sank off the country's southwestern coast on Wednesday, local broadcaster YTN reported citing the South Korean Coast Guard.

21 divers to seek entrance into sunken S.Korean ferry
2014-04-18 07:34:13
South Korean coast guard and navy divers will seek to enter into the hull of the sunken South Korean passenger ferry for three hours late Friday after failing to make their way into passenger cabins earlier.

Arrest warrants sought for captain, two sailors of sunken S.Korean ferry
2014-04-18 07:33:48
Arrest warrants were sought Friday for a captain and two sailors of the sunken South Korean ferry, which capsized and sank in waters off the country's southwestern coast Wednesday.

Vice high school principal on board sunken ferry hangs himself after being rescued
2014-04-18 07:20:00
A vice principal of South Korea's Danwon High School, of which hundreds of students were still missing in a ferry disaster, was found dead Friday afternoon, local media reported.

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.

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Ricciardo fastest in wet practice
2014-04-18 23:15:55
Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo sets the pace during an inconclusive wet final practice at the Chinese Grand Prix.

Dissident republican death condemned
2014-04-18 23:04:45
The fatal shooting of prominent dissident republican Tommy Crossan is condemned by Northern Ireland's first and deputy first ministers as detectives continue to investigate.

?Sorry? ferry captain tells of delay
2014-04-18 22:25:00
The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized and sank this week explains after his arrest why he delayed giving evacuation orders.

Court order halts Brazil match
2014-04-18 21:47:19
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.

Mexico shaken by powerful earthquake
2014-04-18 20:44:18
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.

VIDEO: Strong quake shakes Mexico City
2014-04-18 20:43:15
A powerful earthquake has struck Mexico City, shaking buildings and causing widespread panic.

VIDEO: Guides killed in Everest avalanche
2014-04-18 20:42:26
At least 12 Sherpa guides have been killed after an avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest, Nepali officials say.

UN outrage at South Sudan attack
2014-04-18 20:35:58
The UN expresses outrage at a deadly attack on one of its bases in South Sudan, saying it could "constitute a war crime".

Shannon Airport: A curious history of celebrity visitors
2014-04-18 20:26:49
The airport that hosted a roll-call of presidents

Ferry disaster captain arrested
2014-04-18 20:13:44
The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank this week leaving hundreds of people missing is arrested, along with two crew members.

US raises Ukraine pressure on Russia
2014-04-18 19:49:41
The US threatens tougher economic sanctions if Russia fails to abide by a new international deal to help de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.

Teachers demand qualified status
2014-04-18 19:36:37
Teachers' union conferences are demanding that schools in England should only employ qualified teachers.

Hunt to warn of schools extremism
2014-04-18 18:42:23
Labour's Tristram Hunt is to issue a tough warning against religious extremism in schools.

Chlorine: From toxic chemical to household cleaner
2014-04-18 18:26:03
The element that makes a familiar smell when mixed with urine

Week in pictures: 12-18 April 2014
2014-04-18 18:01:46
The best news photographs from around the world

Pope leads Good Friday services
2014-04-18 17:55:54
Pope Francis highlights the plight of the poor, elderly and abandoned during the Way of the Cross procession in Rome to mark Good Friday.

Republican shot dead in west Belfast
2014-04-18 17:12:58
A prominent dissident republican, Tommy Crossan, has been shot dead in west Belfast.

VIDEO: High security at S Sudan UN camp
2014-04-18 16:48:25
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.

Atletico Madrid 2-0 Elche
2014-04-18 16:18:23
Atletico Madrid are three wins away from their first La Liga title since 1996 following a tense victory over Elche.

Nigeria schoolgirls 'still missing'
2014-04-18 15:53:11
Nigeria's military rows back on an earlier statement that most of the teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants had been freed.

US 'delays' Keystone XL decision
2014-04-18 15:20:31
The US state department gives federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL oil pipeline before determining whether to issue a permit.

Obama signs UN envoy visa ban law
2014-04-18 15:19:22
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".

Moores to be new England coach
2014-04-18 15:09:19
Peter Moores is to be named England coach for a second time, BBC Sport understands.

VIDEO: World's prettiest Easter eggs?
2014-04-18 14:09:40
A Slavic community museum in Germany is keeping alive the traditional craft of Easter egg painting.

Kiev reaches out to eastern rebels
2014-04-18 12:38:01
Ukraine's interim authorities appeal for unity, promising to meet some demands of pro-Russian protesters occupying buildings in the east.

I deserve more recognition - Toure
2014-04-18 12:36:26
Manchester City's Yaya Toure thinks he is not regarded as one of the best players on the planet because he is from Africa.

ECB set to announce new England coach
2014-04-18 12:22:03
The England and Wales Cricket Board is expected to announce the identity of the new England coaching team on Saturday.

Algeria's president gets fourth term
2014-04-18 11:54:31
Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, wins a fourth term in office taking more than 81% of the vote.

Boy in hospital with severe burns
2014-04-18 11:52:42
A seven-year-old boy is taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after an incident involving petrol left him with severe burns.

British teenager killed in Syria
2014-04-18 11:26:03
An 18-year-old British man who was killed in Syria "died in battle" and was not a terrorist, his father tells the BBC.

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S Korea divers see bodies inside sunken ferry
2014-04-18 23:54:57
Three bodies seen in submerged hull of capsized ferry as rescue operation continues for nearly 300 missing people.

Ukraine leaders propose constitutional change
2014-04-18 20:02:47
Changes include giving the Russian language a special status, and granting more say to local governments.

Cairo bomb blast kills policeman
2014-04-18 17:24:05
Egyptian police officer killed in bomb attack on traffic police kiosk in Cairo's busy Lebanon Square.

Scores of abducted girls freed in Nigeria
2014-04-18 17:15:40
Education official confirms release of 44 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram fighters in restive Borno state.

South Korea arrests captain of sunken ferry
2014-04-18 15:49:34
Death toll rises as details emerge that captain was not at the helm when ferry capsized.

Obama signs law blocking Iran's envoy to UN
2014-04-18 15:43:37
Hamid Aboutalebi has acknowledged acting as an interpreter for the group that took part in the 1979 US Embassy takeover.

EU urges Israel to reverse West Bank moves
2014-04-18 15:39:41
Foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton calls on Israel to reverse recent actions, such as announcing new settlements.

Algeria's ailing president wins fourth term
2014-04-18 14:49:04
President Abdelaziz Bouteflika wins with a landslide 81 percent of the vote, amid fraud claim by chief opponent.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A literary giant
2014-04-18 13:31:30
We look at the life and legacy of the Colombian author.

South Sudan deploys army to guard UN base
2014-04-18 13:26:07
Deployment comes a day after armed civilians fired on displaced tribespeople sheltering at UN camp in Bor.

Powerful earthquake rattles Mexico
2014-04-18 13:06:39
The 7.2-magnitude earthquake's epicenter was near the resort of Acapulco in the southwestern state of Guerrero.

Twelve Nepal guides die in Everest avalanche
2014-04-18 11:34:27
Several others missing in worst ever accident to hit the world's highest peak.

Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87
2014-04-18 11:23:46
Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Latin America's most famous novelist, dies in Mexico City.

Syria army advances in besieged Homs
2014-04-18 09:59:49
Push by President Bashar al-Assad's troops in the central city comes as bomb explodes outside a mosque, killing 14.

Tunisian president cuts own pay by two-thirds
2014-04-18 09:12:31
Moncef Marzouki says the state has to be a model to deal with the country's deteriorating financial situation.

Ukraine separatist leader rejects Geneva deal
2014-04-18 07:02:36
Leader of pro-Russian armed groups occupying buildings in eastern Ukraine says he will press ahead with May referendum.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford begins re-election bid
2014-04-18 06:40:41
Scandal-hit mayor acknowledges "rocky moments" but vows to tackle spending in city hall in bid to win October 27 poll.

South Korea ferry tragedy death toll rises
2014-04-18 05:47:49
Strong tides and murky waters are hampering search for more than 270 people still missing, as death toll rises to 25.

Japan cuts whaling targets after UN ruling
2014-04-18 05:33:04
Move comes after UN's International Court of Justice ruled that Tokyo's Antarctic whaling is commercial, not scientific.

Nepal guides killed as avalanche hits Everest
2014-04-18 05:13:17
Eleven killed and five others missing in the worst accident to hit the world's highest peak, officials say.

China sentences anti-corruption activists
2014-04-18 05:02:06
Four activists given jail terms of up to three-and-half years after they urged officials to disclose their assets.

Palestinians hit the right notes in Gaza
2014-04-18 02:48:38
Music school helps relieve tensions in conflict-torn Gaza Strip, but access to instruments remains a challenge.

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'.

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.

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Bouteflika, the ghost president
2014-04-18 15:32:49
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was elected to a fourth presidential term on Friday despite the fact that poor health kept him off the campaign trail.

Does Valls? upcoming Vatican trip violate French secularism?
2014-04-18 14:35:36
New French Prime Minister Manuel Valls will attend the canonisation of former popes John XXIII and John Paul II on April 27 in Rome. But in strictly secular France, the unexpected news of his plan to attend has not gone over well with everyone.

Ukraine separatists say ?not bound? by Geneva deal
2014-04-18 12:35:19
Pro-Russian separatists on Friday rejected a diplomatic deal calling for them to disarm and evacuate occupied buildings in east Ukraine, saying they have no intention of leaving their positions until Kiev?s new interim government resigns.

World honours Garcia Marquez?s magical literary legacy
2014-04-18 10:44:58
Hailed as the creative genius who forever changed modern Spanish-language literature, Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez was on Friday mourned by readers and statesmen worldwide, with tributes pouring in from Cuba to France.

Algeria's ailing Bouteflika clinches fourth term amid fraud claims
2014-04-18 09:40:44
Algeria?s 77-year-old president Abdelaziz Bouteflika was reelected on Friday for a fourth term despite his frail health, in a vote marred by low turnout and accusations of ?massive fraud? from his main opposition challenger.

Abel Ferrara?s hotly awaited DSK film to premiere on web
2014-04-18 08:37:04
It was expected to premiere at Cannes, but Abel Ferrara?s ?Welcome to New York?, based on the sex scandals and legal battles of French economist and former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, will instead be released on the internet in France.

Analysis Ukraine: ?One bloody incident could scupper Geneva deal?
2014-04-18 07:57:58
Sometimes being the odd man out helps. Western powers in Geneva had no option but to deal with Sergei Lavrov, Russia's tough foreign minister, who came to the talks with a very different agenda on Ukraine.

Indian election: Votes for sale
2014-04-18 06:31:18
On April 7th, India?s marathon general election kicked off. Until May 12th, some 814 million Indians are eligible to cast their ballots. Hindu nationalist leader Narendra Modi, the controversial leader of Bharatiya Janata Party, is the favourite to take over from the ruling Congress Party of the Gandhi dynasty, worn out by multiple corruption scandals and unable to revive the economy. Our reporters take you behind the scenes of this mammoth election.

Top Hollande adviser resigns over conflict of interest accusation
2014-04-18 06:22:11
A senior aide to French President François Hollande resigned on Friday after media reports about a past conflict of interest as well as allegations of extravagance.

Video: Tensions remain high in Mariupol despite Geneva deal
2014-04-18 05:00:43
FRANCE 24?s special correspondents went to the eastern Ukrainian port city of Mariupol on Thursday, hours before top diplomats in Geneva reached a deal to ease the country?s separatist crisis. Watch their exclusive video report.

West African Ebola outbreak caused by new strain of virus
2014-04-18 04:01:18
The virus that has caused a deadly Ebola epidemic in West Africa is a new strain that emerged locally, possibly transmitted by fruit bats, virologists have said.

Police arrest S. Korea ferry captain for negligence
2014-04-18 01:19:11
The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need.

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.