Ferry disaster captain arrested

Posted on Friday April 18, 2014

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

Posted on Friday April 18, 2014

The US threatens tougher economic sanctions if Russia fails to abide by a new international deal to help de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.

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.

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".

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".

Algeria's president gets fourth term

Posted on Friday April 18, 2014

Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, wins a fourth term in office taking more than 81% of the vote.

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.

Everest avalanche kills 12 guides

Posted on Friday April 18, 2014

At least 12 local guides have been killed after an avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest, officials in Nepal say.

Nigeria schoolgirls 'still missing'

Posted on Friday April 18, 2014

Nigeria's military rows back on an earlier statement that most of the teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants had been freed.

Tributes for Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Posted on Friday April 18, 2014

Presidents and fellow writers pay tribute to Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez ,who has died in Mexico aged 87.

Gul rules out Erdogan job swap

Posted on Friday April 18, 2014

President Abdullah Gul of Turkey appears to rule out a Russian-style job swap with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan when his term ends later this year.

Pakistan library named 'Bin Laden'

Posted on Friday April 18, 2014

An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital renames its library after Osama Bin Laden, the slain al-Qaeda leader.

VIDEO: Guides killed in Everest avalanche

Posted on Friday April 18, 2014

At least 12 Sherpa guides have been killed after an avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest, Nepali officials say.

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: Kate meets Manly Beach life-savers

Posted on Friday April 18, 2014

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have made an appearance at Sydney's Royal Easter Show, during their tour of Australia.

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Posted on Friday April 18, 2014

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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: 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: 'Tug of war' Banksy art in museum

Posted on Friday April 18, 2014

The Banksy painting which was controversially removed from a wall in Bristol has gone back on display.

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.