‘Sorry’ ferry captain tells of delay

Posted on Saturday April 19, 2014

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

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.

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.

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".

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".

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.

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.

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.