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1 - Novice 'steered South Korea ferry'
2 - Ukraine calls Easter truce in east
3 - UN envoy and Israel in Easter row
4 - Archbishop to highlight suffering
5 - Family car catches fire among lions
6 - Syria-held French journalists freed
7 - Japan to base troops near Senkakus
8 - 'Dozens die' in S Sudan cattle raid
9 - Teachers warn of CCTV intrusion
10 - Easter deaths spark Brazil protests
11 - Iran condemns US skyscraper seizure
12 - Colombia to honour Garcia Marquez
13 - A political sacking and Labour's NHS plan - papers
14 - Rapper debuts album 23 years late
15 - 'War Horse farm' opens up museum
16 - Chelsea 1-2 Sunderland
17 - China win is mine to lose - Hamilton
18 - Cardiff City 1-1 Stoke City
19 - O'Sullivan beats Hull to progress
20 - Cast-off Borini takes Liverpool to brink of glory
21 - 'Rogue directors' crackdown planned
22 - VIDEO: UK could become 'nation of renters'
23 - Labour hires Obama poll guru Axelrod
24 - VIDEO: Hunt warns against school extremism
25 - Foreign doctors 'need tougher tests'
26 - AUDIO: Man amputated hand to get 'reaction'
27 - Menopause 'worse' in too warm schools
28 - VIDEO: Ex-terror chief heads 'Trojan horse' probe
29 - German media boss criticises Google
30 - VIDEO: Cyborg glasses mimic eye gestures
31 - Ancient life 'frozen' by impacts
32 - VIDEO: Footage of rare 'blood moon' eclipse
33 - Prince re-signs with 'slave' label
34 - VIDEO: Film Review - the week's new releases
35 - The tale of the lion and the spa break
36 - 10 things we didn't know last week
37 - Hundreds march against badger cull
38 - 'Drink-drive' crash injures officer
39 - Woman's death treated as suspicious
40 - Women-only Scottish cabinet event
41 - Man held over NI dissident murder
42 - Motorcyclists die in road accidents
43 - Hospital death inquest to be held
44 - Biker killed and two riders injured
45 - Nigeria teacher in seized girls plea
46 - Egypt left-winger to challenge Sisi
47 - Pakistan TV anchor shot in attack
48 - Plane search at 'critical juncture'
49 - Federer beats Djokovic to reach final
50 - Pope leads Good Friday services
51 - Mexico shaken by powerful earthquake
52 - Court order halts Brazil match
53 - Al-Qaeda suspects killed in Yemen
54 - Car blast kills two in Bahrain
55 - US 'delays' Keystone XL decision
56 - Calgary killing suspect's dad speaks
57 - Day in pictures: 16 April 2014
58 - In pictures: South Korea ferry sinks
59 - In pictures: Chile fire rages on
60 - Day in pictures: 15 April 2014
61 - In pictures: Nigeria bus blast
62 - In pictures: Royals tour New Zealand
63 - Day in pictures: 14 April 2014
64 - Your pictures: Growth
65 - VIDEO: House of Commons
66 - VIDEO: Kate tries out fighter jet in Australia
67 - VIDEO: 'Luckily we couldn't see the lions'
68 - VIDEO: Strong quake shakes Mexico City
69 - VIDEO: East Ukraine Jews told 'pay tax or go'
70 - VIDEO: Archbishop holds outdoor baptisms
71 - VIDEO: SpaceX launches station cargo flight
72 - VIDEO: Police appeal over burnt child
73 - VIDEO: 'Tug of war' Banksy art in museum
74 - Your pictures: South Africa
75 - Flying the flag for county pride
76 - Why big buttocks can be bad for your health
77 - In Pictures: 50 landmark BBC Two shows
78 - France's silent tea revolution
79 - The mod and the rocker 50 years on
80 - Hacking the instrument of the future
81 - Entrepreneurs' highs and lows
82 - Remembering Peter and Paddy
83 - Anti-Semitic leaflets in Donetsk stir old fears
1 - Novice 'steered South Korea ferry'

The South Korean ferry that sank on Wednesday was steered by a ship's mate unfamiliar with the waters where the accident occurred, officials say.

4/20/2014 12:48:00 AM

2 - Ukraine calls Easter truce in east

Ukraine suspends operations against pro-Russian militants occupying government offices in the east over Easter, but the stand-off remains.

4/19/2014 10:41:37 AM

3 - UN envoy and Israel in Easter row

The UN envoy to the Middle East accuses Israel of blocking his way to an Easter ceremony in Jerusalem, as Israel questions his judgement.

4/20/2014 1:08:38 AM

4 - Archbishop to highlight suffering

The Archbishop of Canterbury is to highlight the suffering of people in conflicts around the world during his Easter Sunday sermon.

4/20/2014 12:07:26 AM

5 - Family car catches fire among lions

A family is left with nowhere to run when their car catches fire - in the lion enclosure at Longleat Safari Park.

4/19/2014 10:46:19 PM

6 - Syria-held French journalists freed

Four French journalists held captive in Syria for months have been freed and are in "good health", says President Francois Hollande.

4/19/2014 10:42:33 PM

7 - Japan to base troops near Senkakus

Japan begins building a military radar station near the Senkaku islands, focus of a bitter territorial row with China, which calls them the Diaoyus.

4/19/2014 10:29:15 PM

8 - 'Dozens die' in S Sudan cattle raid

Dozens of people are killed in a cattle raid in a remote herders' camp in South Sudan's northern Warrap state, local officials say.

4/19/2014 10:37:15 PM

9 - Teachers warn of CCTV intrusion

Teachers are warning that CCTV safety cameras are being misused by senior staff as a way of spying on lessons.

4/20/2014 12:32:30 AM

10 - Easter deaths spark Brazil protests

Residents of a poor community near Rio de Janeiro torch vehicles in protest at the deaths of two young men in incidents involving the police.

4/20/2014 1:43:20 AM

11 - Iran condemns US skyscraper seizure

Iran condemns a decision by the US to seize a Manhattan high-rise belonging to a charitable foundation and sell proceeds to victims of attacks by Iran-backed militants.

4/19/2014 11:05:03 PM

12 - Colombia to honour Garcia Marquez

Colombia announces its own ceremony to honour author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who was cremated in Mexico, where he lived for more than 30 years.

4/19/2014 9:41:56 PM

13 - A political sacking and Labour's NHS plan - papers

A newspaper investigation prompting a sacking by Downing Street, Labour's election plans and the latest in the alleged plot to "Islamise" schools all feature on Sunday's front pages.

4/20/2014 1:02:34 AM

14 - Rapper debuts album 23 years late

Manchester rapper MC Tunes' second album is to get its public debut, 23 years after it was due to be heard.

4/19/2014 1:52:13 PM

15 - 'War Horse farm' opens up museum

A Devon farm which features in Michael Morpurgo's book War Horse opens a museum dedicated to the story.

4/19/2014 2:25:03 PM

16 - Chelsea 1-2 Sunderland

Bottom club Sunderland earn a stunning win at Chelsea that dents the Blues' title hopes and gives Liverpool a major boost.

4/19/2014 8:03:27 PM

17 - China win is mine to lose - Hamilton

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton admits he starts Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix as strong favourite after qualifying on pole position.

4/19/2014 12:25:38 PM

18 - Cardiff City 1-1 Stoke City

Cardiff claim what could yet prove a vital point in their fight against relegation against visitors Stoke.

4/19/2014 5:47:45 PM

19 - O'Sullivan beats Hull to progress

Ronnie O'Sullivan progresses to the World Snooker Championship second round with a 10-4 victory over Robin Hull.

4/19/2014 10:42:21 PM

20 - Cast-off Borini takes Liverpool to brink of glory

After Anfield flop Fabio Borini derails Chelsea, Liverpool will have only themselves to blame if they miss a first title in 24 years - Phil McNulty

4/19/2014 10:02:54 PM

21 - 'Rogue directors' crackdown planned

People convicted of commercial crimes overseas could be banned from running UK firms in an attempt to tackle "rogue directors", Business Secretary Vince Cable says.

4/19/2014 9:35:24 AM

22 - VIDEO: UK could become 'nation of renters'

Almost half of Britons believe the UK will become a nation of renters within a generation, research suggests.

4/18/2014 12:16:51 PM

23 - Labour hires Obama poll guru Axelrod

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.

4/18/2014 6:17:00 PM

24 - VIDEO: Hunt warns against school extremism

Tristram Hunt, Labour's shadow education secretary, has warned against religious extremism in schools.

4/19/2014 1:59:18 PM

25 - Foreign doctors 'need tougher tests'

Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to bring them in line with UK standards, a study says.

4/18/2014 1:03:35 PM

26 - AUDIO: Man amputated hand to get 'reaction'

A man who suffered with chronic hand pain chopped the limb off so people "would listen."

4/17/2014 12:37:38 PM

27 - Menopause 'worse' in too warm schools

High temperatures, poor ventilation and lack of drinking water in schools make the menopause particularly tough for teachers, the NUT conference hears.

4/20/2014 12:17:52 AM

28 - VIDEO: Ex-terror chief heads 'Trojan horse' probe

An inquiry into allegations of a hard-line Islamist plot to take over 25 Birmingham schools is to be lead by the Met's former national head of counter terrorism, it has been announced.

4/15/2014 7:43:35 PM

29 - German media boss criticises Google

In an open letter to Google's Eric Schmidt the boss of German publishing firm Axel Springer says it is afraid of the search giant.

4/17/2014 2:20:24 PM

30 - VIDEO: Cyborg glasses mimic eye gestures

A Japanese researcher shows off glasses that display computer-generated eyes, which express emotions to save their wearer the effort.

4/16/2014 11:58:26 PM

31 - Ancient life 'frozen' by impacts

Ancient grasses from the Pampas of Argentina were preserved when asteroids struck the area, scientists report.

4/18/2014 2:54:53 AM

32 - VIDEO: Footage of rare 'blood moon' eclipse

People in the Americas have been treated to a rare "blood moon" lunar eclipse. Jonathan Amos explains the science behind the colour change.

4/15/2014 11:15:43 AM

33 - Prince re-signs with 'slave' label

Pop star Prince signs a major deal with Warner Bros Records, the label he famously fell out with nearly 20 years ago.

4/18/2014 4:49:23 PM

34 - VIDEO: Film Review - the week's new releases

Film critic Anna Smith reviews the week's new film releases, including comedy The Love Punch, character driven drama, Locke, and We Are The Best!, a witty drama about a punk band in the 1980s.

4/18/2014 6:54:14 PM

35 - The tale of the lion and the spa break

On International Circus Day, author Jeremy Clay recounts the tale of an escaped lion and a spa stay that proved rather less than stress-free.

4/19/2014 2:34:41 AM

36 - 10 things we didn't know last week

Rhea birds can be extremely dangerous, and more nuggets from the week's news.

4/19/2014 2:17:06 AM

37 - Hundreds march against badger cull

Hundreds of people stage a protest against badger culling in Gloucestershire.

4/19/2014 4:40:54 PM

38 - 'Drink-drive' crash injures officer

A police officer remains in hospital after sustaining injuries when a suspected drink-driver crashed into the side of a police response vehicle.

4/19/2014 1:28:35 PM

39 - Woman's death treated as suspicious

Police are investigating the suspicious death of a 46-year-old woman after her body is found in a flat.

4/19/2014 1:43:21 PM

40 - Women-only Scottish cabinet event

The Scottish government announces a women-only Scottish cabinet event to debate issues related to the independence referendum.

4/20/2014 12:34:35 AM

41 - Man held over NI dissident murder

Police in Northern Ireland arrest a 26-year-old man over the murder of former dissident republican leader Tommy Crossan.

4/19/2014 2:08:26 PM

42 - Motorcyclists die in road accidents

Two motorcyclists die in separate collisions with tractors in Counties Londonderry and Fermanagh.

4/19/2014 4:38:18 PM

43 - Hospital death inquest to be held

The family of a disabled man who died after a routine operation are told they can finally have an inquest, a year after his death.

4/19/2014 1:13:31 PM

44 - Biker killed and two riders injured

A motorcyclist dies in a three-vehicle collision, while two men on a machine are seriously hurt in another crash with a truck towing a boat.

4/19/2014 6:15:27 PM

45 - Nigeria teacher in seized girls plea

The headmistress of a school in Nigeria calls on the government to do more to save teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants.

4/19/2014 7:26:13 PM

46 - Egypt left-winger to challenge Sisi

Egyptian left-winger Hamdeen Sabahi submits his official bid to run for president, the only challenger so far to ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

4/19/2014 3:22:12 PM

47 - Pakistan TV anchor shot in attack

Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan's best known television presenters, is injured in an attack by unidentified gunmen in the southern city of Karachi.

4/19/2014 4:32:17 PM

48 - Plane search at 'critical juncture'

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.

4/19/2014 8:37:18 AM

49 - Federer beats Djokovic to reach final

Roger Federer reaches his fourth Monte Carlo Masters final with victory over defending champion Novak Djokovic.

4/19/2014 4:03:39 PM

50 - Pope leads Good Friday services

Pope Francis highlights the plight of the poor, elderly and abandoned during the Way of the Cross procession in Rome to mark Good Friday.

4/18/2014 11:55:54 PM

51 - Mexico shaken by powerful earthquake

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.

4/19/2014 2:44:18 AM

52 - Court order halts Brazil match

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.

4/19/2014 3:47:19 AM

53 - Al-Qaeda suspects killed in Yemen

An air strike kills at least 13 suspected al-Qaeda militants in central Yemen, with some reports saying three civilians also died.

4/19/2014 10:33:37 AM

54 - Car blast kills two in Bahrain

Two people killed and a third severely wounded after the car they were travelling in exploded in a village near Manama.

4/19/2014 3:32:29 PM

55 - US 'delays' Keystone XL decision

The US state department gives federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL oil pipeline before determining whether to issue a permit.

4/18/2014 9:20:31 PM

56 - Calgary killing suspect's dad speaks

The father of a man suspected of stabbing to death five people in the Canadian city of Calgary says his son was a "great kid" with a bright future.

4/18/2014 3:39:25 PM

57 - Day in pictures: 16 April 2014

News photos from past 24 hours: 16 April

4/16/2014 12:54:07 PM

58 - In pictures: South Korea ferry sinks

Passenger ferry in South Korea capsizes

4/16/2014 6:43:18 PM

59 - In pictures: Chile fire rages on

Huge fire in the Chilean city of Valparaiso

4/14/2014 9:41:57 PM

60 - Day in pictures: 15 April 2014

News photos from past 24 hours: 15 April

4/15/2014 1:01:43 PM

61 - In pictures: Nigeria bus blast

Aftermath of a bomb blast in Abuja

4/14/2014 4:53:51 PM

62 - In pictures: Royals tour New Zealand

Duke and Duchess in New Zealand and Australia

4/14/2014 11:20:01 AM

63 - Day in pictures: 14 April 2014

News photos from past 24 hours: 14 April

4/14/2014 3:16:33 PM

64 - Your pictures: Growth

Readers' photos on the theme of "growth"

4/9/2014 2:09:39 PM

65 - VIDEO: House of Commons

The PM is challenged over his support for Maria Miller following a row over her expenses.

4/9/2014 12:55:29 PM

66 - VIDEO: Kate tries out fighter jet in Australia

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit an air base in Queensland on day four of their tour of Australia.

4/19/2014 7:47:28 AM

67 - VIDEO: 'Luckily we couldn't see the lions'

A driver has been talking about the moment her car caught fire - while in the middle of the lion enclosure at Longleat Safari Park.

4/19/2014 10:30:17 PM

68 - VIDEO: Strong quake shakes Mexico City

A powerful earthquake has struck Mexico City, shaking buildings and causing widespread panic.

4/19/2014 2:43:15 AM

69 - VIDEO: East Ukraine Jews told 'pay tax or go'

Posters and leaflets have appeared in Donetsk, Eastern Ukrainian, demanding Jews register, pay a new tax or leave, because of 'their support for the Kiev government'.

4/19/2014 8:37:38 AM

70 - VIDEO: Archbishop holds outdoor baptisms

The Archbishop of York has baptised 16 people by immersing them in a large tank of water outside York Minster.

4/19/2014 4:41:18 PM

71 - VIDEO: SpaceX launches station cargo flight

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.

4/19/2014 11:55:06 AM

72 - VIDEO: Police appeal over burnt child

A seven-year-old boy who was badly burnt in Aberdeen is in a "critical" condition in hospital, as police appeal for help in finding out what happened.

4/19/2014 11:56:45 AM

73 - VIDEO: 'Tug of war' Banksy art in museum

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

4/18/2014 10:53:02 PM

74 - Your pictures: South Africa

Readers' photos on the theme of South Africa

4/16/2014 9:27:54 AM

75 - Flying the flag for county pride

Preserving the identities of England's counties

4/20/2014 1:21:43 AM

76 - Why big buttocks can be bad for your health

Why budget buttock ops can be bad for your health

4/20/2014 12:16:23 AM

77 - In Pictures: 50 landmark BBC Two shows

Fifty landmark shows from 50 years of BBC Two

4/20/2014 1:08:49 AM

78 - France's silent tea revolution

France falls back in love with tea - but don't expect a British cuppa

4/20/2014 12:10:58 AM

79 - The mod and the rocker 50 years on

A mod and a rocker look back on the Clacton clashes 50 years ago

4/20/2014 1:23:11 AM

80 - Hacking the instrument of the future

Sleep-deprived coders enjoy an epic adventure

4/20/2014 12:22:37 AM

81 - Entrepreneurs' highs and lows

Some of the UK's biggest entrepreneurs share their stories

4/20/2014 1:13:13 AM

82 - Remembering Peter and Paddy

Remembering two of the greatest travel writers

4/18/2014 5:20:11 PM

83 - Anti-Semitic leaflets in Donetsk stir old fears

Anti-Semitic leaflets in Donetsk stir old fears

4/19/2014 3:25:13 PM










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