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Novice 'steered South Korea ferry'

1 hour 9 min ago
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.

Chelsea 1-2 Sunderland

1 hour 13 min ago
Bottom club Sunderland earn a stunning win at Chelsea that dents the Blues' title hopes and gives Liverpool a major boost.

Nigeria teacher in seized girls plea

1 hour 50 min ago
The headmistress of a school in Nigeria calls on the government to do more to save teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants.

Holy Fire celebrated in Jerusalem

2 hours 54 min ago
Thousands of Christian worshippers celebrate Easter's Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

Holy Fire celebrated in Jerusalem

2 hours 54 min ago
Thousands of Christian worshippers celebrate Easter's Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

Newcastle United 1-2 Swansea City

3 hours 17 min ago
Wilfried Bony's stoppage time penalty secures Swansea a late victory against Newcastle at St James' Park.

Cardiff City 1-1 Stoke City

3 hours 29 min ago
Cardiff claim what could yet prove a vital point in their fight against relegation against visitors Stoke.

Pakistan TV anchor shot in attack

4 hours 44 min ago
Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan's best known television presenters, is injured in an attack by unidentified gunmen in the southern city of Karachi.

Federer beats Djokovic to reach final

5 hours 13 min ago
Roger Federer reaches his fourth Monte Carlo Masters final with victory over defending champion Novak Djokovic.

Car blast kills two in Bahrain

5 hours 44 min ago
Two people killed and a third severely wounded after the car they were travelling in exploded in a village near Manama.

Egypt left-winger to challenge Sisi

5 hours 54 min ago
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.

VIDEO: Three missing in Everest avalanche

7 hours 1 min ago
The search resumes for three missing local guides after an avalanche kills 13 Sherpas on the slopes of Mount Everest.

Man held over NI dissident murder

7 hours 8 min ago
Police in Northern Ireland arrest a 26-year-old man over the murder of former dissident republican leader Tommy Crossan.

VIDEO: Nigeria 'should do more' on abductions

7 hours 9 min ago
Nigeria's military has admitted that most of the teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants have not been freed as it earlier stated.

VIDEO: S Korea families watch dive footage

7 hours 33 min ago
Divers in South Korea have reached the lower deck of the ferry which sank on Wednesday, glimpsing at what appeared to be several bodies.

No way back for Pietersen - Downton

7 hours 53 min ago
England managing director Paul Downton says there is no chance of a recall for Kevin Pietersen under new coach Peter Moores.

China win is mine to lose - Hamilton

8 hours 51 min ago
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton admits he starts Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix as strong favourite after qualifying on pole position.

Syria-held French journalists freed

8 hours 57 min ago
Four French journalists held captive in Syria for months have been freed and are in "good health", says President Francois Hollande.

Hunt warns against schools extremism

9 hours 18 sec ago
Labour's Tristram Hunt has told teachers in Birmingham that there is no place for "cultural or gender segregation" in schools.

Moores named as new England coach

9 hours 19 min ago
Lancashire coach Peter Moores will lead England for a second time, succeeding Andy Flower who resigned in January.