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Prosecutors in South Korea ask for an arrest warrant for the captain of the ferry that capsized on Wednesday killing 28, with 268 missing.
Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis is willing to talk to the Premier League over Cardiff's claims of a team-sheet leak.
Channel Tunnel rail services have returned to normal on Good Friday morning after being hit by severe disruption.
An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital renames its library after Osama Bin Laden, the slain al-Qaeda leader.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague summons reluctant witnesses to testify at the trial of Kenya's Vice-President William Ruto.
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.
An avalanche on Mount Everest has left at least 12 Sherpa guides dead and is thought to be the deadliest climbing tragedy on the mountain.
Almost a fifth of China's soil is contaminated, an official study released by the government has shown.
Peaches Geldof's funeral is to be held on Easter Monday at the church where she was married and her mother's funeral held, her family says.
The United States is to release frozen Iranian funds, saying Tehran has kept commitments made under an interim deal over its nuclear programme.
At least 12 local guides have been killed after an avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest, officials in Nepal say.
England batsman Jonathan Trott is to take a second break from cricket because of a recurrence of his anxiety issues.
A sacked heart specialist was unfairly dismissed after raising concerns about patient safety, an employment tribunal rules.
The third officer was at the helm of the ferry that capsized off South Korea, investigators say, as divers work to access the sunken hull.
Organisers of the Hay Festival of literature say they are "incredibly lucky" to welcome big names such as Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher as part of the line-up for this years event.
Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine refuse to leave official buildings, just hours after an international deal was reached to defuse the crisis.
Presidents and fellow writers pay tribute to Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez ,who has died in Mexico aged 87.
James Reynolds records team's day in eastern Ukraine
Lewis Hamilton heads Ferrari's Fernando Alonso as the Mercedes driver sets the pace in Friday practice at the Chinese GP.
President Obama says Russia must show signs of honouring a deal to calm tensions in Ukraine, as separatists remain defiant.