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S Korea ferry captain arrest sought

1 hour 37 min ago
Prosecutors in South Korea ask for an arrest warrant for the captain of the ferry that capsized on Wednesday killing 28, with 268 missing.

Pulis happy to discuss Cardiff row

1 hour 40 min ago
Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis is willing to talk to the Premier League over Cardiff's claims of a team-sheet leak.

Channel Tunnel trains back to normal

1 hour 45 min ago
Channel Tunnel rail services have returned to normal on Good Friday morning after being hit by severe disruption.

Pakistan library named 'Bin Laden'

2 hours 1 min ago
An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital renames its library after Osama Bin Laden, the slain al-Qaeda leader.

ICC calls Kenya Ruto trial witnesses

2 hours 16 min ago
The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague summons reluctant witnesses to testify at the trial of Kenya's Vice-President William Ruto.

Labour hires Obama poll guru Axelrod

2 hours 25 min ago
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.

VIDEO: Everest avalanche kills at least 12

2 hours 25 min ago
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.

One fifth of China soil contaminated

2 hours 32 min ago
Almost a fifth of China's soil is contaminated, an official study released by the government has shown.

Easter funeral for Peaches Geldof

2 hours 34 min ago
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.

US freeing Iran funds as deal 'kept'

3 hours 8 min ago
The United States is to release frozen Iranian funds, saying Tehran has kept commitments made under an interim deal over its nuclear programme.

Everest avalanche kills 12 guides

3 hours 30 min ago
At least 12 local guides have been killed after an avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest, officials in Nepal say.

Trott to take break from cricket

3 hours 36 min ago
England batsman Jonathan Trott is to take a second break from cricket because of a recurrence of his anxiety issues.

Sacked doctor was unfairly dismissed

3 hours 42 min ago
A sacked heart specialist was unfairly dismissed after raising concerns about patient safety, an employment tribunal rules.

Junior officer 'had Korea ship helm'

3 hours 43 min ago
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.

Festival 'lucky' to welcome stars

3 hours 47 min ago
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.

East Ukraine militants snub deal

3 hours 48 min ago
Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine refuse to leave official buildings, just hours after an international deal was reached to defuse the crisis.

Tributes for Gabriel Garcia Marquez

3 hours 54 min ago
Presidents and fellow writers pay tribute to Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez ,who has died in Mexico aged 87.

VIDEO: A day in the life of the BBC in Ukraine

4 hours 27 min ago
James Reynolds records team's day in eastern Ukraine

Hamilton top in second practice

4 hours 58 min ago
Lewis Hamilton heads Ferrari's Fernando Alonso as the Mercedes driver sets the pace in Friday practice at the Chinese GP.

Obama cautious over Ukraine deal

5 hours 46 min ago
President Obama says Russia must show signs of honouring a deal to calm tensions in Ukraine, as separatists remain defiant.