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Republican shot dead in west Belfast

1 hour 27 min ago
A prominent dissident republican, Tommy Crossan, has been shot dead in west Belfast.

Republican shot dead in west Belfast

1 hour 27 min ago
A prominent dissident republican, Tommy Crossan, has been shot dead in west Belfast.

South Korea ferry captain 'held'

1 hour 32 min ago
The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank earlier this week leaving hundreds of people missing has been arrested, Yonhap news agency says.

South Korea ferry captain 'held'

1 hour 32 min ago
The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank earlier this week leaving hundreds of people missing has been arrested, Yonhap news agency says.

VIDEO: World's prettiest Easter eggs?

1 hour 40 min ago
A Slavic community museum in Germany is keeping alive the traditional craft of Easter egg painting.

VIDEO: World's prettiest Easter eggs?

1 hour 40 min ago
A Slavic community museum in Germany is keeping alive the traditional craft of Easter egg painting.

Mexico shaken by powerful earthquake

1 hour 52 min ago
A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake hits several states in southern and western Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital and causing panic, but there are no reports of casualties or damage.

Moores to be new England coach

2 hours 5 min ago
Peter Moores is to be named England coach for a second time, BBC Sport understands.

Kiev reaches out to eastern rebels

3 hours 11 min ago
Ukraine's interim authorities appeal for unity, promising to meet some demands of pro-Russian protesters occupying buildings in the east.

I deserve more recognition - Toure

3 hours 13 min ago
Manchester City's Yaya Toure thinks he is not regarded as one of the best players on the planet because he is from Africa.

Algeria's president gets fourth term

3 hours 55 min ago
Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, wins a fourth term in office taking more than 81% of the vote.

Boy in hospital with severe burns

3 hours 57 min ago
A seven-year-old boy is taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after an incident involving petrol left him with severe burns.

British teenager killed in Syria

4 hours 23 min ago
An 18-year-old British man who was killed in Syria "died in battle" and was not a terrorist, his father tells the BBC.

New Ferrari boss upbeat for future

4 hours 28 min ago
Ferrari will do "whatever is needed" to return to the top of Formula 1, according to their new team principal.

Nadal loses to Ferrer in Monte Carlo

4 hours 48 min ago
World number one Rafael Nadal is beaten 7-6 6-4 by David Ferrer in the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters.

Gul rules out Erdogan job swap

4 hours 54 min ago
President Abdullah Gul of Turkey appears to rule out a Russian-style job swap with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan when his term ends later this year.

Bomb kills at least 14 in Syria

5 hours 22 sec ago
At least 14 people are killed after a car bomb explodes in a government-controlled area of the besieged Syrian city of Homs.

Prince re-signs with 'slave' label

5 hours 31 sec ago
Pop star Prince signs a major deal with Warner Bros Records, the label he famously fell out with nearly 20 years ago.

Eastern Ukraine militants snub deal

5 hours 45 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.

Giorgio Armani settles tax dispute

5 hours 56 min ago
The fashion house Giorgio Armani pays 270m euros (£222m; $374m) to the Italian authorities to settle a tax bill.