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VIDEO: Christians mark Easter in tense Ukraine

20 hours 56 min ago
Orthodox Christians in Ukraine are celebrating Easter although the situation in the country remains unstable.

VIDEO: Greek skies light up for Easter

21 hours 15 min ago
Rival parishes on the Greek island of Chios have marked the evening before Orthodox Easter - by firing hundreds of rockets at each other's churches.

Anger erupts over Korea ferry rescue

April 19, 2014 - 11:49pm
Families of passengers on a sunken South Korean ferry protest angrily over the rescue operation, scuffling with police on Jindo island.

VIDEO: Syria-held French journalists freed

April 19, 2014 - 10:08pm
Four French journalists held captive in Syria for almost a year have been freed.

Charities chief warns of extremism

April 19, 2014 - 9:25pm
Islamic extremism is the "most deadly" threat to charities in England and Wales, says William Shawcross, chairman of the Charity Commission.

Brazil cars torched in protest

April 19, 2014 - 8:43pm
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.

UN envoy and Israel in access row

April 19, 2014 - 8:08pm
The UN envoy to the Middle East accuses Israel of blocking his way to an Easter ceremony in Jerusalem, as Israel questions his judgement.

Novice 'steered South Korea ferry'

April 19, 2014 - 7:48pm
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.

Teachers warn of CCTV intrusion

April 19, 2014 - 7:32pm
Teachers are warning that CCTV safety cameras are being misused by senior staff as a way of spying on lessons.

Hacking the instrument of the future

April 19, 2014 - 7:22pm
Sleep-deprived coders enjoy an epic adventure

Why big buttocks can be bad for your health

April 19, 2014 - 7:16pm
Why budget buttock ops can be bad for your health

France's silent tea revolution

April 19, 2014 - 7:10pm
France falls back in love with tea - but don't expect a British cuppa

VIDEO: Why France is rediscovering tea

April 19, 2014 - 7:10pm
France has been rediscovering a passion for tea, with a recent boom in sales of high-quality scented and non-scented blends.

Iran condemns US skyscraper seizure

April 19, 2014 - 6:05pm
Iran condemns a decision to seize a Manhattan high-rise belonging to a charity and give proceeds from its sale to victims of attacks by Iran-backed militants.

Syria-held French journalists freed

April 19, 2014 - 5:42pm
Four French journalists held captive in Syria for months have been freed and are in "good health", says President Francois Hollande.

'Dozens die' in S Sudan cattle raid

April 19, 2014 - 5:37pm
Dozens of people are killed in a cattle raid in a remote herders' camp in South Sudan's northern Warrap state, local officials say.

VIDEO: Prominent Pakistan journalist shot

April 19, 2014 - 5:36pm
Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan's most prominent television personalities, has been shot and wounded in the city of Karachi.

Japan to base troops near islands

April 19, 2014 - 5:29pm
Japan begins building a military radar station near the Senkaku islands, focus of a bitter territorial row with China, which calls them the Diaoyus.

Mourinho 'congratulates' referee Dean

April 19, 2014 - 5:24pm
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho 'congratulates' referee Mike Dean after the Blues' title bid was dented by a loss to Sunderland.

Mourinho 'congratulates' referee Dean

April 19, 2014 - 5:24pm
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho 'congratulates' referee Mike Dean after the Blues' title bid was dented by a loss to Sunderland.