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Search for S Korea ferry passengers 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:29:47 GMT 
    Emergency services continue to search overnight for almost 300 people unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people sank off South Korea.


Ukraine military column 'disarmed' 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:24:05 GMT 
    Ukraine's defence ministry says six of its armoured vehicles have been seized by pro-Russian militants, amid mounting tension in eastern Ukraine.


Birth of 'new Saturn moon' witnessed 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:44:31 GMT 
    Scientists say they have discovered what could be the birth of a new moon in the rings of Saturn.


Reeva Steenkamp shot in 'rapid fire' 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:06:27 GMT 
    The girlfriend of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius was shot in quick succession, a forensics expert says, contradicting police ballistics testimony.


Pakistan Taliban end ceasefire 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:02:44 GMT 
    The Pakistani Taliban say they will not extend a ceasefire with the government announced last month, but will remain committed to peace talks.


Head of oldest African park shot 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:39:39 GMT 
    The Belgian director of Africa's oldest national park - Virunga in the Democratic Republic of Congo - is shot and wounded in an ambush.


'Last' Chadian soldier leaves CAR 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:12:21 GMT 
    Chad has withdrawn all its peacekeepers from the Central African Republic, an official confirms, after accusations they sided with Muslim rebels.


Search after Nigeria school kidnap 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:04:00 GMT 
    The Nigerian military joins the search for at least 100 teenage girls abducted from a school in the remote northeast.


MtGox exchange put in administration 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:38:08 GMT 
    The Bitcoin exchange MtGox has been placed in administration by a Japanese court and it is expected that bankruptcy proceedings will be started.


Jordan 'targets vehicles from Syria' 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:49:56 GMT 
    Jordanian warplanes have targeted and destroyed several vehicles trying to cross the border from Syria, the Jordanian military says.


Mid-East peace talks meeting delayed 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:11:21 GMT 
    A meeting between Palestinian and Israeli peace negotiators has been postponed in the wake of a killing of an Israeli in the West Bank.


EU approves alien species blacklist 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:47:39 GMT 
    The European Parliament has approved new legislation to stem the spread of invasive species such as "killer" shrimp or Japanese knotweed.


UN mulls medal for peacekeepers 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:33:02 GMT 
    The UN Security Council hears a proposal to create a medal for bravery in UN peacekeeping, to be named after a Senegalese soldier who saved lives during the Rwandan genocide.


VIDEO: Abducted Nigerian girls still missing 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:32:45 GMT 
    Security forces in Borno State in Nigeria are searching for 100 teenage girls abducted by suspected members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.


VIDEO: Clashes erupt at al-Aqsa mosque 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:55:12 GMT 
    Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli riot police near the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.
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