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Weather blights S Korea ferry search 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:26:00 GMT 
    Bad weather, murky water and strong currents are hampering the search for survivors of a stricken South Korean ferry, from which almost 300 people are missing.


Putin cautious on force in Ukraine 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:40:07 GMT 
    Russia's President Putin says he hopes he will not have to exercise his "right" to send troops into Ukraine, as crisis talks are held with Western leaders in Geneva.


Pistorius forensic tests challenged 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:34:05 GMT 
    The tests carried out by a forensic expert for Oscar Pistorius' murder trial are being rigorously challenged by the state prosecutor in South Africa.


Iran has 'cut uranium stock' - IAEA 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:21:10 GMT 
    Iran has neutralised half of its higher-enriched uranium stockpile, in keeping with a deal agreed earlier this year, the world's nuclear watchdog says.


Mini-sub performs full MH370 search 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:35:38 GMT 
    A mini-sub searching for the missing Malaysian plane completes a full mission at its third attempt, after technical issues cut the first two short.


India votes on biggest polling day 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:37:02 GMT 
    Indians are voting in the biggest day of the general election, pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP.


Tencent brings Candy Crush to China 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:21:59 GMT 
    China's internet giant Tencent will launch the popular Candy Crush game on the mainland in partnership with the game's creator King Digital Entertainment.


US case against Abu Hamza to start 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:33:15 GMT 
    Prosecutors in New York are due to start outlining their case against Abu Hamza al-Masri, the radical cleric extradited from the UK in 2012.


Fate of Nigeria kidnap girls unclear 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:56:51 GMT 
    Mystery surrounds the fate of more than 100 teenage girls abducted from a school in the remote north-east of Nigeria by suspected Islamist militants.


Argentina girl kept years in garage 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:18:53 GMT 
    Police in Argentina say they have rescued a teenage girl who had been starved, beaten and kept in a garage for nine years by her foster parents.


Lavabit loses contempt appeal 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:37:07 GMT 
    A US appeals court upholds a contempt of court ruling against the secure email service provider Lavabit used by whistleblower Edward Snowden.


VIDEO: Pistorius trial shown prosthetic leg 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:35:57 GMT 
    The prosthetic leg belonging to Oscar Pistorius has been shown to the court during his murder trial. He denies murder, claiming he mistook Reeva Steenkamp for a burglar.


VIDEO: India votes on biggest polling day 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:46:07 GMT 
    Indians are voting in the biggest day of the general election, pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP.


AUDIO: The world's first homoerotic stamps 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:48:46 GMT 
    Estelle Lovatt and David Bailey discuss Finland's decision to produce the "world's first" homoerotic stamps


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  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:42:25 GMT 
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