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Many missing as S Korea ferry sinks 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:47:12 GMT 
    Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea, officials say.

Ukraine military column 'disarmed' 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:18:39 GMT 
    Ukraine's defence ministry says six of its armoured vehicles have been seized by pro-Russian militants, amid mounting tension in eastern Ukraine.

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 12:33:07 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    Chad has withdrawn all its peacekeepers from the Central African Republic, an official confirms, after accusations they sided with Muslim rebels.

Wage rises catch up with inflation 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:35:12 GMT 
    After nearly six years of falling real wages, rises in weekly earnings have finally caught up with inflation, according to the Office for National Statistics.

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.

Mini-sub continues search for plane 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:18:51 GMT 
    A robotic submarine continues its search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on the seabed of the southern Indian Ocean.

Saudi intelligence chief removed 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:12:17 GMT 
    Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, has been removed from his post "at his own request", state media report.

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.

Iraqi murder claims a 'conspiracy' 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:54:23 GMT 
    Allegations that 20 Iraqis were murdered by British troops in 2004 were the result of a "conspiracy" to pervert the course of justice, the UK claims.

Bid to extend Mid-East peace talks 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:56:00 GMT 
    Palestinian and Israeli negotiators are to meet to try to extend peace talks beyond the 29 April deadline for a final deal, US officials say.

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.
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