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In pictures: Peru jail puts on musical

April 16, 2014 - 6:14pm
Peru prisoners mark Holy Week with Lloyd Webber musical
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VIDEO: Hunt for 100 abducted girls in Nigeria

April 16, 2014 - 6:06pm
Security forces in Borno State in Nigeria are searching for dozens of teenage girls abducted by suspected members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
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VIDEO: Hundreds missing as S Korea ferry sinks

April 16, 2014 - 5:46pm
A major rescue operation is under way after a ferry carrying more than 470 people sank off the coast of South Korea.
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Manchester City 2-2 Sunderland

April 16, 2014 - 5:44pm
Manchester City's Premier League title hopes are dealt a blow after they are held to a draw by bottom side Sunderland.
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Everton 2-3 Crystal Palace

April 16, 2014 - 5:24pm
Everton hand the initiative back to Arsenal in the race for fourth as they suffer a surprise 3-2 defeat to Crystal Palace.
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Blakelock family 'must feel angry'

April 16, 2014 - 5:00pm
Nicholas Jacobs, the man cleared of killing PC Keith Blakelock in 1985, says he would feel "angry and disappointed" if he was a member of the police officer's family.
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First Heartbleed 'hacker' arrested

April 16, 2014 - 4:56pm
A 19-year-old Canadian is charged with hacking the Canada Revenue Agency's website, becoming the first arrest over the Heartbleed security breach.
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VIDEO: NYPD shuts down Muslim 'spying' unit

April 16, 2014 - 4:50pm
A secret New York Police Department programme designed to eavesdrop on Muslims to identify potential terrorism threats has been disbanded.
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VIDEO: CCTV reveals dog as hunted car vandal

April 16, 2014 - 3:57pm
A vandal responsible for puncturing more than two dozen vehicle tyres in a quiet Cumbrian village has been unmasked as a dog.
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Girls missing since 1971 found dead

April 16, 2014 - 3:37pm
The human remains found in a car discovered in a drought-parched South Dakota creek last year were two girls who disappeared in 1971, officials say.
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Brazil troops guard strike-hit Bahia

April 16, 2014 - 3:31pm
Brazil sends thousands of federal troops to maintain order in the north-eastern state of Bahia after police there went on strike over pay.
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Injured Pietersen out of IPL opener

April 16, 2014 - 3:15pm
Kevin Pietersen will miss Delhi Daredevils' IPL opening game against Bangalore on Thursday with a finger injury.
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North Dakota abortion ban overturned

April 16, 2014 - 2:50pm
A US federal judge overthrows a North Dakota law banning abortion after the foetus' heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks in some cases.
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Two killed in M26 five-vehicle crash

April 16, 2014 - 2:35pm
Two people die in a five-vehicle crash which closed the M26 in both directions.
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Iran execution stopped at last minute

April 16, 2014 - 2:07pm
The public hanging stopped at the last minute
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UN mulls medal for peacekeepers

April 16, 2014 - 1:33pm
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.
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VIDEO: Pistorius trial day 23 - in 60 secs

April 16, 2014 - 1:28pm
The girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius was shot in quick succession as she fell down, a forensics expert has told the South African athlete's murder trial.
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Ukraine military column 'disarmed'

April 16, 2014 - 1:24pm
Ukraine's defence ministry says six of its armoured vehicles have been seized by pro-Russian militants, amid mounting tension in eastern Ukraine.
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Villa boss Lambert praised by owner

April 16, 2014 - 1:20pm
Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner praises club boss Paul Lambert after he has had to confront some "unexpected issues".
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Mid-East peace talks meeting delayed

April 16, 2014 - 1:11pm
A meeting between Palestinian and Israeli peace negotiators has been postponed in the wake of a killing of an Israeli in the West Bank.
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