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VIDEO: Service honours ferry victims

April 23, 2014 - 1:46pm
An emotional memorial service has taken place to remember the victims of the South Korean ferry disaster.
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Chelsea trio charged by FA

April 23, 2014 - 1:39pm
Manager Jose Mourinho is among three Chelsea staff charged in the aftermath of the club's defeat by Sunderland.
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Three children found dead in London

April 23, 2014 - 1:10pm
A woman believed to be the mother of three children who were found dead at a south-west London home is arrested on suspicion of murder.
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VIDEO: Calm returns to Rio favela after riots

April 23, 2014 - 1:07pm
The BBC's Wyre Davies visits the Pavaozinho complex the day after riots broke out following the death of a young man allegedly beaten by police.
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Turkey: Armenia killings 'inhumane'

April 23, 2014 - 12:59pm
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan offers condolences for the first time for the mass killings of Armenians under Ottoman rule during WWI.
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DR Congo train in deadly derailment

April 23, 2014 - 12:18pm
At least 63 people have been killed after a freight train overloaded with passengers derailed in Katanga in south-eastern DR Congo, officials say.
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Myanmar democracy veteran mourned

April 23, 2014 - 12:11pm
Hundreds of mourners pay their respects at the funeral of Myanmar pro-democracy veteran Win Tin, who served 19 years in prison for his activism.
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Chelsea Manning granted name change

April 23, 2014 - 11:51am
The soldier who leaked US government documents to Wikileaks is granted the right to legally change her name from Bradley to Chelsea.
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Iran replaces prison service chief

April 23, 2014 - 11:45am
The head of Iran's prison service is replaced following allegations that political prisoners were beaten by guards at Tehran's Evin jail last week.
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Bogota mayor Petro reinstalled

April 23, 2014 - 11:44am
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos reinstates the ousted mayor of Bogota, Gustavo Petro, to his post following a court order to that effect.
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Russian Duma passes film swearing ban

April 23, 2014 - 11:41am
Russia's lower house passes a bill banning swearing from films, music and other works of art.
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Clifford jury gets majority direction

April 23, 2014 - 11:17am
Jurors in the indecent assault trial of publicist Max Clifford are told they can return a majority verdict of nine to one.
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Poniatowska awarded Cervantes Prize

April 23, 2014 - 11:01am
Spain's King Juan Carlos awards the most important award in Spanish literature to Mexican writer Elena Poniatowska at a ceremony in Alcala de Henares.
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Amazon and HBO sign streaming deal

April 23, 2014 - 10:56am
US customers of streaming service Amazon Prime will be able to stream such TV shows as The Sopranos and The Wire thanks to a new deal with subscription channel HBO.
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VIDEO: DJ Duke: Will and Kate hit the decks

April 23, 2014 - 10:52am
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been taught how to DJ, during the latest leg of their royal tour of Australia.
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Boeing raises 2014 profit forecast

April 23, 2014 - 10:51am
US aerospace giant Boeing raises its profit forecast for 2014 as it announces a "strong" first quarter.
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Bank raises UK growth forecast

April 23, 2014 - 10:46am
The Bank of England raises its estimate of economic growth in the first quarter of the year and a CBI survey indicates robust growth in the manufacturing sector.
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Lebanese MPs fail to elect president

April 23, 2014 - 10:27am
Members of Lebanon's parliament fail to elect a new president at the first attempt before Michel Suleiman's six-year term expires on 25 May.
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Obama pledges Japan islands support

April 23, 2014 - 10:11am
US President Barack Obama tells Japan that islands it disputes with China are covered by a bilateral defence treaty, as he begins an Asian tour.
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Man Utd criticised for Moyes sacking

April 23, 2014 - 10:01am
Manchester United are accused of unprofessionalism following the sacking of manager David Moyes.
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