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Deal struck to calm Ukraine crisis
Russia, Ukraine, the US and the European Union say all sides have agreed to steps to "de-escalate" the crisis in eastern Ukraine at talks in Geneva.

Weather blights S Korea ferry search
Bad weather, murky water and strong currents are hampering the search for more than 270 people missing after a South Korean ferry sank.

Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies
The Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies in Mexico aged 87, his family says.

Deadly attack on South Sudan UN base
Dozens of civilians sheltering in a UN base in the South Sudan city of Bor have been killed in an attack by armed youths, the UN says.

Iran has 'cut uranium stock' - IAEA
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.

French troops free Mali aid workers
French troops in Mali free five aid workers who were kidnapped in the north of the country by suspected Islamist militants in February.

Pistorius forensic tests challenged
The tests carried out by a forensic expert for Oscar Pistorius' murder trial are rigorously challenged by the state prosecutor in South Africa.

Mini-sub performs full MH370 search
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.

Fresh Syria gas attack alleged
Activists in Syria have published what they say is evidence of a chlorine gas attack by government forces - the fourth, they say, this month.

Rob Ford to launch re-election bid
Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is set to kick off his re-election campaign at an event his brother has called "history in the making".

Salsa legend Cheo Feliciano dies
Puerto Rican salsa singer and composer Cheo Feliciano dies in a car crash in his native island aged 78.

Australia navy captains disciplined
An Australian navy captain is removed from his command and another disciplined for violating Indonesia's waters on asylum patrol duties.

Abu Hamza 'used cover of religion'
A radical cleric extradited from the UK "used the cover of religion" to hide his part in a global terror campaign, a prosecutor in New York says.

Chelsea Clinton announces pregnancy
The daughter of former US President Bill Clinton and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announces she is pregnant with her first child.

VIDEO: CCTV reveals dog as hunted car vandal
A vandal responsible for puncturing more than two dozen vehicle tyres in a quiet Cumbrian village has been unmasked as a dog.

Obama: Healthcare law 'is working'
President Barack Obama defends his signature healthcare law, saying the debate over its repeal is "over" as he touts high enrolment numbers.

Portland to empty city reservoir
The city of Portland, Oregon, is dumping 38m gallons (143m litres) of reservoir water after a teenager was caught urinating into the water supply.

Mexico 'cartel city' mayor arrested
The mayor of a city known as a stronghold of Mexico's Knights Templar drug cartel is arrested on suspicion of extorting money on the cartel's behalf.

Brazil troops guard strike-hit Bahia
Brazil sends thousands of federal troops to maintain order in the north-eastern state of Bahia after police there went on strike over pay.

Parents seek Nigeria kidnap girls
The parents of some of the girls abducted from their school in north-east Nigeria head into the forests in a dangerous search for their daughters.

Algeria votes on Bouteflika's future
Algerians are voting in elections in which incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, is seeking a fourth term.

India votes on biggest polling day
Indians are voting in the biggest day of the general election, pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP.

Weibo shares surge on US debut
Shares in China's largest Twitter-like service, Weibo, went up by almost 20% on the first day of its listing in the US, despite a disappointing start.

German media boss criticises Google
In an open letter to Google's Eric Schmidt the boss of German publishing firm Axel Springer says it is afraid of the search giant.

Channel Tunnel train delay 'chaos'
Hundreds of Channel Tunnel rail passengers are stuck at stations, after a series of problems caused delays.

Mid-East peace talks meeting delayed
A meeting between Palestinian and Israeli peace negotiators has been postponed in the wake of a killing of an Israeli in the West Bank.

Saudi intelligence chief removed
Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, has been removed from his post "at his own request", state media report.

Co-op Group reports 2.5bn loss
The Co-operative Group reports losses of 2.5bn, the worst results in its 150-year history, after what its chief executive calls a "disastrous" year.

Female MPs shunning PMQs - Bercow
Some female MPs have stopped attending Prime Minister's Questions because it is so "bad", says Speaker John Bercow.

US banking giants see mixed results
US banking giant Goldman Sachs reports a drop in net earnings while Morgan Stanley sees profits jump.

Anglo Irish bank pair found guilty
Two former Anglo Irish bank chiefs have been found guilty of making loans designed to illegally prop up the bank's share price.

Mulberry warns of lower profits
Luxury goods retailer Mulberry issues its second profit warning since Christmas and says it will look to introduce new "more affordable" products.

Palace loss should not stand - Cardiff
Cardiff City claim Crystal Palace got hold of important team information in advance of a key Premier League match.

Robson out of French Open & Wimbledon
Britain's Laura Robson confirms she will miss the French Open and Wimbledon after having minor wrist surgery.

Rosberg plans Hamilton Bahrain talk
Nico Rosberg is to discuss with Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton his concern their fight for victory in Bahrain went too far.

BP Portrait Award shortlist unveiled
Three artists are shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award 2014, for work featuring a homeless man, a reluctant mother and a mature fashionista.

George Alagiah treated for cancer
BBC News presenter George Alagiah is diagnosed with bowel cancer and will take a break from broadcasting while he receives treatment.

Leigh and Loach selected for Cannes
Veteran British directors Mike Leigh and Ken Loach see their new films selected for competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

VIDEO: Pistorius trial shown prosthetic leg
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.

AUDIO: The world's first homoerotic stamps
Estelle Lovatt and David Bailey discuss Finland's decision to produce the "world's first" homoerotic stamps

VIDEO: Royals visit bush fire-ravaged town
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited an area of the Blue Mountains in Australia devastated by bush-fires six months ago.

VIDEO: India votes on biggest polling day
Indians are voting in the biggest day of the general election, pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP.

VIDEO: Confidence returns to Kashmir
As Indians vote in the biggest day of the general election, the BBC's Mike Wooldridge reports from Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

VIDEO: Hunt for 100 abducted girls in Nigeria
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.

VIDEO: NYPD shuts down Muslim 'spying' unit
A secret New York Police Department programme designed to eavesdrop on Muslims to identify potential terrorism threats has been disbanded.

VIDEO: Hundreds missing as S Korea ferry sinks
A major rescue operation is under way after a ferry carrying more than 470 people sank off the coast of South Korea.

Welcome (back) to Beijing
The BBC's new China editor on what's changed since she last lived there

Iran killer's reprieve stokes campaign against executions
Killer's reprieve stokes campaign against executions in Iran

Obituary: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies

The Saudi women smoking shishas
Should a woman need a man with her to smoke a hookah?

Harrowing text messages as ferry sank
As ferry sank, students sent parents harrowing text messages

Pistorius trial: Unresolved questions
Key questions the Pistorius defence needs to answer

Could you get elected in India?
Take our quiz to assess your election hopes in India

Should drug firms make payments to doctors?
Does it matter that drug firms give doctors money and gifts?

Indian bike messenger firm takes off
How easy is it for Indian start-up firms to get their wheels turning?

VIDEO: Eaten by cannibals in New Guinea?
Solving the mystery of Michael Rockefeller

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