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'More bloodshed ahead if Ukraine talks fail'

16 April 2014, 16:06

Germany’s foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says scheduled four-way talks on the Ukraine crisis must not fail, warning of "the threat of more dead and injured".

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New Zealander killed in Yemen drone strike

16 April 2014, 16:01

A New Zealander with terrorism links was killed in a US drone strike in Yemen last year, PM John Key says, with Canberra confirming that an Australian was also killed in the attack.

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S Korea ferry disaster: Cause still unknown

16 April 2014, 15:01

The cause of a ferry disaster, which resulted in scores of people reported missing, is still not clear. Most of those on board were children and their teachers.

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Syria army launches assault in besieged Homs

16 April 2014, 14:08

Syrian troops and pro-regime militiamen have fought their way into rebel-held neighbourhoods of the central city of Homs after besieging them for nearly two years.

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Aus state premier quits over wine 'memory fail'

16 April 2014, 14:00

A leading Australian politician has resigned after admitting to a "massive memory fail" when he told a corruption inquiry he never received a bottle of wine worth Aus$3 000.

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Mini-sub aborts again in MH370 search

16 April 2014, 14:01

A mini-submarine making its second dive in the hunt for Malaysian jet MH370 has encountered a "technical difficulty" and resurfaced, officials say, after the first mission also aborted.

Supremacist faces charges in Jewish killings

16 April 2014, 14:01

A white supremacist, charged in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites, has been brought into a video conference room in a wheelchair to make his first court appearance.

Scores still missing in S Korea ferry accident

16 April 2014, 13:03

South Korean officials say as many as 295 people are still missing after a ferry carrying 477 passengers and crew capsized off the south coast.

Calgary stabbings 'the worst mass slaying'

16 April 2014, 12:54

A University of Calgary student has been charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party, the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city’s history, police say.

Rebels spotted with US-made rockets in Syria

16 April 2014, 11:51

Online videos show Syrian rebels using what appear to be US anti-tank rockets, weapons experts say, the first significant American-built armaments in the country's civil war.

Hillary Clinton shoe thrower detained

16 April 2014, 11:47

A federal magistrate has ordered a Phoenix woman to remain jailed until she is returned to Las Vegas to face charges alleging she threw a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton during a speech.

Backpacks detonated near Boston 2014 finish line

16 April 2014, 09:54

US police have detonated two backpacks near the finish line of the Boston Marathon and arrested a suspect on the anniversary of last year's deadly bombings, media reports.

Ferry sinks off South Korean coast

16 April 2014, 09:38

Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers have scrambled to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students, after a ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast.

White supremacist charged with Kansas murders

16 April 2014, 09:19

The suspect in the killings of three people at two Jewish facilities near Kansas City, has been charged with capital murder and first-degree premeditated murder.

'Poorest president' declares $322 883 in wealth

16 April 2014, 08:42

Uruguay president has declared $322 883 in wealth: flower farm, bank account and 2 VW Beetles.

Security Council sees grim images of Syrian dead

16 April 2014, 07:41

France's ambassador says the members of the UN Security Council fell silent after viewing a series of ghastly photographs of dead Syrian civil war victims.

Owner of Bangladesh factory faces murder charges

16 April 2014, 07:59

The owner of a nine-storey building that collapsed and killed 1 135 Bangladeshi garment workers in April last year is to face murder charges, police say.

Indian voters lured by cash, drugs, liquor

15 April 2014, 21:28

Indian election officials have seized a record $36 million dollars of cash concealed in cars, private planes and even ambulances that they say was destined to buy off voters.

UN cites human rights violations in Ukraine

15 April 2014, 20:29

A UN human rights report on Ukraine has pointed out many violations that led to the Maidan protests in Ukraine.

Muslim rebels caution Philippine military

15 April 2014, 19:37

A leader of the Philippines' largest Muslim rebel group has urged the military to take precautions after a clash in which 20 people were killed, exposing the fragile nature of a landmark peace accord.

Judge considers staying Ohio gay marriage ruling

15 April 2014, 18:20

A Judge who ordered Ohio officials to recognize out-of-state gay marriages is considering a stay of his decision pending appeal.

India's Maoists apologise after deadly bus attack

15 April 2014, 17:23

India's Maoist rebels have issued a public apology after a deadly weekend landmine attack on a bus carrying election officials, calling it a "big mistake".

India recognises transgenders as 'third gender'

15 April 2014, 16:10

India's highest court recognised the existence of a third gender that is neither male nor female, in a landmark judgement hailed by transgender people.

Boston bombing victims remembered, one year on

15 April 2014, 16:10

One year after the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, the north-eastern US city will pay solemn tribute to the victims of the attack.

Ukraine struggles as east slips out of its control

15 April 2014, 15:01

Over the past 10 days, more than a dozen government offices in eastern Ukraine have been taken over by pro-Russian forces, with most of the seizures following the same pattern.

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