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Deal struck to calm Ukraine crisis 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:48:41 GMT 
    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 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:02:42 GMT 
    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 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:30:38 GMT 
    The Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, dies in Mexico aged 87, his family says.


Deadly attack on South Sudan UN base 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:44:44 GMT 
    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.


Artists have unique brain structure 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:35:53 GMT 
    Artists' brains are structurally different to non-artists in areas relating to fine motor movements and visual imagery, a study finds.


Pistorius forensic tests challenged 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:50:29 GMT 
    The tests carried out by a forensic expert for Oscar Pistorius' murder trial are rigorously challenged by the state prosecutor in South Africa.


French troops free Mali aid workers 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:20:05 GMT 
    French troops in Mali free five aid workers who were kidnapped in the north of the country by suspected Islamist militants in February.


Rob Ford to launch re-election bid 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:27:49 GMT 
    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".


Iran has 'cut uranium stock' - IAEA 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:21:10 GMT 
    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.


Mini-sub performs full MH370 search 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:35:38 GMT 
    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.


Abu Hamza 'used cover of religion' 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:46:44 GMT 
    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.


George Alagiah treated for cancer 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:13:34 GMT 
    BBC News presenter George Alagiah is diagnosed with bowel cancer and will take a break from broadcasting while he receives treatment.


VIDEO: Pistorius trial shown prosthetic leg 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:35:57 GMT 
    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.


VIDEO: India votes on biggest polling day 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:46:07 GMT 
    Indians are voting in the biggest day of the general election, pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP.


AUDIO: The world's first homoerotic stamps 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:48:46 GMT 
    Estelle Lovatt and David Bailey discuss Finland's decision to produce the "world's first" homoerotic stamps
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