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Egypt's Morsi jailed for 20 years 
  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:13:02 GMT 
    Egypt's former President Mohammed Morsi gets a 20 year jail sentence over the abuse of protesters during his rule, the first of many verdicts he faces.


Sunk migrants' boat captain charged 
  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:19:28 GMT 
    The captain of a boat that capsized off Libya, killing about 800 migrants, has been charged with reckless multiple homicide, Italian officials say.


Japan train sets new speed record 
  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:53:25 GMT 
    A Japanese magnetic levitation train breaks its own world speed record, hitting 603km/h (374mph) on a test run near Mount Fuji.


'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' trial begins 
  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:47:29 GMT 
    The trial of a 93-year-old former Nazi SS guard, known as the "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz" opens in Germany.


AC/DC drummer Rudd pleads guilty 
  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 01:20:48 GMT 
    Phil Rudd, drummer with Australian hard rock group AC/DC, unexpectedly pleads guilty at a New Zealand court to making a threat to kill.


South Korea PM offers to resign 
  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:28:38 GMT 
    South Korea's Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo offers to resign just two months into the job after accusations of accepting bribes.


Utah woman jailed for killing babies 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:31:50 GMT 
    A Utah woman who admitted killing six of her own babies and hiding their bodies in her garage is sentenced to up to life in prison.


Ferguson wins local paper a Pulitzer 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:44:42 GMT 
    Several local papers join national broadsheets on the winners' list of the 2015 Pulitzer Prizes, US journalism's top awards.


Turkey says it 'shares' Armenia pain 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:08:35 GMT 
    Ahmet Davutoglu says Turkey will "respectfully remember" deaths of Armenians in 1915 but stops short of recognising the killings as genocide.


Solar plane aims for Chinese coast 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:15:04 GMT 
    The round-the-world, fuel-free aeroplane, Solar Impulse, head to Nanjing to prepare for an epic Pacific crossing.


Three dead in New South Wales storm 
  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:40:27 GMT 
    Three people die as storms with winds of up to 135km/h (85 mph) batter New South Wales, Australia, with more bad weather forecast.


Groundhog Day set for London stage 
  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:29:56 GMT 
    A stage musical version of classic comedy film Groundhog Day is to have its world premiere at the Old Vic in 2016, directed by its new artistic director Matthew Warchus.


VIDEO: Greek residents aid migrant rescue 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:54:30 GMT 
    Greek coastguards and locals have rescued around 80 migrants whose boat ran aground off the island of Rhodes.


VIDEO: Sicily's 'cemeteries of migrants' 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:29:57 GMT 
    Italian coastguards are continuing to search for bodies off the coast of Sicily as hundreds of migrants are feared dead after their boat capsized.


VIDEO: Migrant: 'I pray to go and succeed' 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:19:41 GMT 
    Tijan Jagne is trying to save enough money to get to Libya and from there across the Mediterranean to Europe.
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