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It's been a grim Easter Sunday in South Korea as the death toll continues to rise from the ferry disaster that left nearly 300 passengers, many of the...
The radio call transcript gives new detail to a tragedy that has left about 240 people missing. Early in its plight, the South Korean ferry seems to h...
The Easter holiday finds Christians in the Middle East concerned over what the future may hold. As the violence in Syria deepens, many Armenians remem...

World

BBC
An explosion and fire on Gibraltar cuts power to much of the British territory and disrupts a number of online betting operations around the world....
Leading public figures claim David Cameron risks causing division in society with his recent comments that the UK is a Christian country....
The story of Joseph Heller's 'forgotten' Catch-22 theatre script...
The battle for exclusive online TV shows...
Cubans trace roots back to remote Sierra Leone village...

Europe

BBC
An explosion and fire on Gibraltar cuts power to much of the British territory and disrupts a number of online betting operations around the world....
Eight skydivers on an Easter Sunday jump are killed as their plane crashes near the town of Jamijarvi in Finland....
Images from around the world as Christians mark Easter Sunday...
The Russian foreign ministry expresses outrage at a fatal shooting incident in eastern Ukraine which it blames on Ukrainian nationalists....
Stanislas Wawrinka beats fellow Swiss Roger Federer to win the first Masters 1000 title of his career in Monte Carlo....

Canada

CBC
The family of one of the five young people tragically killed in Calgary last week is speaking out....
Thousands of people are amassing this afternoon at the Vancouver Art Gallery for 4/20, marking the last official gathering of the annu...
A bear spent part of Easter Sunday with its head stuck in a plastic jar, until officials in Sudbury, Ont., were able to free the anima...
The federal government cut almost of all of its funding for agencies that had been offering mental health services to thousands of tra...
Health officials in Edmonton are issuing warnings after a passenger who arrived in the city on a flight from Vancouver was later diagn...

Australia-Pacific

ABC
The National Water Commission could be axed as part of the Federal Government's savings drive.The decade-old commission, an independent statutory auth...
A man has been charged over the murder of two young sisters in Melbourne's north-east.Emergency services found the bodies of two girls aged under 10 a...
Neville Wran dominated New South Wales politics for a decade and gave Labor new heart in one of its blackest periods....

Middle East

BBC
Left-winger Hamdeen Sabahi will be the only challenger to ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Egypt's presidential election, as registration ends....
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani urges equal opportunities and rights for women and condemns discrimination in a speech marking Women's Day....
Images from around the world as Christians mark Easter Sunday...
A Kuwaiti judge orders the temporary closure of two independent newspapers for breaking a news blackout about an alleged plot to topple the emir....
A drone attack in south Yemen has killed at least three suspected al-Qaeda fighters, defence officials and local tribal chiefs say....

Asia-Pacific

BBC
State authorities in Kyrgyzstan are trying to fight practices of bride kidnapping in the country. Two victims of bride kidnapping spoke to the BBC....
A ritual on the Ganges turns out to be not quite what it seems...
A special commission is to investigate an attack against a prominent television anchor in Pakistan, the government has announced....
Is this India's first social media election?...
Images from around the world as Christians mark Easter Sunday...

South-Asia

BBC
State authorities in Kyrgyzstan are trying to fight practices of bride kidnapping in the country. Two victims of bride kidnapping spoke to the BBC....
A ritual on the Ganges turns out to be not quite what it seems...
A special commission is to investigate an attack against a prominent television anchor in Pakistan, the government has announced....
Is this India's first social media election?...
Images from around the world as Christians mark Easter Sunday...

Business

BBC
The battle for exclusive online TV shows...
The expat investor helping businesses in Somalia...
Two cultures collide at the online retail giant...
Scottish government agencies Scottish Enterprise and Visit Scotland have quit business lobby organisation CBI after it formally backed the campaign ag...
The fashion house Giorgio Armani pays 270m euros (£222m; $374m) to the Italian authorities to settle a tax bill....
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