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A large piece of metal was found this week along the coast of western Australia. But authorities are convinced it is not debris from Malaysia Airlines...
Authorities say an Afghan security guard opened fire at a hospital run by a U.S.-based Christian group. Two victims were reportedly a father and son. ...
Hundreds of civilians have been massacred in the South Sudan town of Bentiu. For more, Steve Inskeep talks to Andrew Green, the South Sudan bureau chi...

World

BBC
British counter-terrorism police chiefs make an unprecedented appeal to Muslim women to persuade their relatives against travelling to Syria to fight ...
Coronation Street actress Barbara Knox, who plays Rita Tanner in the ITV soap opera, denies a drinking and driving charge in court....
Three American medical staff are shot dead by a policeman guarding a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say....
Argentina's congress approves $5bn (£3bn) of compensation for the Spanish oil firm Repsol over the expropriation of its share in the oil firm YPF....
Ukrainian commandos advance on the separatist stronghold of Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine as Russia's President Putin warns of "consequences"....

Europe

BBC
British counter-terrorism police chiefs make an unprecedented appeal to Muslim women to persuade their relatives against travelling to Syria to fight ...
Nick Clegg pledges to speak "loudly, passionately and unequivocally" against "isolationists" at the launch of the Liberal Democrat campaign for the Eu...
Ukrainian commandos advance on the separatist stronghold of Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine as Russia's President Putin warns of "consequences"....
Shares in French engineering company Alstom jump after a report that US multinational General Electric is in talks to buy Alstom for $13bn....
Convicted football match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal is being held by Finnish police on an international arrest warrant, officials say....

Canada

CBC
The recent voluntary recall of medical marijuana from a B.C. producer highlights the growing pains of a burgeoning industry coming to ...
Unless the Supreme Court is in a mood to deliver shock and awe on Friday, history and a legion of experts suggest the noble cause of S...
Even with the arrest last week of an alleged culprit in the theft of the private data of about 900 Canadians, the taxman is still unwi...
A 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck Wednesday night shortly aftter 8 p.m. PT. The epicentre was located 40 kilometres southwest of Port ...
An off duty Coast Mountain bus driver says it was a bus ride he'll never forget after he saw a stranger give the shoes off his feet to...

Australia-Pacific

ABC
Almost six years after the collapse of the US subprime mortgage market triggered the global financial crisis, risky lending is having a revival in Aus...
On the eve of Anzac Day, veterans are warning the Federal Government not to touch military pensions in next month's budget.The ABC has learnt the Coal...
Families of Anzacs killed in Gallipoli are restarting a campaign to exhume mass graves containing fallen soldiers....

Middle East

BBC
Provides an overview of the Palestinian territories, including key events and facts...
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accuses all parties in Syria's civil war of "flagrant violations" of international law over the delivery of aid....
Scepticism over Hamas and Fatah reconciliation deal...
The BBC's Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen on the deal between Fatah and Hamas...
Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have announced a reconciliation deal, saying they will seek to form a unity government in the coming weeks....

Asia-Pacific

BBC
Three American medical staff are shot dead by a policeman guarding a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say....
Convicted football match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal is being held by Finnish police on an international arrest warrant, officials say....
Jonathan Paget is set to have his Burghley title taken away after his horse Clifton Promise failed a drugs test....
A British tourist arrested in Sri Lanka because she had a Buddha tattoo on her arm says she has not been "shown compassion" as she faces deportation....
The South Korean school devastated by the loss of many of its students in a ferry disaster last week starts to hold classes again....

South-Asia

BBC
Three American medical staff are shot dead by a policeman guarding a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say....
Convicted football match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal is being held by Finnish police on an international arrest warrant, officials say....
Jonathan Paget is set to have his Burghley title taken away after his horse Clifton Promise failed a drugs test....
A British tourist arrested in Sri Lanka because she had a Buddha tattoo on her arm says she has not been "shown compassion" as she faces deportation....
The South Korean school devastated by the loss of many of its students in a ferry disaster last week starts to hold classes again....

Business

BBC
Barclays tells its annual shareholders' meeting that underlying first quarter profits will see a small fall as revenues at part of its investment bank...
Chinese authorities detain three employees working for a unit of Japanese commodities trader Marubeni....
Shares in French engineering company Alstom jump after a report that US multinational General Electric is in talks to buy Alstom for $13bn....
Social networking giant Facebook reports better than expected profits, as a surge in mobile advertising helps boost its revenues....
Ulster Bank, a subsidiary of RBS, reports problems with its computer systems, as some customers are debited twice for cash machine withdrawals....
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