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Many missing as S Korea ferry sinks
Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea, officials say.
Wage rises catch up with inflation
After nearly six years of falling real wages, rises in weekly earnings have finally caught up with inflation, according to the Office for National Statistics.
UK unemployment rate falls to 6.9%
The number of people out of work in the UK has fallen by 77,000 to a five year low of 2.24 million in the three months to February, official figures indicate.
Ukraine military column 'disarmed'
Ukraine's defence ministry says six of its armoured personnel carriers have been seized by pro-Russian militants, amid mounting tension in eastern Ukraine.
Iraqi murder claims a 'conspiracy'
Allegations that 20 Iraqis were murdered by British troops in 2004 were the result of a "conspiracy" to pervert the course of justice, the UK claims.
Multiple casualties in M26 crash
Seven people are injured in a five-vehicle crash that closed the M26 in both directions.
Former Co-op boss faces drug charges
Paul Flowers, the former chairman of the Co-operative Bank and ex-Methodist Church minister, is charged with three counts of drug possession.
Primary places revealed amid squeeze
A teachers' leader says there is a growing crisis over places at primary schools as parents discover which their children will attend.
Reeva Steenkamp shot in 'rapid fire'
The girlfriend of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius was shot in quick succession, a forensics expert says, contradicting police ballistics testimony.
'Shocking' rise in use of food banks
Hundreds of thousands more people are turning to food banks to stop themselves from going hungry, says charity the Trussell Trust.
Coulson 'heard Blunkett voicemails'
Ex-editor Andy Coulson reveals in court for the first time he did listen to private voicemail messages relating to former home secretary David Blunkett.
Man jailed for terror order breach
A man is sentenced to 15 months in prison after admitting he breached the terms of his terror prevention measures.
Poverty 'scandal' and benefits 'outrage' - front pages
A charity's report that it handed out almost one million food parcels in the last year makes headlines, while the Daily Express questions one mother's use of the benefit system.
Row erupts over removed Banksy work
A row breaks out over the ownership of a work of art by "guerrilla artist" Banksy after it was taken from a Bristol street.
Beard trend 'guided by evolution'
The boom and bust of men's beard fashions may mirror Darwinian selection, scientists say.
Man City players 'best paid in sport'
Premier League players at Manchester City are the best paid in global sport, according to a new study.
Penrith fan sorry for hitting Burgess
A fan apologises after hitting South Sydney's England forward Sam Burgess on the head with a stick at an NRL game.
Scots reveal largest aquatics team
Team Scotland have named their largest aquatics team in Commonwealth Games history for Glasgow 2014.
Hart not one of world's best - Shilton
Joe Hart cannot yet be considered one of the world's elite goalkeepers, says former England number one Peter Shilton.
'Losing the England captaincy was devastating'
In her latest column, Casey Stoney discusses England, Arsenal's hopes for the season and the WSL's debt to Liverpool
Tesco announces 6% fall in profit
UK supermarket giant Tesco announces a 6% fall in annual group trading profit to 3.3bn, the second year that profits have fallen.
VIDEO: End of cost of living squeeze?
Wage increases have finally risen above the rate of inflation, after four years of falling living standards.
Police probe Ed Balls car prang
Senior Labour politician Ed Balls is being investigated by police after his car hit a parked vehicle.
AUDIO: Farage: Expenses complaint 'outrageous'
Nigel Farage reacts to a complaint about how he has used his "general expenditure allowance" from the EU.
Warning over bowel cancer screening
Bowel cancer screening uptake needs to improve, campaigners say, after figures showed just half of people eligible in England come forward for the test.
VIDEO: Lord Tebbit turns children's writer
Lord Tebbit, the former Tory minister and party chairman turns his hand to writing a children's novel, the central character being a 14-year-old boy left paralysed after a car crash.
New teachers 'can't risk mortgages'
A teaching union leader says young teachers are shying away from taking out mortgages because of uncertainty over their future earnings.
VIDEO: Ex-terror chief heads 'Trojan horse' probe
An inquiry into allegations of a hard-line Islamist plot to take over 25 Birmingham schools is to be lead by the Met's former national head of counter terrorism, it has been announced.
Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor hacked
German security researchers say that a spoof fingerprint can be used to unlock Samsung's new handset and steal money.
VIDEO: Will Jelly repeat Twitter's success?
Biz Stone discusses his new social app Jelly which he hopes will encourage people to help each other out.
EU approves alien species blacklist
The European Parliament has approved new legislation to stem the spread of invasive species such as "killer" shrimp or Japanese knotweed.
VIDEO: How to pack a dinosaur for a move
How to prep dinosaur remains for a 2,000 mile road trip
Paul Weller family win Mail damages
Rock star Paul Weller wins 10,000 for his children after their pictures were "plastered" on the Mail Online.
AUDIO: Freeman: Reunion would 'ruin' Office
Martin Freeman claims a reunion of The Office would risk "ruining" it.
What was the mysterious black ring in Leamington Spa?
A video of a mysterious black ring in the sky over Leamington Spa has left people scratching their heads. Just what might it have been?
Should demolition of buildings be used as entertainment?
Plans to demolish five tower blocks as part of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games opening ceremony have been scotched.
Life for football coach murderer
A teenager who murdered a football coach on a Leicester street is jailed for life.
MP 'regrets' memorial service tweet
Esther McVey, a Conservative MP who represents a Merseyside constituency, apologises for a political tweet sent during the Hillsborough memorial service.
Life term for 'monstrous' rapist
A "monstrous" sex attacker who raped five women and sexually abused a sixth was given a lifelong restriction sentence.
Man shot in both legs in Coatbridge
A man is taken to hospital after being shot in both legs in a 'targeted' attack in North Lanarkshire on Tuesday evening.
Omagh accused sought for five years
An Irish republican accused of murdering 29 people in the Omagh bomb atrocity was sought by police for five years, Belfast High Court is told.
Fresh approach to NI past 'vital'
Any new process which examines NI's past must have a more "proportionate focus on the wrongdoing of paramilitaries" and less on the activities of the state, says the secretary of state.
Unemployment total falls by 6,000
Unemployment has fallen in Wales by 6,000 to 102,000 in the last quarter and now stands at 6.8%, according to official figures.
Early op 'may have saved man's life'
A businessman who died after complications following a cancer operation "would probably have survived" if he was re-operated on sooner, an inquest hears.
Remittance fees 'hurt Africans'
Communities in sub-Saharan Africa are being "hurt" by high fees charged by money transfer operators, charity Comic Relief says.
Head of oldest African park shot
The Belgian director of Africa's oldest national park - Virunga in the Democratic Republic of Congo - is shot and wounded in an ambush.
Mini-sub continues search for plane
A robotic submarine continues its search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on the seabed of the southern Indian Ocean.
Australian NSW leader resigns
New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell announces his resignation amid mounting evidence that he failed to declare a gift of $2,800 wine.
Ukrainian military vehicles 'seized'
Civilians block Ukrainian troops entering an eastern flashpoint town, while Nato announces it will beef up its eastern members' defences.
EU Sentinel returns first images
The first images come back from the radar satellite launched as part of the European Union's new flagship Earth-observation project.
Venezuela rejects protest amnesty
The Venezuelan government says it will not grant jailed opposition leaders an amnesty at talks aimed at ending anti-government protests.
Mexico 'cartel city' mayor arrested
The mayor of a city known as a stronghold of Mexico's Knights Templar drug cartel is arrested on suspicion of extorting money on the cartel's behalf.
Bid to extend Mid-East peace talks
Palestinian and Israeli negotiators are to meet to try to extend peace talks beyond the 29 April deadline for a final deal, US officials say.
Saudi intelligence chief removed
Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, has been removed from his post "at his own request", state media report.
Bloomberg in $50m push for gun laws
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces a $50m (30m) election year push for stricter gun laws across the US.
NYPD disbands Muslim 'spying' unit
The New York Police department shutters a secret programme designed to listen to and track Muslims in the city's neighbourhoods to identify threats.
Day in pictures: 16 April 2014
News photos from past 24 hours: 16 April
In pictures: South Korea ferry sinks
Passenger ferry in South Korea capsizes
Your pictures: South Africa
Readers' photos on the theme of "South Africa"
In pictures: Chile fire rages on
Huge fire in the Chilean city of Valparaiso
Day in pictures: 15 April 2014
News photos from past 24 hours: 15 April
In pictures: Nigeria bus blast
Aftermath of a bomb blast in Abuja
In pictures: Royals tour New Zealand
Duke and Duchess in New Zealand and Australia
Day in pictures: 14 April 2014
News photos from past 24 hours: 14 April
VIDEO: House of Commons
The PM is challenged over his support for Maria Miller following a row over her expenses.
VIDEO: Aerial footage of motorway pile up
A major motorway has been closed, after a crash involving a car and two lorries resulted in "multiple casualties".
VIDEO: Royal joke on baby prince's first word
The Duke of Cambridge has described Australia as a "beacon of confidence" as he and his family began the next leg of their Antipodean tour.
VIDEO: South Korea ferry rescue footage
A major rescue operation is under way after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized off South Korea, coastguard officials say.
VIDEO: 'Complacency' left Camp Bastion vulnerable
British commanders must "bear a degree of responsibility" for the failure to prevent a Taliban raid in Afghanistan in 2012 that left two US marines dead, a group of MPs has said.
VIDEO: Pegg and a Python team up on film
Monty Python star Terry Jones has resurrected a script he discarded over 20 years ago and is now turning it into a film with an all star cast.
VIDEO: Killer shrimp added to EU blacklist
The European Parliament is to vote on a bill to draw up a blacklist of invasive alien species, such as killer shrimp.
VIDEO: Footage of rare 'blood moon' eclipse
People in the Americas have been treated to a rare "blood moon" lunar eclipse. Jonathan Amos explains the science behind the colour change.
AUDIO: Hair salon poster angers N Korea
North Korean officials have paid a visit to a London hair salon to question why it had used their leader Kim Jong-un's picture in a poster offering haircuts.
On a hill, in sight of Europe
Trying to get into Europe from Morocco
Royals treated like celebrities in New Zealand
How New Zealand reacted to William, Kate - and George
BBC Two's disastrous launch night
Why BBC Two's launch was not all right on the night
Sweet or sour? Duping our taste buds
Would this dessert taste different on a black plate?
The spooky world of the 'numbers stations'
What are the mysterious radio 'numbers stations'?
Carmichael promises more isles power
More power to the Northern and Western Isles?
Exhuming remains at Florida school
Who was buried behind a boys' school in Florida?
How 3D is changing the shape of lessons
How 3D printing is changing the shape of lessons
VIDEO: The Spanish hamlet being given away for free
The abandoned hamlet its mayor wants to give away
Tesco - jam tomorrow?
Kamal Ahmed on another set of poor results from Tesco
Syria: Report shows how foreign fighters use social media
Report shows how foreign fighters in Syria are using social media

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 World News
Many missing as S Korea ferry sinks
Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea, officials say.
Ukraine military column 'disarmed'
Ukraine's defence ministry says six of its armoured personnel carriers have been seized by pro-Russian militants, amid mounting tension in eastern Ukraine.
Reeva Steenkamp shot in 'rapid fire'
The girlfriend of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius was shot in quick succession, a forensics expert says, contradicting police ballistics testimony.
Mini-sub continues search for plane
A robotic submarine continues its search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on the seabed of the southern Indian Ocean.
Jordan 'targets vehicles from Syria'
Jordanian warplanes have targeted and destroyed several vehicles trying to cross the border from Syria, the Jordanian military says.
Search after Nigeria school kidnap
The Nigerian military joins the search for at least 100 teenage girls abducted from a school in the remote northeast.
MtGox exchange put in administration
The Bitcoin exchange MtGox has been placed in administration by a Japanese court and it is expected that bankruptcy proceedings will be started.
China's 7.4% growth beats forecast
China's economy expanded by 7.4% in the first quarter of the year, better than expected but down from 7.7% at the end of 2013.
Saudi intelligence chief removed
Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, has been removed from his post "at his own request", state media report.
Head of oldest African park shot
The Belgian director of Africa's oldest national park - Virunga in the Democratic Republic of Congo - is shot and wounded in an ambush.
EU approves alien species blacklist
The European Parliament has approved new legislation to stem the spread of invasive species such as "killer" shrimp or Japanese knotweed.
Bid to extend Mid-East peace talks
Palestinian and Israeli negotiators are to meet to try to extend peace talks beyond the 29 April deadline for a final deal, US officials say.
William praises Australia on visit
The Duke of Cambridge brands Australia a "beacon of confidence" as he and his family begin the next leg of their Antipodean tour.
Beard trend 'guided by evolution'
The boom and bust of men's beard fashions may mirror Darwinian selection, scientists say.
Bloomberg in $50m push for gun laws
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces a $50m (30m) election year push for stricter gun laws across the US.
NYPD disbands Muslim 'spying' unit
The New York Police department shutters a secret programme designed to listen to and track Muslims in the city's neighbourhoods to identify threats.
Venezuela rejects protest amnesty
The Venezuelan government says it will not grant jailed opposition leaders an amnesty at talks aimed at ending anti-government protests.
Mexico 'cartel city' mayor arrested
The mayor of a city known as a stronghold of Mexico's Knights Templar drug cartel is arrested on suspicion of extorting money on the cartel's behalf.
Remittance fees 'hurt Africans'
Communities in sub-Saharan Africa are being "hurt" by high fees charged by money transfer operators, charity Comic Relief says.
South Sudan rebels 'seize' oil hub
Rebel forces in South Sudan say they have recaptured the oil hub of Bentiu and want oil companies to halt operations.
Australian NSW leader resigns
New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell announces his resignation amid mounting evidence that he failed to declare a gift of $2,800 wine.
Hair salon visited over N Korea ad
North Korean officials visit a west London hair salon to question why it had used their leader Kim Jong-un's image in a poster.
Ukrainian military vehicles 'seized'
Civilians block Ukrainian troops entering an eastern flashpoint town, while Nato announces it will beef up its eastern members' defences.
EU Sentinel returns first images
The first images come back from the radar satellite launched as part of the European Union's new flagship Earth-observation project.
Iraqi murder claims a 'conspiracy'
Allegations that 20 Iraqis were murdered by British troops in 2004 were the result of a "conspiracy" to pervert the course of justice, the UK claims.
Syria 'torture' photos shown to UN
Members of the UN Security Council view graphic photographs of prisoners allegedly tortured by Syrian government forces.
Wage rises catch up with inflation
After nearly six years of falling real wages, rises in weekly earnings have finally caught up with inflation, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Tesco announces 6% fall in profit
UK supermarket giant Tesco announces a 6% fall in annual group trading profit to 3.3bn, the second year that profits have fallen.
Legal costs hit Bank of America
Bank of America reports a $276m first-quarter loss, after taking into account a $6bn charge for mortgage-related legal matters.
Starbucks to move European HQ to UK
Starbucks is to move its European head office to London by the end of the year, meaning it will pay more tax in the UK, the company says.
Credit Suisse rebuffs forex probe
Swiss bank Credit Suisse has found nothing "materially untoward" in how it trades foreign currencies, finance officer David Mathers has said.
Man City players 'best paid in sport'
Premier League players at Manchester City are the best paid in global sport, according to a new study.
Injured Ronaldo out of cup final
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo will miss his side's Copa del Rey final against rivals Barcelona on Wednesday.
Cricket board asked to probe IPL
India's Supreme Court court asks the cricket board to investigate the role of a top cricket official and 12 others in spot-fixing and illegal betting in the Indian Premier League tournament.
Paul Weller family win Mail damages
Rock star Paul Weller wins 10,000 for his children after their pictures were "plastered" on the Mail Online.
Row erupts over removed Banksy work
A row breaks out over the ownership of a work of art by "guerrilla artist" Banksy after it was taken from a Bristol street.
Angela Lansbury 'proud' to be a Dame
Murder, She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury says she is "very proud" to be honoured by the Queen in the country of her birth.
VIDEO: Abducted Nigerian girls still missing
Security forces in Borno State in Nigeria are searching for 100 teenage girls abducted by suspected members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
VIDEO: Clashes erupt at al-Aqsa mosque
Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli riot police near the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.
VIDEO: China's hard-hit steel industry
China's economy grew 7.4% in the first three months of the year - slightly better than expected, but below the government's target.
VIDEO: The risks to journalists in Pakistan
Pakistan remains one of the most dangerous countries for journalists, ranking tenth in an Impunity Index. Syria has joined the list of countries where the murder of a journalist is most likely to go unpunished.
VIDEO: 'Complacency' left Camp Bastion vulnerable
British commanders must "bear a degree of responsibility" for the failure to prevent a Taliban raid in Afghanistan in 2012 that left two US marines dead, a group of MPs has said.
VIDEO: Third gender recognised in India
India's Supreme Court has recognised transgender people as a third gender, in a landmark ruling. Yogita Limaye reports.
AUDIO: Hair salon poster angers N Korea
North Korean officials have paid a visit to a London hair salon to question why it had used their leader Kim Jong-un's picture in a poster offering haircuts.
VIDEO: Russian Lada 'chases Ukraine tank'
Footage posted online purports to show pro-Russian activists in a Lada confronting a Ukrainian tank.
Day in pictures: 16 April 2014
The best news photos from around the world during the past 24 hours
On a hill, in sight of Europe
Trying to get into Europe from Morocco
VIDEO: The Spanish hamlet being given away for free
The abandoned hamlet its mayor wants to give away
VIDEO: Son of slain Sikh plans US House run
Son of slain Sikh leader running for US Congress
Uplifting letters of hope sent to children of Syria
Somali refugee children's letters of hope to homeless Syrians
Syria: Report shows how foreign fighters use social media
Report shows how foreign fighters in Syria are using social media
India's politicians aren't listening to women
Why women have remained marginal in Indian politics
Deep sea challenge for MH370 search
Mini-sub struggles in search for missing plane

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 Entertainment News
Paul Weller family win Mail damages
Rock star Paul Weller wins 10,000 for his children after their pictures were "plastered" on the Mail Online.
Row erupts over removed Banksy work
A row breaks out over the ownership of a work of art by "guerrilla artist" Banksy after it was taken from a Bristol street.
Angela Lansbury 'proud' to be a Dame
Murder, She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury says she is "very proud" to be honoured by the Queen in the country of her birth.
Dave Lee Travis charged with assault
Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis is charged with one count of indecent assault under Operation Yewtree, Scotland Yard says.
Benefits Street follow-up in pipeline
The producers of Channel 4 documentary series Benefits Street have confirmed they are working on a follow-up with the working title Immigration Street.
One in 10 young people buy cassettes
Cassette tapes have a "novelty value", with 10% of 18 to 24-year-olds buying one in the last month, according to new research.
Channel 4 'supercharges' arts show
Channel 4 ramps up its arts coverage after a 3m boost from Arts Council England, including a new TV series showcasing young artists and film-makers.
UB40 gig 'made fan's ear bleed'
Music at a UB40 concert was so loud it was "altering heart rhythms" and caused a fan's ear to bleed, it is claimed.
War Horse musicians lose legal bid
Five musicians take action against the National Theatre after being stripped of their roles in the West End production of War Horse.
Hobbit star Armitage set for Old Vic
Richard Armitage, one the stars of The Hobbit films, is to lead the cast in a new production of Arthur Miller's The Crucible at the Old Vic.
BBC Three controller leaves for Sky
Zai Bennett, the controller of BBC Three, announces he is to move to Sky Atlantic, just weeks after the BBC announced the channel would be scrapped.
Dead man fulfils comedy club wish
A man's dying wish to appear on a comedy stage is fulfilled when one of his friends performs at a club accompanied by his ashes.
Spanners search for Welshpool artist
An artist is looking for people to donate 250 spanners into an artwork that is destined to adorn a mid Wales town.
Barenboim heads up RPS nominations
Conductor Daniel Barenboim, composer Peter Maxwell Davies and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato are among the nominees for this year's Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards.
New Banksy art removed with crowbar
New street art by "guerrilla artist" Banksy is removed within hours of appearing in Bristol.
Relative Values divides critics
Sir Trevor Nunn's revival of the Noel Coward play Relative Values, starring Patricia Hodge, Caroline Quentin and Rory Bremner divides critics on its opening night.
Brit horror highest new film entry
British horror film The Quiet Ones is the highest new entry at the UK box office in a week dominated by older releases.
Hunger Games leads MTV Movie Awards
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire takes the prize for best film at the MTV Movie Awards, as well as female performance and best male for Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson.
Captain America rules US box office
Captain America: The Winter Soldier stays top of the US box office, holding off competition from new release, Rio 2.
Flavor Flav admits attempted battery
Public Enemy rapper Flavor Flav pleads guilty to attempted battery after pulling a knife on the teenage son of his girlfriend during an argument.
Jackson mother must pay AEG's costs
Michael Jackson's mother is ordered by a US court to pay more than $800,000 (480,000) in trial costs to concert promoter AEG Live.
Kaiser Chiefs retain album top spot
Kaiser Chiefs are not to be budged from the top spot on this week's album chart, holding on to the number one position with their latest release.
Breaking Bad star wins fan prom date
Actor Bryan Cranston helps a teenage Breaking Bad fan secure a date to his prom, by filming a special proposal in character as Walter White.
BBC Trust to examine star salaries
The BBC Trust is to conduct a review of presenter and performer pay - the first in five years.
EastEnders actress Dore dies at 92
Actress Edna Dore, who was best known for her role as battleaxe Mo Butcher in EastEnders, has died aged 92.
AUDIO: Freeman: Reunion would 'ruin' Office
Martin Freeman claims a reunion of The Office would risk "ruining" it.
AUDIO: TV team choose next 'Benefits Street'
A street in Southampton could be the focus of the follow up to Channel 4's Benefits Street, a producer has confirmed.
VIDEO: Pegg and a Python team up on film
Monty Python star Terry Jones has resurrected a script he discarded over 20 years ago and is now turning it into a film with an all star cast.
AUDIO: 'Walter White got me a prom date'
Breaking Bad fan Stefan Montana explains how he got the show's star, Bryan Cranston, to help him secure a prom date.
AUDIO: Matisse's beautiful cut-out artworks
Sophie Matisse, Henri Matisse's great-granddaughter, discusses the artist's famous "cut-outs", which are on display at the Tate Modern in London from this week.
VIDEO: Anti-graffiti CCTV captures Banksy
A security camera has revealed footage of the artist Banksy and an accomplice at work in Bristol in the early hours of Sunday morning
VIDEO: Lord Tebbit turns children's writer
Lord Tebbit, the former Tory minister and party chairman turns his hand to writing a children's novel, the central character being a 14-year-old boy left paralysed after a car crash.
VIDEO: Michael Morpurgo: How to mark WW1
War Horse author Michael Morpurgo on how to mark the centenary of the start of World War One.
BBC Two's disastrous launch night
Why BBC Two's launch was not all right on the night
Derek: Gervais says goodbye to irony
Ricky Gervais leaves irony behind with Derek
3D sound tests carried out by BBC
The BBC's attempt to create 3D sound recordings
Nutini plans another album for 2014
Paolo Nutini says he wants to win people over again
Small theatres flex muscles at the Oliviers
How small theatres flexed their muscles at the Olivier Awards

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