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World News From BBC

S Korea leader condemns ferry crew  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:15:38 GMT
South Korean President Park Geun-hye condemns the conduct of some of the crew of the ferry that sank last week, calling it "akin to murder". 
MH370 hunt 'still drawing blank'  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:21:49 GMT
A robotic submarine scanning for signs of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is two-thirds through its ocean scan but has yet to find any trace. 
Boy survives flight in wheel well  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:06:33 GMT
A 16-year-old boy survives an extraordinary journey hidden in the wheel well of a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii. 
Boston set for emotional Marathon  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:01:28 GMT
Boston is set to hold an emotional annual marathon amid high security, a year after bombs near the finish killed three and injured hundreds. 
Ukraine probes deaths in tense east  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:16:30 GMT
Ukraine says it will launch an investigation into a fatal shooting in the east of the country which has raised tension with Russia further. 
PM's Christianity remarks 'divisive'  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:46:29 GMT
Leading public figures claim PM David Cameron risks causing division in society with his recent comments that the UK is a Christian country. 
Myanmar democracy elder Win Tin dies  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:50:52 GMT
Win Tin, the journalist who helped found Myanmar's pro-democracy movement and served 19 years in prison for his activism, dies at the age of 85. 
Fresh violence erupts in Venezuela  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 01:46:49 GMT
Fresh violence erupts in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, between police and opponents of President Nicolas Maduro. 
Gibraltar fire hits online gambling  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:02:36 GMT
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. 
Iran's Rouhani urges women's rights  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:33:10 GMT
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani urges equal opportunities and rights for women and condemns discrimination in a speech marking Women's Day. 
Japan's trade deficit quadruples  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:27:38 GMT
Japan's trade deficit quadrupled last month compared to March 2013, as export growth slows and energy imports continue to rise. 
Skin cancer rates 'surge since 70s'  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:03:38 GMT
The incidence of the most serious skin cancer is now five times higher than it was in the 1970s, figures show. 
VIDEO: Ukraine to probe Sloviansk attack  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:21:58 GMT
Ukraine says it will launch an investigation into a fatal shooting in the east of the country which has raised tension with Russia further. 
VIDEO: Pope prays for Syria and Ukraine  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:50:56 GMT
The pope has prayed for an end to conflicts around the world including in Syria and Ukraine, in his Easter address. 
VIDEO: Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:19:40 GMT
US former boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, whose wrongful conviction for murder caused an international outcry, has died at the age of 76.