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Ukraine bid to retake eastern town  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:18:05 GMT
Ukrainian commandos advance on the separatist stronghold of Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine days after a new "anti-terrorist" operation is announced. 
Japan pact 'covers disputed islands'  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:08:02 GMT
US President Barack Obama restates support for Japan over disputed islands but warns that dialogue - not escalation - is the way forward. 
Ecclestone trial begins in Germany  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:41:26 GMT
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone appears in court in the German city of Munich to face bribery charges that carry a 10-year jail term. 
US medics killed in Kabul attack  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:56:20 GMT
Three American medical staff are shot dead by a security guard at a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say. 
Korea ferry disaster school reopens  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:46:33 GMT
The South Korean school devastated by the loss of many of its students in a ferry disaster last week starts to hold classes again. 
Rio police 'to probe' dancer's death  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:08:47 GMT
Police in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro say they will conduct a thorough investigation into the death of a dancer which sparked riots. 
Ban blames all Syria sides over aid  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:52 GMT
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. 
Facebook earnings surge on mobile ads  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:03:50 GMT
Social networking giant Facebook reports better than expected profits, as a surge in mobile advertising helps boost its revenues. 
China releases Japanese cargo ship  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:33:01 GMT
China has released a Japanese cargo ship it seized over a war-time debt, a court statement says, after the Japanese firm paid compensation. 
Modi in Varanasi as Indians vote  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:23:28 GMT
Narendra Modi, the politician many expect to be India's next leader, submits his election nomination papers as Indians vote in the sixth phase of their poll. 
Canada to drop 'flawed' rail tankers  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:00:21 GMT
Canada says it will phase out the type of rail tankers involved in the deadly train derailment in Lac-Megantic last July. 
Tarantino Gawker case dismissed  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:00:14 GMT
A judge dismisses Quentin Tarantino's attempt to sue gossip website Gawker for $1m for helping to leak his The Hateful Eight screenplay. 
VIDEO: Calm returns to Rio favela after riots  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:07:33 GMT
The BBC's Wyre Davies visits the Pavaozinho complex the day after riots broke out following the death of a young man allegedly beaten by police. 
VIDEO: Andy Murray in tears at Stirling award  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:55:42 GMT
Tennis star Andy Murray has been awarded the freedom of Stirling in a ceremony which made the Wimbledon champion break down in tears. 
VIDEO: Can Obama perfect the Japanese bow?  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:27:29 GMT
President Obama is under pressure to perfect his Japanese etiquette during his official tour of the country.