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South Korean officials say a rescue operation at the capsized ferry may take two months, as divers battle strong currents to reach the missing.
Ukraine suspends operations against pro-Russian militants occupying government offices in the east over Easter, but the stand-off remains.
The search area for the missing Malaysian plane has narrowed and will be at "a critical juncture" in the next two days, says the transport minister.
Four French journalists held captive in Syria for months have been freed and are in "good health", says President Francois Hollande.
President Barack Obama signs into law a measure that would bar entry to any UN ambassador whom the US says has engaged in "terrorist activity".
An air strike kills at least 13 suspected al-Qaeda militants in central Yemen, with some reports saying three civilians also died.
Pope Francis highlights the plight of the poor, elderly and abandoned during the Way of the Cross procession in Rome to mark Good Friday.
The search resumes for three missing local guides after an avalanche kills 13 Sherpas on the slopes of Mount Everest.
The UN expresses outrage at a deadly attack on one of its bases in South Sudan, saying it could "constitute a war crime".
A 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits states in south and west Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital, but there are no reports of casualties or damage.
The US state department gives federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL oil pipeline before determining whether to issue a permit.
A Brazilian second division football game is abandoned after 16 minutes, with one team saying they now have a court order to play in the top division.
Pablo Larrazabal is repeatedly stung by a swarm of hornets at the Malaysian Open, where Lee Westwood leads by four shots.
A stack of 12 bars of gold were recovered from the stomach of a businessman in the Indian capital, Delhi, a surgeon treating him tells the BBC.
The father of a man suspected of stabbing to death five people in the Canadian city of Calgary says his son was a "great kid" with a bright future.
The United States is to release frozen Iranian funds, saying Tehran has kept commitments made under an interim deal over its nuclear programme.
Presidents and fellow writers pay tribute to Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez ,who has died in Mexico aged 87.
Police in the state of Bahia in Brazil vote to end a two-day strike which prompted the deployment of federal troops to restore order on the streets.
Nigeria's military rows back on an earlier statement that most of the teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants had been freed.
Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, wins a fourth term in office taking more than 81% of the vote.
An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital renames its library after Osama Bin Laden, the slain al-Qaeda leader.
Japan says it will catch fewer whales in the Pacific this year after a court banned its whaling off Antarctica.
A close aide to French President Francois Hollande resigns following allegations he had a conflict of interest in a previous post.
A man is charged in the Netherlands in connection with the suicide of Canadian teenager Amanda Todd, who killed herself after cyber bullying.
At least 14 people are killed after a car bomb explodes in a government-controlled area of the besieged Syrian city of Homs.
Activists in Syria have published what they say is evidence of a chlorine gas attack by government forces - the fourth, they say, this month.
Police in Northern Ireland arrest a 26-year-old man over the murder of former dissident republican leader Tommy Crossan.
Labour's Tristram Hunt has told teachers in Birmingham that there is no place for "cultural or gender segregation" in schools.
US banking giant Goldman Sachs reports a drop in net earnings while Morgan Stanley sees profits jump.
Shares in China's largest Twitter-like service, Weibo, went up by almost 20% on the first day of its listing in the US, despite a disappointing start.
The fashion house Giorgio Armani pays 270m euros (£222m; $374m) to the Italian authorities to settle a tax bill.
Lewis Hamilton takes his third pole position in four races with a stunning performance in qualifying at the Chinese Grand Prix.
Lancashire coach Peter Moores will lead England for a second time, succeeding Andy Flower who resigned in January.
The scores and results for the 2014 World Championship at the Crucible in Sheffield.
Pop star Prince signs a major deal with Warner Bros Records, the label he famously fell out with nearly 20 years ago.
Vertigo actress Kim Novak says she felt bullied after people attacked her looks at this year's Oscars.
Peaches Geldof's funeral is to be held on Easter Monday at the church where she was married and her mother's funeral held, her family says.
South Sudan's government has sent troops to provide security at a United Nations base where at least 48 people were killed in an attack.
A powerful earthquake has struck Mexico City, shaking buildings and causing widespread panic.
US company SpaceX launches its latest re-supply mission to the International Space Station, sending up a Dragon freighter to rendezvous with the orbiting platform on Sunday.
Divers in South Korea have reached the lower deck of the ferry which sank on Wednesday, glimpsing at what appeared to be several bodies.
At least 12 Sherpa guides have been killed after an avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest, Nepali officials say.
The BBC's Irene Caselli reports that silicone buttock silicone injections are causing health issues in Venezuela
An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital Islamabad has renamed its library after the former al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden.
A Slavic community museum in Germany is keeping alive the traditional craft of Easter egg painting.
The airport that hosted a roll-call of presidents
The best news photographs from around the world
Five people discuss their jobs in South Africa
What makes Jerusalem so holy to three religions?
The element that makes a familiar smell when mixed with urine
What exactly is 'good' about Good Friday?
Killer's reprieve stokes campaign against executions in Iran
India's Rahul Gandhi faces a tough challenge in India polls
Easter Island struggles to cope with tourist influx