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Search for S Korea ferry passengers 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:53:38 GMT 
    Emergency services continue to search overnight for almost 300 people unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people sank off South Korea.


Ukraine military column 'disarmed' 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:24:05 GMT 
    Ukraine's defence ministry says six of its armoured vehicles have been seized by pro-Russian militants, amid mounting tension in eastern Ukraine.


First Heartbleed 'hacker' arrested 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:56:43 GMT 
    A 19-year-old Canadian is charged with hacking the Canada Revenue Agency's website, becoming the first arrest over the Heartbleed security breach.


Reeva Steenkamp shot in 'rapid fire' 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:06:27 GMT 
    A forensics expert contradicts police ballistics testimony by telling the trial of Oscar Pistorius that his girlfriend was shot in quick succession.


Pakistan Taliban end ceasefire 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:02:44 GMT 
    The Pakistani Taliban say they will not extend a ceasefire with the government announced last month, but will remain committed to peace talks.


Search after Nigeria school kidnap 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:42:34 GMT 
    The Nigerian military joins the search for dozens of teenage girls abducted from a school in the remote north-east.


Jordan 'targets vehicles from Syria' 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:49:56 GMT 
    Jordanian warplanes have targeted and destroyed several vehicles trying to cross the border from Syria, the Jordanian military says.


'Last' Chadian soldier leaves CAR 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:12:21 GMT 
    Chad has withdrawn all its peacekeepers from the Central African Republic, an official confirms, after accusations they sided with Muslim rebels.


Brazil troops guard strike-hit Bahia 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:31:01 GMT 
    Brazil sends thousands of federal troops to maintain order in the north-eastern state of Bahia after police there went on strike over pay.


UN mulls medal for peacekeepers 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:33:02 GMT 
    The UN Security Council hears a proposal to create a medal for bravery in UN peacekeeping, to be named after a Senegalese soldier who saved lives during the Rwandan genocide.


EU approves alien species blacklist 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:47:39 GMT 
    The European Parliament has approved new legislation to stem the spread of invasive species such as "killer" shrimp or Japanese knotweed.


Birth of 'new Saturn moon' witnessed 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:44:31 GMT 
    Scientists say they have discovered what could be the birth of a new moon in the rings of Saturn.


VIDEO: Abducted Nigerian girls still missing 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:32:45 GMT 
    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: NYPD shuts down Muslim 'spying' unit 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:50:56 GMT 
    A secret New York Police Department programme designed to eavesdrop on Muslims to identify potential terrorism threats has been disbanded.


VIDEO: CCTV reveals dog as hunted car vandal 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:57:34 GMT 
    A vandal responsible for puncturing more than two dozen vehicle tyres in a quiet Cumbrian village has been unmasked as a dog.
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