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Ukraine move draws Putin threat  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:30:43 GMT
Ukrainian commandos advance on the separatist stronghold of Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine as Russia's President Putin warns of "consequences". 
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 denies bribery in Germany  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:54:01 GMT
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone denies charges of bribery at the start of his trial in Munich and says he will fight to clear his name. 
US medics killed in Kabul attack  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:56:17 GMT
Three American medical staff are shot dead by a policeman guarding 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. 
Abdullah leads Afghan poll count  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:00:21 GMT
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah remains the frontrunner with 80% of votes counted, although a run-off vote next month is expected. 
Buddha tattoo woman to be flown home  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:05:22 GMT
A British tourist arrested in Sri Lanka because she had a Buddha tattoo on her arm says she has not been "shown compassion" as she faces deportation. 
Pakistan targets 'militant hideouts'  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:46:24 GMT
Pakistan fighter jets target compounds thought to be hideouts for militants connected to a recent series of attacks in the country, officials say. 
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. 
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: Film features plight of African park  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:22:06 GMT
The lethal realities of life in Virunga National Park are the subject of a British documentary which has just had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. 
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.