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Deal struck to calm Ukraine crisis 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:17:10 GMT 
    Russia, the US and the European Union say that all sides have agreed to steps to "de-escalate" the crisis in Ukraine at talks in Geneva.


Weather blights S Korea ferry search 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:32:28 GMT 
    Bad weather, murky water and strong currents are hampering the search for about 280 people missing after a South Korean ferry sank.


Artists have unique brain structure 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:35:53 GMT 
    Artists' brains are structurally different to non-artists in areas relating to fine motor movements and visual imagery, a study finds.


Pistorius forensic tests challenged 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:50:29 GMT 
    The tests carried out by a forensic expert for Oscar Pistorius' murder trial are rigorously challenged by the state prosecutor in South Africa.


Rob Ford to launch re-election bid 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:27:49 GMT 
    Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is set to kick off his re-election campaign at an event his brother has called "history in the making".


Parents seek Nigeria kidnap girls 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:59:51 GMT 
    The parents of some of the girls abducted from their school in north-east Nigeria head into the forests in a dangerous search for their daughters.


Iran has 'cut uranium stock' - IAEA 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:21:10 GMT 
    Iran has neutralised half of its higher-enriched uranium stockpile, in keeping with a deal agreed earlier this year, the world's nuclear watchdog says.


Mini-sub performs full MH370 search 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:35:38 GMT 
    A mini-sub searching for the missing Malaysian plane completes a full mission at its third attempt, after technical issues cut the first two short.


Abu Hamza 'used cover of religion' 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:46:44 GMT 
    A radical cleric extradited from the UK "used the cover of religion" to hide his part in a global terror campaign, a prosecutor in New York says.


Lavabit loses contempt appeal 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:37:07 GMT 
    A US appeals court upholds a contempt of court ruling against the secure email service provider Lavabit used by whistleblower Edward Snowden.


Salsa legend Cheo Feliciano dies 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:09:03 GMT 
    Puerto Rican salsa singer and composer Cheo Feliciano dies in a car crash in his native island aged 78.


George Alagiah treated for cancer 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:13:34 GMT 
    BBC News presenter George Alagiah is diagnosed with bowel cancer and will take a break from broadcasting while he receives treatment.


VIDEO: Pistorius trial shown prosthetic leg 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:35:57 GMT 
    The prosthetic leg belonging to Oscar Pistorius has been shown to the court during his murder trial. He denies murder, claiming he mistook Reeva Steenkamp for a burglar.


VIDEO: India votes on biggest polling day 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:46:07 GMT 
    Indians are voting in the biggest day of the general election, pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP.


AUDIO: The world's first homoerotic stamps 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:48:46 GMT 
    Estelle Lovatt and David Bailey discuss Finland's decision to produce the "world's first" homoerotic stamps
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