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US threatens more Russia sanctions 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:44:32 GMT 
    US Secretary of State John Kerry says Washington will impose further sanctions on Russia if it does not de-escalate tensions in east Ukraine.


Survivor's regret over ferry students 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:54:16 GMT 
    A survivor of the South Korean ferry that capsized last week says he saw students trapped inside the vessel's cafeteria as it capsized.


Dancer's death sparks Rio clashes 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:12:23 GMT 
    Weeks before the World Cup, deadly clashes break out in the Brazilian city of Rio after the body of a young man is found, allegedly beaten by police.


Obama pledges Japan islands support 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:46:19 GMT 
    US President Barack Obama tells Japan that islands it disputes with China are covered by a bilateral defence treaty, as he begins an Asian tour.


Future of the net debated in Brazil 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:20:02 GMT 
    Tensions emerge ahead of a meeting being held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to discuss changes to the way the internet is governed.


Cost 'no issue' in plane search 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:35:05 GMT 
    Australia vows it will not abandon the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, if the current mini-sub search is unsuccessful.


Blair warns West over radical Islam 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:21:42 GMT 
    Tony Blair warns Western leaders they must put aside their differences with Russia over Ukraine to focus on the threat of Islamic extremism.


Everest Sherpas discuss boycott 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:14:30 GMT 
    Sherpa guides in Nepal are meeting climbers at Everest base camp to decide whether to continue ascents after an avalanche on Friday killed 16 of their colleagues.


Pirates raid Malacca Straits tanker 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:11:37 GMT 
    Armed pirates raid an oil tanker sailing in the Malacca Straits, stealing diesel and abducting three crew members, officials in Malaysia say.


Bomb 'kills senior Egypt policeman' 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:38:50 GMT 
    A senior Egyptian police officer has been killed by a bomb blast in the capital, Cairo, officials say.


'A third' can't afford healthy food 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:06:53 GMT 
    High food prices mean a third of UK adults are struggling to afford to eat healthily, a survey by the British Heart Foundation suggests.


Australia to buy 58 new F-35 jets 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:48:45 GMT 
    Australia approves the purchase of 58 new F-35 fighter jets worth 12.4bn Australian dollars ($11.5bn; £6.8bn).


Myanmar democracy veteran mourned 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:04:45 GMT 
    Hundreds of mourners gather for the funeral of Myanmar pro-democracy veteran Win Tin, who served 19 years in prison for his activism.


Brunei delays tough new Islamic law 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:57:53 GMT 
    The South east Asian nation of Brunei postpones the introduction of tough Sharia criminal punishments that were due to begin on Tuesday.


Led Zeppelin unleash unheard work 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:49:51 GMT 
    Legendary rock group Led Zeppelin make public two previously unheard recordings.
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