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Italy holds two over migrant deaths 
  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:49:11 GMT 
    The captain and a crew member of a boat that capsized off Libya, killing about 800 migrants, have been arrested, Italian officials say.


South Korea PM offers to resign 
  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:30:52 GMT 
    South Korea's Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo offers to resign after facing accusations of accepting bribes.


AC/DC drummer Rudd pleads guilty 
  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 01:20:48 GMT 
    Phil Rudd, drummer with Australian hard rock group AC/DC, unexpectedly pleads guilty at a New Zealand court to making a threat to kill.


'Spy charge' for US reporter in Iran 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:41:30 GMT 
    Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, who was detained nine months ago in Iran, is facing four charges including espionage, his lawyer says.


Utah woman jailed for killing babies 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:31:50 GMT 
    A Utah woman who admitted killing six of her own babies and hiding their bodies in her garage is sentenced to up to life in prison.


Ferguson wins local paper a Pulitzer 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:44:42 GMT 
    Several local papers join national broadsheets on the winners' list of the 2015 Pulitzer Prizes, US journalism's top awards.


Turkey says it 'shares' Armenia pain 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:08:35 GMT 
    Ahmet Davutoglu says Turkey will "respectfully remember" deaths of Armenians in 1915 but stops short of recognising the killings as genocide.


Deadly strike on Yemen arms depot 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:34:54 GMT 
    An air strike on an arms depot in Yemen's capital Sanaa causes a huge explosion, killing at least 25 people and injuring 300.


Solar plane aims for Chinese coast 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:15:04 GMT 
    The round-the-world, fuel-free aeroplane, Solar Impulse, head to Nanjing to prepare for an epic Pacific crossing.


China unveils Pakistan superhighway 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:40:14 GMT 
    China's President Xi Jinping has signed a deal with Pakistan promising $46bn (£30.7bn) of investment.


'Syria-bound' family held in Turkey 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:38:09 GMT 
    A British couple believed to have been en route to Syria with their four children are being held in Turkey, a government official tells the BBC.


Plane spotters to be freed from jail 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:23:40 GMT 
    Three British plane spotters who were held in a UAE prison on suspicion of spying are to be released later.


VIDEO: Greek residents aid migrant rescue 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:54:30 GMT 
    Greek coastguards and locals have rescued around 80 migrants whose boat ran aground off the island of Rhodes.


VIDEO: Sicily's 'cemeteries of migrants' 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:29:57 GMT 
    Italian coastguards are continuing to search for bodies off the coast of Sicily as hundreds of migrants are feared dead after their boat capsized.


VIDEO: Xenophobic attack captured on camera 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:53:09 GMT 
    James Oatway, a South African photojournalist, witnessed the killing of a Mozambican man. He tells the BBC's Southern Africa Correspondent Karen Allen how he tried to save the man.
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