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South Korea ferry captain 'held'
The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank earlier this week leaving hundreds of people missing has been arrested, Yonhap news agency says.
Kiev reaches out to eastern rebels
Ukraine's interim authorities appeal for unity, promising to meet some demands of pro-Russian protesters occupying buildings in the east.
Republican shot dead in west Belfast
A prominent dissident republican, Tommy Crossan, has been shot dead in west Belfast.
Moores to be new England coach
Peter Moores is to be named England cricket coach for a second time, BBC Sport understands.
Boy in hospital with severe burns
A seven-year-old boy is taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after an incident involving petrol left him with severe burns.
Everest avalanche kills 12 guides
At least 12 local guides have been killed after an avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest, officials in Nepal say.
British teenager killed in Syria
An 18-year-old British man who was killed in Syria "died in battle" and was not a terrorist, his father tells the BBC.
Man killed as pleasure boat capsizes
One man dies and another is in hospital after a boat capsizes in a river estuary in Devon.
Mexico shaken by powerful earthquake
A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake hits several states in southern and western Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital and causing panic, but there are no reports of casualties or damage.
Tributes for Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Presidents and fellow writers pay tribute to Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez ,who has died in Mexico aged 87.
Electricians question CBI vote move
The body representing electrical contractors urges the CBI to think again about giving its support to the campaign against Scottish independence.
Features & Analysis
Freeman, hardy & willing
Sherlock star braves the cold for Fargo TV series
'He made a reader of me'
Readers share memories of work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez
What makes Jerusalem so holy to three religions?
Rahul Gandhi faces a tough challenge in India polls
What exactly is 'good' about Good Friday?
On the loose
How zoos plan for a lion escape
Coming to America
After 20 years, Alfa Romeo returns to the US
The bookshop on a barge that travels the canal system
Hopes and fears
Putin's chilling threats on Ukraine are clear, says Bridget Kendall