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South Korea ferry captain 'held'

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The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank earlier this week leaving hundreds of people missing has been arrested, Yonhap news agency says.

  • 18 April 2014
  • From the section: Asia

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.

  • 18 April 2014
  • From the section: Europe

Republican shot dead in west Belfast

A prominent dissident republican, Tommy Crossan, has been shot dead in west Belfast.

  • 18 April 2014
  • From the section: Northern Ireland

Moores to be new England coach

Peter Moores is to be named England cricket coach for a second time, BBC Sport understands.

  • 18 April 2014
  • From the section: Cricket

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.

  • 18 April 2014
  • From the section: NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

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.

  • 18 April 2014
  • From the section: Asia

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.

  • 18 April 2014
  • From the section: Sussex

Man killed as pleasure boat capsizes

One man dies and another is in hospital after a boat capsizes in a river estuary in Devon.

  • 18 April 2014
  • From the section: 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.

  • 18 April 2014
  • From the section: Latin America & Caribbean

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.

  • 18 April 2014
  • From the section: Latin America & Caribbean

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.

  • 18 April 2014
  • From the section: Scotland business