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Deal struck to calm Ukraine crisis

Masked pro-Russian protesters guard a barricade in front of the city hall in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, April 17, 2014

Russia, Ukraine, the US and the European Union say all sides have agreed to steps to "de-escalate" the crisis in eastern Ukraine at talks in Geneva.

  • 17 April 2014
  • From the section: Europe

Weather blights S Korea ferry search

Bad weather, murky water and strong currents are hampering the search for more than 270 people missing after a South Korean ferry sank.

  • 17 April 2014
  • From the section: Asia

Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies

The Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies in Mexico aged 87, his family says.

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

Channel Tunnel train delay 'chaos'

Hundreds of Channel Tunnel rail passengers are stuck at stations, after a series of problems caused delays.

  • 17 April 2014
  • From the section: UK

Female MPs shunning PMQs - Bercow

Some female MPs have stopped attending Prime Minister's Questions because it is so "bad", says Speaker John Bercow.

  • 17 April 2014
  • From the section: UK Politics

Abu Hamza 'used cover of religion'

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.

  • 17 April 2014
  • From the section: US & Canada

Co-op Group reports £2.5bn loss

The Co-operative Group reports losses of £2.5bn, the worst results in its 150-year history, after what its chief executive calls a "disastrous" year.

  • 17 April 2014
  • From the section: Business

Fireworks 'not to blame' for pile-up

Smoke from fireworks was "not to blame" for a pile-up on the M5 near Taunton which killed seven people, a coroner rules.

  • 17 April 2014
  • From the section: Somerset

Chelsea Clinton announces pregnancy

The daughter of former US President Bill Clinton and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announces she is pregnant with her first child.

  • 17 April 2014
  • From the section: US & Canada

Lorry driver held over M26 crash

A lorry driver is arrested following a five-vehicle pile up on the M26 in Kent in which two people died and seven others were injured.

  • 17 April 2014
  • From the section: England