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China jails corruption activists

19 min 41 sec ago
China jails four more activists linked to the Xu Zhiyong-founded New Citizens' Movement, which seeks government transparency.
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'Six dead' in Everest avalanche

20 min 56 sec ago
Six people are reported to have been killed after an early-morning avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest.
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Obama cautious over Ukraine deal

1 hour 19 min ago
President Obama says it remains to be seen whether Russia will honour a deal to calm tensions in Ukraine, reached at multi-party talks in Geneva.
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Alonso quickest in China practice

April 17, 2014 - 11:57pm
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso welcomes his new team principal to Formula 1 by setting the pace in first practice at the Chinese Grand Prix.
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Korea ship: Third officer 'had helm'

April 17, 2014 - 11:56pm
The third officer was at the helm of the ferry that capsized off South Korea, investigators say, as divers work to access the sunken hull.
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Rob Ford launches re-election bid

April 17, 2014 - 9:06pm
Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford kicks off his re-election campaign at an event his brother calls "history in the making".
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Trouble in paradise for Chile's Easter Island

April 17, 2014 - 9:02pm
Easter Island struggles to cope with tourist influx
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VIDEO: Indians abroad call for absentee ballot

April 17, 2014 - 8:53pm
A UK-based group of non-resident Indians is campaigning to persuade the Indian government to implement a system of absentee balloting.
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Barnes & Noble founder offloads $64m

April 17, 2014 - 8:49pm
Barnes & Noble chairman trims his stake in the bookstore company to 20% by selling shares worth $64m.
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Peru evacuates Ubinas volcano area

April 17, 2014 - 8:36pm
The authorities in Peru say they are evacuating 4,000 people living near the Ubinas volcano, in the south of the country, because of increased activity.
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Algeria votes on Bouteflika's future

April 17, 2014 - 8:15pm
Algerians have voted in elections in which incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, is seeking a fourth term.
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Ex-BP worker fined over shares trade

April 17, 2014 - 8:10pm
A BP employee who oversaw the cleanup of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 agrees to settle a charge of insider trading.
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Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies

April 17, 2014 - 7:30pm
The Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, dies in Mexico aged 87, his family says.
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How 420 became code for marijuana

April 17, 2014 - 7:22pm
Why cannabis smokers love the number 420
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What makes Jerusalem so holy?

April 17, 2014 - 7:18pm
What makes Jerusalem so holy to three religions?
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Trott to take break from cricket

April 17, 2014 - 7:10pm
England batsman Jonathan Trott is to take a second break from cricket because of a recurrence of his anxiety issues.
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Weather blights S Korea ferry search

April 17, 2014 - 7:09pm
Bad weather, murky water and strong currents are hampering the search for more than 270 people missing after a South Korean ferry sank.
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Alfa Romeo plots a US comeback

April 17, 2014 - 7:06pm
After 20 years, Alfa Romeo returns to the US
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VIDEO: Alfa Romeo plots US comeback

April 17, 2014 - 7:05pm
Alfa Romeo, the Italian sports car maker, returns to the US market after 20 years. Michelle Fleury takes a tour of the car the firm hopes will appeal to American drivers.
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Iran has 'cut uranium stock' - IAEA

April 17, 2014 - 7:04pm
Iran has neutralised half of its higher-enriched uranium stockpile, in keeping with a deal agreed earlier this year, the world's nuclear watchdog says.
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