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Russia in new Ukraine attack threat 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:46:39 GMT 
    Russia will respond to any attack on its interests in Ukraine, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says, drawing a parallel with the 2008 Georgia war.


Hamas-Fatah announce reconciliation 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:25:40 GMT 
    Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas announce a reconciliation deal, saying they will seek to form a unity government in the coming weeks.


Plane search examines coastal debris 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:39:52 GMT 
    Authorities in Australia are looking at material washed ashore to find out if it is related to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.


Obama pledges Japan islands support 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:11:34 GMT 
    US President Barack Obama tells Japan that islands it disputes with China are covered by a bilateral defence treaty, as he begins an Asian tour.


More held in S Korea ferry disaster 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:54:22 GMT 
    Authorities in South Korea arrest four more crew members from the ferry that sank last week and raid the offices of companies linked to its owners.


Iran replaces prison service chief 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:45:59 GMT 
    The head of Iran's prison service is replaced following allegations that political prisoners were beaten by guards at Tehran's Evin jail last week.


Blair warns West over radical Islam 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:22:26 GMT 
    Tony Blair warns Western leaders they must put aside their differences with Russia over Ukraine to focus on the threat of Islamic extremism.


S Sudan attacks 'an abomination' 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:43:52 GMT 
    The massacre of hundreds of civilians in South Sudan is an "abomination" and a betrayal of the people by their leaders, the White House says.


Pirates raid Malacca Straits tanker 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:11:37 GMT 
    Armed pirates raid an oil tanker sailing in the Malacca Straits, stealing diesel and abducting three crew members, officials in Malaysia say.


Pakistan TV station in shooting row 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:55:04 GMT 
    Pakistan's biggest news channel should be shut for airing claims the country's spies were behind an attack on presenter Hamid Mir, the defence ministry says.


SA row over 'banned' Malema advert 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:29:44 GMT 
    South Africa's public broadcaster says it refused to broadcast an advert from the controversial politician Julius Malema, saying it incited violence.


Future of the net debated in Brazil 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:20:02 GMT 
    Tensions emerge ahead of a meeting being held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to discuss changes to the way the internet is governed.


VIDEO: Andy Murray in tears at Stirling award 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:55:42 GMT 
    Tennis star Andy Murray has been awarded the freedom of Stirling in a ceremony which made the Wimbledon champion break down in tears.


VIDEO: Service honours ferry victims 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:29:08 GMT 
    An emotional memorial service has taken place to remember the victims of the South Korean ferry disaster.


VIDEO: 'We just want to live normally' 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:19:03 GMT 
    The BBC meets a pro-Russian family living in a rural area of Ukraine, who say their support for Moscow does not mean they are separatists.
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