A transcript of radio messages from the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol has been released, apparently suggesting confusion over the ship's evacuation procedure. It is feared the final death toll could exceed 300.
The nomination period for candidates in Egypt's upcoming presidential election has closed. Just two candidates have thrown their hats into the ring.
Former boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter has died at age 76. His promising boxing career was cut short in the 1960s when he was wrongfully convicted of a triple murder and jailed until his exoneration 19 years later.
The world’s leading automakers have gathered in Beijing for its annual car show. German carmakers are expecting record sales this year as China’s consumers look West for quality and affordability.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has visited a historic Christian town recently retaken by his regime forces. During the Easter visit to Maaloula, Assad met with a Christian priest.
Ukraine and Russian officials have denied responsibility for a deadly assault on a checkpoint in eastern Ukraine. The mayor of the city where the attack occurred has reportedly called on Moscow for help.
Bayer Leverkusen have dealt a blow to Nuremburg's Bundesliga survival hopes with a resounding 4-1 win. Meanwhile, Stuttgart earned a crucial win against Schalke in their fight for safety.
Further official results have been released following Afghanistan's presidential election on April 5. Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah has increased his lead, but a runoff vote is still considered likely.
In the deadliest attack in years, 11 Algerian soldiers have been killed while returning from a mountain patrol. The attack follows last week's presidential poll.
Pope Francis has celebrated his second Easter as leader of the Catholic church with thousands of followers in Saint Peter's Square. He called on the warring sides in Syria to negotiate.
A deadly shootout has been reported in the east of Ukraine. Details remain sketchy, but at least one person was killed in the incident.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has won his third consecutive Formula One race, taking the checkered flag at the Chinese Grand Prix. His team-mate, Nico Rosberg came in second.
Four French journalists held in Syria since last June have returned to France. They were met by their families, as well as President Francois Hollande.
As the death toll from the capsized South Korean ferry rose above 50, the families of victims began a protest march to the capital, Seoul. They were stopped by police.
Germany have advanced to the final of the Fed Cup for the first time in more than two decades. The German women are to face the Czech Republic in the final to be played in the autumn.
Ukraine has accused Moscow of interfering in restive eastern cities in a bid to restore the Soviet Union. The warning was echoed by Ukrainian religious leaders who traded accusations with their Russian counterparts.
Demonstrators in Brazil have torched vehicles in the southeastern city of Niteroi to protest the death of a young man. He was hit by crossfire in a gun battle between police and suspected drug traffickers on Good Friday.
The Pope has held his final service prior to Easter Sunday celebrations. In a late-night vigil at St. Peter's Basilica he urged Catholics to rediscover the roots of their faith.
Divers have recovered more bodies from the capsized South Korean ferry, bringing the confirmed death toll to 50. More than 250 passengers are still missing and feared dead.
Hamid Mir, a popular Pakistani television host, has been severely injured after his car came under attack from unidentified gunmen on motorbikes. It is the latest in a wave of attacks on journalists.
Islamists have claimed responsibility for the explosion that killed at least 75 in Nigeria this week. The group Boko Haram believes the legacy of colonialism has corrupted Africans and only Islamic law can save Nigeria.
Ukraine has halted its mission to recapture buildings in towns held by Russian separatists for Easter. Though the holiday has brought an uneasy truce, tensions remain high.
Divers have removed the first bodies from a capsized South Korean ferry. Search efforts have been severely hampered by strong currents and poor visibility.
Recovery workers on Mount Everest have found the body of a 13th guide. Authorities have ruled out hope of finding any more survivors from the deadliest accident ever on the world's highest peak.
Borussia Dortmund have hammered 10-man Mainz 4-2 to keep a firm grasp on the Bundesliga's second-place position. League-winners Bayern Munich had to work much harder for their win over last-placed Eintracht Braunschweig.
Police in Belfast have arrested one man in connection with the shooting death of a former leader of Continuity IRA, a splinter group of the Irish Republican Army. The shooting was carried out in broad daylight.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he hopes that Moscow’s relations with the West would improve soon. He placed at lest part of the blame for the current tensions on the United States and its allies.
A leading left-of-center politician has filed the required documentation to run in Egypt’s presidential election. Hamdeen Sabahi is seen as the main rival to former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sissi.
Four French journalists held in Syria since June of last year have been released. There have also been reports of suicide bombings in Syria.
A US drone strike has hit suspected militants travelling in a vehicle in Yemen. Civilians in a nearby car were also reported killed.
Malaysia’s transportation minister has asked people to support the search for a missing passenger jet by offering their prayers. Officials say the search for the Boeing 777 is at a ‘critical juncture.’
Germany's tennis team is on the brink of reaching its first Fed Cup final in 21 years. They are 2-0 up going into the final day of their semifinal in Australia.
Lewis Hamilton has captured pole position for the Chinese Grand Prix, having proved to be the best at mastering a wet Shanghai circuit. The drivers’ standings leader, Nico Rosberg is to start from fourth in the grid.
The UN Security Council has said an attack on one of its bases in South Sudan may "constitute a war crime." It called on the country's government to do more to prevent future attacks.
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