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VIDEO: One-minute World News  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:37 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: Three missing in Everest avalanche  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:15:42 GMT
The search resumes for three missing local guides after an avalanche kills 13 Sherpas on the slopes of Mount Everest. 
VIDEO: S Korea families watch dive footage  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:43:45 GMT
Divers in South Korea have reached the lower deck of the ferry which sank on Wednesday, glimpsing at what appeared to be several bodies. 
VIDEO: Nigeria 'should do more' on abductions  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:07:54 GMT
Nigeria's military has admitted that most of the teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants have not been freed as it earlier stated. 
VIDEO: High security at S Sudan UN camp  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:48:25 GMT
South Sudan's government has sent troops to provide security at a United Nations base where at least 48 people were killed in an attack. 
Prince re-signs with 'slave' label  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:49:23 GMT
Pop star Prince signs a major deal with Warner Bros Records, the label he famously fell out with nearly 20 years ago. 
Sand sculptors wow seaside revellers  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:21:56 GMT
Weston-super-Mare's annual sand sculpture festival begins. 
US banking giants see mixed results  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:34:30 GMT
US banking giant Goldman Sachs reports a drop in net earnings while Morgan Stanley sees profits jump. 
Weibo shares surge on US debut  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:10:20 GMT
Shares in China's largest Twitter-like service, Weibo, went up by almost 20% on the first day of its listing in the US, despite a disappointing start. 
German media boss criticises Google  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:20:24 GMT
In an open letter to Google's Eric Schmidt the boss of German publishing firm Axel Springer says it is afraid of the search giant. 
Lavabit loses contempt appeal  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:37:07 GMT
A US appeals court upholds a contempt of court ruling against the secure email service provider Lavabit used by whistleblower Edward Snowden. 
Tributes for Gabriel Garcia Marquez  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:16:11 GMT
Presidents and fellow writers pay tribute to Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez ,who has died in Mexico aged 87. 
Kim Novak speaks out over jibes  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:07:13 GMT
Vertigo actress Kim Novak says she felt bullied after people attacked her looks at this year's Oscars. 
Ancient life 'frozen' by impacts  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:54:53 GMT
Ancient grasses from the Pampas of Argentina were preserved when asteroids struck the area, scientists report. 
SpaceX launches station cargo flight  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:06:02 GMT
US company SpaceX launches its latest re-supply mission to the International Space Station, sending up a Dragon freighter to rendezvous with the orbiting platform on Sunday. 
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