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Italy holds two over migrant deaths  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:15:35 GMT
The captain and a crew member of a boat that capsized off Libya, killing about 800 migrants, have been arrested, Italian officials say. 
South Korea PM offers to resign  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:30:52 GMT
South Korea's Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo offers to resign after facing accusations of accepting bribes. 
Japan train sets new speed record  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:32:26 GMT
A Japanese magnetic levitation train breaks its own world speed record, hitting 603km/h (374mph) on a test run near Mount Fuji. 
AC/DC drummer Rudd pleads guilty  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 01:20:48 GMT
Phil Rudd, drummer with Australian hard rock group AC/DC, unexpectedly pleads guilty at a New Zealand court to making a threat to kill. 
'Spy charge' for US reporter in Iran  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:41:30 GMT
Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, who was detained nine months ago in Iran, is facing four charges including espionage, his lawyer says. 
Utah woman jailed for killing babies  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:31:50 GMT
A Utah woman who admitted killing six of her own babies and hiding their bodies in her garage is sentenced to up to life in prison. 
Ferguson wins local paper a Pulitzer  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:44:42 GMT
Several local papers join national broadsheets on the winners' list of the 2015 Pulitzer Prizes, US journalism's top awards. 
Turkey says it 'shares' Armenia pain  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:08:35 GMT
Ahmet Davutoglu says Turkey will "respectfully remember" deaths of Armenians in 1915 but stops short of recognising the killings as genocide. 
Solar plane aims for Chinese coast  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:15:04 GMT
The round-the-world, fuel-free aeroplane, Solar Impulse, head to Nanjing to prepare for an epic Pacific crossing. 
Three dead in New South Wales storm  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 06:27:56 GMT
Three people die as storms with winds of up to 135km/h (85 mph) batter New South Wales, leaving about 200,000 homes without power. 
Third charge after Melbourne raid  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:36:51 GMT
Police in Australia charge a third teenager, Harun Causevic, with terrorism-related offences after weekend raids in Melbourne. 
'Syria-bound' family held in Turkey  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:38:09 GMT
A British couple believed to have been en route to Syria with their four children are being held in Turkey, a government official tells the BBC. 
VIDEO: Greek residents aid migrant rescue  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:54:30 GMT
Greek coastguards and locals have rescued around 80 migrants whose boat ran aground off the island of Rhodes. 
VIDEO: Sicily's 'cemeteries of migrants'  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:29:57 GMT
Italian coastguards are continuing to search for bodies off the coast of Sicily as hundreds of migrants are feared dead after their boat capsized. 
VIDEO: Migrant: 'I pray to go and succeed'  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:19:41 GMT
Tijan Jagne is trying to save enough money to get to Libya and from there across the Mediterranean to Europe.