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In pictures: South Korea ferry sinks  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:43:18 GMT
Passenger ferry in South Korea capsizes 
In pictures: Chile fire rages on  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:41:57 GMT
Huge fire in the Chilean city of Valparaiso 
Day in pictures: 15 April 2014  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:01:43 GMT
News photos from past 24 hours: 15 April 
In pictures: Nigeria bus blast  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:53:51 GMT
Aftermath of a bomb blast in Abuja 
In pictures: Royals tour New Zealand  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:20:01 GMT
Duke and Duchess in New Zealand and Australia 
Day in pictures: 14 April 2014  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:16:33 GMT
News photos from past 24 hours: 14 April 
Your pictures: Growth  Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:09:39 GMT
Readers' photos on the theme of "growth" 
France's silent tea revolution  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:10:58 GMT
France falls back in love with tea - but don't expect a British cuppa 
Chlorine: From toxic chemical to household cleaner  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:26:03 GMT
The element that makes a familiar smell when mixed with urine 
Why big buttocks can be bad for your health  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:16:23 GMT
Why budget buttock ops can be bad for your health 
In Pictures: 50 landmark BBC Two shows  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:08:49 GMT
Fifty landmark shows from 50 years of BBC Two 
Hacking the instrument of the future  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:22:37 GMT
Sleep-deprived coders enjoy an epic adventure 
Entrepreneurs' highs and lows  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:13:13 GMT
Some of the UK's biggest entrepreneurs share their stories 
Your pictures: South Africa  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:27:54 GMT
Readers' photos on the theme of South Africa 
Shannon Airport: A curious history of celebrity visitors  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:26:49 GMT
The airport that hosted a roll-call of presidents 
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Anger over 'slow' Korea ferry rescue  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:43:38 GMT
Russian outrage at Ukraine killing  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:08:22 GMT
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