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Ricciardo fastest in wet practice

2 hours 37 min ago
Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo sets the pace during an inconclusive wet final practice at the Chinese Grand Prix.

Dissident republican death condemned

2 hours 48 min ago
The fatal shooting of prominent dissident republican Tommy Crossan is condemned by Northern Ireland's first and deputy first ministers as detectives continue to investigate.

‘Sorry’ ferry captain tells of delay

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 23:25
The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized and sank this week explains after his arrest why he delayed giving evacuation orders.

Court order halts Brazil match

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 22:47
A Brazilian second division football game is abandoned after 16 minutes, with one team saying they now have a court order to play in the top division.

VIDEO: Strong quake shakes Mexico City

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 21:43
A powerful earthquake has struck Mexico City, shaking buildings and causing widespread panic.

VIDEO: Guides killed in Everest avalanche

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 21:42
At least 12 Sherpa guides have been killed after an avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest, Nepali officials say.

UN outrage at South Sudan attack

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 21:35
The UN expresses outrage at a deadly attack on one of its bases in South Sudan, saying it could "constitute a war crime".

Shannon Airport: A curious history of celebrity visitors

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 21:26
The airport that hosted a roll-call of presidents

Hunt to warn of schools extremism

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:42
Labour's Tristram Hunt is to issue a tough warning against religious extremism in schools.

Chlorine: From toxic chemical to household cleaner

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:26
The element that makes a familiar smell when mixed with urine

Week in pictures: 12-18 April 2014

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:01
The best news photographs from around the world

Pope leads Good Friday services

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 18:55
Pope Francis highlights the plight of the poor, elderly and abandoned during the Way of the Cross procession in Rome to mark Good Friday.

US raises Ukraine pressure on Russia

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 18:15
The US threatens tougher economic sanctions if Russia fails to abide by a new international deal to help de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.

VIDEO: High security at S Sudan UN camp

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 17:48
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.

US 'delays' Keystone XL decision

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 16:20
The US state department gives federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL oil pipeline before determining whether to issue a permit.

Obama signs UN envoy visa ban law

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 16:19
President Barack Obama signs into law a measure that would bar entry to any UN ambassador whom the US says has engaged in "terrorist activity".

Republican shot dead in west Belfast

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 15:22
A prominent dissident republican, Tommy Crossan, has been shot dead in west Belfast.

South Korea ferry captain 'held'

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 15:16
The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank earlier this week leaving hundreds of people missing has been arrested, Yonhap news agency says.

VIDEO: World's prettiest Easter eggs?

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 15:09
A Slavic community museum in Germany is keeping alive the traditional craft of Easter egg painting.

Mexico shaken by powerful earthquake

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 14:57
A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake hits several states in southern and western Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital and causing panic, but there are no reports of casualties or damage.

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