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Hundreds feared dead in Med sinking 
  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 12:21:22 GMT 
    Hundreds of people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying up to 700 migrants capsizes in the Mediterranean Sea, the Italian coastguard says.


Hundreds held over S Africa violence 
  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 12:25:25 GMT 
    More than 300 people have been arrested in South Africa in connection with the wave of violence against immigrants, the home affairs minister says.


Shroud of Turin back on display 
  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 04:14:50 GMT 
    The Shroud of Turin, which some believe to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, returns to public display after a break of five years.


Cuban dissidents stand in local vote 
  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:03:20 GMT 
    For the first time in Cuba, at least two government opponents will be standing on Sunday in municipal elections in Havana.


Nigeria 'mystery disease' kills 18 
  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 22:08:24 GMT 
    A "mysterious" disease has killed at least 18 people in the past several days in south-eastern Nigeria, local officials say.


Clarkson describes cancer scare 
  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 04:31:23 GMT 
    Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson reveals doctors told him a lump on his tongue was "probably cancer" two days before he hit a BBC producer.


White goods dominate e-waste items 
  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 02:35:55 GMT 
    Old kitchen, bathroom and laundry equipment made up 60% of the 41.8 million tonnes of electronic waste thrown away in 2014, suggests a report.


UK archbishop visits Egyptian leaders 
  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 05:13:49 GMT 
    Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby travels to Egypt for a "visit of condolence" following the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya earlier this year.


Finland votes amid economic slump 
  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 06:09:04 GMT 
    Finnish voters go to the polls amid hopes that a new government will pull the country out of its three-year economic slump.


China cuts bank reserve requirements 
  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 10:54:04 GMT 
    China's Central Bank is to cut its bank reserve requirement ratio by one percentage point, as it aims to stimulate a cooling economy.


VIDEO: End of road for Rio eviction families? 
  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:31:30 GMT 
    A small community in the Brazilian city of Rio has been fighting eviction to make way for the Olympics - but now Rio's city hall says they must go.


VIDEO: Fanfare as replica frigate sails to US 
  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:38:00 GMT 
    A replica of an 18th century French warship has set sail from France for the United States.


VIDEO: Prince Harry visits Australian outback 
  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:40:36 GMT 
    Prince Harry trains in bush survival and plays wheelchair AFL as part of his time with the Australian Army.


VIDEO: Can Zuma end South Africa violence? 
  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:54:15 GMT 
    The South African president Jacob Zuma has cancelled a trip to Indonesia in order to deal with the attacks taking place against foreigners in his country.


VIDEO: Fighting dengue fever in Sao Paulo 
  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:26:17 GMT 
    The Brazilian authorities in Sao Paulo are fighting a large outbreak of dengue fever that has killed 130 people.
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