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Russia in new Ukraine attack threat 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:07:24 GMT 
    Russia will respond to any attack on its interests in Ukraine, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says, drawing a parallel with the 2008 Georgia war.


Hamas-Fatah unity deal announced 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:40:22 GMT 
    Rival Palestinian factions of Fatah and Hamas announce a reconciliation deal, more than seven years after a violent split between them.


Plane search examines coastal debris 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:39:52 GMT 
    Authorities in Australia are looking at material washed ashore to find out if it is related to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.


Obama pledges Japan islands support 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:11:34 GMT 
    US President Barack Obama tells Japan that islands it disputes with China are covered by a bilateral defence treaty, as he begins an Asian tour.


More held in S Korea ferry disaster 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:54:22 GMT 
    Authorities in South Korea arrest four more crew members from the ferry that sank last week and raid the offices of companies linked to its owners.


Dancer's death sparks Rio clashes 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:40:15 GMT 
    Weeks before the World Cup, deadly clashes break out in the Brazilian city of Rio after the body of a young man is found, allegedly beaten by police.


Blair warns West over radical Islam 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:22:26 GMT 
    Tony Blair warns Western leaders they must put aside their differences with Russia over Ukraine to focus on the threat of Islamic extremism.


S Sudan attacks 'an abomination' 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:43:52 GMT 
    The massacre of hundreds of civilians in South Sudan is an "abomination" and a betrayal of the people by their leaders, the White House says.


Bomb 'kills senior Egypt policeman' 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:48:27 GMT 
    A senior Egyptian police officer has been killed by a bomb blast in the capital, Cairo, officials say.


Pirates raid Malacca Straits tanker 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:11:37 GMT 
    Armed pirates raid an oil tanker sailing in the Malacca Straits, stealing diesel and abducting three crew members, officials in Malaysia say.


Everest Sherpas discuss boycott 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:14:30 GMT 
    Sherpa guides in Nepal are meeting climbers at Everest base camp to decide whether to continue ascents after an avalanche on Friday killed 16 of their colleagues.


Pakistan TV station in shooting row 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:55:04 GMT 
    Pakistan's biggest news channel should be shut for airing claims the country's spies were behind an attack on presenter Hamid Mir, the defence ministry says.


SA row over 'banned' Malema advert 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:29:44 GMT 
    South Africa's public broadcaster says it refused to broadcast an advert from the controversial politician Julius Malema, saying it incited violence.


Future of the net debated in Brazil 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:20:02 GMT 
    Tensions emerge ahead of a meeting being held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to discuss changes to the way the internet is governed.


Brunei delays tough new Islamic law 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:57:53 GMT 
    The South east Asian nation of Brunei postpones the introduction of tough Sharia criminal punishments that were due to begin on Tuesday.
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