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10 more bodies found inside sunken ferry by divers...
The numbers from India's election are staggering: 814 million potential voters, nine stages of voting over six weeks. They are the biggest in the worl...
Russia is in the middle of a planned upgrade and expansion of its military forces, but global affairs professor Mark Galeotti tells NPR's Arun Rath th...

World

BBC
Residents of a poor community near Rio de Janeiro torch vehicles in protest at the deaths of two young men in incidents involving the police....
The UN envoy to the Middle East accuses Israel of blocking his way to an Easter ceremony in Jerusalem, as Israel questions his judgement....
The South Korean ferry that sank on Wednesday was steered by a ship's mate unfamiliar with the waters where the accident occurred, officials say....
Teachers are warning that CCTV safety cameras are being misused by senior staff as a way of spying on lessons....
Sleep-deprived coders enjoy an epic adventure...

Europe

BBC
France falls back in love with tea - but don't expect a British cuppa...
Four French journalists held captive in Syria for months have been freed and are in "good health", says President Francois Hollande....
Roger Federer reaches his fourth Monte Carlo Masters final with victory over defending champion Novak Djokovic....
Donetsk anti-Semitic leaflets may be fakes but stir old fears...
Ukraine suspends operations against pro-Russian militants occupying government offices in the east over Easter, but the stand-off remains....

Canada

CBC
Raccoons are common in the West End and, now that spring is here, they are more active — often with young ones to protect. In years ...
Deron Williams and Joe Johnson both scored 24 points as the Brooklyn Nets beat the Toronto Raptors 94-87 in the opening game of their ...
Record aficionados around the world are celebrating the unique appeal of vinyl today and six Calgary stores are taking part as well....
A woman simply asked to pet the 10-month-old French bulldog, picked it up, and walked out when the owner was busy at the till of a dow...
Alberta health officials are warning the public of possible measles exposure after a second case of the highly contagious disease in t...

Australia-Pacific

ABC
A Queensland teenager hoping to become the youngest Australian to climb Mount Everest will continue her trek despite an avalanche that has killed at l...
West Ham fans and players have joined the family of Dylan Tombides in paying tribute to the late Australian footballer....
Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel says his team-mate Daniel Ricciardo is outperforming him this season. ...

Middle East

BBC
The UN envoy to the Middle East accuses Israel of blocking his way to an Easter ceremony in Jerusalem, as Israel questions his judgement....
Iran condemns a decision by the US to seize a Manhattan high-rise belonging to a charitable foundation and sell proceeds to victims of attacks by Iran...
Four French journalists held captive in Syria for months have been freed and are in "good health", says President Francois Hollande....
Two people killed and a third severely wounded after the car they were travelling in exploded in a village near Manama....
Donetsk anti-Semitic leaflets may be fakes but stir old fears...

Asia-Pacific

BBC
The South Korean ferry that sank on Wednesday was steered by a ship's mate unfamiliar with the waters where the accident occurred, officials say....
Japan begins building a military radar station near the Senkaku islands, focus of a bitter territorial row with China, which calls them the Diaoyus....
Political spoofs have Indians chuckling at election time...
Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan's best known television presenters, is injured in an attack by unidentified gunmen in the southern city of Karachi....
The search resumes for three missing local guides after an avalanche kills 13 Sherpas on the slopes of Mount Everest....

South-Asia

BBC
The South Korean ferry that sank on Wednesday was steered by a ship's mate unfamiliar with the waters where the accident occurred, officials say....
Japan begins building a military radar station near the Senkaku islands, focus of a bitter territorial row with China, which calls them the Diaoyus....
Political spoofs have Indians chuckling at election time...
Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan's best known television presenters, is injured in an attack by unidentified gunmen in the southern city of Karachi....
The search resumes for three missing local guides after an avalanche kills 13 Sherpas on the slopes of Mount Everest....

Business

BBC
The fashion house Giorgio Armani pays 270m euros (£222m; $374m) to the Italian authorities to settle a tax bill....
Barnes & Noble chairman trims his stake in the bookstore company to 20% by selling shares worth $64m....
A BP employee who oversaw the cleanup of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 agrees to settle a charge of insider trading....
The technologies making e-commerce easier for small firms...
After 20 years, Alfa Romeo returns to the US...
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