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VIDEO: Anxious time for Syria's Christians

BBC News - 1 hour 40 min ago
Around the world Christians are marking Holy Week in the run up to Easter, but for Syria's Christians, it is also an anxious time as the country's war drags on into a fourth year.
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China jails corruption activists

BBC News - 1 hour 53 min ago
China jails four more activists linked to the Xu Zhiyong-founded New Citizens' Movement, which seeks government transparency.
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'Six dead' in Everest avalanche

BBC News - 1 hour 54 min ago
Six people are reported to have been killed after an early-morning avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest.
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Female cave insects have 'penises'

BBC News - Thu, 2014-04-17 21:51
Female insects with 'penises' have been discovered in Brazil - the first example of an animal with sex-reversed genitalia.
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Channel Tunnel trains 'run as normal'

BBC News - Thu, 2014-04-17 21:44
Channel Tunnel rail services are expected to return to normal on Good Friday morning after being hit by severe disruption.
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Foreign doctor 'safety fears' - front pages

BBC News - Thu, 2014-04-17 21:40
Some papers focus on suggestions foreign-trained doctors are less skilled than British counterparts, while others report on a child said to have caught meningitis from a cat.
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Nina Cassian, Exiled Romanian Poet, Dies at 89

International Herald Tribune - Europe - Thu, 2014-04-17 21:19
Ms. Cassian sought refuge in the United States after her poems satirizing the regime of President Nicolae Ceausescu fell into the hands of the secret police.

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Obama cautious over Ukraine deal

BBC News - Thu, 2014-04-17 21:10
President Obama says it remains to be seen whether Russia will honour a deal to calm tensions in Ukraine, reached at multi-party talks in Geneva.
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Alonso quickest in China practice

BBC News - Thu, 2014-04-17 20:57
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso welcomes his new team principal to Formula 1 by setting the pace in first practice at the Chinese Grand Prix.
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Korea ship: Third officer 'had helm'

BBC News - Thu, 2014-04-17 20:56
The third officer was at the helm of the ferry that capsized off South Korea, investigators say, as divers work to access the sunken hull.
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VIDEO: 'Most Earth-like planet yet' found

BBC News - Thu, 2014-04-17 20:39
A planet that is close in size to the Earth and that could hold water on its surface has been identified by the Kepler telescope.
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Chick knit plea response 'fantastic'

BBC News - Thu, 2014-04-17 20:23
An online appeal by a Manchester children's hospice for knitted chicks boosts its flock to an "unexpected" more than 6,300.
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World Briefing | Europe: Turkey: Intelligence Bill Approved

International Herald Tribune - Europe - Thu, 2014-04-17 19:32
Turkey’s Parliament on Thursday passed a bill that increases the powers of the national spy agency and strengthens its immunity.

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Sacked doctor was unfairly dismissed

BBC News - Thu, 2014-04-17 19:30
A sacked heart specialist was unfairly dismissed after raising concerns about patient safety, an employment tribunal rules.
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In Scripted Surprise, Putin Answers Snowden on Spying

International Herald Tribune - Europe - Thu, 2014-04-17 19:17
In a poke at the White House, Edward J. Snowden asked President Vladimir V. Putin about Russia’s surveillance practices during a televised question-and-answer session.

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Deal is Reached to Ease Tension in East Ukraine

International Herald Tribune - Europe - Thu, 2014-04-17 19:06
The United States, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union reached an agreement on Thursday that called for armed pro-Russian bands to surrender the government buildings they have seized.

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Obama on Ukraine Pact

International Herald Tribune - Europe - Thu, 2014-04-17 19:05
After a diplomatic agreement to ease tensions in Ukraine was reached, the president expressed skepticism about Russia’s promise to de-escalate the volatile situation.

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Away From Show of Diplomacy in Geneva, Putin Puts On a Show of His Own

International Herald Tribune - Europe - Thu, 2014-04-17 17:42
President Vladimir V. Putin said he hoped invasion of what he called “new Russia” would not be necessary. He also said for the first time that Russian forces had been sent to Crimea.

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10 sartorial moments that tell us a lot about politics

BBC News - Thu, 2014-04-17 17:33
10 sartorial moments that reveal the superficiality of politics
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Demands That Jews Register in Eastern Ukraine Are Denounced, and Denied

International Herald Tribune - Europe - Thu, 2014-04-17 17:16
The Donetsk People’s Republic, along with other pro-Russian groups, denied having anything to do with fliers purporting to demand registration.
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