Divers have recovered 10 more bodies from inside the ferry that sank off South Korea. The confirmed death toll is now 46. More than 265 people, most of them high school students on a holiday trip, are missing. There are only 174 known survivors.
Polish Defence Minister Tomasz Siemoniak says US ground forces will be sent to his country to expand NATO's presence.
Boko Haram Islamist leader Abubakar Shekau has claimed responsibility for a bombing in the Nigerian capital Abuja in which at least 75 people were killed.
Day five of the Royal visit to Australia will see Prince William and Kate Middleton attending an Easter church service followed by a trip to Sydney's Taronga Zoo.

Body 13 found in Everest search

A 13th body has been found on Mount Everest following an avalanche on Friday but authorities say there is no hope of finding anyone alive.
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Warrap state Information Minister Bol Dhel says more than 100 people have been killed in a cattle raid in the South Sudan state.
The Malaysian government has described the search for the missing MH370 plane as at a 'critical juncture' after searches of the Indian Ocean floor have revealed nothing.

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China's government says in a report that nearly one-fifth of the country's farmland is polluted, mostly from years-long accumulations of toxins from factories, mining...
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Prayers about social issues including the economic crisis and domestic abuse have been read out at a Good Friday ceremony attended by Pope Francis.
A former Vietnamese refugee, who arrived in Australia during the 1980s, has completed a 35 day trek from Melbourne to Canberra -- dragging a boat behind him.
Roads are blocked and power lines are down in many parts of the country but the weather should improve later in the Easter holiday weekend.
The late Father Frank Fletcher dedicated his life to working with the Koori families of Sydney. Now, his work has been immortalised with the publication of a new...
A week from Anzac Day, and Australians are being asked to remember the many battles our young nation fought in, between 1914 and 1918. The Prime Minister has...


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New NSW Premier Mike Baird has hosed down suggestions he is preparing to sell off the state's poles and wires.
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Despite the terror attack that left three dead at last year's Boston Marathon, Australians from all walks of life will be running on Monday.
Victorians have banded together to raise a record-breaking sum for the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal.
Newly elected NSW Premier Mike Baird says he will consider the line-up of his new cabinet over the Easter long weekend.
More than 175 Australian authors, artists and publishers have lodged a joint submission with the Attorney-General’s Department, arguing against the proposed...
Australian Christian leaders have made Easter calls for more compassion towards refugees and asylum-seekers.
The Navy has sacked a ship captain for breaching Indonesian territorial waters during Operation Sovereign Borders activities.

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Easter is here, and while some might reflect on the resurrection of Christ, I’m wondering at another miracle of sorts that we’re witnessing – the renaissance of the...
India’s elections promise business as usual for the country’s wealthy and ongoing grinding poverty for its most poor of poor, writes Paul Kenny.
Former NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell didn’t have to resign because he was corrupt. He had to resign because if he didn’t then the system collapses, writes Greg...
The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius is changing South Africa’s media ecology, writes the University of Witwaterstand's Anton Harber
What are the prospects of continuing reform to a state so long afflicted by the taint of corruption?
I’m going to put it out there - most teachers don’t know enough about how the English language works [aka grammar], and this inevitably impacts upon student...
In the nearly two years since Google began testing its augmented-reality eyewear, public reaction has progressed from "that's amazing" to "those look stupid" to ...
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Boston has paid solemn tribute to the victims and survivors of the marathon bombings, exactly one year after the attacks.

In pictures: AC/DC over the years

Australian rock band AC/DC had confirmed the illness of founding member Malcolm Young but says while he'll take a break for the band will continue. Here's a look at AC/DC over the years.
Tuesday's lunar eclipse was seen across the globe. We take a look at some of the best images taken of the rare event.
Malta's parliament has passed a law legalising same-sex civil partnerships and giving gay couples the right to adopt.

In pictures: Easter around the world

Easter Week has begun as people around the world begin commemorations ahead of the Easter long weekend.

In Pictures: Jewish Passover

Jews around the world celebrate the week-long holiday, which commemorates the Israelites' exodus from Egypt some 3,500 years ago.
At least 16 people are dead and 500 homes have been destroyed by a huge fire that tore through the Chilean city of Valparaiso.
The UN Security Council held an emergency session Sunday on the Ukraine crisis as Kiev vowed to launch an military operation after pro-Russian forces seized government buildings in the east.
People in far north Queensland are being told to prepare for a worst-case scenario that could see the effects of Cyclone Ita hit more populated areas such as Cairns.

In pictures: Indonesia votes

Indonesians vote in their legislative election.


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Messi will keep leading Barcelona

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says critics have been unfair to blame Messi over the team's recent losses.
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PARIS (Reuters) - Paris St Germain collected their first trophy of the season when Edinson Cavani's double secured a 2-1 victory against Olympique Lyon in the...
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Mark Schwarzer has become Chelsea's oldest ever Premier League player but he contributed to the ending of Jose Mourinho's remarkable home record.
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Sporting Lisbon has guaranteed its automatic Champions League berth by finishing in the top two spots in the Portuguese league.
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Juventus beat Bologna 1-0 to remain on course to be the first Italian football champions to accumulate 100 points in a season.
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PSG win French League Cup

Edinson Cavani scored twice to fire Paris Saint-Germain to a 2-1 win over Lyon in the French League Cup final, a record fourth League Cup for PSG.
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A draw or defeat for Sporting would have handed Benfica the title but the Eagles' celebrations were postponed by Adrien Silva's second-half penalty.


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Archbishop to highlight hardship

Head of the Church of England, the Most Rev Justin Welby says the Anglican Church should not give up the debate about whether to accept gay marriage.
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A Fox executive has lost her job for proposing to raise funds for loved ones of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane via her work email.
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After 70 years of married bliss a US couple in their nineties have died just 15 hours apart.
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Pope Francis has baptised 10 people at an Easter Vigil in St Peter's Basilica.
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Police have conducted dozens of simultaneous raids in Buenos Aires province, authorities say.
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Gunmen have abducted two foreign workers from an oilfield in Sudan, the army says.
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The head of the Russian Orthodox Church says Russians and Ukrainians "are a single people before God".


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Refugee makes pilgrimage of thanks

A Vietnamese refugee has led a pilgrimage of thanks from Melbourne to Canberra, accompanied by three asylum seekers.
Muslims in New York City have welcomed the end of a controversial program that spied on the city's Islamic community.

Saving the elephants of Sumatra

Conflict between humans and elephants is intensifying on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.  
Russia, Ukraine, the United States and the European Union have reached a surprise deal aimed at de-escalating the worsening Ukrainian crisis.  
An historic medal gifted to a Maori chief in Sydney more than 200 years ago is on its way back to New Zealand after being sold at auction.
Australian Christian leaders have made Easter calls for more compassion towards refugees and asylum-seekers.

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Saving the elephants of Sumatra

Conflict between humans and elephants is intensifying on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.  
A new study has found climate change could make fish do strange things.
A new oral antiviral drug may be a future tool in the global fight against measles, according to a new international study.
New research suggests the beard styles embraced by hipster culture are likely to grow less attractive as they become more popular, writes Rob Brooks.
What is the deadly Ebola virus and is Australia at risk of an outbreak? 
Heartbleed, the bug that has preoccupied thousands of websites and millions of users over the past week, may well have been the biggest security flaw in internet...
Scientists have successfully implanted laboratory-grown vaginal organs into four teenagers who had underdeveloped or absent vaginas.


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New US government documents show yet another delay by GM in recalling unsafe vehicles.
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Volkswagen is targeting double digit sales growth in China this year, says chief executive Martin Winterkorn.

Earnings, economy buoy US stocks

Positive overall quarterly earnings and encouraging data protected US stocks this week from tensions over Ukraine and lower interest in tech stocks.

Android gains in US

The poll US poll has found 53 per cent of new mobile phones activated by American customers n the January-March period were Android devices.
The US says federal agencies will be given "more time" for the submission of their views on the Keystone pipeline.

Armani settles Italy tax row

Giorgio Armani is to pay 270 million euros to settle a tax dispute in Italy over three of the company's foreign subsidiaries.
LinkedIn is looking to capitalise on the mobile market after eclipsing the 300-million-members mark.


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US Congress' dirty little secret

Hustler founder Larry Flynt has been sending monthly copies of his magazine to every US Congress member since 1983.
Italy has taken to eBay to sell luxury cars owned by the state that were "no longer deemed essential" in a bid to raise money.
A bronze statue of a homeless Jesus on a park bench has sparked controversy in a wealthy American suburb.
A police inquiry has been launched into a German store's sale of mugs that inadvertently featured an image of Hitler on them.
Liang Kegang, who recently sold a jar of clean air from Provence for $904, is one of several artists protesting at China's air quality.
In what the German press has dubbed the “Peniskuchen-Affäre,” the General Secretary of Germany's far-right National Democratic Party has stepped down after he was...
Former US president George W. Bush said relations with Vladimir Putin became "increasingly tense" during his White House years, as he unveiled his portraits of...