Dissident republican death condemned

The fatal shooting of prominent dissident republican Tommy Crossan is condemned by Northern Ireland's first and deputy first ministers as detectives continue to investigate.

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 11:04 pm

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Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 10:35 pm

‘Sorry’ ferry captain explains delay

The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized and sank this week explains after his arrest why he delayed giving evacuation orders.

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 10:25 pm

Court order halts Brazil match

A Brazilian second division football game is abandoned after 16 minutes, with one team saying they now have a court order to play in the top division.

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 9:47 pm

Mexico shaken by powerful earthquake

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits states in south and west Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital, but there are no reports of casualties or damage.

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 8:44 pm

VIDEO: Strong quake shakes Mexico City

A powerful earthquake has struck Mexico City, shaking buildings and causing widespread panic.

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 8:43 pm

VIDEO: Guides killed in Everest avalanche

At least 12 Sherpa guides have been killed after an avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest, Nepali officials say.

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 8:42 pm

UN outrage at South Sudan attack

The UN expresses outrage at a deadly attack on one of its bases in South Sudan, saying it could "constitute a war crime".

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 8:35 pm

The tale of the lion and the spa break

A lion on the loose in Llandrindod Wells

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 8:34 pm

The eight tribes of vinyl collector

The 8 tribes of people who keep buying records

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 8:29 pm

Shannon Airport: A curious history of celebrity visitors

The airport that hosted a roll-call of presidents

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 8:26 pm

10 things we didn't know last week

Rhea birds can be extremely dangerous, plus other factlets

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 8:17 pm

Welby talks of gay marriage struggle

The Archbishop of Canterbury speaks of the Church of England's struggle to do "what is right" over the divisive issue of same-sex marriage.

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 8:00 pm

US raises Ukraine pressure on Russia

The US threatens tougher economic sanctions if Russia fails to abide by a new international deal to help de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 7:49 pm

Teachers demand qualified status

Teachers' union conferences are demanding that schools in England should only employ qualified teachers.

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 7:36 pm

Top 10 Tips: Susanne du Toit

Portrait painter Susanne du Toit on being an artist

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 6:46 pm

Chlorine: From toxic chemical to household cleaner

The element that makes a familiar smell when mixed with urine

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 6:26 pm

Week in pictures: 12-18 April 2014

The best news photographs from around the world

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 6:01 pm

Pope leads Good Friday services

Pope Francis highlights the plight of the poor, elderly and abandoned during the Way of the Cross procession in Rome to mark Good Friday.

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 5:55 pm

VIDEO: Pakistan library named 'Bin Laden'

An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital Islamabad has renamed its library after the former al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden.

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 5:11 pm

SpaceX launches station cargo flight

US company SpaceX launches its latest re-supply mission to the International Space Station, sending up a Dragon freighter to rendezvous with the orbiting platform on Sunday.

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 5:06 pm

VIDEO: 'Tug of war' Banksy art in museum

The Banksy painting which was controversially removed from a wall in Bristol has gone back on display.

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 4:53 pm

VIDEO: High security at S Sudan UN camp

South Sudan's government has sent troops to provide security at a United Nations base where at least 48 people were killed in an attack.

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 4:48 pm

Nigeria schoolgirls 'still missing'

Nigeria's military rows back on an earlier statement that most of the teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants had been freed.

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 3:53 pm

US 'delays' Keystone XL decision

The US state department gives federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL oil pipeline before determining whether to issue a permit.

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 3:20 pm