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VIDEO: Inquiry urged over TV host shooting

April 21, 2014 - 9:33am
Pakistan's largest private news channel, Geo TV, has called for a robust investigation into the assassination attempt on one of its leading talk show hosts, Hamid Mir.
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Bairstow regrets Pietersen absence

April 21, 2014 - 9:09am
England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow is disappointed he will not get to team up with Kevin Pietersen again in the England side.
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VIDEO: Myanmar's Win Tin dies aged 85

April 21, 2014 - 8:10am
Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner, Win Tin, has died aged 85 of kidney failure.
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VIDEO: Interest in Alibaba's US share debut

April 21, 2014 - 7:57am
The success in Weibo has investors excited about the US stock debut of Alibaba, which is China's largest internet company.
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MP killed by car bomb in Somalia

April 21, 2014 - 7:49am
A car bomb kills an MP and injures another in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, as the government hosts a security conference.
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Day in pictures: 21 April 2014

April 21, 2014 - 7:45am
The best news photos from around the world over the past 24 hours
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Garcia Marquez: Guide to surreal and real Latin America

April 21, 2014 - 7:42am
Remembering Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the political historian
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Ferry deaths 'murder' - Korea leader

April 21, 2014 - 7:30am
South Korean President Park Geun-hye condemns the conduct of some of the crew of the ferry that sank last week, calling it "akin to murder".
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Whedon releases new film on demand

April 21, 2014 - 7:24am
Avengers director Joss Whedon surprises fans by releasing his latest film online on the same night as its US premiere.
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Russia plans Crimea casino boom

April 21, 2014 - 7:17am
Russia's President Putin presents a draft law to create a gambling zone in Crimea, now that the Kremlin has made it part of Russia.
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VIDEO: Do bilateral deals harm world trade?

April 21, 2014 - 6:44am
The BBC's Economics Correspondent Andrew Walker speaks to WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo to discuss the impact of bilateral trade deals compared to global trade agreements.
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Radcliffe play wows Broadway critics

April 21, 2014 - 6:23am
Actor Daniel Radcliffe gets five-star reviews for the Broadway production of The Cripple of Inishmaan.
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Japan warns over China ship seizure

April 21, 2014 - 6:04am
China's seizure of a Japanese cargo ship over a pre-war debt could hit business ties, Japan's top government spokesman warns.
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Three killed in Yemen drone strike

April 21, 2014 - 5:57am
Three more suspected al-Qaeda militants die in a drone strike in southern Yemen, reports say, bringing the total killed in three days to more than 40.
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Player dies in Gabon after fatal kick

April 21, 2014 - 5:48am
Goalkeeper Sylvain Azougoui dies on the way to the hospital after taking a kick to the head during a league match in Gabon
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Huge fire on Leeds industrial estate

April 21, 2014 - 5:33am
An inferno on an industrial estate in Leeds sends flames and a large plume of smoke up over the city.
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Everest Sherpas demand better terms

April 21, 2014 - 5:30am
Sherpa guides in Nepal demand more compensation for the families of 13 of their colleagues killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest.
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Victoria Coren makes poker history

April 21, 2014 - 4:59am
Journalist and broadcaster Victoria Coren Mitchell becomes the first two-time winner of the European Poker Tour.
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'Hillsborough words inspired us'

April 21, 2014 - 4:23am
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says Hillsborough campaigner Margaret Aspinall inspired his team to victory at Norwich.
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Captain America holds on to top spot

April 21, 2014 - 4:22am
Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier claims a third week at number one in North America, while Johnny Depp's latest movie falls flat.
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