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Families of South Korean ferry victims protest as recovery operation goes on

ImageAs the death toll from the capsized South Korean ferry rose above 50, the families of victims began a protest march to the capital, Seoul. They were stopped by police.

Catholic Church

Pope Francis delivers Urbi et Orbi blessing for Easter

ImagePope Francis has celebrated his second Easter as leader of the Catholic church with thousands of followers in Saint Peter's Square. He called on the warring sides in Syria to negotiate.


Four French ex-hostages in Syria arrive back in France

ImageFour French journalists held in Syria since last June have returned to France. They were met by their families, as well as President Francois Hollande.


Abdullah cushions lead in Afghan poll

Further official results have been released following Afghanistan's presidential election on April 5. Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah has increased his lead, but a runoff vote is still considered likely.


Algerian soldiers killed in mountain ambush

In the deadliest attack in years, 11 Algerian soldiers have been killed while returning from a mountain patrol. The attack follows last week's presidential poll.


Easter shooting sparks protests in Brazil

Demonstrators in Brazil have torched vehicles in the southeastern city of Niteroi to protest the death of a young man. He was hit by crossfire in a gun battle between police and suspected drug traffickers on Good Friday.


Angelique Kerber secures Germany's place in the final of the Fed Cup

Germany have advanced to the final of the Fed Cup for the first time in more than two decades. The German women are to face the Czech Republic in the final to be played in the autumn.



20.4.1938: Leni Riefenstahl's "Olympia"


1893: Joan Miró

Days to remember

1611: Shakespeare's "Macbeth"