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BBC World Service provides international news, analysis and information.

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Latest Stories from BBC World Service

Last updated: Sunday, April 20 2014 03:00 PM

GlobalNews: 20 Apr 14 S Korean Ferry search goes on

Sunday, April 20 2014 12:28 PM

Violence against women in South Africa / Homecoming of French journalists kidnapped in Syria / Artists highlight impact of drone attacks on civilians / The sounds of World War One and the impact on soldiers....

GlobalNews: 19 Apr 14 Weather hampers S. Korea ferry recovery

Saturday, April 19 2014 12:41 PM

French journalists freed in Syria / Ukraine authorities suspend anti-militant operation / Nigeria schoolgirls 'still missing' /Campaign for gender-neutral toilets....

GlobalNews: 18 Apr 14 PM East Ukraine militants snub deal

Friday, April 18 2014 02:26 PM

South Korea ferry captain arrest sought / Everest avalanche kills 12 guides / Pakistan library named 'Bin Laden'....

GlobalNews: 18 Apr 14 AM: Ukraine Geneva Agreement

Thursday, April 17 2014 09:45 PM

Deal reached on Ukraine; Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies; South Sudan UN base attacked; Aid workers freed in Mali; Abu Hamza on trial in New York; New earth-like planet discovered....

GlobalNews: 17 Apr 14 PM Putin cautions on force in Ukraine

Thursday, April 17 2014 04:13 PM

Weather blights South Korea ferry search / Fresh Syria gas attack alleged / Matisse exhibition at Tate Modern....

GlobalNews: 17 Apr 14 AM Ukraine: NATO military measures

Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:36 PM

NATO boosts its military presence along eastern borders / Syria's on-line jihadists / Banksy graffiti saves youth club....

GlobalNews: 16 Apr 14 PM Hundreds missing as South Korea ferry sinks

Wednesday, April 16 2014 04:23 PM

Ukraine crisis: Nato steps up eastern defences / Migrants attempting to enter Spain's enclave of Melilla - On a hill, in sight of Europe....

GlobalNews: 16 Apr 14 AM Ukraine Attack

Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:00 PM

Ukraine forces act against pro-Russia militants / Over 100 girls abducted in Nigeria / 25th anniversary of Hillsborough disaster....

GlobalNews: 15 Apr 14 PM Ukraine begins 'anti-terror' action

Tuesday, April 15 2014 02:46 PM

Mladic trial keeps genocide charges / Berlusconi to do community service / India court recognises third gender....

GlobalNews: 15 Apr 14 AM Obama Putin call on Ukraine

Monday, April 14 2014 11:55 PM

President and Obama and President Putin speak by telephone about the tense stand off in eastern Ukraine / Snowden revelations win Pullitzer / Asia's air pollution is linked to stronger Pacific storms....

GlobalNews: 14 Apr 14 PM 'Dozens killed' in Nigerian blasts

Monday, April 14 2014 12:52 PM

Fresh pro-Russian attack in Ukraine / Robotic sub to search for MH370....

GlobalNews: 14 Apr 14 AM Ukraine Tension Mounts

Monday, April 14 2014 12:30 AM

Ukraine leader threatens military force against separatists / Libyan PM stands down/ Man ordered by court to wear 'bully' placard....

GlobalNews: 13 Apr 14 SUN Ukraine tackles pro-Russian rebels

Sunday, April 13 2014 02:09 PM

UN panel's key report on climate change / Have lessons been learned from 1994 Rwandan genocide ? / BBC team on tour with futuristic music from 50 years ago....

GlobalNews: 12 Apr 14 SAT Ukraine police station seized

Saturday, April 12 2014 03:21 PM

Iran stands by its new ambassador to UN / Election day in India's smallest state / The smartphone app that's meant to beat jet-lag...

GlobalNews: 11 Apr 14 PM Pistorius: I heard no Reeva screams

Friday, April 11 2014 02:48 PM

Ukraine in offer to troubled east / Pope Francis asks Church abuse forgiveness / Chiwetel Ejiofor and Half of A Yellow Sun....

GlobalNews: 11 Apr 14 AM UN approves peacekeepers for CAR

Friday, April 11 2014 12:30 AM

Nigeria child bride 'poisons groom' / Man charged with Omagh bomb murders / Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell banned for failing drugs test....

GlobalNews: 10 Apr 14 PM Indians vote on key election day

Thursday, April 10 2014 03:38 PM

Pistorius: I did not pick on Reeva / The effectiveness of Tamiflu questioned in report....

GlobalNews: 10 Apr 14 AM More killing in CAR

Wednesday, April 09 2014 11:15 PM

Dozens killed in fresh CAR violence / Obama visits Fort Hood / More unrest in Syria / Unravelling mummification....

GlobalNews: 09 Apr 14 PM Pistorius quizzed on Reeva evidence

Wednesday, April 09 2014 03:28 PM

Ukraine ultimatum to activists in eastern cities / Deadly bombing hits Pakistan market / Wrestling's Ultimate Warrior dies....

GlobalNews: 09 Apr 14 AM WHO: most challenging Ebola outbreak

Tuesday, April 08 2014 09:05 PM

WHO speaks of most challenging Ebola outbreak it has had to face / American anger over Russian actions in Ukraine....

GlobalNews: 08 Apr 14 PM Pistorius recounts moment of killing

Tuesday, April 08 2014 03:00 PM

NATO warns Russia over Ukraine / Irish president in historic UK visit / Windows XP security deadline arrives....

GlobalNews: 08 Apr 14 AM US concern over eastern Ukraine

Monday, April 07 2014 11:45 PM

Ukraine tensions rise/Rwanda remembers/Syrian priest/Peaches dead...

GlobalNews: 07 Apr 14 PM Emotional Oscar Pistorious apologies

Monday, April 07 2014 02:44 PM

Rwanda genocide -- 20 years on / Donetsk 'people's republic' declared / India begins giant general election....

GlobalNews: 07 Apr 14 AM Ukraine emergency meeting

Monday, April 07 2014 12:27 AM

Kiev meeting on east Ukraine/Libya ports to re-open/India election...

GlobalNews: 06 Apr 14 SUN New signals in Indian Ocean

Sunday, April 06 2014 03:22 PM

Deadly clashes in Jordanian refugee-camp / Rwanda prepares to commemorate 1994 genocide / Counting begins after Afghan election / Dance maestro returns tap-dance to its roots....

GlobalNews: 05 Apr 14 SAT Afghans vote for new president

Saturday, April 05 2014 02:44 PM

New lead in search for Malaysian plane/US reiterates its security committments to Japan/ London's Olympic Park opens to the public...

GlobalNews: 04 Apr 14 PM Foreign photojournalist shot dead in Afghanistan

Friday, April 04 2014 02:28 PM

Schumacher has 'conscious moments' / Flash floods hit Solomon Islands / Kashmiri saffron....

GlobalNews: 04 April 14 AM Mideast peace stalls

Thursday, April 03 2014 11:15 PM

Isreal cancels Palestinian prisoner release/controversial US social network in Cuba/Russia detains 25 Ukrainians/Remembering Rwandan genocide 20 years on...

GlobalNews: 03 Apr 14 PM 'Police snipers' shot Kiev activists

Thursday, April 03 2014 04:48 PM

'Million Syrian refugees' in Lebanon / Rise in Ugandan HIV sufferers buying fake test results / Ketamine 'has anti-depressant effects'....

GlobalNews: 03 Apr 14 AM: US political donations

Wednesday, April 02 2014 11:40 PM

US Supreme court quashes limits on political donations / US outrage at Iran envoy / Yanukovych says Crimea annexation 'a tragedy' / IMF fears years of low growth / Italian police find two lost art masterpieces / Srinigar cricket bats / Why do zebras...

GlobalNews: 02 Apr 14 PM Hollande ex partner Royal in French cabinet

Wednesday, April 02 2014 02:59 PM

Police chief dies in Cairo bombings / Malaysia plane mystery 'may not be solved' / Barcelona: FIFA issues 14-month sanction....

GlobalNews: 02 Apr 14 AM NATO suspends Russia links

Tuesday, April 01 2014 10:12 PM

NATO halts Russia ties/Kenya arrests/CIA tactics/Batman writer dies...

GlobalNews: 01 Apr 14 PM 'No sign' of Russian pullout near Ukraine border

Tuesday, April 01 2014 01:38 PM

Malaysia plane search 'most challenging ever' / House music pioneer Frankie Knuckles dies....

GlobalNews: 01 Apr 14 AM Russia Ukraine border pullout

Tuesday, April 01 2014 03:40 AM

French President appoints new PM / Ebola outbreak / MH370: New account of cockpit last words....

GlobalNews: 31 Mar 14 PM: Climate Change Report

Monday, March 31 2014 02:25 PM

Climate threat to food and security / China corruption charges / Fabulous flotsam fortunes....

GlobalNews: 31 Mar 14 AM Ukraine:US and Russia talk

Monday, March 31 2014 12:11 AM

Kerry and Lavrov hold 'frank' talks on Ukraine / Turkish PM claims victory / Grieving for US mudslide victims / Debate over London's new skyscrapers...

GlobalNews: 30 Mar 14 PM Searching for closure-Flight MH370

Sunday, March 30 2014 01:57 PM

Elections in Turkey-who'll come out on top? / Why did a British man cut off his hand? / The diva of Damascus / Egypt's hashtag row...

GlobalNews: 29 Mar 14 SAT Has plane debris been found?

Saturday, March 29 2014 03:33 PM

Attack on Afghan election commission / Vitali Klitschko won't run for Ukraine Presidency / How our noses help us find true love....

GlobalNews: 28 Mar 14 PM 'Objects seen' in new Malaysian plane search

Friday, March 28 2014 04:59 PM

Can Obama's Saudi visit stem deteriorating ties? / Gay couples prepare for marriage in England and Wales / Italy auctions one thousand five hundred official cars on Ebay....

GlobalNews: 28 Mar 14 AM UN declares Crimea referendum illegal

Friday, March 28 2014 12:26 AM

UN declares Russian referendum in Crimea illegal;British inquest records open verdict into death of Boris Berezovsky;Syrian refugee sets herself on fire in Lebanon...

GlobalNews: 27 Mar 14 PM Missing Malaysian plane -- '300 objects spotted'

Thursday, March 27 2014 05:28 PM

Pope Francis meets US president Barack Obama / Tymoshenko to run for Ukraine leader / Japanese man granted retrial after 46 years on death row....

GlobalNews: 27 Mar 14 AM Al Sisi announces run for presidency of Egypt

Wednesday, March 26 2014 04:47 PM

Obama says Russia should not run roughshod over its neighbours/ International Forces step up their fight in the CAR/ Inside the Nazi art haul....

GlobalNews: 26 Mar 14 PM 122 objects sighted in missing MH370 plane search

Wednesday, March 26 2014 03:02 PM

Pakistan holds Taliban peace talks / Obama security agent 'found drunk' / Paltrow and Martin to separate: 'consciously uncoupling'....

GlobalNews: GlobalNews: 26 Mar 14 AM Obama talks of Russia's weakness

Tuesday, March 25 2014 11:47 PM

Obama warns of further sanctions against Russia / China families vent missing plane fury / US mudslide death toll set to rise...

GlobalNews: 25 Mar 14 PM China families vent missing Malaysia plane fury

Tuesday, March 25 2014 03:31 PM

Gunmen attack Afghan election office / Auroracoin....

GlobalNews: 25 Mar 14 AM Malaysia plane relatives anguish

Tuesday, March 25 2014 01:00 AM

How 'pings' tracked plane / G-8 grouping with Russia abandoned / What's the value of a camera that captured the moon?...

GlobalNews: 24 Mar 14 PM Missing flight MH370 'crashed into ocean'

Monday, March 24 2014 04:21 PM

Egypt court sentences over five hundred to death / Ukrainian forces pull out of Crimea / 'The Great Escape' commemorated in Poland....

GlobalNews: 24 Mar 14 AM Turkish military: Syrian jet was warned

Monday, March 24 2014 12:11 AM

The far-right National Front in France has done better than expected in municipal elections / Turkish military says it warned a Syrian warplane several times before shooting it down near the border....

GlobalNews: 23 Mar 14 SUN Turkey shoots down Syrian jet

Sunday, March 23 2014 02:38 PM

Erdogan's 'slap' warning / Missing plane search / Zimbabwe cancer campaign....

GlobalNews: 22 Mar 14 SAT Rising tension in Crimea

Saturday, March 22 2014 01:04 PM

Confrontation at Crimean air force base / China spots debris in southern Indian Ocean / Africa Union troops take Somalia town....