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article 19 April 2014 World, South Korea
South Korean ferry disaster: text messages 'fake'
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Text messages apparently sent from survivors inside the sunken South Korean ferry are fake, it is reported. The news comes as it is confirmed that the death toll has risen to at least 32 people.

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article 19 April 2014 World, France
French journalists Pierre Torres (L) and Nicolas Henin (R)
French journalists freed: 'It's nice to see the sky'

Four French journalists held hostage in Syria since June last year are found blindfolded and with their hands tied, by soldiers on the Turkish border.

article 19 April 2014 UK
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British Gas denies staff 'paid extra for inflating bills'

The energy secretary says claims that British Gas paid its staff bonuses if they inflated customers' bills are "deeply disturbing". But the energy company denies the allegations.

video 19 April 2014 World, South Korea

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South Korea: relatives watch rescue operation live - video

The families of the hundreds still missing after the South Korean ferry disaster huddle together to watch live footage of the underwater operation to find their relatives.

video 19 April 2014 World, Mexico

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Mexico earthquake? Keep calm and carry on - video

Televisa TV Newscaster Leo Salazar was live on air when an earthquake of magnitude 7.2 hit Mexico. But as the studio and lights began to shake around him he told viewers to "stay calm".

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Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Books for blokes: what will get men reading?

Let's face it lads: we don't read as much literature as women - partly because there is no male equivalent of softcore romantic fiction. Tweet your book nominations to #C4booksforblokes

article 19 April 2014 UK
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Liverpool FC, neon colours and Tories: 1990 all over again?

When Liverpool last won the title in 1990, Margaret Thatcher was still in power, the Soviet Union was in crisis and we were still wearing neon colours. What else has changed?

article 18 April 2014 UK, Ireland
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'Former Continuity IRA man' shot dead

A prominent dissident republican has been killed in broad daylight in Belfast, it is reported.

video 18 April 2014 UK, Syria

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Teenage British Jihadi killed in Syria - video

The father of an 18-year-old Briton killed in Syria reveals that his two other sons are also there. Abubaker Deghayes tells Channel 4 News they went without the family's blessing.

article 18 April 2014 World
Mountaineer Ed Wardle
Everest avalanche: 16 people 'believed dead'

Exclusive: Mountaineer Ed Wardle speaks to Channel 4 News about "horrific" scenes on the slopes of Everest, which has now been closed off, and says that 16 people are believed to be dead.

article 18 April 2014 World, South Korea
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South Korea ferry captain held over ferry disaster

South Korean prosecutors are seeking arrest warrants for Captain Lee Joon-Seok and two crew members of the ferry that capsized with hundreds of children on board.

article 18 April 2014 World, New Zealand
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Fancy a quiet stroll on the beach? Royal tour - 360 photo

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, visited Manly Beach in Australia. Have a spin of this 360 photo to see just how many people went to meet them...

article 18 April 2014 World, Ukraine
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Ukraine: Separatists refuse to leave despite deal

Armed pro-Russian separatists who occupied buildings in eastern Ukraine are refusing to leave, despite an amnesty offer and threats of "more concrete actions" to remove them next week.

article 18 April 2014 World, South Korea
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Why did the South Korean ferry sink? Transcript revealed

Authorities release the transcript of conversation between harbour and ferry officials - but how much do we really know what happened to South Korean ferry Sewol?

article 18 April 2014 World
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Campaigners warn of 'breast ironing' in the UK

While attention is finally turning to FGM, campaigners warn that breast ironing, which involves placing hot objects on girls' chests, is also happening in the UK. Channel 4 News speaks to one victim.

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Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog The power of parody in eastern Ukraine

The tired looking young men in t-shirts and combat fatigues manning the barricades in Slovyansk say they are not going anywhere.

article 18 April 2014 UK
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Rutland's second coming - new earthquake hits Midlands

A second earthquake in 24 hours hits Rutlands in the Midlands with scores of reports including "shaking buildings". Were you shaken or stirred?

article 18 April 2014 World, Colombia
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by Gabriel Garcia Marquez: falling in love with Gabo

A Colombian friend once told me with no hint of irony, that any love affair with Latin America required some kind of relationship with Gabo, writes Thom Walker.

video 18 April 2014 World, New Zealand

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New Zealand battered by storm: video

Stormy weather battered New Zealand with heavy rain, gales and flooding early on Friday, causing road closures, power cuts and landslides. This was the moment a tree was blown over in Nelson.

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Forensic Police officers comb the scene where prominent dissident republican,Tommy Crossan was shot dead near the Springfield Road in west Belfast. A 26-year-old man was arrested in connection with the killing of the 43-year-old father-of-six, who was a former senior member of the Continuity IRA (CIRA).

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Today is the UK’s record store day, when all of the independently owned music shops come together with artists to hosts gigs, special events and offers throughout Britain. Happy vinyl hunting!

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"For something like this to happen makes the whole thing seem pointless to me"

Adventurer and filmmaker Ed Wardle speaks to Channel 4 News from the slopes of Everest, where 16 people are believed to have died. Watch the full interview here: http://bit.ly/1f1xm6T

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"Koreans don’t have the view that they have to stay with their ship until the end. It is a different culture from the west."

Ju Hi-chun, maritime author, speaking about South Korean ferry captain Lee Joon-seok

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US geological survey group says a powerful quake has hit Mexico, in Guerrero state south of Mexico City.  

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David Axelrod, the political advisor who masterminded Barack Obama’s winning election campaigns, has been recruited by Ed Miliband ahead of next year’s election. Here he explains why he took the job.

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England batsman Jonathan Trott stops all cricket with immediate effect. “I have felt the same anxieties that occurred during my time in Australia.” Read our recap of what happened last November:  

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Hundreds are still missing following the sinking of a ferry in South Korea. The captain is being questioned. Pro-Russian separatists killed by Ukrainian military. Edward Snowden questions Vladimir Putin. Pharrell Williams ‘Happy’ video copies go viral.

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"We have had enough of this loss of life. It’s sickening. They are making ships now which are arguably not even as safe as they used to be."

Allan Graveson, senior national secretary of the maritime union Nautilus International, on the South Korea ferry crash. Read more here.

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A Metropolitan Police Gangs Task Force has seized a huge arsenal of guns in a raid in east London. One of the biggest gun seizures the force has ever made, it included sawn off shotguns and machine guns. A 51-year-old man was arrested at the address.

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Russia’s President Putin says the people of the Moldovan region of Transnistria should have the right to decide their own fate.

Why should we care? Read Paul Mason’s blog to find out: Undercover in Transnistria: Russia’s next potential flashpoint.

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A 45-year-old lorry driver has been arrested in connection with the crash on the M26 on Wednesday which killed two French women aged 16 and 22.

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The expert witness for the state, Roger Dixon, continues to be grilled in court after contradicting Oscar Pistorius’s own version of events - South African Journalist Debora Patta is in court for Channel 4 News:

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American Funds, one of the largest US mutual funds families, sent an email to 825,000 shareholders on Wednesday, advising them to change their passwords, citing “a very narrow window of risk” related to the Heartbleed internet threat.

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Euston station evacuated because of “car fire”:

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