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article 16 April 2014 World, South Korea
South Korea: hundreds still missing after ferry sinks
South Korea ferry (Reuters)

Rescue teams resume their search for nearly 280 people - many of them school children - after a ferry capsizes and sinks in South Korea.

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Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Bread not bullets: Ukraine's locals and soldiers against war

As we saw the crowds gathering round the Ukrainian armoured personnel carriers parked near the railway tracks in Kramatorsk we thought we might encounter a hostile crowd.

article 16 April 2014 Culture, Germany
Portrait of the artist as a conman
Wolfgang Beltracchi at work
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Until he was exposed by using an incorrect pigment, Wolfgang Beltracchi was the world's most successful art forger. Channel 4 News meets the man whose forgeries are now valuable in their own right.

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Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Life of a food bank user: no gas, no cooker, benefits delayed

Benefit delays or benefit sanctions are the major factor driving people to use food banks says the charity that runs hundreds of them across the country.

article 16 April 2014 UK
Coulson tells hacking trial he heard Blunkett voicemails
News

Former editor of the News of the World Andy Coulson tells the hacking trial he was "shocked" to hear voicemails of David Blunkett "declaring his love" for a married woman.

post 01 January 2001
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog Drug boost for severe hepatitis C sufferers

Channel 4 News has learned that the NHS has agreed to the fast track funding of a new drug for 500 patients with severe hepatitis C.

article 16 April 2014 UK
Food banks: on the front line with Britain's poorest
News

As new Trussell Trust figures show that food banks fed almost 1m people last year, Epsom and Ewell food bank manager Jonathan Lees writes from the front line.

article 16 April 2014 World, Ukraine
Nato steps up pressure on Russia over Ukraine
The tension between Russia and Ukraine increases as armed men presumed to be pro-Russian activists enter the town of  Slaviansk in troop carriers (Reuters)

Ahead of a conference on the Ukraine crisis, Nato says it will reinforce its forces in eastern Europe, with "deployments at sea, in the air, on land" within days.

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article 16 April 2014
Airlander (Picture: Hybrid Air Vehicles)
Five big ideas that could change the future of air travel

BA's planes will run on biofuel recycled from London rubbish. It comes as innovation in the aviation industry sees aircraft getting greener, faster and downright weirder than ever.

post 16 April 2014
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Life of a food bank user: no gas, no cooker, benefits delayed

Benefit delays or benefit sanctions are the major factor driving people to use food banks says the charity that runs hundreds of them across the country.

article 16 April 2014 Business
The government says Britain's recovery is on track as official figures show average pay rises outstripping inflation for the first time in four years and unemployment continuing to fall (Reuters)
Pay increases finally exceed rise in cost of living

The government says Britain's recovery is on track as official figures show average pay rises outstripping inflation for the first time in four years and unemployment continuing to fall.

post 16 April 2014
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog Drug boost for severe hepatitis C sufferers

Channel 4 News has learned that the NHS has agreed to the fast track funding of a new drug for 500 patients with severe hepatitis C.

article 16 April 2014 UK
Emergency services attend a crash on the M26 motorway in Kent
Two dead in massive motorway crash

Two people have died and seven have been taken to hospital following a collision involving five vehicles on the M26 motorway in Kent.

article 16 April 2014 Culture
News
Beardy men, be warned: 'peak beard' is fast approaching

Just as the beard has edged its way back into the mainstream, scientists issue a "peak beard" warning to the male of the species. But are too many beards a turn-off? You be the judge.

post 16 April 2014
Read more on Liam's blog A volcano, cyclone, dust storm and Grand Canyon from space

As we go about our daily lives on the surface, satellites orbit the earth, constantly snapping images from space of our planet below.

article 16 April 2014 World, South Africa
Oscar Pistorius is hugged by a supporter outside court (R)
Oscar Pistorius murder trial - latest updates

Oscar Pistorius stands trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in South Africa's trial of the century. Follow Channel 4 News for the latest updates from Pretoria.

article 16 April 2014 UK
Paul Flowers (Getty)
Former Co-op bank boss Flowers charged on drug offences

West Yorkshire Police charge the former chairman of the Co-op bank with two counts of possessing a class A drug and one of possessing a class C drug.

post 16 April 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Bread not bullets: Ukraine's locals and soldiers against war

As we saw the crowds gathering round the Ukrainian armoured personnel carriers parked near the railway tracks in Kramatorsk we thought we might encounter a hostile crowd.

article 16 April 2014 UK
News
Tesco profits fall for a second year

Britain's biggest supermarket posts a 6.9 per cent fall in annual profit to £3.05bn - its second straight year of decline.

article 16 April 2014 World, Ukraine
Facebook and its role in Ukraine's unrest (Getty)
by Why Ukraine's interior minister is on Facebook

It is not just protest groups using social media nowadays: governments are getting in on the act - and in unstable eastern Ukraine, Facebook has become a tool of conflict.

article 16 April 2014 UK, Afghanistan
Hekmatullah Wahidi
Afghan translator faces 'certain death' if he returns home

Former US Army interpreter Hekmatullah Wahidi learns this week if he can appeal his deportation from the UK. But if he returns to his native Afghanistan, he is "certain" the Taliban will kill him.

video 15 April 2014 UK

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Long working hours producing 'ghost' children - video

A survey of teachers suggests that some parents are working such long hours, children as young as four are spending 10 hours at school each day, producing "ghost" children. Fatima Manji reports.

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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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The world’s most successful art forger Wolfgang Beltracchi paints a “Max Ernst” for Channel 4 News. Watch his first ever UK interview here 

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Wolfgang Beltracchi, the world’s most successful art forger, paints Channel 4 News a “genuine fake” Max Ernst.

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A ferry capsizes in Korea. Hundreds are missing and two people are dead. Ukraine is on the brink of war as pro Russian separatists sieze a number of armoured vehicles. 100 female students are abducted in Nigeria.Nearly a million people in Britain have used a food bank. British Airways plan to make jet fuel from waste.

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International Editor Lindsey Hilsum with Ukrainian locals in Kramatorsk:

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The DJ Dave Lee Travis has been charged with one count of indecent assault.

Former BBC presenter Travis, 68, was cleared of 12 counts of indecent assault in February but jurors at London’s Southwark Crown Court were unable to reach verdicts on one other charge of indecent assault and one of sexual assault and were discharged.

He is now charged with one count of indecent assault on a woman over 16 in January 1995, and is due to appear on bail at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Thursday April 24, Scotland Yard said.

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Saudi Arabian intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the architect of Riyadh’s policy on Syria, has been removed from his post by a royal decree, the state news agency says.

Prince Bandar, a former ambassador to Washington, was responsible for helping Syrian rebels in their fight against President Bashar
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Suspected Islamist insurgents have abducted more than 100 female students from a secondary school in Nigeria’s northeast Borno state, according to a teacher.

The teacher said the abductors were believed to be members of the Boko Haram sect.

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Parts of the Americas and Australia witness a total lunar eclipse unfold. A rare celestial event that takes place when the earth’s shadow obscures the moon.

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Inflation fell for the sixth month in succession in March paving the way for an end to the prolonged squeeze on wages.

The consumer prices index (CPI) rate dropped to a new four-year low of 1.6 per cent, from 1.7 per cent in February, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The rate of retail price index inflation also fell to 2.5 per cent from 2.7 per cent in the month before.

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A building has partially collapsed in central London’s Grosvenor Square, killing one man and injuring at least one other, Scotland Yard says.

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