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Israel to suspend Palestinian talks 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:04:32 GMT 
    Israel has suspended peace talks with the Palestinians in response to a unity deal between the rival Hamas and Fatah factions.

New Russia drills after Ukraine raid 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:01:22 GMT 
    Russia announces new military exercises on its border with Ukraine, after Kiev orders troops to move against separatists in the east.

Ecclestone denies bribery in Germany 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:54:01 GMT 
    Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone denies charges of bribery at the start of his trial in Munich and says he will fight to clear his name.

US medics killed in Kabul attack 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:56:17 GMT 
    Three American medical staff are shot dead by a policeman guarding a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say.

Korea ferry disaster school reopens 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:46:33 GMT 
    The South Korean school devastated by the loss of many of its students in a ferry disaster last week starts to hold classes again.

Japan pact 'covers disputed islands' 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:08:02 GMT 
    US President Barack Obama restates support for Japan over disputed islands but warns that dialogue - not escalation - is the way forward.

South Sudan treason charges dropped 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:24:44 GMT 
    South Sudan withdraws charges against four top politicians accused of the alleged coup plot that triggered the civil war.

Abdullah leads Afghan poll count 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:29:42 GMT 
    Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah remains the frontrunner with 80% of votes counted, although a run-off vote next month is expected.

Russia extends Navalny house arrest 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:26:24 GMT 
    A Moscow court extends the house arrest of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny by another six months for violating its conditions.

Rio police 'to probe' dancer's death 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:08:47 GMT 
    Police in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro say they will conduct a thorough investigation into the death of a dancer which sparked riots.

US to propose 'fast lane' net rules 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:59:30 GMT 
    New net neutrality rules will be published next month with some saying FCC will end principle of equal traffic for all.

Lupita Nyong'o named most beautiful 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:07:13 GMT 
    Kenyan Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o, 31, is named the world's most beautiful person for 2014 by the US People magazine.

VIDEO: Film features plight of African park 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:22:06 GMT 
    The lethal realities of life in Virunga National Park are the subject of a British documentary which has just had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

VIDEO: Ethiopia's Jewish community divided 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:07:22 GMT 
    Thousands of Ethiopian Jews have been left disappointed by an Israeli government decision to end a 30-year-old programme that saw tens thousands of Ethiopian Jews airlifted to the Holy Land.

VIDEO: Can Obama perfect the Japanese bow? 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:27:29 GMT 
    President Obama is under pressure to perfect his Japanese etiquette during his official tour of the country.
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