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Novice 'steered South Korea ferry'
The South Korean ferry that sank on Wednesday was steered by a ship's mate unfamiliar with the waters where the accident occurred, officials say.
Easter messages show Ukraine divide
Orthodox Easter messages from patriarchs in Kiev and Moscow reflect Ukraine's deep divide, as a tense stand-off continues in the east.
UN envoy and Israel in Easter row
The UN envoy to the Middle East accuses Israel of blocking his way to an Easter ceremony in Jerusalem, as Israel questions his judgement.
Syria-held French journalists freed
Four French journalists held captive in Syria for months have been freed and are in "good health", says President Francois Hollande.
Easter deaths spark Brazil protests
Residents of a poor community near Rio de Janeiro torch vehicles in protest at the deaths of two young men in incidents involving the police.
Japan to base troops near Senkakus
Japan begins building a military radar station near the Senkaku islands, focus of a bitter territorial row with China, which calls them the Diaoyus.
Iran condemns US skyscraper seizure
Iran condemns a decision by the US to seize a Manhattan high-rise belonging to a charitable foundation and sell proceeds to victims of attacks by Iran-backed militants.
Pakistan TV anchor shot in attack
Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan's best known television presenters, is injured in an attack by unidentified gunmen in the southern city of Karachi.
Nigeria teacher in seized girls plea
The headmistress of a school in Nigeria calls on the government to do more to save teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants.
'Dozens die' in S Sudan cattle raid
Dozens of people are killed in a cattle raid in a remote herders' camp in South Sudan's northern Warrap state, local officials say.
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Eight men appear in court following drug seizures
Eight men have appeared before Dublin District Court in connection with a major drugs seizure by gardaí.
Woman dies following crash in Co Wexford
A 63-year-old woman has died following a road crash in Co Wexford.
Man dies after road crash in Derry
A 28-year-old man has died in a road crash in Co Derry.
Opinion polls show mixed results for Fine Gael
Two new polls this weekend show very mixed results for the main Government party.
Divers remove first bodies from South Korean ferry
Divers have removed the first bodies from the South Korean ferry that capsized nearly four days ago with 476 people on board, the coastguard has said.
Boy injured in Cork hit-and-run dies in hospital
A seven-year-old boy injured in a hit-and-run incident near Youghal, County Cork, last Wednesday has died in hospital.
PSNI: Belfast murder 'brutal and barbaric'
The PSNI has described the shooting dead of a former leading dissident republican in west Belfast yesterday as "a brutal and barbaric act."
Two men appear in court over high-speed chase
Two men in their 20s have appeared before a special sitting of Cork District Court charged in relation to a high speed chase in the city yesterday morning.
Everest avalanche death toll rises to thirteen
Rescuers recovered the body of one mountain guide today, after an ice avalanche swept the lower slopes of Mount Everest, bringing the death toll to at least 13 in the deadliest accident on the world's highest mountain.
Two men arrested following cannabis seizure
Gardaí have seized cannabis plants valued at approximately ?115,000 following a search of a property in Co Carlow
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Woman dies in Wexford road accident; Gardaí make arrest
A woman has died in a road accident in Co Wexford.
Four bombs kill 16 in Iraq
Attacks across Iraq, including a series of bombings targeting shoppers in a Sunni neighbourhood in the capital Baghdad, have killed at least 16 people today.
Ronnie strolls into next round of World Championships
Ronnie O?Sullivan moved a first step nearer the sixth world title that would give him equal footing with Steve Davis and Ray Reardon after a no-frills opening win against Robin Hull at the Crucible.
Eight in court in connection with ?5.3m in drug seizures
Eight men have appeared in court charged in connection with a multi-million euro drugs haul.
Munster earn bonus-point win ahead of Toulon clash
Munster warmed up for their Heineken Cup semi-final against Toulon with a bonus-point 32-23 victory over provincial rivals Connacht.
Cavan boss: Maybe Dublin is a team the GAA want to win
Cavan manager Peter Reilly was extremely unhappy in the wake of his side's slender loss to Dublin in this evening's Cadbury Under 21 Football Semi-Final in Portlaoise.
VIDEO: Mourinho 'congratulates' officials after defeat
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho fired a thinly-veiled criticism at the officials after his unbeaten home record in the Barclays Premier League was ended by Sunderland.
Farrell happy with Dubs resolve
Dublin manager Dessie Farrell praised his side's resolve as they booked their place in a Cadbury Under 21 Football Championship final against Roscommon, following a one-point win over Cavan in Portlaoise this evening.
Liverpool loan man puts major dent in Chelsea's title hopes
Blunders from veteran goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer and full-back Cesar Azpilicueta allowed Sunderland to inflict Jose Mourinho?s first home league defeat as Chelsea manager and hand Liverpool control in the Barclays Premier League title race.
Solskjaer: We felt hard done by
Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed a contentious first-half penalty for Stoke galvanised his players into the recovery act that could help secure Barclays Premier League survival.
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