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The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
S Korea ferry captain arrest sought
Prosecutors in South Korea ask for an arrest warrant for the captain of the ferry that capsized on Wednesday killing 28, with 268 missing.
Kiev reaches out to eastern rebels
Ukraine's interim authorities appeal for unity, promising to meet some demands of pro-Russian protesters occupying buildings in the east.
Pakistan library named 'Bin Laden'
An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital renames its library after Osama Bin Laden, the slain al-Qaeda leader.
Everest avalanche kills 12 guides
At least 12 local guides have been killed after an avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest, officials in Nepal say.
Mexico shaken by powerful earthquake
A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake hits several states in southern and western Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital and causing panic, but there are no reports of casualties or damage.
One fifth of China soil contaminated
Almost a fifth of China's soil is contaminated, an official study released by the government has shown.
Japan to launch Pacific whale hunt
Japan says it will catch fewer whales in the Pacific this year after a court banned its whaling off Antarctica.
Algeria's president gets fourth term
Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, wins a fourth term in office taking more than 81% of the vote.
Tributes for Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Presidents and fellow writers pay tribute to Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez ,who has died in Mexico aged 87.
Gul rules out Erdogan job swap
President Abdullah Gul of Turkey appears to rule out a Russian-style job swap with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan when his term ends later this year.
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Man shot dead in west Belfast
A man has been shot dead in west Belfast.
Arrest warrant sought for Korean ferry captain
South Korean prosecutors are seeking arrest warrants for the captain and two crew members of the ferry that capsized Wednesday with hundreds of children on board, a coastguard official said.
At least 12 killed in Everest avalanche
At least 12 Nepalese climbing guides have been killed after an avalanche struck Mount Everest early today.
Two hospitalised after paraglider collision
Gardaí have confirmed that two paragliders collided with each other this afternoon near the Glencree Heritage Centre in Co Wicklow.
Garda injured after chase in Cork city
A garda has been injured after his motorcycle was rammed by a stolen van on the outskirts of Cork city this morning.
Four-year-old boy dies after Laois crash
A four-year-old boy has died following a two-vehicle crash near Portarlington in Co Laois last night.
Pro-Russian separatists ignore Geneva deal
Armed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have said they are not bound by an international deal ordering them to disarm.
Suspect device removed in Co Longford
The army's bomb disposal team is investigating a suspect device which it removed from a residential area yesterday near the Longford village of Drumlish.
Deep-sea drone continues search for MH370
Hopes that a deep sea drone scouring the Indian Ocean floor might soon turn up a missing Malaysian jetliner were fading, as the remote-controlled submarine embarked on a fifth mission with still no sign of wreckage.
Peaches Geldof funeral to take place on Monday
The funeral of Peaches Geldof will be held on Easter Monday at the same church where her mother Paula Yates' funeral was held.
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Ireland's premier breaking news website providing up to the minute news and sports reports.
Mexico City hit by powerful quake
A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico today, sending panicked people into the streets.
Nine-try Leinster turn on the gas against Treviso
Leinster 62 Benetton Treviso 7 Leinster notched nine tries in the Dublin sunshine as they recorded their biggest win of the season against Benetton Treviso.
Belfast shooting victim named as prominent dissident
A prominent dissident republican has been gunned down in broad daylight in the North.
Hollande aide resigns amid past conflict of interest allegations
The French president?s top adviser resigned today following allegations of a past conflict of interest.
Gardaí arrest man after vehicle searches reveal cocaine and illegal tablets
A man was stopped and arrested in the Ballymun area earlier today by gardaí investigating the sale and supply of illegal drugs.
Man shot dead in west Belfast
A man has been shot dead in the North today.
Moyes 'getting ready for next year'
David Moyes says he is making progress in his attempt to bring new players to Manchester United.
Paragliders collide near Wicklow heritage centre
Two people have crashed into each other while paragliding in Co Wicklow this afternoon.
Elephants and hot tubs - weddings by Minaj
Nicki Minaj wants to get married in a hot tub.
Tonight's TV tips
BBC1 @ 10.20pm: Graham Norton continues his award-winning talk show, with guests Ricky Gervais, Ronnie Corbett and Juliette Binoche, plus music and chat from Irish pop star Imelda May.
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