News Headlines - 18 April 2014

BBC News - South Korea ferry disaster: Sewol captain 'arrested'

The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized and sank earlier this week has been arrested, Yonhap news agency reports.
The South Korean agency said Lee Joon-seok faced charges including negligence of duty and violation of maritime law.

Avalanche kills at least 12 guides in deadliest incident on Mount Everest | Reuters

An avalanche sweeping down Mount Everest killed at least 12 Nepali guides on Friday in what may be the deadliest single incident on the world's highest peak.

Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika wins reelection - latimes.com

Algeria’s ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika secured a fourth five-year tenure Friday after amassing nearly 82% of votes, according to initial results announced by Interior Minister Tayeb Belaiz.

BBC News - Japan to launch reduced Pacific whale hunt next week

Japan says it will begin hunting whales in the Pacific Ocean next week, after cancelling whaling off Antarctica in line with an International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling.

BBC News - Hitachi seals £2.7bn train-building deal

Japanese firm Hitachi has secured £2.7bn of funding for its contract to bring new high-speed trains to a key route between London and Edinburgh.








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