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Search for S Korea ferry passengers Emergency services continue to search overnight for almost 300 people unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people sank off South Korea. Details Ukraine military column 'disarmed' Ukraine's defence ministry says six of its armoured vehicles have been seized by pro-Russian militants, amid mounting tension in eastern Ukraine. Details Reeva Steenkamp shot in 'rapid fire' A forensics expert contradicts police ballistics testimony by telling the trial of Oscar Pistorius that his girlfriend was shot in quick succession. Details Pakistan Taliban end ceasefire The Pakistani Taliban say they will not extend a ceasefire with the government announced last month, but will remain committed to peace talks. Details Brazil troops cover police strike Brazil sends thousands of federal troops to maintain order in the north-eastern state of Bahia after police there went on strike over pay. Details Search after Nigeria school kidnap The Nigerian military joins the search for at least 100 teenage girls abducted from a school in the remote northeast. Details Mini-sub continues search for plane A robotic submarine continues its search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on the seabed of the southern Indian Ocean. Details 'Last' Chadian soldier leaves CAR Chad has withdrawn all its peacekeepers from the Central African Republic, an official confirms, after accusations they sided with Muslim rebels. Details Jordan 'targets vehicles from Syria' Jordanian warplanes have targeted and destroyed several vehicles trying to cross the border from Syria, the Jordanian military says. Details MtGox exchange put in administration The Bitcoin exchange MtGox has been placed in administration by a Japanese court and it is expected that bankruptcy proceedings will be started. Details UN mulls medal for peacekeepers The UN Security Council hears a proposal to create a medal for bravery in UN peacekeeping, to be named after a Senegalese soldier who saved lives during the Rwandan genocide. Details Head of oldest African park shot The Belgian director of Africa's oldest national park - Virunga in the Democratic Republic of Congo - is shot and wounded in an ambush. Details EU approves alien species blacklist The European Parliament has approved new legislation to stem the spread of invasive species such as "killer" shrimp or Japanese knotweed. Details