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‘Sorry’ ferry captain tells of delay The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized and sank this week explains after his arrest why he delayed giving evacuation orders. Details US raises Ukraine pressure on Russia The US threatens tougher economic sanctions if Russia fails to abide by a new international deal to help de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine. Details Pope leads Good Friday services Pope Francis highlights the plight of the poor, elderly and abandoned during the Way of the Cross procession in Rome to mark Good Friday. Details Obama signs UN envoy visa ban law President Barack Obama signs into law a measure that would bar entry to any UN ambassador whom the US says has engaged in "terrorist activity". Details UN outrage at South Sudan attack The UN expresses outrage at a deadly attack on one of its bases in South Sudan, saying it could "constitute a war crime". Details 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. Details Mexico shaken by powerful earthquake A 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits states in south and west Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital, but there are no reports of casualties or damage. Details Nigeria schoolgirls 'still missing' Nigeria's military rows back on an earlier statement that most of the teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants had been freed. Details US 'delays' Keystone XL decision The US state department gives federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL oil pipeline before determining whether to issue a permit. Details Court order halts Brazil match A Brazilian second division football game is abandoned after 16 minutes, with one team saying they now have a court order to play in the top division. Details 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. Details 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. Details Larrazabal stung by hornets in Malaysia Pablo Larrazabal is repeatedly stung by a swarm of hornets at the Malaysian Open, where Lee Westwood leads by four shots. Details