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Ferry transcript reveals crew panic The last communications between the South Korean ferry that sank on Wednesday and traffic services reveal panic and indecision by the crew. Details Russian outrage at Ukraine killing The Russian foreign ministry expresses outrage at a fatal shooting incident in eastern Ukraine which it blames on Ukrainian nationalists. Details Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the US boxer whose wrongful conviction for murder caused an international outcry, dies aged 76. Details Egypt's Sisi to face sole poll rival Left-winger Hamdeen Sabahi will be the only challenger to ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Egypt's presidential election, as registration ends. Details Iran's Rouhani urges women's rights Iran's President Hassan Rouhani urges equal opportunities and rights for women and condemns discrimination in a speech marking Women's Day. Details Gibraltar fire hits online gambling An explosion and fire on Gibraltar cuts power to much of the British territory and disrupts a number of online betting operations around the world. Details Hostage reporters 'chained' in Syria Four French journalists who spent 10 months in captivity in Syria were chained to each other and kept in basements without light, one recounts. Details Pope celebrates Easter Sunday Mass Pope Francis celebrates Easter in front of thousands in St Peter's Square, praying for peace in Syria and Ukraine and "an end to all war". Details Algeria militants kill 14 soldiers Islamist militants kill 14 Algerian soldiers in an ambush on a military convoy in mountains east of the capital Algiers. Details Kuwait newspapers ordered to close A Kuwaiti judge orders the temporary closure of two independent newspapers for breaking a news blackout about an alleged plot to topple the emir. Details Finland air crash kills skydivers Eight skydivers on an Easter Sunday jump are killed as their plane crashes near the town of Jamijarvi in Finland. Details IPL investigative panel appointed India's cricket board appoints a three-member investigative panel to look into allegations of corruption in the Indian Premier League. Details Stars read leaked Tarantino script Samuel L Jackson, Bruce Dern and Michael Madsen join Quentin Tarantino for a live reading of a leaked, unproduced film script. Details