Rescue teams are battling bad weather conditions as they search for 282 people who remain missing after a South Korean ferry capsized and sank.
Teenagers on the stricken South Korean ferry sent heartbreaking messages to their families as it capsized and sank.
Oscar Pistorius was "wrong" in his version of events about what happened on the night he shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the prosecution has claimed.
Abu Hamza, foreign doctors lacking the skills to work in the NHS and Peaches Geldof all feature on the front of Friday's papers.
The booming housing market is causing a generation of young people becoming inreasingly pessimistic about their chances of getting on the property ladder, according to a new study.
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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says Sunderland's 2-2 draw at Manchester City has provided a stark reminder for his side that nothing can be taken for granted in the remaining four games of the season.
British tennis No 1 Laura Robson has announced that she is to have wrist surgery and will be forced to miss the French Open and Wimbledon.
Rafael Nadal won his 300th match on clay in style with a 6-1 6-3 thrashing of Italy's Andreas Seppi moving him into the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says his team are able to handle the pressure as they chase a top-four finish in the Premier League and an FA Cup final win over Hull City.
Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died aged 87.
AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band to focus on his health, the band has said.
X-Men director Bryan Singer has been accused of drugging and raping a teenage boy in the late 1990s, according to a lawsuit filed in a US court.
Robin Williams is to make a sequel to his 1993 hit Mrs Doubtfire, according to reports.
Films by British directors Mike Leigh and Ken Loach have been selected to compete for the Palme d'Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
The embattled Co-operative Group has confirmed a loss of £2.5bn for 2013, in what it described as a "disastrous year".
Online payment firm PayPal has announced plans to prevent users from sharing their computers, smartphones and tablets with anyone else, even family members.
Sainsbury's is recalling 500g packs of its SO Organic Sultanas as a precuation after salmonella bacteria was detected in routine testing.
Luxury fashion brand Mulberry has warned its full-year profit will be below expectations.
A team of vets and doctors from around the world have performed pioneering surgery on a 29-year-old orangutan at Chester Zoo.
A computer-generated Japanese pop star who performs as a hologram will support Lady Gaga on her US tour next month.
Fake fingernails fitted with LEDs and a tiny antenna - causing them to light up when close to a smartphone - have been shown off by a Japanese toy maker.
A toddler has been reunited with his mother after he was discovered inside a claw crane machine filled with stuffed animal toys at a nearby bowling alley.
North Korean diplomats have asked the British government to step in after a London hairdresser used an image of the secretive regime's leader in a promotion for cheaper hair cuts.
Western leaders have reacted cautiously to an agreement reached with Russia over a plan to ease tensions in Ukraine.
When it comes to relations between countries, Winston Churchill famously said, it's better to "jaw jaw than war war".
Outside the national guard base in Mariupol, an officer pointed out the cartridge cases on the ground.
Fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin a question on government surveillance during a televised phone-in show.