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#Nato has said it is taking immediate steps to boost its military presence in eastern #Europe in response to #Russian "aggression" in #Ukraine. Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen announced the 28-nation alliance - which does not include Ukraine - had agreed on a package of further #military me
Almost 300 people are missing after a ferry sank off the coast of #SouthKorea. Four people have been confirmed dead so far - including a male student, a female crew member and another unidentified man. The South #Korean #Coastguard says 174 people have been rescued so far but more than 280 remain
Kent Police says two people have died following a large collision on the M26 motorway near Kemsing this morning
Nato Sec-Gen: organisation agreed package of military measures to reinforce members' defences & will deploy more forces in eastern Europe
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson tells phone-hacking trial he heard voicemail hacked from former Home Secretary David Blunkett
Update - W Yorks Police: ex-Co-Op Bank chair Paul Flowers charged with 2 counts of possessing class A drug & one of possessing class C drug
Former Co-Operative Bank chairman Paul Flowers has been charged with drugs offences
Paul Weller wins £10,000 privacy damages from Associated Newspapers over the publication of paparazzi pictures of three of his children
Office for National Statistics says unemployment fell by 77,000 between December and February to 2.24m
ONS says average earnings rose by 1.7% in the year to February, faster than inflation which rose by 1.6% over the same period
Reuters: Ukraine's Donetsk city council spokeswoman says armed pro-Russian separatists have taken control of the council's building
Reuters: witness says five or six armoured personnel carriers have entered Ukraine town of Slaviansk with lead vehicle carrying Russian flag
Foreign Secretary William Hague has warned Russia is in danger of making a "grave miscalculation" if it continues with its campaign to destabilise #Ukraine. It comes as #Kiev tries to regain control of a number of government buildings in the east of the country which have been taken over by pro-#Ru
Update - Reuters: U.S. navy ship to join rescue operation for missing passengers on sunken ferry in South Korea
Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry sank off the coast of #SouthKorea. Two people have been confirmed dead so far, including a teenager. The South #Korean #Coastguard says 180 people have been rescued and 295 remain unaccounted for. The #ferry, with 477 people and 150 vehicles
Update - Reuters: South Korean coastguard says more than 300 people are unaccounted for and 164 were rescued after ferry sinking
Supermarket chain Tesco announces 6% fall in group trading profit to £3.3bn
Three people have died and more than 100 are unaccounted for after a ferry carrying school students capsized off the coast of South Korea
Scotland Yard says former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis has been charged with one count of indecent assault
Reuters: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has spoken with Russian President Putin and voiced alarm about escalating #Ukraine crisis
Russian news agency: President Putin says expects clear condemnation by the UN of "Kiev's anti-constitutional actions in Eastern #Ukraine"
Reuters: #Ukraine state security service says anti-terrorist operation is also going on in #Slaviansk in eastern Ukraine
Reuters: Interfax news agency reports Ukrainian Acting President says #Kramatorsk airfield has been retaken from pro-Russian militants
Russian media reports 4 to 11 people have been killed at #Kramatorsk airfield in eastern #Ukraine
Reuters: many shots which seemed to be fired in warning heard from inside #Kramatorsk airfield in east #Ukraine after crowd approaches gate