Pro-Russia protesters refuse to retreat

Activists ignore diplomatic deal and stay put in eastern Ukraine

China admits widespread soil pollution

At least 20% of agricultural land contaminated

S Korea seeks arrest of ferry captain

Investigators also target warrant for two crew members

Miliband hires Obama adviser Axelrod

Campaign strategist will help with election campaign

Rio’s Olympics preparation faces crisis

Brazil’s lack of forward planning made worse by bureaucracy

Global carmakers seek China inroads

Beijing auto show highlights carmakers’ dependence on China

Walmart pushes into money transfer market

Retailer aims to attract customers without bank accounts

Online originals face fight for adverts

Programming is proliferating but needs to secure viewers

Twitter beats Facebook to mobile ad launch

Social media groups battle to lure advertisers

Everest avalanche kills at least 12

Most popular route to the peak struck

Goldman looks to fight rivals with capital advantage

Bank eyes competitor businesses as net income falls 10%

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Embryonic stem cells cloned from adults

Experiment could rekindle enthusiasm for therapeutic cloning

Putin still has friends in the west

Clarity of the counter-message by US and Europe is clouded by differences among governments

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