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Anderson leads England to victory  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:57:47 GMT
James Anderson inspires England to a nine-wicket win over West Indies on the final day of the second Test. 
Syria Islamists take northern town  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:31:44 GMT
Islamist rebels have captured much of the north-western Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughur from government forces, activists say. 
Baltimore protest turns violent  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 07:12:28 GMT
A protest march in Baltimore a week after Freddie Gray, a black man, died in police custody, turns violent with at least a dozen arrests. 
UK gives £5m to help Nepal victims  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:42:39 GMT
The UK government is giving £5m to help those affected by the Nepal earthquake, which has killed more than 2,500 people. 
Labour 'to help first-time buyers'  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:53:21 GMT
First-time buyers would be exempt from stamp duty when buying homes for less than £300,000 under a Labour government, Ed Miliband will say. 
Small firms' letter praises Tories  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 01:56:54 GMT
A letter signed by the owners of 5,000 small firms calls for the Conservatives to be "given the chance to finish what they started", as Labour accuses the Tories of "letting down" business. 
HIV home test kit goes on sale in UK  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:24:50 GMT
The first HIV self-test kit that allows people to get a fast result at home has gone on sale in the UK. 
Week in pictures: 18-24 April 2015  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:24:44 GMT
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week. 
In pictures: Sony World Photography Awards 2015  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:00:33 GMT
Ebola, Molotov cocktails and prom night feature in winning images 
Election 2015 in pictures: 24 April  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:49:25 GMT
Images from the campaign trail: 24 April 
In pictures: Calbuco volcano eruption  Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:07:02 GMT
Red alert as Calbuco volcano erupts in Chile 
In pictures: 25 years of Hubble  Thu, 23 Apr 2015 02:12:46 GMT
Ten amazing pictures of our Universe, taken by the Hubble space telescope. 
In pictures: Stairway to Heaven  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:51:33 GMT
Finding a final resting places in a crowded city 
In pictures: Earth's beauty  Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:57:30 GMT
To celebrate Earth Day, Nasa releases some of its best pictures 
Election 2015 in pictures: 23 April  Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:27:21 GMT
Images from the campaign trail: 23 April 
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Oklahoma Now Has More Earthquakes Than California  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:25:00 -0400
As California's Economy Reels From Drought, At Least One Industry Is Doing Fine  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:25:00 -0400
Baltimore Police: 34 Arrested In Freddie Gray Protest  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:18:00 -0400
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Nepal quake toll rises above 3,000  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:00:09 GMT
Chile volcano remains unstable  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 01:46:25 GMT
Akinci wins North Cyprus election  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:49:58 GMT
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