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Malawians boycott South African shops  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:43:23 GMT
South African-owned shops in Malawi stay closed after calls for a boycott from activists angered at recent xenophobic attacks. 
Gallipoli tributes to Anzac 'heroes'  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:48:44 GMT
Australia and New Zealand hold ceremonies to mark the centenary of the military landings at Gallipoli during the First World War. 
Armenia remembers 'genocide campaign'  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:44:23 GMT
Ceremonies are held in Armenia and around the world to mark the centenary of the start of mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks. 
Chile volcano causes flight problems  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:56:25 GMT
The eruption of the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile is causing many international flights to be delayed or cancelled. 
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. 
Canada bails ex-Guantanamo detainee  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:20:06 GMT
A Canadian court grants bail to a former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr until he completes his appeal against his US conviction. 
Britons caught up in Nepal disaster  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:01:10 GMT
A UK couple on their honeymoon, who are among Britons caught up in the Nepal quake, tell of seeing an "avalanche coming straight" for them on Everest. 
Labour plan to cap rental increases  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:55:47 GMT
Private landlords would not be able to increase rents by more than inflation for three years under Labour plans to give tenants more security. 
Cameron sets out '100 day' Tory plan  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 02:38:31 GMT
David Cameron says wages, welfare, housing and childcare will be at the heart of the Conservatives' programme for government in its first 100 days if it wins an outright victory. 
Profit warnings rise on low oil price  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:55:01 GMT
Profit warnings from UK-listed companies rose in the first three months of the year despite the improved economic outlook, a report says. 
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. 
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