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Burundi police battle protesters  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:57:07 GMT
Police in Burundi clash with thousands of protesters angered by President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term in office. 
Wife's joy at India climber's Everest escape  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:22:59 GMT
Indian climber Sangeeta Bahl speaks to the BBC's Geeta Pandey about her joy at mountaineer husband Ankur Bahl's escape from Saturday's earthquake in Nepal. 
Bosnia gunman 'kills police officer'  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 21:48:56 GMT
A gunman attacks a police station in Bosnia, killing an officer and injuring two others before being shot dead, officials say. 
Chile town covered by volcanic ash  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:18:10 GMT
Residents of the Chilean town of Ensenada are trying to save their livestock and their homes after tonnes of ash from the Calbuco volcano rained down. 
Israel 'kills militants' in Golan  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:48:50 GMT
An Israeli air strike has killed four militants armed with a bomb along the Israeli-Syrian frontier in the Golan Heights, the Israeli military says. 
Russians 'accessed Obama's emails'  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 02:28:18 GMT
Russian hackers who gained access to the White House computer system last year were able to read President Obama's unclassified emails, reports say. 
Dozens of Britons untraced in Nepal  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 22:14:22 GMT
Dozens of British and Irish people are among the missing, as the Disasters Emergency Committee announces an appeal to aid survivors of the Nepal earthquake. 
Nurse jailed for attacks on patients  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:21:32 GMT
A former nurse is jailed for 18 years for raping and sexually assaulting unconscious women in Oxfordshire. 
Journalists angry about police probe  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:21:22 GMT
Tabloid journalists who had been accused of making illegal payments to public officials for stories have voiced their anger about their treatment. 
Education is 'red line' for Lib Dems  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:15:32 GMT
Nick Clegg says education funding guarantees for England will be a "deal breaker" in any coalition negotiations between the Lib Dems and the Conservatives or Labour. 
In pictures: Nepal earthquake aftermath  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:50:39 GMT
Images from Nepal as it struggles to cope with devastating earthquake 
Election 2015 in pictures: 27 April  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:29:04 GMT
Images from the campaign trail: 27 April 
In pictures: London Marathon runners  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:13:56 GMT
Unique fashions at the 35th London Marathon 
How Baltimore differs from Ferguson  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:03:07 GMT
How do last week's Baltimore protests compare to those in Ferguson? 
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.