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Zulu king appeals for S Africa calm  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:18:23 GMT
South Africa's Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini, whose comments have been blamed for a wave of xenophobic attacks, appeals for restraint. 
China unveils Pakistan superhighway  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:40:14 GMT
China's President Xi Jinping has signed a deal with Pakistan promising $46bn (£30.7bn) of investment. 
Russian forces 'kill top jihadist'  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:58:17 GMT
Russia says its special forces have killed a North Caucasus jihadist leader in a shoot-out in Dagestan. 
Venezuela 'receives $5bn from China'  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:18:28 GMT
Venezuela has received $5bn (£3.4bn) in Chinese funding for "development", Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says. 
Deadly strike on Yemen arms depot  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:34:54 GMT
An air strike on an arms depot in Yemen's capital Sanaa causes a huge explosion, killing at least 25 people and injuring 300. 
FBI admits forensic evidence errors  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:23:57 GMT
The FBI admits "errors" over many years in evidence provided by its forensics lab to US courts to secure convictions, including in death penalty cases. 
Miliband: Cameron risking future of UK  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:05:59 GMT
Ed Miliband warns David Cameron to "take on, not talk up" the SNP as a row over its possible role in a future government intensifies. 
'Online diet pills' inquest to open  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:06:29 GMT
An inquest into the death of a student from Shrewsbury thought to have taken "highly toxic" diet pills bought online is due to open. 
Labour plans nurses recruitment drive  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:12:29 GMT
Labour will launch an emergency recruitment drive to get 1,000 more nurses into training this year if they win the election, Ed Miliband will say. 
Wonga reports £37.3m loss for 2014  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:37:38 GMT
Short-term lender Wonga made a pre-tax loss of £37.3m in 2014 amid a major overhaul of the controversial company. 
In pictures: New Order  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:25:06 GMT
Kevin Cummins' photographs of the Manchester band 
Tigers, fisherman and the forest  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 02:25:28 GMT
Fear of tiger attack in the Sundarbans mangrove forests 
Election 2015 in pictures: 20 April  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:33:35 GMT
Images from the campaign trail: 20 April 
Week in pictures: 11-17 April 2015  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:07:39 GMT
News photos from around the world 
Prydferthwch y Parc // The Beauty of the Beacons  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:26:19 GMT
Celebrating the Brecon Beacons, granted National Park status in 1957