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Week in pictures: 12-18 April 2014

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 08:01
The best news photographs from around the world
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Pope leads Good Friday services

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 07:55
Pope Francis highlights the plight of the poor, elderly and abandoned during the Way of the Cross procession in Rome to mark Good Friday.
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Republican shot dead in west Belfast

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 07:12
A prominent dissident republican, Tommy Crossan, has been shot dead in west Belfast.
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VIDEO: Pakistan library named 'Bin Laden'

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 07:11
An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital Islamabad has renamed its library after the former al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden.
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SpaceX launches station cargo flight

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 07:06
US company SpaceX launches its latest re-supply mission to the International Space Station, sending up a Dragon freighter to rendezvous with the orbiting platform on Sunday.
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VIDEO: 'Tug of war' Banksy art in museum

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 06:53
The Banksy painting which was controversially removed from a wall in Bristol has gone back on display.
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VIDEO: High security at S Sudan UN camp

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 06:48
South Sudan's government has sent troops to provide security at a United Nations base where at least 48 people were killed in an attack.
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Nigeria schoolgirls 'still missing'

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 05:53
Nigeria's military rows back on an earlier statement that most of the teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants had been freed.
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US 'delays' Keystone XL decision

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 05:20
The US state department gives federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL oil pipeline before determining whether to issue a permit.
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Obama signs UN envoy visa ban law

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 05:19
President Barack Obama signs into law a measure that would bar entry to any UN ambassador whom the US says has engaged in "terrorist activity".
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British teenager killed in Syria

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 04:41
A British teenager said to have "died in battle" fighting with anti-government forces in Syria, is described as a "martyr" by his father.
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VIDEO: World's prettiest Easter eggs?

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 04:09
A Slavic community museum in Germany is keeping alive the traditional craft of Easter egg painting.
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VIDEO: Kate meets Manly Beach life-savers

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 03:11
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have made an appearance at Sydney's Royal Easter Show, during their tour of Australia.
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Kiev reaches out to eastern rebels

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 02:38
Ukraine's interim authorities appeal for unity, promising to meet some demands of pro-Russian protesters occupying buildings in the east.
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Man killed as pleasure boat capsizes

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 02:09
One man dies and another is in hospital after a boat capsizes in a river estuary in Devon.
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Algeria's president gets fourth term

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 01:54
Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, wins a fourth term in office taking more than 81% of the vote.
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Boy in hospital with severe burns

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 01:52
A seven-year-old boy is taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after an incident involving petrol left him with severe burns.
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Gul rules out Erdogan job swap

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 00:55
President Abdullah Gul of Turkey appears to rule out a Russian-style job swap with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan when his term ends later this year.
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Bomb kills at least 14 in Syria

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 00:49
At least 14 people are killed after a car bomb explodes in a government-controlled area of the besieged Syrian city of Homs.
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Prince re-signs with 'slave' label

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 00:49
Pop star Prince signs a major deal with Warner Bros Records, the label he famously fell out with nearly 20 years ago.
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