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Ueli Steck: Everest claims 'Swiss Machine' climber
"Swiss Machine" Ueli Steck dies in an accident while acclimatising for an attempt on a new route.
Swiss 'spy' arrested in Frankfurt
The man is suspected of spying on German tax investigators who have bought CDs from Swiss banks.
Ivan the Terrible statue goes missing after one hour
Local authority confiscates monument after it is installed "too soon".
Fifa powerbroker Ahmad quits after claims
Fifa official Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah resigns a day after denying claims linking him to a fraud case.
Syria war: IS driven back in Tabqa, US-backed fighters say
US-backed Syrian fighters say they have taken six more districts in the city to the west of Raqqa.
Suraj Prakash Vaid rushes to help traffic accident victims in a country where most opt to walk away.
Correspondents' Dinner joke targets Trump
US comedian Hasan Minhaj had a dig at the president during the White House Correspondents' Dinner, which the president snubbed.
The tangled tale of a tapestry heir told he has to leave a Madrid building made famous by Goya.
Dozens of Yazidis enslaved by IS in Iraq now free
The 36 men, women and children were held by IS in Iraq for nearly three years.
Gem TV: Iranian CEO Saeed Karimian shot dead in Istanbul
Saeed Karimian, founder of Gem TV, had previously been tried in absentia by a Tehran court.
Here's what Mr Trump missed by snubbing the White House press lobby's annual comedy roast.
Deadly tornado crosses Texas road
Footage from Canton, east of Dallas, shows one of the tornadoes which have left five people dead.
Anti-Trump climate change march draws thousands in US
People took part in the march to protest Donald Trump's climate policies on his 100th day in office.
Nepal's first female chief justice faces impeachment
Sushila Karki has been suspended, amid a row over the ruling coalition's choice of police chief.
Trump attacks media after snubbing White House Correspondents Dinner
He dismissed criticisms as "fake news" and said he was keeping "one promise after another".
Twenty-three years after his tragic death, legendary F1 driver Ayrton Senna is still one of the most valuable brands in sport.
'He was at the height of his powers'
Tributes are paid to legendary climber Ueli Steck after he was killed while training alone on Everest.
Arkansas execution: Judge orders post-mortem
Kenneth Williams was convulsing and groaning in his final moments, witnesses said.
Turkey sacks 4,000 more officials in coup-bid crackdown
The latest purge comes alongside a ban on TV dating shows and the blocking of the website Wikipedia.
Hungary education law: Orban 'to meet EU demands'
The EU threatened action over a law that could close a university founded by billionaire George Soros.
Motherhood in the time of Zika
Katie Falkenberg's photo feature on mothers caring for children damaged by the Zika virus in Brazil was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2017.
Protests against Trump's climate plans
Thousands rally across the US to protest against Donald Trump's climate strategy.
Cuba military plane crash leaves eight dead
An investigation is launched after the crash in the mountainous west of the island.
Italian woman 'returns mixed-race surrogate baby'
An Italian woman is accused of faking a pregnancy and then giving back the baby she bought.
El Salvador zoo: Prosecutors investigate 'suspicious deaths'
Four animals have died at the National Zoo this year, including the much-loved hippo Gustavito.
Pope Francis celebrates Mass in packed Cairo stadium
Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Cairo on the final day of his visit to Egypt.
Elon Musk reveals underground road vision
The US entrepreneur and Tesla-founder finds traffic "soul-destroying" - so he's come up with this.
Ted 2017: Elon Musk's vision for underground road system
Elon Musk talks about networks of tunnel roads, autonomous driving, space travel and his pet snail Gary.
Brexit: EU demands 'serious UK response' on citizens' rights
The top EU figure put rights centre stage as the EU-27 formally approve negotiating guidelines.
Russian authorities detain dozens at anti-Putin rallies
Protesters demand that the Russian president should not stand for re-election next year.
Violent clashes erupt in Rio
Buses were set on fire as a general strike turned ugly.
Brexit: EU holds summit without UK to formalise strategy
The meeting of 27 European Union members hopes to agree a joint approach for Brexit talks.
Tense moment plane lands without wheel
The aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing in Florida after losing a part mid-flight.
Trump attacks US media at 100-day rally
The US president insists he has kept his election pledges as he marks 100 days in office at a rally.
North Korea crisis: Pope urges international mediation
Norway could be among the powers involved in resolving the nuclear stand-off, he suggests.
China deports US 'spy' Sandy Phan-Gillis after conviction
A businesswoman convicted of spying by China returns home after two years in detention.
Patrick Swayze's Dirty Dancing jacket fetches $62,500
Hundreds of other items belonging to the late US actor go under the hammer in Los Angeles.
Bahamas festival organisers promise refunds
The organisers of the cancelled Fyre Festival say they'll give refunds, charity donations and 2018 VIP passes to all.
Breakin' Convention brings together the world's finest
Breakin' Convention brings together the world's finest at Sadler's Wells Video Journalist: Alex Stanger. Producer: Claudia Redmond
France election: Marine Le Pen would make Dupont-Aignan PM
Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, a mainstream nationalist defeated in round one, backs her in the run-off.
Turkish authorities block Wikipedia
The online encyclopaedia was inaccessible in Turkey under an official order, but no reason was given.
Ban lifted on Madrid doping laboratory
Madrid's Anti-Doping Laboratory has its suspension for failing to comply with international standards lifted by Wada.
Ayrton Senna Foundation changing children's lives in Brazil
Legendary F1 driver Ayrton Senna is still one of the strongest brands in sport - and now his name is making a difference in education.
'The Hong Kong we know isn't dying. It's already dead,' says one young Hong Konger contemplating her future.
Pope in Egypt for historic visit
Pope Francis urged faith leaders to denounce violence following bomb attacks that killed dozens of Christians.
Johnny Depp and other stars in dying fan's zombie movie
The Make A Film Foundation made cancer patient Anthony Conti's dying wish come true.
The 'cardinal's' tips on how to become a fashion king
'Cardinal' Ekoumany is the President of the Ivory Coast Sapeurs. Video produced by Daniel South
Test your knowledge of the first 100 days of Donald Trump's Presidency
In case you missed it: Cuba's got crabs
And other stories you missed this week.
Gunpoint victim explains astonishing cool
A cashier at Jimmy John's takeaway in Kansas City, Missouri tells the BBC how he kept his astonishing cool when a robber stuck a gun in his face.
Toddler born with three legs going home to Bangladesh after surgery in Australia
A Bangladeshi toddler is going home after Australian doctors reconstructed her pelvic area.
Sweden lorry attack claims fifth victim
A 66-year-old Swedish woman dies three weeks after the attack at a shopping area in Stockholm.
Finland's oldest operating ferry given electric motor
The Fori passenger ferry will now use electric power to make its river crossings.
US ready for 'military action if necessary' against N Korea
The top US diplomat warned North Korea against further "aggression".
North Korea uses live fire exercise to display military might
Footage broadcast in North Korea shows leader Kim Jong-Un inspecting a military exercise on 25 April.
Brazil: Violence erupts in Rio after general strike
Buses and cars are set alight at the end of a day of protests against proposed pension reforms.
Understanding Picasso's Guernica, 80 years later
Eighty years after a bombing inspired Picasso's Guernica, an expert analyses the painting.
US growth rate hits three-year low
President Trump faces a greater challenge in meeting his growth pledge after weak data.
Africa's top shots
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Friendly fire inquiry after US soldiers die battling IS
Sgts Joshua Rodgers, 22, and Cameron Thomas, 23, both on their third deployment to Afghanistan.
North Korea crisis: North test-fires ballistic missile
The test of a North Korean ballistic missile appears to have failed, South Korean military says.
Trump talks about what he misses from previous life
Donald Trump has spoken about what he misses about his life before he was president.
Michelle Obama: 'I won't run for office' for my children
"It's all well and good until you start running, and then the knives come out," said Mrs Obama.
Iran is holding elections for its next president on 19 May - here are five reasons to be interested.
Ilie Nastase: Serena Williams comments were 'spontaneous'
Ilie Nastase apologises for comments he made about Serena Williams, but says his outburst during Romania's Fed Cup win was "exaggerated".
China human rights lawyer Li Heping given suspended jail term
Li Heping was detained in 2015 as part of a wider government crackdown on dissent.
Montenegro to ratify joining Nato as Russia bans wine imports
Parliament is to approve the move as a displeased Russia bans wine imports from the Balkan state.
Trump praises China's Xi over handling of North Korea
The US president says he believes China's leader was "trying very hard" to end the escalating crisis.
Trump executive order aims to allow Arctic drilling
The US president said he hoped the new order would create "thousands and thousands" of jobs.
Can 60-year-olds still run a cool business?
Dare Jennings, founder of the 1980s Australian surf wear brand Mambo, tells the BBC how he's keeping his cool in business.
Thai police seek arrest warrant for Red Bull heir after five years
Vorayuth Yoovidhaya is accused of knocking down and killing a policeman while speeding in 2012.
US budget: Shutdown averted by Congress bill
The stop-gap spending bill to keep the government running an extra week has passed House and Senate.
North Korea crisis: Tillerson says US open to talks
But the US secretary of state urged other countries to isolate Pyongyang diplomatically.
DR Congo: UN peacekeepers face fresh sexual abuse claims
A Romanian peacekeeper in DR Congo is among five being investigated for sexual abuse and exploitation.
Afghan Taliban announce spring offensive
Foreign forces will face conventional, guerrilla, insider and suicide attacks, a statement says.
Trump says he misses life before he became US president
Mr Trump says he misses life before he was elected - and social media users couldn't agree more.
Iran election: Six candidates, six facts
Get the lowdown on Iran's presidential election.
Tanzania's President Magufuli sacks 10,000 over fake certificates
Tanzanian President John Magufuli sacks 10,000 civil servants found to have false qualifications.
Pope Francis urges end to violence carried out in God's name
Francis says religious leaders must help prevent attacks "carried out in the name of the sacred".
German parliament moves to partially ban the burka
Right-wing parties want Germany to emulate a French ban on wearing burkas in public places.
Ice cream museum opens in Los Angeles
The tasty pop-up pop-art museum features a pool filled with 100m sprinkles.
Female Islamic clerics in Indonesia issue rare child marriage fatwa
Indonesia, a majority Muslim country, has among the highest number of child brides in the world.
Donald Trump impersonators compete in Los Angeles
Ten Donald Trump impersonators have competed in Los Angeles to win a comedy club contract.
German airlines drop safety rule prompted by Germanwings crash
The carriers scrap the two-person policy brought in after the 2015 Germanwings crash.
Arkansas executes Kenneth Williams, fourth man in a week
The ordained Christian minister was put to death despite a plea for mercy from his victim's daughter.
Executed Arkansas man 'convulsed and groaned'
The United Nations condemns the "cruelty" of Arkansas' execution timetable.
France election: Teenagers protest at candidates Macron and Le Pen
Riot police clash with protesters in a western city as tension rises in the presidential race.
North Korea crisis: Putin and Abe call for talks
The Russian leader urges the parties involved to "refrain from using belligerent rhetoric".
Trump 'backs down' in new short-term spending bill
Congress is set to vote on a short-term spending bill to avert a government shutdown for one week.
Syria war: Israel Patriot missile downs 'target' over Golan
The intercept came hours after Israel reportedly launched a missile at a military site near Damascus.
Venezuela opposition leader denounces 'savage repression'
Henrique Capriles says only early general elections can put an end to the current political crisis.
Donald Trump has continued to promise to build a wall along the US-Mexico border. But he'll have to get through a lot of obstacles first.
State of anxiety
One of the region's oldest Christian communities is living in fear after attacks.
Officials say security at Sharm el-Sheikh has been improved since the 2015 bombing of a Russian plane.
Raila Odinga chosen to challenge president in Kenya vote
This will be the fourth time that veteran politician Raila Odinga runs for president.
Philippines police 'keep people hidden in secret cell'
A tip-off led to the discovery of 11 undocumented prisoners in a room hidden behind a bookcase.
Why Oba of Lagos 'snubbing' Ooni of Ife shocked Nigeria
In a country where greetings are all-important, it's rare for traditional leaders to rebuff each other in public.
Fighting continues at site where US dropped MOAB
The BBC's Auliya Atrafi discovers so-called Islamic State is still active in the area hit by a huge US bomb.
Brexit: Chancellor Merkel warns UK on scope of talks with EU
The German chancellor says the future UK-EU relationship can only be discussed once exit issues are resolved.
Macedonia parliament stormed by protesters in Skopje
Fights broke out after an ethnic Albanian was elected as parliamentary speaker.
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