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Week in pictures

30 April 2016 - 1:59am
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

The lake that people used to flock to

30 April 2016 - 1:43am
The lake that people used to flock to

Worsening depression 'link to dementia'

30 April 2016 - 1:22am
Increasing symptoms of depression in older age could indicate early signs of dementia, say scientists.

Nail-biting start for Russia's new Vostochny space centre

30 April 2016 - 1:05am
The BBC's Pavel Aksenov witnesses the first rocket launch from Russia's new cosmodrome in the Far East, but the event is nerve-racking for all involved.

North Korea's rare congress - what is it for?

30 April 2016 - 12:45am
It's happening after almost 40 years. But North Korea leadership expert Michael Madden looks at what such a rare gathering will actually achieve after so long.

Obama: Eight years, eight jokes (almost)

30 April 2016 - 12:34am
Highlights from the previous seven White House Correspondents' Dinners

A city gripped by football fever

30 April 2016 - 12:33am
How Leicester City convinced the doubters in their midst

How Beyonce became an 'albums artist'

30 April 2016 - 12:31am
How Beyonce gave up hit singles and became an albums artist

Why this Indian woman is using 'blackface' as solidarity

30 April 2016 - 12:30am
Why is this Indian woman painting her face black?

Why the country most poisoned by Chernobyl is going nuclear

30 April 2016 - 12:29am
The country worst hit by Chernobyl gets its own reactor

What's it like to date someone who's asexual?

30 April 2016 - 12:27am
What's it like to date someone who's asexual?

Head's doubts over mass academisation

30 April 2016 - 12:26am
A heads teachers' leader has expressed his doubts about government plans to force all schools in England to become academies.

The prank call crimewave

30 April 2016 - 12:23am
The online community who live stream their illegal calls

Mobile roaming charges cut within EU

30 April 2016 - 12:12am
UK consumers using their mobile phones in Europe will see cheaper bills from Saturday, as a further cap on roaming charges takes effect.

VIDEO: How do you become '#Instafamous'?

30 April 2016 - 12:00am
Jayde Pierce has almost half a million followers on Instagram, the photo-sharing social media network.

Anti-Semitism row 'nightmare' for Labour

29 April 2016 - 11:39pm
The potential damage to Labour from the anti-Semitism row engulfing the party is explored on some front pages, as the benefits of chocolate and controversial school tests are the focus elsewhere.

US accuses Russia over jet manoeuvre

29 April 2016 - 11:24pm
A Russian jet fighter intercepted a US Air Force plane in an "unsafe and unprofessional manner" over the Baltic Sea, the Pentagon says.

Banks demanded I stayed - Wenger

29 April 2016 - 11:18pm
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger claims his commitment to the club helped secure the bank loans required to fund the Emirates Stadium.

Nairobi six-storey building collapses

29 April 2016 - 11:13pm
A six-storey building in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has collapsed, with Kenyan media reporting at least three deaths and more feared trapped.

Over-age Canadian basketball player held

29 April 2016 - 11:09pm
A South Sudanese immigrant and prominent high school basketball player in Canada has been arrested after the revelation that his age may be closer to 29 and not 17, officials say.