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Burundi clashes over third-term bid

17 April 2015 - 7:23pm
Police in Burundi fire tear gas and water cannon to disperse opposition supporters calling for the president not to run for a third term.

10 things we didn't know last week

17 April 2015 - 7:14pm
When did the New York Times first explain pizza to its readers, and other news nuggets.

Two 'most wanted' fugitives arrested

17 April 2015 - 7:01pm
Two suspected drug traffickers, who featured on the UK's most wanted list of fugitives, are captured within 24 hours of each other.

VIDEO: 'Scenes of chaos' at Oxford blaze

17 April 2015 - 6:36pm
Firefighters are battling flames at The Randolph, a grand gothic hotel in the centre of Oxford.

VW boss to stay despite divisions

17 April 2015 - 6:34pm
The chief executive of Volkswagen, Martin Winterkorn, wins the backing of the company's top bosses, following a clash with the chairman.

VIDEO: Spending the day queuing in Venezuela

17 April 2015 - 6:25pm
Venezuela has the biggest oil reserves in the world, yet its economy is in crisis.

Body of hillwalker found in search

17 April 2015 - 6:18pm
The body of missing hillwalker Kyle Knox is found by a Royal Navy helicopter conducting a search of the Glen Nevis area.

Thousands show interest in pay-offs

17 April 2015 - 6:16pm
Over 7,200 civil servants register for a new voluntary redundancy scheme aimed at saving £90m annually

Brothers have jail terms increased

17 April 2015 - 6:14pm
Two brothers from Enniskillen received unduly lenient sentences for beating a man unconscious in a bar in 2013, the Lord Chief Justice rules.

Rosberg beats Hamilton in practice

17 April 2015 - 5:46pm
Nico Rosberg beats Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to fastest time in second practice at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Charges dropped for nine journalists

17 April 2015 - 5:44pm
Charges against nine journalists accused of making illegal payments to public officials are dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service.

CBC sackings after Ghomeshi inquiry

17 April 2015 - 5:38pm
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation lets go two executives after an independent report found that management condoned the actions of former radio host Jian Ghomeshi.

Gothic city centre hotel on fire

17 April 2015 - 5:37pm
A hotel in the centre of Oxford is ablaze, sending a huge black smoke cloud across the city.

What is misconduct in public office?

17 April 2015 - 5:28pm
Misconduct in public office is an ancient common law offence, created by judges, which can be traced back to the 13th century.

UN makes $275m appeal for Yemen aid

17 April 2015 - 5:21pm
The UN launches an appeal for nearly $275m to help civilians after fighting and air strikes worsen the country's humanitarian crisis.

Djokovic to meet Nadal in semis

17 April 2015 - 5:19pm
Novak Djokovic thrashes US Open champion Marin Cilic at the Monte Carlo Masters and will play Rafael Nadal in the semis.

Boy, 13, detained for woman's murder

17 April 2015 - 5:18pm
A 13-year-old boy is given a life sentence for murdering a woman he punched and then stamped on.

Doctor guilty of tax fraud charges

17 April 2015 - 5:03pm
A former leading ear, nose and throat specialist hid money from HMRC over four years, a Belfast court hears.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

17 April 2015 - 5:01pm
The week's big numbers, visualised.

Weekend edition: The best of the week's reads

17 April 2015 - 4:53pm
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.

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