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Week in pictures: 11-17 April 2015

April 17, 2015 - 9:07am
Some of the best news photos from around the world
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Raikkonen fastest in first practice

April 17, 2015 - 8:54am
Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen sets the pace in first practice at the Bahrain Grand Prix as Mercedes hide their true form.
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Kansas bans leisure items on welfare

April 17, 2015 - 8:48am
The US state has stiffened its rules for welfare recipients who will be longer able to buy dozens of leisure or other items on state aid.
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Demand for rubber 'threatens forests'

April 17, 2015 - 8:46am
The global demand for rubber tyres is threatening protected forests in Southeast Asia, according to a study.
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Vietnam asylum seekers 'returned'

April 17, 2015 - 8:40am
Australia is repatriating up to 50 Vietnamese asylum seekers who had arrived by boat earlier this month, local media report.
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Wanted Lugovoi earns over £400,000

April 17, 2015 - 8:33am
One of the suspected killers of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, Andrei Lugovoi, earned £400,400 as a Russian MP last year.
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VIDEO: Journalist jailed for 'sharing secrets'

April 17, 2015 - 8:15am
A prominent Chinese journalist, Gau Yu, has been sentenced to seven years in prison for allegedly leaking an internal Communist Party memo.
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Five found dead in Phoenix standoff

April 17, 2015 - 8:05am
Police in Phoenix, Arizona, believe the shooting deaths late on Thursday stemmed from a dispute about a family business.
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VIDEO: Music and candles at Cologne service

April 17, 2015 - 7:52am
A memorial service for the victims of last month's Alps plane crash is being held in Cologne Cathedral.
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VIDEO: 'I closed my shop on police advice'

April 17, 2015 - 7:28am
Sharif Danis, a shopkeeper from Nigeria, tells the BBC's Milton Nkosi how the threat of mob attacks forced him to close down his business in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Ukraine crisis: The factory that has been shelled 165 times

April 17, 2015 - 7:21am
The Ukraine factory that has been shelled 165 times
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BBC Election debate draws 4.3 million

April 17, 2015 - 7:18am
More than four million tune into the BBC's televised election debate, more than two million short of the previous debate on ITV.
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Men fined for burning marsupial

April 17, 2015 - 7:04am
Two French tourists who filmed themselves burning an endangered quokka in Australia are given a fine for animal cruelty.
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Record £6bn order for Rolls-Royce

April 17, 2015 - 7:00am
Rolls-Royce receives its largest order to date, worth £6.1bn ($9.2bn), to supply engines for Emirates airline A380 planes.
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US schools seek Apple iPad refunds

April 17, 2015 - 6:59am
Schools in Los Angeles seek refunds from Apple and others over a $1.3bn (£870m) iPad-based education project that has gone awry.
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Jobless total lowest since July 2008

April 17, 2015 - 6:58am
UK unemployment has fallen to its lowest rate since July 2008, official figures have shown.
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US troops to train Ukraine army

April 17, 2015 - 5:30am
About 300 US paratroopers arrive in western Ukraine to train with Ukrainian forces - a move condemned by Russia.
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Greece police break up Athens sit-in

April 17, 2015 - 5:28am
Police end a 19-day sit-in by anti-establishment protesters at Athens University, hours after clashes with protesters in the city.
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Tories push Miliband over SNP 'deal'

April 17, 2015 - 5:24am
David Cameron urges Ed Miliband to rule out co-operating with the SNP, after the Labour leader rejects any coalition deal during Thursday's TV debate.
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McCoy horse out of Scottish National

April 17, 2015 - 5:06am
AP McCoy's intended Scottish Grand National mount Benvolio is declared a non-runner for Saturday's race at Ayr.
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Fransini Giraldo is a Colombian girl who dances her own style of Salsa. In this video, she dances to the rhythm of Sonora Carruseles de Colombia, presumably in the Colombia countryside. Published July 16, 2013.