Week in pictures: 26 April - 2 May 2014 :: News photos from the past week
Scenes from the field ::
Family 'shot' in burned Florida home :: Police have said four people found dead in a burned Florida home were shot and a gun registered to the father of the family that rented the home was found.
VIDEO: 'I ran and ran to escape kidnappers' :: The abduction of more than 200 Nigerian girls by Boko Haram could be a turning point in the battle against Islamist militants, Nigeria's leader has said.
Dyke warns critics of bleak future :: FA chairman Greg Dyke says English football faces a bleak future if it fails to adopt his commission's four-point plan.
US House backs new Benghazi inquiry :: The US House of Representatives votes to create a panel to investigate the White House response to the 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
What is 'feminist' pornography? :: What happens when feminists make sex films?
VIDEO: What can a $200 smart vest do? :: Richard Taylor finds out from Stephane Marceau, founder of Canadian startup OMSignal, what their $200 smart vest can do.
The missing budget Braille e-reader :: Why can't you buy a braille e-reader?
Leaders to hold key S Sudan talks :: South Sudan's president and main rebel leader are to meet for the first time since mass violence began in December, claiming thousands of lives.
Number of whooping cough cases falls :: A scheme encouraging pregnant women to be vaccinated against whooping cough helps to reduce the number of children affected by the illness.
The 18th Century four-minute mile :: The 18th Century runner who claimed the first four-minute mile
Cilla Black to receive special Bafta :: Cilla Black is to be honoured with a special award to recognise her 50-year career at this year's British Academy Television Awards.
Quiz of the week's news :: Which electronic device did a man attempt to marry?
VIDEO: What does it take to host Eurovision? :: With 37 nations taking part and around 125 million TV viewers expected to tune in, Sophie van Brugen has been looking at what it takes to host the Eurovision Song Contest
Harvard plans student honesty pledge :: Harvard University is going to introduce an "honour code" in which students will promise not to plagiarise or cheat in exams.
The drive for 'natural motherhood' :: Is there undue pressure to give birth 'naturally?
Wild West beneath the waves? :: Does a lack of laws hamper a medical gold rush in the sea?
The cyclist who helped save Italy's Jews :: The Italian sporting legend who hushed up his wartime heroism
Gates: Group imperils Nigeria's future :: I think of myself as an "impatient optimist." There are times, however, when it's harder to muster the optimism, and the impatience takes over. That's how I felt when I read about the hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the extremist group Boko Haram to be married off or sold into slavery.
Family rows linked to early death :: Having frequent arguments with partners, friends or relatives can increase the risk of death in middle-age, say Danish researchers.
Check out this rare megamouth shark :: A museum in Japan is putting a rare megamouth shark on display.
House votes to start new Benghazi investigation :: WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans on Thursday rammed through a measure opening a new investigation of the deadly assault in Benghazi, Libya, vowing to dig deeper in a search for truth. Democrats declared it merely a political ploy to raise campaign cash and motivate voters....
Multiple sclerosis find 'exciting' :: Research into mice and people with multiple sclerosis (MS) says a key difference in male and female brains may explain why more women get the disease than men.
Clowney #1 pick in NFL Draft :: The Houston Texans used the first pick in the NFL Draft on Thursday to select Jadeveon Clowney, a 6-foot-5, 266-pound defensive end from the University of South Carolina.
Misery for Andy Murray in Madrid :: World number one's Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams continued their successful title defenses in Madrid Thursday but the Spanish capital again proved a less than happy hunting ground for Wimbledon champion Andy Murray.
Venezuelan policeman dies in clashes :: A policeman has been shot dead in the Venezuelan capital Caracas after security forces broke up protest camps, officials say.
WW1 truce football match remembered :: Prince William backs a scheme to get children to design a memorial to the "Christmas truce" football game of 1914, as part of the World War One centenary.
Ukraine rebels ignore Putin call to delay self-rule vote :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/2_WP8Xkm1yc/story01.htm
Why Abu Hamza shed tears in court :: Abu Hamza sheds tears in a New York courtroom