Among the April Fools' Day pranksters this year are businessman Richard Branson with a modest proposal for Virgin and Belgian TV, who brought back a comic book hero.
Mark Mardell says Northern Ireland politicians are likely to play a central role in the formation of the next UK Government.
How much should the state intervene in capitalism?
A UN report says that more than 25,000 foreign fighters have travelled to join militant groups such as al-Qaeda and Islamic State.
The bodies of at least 55 greyhounds - apparently linked to racing - are found dumped in Queensland, in the latest setback for the scandal-hit sport.
A trawler sinks off the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia's Far East, with 43 confirmed dead and more than 30 still missing.
In celebration of London's Letters Live season, BBC Newsnight invited actor Clarke Peters to read a letter written by Mahatma Gandhi to Adolf Hitler.
Fighting in the Yemeni city of Aden has intensified as Houthi rebels try to seize control of the city from forces local to the president.
Natalia Antelava joins a patrol of pro-Russian rebels near Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine.
The leaders of seven political parties gear up for a live, two-hour televised general election debate later.
Several colleges did not handle cuts in the number of senior staff during a major reform programme as well as they could have, according to a report.
The letter from business leaders on the economy, and the double lottery winners' celebrations, dominate the front pages.
Politicians from Scotland's five main parties clash over the causes of - and possible solutions to - poverty in a special BBC Scotland debate.
A camel, whose intact skeleton has been found in a 300-year-old Austrian cellar, was probably ridden by the invading Ottoman army in 1683.
One of the world's most famous paintings, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, is at the heart of the new film Woman in Gold starring Dame Helen Mirren.
The director who inspired Star Wars 'trench run' and other losses
Why Muslims have been giving things up before Easter
How three men survived 24 hours in a lorry's fuel tank
The girlfriend and cat watched by home cam
The NASUWT teaching union says an increasing number of teachers are facing abuse on social media, not only from pupils but also parents.