A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
Former Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy died of a major haemorrhage linked to alcoholism, his family says.
The US economy adds 280,000 jobs in May, beating analysts' expectations.
It may have taken 45 minutes for a 999 call to be made after an army reservist collapsed on an SAS selection exercise which led to three deaths, an inquest hears.
Relatives of missing passengers who were on board the Chinese cruise ship that sank on Monday stage a protest.
Two Tory MPs tell the BBC they will accept the pay rise recommended by their independent pay body and criticise colleagues who are rejecting it.
Four rides are closed at three UK theme parks after the rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers in which four people were seriously injured earlier this week.
The head of Scotland's biggest teachers' union, the EIS, warns that education should not be used as a political football by critics.
Farmer's 'village currency' lands him in court
The aunt and grandmother of a seven-year-old girl who died of a brain injury are jailed for cruelty.
Artworks by Rembrandt and Durer reported missing from Boston Public Library are found, in the library.
Watford name Quique Sanchez Flores as their new head coach after talks break down with Slavisa Jokanovic.
One of the ancient world's longest poems, The Iliad, is set for a marathon performance this summer as part of a festival celebrating ancient Greek culture.
The FTSE 100 falls 1% in Friday morning trading, with investors rattled by renewed fears over the health of the eurozone.
From scandal and relegation to rebirth and success: Why Saturday’s Champions League final can crown Juventus's revival.
Ambient wi-fi signals have been used by US researchers to power a small surveillance camera.
The amount of oil in the Gatwick airport area could be about 70% more than previously estimated, an exploration company says.
An expert has warned parents should ban children from using tablets and smartphones before they set off for school in the morning
Greece's prime minister will brief the parliament later amid growing opposition from within his Syriza party to creditors' proposals for a deal.
Two men are arrested in connection with a ram-raid at a clothes store at a Bristol shopping centre, police say.