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Election 2015 in pictures: 29 April

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 06:46
Images from the campaign trail: 29 April

Mandela widow calls for African unity

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 06:44
Graca Machel, widow of Nelson Mandela, appeals for African unity at a memorial service for a Mozambican victim of South African xenophobic violence.

VIDEO: Woman denies starting petrol pump fire

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 06:35
A woman has denied deliberately setting fire to a petrol pump on a Jerusalem forecourt, after being refused a cigarette by a motorist, according to local police.

VIDEO: Footage of 'out of control' spacecraft

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 06:33
Footage showing an unmanned Russian spacecraft spinning above the earth has been released by Nasa.

Death row Briton 'could be next'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 06:32
A British drug smuggler on death row in Indonesia calls the executions of two fellow prisoners "senseless and brutal" as her lawyer says she could be next.

US court hears execution drug case

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 06:17
The US Supreme Court is hearing arguments over whether states can use midazolam as a lethal injection drug.

UKIP backs criminal record candidate

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 06:07
UKIP says it "backs entirely" one of its general election candidates, despite him having a criminal record.

Prison attack inmate 'mentally ill'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 06:06
An inmate who stabbed his cellmate to death with a pen at Cardiff prison was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, a court hears.

'Women to lead' coalition talks

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 06:00
Two leading Lib Dem women will run negotiations for their party in any post-election coalition - after a senior member said her leader's "love-in" with David Cameron in 2010 was "wrong".

UFC fighter Jones in hit-and-run

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 05:49
UFC fighter Jon Jones suspended and stripped of his light heavyweight belt after hit-and-run incident with a pregnant woman.

Teenage boy, 14, 'saves baby's life'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 05:42
A teenager from Cornwall "saves the life" of a baby girl after her pram rolled on to a busy road.

Miliband to Brand: Change is hard

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 05:40
Ed Miliband tells Russell Brand there should be "no euphoria" if Labour wins the election, in a 15-minute interview published on the web.

The vanilla-flavoured election

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 05:15
The closeness of the election race is forcing the largest parties to be dull rather than bold and to avoid risks at all costs.

VIDEO: Court rules on UK air pollution

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 05:07
The government is ordered by Supreme Court judges to take action on air pollution by the end of the year.

Match fixing trial footballer guilty

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 05:03
Former Premier League footballer Delroy Facey is found guilty of conspiracy to commit bribery in a match fixing trial.

'Rate schools on long-term results'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 05:03
An exam board says schools in England should be judged by five years' worth of results rather than just one.

Belfast to host Sports Personality

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 05:00
The 2015 Sports Personality of the Year will be held in Belfast - the first time Northern Ireland will stage the awards show.

VIDEO: DEC Nepal appeal raises over £19m

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 04:53
The British public has donated over £14m to the DEC Nepal Earthquake Appeal, a day after it was launched.

Victim warns of stalking 'loophole'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 04:52
Stalkers must be stopped from using a loophole in the legal system to harass their targets, a victim who was pursued through the courts has said.

Russian spacecraft 'out of control'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 04:51
A Russian spacecraft delivering supplies to the International Space Station is out of control and may fall back to Earth, unnamed officials say.