UKIP and the Green Party are standing in a record number of seats at the general election, according to Press Association figures.
Nasa names an asteroid after schoolgirl campaigner Malala Yousafzai.
Two planes arrive in Yemen with some 32 tonnes of much-needed aid after being delayed awaiting clearance from fighters in the conflict.
Lucie Wenigerova is a Czech film producer living in London who is unhappy at the treatment of immigrants in Britain
Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling will be happy at the club if he is playing regularly, says team-mate Daniel Sturridge.
BBC News rounds up the second week of election campaigning.
As President Obama goes to the Summit of Americas with change in Cuba on the horizon, where does the US stand in the rest of the hemisphere?
Shane Warne pays tribute to Richie Benaud, the former Australia Test captain and iconic commentator who has died aged 84.
Conservative parliamentary candidate Michael Fabricant reveals he has been diagnosed with skin cancer, to raise awareness of the condition.
Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood predicts a bounce in the polls for her party as a result of last week's televised leaders' debate.
Bradley Wiggins has won almost every major cycling race, yet some feel he has still not fulfilled his entire potential.
US man John Booker arrested in Kansas for allegedly plotting suicide bombing of Fort Riley army base.
BBC Newsnight's chief correspondent Laura Kuenssberg assesses the "runaway assumption" that the SNP will smash Labour's dominance in Scotland.
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The Vatican refuses to comment on media reports that it has not accepted France's proposed ambassador to the city state because he is gay.
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.
Dawn Purvis is to step down as programme director of Northern Ireland's Marie Stopes clinic.
An armed robber who boasted on Facebook about his plans to raid a supermarket is jailed.
Scottish tax, volunteering and help to help to rent were all on the agenda on day 12 of the election campaign.