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Week in pictures: 16-22 May 2015

Fri, 2015-05-22 05:37
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

Fan's dog eats play-off tickets

Fri, 2015-05-22 05:36
A football fan is left in a panic after his dog eats his tickets for Monday's Championship play-off final.

FA to raise girls' football age limit

Fri, 2015-05-22 05:23
The FA is to raise the age limit at which boys and girls can play football in the same teams from 16 to 18.

VIDEO: 'Risk to life' from Wembley bomb

Fri, 2015-05-22 04:58
Homes and businesses are evacuated after builders uncover an unexploded Second World War bomb near Wembley Stadium in north London.

Eiffel Tower shut over pickpocketing

Fri, 2015-05-22 04:58
Staff working at the Eiffel Tower in Paris close down the iconic attraction in protest over a surge in pickpocketing gangs who roam in its area.

SQA calms 'impossible' exam fears

Fri, 2015-05-22 04:52
Scotland's exams body seeks to calm fears that pupils will be disadvantaged by a Higher maths paper which candidates claim was impossible.

AUDIO: Cotton broadcasts last Radio 1 show

Fri, 2015-05-22 04:52
DJ Fearne Cotton has broadcast her final show on Radio 1, after almost 10 years at the station, and six at the helm of the mid-morning show.

Trans player claims discrimination

Fri, 2015-05-22 04:48
Organisers of a football tournament aimed at tackling homophobia is accused of discriminating against a transgender man.

Tobacco firms challenge packaging law

Fri, 2015-05-22 04:47
British American Tobacco and Philip Morris file legal challenges against the UK government over plain packaging for cigarettes.

Nepal survivors face uncertain future

Fri, 2015-05-22 04:38
Reporter Yalda Hakim has travelled to Nepal to meet survivors struggling in the aftermath of the recent earthquakes.

Google patents 'creepy' cuddly toys

Fri, 2015-05-22 04:37
A patent reveals that Google has looked into making internet-connected toys that would link up to its servers to control smart devices in the home.

Kenyans flock to nun's beatification

Fri, 2015-05-22 04:32
Catholic pilgrims are flocking to the Kenyan town of Nyeri for the beatification of an Italian-born nun, taking her a step closer to becoming a saint.

'F1 needs to bring back fear factor'

Fri, 2015-05-22 04:00
Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel says Formula 1 cars need to have the fear factor brought back for drivers.

BBC to broadcast Labour leader debate

Fri, 2015-05-22 03:51
The BBC's Newsnight is to host the first debate between the candidates to become the next leader of the Labour Party.

Dog found alone on Scafell Pike

Fri, 2015-05-22 03:49
An animal welfare charity appeals for the owner of a dog found wandering on the top of England's highest mountain to come forward.

UK sells off unused net addresses

Fri, 2015-05-22 03:33
The UK government has started selling off big chunks of internet addresses that it no longer uses.

VIDEO: A tour of London's 3D Print Show

Fri, 2015-05-22 03:28
As the London 3D Print Show rolls into town, the BBC's Theo Leggett offers a whistle-stop tour to assess the industry.

VIDEO: The Hezbollah site taken from Islamist rebels

Fri, 2015-05-22 03:23
Middle East correspondent Jim Muir reports from a strategic site on Lebanon's border with Syria which was recently captured by Hezbollah forces from the al-Nusra Front.

VIDEO: Bomb 'will be detonated elsewhere'

Fri, 2015-05-22 03:18
Chief Superintendent Michael Gallagher on the plans for a controlled explosion of a World War Two bomb that was found close to Wembley Stadium.

Kahlo's home recreated in New York

Fri, 2015-05-22 03:16
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's native garden and studio are recreated at the New York Botanical Garden.

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