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Hong Kong: High-profile democracy activists arrested
A media tycoon and a number of lawmakers are among those arrested over last year's mass protests.
Thomas Thabane: Lesotho's PM sends army into streets
Thomas Thabane, accused of killing his wife in 2017, says he is deploying soldiers to restore order.
Coronavirus: Orthodox Easter weekend marked under lockdown
The traditional Holy Fire ceremony goes ahead in Jerusalem as most worshippers are told to stay at home.

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Coronavirus: Lang Lang on taking part in all-star concert
The pianist joins over 100 artists performing live from home to support front-line workers tackling the coronavirus outbreak.

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New mum meets baby after emergency birth in coma
Yanira Soriano, 36, has been reunited with her newborn son after recovering from Covid-19.
Coronavirus: Stars set for One World: Together At Home concert
Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Elton John will also perform from their homes in support of frontline workers.
Climate change: 'Bath sponge' breakthrough could boost cleaner cars
A new aluminium-based material could make hydrogen-powered cars more practical and less expensive.
Coronavirus: AI steps up in battle against Covid-19
How machine learning is crunching data to search for drugs that could alleviate or cure Covid-19.
Ethiopia and Eritrea: A wedding, birth and baptism at the border
The recent peace between once bitter enemies Ethiopia and Eritrea has transformed lives there.
Extreme piercing: A festival of self-inflicted pain
Since time immemorial, a village in West Bengal has paid tribute to Shiva by self-inflicting pain. This year coronavirus put a stop to it.
Week in pictures
A selection of news photographs taken around the world this week.
BBC correspondents and contributors read poetry from the personal to the universal
Listen to some BBC correspondents and guests sharing the poems that have helped them through difficult moments.
Coronavirus: Is pandemic being used for power grab in Europe?
Some of Europe's leaders stand accused of taking advantage of a health crisis.
Apollo 13: The silence in the blackout from those who were there
Fifty years on, hear the story from those who lived through the blackout at mission control.
Nasa to launch first crewed mission from US in decade
The mission will take place on 27 May using a rocket and spacecraft made by private firm SpaceX.
Coronavirus nightmare in Ecuador's main city Guayaquil - pictures
Guayaquil is one of the worst-hit places in Latin America in the pandemic.
Coronavirus: Latin America's biggest graveyard
It's in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and because of coronavirus, workers are digging more graves than usual.
Coronavirus: President Trump defends tweets against US states' lockdowns
He says some measures are "too tough", but health experts warn lifting them will increase infection.
Wildfires blanket Kyiv in thick smog
Ukraine's capital is now among the world's most polluted cities, an international ranking shows.
Coronavirus: Germany says its outbreak is 'under control'
The number of new infections has fallen significantly in Germany, where testing is at a high level.
Rohingya crisis: UN reports surge of deadly fighting in Myanmar
At least 32 civilians are said to have died in fighting between the military and ethnic militants.
Eurovision venue turned into Covid-19 hospital
An arena in the Netherlands poised to host the Eurovision song contest in May is now an emergency hospital.
Israel 'heading towards record fourth election'
No-one has yet managed to form a government in more than a year.
Saudi Arabia executes dance troupe attacker
November's attack on performers took place as the country eased restrictions on public entertainment.
Coronavirus: Ecuador sees massive surge in deaths in April
Guayas province, home to the city of Guayaquil, sees nearly 6,000 extra deaths in a two-week period.
Coronavirus: China outbreak city Wuhan raises death toll by 50%
The revision of Wuhan's toll comes amid growing scepticism over the transparency of China's response.

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