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More than four million tune into the BBC's televised election debate, more than two million short of the previous debate on ITV.
Two French tourists who filmed themselves burning an endangered quokka in Australia are given a fine for animal cruelty.
Rolls-Royce receives its largest order to date, worth £6.1bn ($9.2bn), to supply engines for Emirates airline A380 planes.
Schools in Los Angeles seek refunds from Apple and others over a $1.3bn (£870m) iPad-based education project that has gone awry.
UK unemployment has fallen to its lowest rate since July 2008, official figures have shown.
About 300 US paratroopers arrive in western Ukraine to train with Ukrainian forces - a move condemned by Russia.
Police end a 19-day sit-in by anti-establishment protesters at Athens University, hours after clashes with protesters in the city.
David Cameron urges Ed Miliband to rule out co-operating with the SNP, after the Labour leader rejects any coalition deal during Thursday's TV debate.
AP McCoy's intended Scottish Grand National mount Benvolio is declared a non-runner for Saturday's race at Ayr.
Michael Phelps beats Ryan Lochte to win the 100m butterfly in his first race back from suspension.
Sir Kenneth Branagh is setting up a theatre company, with Dame Judi Dench, Rob Brydon and Lily James among stars set to perform in a season of plays.
The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, endorses the UK coalition government's economic strategy, during a meeting in Washington.
Prime Minister of Antigua Gaston Browne tells BBC Sport's Joe Wilson the first Test Match between West Indies and England is of ''significant'' benefit to Antigua's economy.
Labour's Ed Miliband clashes with Nicola Sturgeon in the latest televised election debate after the SNP leader says she would only support him if he could show he was "better than the Tories".
Tessa Ross steps down as chief executive of the National Theatre just six months into the job.
Satellite images show China is making progress on building an airstrip on a reef in disputed territory in the South China Sea, a report says.
The BBC looks at why some Uighur communities can live freely in Kazakhstan, while others could never do so in China.
The number of drivers given penalty points for using mobile phones at the wheel fell by 24% last year in England and Wales, police figures suggest.
Police in Indian-administered Kashmir arrest a prominent separatist leader who they say has been responsible for encouraging his supporters to wave Pakistan flags in the valley.
Asian shares were ending the week mixed after a lacklustre lead from Wall Street following disappointing economic data.