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Weekend Edition: The best of the week's reads

Fri, 2015-05-01 06:28
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week, with an injection of your comments.

Pacquiao has 'killer instinct back'

Fri, 2015-05-01 06:22
Manny Pacquiao says his hunger to win has returned for Saturday's super-fight with Floyd Mayweather.

Five reasons why we should still read maps

Fri, 2015-05-01 05:57
The Royal Institute of Navigation says reliance on sat-navs is undermining map-reading skills. So why should we still read maps?

Guardian urges support for Labour

Fri, 2015-05-01 05:54
The Guardian newspaper comes out in support of the Labour Party and says that Ed Miliband has "resilience".

Week in pictures: 25 April-1 May 2015

Fri, 2015-05-01 05:42
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

No prosecutions over patient care

Fri, 2015-05-01 05:40
There will be no criminal prosecutions over the treatment of an elderly patient at two south Wales hospitals, police say.

Election 2015 in pictures: 1 May

Fri, 2015-05-01 05:25
Images from the campaign trail: 1 May

Istanbul police clash with leftists

Fri, 2015-05-01 05:15
Turkish police fire rubber bullets and tear gas at left-wing May Day protesters in central Istanbul.

How did Freddie Gray die?

Fri, 2015-05-01 05:12
The mysterious circumstances surrounding the death Baltimore police suspect Freddie Gray has led to speculation about the exact cause of death

Twitter, Facebook - and the battle for advertising dollars

Fri, 2015-05-01 05:11
How much value do different social media networks offer advertisers?

R&B legend Ben E King dies at 76

Fri, 2015-05-01 05:05
R&B and soul singer Ben E King, best known for the classic song Stand By Me, dies at the age of 76.

Why Tesla is backing batteries

Fri, 2015-05-01 05:02
Car maker Tesla has unveiled plans to start making large batteries that can be used to store power in homes and businesses.

Shake-up in Saudi state oil firm

Fri, 2015-05-01 04:44
Aramco, the Saudi state oil company, is to be separated from the oil ministry as part of a wider restructuring.

Roads closed in north Belfast alert

Fri, 2015-05-01 04:41
A number of roads in north Belfast have been closed after police discovered a suspicious object in the area.

Prince Charles on granddaughter hope

Fri, 2015-05-01 04:21
The Prince of Wales tells the oldest surviving member of the Welsh Guards of his hopes for a granddaughter.

'American diplomats: we are all blondes'

Fri, 2015-05-01 04:14
Why a US ambassador dyed his hair

Nepal appeals for more helicopters

Fri, 2015-05-01 04:10
Nepal appeals for more helicopters for its quake relief operations, as survivors complain they are getting little help from only 20 in operation.

Man admits council offices arson

Fri, 2015-05-01 04:01
A man admits starting a series of fires in Oxfordshire, including one that caused major damage to council offices.

African singers against xenophobia

Fri, 2015-05-01 03:58
African music giants Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Salif Keita release a song in response to xenophobic violence in South Africa.

VIDEO: 'Obesity killed my son'

Fri, 2015-05-01 03:54
Satish Appleby speaks about the death of her overweight son.

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