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Week in pictures: 14-20 March 2015

Fri, 2015-03-20 08:47
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

Ethiopian ivory stockpile destroyed

Fri, 2015-03-20 08:19
Ethiopia destroys its entire six-tonne stockpile of illegally poached ivory in an effort to curb poaching.

Rosetta's comet is spinning down

Fri, 2015-03-20 08:16
The comet being observed by Europe's Rosetta satellite is very gradually spinning down, most probably because its jets of gas and dust are acting like braking thrusters.

Man gets life over partner kill bid

Fri, 2015-03-20 08:05
A man who was Tasered by police after trying to stab his partner with two kitchen knives is jailed for life for attempted murder.

British values 'tough for Ofsted'

Fri, 2015-03-20 08:02
Inspecting British values has made life 'difficult' for Ofsted, one of the watchdog's senior officials has said.

Memorial for Corrie's Anne Kirkbride

Fri, 2015-03-20 07:58
A memorial service for Coronation Street actress Anne Kirkbride will take place at Manchester Cathedral on 30 May.

Sterling puts contract talks on hold

Fri, 2015-03-20 07:35
Raheem Sterling has put contract talks with Liverpool on hold until the end of the season, says Reds boss Brendan Rodgers.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

Fri, 2015-03-20 07:21
The week in numbers with our Go Figure images.

Are Iran nuclear talks heading for deal?

Fri, 2015-03-20 07:20
James Robbins detects positive signs at the talks on a nuclear deal with Iran.

St Helena: An end to isolation

Fri, 2015-03-20 06:48
How will tiny St Helena cope with the outside world?

US Republican plans Netanyahu visit

Fri, 2015-03-20 06:47
US House Speaker John Boehner plans to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel.

Man jailed over rape bid on teenager

Fri, 2015-03-20 06:37
A man who was convicted of attempting to rape a 13-year-old girl 35 years ago is jailed for two and a half years.

BBC News website goes responsive

Fri, 2015-03-20 06:36
The BBC News website goes responsive

VIDEO: Beheading plot teen jailed for 22 years

Fri, 2015-03-20 06:36
A 19-year-old from south London has been sentenced to 22 years in jail for planning to behead a British soldier.

US snowfall on first day of spring

Fri, 2015-03-20 06:31
A storm is expected to bring up to six inches of snow in parts of the US north-east and mid-Atlantic on the first day of spring.

VIDEO: 'Tank' delivers Clarkson petition

Fri, 2015-03-20 06:24
A "tank" being ridden by a man dressed as the Stig delivers a petition calling for the reinstatement of Jeremy Clarkson to the BBC.

VIDEO: Spectacular scenes of solar eclipse

Fri, 2015-03-20 06:18
Millions of people across Europe, Africa and Asia have been enjoying spectacular scenes as the Moon passed between the Earth and the Sun.

VIDEO: Conned IVF husband wins damages

Fri, 2015-03-20 06:14
A lecturer whose wife conned him into believing he was the father of her IVF baby wins over £39,000 in damages.

Inquiry into Afghan woman's killing

Fri, 2015-03-20 06:02
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani orders an inquiry after a mob beat a woman to death and burned her body for allegedly setting fire to the Koran.

Mother admits window-fall killing

Fri, 2015-03-20 05:45
A mother who killed her 22-month-old daughter as she leapt from a first-floor window admits manslaughter.