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Scuffles as Armenia protest leader Nikol Pashinyan detained

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Opposition MP Nikol Pashinyan was taken into custody shortly after a TV exchange with PM Serzh Sargsyan.

18

Iran nuclear deal: Macron urges Trump to stick with 2015 accord

BBC / Middle East

The French leader says there are no other options for the nuclear deal, which Mr Trump opposes.

Armenia unrest: Protesters rally after leader detained

BBC.com

Thousands of anti-government protesters march through Yerevan after their leader is detained.

03

Salisbury attack: Russian TV's claims about poisoning

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What happened in Salisbury has been disputed by Russian journalists.

Saturday, Apr 21

00

Sevilla 0-5 Barcelona

BBC / News

Barcelona turn on the style to hammer Sevilla and win the Copa del Rey for the fourth successive season.

23

Church bells ring out three of Avicii's biggest hits

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A church in Utrecht, in the Netherlands, plays a tribute to dance music artist, Avicii, who died on Friday.

22

Avicii remembered by fans in Stockholm

BBC / News

Thousands gathered in the city's Sergels Torg plaza to remember the Swedish musician, who died on Friday.

21

Armenia leader intervenes in protest against predecessor

BBC / News

Armenia's president walks into a crowd of protesters to try to defuse a crisis about his predecessor.

18

Syria 'chemical' attack: Experts finally visit Douma site

BBC / News

International experts make a much-delayed examination of the site of a suspected attack in Douma.

13

Avicii's music 'will live forever': Tributes paid to the Swedish DJ

BBC / Europe

It's not yet known how he died but he had been suffering from severe pancreatitis.

UN Security Council seeks to heal Syria divisions in Sweden

BBC / Middle East

Members of the Security Council seek to heal divisions over Syria during a meeting in Sweden.

12

Avicii, top electronic dance music artist, found dead at 28

BBC.com

One of the world's biggest dance music stars dies in Oman, with no cause of death announced.

11

Rare brown bear dies in Italy capture operation

BBC / Europe

The endangered animal died in Italy during an attempt to fit him with a collar to track movements.

02

Is hate speech law killing German comedy?

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Comedians in Germany have been caught up in the county’s strict online hate speech laws.

Friday, Apr 20

00

The songs that made Avicii a superstar

BBC

Swedish DJ Avicii, one of the world's biggest electronic dance music stars, has died in Oman aged 28.

22

World War Two heroine 'Angel of Dieppe' dies at 103

BBC / News

Sister Agnès-Marie Valois treated captured Canadians after the disastrous battle of Dieppe in 1942.

21

Russian crackdown on Telegram app 'failing'

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The messaging app is working around attempts to block it by authorities.

18

Berlin police defuse WW2 bomb after mass evacuation

BBC / Europe

The main train station reopens after the evacuation of about 10,000 people.

17

Basque group Eta apology criticised by victims

BBC / Europe

Spanish victims reject an apology by the armed separatist group ahead of its expected dissolution.

Queen's artist paints last Canadian WWII 'Dam Buster' pilot

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The men who were apart of the 1943 "Dam Busters" air-raid on Germany are featured in a portrait exhibit.

15

Russia blames US for Aeroflot visa 'restrictions'

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The Kremlin says the US is deliberately making it difficult for Aeroflot crews to get entry visas.

Algerian woman denied French citizenship over handshake

BBC / Africa

An Algerian woman is denied citizenship for refusing to shake the hand of an official.

Bitcoin heist: Iceland fugitive says he wants to go home

BBC / Europe

The man fled custody in Iceland and got on a plane that was carrying the country's PM.

Skripal poisoning: Salisbury toxic hotspots clean-up begins

BBC / UK

Police cordons seal off parts of the city but officials insist there is no danger to the public.

14

Brexit: No 10 still 'confident' of Irish border solution

BBC / Europe

But the BBC understands the UK's plans have come in for sustained criticism from EU officials.

13

France to ban use of meat terms to describe vegetable-based products

BBC / Europe

Makers of meat-free foods to be banned from using terms like sausages or steaks to describe products.

11

Wenger to leave Arsenal after almost 22 years as manager

BBC / Sport

Manager Arsene Wenger is to leave Arsenal at the end of the season, bringing to an end a near 22-year reign at the club.

10

Fenerbahce v Besiktas: Turkish Cup semi-final abandoned after Senol Gunes hit on head

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Fenerbahce and Besiktas' Turkish Cup semi-final second leg is abandoned after the visitors' boss Senol Gunes is hit on the head by an object thrown from the crowd.

Chingford fire: Resident dies in care home blaze

BBC

Twelve people manage to get out of the building in north-east London before firefighters arrive.

08

Stella McCartney: Fashion is swamping our planet

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Designer Stella McCartney says fashion is a medieval industry, which produces a huge amount of waste.