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.
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.
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.
Footage from the new Star Wars film has been included in a trailer shown at an official fan convention in California.
Tonnes of dead fish are being removed from a lake in the centre of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, which is due to host rowing and canoeing events at the 2016 Olympic Games.
China jails prominent journalist Gao Yu for seven years for leaking a confidential Communist Party strategy paper to a foreign website.
Two Russian polar bears make their debut at Sao Paulo's Aquarium, as the only members of their species in the country.
Police in New Zealand seize 123kg of methamphetamine in drug busts on two apparently unrelated gangs, arresting nine people.
Australia's largest Anzac Day service will include an Aboriginal didgeridoo and the story of the founder of modern-day Turkey, officials announce.
A rare outbreak of Asian dog flu has reached almost epidemic levels in Chicago.
Struggling US toymaker Mattel saw its sales drop for a sixth consecutive quarter as the appeal of its iconic Barbie doll continues to wane.
Voting in the Sudanese elections ends, with only a third of the electorate casting their ballots, according to African Union observers.