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Three London murders in 24 hours of violenceFourteen people are arrested over five separate attacks in the capital in the space of 24 hours. [...]

Wainfleet flooding: More homes evacuatedPeople are told to evacuate about 580 Lincolnshire homes amid fears a river could again burst its ba [...]

Jeremy Hunt brands Labour leader 'pathetic' over Iran commentsJeremy Corbyn has queried evidence suggesting Iran was behind attacks on two oil tankers. [...]

Tory leadership: Rival candidates say there must be 'no coronation'Rival candidates insist party members must be given a choice of leader, unlike in 2016. [...]

India announces retaliatory trade tariffs against the USThe new duties come days before countries' leaders are expected to meet at a G20 summit in Japa [...]

Chris Froome 'fully focused' on return after high-speed crashChris Froome says he is "fully focused" on getting "back to his best" after brea [...]

Free TV licences cannot be saved with cuts to salaries, says BBCThe BBC says salary cuts would not plug the gap needed to fund free TV licences for the over-75s. [...]

Varadkar: Removing backstop 'is effectively no deal'Leo Varadkar was responding to calls for changes to be made the backstop by some Conservative leader [...]

Edexcel launches investigation after A-level maths paper leaked onlinePart of an Edexcel maths paper was shared on social media ahead of the exam on Friday. [...]

Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96He directed stars including Elizabeth Taylor and opera greats such as Maria Callas. [...]

Priests wear hard hats at Notre-DameThe first Mass has been held at Notre-Dame cathedral since the devastating fire in April. [...]

Amanda Knox feared attacks and accusations on return to ItalyAcquitted of Meredith Kercher's murder, Amanda Knox decries prejudice and trial by the media. [...]

Islington stabbing: Man charged over pushchair mum attackChristel Stainfield-Bruce was stabbed after she refused to hand over her mobile phone. [...]

Paper review: Tory contenders eye roles in 'Boris cabinet'Boris Johnson is the focus for many of the papers as the race continues for the Conservative leaders [...]

Sudan: Friends pay tribute to victim of Sudan protestsSocial media profiles have been turning blue in tribute to Mohammad Mattar who was shot dead during [...]

Isle of Wight Festival 2019: In picturesNoel Gallagher, Lily Allen, George Ezra and Biffy Clyro are among the headliners at the festival. [...]

Beyond Walls: Huge biodegradable artwork graces Paris parkThe biodegradable fresco stretches along the famous Champ de Mars park in Paris. [...]

Plastic pollution: Bangor divers cleaning up the seabedA group of divers are taking beach clean ups to the next level by diving for litter under water. [...]

Watch What I Can Do: Basketball film breaking down barriersA new film about young women in sport and reluctance to take part has had almost one million online [...]

Ebola outbreak in five graphicsThe World Health Organization declares the latest Ebola outbreak a regional emergency in central Afr [...]

Nigerian weddings: Glitz, glamour but mind the costWhy are some couples are having multiple weddings? Leah and Echina explain why they did. [...]

Priests wear hard hats at Notre-DameThe first Mass has been held at Notre-Dame cathedral since the devastating fire in April. [...]

Hong Kong suspension: Residents and lawmakers reactResidents and lawmakers have reacted to the recent suspension of the extradition law proposal. [...]

Sudan: Friends pay tribute to victim of Sudan protestsSocial media profiles have been turning blue in tribute to Mohammad Mattar who was shot dead during [...]

What happens if Mexico doesn't stem migrant flow?The US will deem Mexico a "safe third country" if immigration isn't curbed. What does [...]

ICYMI: Bond car for sale and a vertical spillwaySome of the stories you might have missed this week. [...]

Sudan protest witnesses saw 'death in all its forms'The BBC's Fergal Keane speaks to witnesses and victims of the violence in Khartoum, which left [...]

Turkish Airbus plane sunk for diving tourismA disused Airbus A330 passenger plane is deliberately sunk off the north-western coast of Turkey. [...]

Ebola outbreak: Uganda copes with crisis at DR Congo borderUganda's Ebola strategy is working despite border security problems, says the BBC's Anne S [...]

Sarah Sanders: 'This has been the honour of my life'Sarah Huckabee Sanders is resigning from her role as White House press secretary. [...]

Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: US video shows 'Iran removing mine'The BBC's Frank Gardner looks at the evidence the US says proves Iran's involvement in Thu [...]

China floods cause a landslide in the Fujian provinceA landslide has hit southeast China following days of heavy rain and flooding that has killed over 6 [...]

How strangers mobilised against Hong Kong policeThe demonstrators have said they had not planned their movements in advance. [...]

Euthanasia: 'I don’t feel like I’m killing the patient’Doctor Yves de Locht practices euthanasia but feels for emotional reasons he can only do one a month [...]

Kim Kardashian West talks criminal justice at White HouseAt a White House event she promoted a new rideshare scheme that aims to help former convicts get job [...]

Keanu Reeves and Cyberpunk 2077: Gaming doesn't need legitimisingThe actor talks to Radio 1 Newsbeat at E3 about his starring role in the game Cyberpunk 2077. [...]

The robot that understands irony and other newsBBC Click's Paul Carter looks at some of the week's best technology stories. [...]

Tracking the lives of some of the oldest and tallest trees in the world.Ten years into a unique scientific project monitoring the famous forest, what have researchers learn [...]

Nicaraguans celebrate release of 'political prisoners'The government releases dozens of activists arrested during anti-government protests. [...]

63-year old dance instructor: 'Exercise saved my life'63-year-old Catherine Mathebe is fighting to reduce obesity in South Africa after exercise changed h [...]

Euthanasia: 'I don’t feel like I’m killing the patient’Doctor Yves de Locht practices euthanasia but feels for emotional reasons he can only do one a month [...]

Change A View: One Scottish man's idea to fix the broken world of online debateAn idea which began life as a Highland teen's social media side project has garnered global att [...]

Postpartum psychosis: 'I always feared I’d go mad, and when I had my son I did'Jen Wight had a good job, was happily married and had just given birth to a baby boy. But then thing [...]

'#IAmHere': The people trying to make Facebook a nicer placeA huge network of volunteers is fighting hate speech on Facebook using closed groups. [...]

Young Conservative: 'Party girls can do politics'Emily Hewertson is an aspiring politician who wants to change the perception that you need to smarte [...]

This invention from the 1930s is cutting period povertySaying 'Goodbye' to pads and period poverty, and 'Hello' to the menstrual cup [...]

Women prisoners: Are children unfairly punished by mum's sentence?Two daughters open up to their mums about what life has been like since they were sent to prison. [...]

Educated and 'estranged': Getting through uni without the bank of mum and dadWhen student finance doesn’t stretch and you have no parents for help – how do you make it through y [...]

My Ramadan Diary: Fasting for 18 hours with depression and anxietyWe spent the day with Maryam to find out how she copes with her mental health issues while fasting f [...]

'I didn't understand what transgender was'These children became closer to their dad when he became a woman. This is their story. [...]

The Brazilian butt lift and its effect on black body imageShami, 23, wants a Brazilian butt lift. We follow her as she decides whether to go under the knife. [...]

How bald black women overcome sexual harassmentVisual artist Ruth Sutoye explores the experiences of bald black women – sexual harassment was a cle [...]

'I survived D-Day - then had my first champagne'The 75th anniversary of D-Day is a very special one for a dwindling group of people - those who were [...]

Inside the Warwick University rape chat scandalAnna found her friends' sexually violent online chat - and saw she was mentioned hundreds of ti [...]

I never met my daughter's dad - she was his dying wishLiat Malka was 35 and single when she decided she wanted a child. The sperm donor she found had died [...]

The rapes haunting a community that shuns the 21st CenturyA group of men were jailed for attacking women and girls in an insular colony. Why do its leaders no [...]

The hidden world of the doctors Cuba sends overseasThousands of Cuban doctors work in healthcare missions around the world. Some medics say conditions [...]

Chuka Umunna: Why I joined the Liberal DemocratsHe says there's only room for one centre right party in British politics. [...]

Historian David Starkey speaks up for Conservative MP Rory StewartDavid Starkey takes aim at Conservative and Liberal Democrats leadership contenders, and also has a [...]

Matt Hancock withdraws from leadership raceHealth and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has withdrawn from the Conservative Party leadership r [...]

Boris Johnson will take part in BBC TV debateBoris Johnson has confirmed that he will take part in the BBC TV debate on Tuesdayt after the second [...]

Tory leadership: Rory Stewart rejects 'continuity May' descriptionRory Stewart says his social media campaign has meant he's through to the second round of the C [...]

Javid: I don't like not being invited to Trump dinnerThe home secretary says he doesn't know why he was not invited to the state banquet. [...]

Tory leadership: Boris Johnson tops first round voteBoris Johnson tops the first round of voting by Tory MPs as they look for a new leader to take over [...]

Brexit: Starmer on cross-party bid to block no dealLabour’s Sir Keir Starmer sets out the motion aiming to block a no-deal Brexit by taking control of [...]

Soaring second home ownership hitting young peopleMore than one-in-10 people in the UK now own second homes, buy-to-let and overseas properties. [...]

Hong Kong extradition row: Will it damage its star status?Hong Kong is one of the world's top financial hubs, but is this status now at risk? [...]

'Harmful' gender stereotypes in adverts bannedThe UK advertising watchdog brings in new rule to stop adverts "contributing to inequality in s [...]

Metal traders banned from workday boozingThe London Metal Exchange's ban affects about 120 personnel of the nine different firms who wor [...]

Bank Holiday change will 'cost calendar maker £200,000'Calendar maker says it will have to replace the May pages on 400,000 calendars it has already printe [...]

'You can get your money when you need it'Hundreds of thousands of staff could soon get their salary as they earn it instead of waiting for pa [...]

Huawei delays launch of folding smartphoneThe Chinese tech giant says it's being "cautious" about the device, which was suppose [...]

RBS report branded 'whitewash' by MPsThe financial watchdog failed to properly investigate the business restructuring unit of RBS, MPs sa [...]

Philip Green: Topshop empire 'didn't come close to collapse'Sir Philip Green thanks the landlords and suppliers who backed the restructuring deal that saved Arc [...]

Morrisons and Amazon expanding same-day deliveriesMorrisons agrees to expand fast delivery service with Amazon to five extra cities. [...]

Help to Buy: 'Most users did not need help report finds'Most participants in the scheme could have got on the housing ladder without help, a report finds. [...]

PwC fined £6.5m over 'lack of competence' in auditThe Financial Reporting Council reduced the fine to £4.6m after the accountancy admitted its mistake [...]

Gulf of Oman tanker 'attacks': Crews rescued amid rising tensionsThe blasts on two oil tankers come a month after four vessels were attacked with mines off the UAE. [...]

The super-tough drones and robots going where we can'tHow do you build unmanned vehicles that can withstand extreme temperatures, pressures and terrains? [...]

When Pepsi was swapped for Soviet warshipsFor some countries bartering has long been a vital part of how they trade overseas. [...]

The man who helped feed the worldThe crops developed by Norman Borlaug have saved millions of people from starvation. [...]

How to cope with email overloadIt might be inefficient but we still use email, despite the emergence of rival systems. [...]

'My allergies drove me to create my beauty firm'Skin Inc founder Sabrina Tan says "insanity with a purpose" drove her to launch beauty fir [...]

Topshop: 'It's not really how I dress'Topshop is an iconic brand, but with so much choice today, have we just fallen out of love with it? [...]

Stockpicking: What goes up may go downNeil Woodford is not the only star investor to hit hard times, but many soon recover. [...]

Plastic pollution: Bangor divers cleaning up the seabedA group of divers are taking beach clean ups to the next level by diving for litter under water. [...]

Harry Potter star Bonnie Wright joins kids' plastic toy pushActress Bonnie Wright, who played Ginny Weasley, meets children who are upcycling their toys. [...]

Baby long-eared owl Rusty learns to fly at botanic gardenRusty is five weeks old and was born in captivity - so needs a little help to spread his wings. [...]

Tracking the lives of some of the oldest and tallest trees in the world.Ten years into a unique scientific project monitoring the famous forest, what have researchers learn [...]

Baby elephant takes first wobbly stepsThe Asian elephant was born at Pairi Daiza zoo in Belgium. [...]

The solar-power charged electric cars making moneyThe new cars being tried out in Porto Santo can sell solar power electricity back to the island grid [...]

How plastic bottles are paying for lessons in NigeriaA school in Nigeria is accepting empty plastic bottles in exchange for payment of school fees. [...]

How do you vacuum plastic from a beach?Engineers in Canada have devised a machine they say can clean small pieces of plastic from Hawaii [...]

Where dogs wear pollution masksSouth Korea's dogs have to go for walkies in some of the worst air in the developed world. [...]

Tasmanian Devils filmed in Australia playing in the snowSnow may have caused travel issues in Australia, but these Tasmanian Devils have had fun. [...]

How to make biodegradable 'plastic' from cactus juiceThis Mexican researcher hopes her invention can help replace single-use plastics. [...]

M4 relief road: What is life like by the motorway?The proposed motorway has been called an "attack on nature" by some and a "godsend [...]

Philippines sends rotting exported waste back to CanadaExported waste, intended for recycling, is being sent back to Canada by the Philippines. [...]

Malaysia orders tonnes of imported waste to be returnedThe country's government says it has become a dumping ground for wealthier nations. [...]

Is the voice assistant on your phone sexist?BBC's Megha Mohan finds out why voice assistant technologies often have female voices. [...]

How the microscope became a million dollar ideaThe BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the microscope became a million dollar idea. [...]

Meet Belfast's young climate change protestersYoung people all over the world are walking out of school in protest of climate change - and Belfast [...]

Lift off for SpaceX rocket carrying 60 satellitesA Falcon-9 rocket launches from Florida, packed with 60 satellites capable of giving users on the gr [...]

The effects of air pollution on human healthPeople with lung conditions describe the impact air pollution has on their health. [...]

Driverless cars: Cambridge University model cars 'talk' to avoid jamsResearchers say it shows driverless cars working together could improve traffic flow by at least 35% [...]