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Sri Lanka attacks: More than 200 killed as churches and hotels targetedAt least 207 people are killed and 450 hurt in eight blasts targeting churches and hotels. [...]

Extinction Rebellion offer to 'pause protests'Climate change protesters in central London say they are entering "a new phase of rebellion [...]

Record Easter temperatures in three nations of the UKScotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have their hottest Easter Sunday, and England could follow suit [...]

More female teachers report upskirting, says unionThe NASUWT union says schools should consider banning mobile phones to protect staff and pupils. [...]

The Queen attends an Easter service on her 93rd birthdayMeanwhile, the PM uses her Easter message to call for freedom of religion to be protected. [...]

Brexit: Labour must back another referendum - Tom WatsonLabour's deputy leader says the move would counter a challenge from Nigel Farage's new Bre [...]

Everton 4-0 Manchester United: Toffees cruise to victoryA dominant Everton inflict a sixth defeat in eight games on Manchester United to dent their hopes of [...]

Ilkley Moor fire: Arrests made over blazeThe fire, covering 25,000 sq m, took hold on Ilkley Moor on Saturday. [...]

Backpacker jailed in Thailand for 'picking up phone' returns homeChris Dodd spent 10 days in a Thai jail after picking up a mobile phone another tourist had dropped [...]

London Marathon: Couple's bid for handcuff world recordThe pair will take part in the London Marathon and are hoping to beat the current handcuff record. [...]

Millions using 123456 as password, security study findsA list of all-too-predictable choices for breached accounts includes 123456 and "Liverpool [...]

Wigan hit-and-run crash: Woman dies and six hurtA 34-year-old mother dies after a crash in Wigan that also left two girls, aged 13 and four, injured [...]

The 90-year-old hospital volunteerWendy Russell is a well-known figure at the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham after 23 years [...]

Sri Lanka explosions: Five Britons killed in blastsOfficials in Sri Lanka say there have been at least 27 foreign casualties among at least 207 killed. [...]

'A very, very sad day for all'Cardinal Archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Ranjith, has condemned a series of bomb attacks in Sri Lanka [...]

In pictures: Attacks on churches and hotelsImages of the attacks targeting churches and hotels, in which hundreds of people died. [...]

'I thought we left violence behind'People caught up in the deadly Easter Sunday blasts in Sri Lanka tell the BBC what they experienced. [...]

Aftermath of deadly blastsMore than 200 people have been killed and hundreds injured, after several blasts in Colombo, police [...]

'I'm the father to 110 huskies'Audun lived a normal city life. But fed up with being annoyed all the time, he moved to the Arctic w [...]

In pictures: Easter celebrated around the worldChristians gather to celebrate Easter when they believe Jesus Christ returned from the dead. [...]

Sri Lanka explosions: Churches and hotels targetedMore than 200 people have been killed, and hundreds of others injured, after several blasts in Colom [...]

ICYMI: Greta meets Pope and other storiesSome stories you might have missed this week – including this climate activist meeting the pontiff. [...]

Bill Clinton: 'Columbine has a special place in my heart'Former US president Bill Clinton speaks by video link at a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of [...]

'People think we're hillbillies - we're not'What do Americans think of people in other states? We asked people in West Virginia what's said [...]

Yellow vest protests: Paris police fire tear gas at demonstratorsPolice in the French capital fire tear gas as a number of motorbikes are set on fire by protesters. [...]

Ukraine: Candidates clash ahead of presidential pollUkraine's rival presidential candidates hold a long-awaited head-to-head televised debate. [...]

'I'm the father to 110 huskies'Audun lived a normal city life. But fed up with being annoyed all the time, he moved to the Arctic w [...]

Notre-Dame fire: How gamers are getting 'inside' the cathedralPlayers return to a 2014 video game to visit a digital version of the cathedral, untouched by fire. [...]

Inside Sudan's post-Bashir protestsReleased Sudan activists describe being arrested and detained as protests continue in Khartoum. [...]

Arinze Stanley: 'Patience is the key to my art'Nigerian Arinze Stanley Egbengwu creates hyper-realistic pictures that look like photographs. [...]

Afghanistan's TV station for womenZan TV is Afghnaistan's only television channel just for women. What will happen to them if the [...]

Naomi Campbell hit by fashion racism in Asian countryThe British supermodel says she was told a photo campaign would not be used because of the "col [...]

'How the Columbine school shooting changed my life'Twenty years on from the school shooting that shocked the US, those who survived are still deeply im [...]

The Mueller report - in 60 secondsDon't have time to read 448 pages? We challenged the BBC's Jane O'Brien to summarise [...]

Male synchronised swimmer fighting for gender equalityCould we see mixed synchronised swimming at the Olympics? Russian Aleksandr Maltsev is fighting for [...]

World's Best Teacher Peter Tabichi on how he reached the topPeter Tabichi from Kenya, who was named World's Best Teacher, shares what makes him stand out a [...]

Windrush scandal: Trauma continues one year onPaulette was threatened with deportation to Jamaica despite living in the UK for 50 years. [...]

Once destroyed by the Taliban, the Buddha statues live againA team of conservators are working to breathe new life into a collection of Buddha statues destroyed [...]

'Assange smeared faeces in Ecuador embassy,' says presidentEcuadorian President Lenin Moreno tells the BBC why his government revoked Julian Assange's asy [...]

Five numbers that explain US border crisisAs the US moves to expand indefinite detention for asylum seekers, here's what you need to know [...]

'The doctor wrote a question mark for my child's sex'A child known as Baby A became the subject of a high court case that has prompted Kenya to start cha [...]

'I helped test a wonder drug - then I was denied it'When Louise Moorhouse took part in a drug trial she was able to eat normally for the first time in h [...]

Graffiti punished by reading - 'It worked!' says prosecutorTwo-and-a-half years after five teenagers were sentenced by a court to read a list of books, all are [...]

'Four women I hope my children never forget'Rebecca Henschke's life as a correspondent in Indonesia was only possible, she says, thanks to [...]

‘I’m 35, with two young children – and Parkinson’s’Ellie Finch Hulme is a translator and a busy mum of two children. And she also has a disease associa [...]

Getting South Asians into graphic novelsFrustrated by the lack of South Asians in comic books, Sha Nazir founded BHP Comics, Scotland's [...]

Housemates from hell - me and my 23-year-old sonSue Elliott-Nicholls loves her 23-year-old son deeply - but living together can be a nightmare, she [...]

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. [...]

Tanzania's FGM safe house for girls in danger of cuttingTwelve-year-old Rosie has to either run away from her family or submit herself to female genital mut [...]

The good things about ADHD: 'It's my superpower'ADHD can sometimes be portrayed quite negatively, so an ADHD parents' support group asked us to [...]

Fashion rip-offs: Independent designers 'copied' by high streetMeet the independent businesses who claim they're being repeatedly ripped off by high street br [...]

The people trying to reunite a divided islandPeople in Cyprus are using the demilitarised zone that separates them as a place to reunite. [...]

Protesting climate change in PrestonWhat if you’re one of only a few students protesting climate change? [...]

How Japan helps pensioners stay happy and have funJapan is rethinking society for its growing old-age population. [...]

'I ran away to France to keep my baby'Every year a number of pregnant women flee from the UK to stop babies being taken into care. Are the [...]

The mystery Samoan in my family treeWhen Lennard Davis received an email from a stranger who said that Lennard was his closest living re [...]

Lion Mama: The woman who fought off her daughter’s rapistsNokubonga Qampi killed one of three men raping her daughter and wounded two. When she was charged wi [...]

Preventable deaths? The story of Grenfell Tower flat 113Firefighters risked their lives to save residents of Grenfell Tower, but could they have rescued mor [...]

'Reading bedtime stories helped me survive prison'For many prisoners the worst part of the experience is the separation from their families. Recording [...]

Hillingdon Council defends fines for public nuisancesHillingdon councillor David Simmonds "makes no apology" for the fines. [...]

European parliament given surprise musical performanceAn MEP performs on a harmonica for the last day of the current European Parliament. [...]

Burgon's 'regret' at Zionism commentsLabour MP says he regrets saying Zionism is the "enemy of peace". [...]

Ed Davey: 'Losing both parents meant I grew up early'Ed Davey's father died when he was four, and his mother died when he was 15. [...]

Amber Rudd: Leadership bid is ‘entirely possible’The work and pensions secretary tells Emma Barnett on 5 Live that she "has kept the door slight [...]

Brexit: Crockery records Parliamentary 'dog's dinner'Harriet Coles is making political tableware to mark some of the key Brexit moments. [...]

Brexit: Parties 'testing ways' to move forwardDavid Lidington says the government and opposition are "testing ways" to move forward on a [...]

Gerard Batten: Tommy Robinson 'not far right'The UKIP leader defends his decision to appoint former EDL leader Tommy Robinson as an adviser. [...]

Brexit: How do you delay leaving?It's all to do with something called Article 50, so how does it work? [...]

Franco Berardi on Jeremy Corbyn and new EU referendumItalian philosopher Franco 'Bifo' Berardi says Jeremy Corbyn should call for a new EU refe [...]

Conservative and Labour support by young and old votersAlmost half of Conservative voters are 65 or older, research for a right-leaning think tank finds. [...]

Brexit: Tory MP Bill Cash calls on Theresa May to resignConservative MP Sir Bill Cash attacks Prime Minister Theresa May's "abject surrender" [...]

Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn on Theresa May's EU policyBritain is in "limbo" with "deep uncertainly" for businesses and workers over th [...]

Brexit: Theresa May statement after summit with EU leadersThe UK PM tells MPs about the EU Council summit and sets out plans to resolve the deadlock over Brex [...]

Brexit: We needed an extension, says Sir Keir Starmer"The real question for the PM is what is she going to use this time for," says Labour [...]

UK capital city: Stig Abell suggests move from LondonWestminster is “falling apart inside and outside” says Times Literary Supplement editor and author S [...]

Rees-Mogg: There is symbolism in Halloween Brexit deadlineTory Jacob Rees-Mogg says the Brexit delay is not "a good idea" and does not deliver on th [...]

Brexit extension: What just happened?The BBC's Adam Fleming explains how the EU agreed a Brexit delay. [...]

Tusk on Brexit extension: 'Please do not waste this time'After five hours of talks, the UK and the EU have agreed a "flexible extension" of Brexit [...]

May on Brexit extension: 'The UK should have left the EU by now'Theresa May said the UK "would continue to hold full EU rights and obligations during the exten [...]

Millions using 123456 as password, security study findsA list of all-too-predictable choices for breached accounts includes 123456 and "Liverpool [...]

HMRC: Beware of tax rebate text message scamsFraudsters send fake messages during the tax rebate period, the government warns. [...]

Stagecoach calls for inquiry after rail bid document leakThe firm wants an investigation into how rail franchise bid documents were sent to a rival. [...]

Pet insurance payouts hit record of £785mThe rising cost and sophistication of veterinary treatments is pushing up the size of claims. [...]

National Enquirer sold to US magazine distributorThe tabloid has been embroiled in recent high-profile scandals involving Donald Trump and Jeff Bezos [...]

Debenhams boss Bucher steps downHe says it is "time to move on" following the takeover of the struggling retailer by its l [...]

Pinterest shares soar in stock market debutShares in the online scrapbook company surge 28% on its first day on the New York Stock Exchange. [...]

ConocoPhillips sells off UK North Sea assets for £2bnThe oil and gas giant sells its North Sea assets to private equity-based Chrysaor for £2bn. [...]

Retail sales boosted by mild weather in MarchSales grew well ahead of expectations last month, hitting the fastest annual pace since October 2016 [...]

Crossrail 'could be delayed until 2021'The start date for London's new Elizabeth Line could be pushed back again, sources tell the BBC [...]

Facebook copied email contacts of 1.5 million usersThe social network was grabbing email contacts of some new users for almost three years, it says. [...]

Competition watchdog recommends accountancy market overhaulBut the Competition and Markets Authority stops short of saying accountancy firms should be broken u [...]

Amazon plans to shut online store in ChinaThe partial retreat from China comes as the US tech giant battles tough competition from local rival [...]

HS2 buys residential properties and land worth £600mFigures show HS2 has bought over 900 properties that could be affected by the high-speed rail route. [...]

Climate change: Central banks warn of financial risks in open letterThe heads of two major central banks warn firms they may "fail to exist" if they ignore th [...]

JP Morgan: Is Wall Street's first female boss a step closer?JP Morgan promotes finance chief Marianne Lake, making her a possible successor to Jamie Dimon. [...]

Jet Airways temporarily suspends all flightsThe Indian airline suspends all of its domestic and international flights as it seeks further fundin [...]

Ivanka Trump: I declined father's suggestion of World Bank jobShe says her father suggested the role to her, but she told him she was happy in her work. [...]

Helium balloons 'cause increasing number of train delays'Network Rail says helium balloons are causing delays by getting caught in overhead cables. [...]

House price growth at six-year lowHouse prices rise 0.6% in the year to February, the slowest rate since September 2012, official figu [...]

Are plants a necessity or a luxury?A new campaign says we should pay less tax on plants because they are good for the environment and m [...]

Tulips from the air: Artist drawn to beauty of Norfolk flowersIt is their "beauty of colour and space that makes me keep coming back", artist says. [...]

Dame Emma Thompson: 'If I could fly cleanly, I would'Actress Dame Emma Thompson defends her decision to fly to London from the US to attend a climate cha [...]

Norwich Cathedral peregrine falcons: A photographer's passionChris Skipper has been photographing urban peregrines nesting at Norwich Cathedral for nearly a deca [...]

Once destroyed by the Taliban, the Buddha statues live againA team of conservators are working to breathe new life into a collection of Buddha statues destroyed [...]

Spikes on trees in Oxford to 'stop bird poo'A wildlife campaigner says he believes the spikes are to stop birds from messing on cars. [...]

Worries about agrochemicals led to a new farming movementWorries about soil quality led to the creation of a new farming movement in the UK in the 1940s [...]

The history of plastic in the seaA metal box which has been dragged around the ocean first discovered a plastic bag sixty years ago. [...]

Bacton sand martins return to cliff burrows after nets removedThe birds' nesting sites were blocked when netting was installed. [...]

Plan to future-proof the ecology of Thetford ForestHow we use our forests has evolved from timber and food production to recreation. [...]

Sheep attacks: 'These dogs have got a taste for blood'Farmers who witnessed the aftermath of a brutal dog attack on their sheep are calling for changes to [...]

SpaceX nails triple booster landing after satellite deliveryElon Musk's Falcon Heavy launched a satellite into orbit for a Saudi Arabian company. [...]

Would you sort your rubbish into seven different bags?A city with impressive recycling credentials has a unique waste system involving seven coloured bags [...]

Teen conservationist: 'Why I adopted a cheetah'Kenyan teenager Some, who adopted big cat Diji when she was 17, wants to be a conservationist. [...]

The first ever picture of a black holeAstronomers have taken the first ever picture of a black hole at the heart of a distant galaxy. [...]

The climate change protests making headlinesExtinction Rebellion's fight against climate change is making headlines. [...]

Air pollution: what are the effects on humans?Fine particles in the air have been linked to cancer, strokes, asthma, heart disease and possibly de [...]

Plastic patrol: 'I've pulled engines out of the water'Paddle boarder Lizzie Carr takes her plastic patrol to the waterways. [...]

Thousands of homes destroyed as Iran braces for more floodsDeadly flash floods in Iran kill dozens, and cause destruction across the country. [...]

A 'magic bullet' to capture carbon dioxide?A British Columbia-based company has shown that it can extract CO2 from the air in a cost-effective [...]