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Manchester attack: Salman Abedi named as bomber by police

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:32:24 GMT

Salman Abedi, 22, is the man suspected of having killed 22 people and injured 59 in a suicide attack at Manchester Arena.

Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, dies aged 89

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:48:55 GMT

The actor, best known for his suave portrayal of James Bond, has died aged 89, his family announces.

Ex-CIA chief Brennan says Trump-Russia inquiry 'well-founded'

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:03:59 GMT

John Brennan says he was aware of contact between Russians and "US persons in the Trump campaign".

Caned in public in Indonesia for being gay

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:38:05 GMT

A gay couple have been publicly caned 83 times in the conservative Indonesian province of Aceh.

Romania criticised over domestic violence 'failures'

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:36:24 GMT

Officials accused a victim of provoking beatings by her husband, who attacked her eight times.

Chinese student sorry after uproar at US 'fresh air' speech

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:50:25 GMT

Yang Shuping's US university graduation address praising democracy caused uproar in China.

Aerial footage of sinkhole at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:36:44 GMT

Officials in Palm Beach said the hole had formed directly in front of President Trump's golf resort.

Trump 'to do everything' for Middle East peace

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:14:01 GMT

The US president spoke of his hope for the region after meeting Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.

US budget takes hatchet to safety net

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:17:47 GMT

The White House says it is a "taxpayer first" budget, but even grizzled conservatives are baulking.

Germany cracks Europe-wide burglary gang of 500 members

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:43:37 GMT

Police say the gang used young women and could be behind a fifth of burglaries in Germany.

South Korea fires at North 'object'

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:51:59 GMT

The object has not been identified but North Korea has flown drones over the border in the past.

Nato hit by Turkish veto on Austria partnership

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:04:16 GMT

Turkey vetoes Nato's co-operation with Austria, blocking the alliance's partnership activities with 41 countries.

German schools get tough Prince Harry English exam changed

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:33:52 GMT

Germany changes a "difficult" school English exam, said to include Prince Harry "mumbling".

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Ethiopian wins top WHO job

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:34:39 GMT

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus chosen as new boss of the World Health Organization

Witnesses' stories

Tue, 23 May 2017 05:19:24 GMT

Powerful stories from people who were at Manchester Arena on Monday night.

Manchester attack: Trump calls attacker a 'loser'

Tue, 23 May 2017 18:19:04 GMT

The US president and other world leaders react to the Manchester Arena bomb.

Manchester attack: What we know so far

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:59:57 GMT

Twenty-two people are dead, and 59 injured, after the suspected terror attack. Here is what we know.

Manchester explosion: Celebrities react

Tue, 23 May 2017 05:59:27 GMT

Celebrities, including Ariana Grande, have been tweeting their reaction to the terror attack in Manchester.

Ariana Grande says she feels 'broken' after Manchester concert attack

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:03:08 GMT

The US singer expresses her sorrow after an explosion kills 22 people after a concert in Manchester.

In pictures: Manchester attack aftermath

Tue, 23 May 2017 07:50:11 GMT

Images show the aftermath of the deadly attack on concertgoers at the Manchester Arena that has claimed the lives of 22 people.

Manchester Arena: Dashcam 'captures moment of blast'

Tue, 23 May 2017 01:11:09 GMT

Amateur footage captures the sound of the blast and a flash of light outside Manchester Arena.

Manchester Arena blast: Confusion and chaos after explosion at concert

Tue, 23 May 2017 01:47:18 GMT

Survivors describe the chaos and panic after the blast that left 19 dead and more than 50 injured.

Concertgoers flee Manchester arena after explosion

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:19:07 GMT

At least 22 people are dead and many injured in a possible terrorist incident at an Ariana Grande concert.

Sir Roger Moore's life in pictures

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:18:06 GMT

Images from the life of the famed James Bond actor who has died aged 89.

Will Trump envy Pope's Vatican wall?

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:11:12 GMT

Pope Francis and President Trump hold their first meeting later today.

Camera Press at 70: A lifetime in pictures

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:09:08 GMT

Images from the archive of Camera Press Picture Agency which celebrates its 70th anniversary.

Who is marrying across races in the US?

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:39:52 GMT

Fifty years after interracial marriages became legal in the US, a study explores race and relationships today.

Plastic waste turned into clothes, to save our oceans

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:29:49 GMT

Plastic waste turned into clothes, to save our oceans

So, just what did Trump's Western Wall note say?

Mon, 22 May 2017 17:48:41 GMT

OK, so we may never know exactly what it said - but it hasn't stopped the internet speculating.

The place with a million people and no bookshop

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:08:27 GMT

The Bronx is the only borough in New York without a bookshop. One woman wants to change that.

Why are reindeer flying to a remote Alaskan village?

Tue, 23 May 2017 01:16:56 GMT

As a warming climate threatens traditional food supplies in the Arctic, one rural Alaskan village is flying in hundreds of reindeer by cargo plane. James Cook went to find out why.

Trump in Middle East - where's the substance?

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:43:44 GMT

Trump's Mid-East trip showed hope but no plan for peace.

Everest's Hillary Step: Has it gone or not?

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:30:29 GMT

Mountaineers have said an iconic part of the mountain has collapsed but some locals disagree.

US and Uganda end hunt for rebel leader Kony

Tue, 23 May 2017 01:12:01 GMT

The US and Uganda are stopping the hunt for notorious rebel leader Joseph Kony but he is still a threat.

Venezuela's irreconcilable visions for the future

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:15:14 GMT

With the opposition and the government at loggerheads, the crisis in Venezuela looks set to get worse.

Wang Quanzhang: The lawyer who simply vanished

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:54:56 GMT

Wang Quanzhang's disappearance may be due to his "refusal to compromise"

Will I be next? South Africa women ask

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:23:13 GMT

Feelings are heightened in South Africa over the safety of women, writes the BBC's Nomsa Maseko following a series of violent attacks against women.

The tiny pill which gave birth to an economic revolution

Sun, 21 May 2017 23:17:43 GMT

Contraception wasn’t just socially groundbreaking - it also changed the professional landscape.

Fancy a four flowers or ginger fried pork pizza?

Sun, 21 May 2017 23:10:46 GMT

How strict quality control and unusual Asian toppings helped a Japanese expat build a popular pizza chain in Vietnam.

Why flying goats in yoga pants could save a Caribbean island

Sun, 21 May 2017 10:17:22 GMT

Conservationists have an unusual plan for returning barren Antigua land into an eco-haven.

Sport to conduct security reviews after Manchester attack

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:51:19 GMT

Sporting events and venues in England are conducting major security reviews following the Manchester Arena attack.

James Anderson: England and Lancashire bowler a doubt for South Africa first Test

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:00:13 GMT

England seamer James Anderson is a doubt for July's first Test of the summer against South Africa with a groin tear.

Europa League final: More Cruyff than Van Gaal - the threat posed by youthful Ajax

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:43:18 GMT

From a coach restoring the Ajax tradition to a side brimming with youth - the threat posed by Manchester United's Europa League final opponents.

Petra Kvitova: Two-time champion 'on track' for Wimbledon after stabbing

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:03:46 GMT

Petra Kvitova is "on track" to play at Wimbledon less than seven months after suffering a career-threatening hand injury.

Manchester attack: Man Utd players hold a minute's silence

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:22:57 GMT

Manchester United players hold a minute's silence in memory of the 22 people who lost their lives in an attack at Manchester Arena.

Andrea Radrizzani: Italian businessman completes Leeds United takeover

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:40:33 GMT

Italian businessman Andrea Radrizzani completes his takeover of Championship club Leeds United from Massimo Cellino.

Joey Barton: Banned midfielder released by Burnley

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:17:12 GMT

Midfielder Joey Barton has been released by Burnley, one month after being banned from football.