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'Combustible cladding' on hundreds of towers

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:52:33 GMT

Tests on other tower blocks after the Grenfell Tower fire have shown some cladding is combustible.

Battle for Mosul: Destruction of al-Nuri mosque 'shows IS defeated'

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:04:10 GMT

Iraq's PM condemns IS's destruction of an ancient landmark as troops advance in Mosul's Old City.

South Africa court allows secret Zuma no-confidence vote

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:08:01 GMT

But the South African parliament's speaker will decide whether the vote will be held in secret.

Prince Harry says no royal wants to be king or queen

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:58:40 GMT

The prince says royals are doing it "for the greater good", in an interview with a US magazine.

Greek rubbish strike causes stink

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:24:04 GMT

For days, piles of rubbish have mounted in cities across Greece in a dispute over thousands of jobs.

Koalas 'facing extinction' in some Australian states

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:20:06 GMT

The conservation group WWF is warning that koalas could be wiped out in some Australian states amid deforestation and increasing attacks by livestock.

North America prepares for August solar eclipse

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:00:29 GMT

Nasa scientists are very excited about the eclipse happening in the United States later this summer.

Exploding cream dispenser kills French fitness blogger

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:18:05 GMT

The popular Instagram figure was struck in the chest and died of a heart attack, French media say.

China raises heat over foreign investment

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:34:28 GMT

The authorities in China have reportedly stepped up efforts to clamp down on firms' overseas investment.

Afghan car bomb hits New Kabul Bank in Helmand

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:33:03 GMT

At least 29 people were killed and 60 wounded in the attack in Helmand province, officials say.

Donald Trump talks up solar panel plan for Mexico wall

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:22:58 GMT

Attaching solar panels to a wall along the Mexican border will cut costs, the US president tells a rally.

China cracks down on toothpick crossbow toys

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:42:58 GMT

The new gadget toy is selling like hotcakes, much though to the horror of concerned parents.

Brexit and security loom large at EU summit in Brussels

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:17:56 GMT

EU leaders are in Brussels to discuss recent terror attacks and Britain's eventual exit from the EU.

California earthquake alarm sounded - 92 years late

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:17:55 GMT

US geologists apologise for issuing warning about a massive earthquake - that struck in 1925.

Duke of Edinburgh leaves hospital

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:44:50 GMT

The Duke of Edinburgh leaves hospital after being admitted as "a precautionary measure".

'Devil wheel' rider: It makes me happy

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:14:12 GMT

How a girl from Sumatra came to be riding motorbikes around a vertical wall in a travelling show.

Italian airport makes pesto exempt from liquid ban

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:30:14 GMT

Genoa airport in northern Italy now allows pesto in hand luggage in exchange for a charity donation.

Nine unlikely consequences of the US heatwave

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:10:59 GMT

What are the more unlikely ways the blistering conditions are affecting the southwest of the US?

Boys at Exeter academy wear skirts in uniform protest

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:35:29 GMT

They wanted to wear shorts, but were told that breached their school's uniform policy.

Aadhar: Why is India's biometric scheme so controversial?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:17:53 GMT

More than a billion biometric cards have been issued, but the scheme is deeply controversial.

In pictures: Glastonbury's greatest hits

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:24:40 GMT

There is little that is more synonymous with British summertime than Glastonbury music festival. Julian Ridgway, the senior photo editor at Getty Images, talks us through some of his favourite moments from past festivals.

What's Alibaba's Jack Ma selling to America?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:03:39 GMT

The boss of the Chinese e-commerce giant is pitching to American entrepreneurs. Should Amazon worry?

In pictures: Paris Airshow 2017

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:31:32 GMT

While the F-35 has been one of the main attractions at the Paris Airshow, here we've also picked out some of the other highlights of this week's show.

The woman helping Mongolians die with dignity

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:40:08 GMT

Fifteen years ago there was no such thing as palliative care - care for the dying - in Mongolia. Now there is, thanks to Odontuya Davaasuren.

Why are countries laying claim to the deep-sea floor?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:00:47 GMT

The obscure and difficult to reach tracts of the seabed being claimed in the hope they contain mineral riches.

Jailed and ransomed in Libya: One man's story

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:48:04 GMT

Migrants are falling prey to criminal gangs in Libya - the BBC hears one man's horrific story.

The battle to save Mumbai's art deco buildings

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:37:33 GMT

Mumbai is believed to have the second highest number of art deco buildings after Miami.

Can cod comeback keep a Canadian fishery afloat?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:25:41 GMT

It's been 25 years since Canada declared a moratorium on northern cod. Is it ready for its return?

Five ways Trump's Washington is more secretive

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:25:47 GMT

The Trump White House has become more secretive, and its changing the attitude of Washington.

How yoga conquered the world

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:52:04 GMT

It's International Yoga Day, but why does the world love yoga?

British and Irish Lions: Warren Gatland wants to end 'trash talk'

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:34:00 GMT

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland wants to end the "trash talk" in the build-up to Saturday's first Test in New Zealand.

Women's World Cup 2017: Tournament guide and players to watch

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:42:38 GMT

Who are definitely going to cause an upset? Which England player is "fired up"? BBC Sport previews the Women's World Cup.

British and Irish Lions: Peter O'Mahony's amazing rise to tackle All Blacks

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:41:12 GMT

How Peter O'Mahony has gone from Ireland replacement to captaining the British and Irish Lions against New Zealand on Saturday.