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Global ransomware attack causes turmoil

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Banks, retailers, energy firms and Kiev airport say they have been targeted by malware attacks.

Richard Hammond: I thought I was going to die

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TV host Richard Hammond recalls what went through his mind during a car crash earlier this month.

Passenger throws coins into plane engine for luck

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A superstitious elderly woman delayed a flight in Shanghai for hours after "praying for safety".

Queen's Speech: Labour to force vote on public pay cap


Jeremy Corbyn says his amendment to the Queen's Speech is a "test case" on opposition to austerity.

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Hillsborough disaster: Charges decision due

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Families of the 96 victims of the 1989 disaster will be told later what prosecutors have decided.


World Cup 'corruption' report: England friendly plan 'a form of bribery'

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Investigators looking into the bids to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were told plans to stage an England-Thailand friendly were "a form of bribery".


England women thrash Pakistan with record World Cup total - report & highlights

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Natalie Sciver and Heather Knight hit centuries as England amass a record 377-7 to brush past Pakistan in the Women's World Cup.


Charlie Gard parents lose European court appeal

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The European Court rejects a plea from the parents of Charlie Gard to intervene in his case.

England lose Euro U21 semi-final to Germany on penalties

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England are denied a place in the European Under-21 Championship final as they lose a gripping semi-final against Germany on penalties.


Nicola Sturgeon puts Scottish independence referendum bill on hold

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First minister puts her referendum plans temporarily on hold, but says one is still likely by 2021.


Syria chemical attack may be being prepared, US warns

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Syria is planning another chemical attack, the US says, warning it would pay a "heavy price".

British and Irish Lions: Warren Gatland did not want to 'devalue shirt'

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The controversy over the Lions call-ups influenced the decision not to bring them off the bench against the Hurricanes, says coach Warren Gatland.


Singhsbury's renamed Morrisinghs after Sainsbury's 'legal row'

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Morrisons says it "does not mind" about the new name of Jel Singh Nagra's shop.

Gossip: Man Utd ready to pay £40m for Roma midfielder


Manchester United willing to offer up to £40m for Nainggolan, Chelsea switch focus from Bonucci to Van Dijk, plus more.


Lions lose 14-point lead as Hurricanes draw classic

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Iain Henderson's yellow card proves costly as the Hurricanes claw back a 14-point deficit to draw with the British and Irish Lions in Wellington.

Couple's 'heritage' blocks them adopting

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A Sikh couple claim their skin colour was the main objection for the adoption agency.


Google hit with record $2.7bn EU fine

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The European Commission penalises the US tech giant for illegally favouring its own shopping service.


CCTV footage shows man hit by bus in Reading

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Simon Smith was knocked to the ground but amazingly suffered only minor injuries.

Over 1,700 patients at risk in 'colossal' NHS mail blunder

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Cancer test results, child protection notes and medication advice were among notes left to pile up in a warehouse.


Serena Williams: John McEnroe believes she would struggle on men's circuit

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Serena Williams disputes John McEnroe's claims that she would struggle to be in the world's top 700 if she was on the men's circuit.

Tuesday, Jun 27

Ghost train


Photographer John Sanderson captures the quiet moments between passing trains.

Monday, Jun 26

Grenfell Tower: Cladding firm ends global sales for tower blocks

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The cladding was used on Grenfell Tower, where at least 79 are feared to have died in a fire.

Conservatives agree pact with DUP to support May government

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The deal will see the DUP support Theresa May in Parliament and £1bn extra cash for Northern Ireland.

Politics latest: DUP deal within hours

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EU nationals living in the UK will get more detail later of what rights they can expect to have after Brexit. A 15-page document outlining plans for EU citizens to be granted "settled status" will be published as Theresa May addresses MPs…

John McDonnell: Grenfell victims 'murdered by political decisions'

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A minister accuses him of politicising the tragedy, as safety tests continue on hundreds of tower blocks.

Sunday, Jun 25

Hamilton calls Vettel a 'disgrace' after clash in Azerbaijan

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Lewis Hamilton calls title rival Sebastian Vettel "a disgrace" after the Ferrari driver drove into his Mercedes in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Malan stars on debut as England win T20 series

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England win the Twenty20 series against South Africa as debutant Dawid Malan hits a rapid 78 in a 19-run victory at Cardiff.

More UK high-rises fail fire safety tests

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Cladding on every high-rise building checked so far, across 25 council areas, has failed tests, government says.

Brexit: David Davis 'pretty sure' of free trade deal

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The Brexit secretary also backs Theresa May and agrees a leadership contest would be "catastrophic".

Saturday, Jun 24

Cladding fire tests failed by 34 blocks in 17 areas

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So far, 34 cladding samples from 17 areas have been sent to the government's laboratory - and every one has failed fire safety tests.

Lions outclassed by ruthless All Blacks

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New Zealand snuff out the British and Irish Lions' hopes of a shock win with a ruthless display in the first Test in Auckland.

The garden makeover that cost 3.5m euros


France's Chateau de Chambord reopens after a renovation that was 14 years in the making.

London towers evacuated over cladding

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People are urged to leave more than 700 flats in north-west London due to concerns over cladding, gas pipes, and fire doors.

Friday, Jun 23

Grenfell Tower: Fire started in Hotpoint fridge-freezer, say police

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Police say outside cladding and insulation failed safety tests, and manslaughter charges will be considered.

Brexit: EU leaders says UK offer could 'worsen situation'

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Donald Tusk says offer to EU nationals could "worsen the situation" as Theresa May defends her plan.

Finsbury Park attack: Cardiff man Darren Osborne charged

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Darren Osborne, 47, is charged with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder.

Brexit: May unveils 'fair and serious' offer on EU citizens

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Three million EU citizens in the UK would get the right to stay after Brexit, under PM's proposals.