An engineer told officials there were no safety concerns about the bridge hours before it collapsed.
It also closes the British Council in Russia - amid tensions over the nerve agent attack on an ex-spy.
Russia's counter-sanctions were handed to Britain's ambassador in Moscow Laurie Bristow.
More than 150,000 people have reportedly fled Afrin in northern Syria as Turkish forces close in.
Ireland thump England on St Patrick's Day to win only the third Grand Slam in their history in thrilling fashion.
On another important day at the bottom of the Premier League, Crystal Palace are the big winners as they beat Huddersfield.
Apricot, cherry and azalea blossom create a stunning landscape in south-west China.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan says Kevin Pietersen was the "best batsman I had the pleasure to play with".
Andrew McCabe had long been accused by President Trump of bias - claims he has strongly denied.
Safety advice is issued as police investigate the death of Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov.
As the Syrian government tightens its noose around the enclave, medical staff describe working in "hell on earth".
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken during the past week.
There are many routes to success and for a group of friends in India, it was the Ganges River.
Is the loss-making electric car firm's boss Elon Musk worth $2.6bn? Shareholders must decide.
Jose Mourinho concludes a remarkable news conference with references to "idiots", "idealists" and the "dictionary of life".
How dairy farmer turned racehorse trainer Colin Tizzard masterminded a Cheltenham Gold Cup win for Native River.
Video assistant referees will be used at this year's World Cup, after football's world governing body approves the technology.
UK police launch murder investigation after death of Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov in south-west London
Boris Johnson says Vladimir Putin is "overwhelmingly likely" to have ordered Salisbury attack on ex-spy.
Dozens reportedly die in bombardments as thousands flee parallel advances by Turkish and Syrian forces.
Multiple cars are crushed under the concrete, and the operation is moving from rescue to recovery.
The moves are an attempt to stop "nefarious attacks emanating from Russia", officials say.
Moscow says Theresa May's accusations over the case of a poisoned ex-spy are "insane".
The White House says the UK's expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats is a "just response" to an "abhorrent attack".
Monalisa Perez shot her boyfriend through a thick book, which failed to stop the bullet last June.
Britain gives them a week to leave and tells the UN Russia was to blame for a nerve agent attack on UK soil.
A Democrat declares a win after a cliffhanger vote in a district the president won by 20 points.
The British scientist who explained the Universe to millions died peacefully at home aged 76.
The secretary of state fired by Mr Trump warns of Russia's "troubling behaviour" as a parting shot.
Mr Tillerson is said to be "unaware of the reason", but Mr Trump says it came down to "chemistry".
Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia needs to see a sample or it will refuse to co-operate.
The CIA director and former Republican congressman is tipped to be the next US Secretary of State.
Sergei and Yulia Skripal were poisoned by Novichok nerve agents, the PM says. So what are they?
The airline blames Kathmandu air traffic control but authorities speak of an "unusual" landing.
The Greek Super League is indefinitely suspended after PAOK Salonika's president invades the pitch with a gun during a match.
Pyongyang has remained silent since the US agreed to participate in direct talks.
With just over a year to go before the UK is due to leave the EU, where does public opinion stand?