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Miami bridge: Meeting over crack held hours before collapse

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An engineer told officials there were no safety concerns about the bridge hours before it collapsed.

Russia spy poisoning: 23 UK diplomats expelled from Moscow

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It also closes the British Council in Russia - amid tensions over the nerve agent attack on an ex-spy.

UK to Russia: 'We will always defend ourselves'

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Russia's counter-sanctions were handed to Britain's ambassador in Moscow Laurie Bristow.

Syria war: 'Civilians killed' as thousands flee Turkish air strikes

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More than 150,000 people have reportedly fled Afrin in northern Syria as Turkish forces close in.

Top Stories in last day


Six Nations: Ireland beat England 24-15 to win Grand Slam

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Ireland thump England on St Patrick's Day to win only the third Grand Slam in their history in thrilling fashion.

Premier League round up: Palace out of bottom three, West Brom lose again

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On another important day at the bottom of the Premier League, Crystal Palace are the big winners as they beat Huddersfield.


Blossom in south-west China captured by drone

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Apricot, cherry and azalea blossom create a stunning landscape in south-west China.


Kevin Pietersen: Michael Vaughan praises 'retiring' ex-England team-mate

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Former England captain Michael Vaughan says Kevin Pietersen was the "best batsman I had the pleasure to play with".


FBI ex-deputy director Andrew McCabe sacked days before retirement

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Andrew McCabe had long been accused by President Trump of bias - claims he has strongly denied.


UK police issues warning to Russia exiles

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Safety advice is issued as police investigate the death of Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov.


In Syria's Eastern Ghouta a doctor's battle: 'We will stay until the end'

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As the Syrian government tightens its noose around the enclave, medical staff describe working in "hell on earth".

Week in pictures


A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken during the past week.

The Indians who used kayaking to transform their lives


There are many routes to success and for a group of friends in India, it was the Ganges River.


Tesla boss in line for mega-pay deal

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Is the loss-making electric car firm's boss Elon Musk worth $2.6bn? Shareholders must decide.

Watch Mourinho's extraordinary news conference - part II

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Jose Mourinho concludes a remarkable news conference with references to "idiots", "idealists" and the "dictionary of life".


How a former dairy farmer gave Cheltenham a gold-top finish

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How dairy farmer turned racehorse trainer Colin Tizzard masterminded a Cheltenham Gold Cup win for Native River.

Video assistant referees agreed for World Cup

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Video assistant referees will be used at this year's World Cup, after football's world governing body approves the technology.

Friday, Mar 16

Russian Nikolai Glushkov's London death now a murder inquiry

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UK police launch murder investigation after death of Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov in south-west London

Putin blamed for attack on ex-spy Skripal

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Boris Johnson says Vladimir Putin is "overwhelmingly likely" to have ordered Salisbury attack on ex-spy.

Syria war: Thousands flee offensives in Afrin and Ghouta

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Dozens reportedly die in bombardments as thousands flee parallel advances by Turkish and Syrian forces.

At least six dead in Florida university bridge collapse

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Multiple cars are crushed under the concrete, and the operation is moving from rescue to recovery.

Thursday, Mar 15

US punishes 19 Russians over vote meddling and cyber-attacks

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The moves are an attempt to stop "nefarious attacks emanating from Russia", officials say.

Russian spy: Moscow vows swift response on expulsions

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Moscow says Theresa May's accusations over the case of a poisoned ex-spy are "insane".

Russian spy: White House backs UK decision to expel diplomats

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The White House says the UK's expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats is a "just response" to an "abhorrent attack".

YouTube prankster jailed for shooting boyfriend dead

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Monalisa Perez shot her boyfriend through a thick book, which failed to stop the bullet last June.

Wednesday, Mar 14

Russian spy: UK to expel 23 Russian diplomats

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Britain gives them a week to leave and tells the UN Russia was to blame for a nerve agent attack on UK soil.

Democrat Conor Lamb claims victory in Pennsylvania election

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A Democrat declares a win after a cliffhanger vote in a district the president won by 20 points.

Stephen Hawking: Visionary physicist dies aged 76

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The British scientist who explained the Universe to millions died peacefully at home aged 76.

Rex Tillerson: Secretary of state fired by Trump in Russia warning

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The secretary of state fired by Mr Trump warns of Russia's "troubling behaviour" as a parting shot.

Tuesday, Mar 13

Trump fires Rex Tillerson as secretary of state

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Mr Tillerson is said to be "unaware of the reason", but Mr Trump says it came down to "chemistry".

Russian spy: Russia demands nerve agent sample from UK

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Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia needs to see a sample or it will refuse to co-operate.

Pompeo: A Trump loyalist

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The CIA director and former Republican congressman is tipped to be the next US Secretary of State.

What we know of Russian nerve agent Novichok

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Sergei and Yulia Skripal were poisoned by Novichok nerve agents, the PM says. So what are they?

Monday, Mar 12

Nepal air crash: 49 dead as plane veers off Kathmandu runway

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The airline blames Kathmandu air traffic control but authorities speak of an "unusual" landing.

Greek league halted over gun on pitch row

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The Greek Super League is indefinitely suspended after PAOK Salonika's president invades the pitch with a gun during a match.

'No response' yet from North Korea on talks with the US

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Pyongyang has remained silent since the US agreed to participate in direct talks.

Crunching the numbers


With just over a year to go before the UK is due to leave the EU, where does public opinion stand?