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US vows 'strongest sanctions in history' on Iran

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The top US diplomat sets out new demands to Iran, which says the US is reverting to old "delusions".

Royal profiles give up little-known nuggets


As the Duchess of Sussex is welcomed into the Royal Family, we spotted these facts in their profiles.

Could North Korean defectors affect Trump summit?

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The defection of two North Koreans comes shortly before historic talks with the US. Could it have an impact?

Venezuela election: Fourteen ambassadors recalled after Maduro win

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Fourteen ambassadors are recalled and the US imposes new sanctions after Mr Maduro's re-election.

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Arsenal set to appoint former PSG boss Emery as new manager

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Arsenal are set to appoint former PSG and Sevilla boss Unai Emery as their new manager to replace Arsene Wenger.

Missing microbes 'cause' childhood cancer

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Early exposure to microbes may help protect children against a type of leukaemia, says a UK scientist.

US Justice Department expands probe to add 'campaign infiltration'

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The Department of Justice pledges to seek out any "political motivation" in its own investigation.


Barack and Michelle Obama to make TV and films for Netflix

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The power couple "will produce a diverse mix of content" for the streaming service.


Royal Wedding 2018: Harry and Meghan release official photos

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The whole bridal party join the newly-weds in three official photographs from their big day.


Iran mushroom poisoning: More than 800 sick from deadly fungi

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At least 11 die and 800 fall ill after eating the deadly fungi in the west of the country.


Japanese climber dies on eighth Everest attempt

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Nobukazu Kuriki had lost all but one finger due to frostbite in a previous climb.


Venezuela election: Maduro wins second term amid claims of vote rigging

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President Nicolás Maduro secures a new term in an election marred by claims of vote rigging.


Sante Fe school shooting: Suspect 'was rejected' by victim Shana Fisher

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Shana Fisher endured "months of problems" over the suspected killer's advances, her mother says.

What happens when lava meets the sea

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BBC correspondent Chris Buckler explains what happens when lava flow meets the sea.


Janet Jackson rails against abuse in awards speech

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"Women will no longer be controlled or abused," says the star as she accepts the Billboard Icon award.

'Emotional' Yates storms to Giro stage win as Froome loses more time

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Britain's Simon Yates rides to a brilliant solo win on stage 15 of the Giro d'Italia to extend his overall lead.


Can psychopaths learn empathy?


Their mindset is very different to that of others


UK turns blind eye to dirty Russian money, say MPs

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The City is being used as "a base for the corrupt assets" of President Putin's allies, MPs claim.

Jameela Jamil was told she was 'too ethnic' to make it in the US

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The British presenter-turned-actress talks about body image, equal pay and the #MeToo movement.

Why North Korea is destroying its nuclear test site

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Kim Jong-un's pledge is a step towards ending the nuclear programme but isn't 'denuclearisation'

Sunday, May 20

US and China halt imposing import tariffs

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No specific numbers are given, but the deal appears to have ended the imminent threat of a trade war.

Royal wedding 2018: Royal Family thanks public

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Meghan's stylist says she was 'calm and chatty' ahead of the event, which was watched by millions.

Royal wedding 2018: Moments you may have missed

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From Oprah's dressgate, to the unruly horse, her are some moments that may have been missed.

Cuba plane crash: Damojh company 'had safety complaints'

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Several prior complaints were made against the charter company behind a plane crash that killed 110.

Saturday, May 19

Some of the best of the royal wedding pictures

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A selection of photos from the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Royal wedding 2018: Prince Harry and Meghan married at Windsor

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Hundreds of guests watched the couple exchange vows in a ceremony featuring a gospel choir and an American preacher.

Santa Fe school shooting: Pakistan exchange student among victims

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Sabika Sheikh and teacher Cynthia Tisdale are among the first named school shooting victims.

Cuba plane crash leaves more than 100 dead

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Two days of national mourning are declared, after the crash near Havana left only three survivors.

Friday, May 18

Conte will shake Mourinho's hand despite previous bad blood between pair

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says he will shake Jose Mourinho's hand when his side face Manchester United in the FA Cup at Wembley.

Santa Fe school shooting: 10 dead and 10 wounded in Texas

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A 17-year-old student at the school is under arrest and has been charged with murder.

North Korea summit: Trump says deal with US will save Kim Jong-un

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The US president's remarks came after what North Korea saw as a threat to its leader's future.

Israel's Gaza response 'wholly disproportionate' - UN rights chief

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The UN rights chief sharply criticises Israel for killing Palestinians "caged in a toxic slum".

Thursday, May 17

DR Congo Ebola outbreak spreads to Mbandaka city

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At least 44 people are thought to have been infected and 23 deaths are being investigated.

Mum changes son's name after mistake in new tattoo

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A Swedish parent says next time she gets a tattoo, she's going to check the artist's work "10,000 times".

Royal wedding 2018: Meghan sad over dad's wedding absence

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Meghan Markle says her father needs space to focus on his health, as she confirms he will not be at her wedding to Prince Harry.

Stormy Daniels: Trump discloses payment to reimburse lawyer

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An ethics watchdog says Mr Trump should have revealed the payment, which he earlier denied, sooner.