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New diesel and petrol vehicles to be banned from 2040 in UK

Ministers will unveil a £255m fund to help councils introduce steps to deal with vehicle pollution.

US moves one step closer to imposing fresh Russia sanctions

The legislation will sharply limit the president's ability to ease Russia sanctions in the future.

Charlie Gard: Judge to decide where baby's life will end

Baby's parents want him allowed home, but hospital bosses say a hospice would be a better place.

Brexit: Johnson, Davis and Fox push agenda on three continents

Boris Johnson, Liam Fox and David Davis will set out the UK's agenda in Australia, Mexico and Germany.

IS wives: Why I joined the 'caliphate' in Raqqa

The BBC's Shaimaa Khalil speaks to wives of IS fighters, now held by Kurdish-led forces near Raqqa.

Acid attack suspected as men targeted in Bethnal Green

The two teenagers flagged down police in east London after an unknown liquid was thrown at them.

Switzerland chainsaw attack: Suspect arrested in Thalwil

Police arrest a man suspected of a chainsaw rampage that left five injured, after a two-day manhunt.

Cities in England's north pressing for more money

Councils say they are concerned ministers have become less committed to the Northern Powerhouse.

US Navy fires warning shots at Iranian ship

The US Navy releases footage of a patrol ship firing warning shots at an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps boat on Tuesday.

Cardinal Pell will plead not guilty, his lawyer confirms

The Vatican treasurer denies all accusations of sexual assault against him, a court hears.

Obamacare: US senators vote in favour of debating repeal

Efforts to repeal and replace the flagship health policy of President Obama pass their first hurdle.

Widow rescued after week in US wilderness

Sajean Geer wanted to scatter her late husband's ashes in Olympic National Park, but got lost.

Sperm count drop 'could make humans extinct'

Sperm counts in men from North America, Europe and Australia halve in less than 40 years, research warns.

The Papers: 'End of the diesel and petrol car'

News that sales of new diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned from 2040 dominates the front pages.

Gay and persecuted: One man's tragic story

Jailed for being homosexual, Keith Biddlecombe talks about how it changed his life

On a mission to Mars (with Hawaii stopover)

Researchers living near the active Hawaiian Volcano Mauna Loa are simulating what it's like to "live" on Mars.

'Chess makes me feel less angry'

Children from Sacred Heart school say the game helps them feel less angry and more prepared for lessons.

Ghana's dancing pallbearers bring funeral joy

Pallbearers are lifting the mood in Ghana with flamboyant coffin-carrying displays.

Cerebral palsy football: My disabled son deserves to play

Jude is nine years old and was born with cerebral palsy. His father started a football club in Stoke-on-Trent so Jude could play with kids like him.

How to holiday like a prime minister

Point at fish or get a street named after you to recreate these prime ministerial summer holidays.

China opens panda-shaped solar power plant

It's hoped the unusual shaped plant will power over 10,000 households annually.

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Letter from Africa: Freed Boko Haram 'wives' return to captors

In our series of letters from African journalists, Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani considers why women abducted by Boko Haram and then released would choose to return to their captors.

Lana Del Rey: 'I got jolted into the real world'

The star explains how 'being bombarded by news' made her latest album more political.

What makes this Kate Spade bag unusual?

Why a high-end fashion brand chose a land-locked country in Africa to make some of its handbags.

Detroit recalls five days of violent unrest a half century later

Fifty years after state and federal troops descended on Detroit to quell the unrest, locals recall the deep scars left behind.

Jodie Whittaker on her other doctor role in Trust Me

Jodie Whittaker stars in Trust Me as a nurse who pretends to be an doctor working in A&E.

Inside a US/UK trade deal

How would the UK benefit from a trade deal with the US and is it likely to happen?

The top roles women have never had

Who could follow Doctor Who, the Met Police and the UK Supreme Court in handing the top job to a woman?

Adam Peaty sets second 50m breaststroke world record in day

Britain's Adam Peaty sets a 50m breaststroke world record for the second time in a day, becoming the first person to break the 26-second mark.

Daniel Levy: Spurs chairman says Premier League transfer spending unsustainable

Chairman Daniel Levy defends Tottenham's lack of transfer activity and says it is "impossible" for other clubs to maintain their spending.

Diego Maradona backs video referees despite 'Hand of God' goal

Diego Maradona backs the use of video assistant referees despite accepting his infamous 'Hand of God' goal would not have stood.

Women's Rugby World Cup 2017: 'Deep concern' over end of England contracts

The Rugby Football Union should reconsider its decision not to renew the contracts of England's women XV players, says the shadow sports minister.

Adam Peaty breaks 50m breaststroke world record twice in one day

Britain's Adam Peaty breaks the 26-second mark to set a 50m breaststroke world record for the second time in the same day.

Jose Mourinho says Manchester United 'better equipped' for title bid

Man Utd can challenge in the Premier League but must get "much better" to compete for the Champions League, Jose Mourinho tells BBC Sport.

Ulster's Jackson and Olding face rape prosecution

Both Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding deny all allegations against them.

Hiding out among the net's criminal class

Researchers who rub shoulders with cyber thieves talk about how they profile the gangs and scams.

Ransomware spike blamed on easy-to-use malware builders

Experts blame a spike in ransomware on user-friendly versions that are free to download.

How long until Ukraine is hacked again?

A month on from the NotPetya attack, many in Ukraine are ready for further cyber-strikes.

How facial recognition could replace train tickets

A system designed to replace the need for tickets on trains is being tested in the UK.

Shoddy data-stripping exposes firms' to hack attacks

User names, employee IDs and unique identifiers are found in a survey of data on corporate websites



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