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Venezuela election: Maduro wins poll marred by claims of vote rigging
Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro wins reelection in poll marred by claims of vote rigging.
US Department of Justice to probe Trump campaign 'infiltration'
The Department of Justice will investigate whether the FBI spied on Donald Trump's election campaign.
Texas school shooting: Arm teachers to stop gunmen, official says
"Four or five guns to one" could stop gunmen from killing students, he says after a school shooting.
UK turns blind eye to dirty Russian money, say MPs
The City is being used as "a base for the corrupt assets" of President Putin's allies, says a report.
Gender inequality: Stars tell world leaders poverty is sexist
Lena Dunham, Oprah Winfrey and others say leaders are "on notice" to use their power for women.
Royal Wedding 2018: Eagle-eyed viewers spot 'naughty' horse
During the royal couple's procession through Windsor, viewers spotted a horse galloping off-track.
Hawaii volcano: Man hit by lava in first serious Kilauea injury
A man suffers serious leg injuries as Hawaii continues to battle the eruption of the Kilauea volcano.
US and China halt imposing import tariffs
No specific numbers are given, but the deal appears to have ended the imminent threat of a trade war.
Cuba plane crash: Damojh company 'had safety complaints'
Several prior complaints were made against the charter company behind a plane crash that killed 110.
Nadal world number one after Italian win
Rafael Nadal survives a stunning fightback from world number three Alexander Zverev to win an eighth Italian Open.
Chelsea owner Abramovich experiences UK visa renewal 'delay'
A source close to the Chelsea owner says the renewal process is taking "a little longer than usual".
Syria war: IS militants 'leave Damascus suburbs'
Activists say there has been an evacuation but Syrian officials deny any ceasefire deal.
First baby in 12 years born on remote Brazil island
Births are banned on the remote island and the mother says she did not know she was pregnant.
The 'day spa' for pregnant sharks
Visit the 'day spa' where pregnant dusky sharks treat themselves to a warm bath
Iceland PM on equal pay: It doesn't just happen by sitting and waiting
Iceland is the first country to force firms to prove they pay all employees the same.
Royal wedding 2018: In pictures
A selection of photos from the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
A dog that transformed a 104-year-old's life
Milt Lessner has "always had dogs" - and he's 104 years old. So are dogs the secret to longevity?
Mental Health Awareness Week: 'My camera helped me beat anxiety'
A photographer's portraits of strangers helped him to overcome his mental health problems.
Royal Wedding 2018: The bridesmaids and pageboys
Royal Wedding 2018: The bridesmaids and pageboys
Santa Fe High School shooting: Who are the victims?
More about the two substitute teachers and eight students who were killed on Friday.
Pepe's story: How I survived Spanish flu
José Ameal is believed to be the oldest Spanish survivor of the pandemic which followed World War I.
Ben Makuch of Vice takes on police in Supreme Court
Vice's Ben Makuch is fighting an order to hand communications with a terror suspect over to police.
How we will know if North Korea really 'denuclearises'
North Korea is poised to dismantle a nuclear test site, but is it going far enough?
'I found my call in life at that airport'
The language classes multi-millionaire who started out in business doing telesales via a public phone at an airport.
Jameela Jamil was told she was 'too ethnic' to make it in the US
The British presenter-turned-actress talks about body image, equal pay and the #MeToo movement.
US weighs plans to curb Chinese investment
Washington is worried about Chinese investors. Is the rest of America?
Death of Hitler: How the world found out from the BBC
Karl Lehmann was working for BBC Monitoring when he heard German radio announcing the Nazi leader's death.
Giro d'Italia: Simon Yates extends lead with fine solo win on stage 15
Britain's Simon Yates rides to a brilliant solo win on stage 15 of the Giro d'Italia to extend his overall lead.
Manchester United: Nemanja Matic says club needs to sign 'experienced players'
Manchester United need to sign players with "experience" this summer, says midfielder Nemanja Matic.
Partick Thistle 0-1 Livingston (agg 1-3)
Livingston complete an aggregate victory in the Premiership play-off final to secure promotion and relegate Partick Thistle.
Mo Farah wins Great Manchester Run ahead of Moses Kipsiro
Britain's Mo Farah wins his first Great Manchester Run after outsprinting Ugandan Moses Kipsiro at the end of the 10km race.
Tyson Fury will fight Sefer Seferi when he makes his boxing comeback on 9 June
Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will fight Albania's Sefer Seferi when he makes his boxing comeback on 9 June.
Antonio Conte: What will happen to the Chelsea manager?
BBC Sport looks back at one of the main talking points from the FA Cup final - will Chelsea manager Antonio Conte stay at the club?
How the world watched the royal wedding
From Meghan's old school to ex-pats in Spain, millions of people were doing the same thing on Saturday.
Royal wedding 2018: Moments you may have missed
From Oprah's dressgate, to the unruly horse, her are some moments that may have been missed.
Royal wedding: Who wore what on Harry and Meghan's big day?
Our pick of the outfits guests wore to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
'There's power in love': Bishop Curry's sermon
American Bishop Michael Curry captures the world's attention with a rousing sermon.
Meghan's dress in detail
Meghan Markle's wedding dress is designed by Givenchy artistic director Clare Waight Keller
Royal wedding 2018: Inside glam US viewing party... at 6:45am
About 200 Americans rose very early to watch the wedding at a glitzy bash in Washington.
Royal wedding 2018: Highlights from Harry and Meghan's wedding
The couple exchanged vows and rings before the Queen and 600 guests at St George's Chapel.
Royal wedding 2018: Prince Harry lifts Meghan's veil
The couple share a smile and take hands during their wedding ceremony in St George's Chapel.
Royal wedding 2018: What is bowl food?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are serving their 600 guests a stand-up menu of canapés and bowl food.
The Mulroneys, Meghan Markle and her life among Toronto 'royalty'
Five things that the actress's life in Toronto tells us about the new royal.
Royal wedding questions the Brits won't ask
A prince has married an American actress. These are the questions the rest of the world wants to ask.
Does LeBron James really have a photographic memory?
Basketball player LeBron James has astounded fans with his memory - here's his total recall secret.
Xbox Adaptive Controller a 'first' for disabled gamers
Newsbeat's been given exclusive access to Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller, a 'first' for disabled gamers.
Who could follow The Avengers?
We take a look at which Marvel characters Disney could bring to movie screens after Avengers 4.
Would you pay your ex a 'break-up fee'?
Some Chinese couples go beyond handing back a box of stuff and put a cash price on the end of love.
The innocent kids growing up behind bars
Some of these children have never even seen life outside prison but one woman is trying to help.

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