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Thursday, June 22, 2017
A Middle Of The Road Viewpoint

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Brexit: EU citizens offered 'UK settled status' by PM May
They will be treated as UK citizens for healthcare, education benefits and pensions, says the UK PM.
Trump: I did not record ex-FBI chief James Comey
President Trump had earlier hinted he had secretly taped a sensitive conversation with James Comey.
Raqqa: The desperate fight for Islamic State group's 'capital'
The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse is one of the first reporters to reach the de-facto IS capital Raqqa.
US man 'gave top-secret information' to Chinese agent
Former US diplomatic officer Kevin Mallory could face life in prison under the Espionage Act.
Philando Castile: Girl, 4, calms mother in police car
New footage shows girl, four, trying to calm her mother after the shooting of Philando Castile.
Choi Soon-sil: South Korean ex-president's friend jailed
Choi Soon-sil has been sentenced to three years in prison over a case which brought down the president.
United States suspends all Brazilian meat imports
The US Department of Agriculture says it has recurring concerns about the safety of Brazilian meat.
Mexican president denies spying on journalists, lawyers and activists
Enrique Peña Nieto says his government did not use spyware against journalists, lawyers and activists.
Indian teen celebrates as Nasa sends satellite to space
The tiny satellite was designed by Rifath Sharrook, 18, and manufactured using a 3-D printer.
Two Bali jail fugitives captured in East Timor
East Timor police capture two foreigners who escaped from Bali's Kerobokan Prison by using a tunnel.
Grenfell Tower: Eleven high rises 'fail fire-risk tests'
Cladding on 600 high rises in England is tested, as Premier Inn admits concerns about three hotels.
Glastonbury 2017: Johnny Depp hints at Trump 'assassination'
"When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?" the star asks fans at Glastonbury.
Danger map reveals health threat zone
South America could be home to the next major threat to the world's health, researchers say.
Otto Warmbier: Funeral held for student jailed in N Korea
The death of the US student has raised tensions, with North Korea calling Donald Trump a psychopath.
Chagos legal status sent to international court by UN
The UK says a dispute over the islands with Mauritius is "clearly a matter" for the two countries.
Meet the dancing girls of India's 'folk opera'
The story of performers who are saving a traditional theatre art form in the age of smart-phones.
China's 'straddling bus' hits its final roadblock
It seemed like a vision of the future - but China's "straddling bus" is being scrapped for good.
Les Canadiennes: Women's ice hockey team left in the cold
They've won Olympic gold medals and league championships - but these top athletes still seek recognition.
7 days quiz: What caused a titter before the Queen's Speech?
7 days quiz: What one-liner was caused a titter before the Queen's Speech?
10 sports stars who became actors
Eric Cantona, Lewis Hamilton and eight more sports figures who have tried their hand at film roles.
Africa's week in pictures: 16-22 June 2017
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Pesto excluded from liquid ban by Italian airport
Genoa airport in northern Italy now allows pesto in hand luggage in exchange for a charity donation.
California earthquake alarm sounded - 92 years late
US geologists apologise for issuing warning about a massive earthquake - that struck in 1925.
Film exposes London's underworld of forced prostitution
The suicide of a young Chinese woman forced into prostitution inspired a film on the hidden lives of London.
Toxic family feud as Germany mourns unifier Kohl
As Germany's political elite grieves unity chancellor Helmut Kohl, a private war divides his family.
Will we ever know what happened to Otto Warmbier?
The secret of how a healthy young American ended up in a coma in a North Korean jail may have gone with him to the grave.
Ebola virus burial teams 'saved thousands of lives'
A key part of reducing the number of Ebola deaths was ensuring safe burials, research says.
Glastonbury: All you need to know about headliners Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters and Radiohead talk to the BBC ahead of their headline sets at Worthy Farm.
Hong Kong couple win right to bury miscarried son
They can now collect the 15-week-old foetus from a hospital and carry out a proper burial.
Why a Ugandan farmer gave land to a refugee
How a 61-year-old farmer embodies Uganda's welcoming attitude to South Sudanese refugees.
'I lost my eye': How insurance saved one man from debt
About two billion people have no insurance, but "pay-by-mobile" policies are growing in popularity.
England U21 3-0 Poland U21
England reach the semi-finals of a European Under-21 Championship for the first time since 2009 by comfortably beating 10-man Poland.
Mohamed Salah: Liverpool sign Roma's former Chelsea winger for £34m
Liverpool complete the 39m euro (£34m) signing of Roma's former Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah, who joins on a five-year deal.
Johanna Konta loses to Coco Vandeweghe in straight sets at the Aegon Classic
British number one Johanna Konta is knocked out of the Aegon Classic in the second round by American Coco Vandeweghe.
Azerbaijan GP: Fernando Alonso & Stoffel Vandoorne to start at back of grid
McLaren's Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne will start Sunday's Azerbaijan Grand Prix from the back of the grid.
India's share of ICC global revenues adjusted after initial vote
India will get almost a quarter of the total cash handed out by the ICC after challenging attempts to reduce their share.
Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor: Can Crumlin ABC spirit claim Las Vegas bout?
Conor McGregor's career began at Crumlin ABC but BBC Radio 5 live asks if a puncher's chance is enough to shock the world?

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