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June 04, 2018
Child passive smoking 'increases chronic lung risk'

Child passive smoking 'increases chronic lung risk'

A study shows higher risk of fatal lung disease in adults exposed to cigarette smoke in childhood.

Westminster car crash: Man charged with attempted murder

Westminster car crash: Man charged with attempted murder

Salih Khater will appear in court charged with the attempted murder of pedestrians and police.

Brexit vote campaign gets £1m from Superdry co-founder

Brexit vote campaign gets £1m from Superdry co-founder

Multi-millionaire tycoon says he donated because "we have a genuine chance to turn this around".

Brexit: Government to publish no-deal advice on Thursday

Brexit: Government to publish no-deal advice on Thursday

Dominic Raab says the technical notices are necessary to "mitigate the risks" of a no-deal Brexit.

Kofi Annan death: World leaders honour former UN chief

Kofi Annan death: World leaders honour former UN chief

Leaders honour Kofi Annan, the first black African to become UN secretary-general, who died aged 80.

Kerala floods: Eyewitness accounts from BBC reporters

Kerala floods: Eyewitness accounts from BBC reporters

As southern India braces for more rain, BBC reporters in Kerala see the devastating impact of floods.

Egypt internet: Sisi ratifies law tightening control over websites

Egypt internet: Sisi ratifies law tightening control over websites

New laws means websites can be blocked if deemed a security threat, but critics say they crush dissent.

Ecuador tightens entry rules for Venezuelan migrants

Ecuador tightens entry rules for Venezuelan migrants

Thousands fleeing Venezuela's economic crisis are blocked as they try to cross from Colombia.

Legal challenge to new Irish police boss

Legal challenge to new Irish police boss

A relative of a woman killed in the 1971 McGurk's Bar bombing says Drew Harris "lacks independence".

Prize for 'unconventional' royal biography

Prize for 'unconventional' royal biography

Satirist and journalist Craig Brown's work on Princess Margaret takes the UK's oldest literary award.

Woman killed and three injured in Anglesey crash

Woman killed and three injured in Anglesey crash

She died at the scene while a man was seriously injured and another woman and child had minor injuries.

Former Conservative MP Sir Peter Tapsell dies aged 88

Former Conservative MP Sir Peter Tapsell dies aged 88

Sir Peter Tapsell, who served as a Conservative MP during seven different decades, has died.

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder face off in ring after Briton beats Francesco Pianeta

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder face off in ring after Briton beats Francesco Pianeta

Tyson Fury says he will knock out world champion Deontay Wilder as their bout is confirmed after his win over Francesco Pianeta.

Newspaper headlines: People's Vote 'boost' and '100' Tory rebels

Newspaper headlines: People's Vote 'boost' and '100' Tory rebels

Sunday's papers feature a record donation to the People's Vote campaign and a Conservative rebellion.

The first humanist lead chaplain in the NHS

The first humanist lead chaplain in the NHS

Lindsay van Dijk is the first humanist lead chaplain in the NHS.

The man who keeps suing Hong Kong

The man who keeps suing Hong Kong

Pensioner Kwok Cheuk-kin has taken the Hong Kong government to court more than 30 times over the last decade and has won just one case.

OCD: It's not just about washing your hands

OCD: It's not just about washing your hands

Three young women talk frankly about living with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

#BlackLove: What Twitter hashtag really means

#BlackLove: What Twitter hashtag really means

#BlackLove started as a way for people to share positive images of black couples - we meet one of them.

Your pictures: Coffee time

Your pictures: Coffee time

Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "coffee time".

A modern day sea monster?

A modern day sea monster?

A massive carcass has washed up on the shores of eastern Russia and locals are trying to work out what it is.

Islam and the Olympics with fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad

Islam and the Olympics with fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad

Ibtihaj Muhammad won bronze for Team Sabre at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

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The French connection: How Catalonia got its ballot papers

The French connection: How Catalonia got its ballot papers

Tracking down those who helped Catalonia hold an independence vote ruled illegal by Spain last year.

End of Greek bailouts offers little hope to young

End of Greek bailouts offers little hope to young

Politicians hail the end of Greece's emergency credit, but ordinary Greeks see little change.

'We are real': Saudi feminists launch online radio

'We are real': Saudi feminists launch online radio

Female activists turn to internet broadcasts to seek more rights for women in Saudi Arabia.

The comedian who really doesn't want to die on stage

The comedian who really doesn't want to die on stage

Comedian Rebecca Shorrocks has a serious heart condition, which could put her at risk on stage.

Obituary: Bui Tin, the reporter who changed his country's fate

Obituary: Bui Tin, the reporter who changed his country's fate

Bui Tin had a front-row seat as Vietnam changed. But his name went on to be erased from history.

'People no longer go into antiques shops'

'People no longer go into antiques shops'

How the internet is changing the UK's antiques trade and widening the auctions market.

Kofi Annan: Former UN chief and Nobel Peace Prize laureate

Kofi Annan: Former UN chief and Nobel Peace Prize laureate

The former UN Secretary General was the first black African to lead the international body.

Crazy Rich Asians: The film burdened with 'crazy' Asian expectations

Crazy Rich Asians: The film burdened with 'crazy' Asian expectations

Like the proverbial "tiger mum", many Asians have huge expectations for the Hollywood film.

100 Women: The artist redrawing 'sexist' comic book covers

100 Women: The artist redrawing 'sexist' comic book covers

An artist in India is challenging sexist drawings of women in comic books, by reimaging male heroes.

Jose Mourinho: Man Utd manager says Man City 'cannot buy class'

Jose Mourinho: Man Utd manager says Man City 'cannot buy class'

Manchester City are a "rich club" but "cannot buy class", says Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.

England v India: Virat Kohli hits 97 on opening day of third Test

England v India: Virat Kohli hits 97 on opening day of third Test

Virat Kohli's 97 lays the foundations for India's 307-6 on a hard-fought opening day of the third Test against England at Trent Bridge.

Cristiano Ronaldo makes winning start as Juventus beat Chievo 3-2

Cristiano Ronaldo makes winning start as Juventus beat Chievo 3-2

Cristiano Ronaldo makes a winning start to his Juventus career as they come from behind to beat Chievo 3-2 in a dramatic Serie A opener.

Birmingham Grand Prix: Dina Asher-Smith finishes second in women's 200m

Birmingham Grand Prix: Dina Asher-Smith finishes second in women's 200m

Dina Asher-Smith could not continue her winning form from the European Championships, finishing second in the 200m at the Birmingham Grand Prix.

Chelsea 3-2 Arsenal: Marcos Alonso scores late to give Chelsea victory

Chelsea 3-2 Arsenal: Marcos Alonso scores late to give Chelsea victory

Marcos Alonso's late strike settles a chaotic classic in Chelsea's favour after Arsenal fight back from 2-0 down and threaten to earn a point.

World Para-swimming European Championships: GB's Tully Kearney wins gold in Dublin

World Para-swimming European Championships: GB's Tully Kearney wins gold in Dublin

Tully Kearney said she went through the pain barrier to win gold in the S5 100m freestyle at the World Para-swimming European Championships in Dublin.

England v India: Alastair Cook's catch dismisses Ajinkya Rahane

England v India: Alastair Cook's catch dismisses Ajinkya Rahane

England's Alastair Cook takes "an absolute blinder" of a catch at first slip to dismiss India's Ajinkya Rahane for 81 during day one of the third Test at Trent Bridge.

Sussex woman stalked by husband impersonating ex-boyfriend

Sussex woman stalked by husband impersonating ex-boyfriend

Amanda Playle was terrorised by her own husband who pretended to be her ex-boyfriend.

How smallpox claimed its final victim

How smallpox claimed its final victim

How did British medical worker Janet Parker become the world's last victim of smallpox?

Beaches 'spoiled': Should rock stacking be banned?

Beaches 'spoiled': Should rock stacking be banned?

Critics of the practice say the trend for piling up stones on beaches is ruining the environment.

Sir William Nicholson painting bought for £165k is 'fake'

Sir William Nicholson painting bought for £165k is 'fake'

The still life, thought to be by artist Sir William Nicholson, failed to convince a leading expert.

BBC presenter Rachael Bland in 'race' to finish memoir

BBC presenter Rachael Bland in 'race' to finish memoir

Rachael Bland, who has incurable cancer, has been writing a book of memories for her son, Freddie.

Charlottesville remembered: 'A battle for the soul of America'

Charlottesville remembered: 'A battle for the soul of America'

Last summer the far-right descended on Charlottesville. We revisited that weekend with those involved.