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Cautious welcome for Theresa May's Brexit proposals for EU citizens

Theresa May has won a guarded welcome from fellow European leaders for proposals which could see three million EU citizens win the right to stay on in Britain after Brexit.

Closing down Al-Jazeera among list of demands by Arab countries to end Qatar crisis

Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar have issued a steep list of demands to end the crisis.

Bill Cosby planning lecture tour to educate young people on misbehaviour

Bill Cosby will organise a series of lectures to help educate young people about problems their misbehaviour could create and other issues, a spokesman for the entertainer said.

Obamacare replacement bill runs into trouble as four Republicans oppose it

Senate Republicans have released their long-awaited bill to dismantle much of Barack Obama's healthcare law but ran into trouble as four GOP senators said they opposed it.

May: No EU national will be forced out of UK when Brexit happens

European Council president Donald Tusk has said members will decide in November where EU agencies now based in Britain will be relocated.

Corbyn: Each Grenfell Tower death 'could and should have been avoided'

Downing Street has since confirmed that 11 blocks of flats in eight local authority areas in England have been found to have flammable facades.

Donald Trump: I have no tapes of Comey meetings

"Lordy, I hope there are tapes," Mr Comey declared at a congressional hearing.

Woman awarded damages against airline after being asked to move seats at man’s request

An advocacy group representing an 83-year-old Holocaust survivor suing Israel’s national airline for discrimination said it has won the case.

Combustible cladding 'found on 7 high-rise buildings across England'

Combustible cladding has been found on seven high-rise blocks of flats in four local authority areas in England, Downing Street has said.

Donald Trump disputes opinions of 17 US intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in election

President Donald Trump has appeared to cast doubt on the assessment of 17 US intelligence agencies that blame Russia for election meddling, questioning why the Obama administration did not try to stop it.

Senate Republicans unveil bill to replace Obamacare

Senate Republicans have released their long-awaited bill to dismantle much of Barack Obama's healthcare law.

Church of England abuse review finds officials colluded with bishop who carried out abuse

Former archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has been asked to step down as an honorary assistant bishop in Oxford after a damning review found that senior Church of England officials colluded with a bishop who abused young men.

Champs-Elysees attacker 'had pledged allegiance to IS'

A man who was killed when he drove a car packed with arms and explosives into a police convoy in Paris had pledged allegiance to the leader of Islamic State, a French prosecutor said.

Suicide bomb near Afghan bank kills at least 29 people collecting wages ahead of Muslim holiday

A suicide car bomb has exploded at a bank in Afghanistan's Helmand province as troops and government workers waited to collect their pay ahead of a major Muslim holiday, killing at least 29 people.

Dispute over house where Hitler was born goes to court

A lawyer for the owner of the Austrian house where Adolf Hitler was born is disputing the government's right to take possession of the property at the country's highest court.

Completely fine to call the DUP 'dinosaurs' in UK parliament, speaker rules

Caroline Lucas did so and received a complaint.

French blogger 'killed by exploding whipped cream canister'

The death of a fashion blogger reportedly hit by an exploding whipped cream canister is being investigated by French authorities.

Latest: Footage shows Theresa May being booed after meeting with Grenfell Tower residents

Latest: Theresa May has endured another difficult reception following her latest visit to meet residents of Grenfell Tower.

Donald Trump: Mexico will have less to pay if border wall has solar panels

President Donald Trump has said his planned wall on the Mexican border could feature solar panels.

'Two jurors blocked Bill Cosby conviction'

Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial ended in a hung jury because two members refused to convict the 79-year-old after 52 hours of deliberations, one juror has said.

Terrorism investigation begins after man stabs police officer at US airport

A Canadian man shouted in Arabic before stabbing a police officer in the neck at a Michigan airport.

Council chief resigns amid Grenfell Tower criticism

The chief executive of Kensington and Chelsea council has quit after a barrage of criticism for its response to the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.

'Shocking' plastic surgery games for children must go from internet, experts say

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics urged app stores to clamp down on these games.

Three in hospital after crane collapses in the UK

A man has been airlifted to hospital after a crane collapsed in Crewe, trapping three people underneath.

Islamic State group blows up al-Nuri mosque in Mosul

The Islamic State group destroyed the al-Nuri mosque in Mosul and the famous leaning minaret when fighters detonated explosives inside the structures, Iraq's Ministry of Defence has said.

'They're not missing, they're dead,' locals claim Grenfell death toll 'in the hundreds'

An angry mother-of-two has claimed she has not heard from 20 friends since the Grenfell Tower disaster, including a five-year-old boy.

It's official! The hunt for gravitational waves is heading to space

Made up of three satellites, ESA's Lisa is set to launch in 2034.

Authorities looking at terrorism in Michigan airport stabbing

The FBI is looking at terrorism as a possible motive in the stabbing of an officer at the Flint, Michigan, airport.

Jo Cox to be honoured with parliament coat of arms unveiled by her children

A coat of arms to honour MP Jo Cox will be unveiled in Parliament by her two children, following the first anniversary of her death.

Married couple named as latest Grenfell Tower victims

A married couple have been named as the latest victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster as inquests were opened into the deaths of five people killed in the fire.

'Day of Rage' protestors sing Jeremy Corbyn's name while calling for Theresa May to resign

Organisers behind a "Day of Rage" protest have been accused of hijacking the Grenfell Tower disaster for political purposes.

Belgium tightens security following failed Brussles bombing

Belgium has tightened security to counter fears that lone attackers could strike anywhere and at any time.

Prime Minister apologises for local and national government failures following Grenfell Tower fire

Theresa May has apologised for the failures by local and national government in responding to the Grenfell Tower fire.

Gunman who shot US politician Steve Scalise at baseball practice acted alone, says FBI

A gunman acted alone when he shot and wounded a top US Republican politician and four other people on a baseball field in northern Virginia, the FBI has said.

Grenfell Tower fire survivors to be rehomed in new upmarket development

Grenfell Tower fire survivors are to be rehomed in a housing development where prices start at more than £1.5 million, the Government has announced.

Dozens treated by paramedics on Glastonbury's hottest day

Dozens of people have been treated by paramedics on the hottest ever day of Glastonbury Festival.

Portugal close to containing wildfire that killed 64 people

Portugal is close to containing the wildfire that killed 64 people last weekend, authorities said.

Dutch bike lock will block cyclists' phones to stop phone use while cycling

A Dutch telecoms company has teamed up with the country's traffic safety authority to develop a bicycle lock that also blocks its mobile network in a bid to protect youngsters who regularly cycle through busy streets while looking at their phone.

Grenfell tower charity accuses Day of Rage activists of 'hijacking' disaster

Organisers behind a "Day of Rage" protest in the UK have been accused of hijacking the Grenfell Tower disaster for political purposes.

Brexit and terrorism dominate Queen's speech in British parliament

Theresa May has torn up much of the Conservative manifesto to deliver a legislative timetable for the next two years dominated by preparations for Brexit.

Donald Tusk's son questioned amid Polish financial scam probe

The son of the European Council president is being questioned by Poland's parliamentary commission as part of an investigation into one of the country's biggest financial scams.

Saudi king upends royal succession and names son as first heir

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, removing the country's counter-terrorism chief from the royal line of succession.

Police kill terror suspect after blast at Brussels train station

Belgian authorities say they have foiled a terror attack after soldiers shot dead a suspect following a small explosion at a busy Brussels train station.

UK police Taser man after attack at London mosque

A man has been Tasered after attacking people at a London mosque, the Metropolitan Police said.

Portrait of woman breastfeeding her daughter wins £30,000 prize

Grimsby-born artist Benjamin Sullivan has claimed first prize in the BP Portrait Award with his painting which depicts his wife nursing their young daughter.

Wanted mafia man arrested while sitting on floor in vest watching football

He was in Poland under a false identity and worked as a salesman of cosmetics, detergents and small power generators.

Suspect shot after explosion at Brussels train station

Soldiers have shot a man in the centre of Brussels after a small explosion at a busy train station continued a week of extremist attacks in the capitals of Europe.

It's Cephalopod Week: Here's why squids and octopuses are truly amazing

Beautiful, intelligent and fascinating: here's why cephalopods deserve your respect.

Humanity must head to the stars to survive, says Stephen Hawking

Travelling to the stars is not a fanciful idea but a necessity, according to the professor.

Passenger 'tried to steer bus off road' in Sicily

A young Sudanese bus passenger grabbed the steering wheel of the vehicle and tried to pull it off the road in Sicily before off-duty soldiers on board intervened, according to Italian news reports.