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Melania Trump thanks Chelsea Clinton for defending son Barron
Ms Clinton spoke up after a news site criticised President Trump's 11-year-old son's dress sense.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Aug-2017 13:14

Labour MP says 'merit' in women-only train carriages
Shadow minister Chris Williamson calls for consultation two years after Jeremy Corbyn drops policy.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Aug-2017 13:13

Intent On Reversing Its Opioid Epidemic, A State Limits Prescriptions
Maine is among a handful of states putting limits on the painkiller dose that doctors can prescribe a patient. Some doctors and patients say the law is helping, while others say it goes too far.
npr.org | 23-Aug-2017 13:07

Cars and keys stolen from car park near Manchester Airport
About 130 keys and five cars were stolen from a meet-and-greet firm near Manchester Airport.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Aug-2017 12:58

Grenfell Tower management 'to be removed' - Theresa May
Theresa May says the tenant management organisation "will be removed", after she met survivors.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Aug-2017 12:58

Birmingham gangs banned from city in landmark ruling
The feud between the Birmingham rivals has plagued the streets with murders, shootings and stabbings.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Aug-2017 12:55

Rescued piglets served up as sausages to firefighters
Farmer Rachel Rivers wanted to thank the firefighters for saving the animals from a barn fire.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Aug-2017 12:45

ESPN reassigns commentator Robert Lee over 'name coincidence'
The commentator is pulled from a Charlottesville game as he shares a name with a Confederate general.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Aug-2017 12:39

Trump says he is willing to 'close government' to build Mexico wall
The president takes aim at opponents at an Arizona rally but misquotes his Charlottesville response.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Aug-2017 12:32

Walmart and Google to offer voice-enabled shopping
Step aside Amazon Alexa - soon you will be able to order Walmart products using Google Assistant.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Aug-2017 12:04

An Air Force Cadet At 25: A Sign Of The Times In Higher Education
Many students heading to college this fall won't be the traditional 18-year-olds. At the nation's military academies, more cadets are coming from life — or military service — and not high school.
npr.org | 23-Aug-2017 12:02

Kim Wall: Headless body identified as missing journalist
Police match Kim Wall's DNA, 13 days after she disappeared on a submarine with a Danish inventor.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Aug-2017 11:57

Naomi Campbell, Vogue and the photo that caused a backlash
The supermodel posts a photo of the overwhelmingly white team under the magazine's last editor.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Aug-2017 11:54

Egypt criticises US decision to withhold military aid
Egypt's foreign ministry says the move - not yet announced by Washington - reflects "poor judgement".
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Aug-2017 11:40

USS John S. McCain: US Navy sacks Joseph Aucoin as fleet commander
The move to replace Vice Adm Aucoin follows a series of collisions involving US warships in Asia.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Aug-2017 11:30

Twitter hashtags are 10 years old - so here are 10 of the most popular
The # symbol was given a whole new meaning by Twitter and is now a big part of the social media platform.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Aug-2017 11:23

Typhoon Hato batters Hong Kong
The storm has uprooted trees and forced most businesses to close.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Aug-2017 11:10

Lianne Sanderson: England forward not expecting international recall
Lianne Sanderson says she does not expect to be selected for England again after defending Eniola Aluko.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Aug-2017 11:03

Trial Looms For Sole Defendant In 2012 Benghazi Attacks That Killed Ambassador
The case of Ahmed Abu Khatallah, who is preparing for trial next month in Washington, D.C., raises questions about due process and interrogation. He has pleaded not guilty.
npr.org | 23-Aug-2017 11:01

Oregon, Texas Lay Down Markers On Abortion Coverage
Highlighting the country's sharp divide over abortion and mixed reactions to requirements in the Affordable Care Act, Texas restricts insurance coverage while Oregon requires that it be covered.
npr.org | 23-Aug-2017 11:00

Why Donald Trump Likes To Surround Himself With Generals
High-level military brass may be able to bring discipline and order to an administration that sometimes has appeared to lack them.
npr.org | 23-Aug-2017 11:00

Unlikely Allies Join Fight To Protect Free Speech On The Internet
After big tech companies took action to take down white supremacist content, there have been calls for the government to step in to protect free speech from the right and left.
npr.org | 23-Aug-2017 11:00

Wife of ex-Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif diagnosed with cancer
Kulsoom Nawaz is diagnosed weeks before contesting the seat her husband vacated in a corruption row.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Aug-2017 10:48

Commander Of Navy's 7th Fleet Dismissed After Series Of Ship Mishaps
Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, the three-star commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet was relieved of command on Wednesday after four accidents involving Navy ships. Rear Adm. Phil Sawyer will assume command.
npr.org | 23-Aug-2017 09:04

Should this street be named after Maria Von Trapp?
Should a street in the Austrian town of Salzburg be named after The Sound of Music's Maria von Trapp?
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Aug-2017 07:51

Federal Judge Finds Racism Behind Arizona Law Banning Ethnic Studies
An Arizona law banning ethnic studies violated students' constitutional rights, a federal judge said Tuesday.
npr.org | 23-Aug-2017 05:08

Phoenix Police Deploy Gas, Pepper Spray To Disperse Protesters
Reporters on the scene say the gas canisters apparently were fired after someone among the protesters threw water bottles at the police.
npr.org | 23-Aug-2017 03:19

'Left with nothing'
Nawal al-Maghafi meets Yemenis struggling to survive severe food and medical shortages caused by war.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Aug-2017 03:01

In Reckoning With Confederate Monuments, Other Countries Could Provide Examples
The U.S. isn't alone in confronting sites dedicated to contentious, and often troubling, moments in its history.
npr.org | 23-Aug-2017 02:21

Bollywood comes to Yorkshire - and helps the UK film industry strike Gold
More Indian films are shooting in the UK - including one starring Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Aug-2017 02:05

The man who wants to sell rhino horns
Rhino breeder John Hume says open trade is the only way to raise funds for the species and stop poaching.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Aug-2017 02:04

Acupuncture for pets
Thousands of vets now use the controversial method, which advocates say can aid chronic ailments.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Aug-2017 01:44

Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor: Chaos at media event in Las Vegas
Conor McGregor says he will remain "calm and cold" when he faces Floyd Mayweather on Saturday amid chaotic scenes at the first media event of fight week.
bbc.co.uk | 23-Aug-2017 01:42

Rotherham victim 'raped by six men'
Julie Roberts' foster daughter Gemma took her own life, after she continued to be preyed upon.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Aug-2017 01:40

'Dragon's Den' for migrants
A project wants to turn migrants in Europe into entrepreneurs and job creators
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Aug-2017 01:25

Suffering Santas
It may be summer but for firms providing Christmas food and presents, things are already gearing up.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Aug-2017 01:24

Trump Administration Unveils Sanctions To Curb North Korea's Weapons Program
Ten Chinese and Russian companies and six individuals are targeted. Many were tied to the rogue country's coal and resource trade and its efforts to send workers abroad.
npr.org | 23-Aug-2017 01:24

Selling citizenship
Amar Al-Sadi and her family escaped war-torn Yemen and are among thousands who have bought Maltese passports.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Aug-2017 01:20

Venezuela seeks arrest warrant for prosecutor
Luisa Ortega has gone to Brazil and is expected to seek asylum in the US.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Aug-2017 01:20

Rock up
What started as a whim seven years ago has become a major project for a London-based photographer.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Aug-2017 01:19

Brooklyn's Photoville festival
Brooklyn's Photoville festival features more than 75 exhibitions. Here is a selection of images in the exhibition.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Aug-2017 01:10

Identity theft at epidemic levels, warns Cifas
Cases total nearly 500 a day with victims most likely to be aged in their 30s, watchdog warns.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Aug-2017 01:09

Londonderry and north west hit by serious flooding
Motorists have been left stranded following road closures caused by heavy rain.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Aug-2017 01:08

Employers worry about state of UK economy
Recruitment and Employment Confederation survey finds employer confidence turns negative.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Aug-2017 01:06

Prince Harry 'very glad' to walk behind Diana's coffin
The prince previously said walking behind her coffin was something no child "should be asked to do".
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Aug-2017 01:06

'I made a hole in the roof'
Five survivors of Sierra Leone mudslide give harrowing accounts of their loss and how they escaped death.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Aug-2017 01:05

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