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Ben Emmerson QC resigns as child abuse inquiry lawyer
The most senior lawyer working for the independent inquiry into historical child sexual abuse in England and Wales, Ben Emmerson QC, resigns.


US election 2016: Trump accused of Cuba embargo breach
Hillary Clinton says presidential rival Donald Trump appears to have violated US laws, after a report said he broke a trade embargo with Cuba.


Wealth of people in their 30s has 'halved in a decade'
People in their early 30s are "half as wealthy" as those now in their 40s were at the same age, a report finds.


Shimon Peres funeral: World leaders gather in Israel
World leaders including Barack Obama and Palestine's Mahmoud Abbas are in Israel for the funeral of Shimon Peres, one of the country's founding fathers.


Eric Black: Southampton assistant named in corruption claims
Southampton assistant boss Eric Black gave undercover reporters advice on how to bribe officials at other clubs, the Daily Telegraph claims.


Rosetta probe set for comet collision
The audacious Rosetta mission has been commanded to end its investigation of Comet 67P by crashing into the 4km-wide ball of ice and dust.


Calls for Momentum vice-chair to quit in anti-Semitism row
The vice-chair of pro-Corbyn group Momentum is under pressure to quit over allegations of anti-Semitic comments.


Syria war: Russia rejects US calls to halt bombing eastern Aleppo
Russia says it will continue bombarding rebel-held eastern Aleppo, where thousands are trapped, despite US demands for Moscow to stop.


John Lewis boss chosen as Conservative mayor candidate
John Lewis boss Andy Street, who calls himself a "proud Brummie", is chosen as the Conservative candidate to run for West Midlands mayor.


One in six young people 'eat fast food twice a day'
One in six young people eat fast food twice a day, according to a survey of the nation's eating habits.


Darts star Taylor told to pay wife £830k
Darts player Phil 'The Power' Taylor is ordered to pay his estranged wife a lump sum of £830,000 by a family court.


Ryder Cup pairings announced
Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson are sent out first for Europe as they bid to win a fourth successive Ryder Cup against the United States.


New Jersey train crash: Footage from inside station
Amateur footage from inside New Jersey station shows the scene after a train crashed during morning rush hour, killing at least one person and injuring 100.


Raffaele Sollecito 'wants to rebuild image'
Raffaele Sollecito, who spent four years in prison for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher before his conviction was quashed, has told BBC Newsnight that he wants to rebuild his image.


Royals in Canada: George and Charlotte attend party
Prince George and Princess Charlotte attended a party with children of military families, as part of the royal visit to Canada.


The refugees still trying to reach EU via Balkans
The BBC has learned that at least a 1,000 refugees and migrants each week are trying to reach the EU via the Balkans.


Rosetta spacecraft's crash landing explained
The Rosetta probe, which has been beaming back spectacular pictures of a comet, is to end its journey by crash landing.


Exclusive Lady Detective short story
To mark 50 years of Botswana's independence, Alexander McCall Smith writes an exclusive short story featuring his lady detectives.


On board plane flying through the jet stream
Science editor David Shukman goes on board the plane measuring the jet stream to find out how it affects our weather.


How many baby pandas can you count?
Twenty-three giant panda cubs have made their public debut at a research centre in Chengdu in south west China.


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BBC Sooty row over 'sexing up' revealed
Introducing a female puppet to Sooty's TV show in the 1960s was so controversial that the BBC director general had to step in, a documentary reveals.


Prince George and Princess Charlotte in Canada play day
Prince George and his sister play with children of Canadian military families, with 16-month-old Princess Charlotte heard speaking for the first time in public.


What will the rates revaluation mean for UK business?
Businesses in property hotspots are about to see their rates rise, whilst those in areas where property prices have fallen will see their bills go down.


Reality Check: Would EU or UK lose most from tariffs?
Liam Fox questions whether tariffs would damage the UK or the EU more.


Should we give money to beggars?
After anti-begging posters are banned in Nottingham, homeless charities share their advice on whether to give money to beggars.


Reality Check: Does the UK sell boomerangs to Australia?
Has the UK really sold tea to China, wine to France and boomerangs to Australia?


Newspaper review: Further football finance claims on front pages
The Daily Telegraph makes more allegations about financial dealings in football, while in other news restaurants are told to slim down the size of their puddings.


Faceless London
Photographer Jim Grover spent four hours making pictures of people on London's Westminster Bridge.


Royal tour
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are in Canada with their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, for a royal tour, five years after they first visited the country as newly-weds.


Gruelling race
Hundreds of people take part in a gruelling race challenge at Banchory in Aberdeenshire.


Manchester United 1-0 Zorya Luhansk
Manchester United climb off the bottom of their Europa League group thanks to Zlatan Ibrahimovic's second-half winner against Zorya Luhansk.


Super League: Warrington Wolves 18-10 St Helens
Warrington Wolves come from behind to beat St Helens and secure their place in Super League's Grand Final.


BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2016: Nominations open
Who will succeed gymnast Ellie Downie? Send in your nominations for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award.


Rulebook wrecker
The Blavatnik School of Government has been shortlisted for Riba's prestigious Stirling Prize, 2016.


Hard Brexit or soft Brexit?
A look at the different options for the UK's relationship with the European Union after Brexit.


7 days quiz
The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.


You sent how much?!
Business email fraud is on the rise, with fraudsters persuading staff to pay bogus invoices and make wire transfers under false pretences. Can tech foil the fraudsters?


Swinging back?
A raucous, partisan atmosphere is expected in Minnesota as the US try to beat Europe in the Ryder Cup for the first time since 2008, writes Tom Fordyce.


Hidden moments
As Colombians decide whether to accept a ceasefire with the Farc, a look at the work of photographer Jesus Abad Colorado Lopez.


Back in the country
The Shires made history when they became the first British country band to score a top 10 album - but can they repeat that success on the other side of the Atlantic with their new record, My Universe?


Big screen Barack
As Barack Obama's time at the White House draws to an end, film-makers are turning their attention to his early life.


Free land
The Russian government has been giving away free land in the Far East of the country. The scheme has been rolling out - but not without its problems.