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Trump lawyer 'paid by Ukraine' to arrange White House talks


Michael Cohen took at least $400,000 to arrange a meeting between Ukraine leader and Trump, sources tell BBC.

May 23, 2018

Yulia Skripal: 'We are so lucky to survive'


The daughter of an ex-Russian spy poisoned in Salisbury makes her first video statement since the attack.

May 23, 2018

Brexit: Technology-based customs system 'could cost £20bn'


The technology-based system could cost more than the UK contributes as an EU member, MPs are told.

May 23, 2018

NFL clubs to be fined if players kneel during anthem


Players who do not stand for the anthem will be allowed to stay in the locker room until it is over.

May 23, 2018

Stags on Rum found tangled in discarded fishing gear


Two of the animals on the Isle of Rum died after becoming tangled in discarded fishing rope.

May 23, 2018

'Whistleblower' taped to chair and gagged


The government agency worker claims the restraint took place amid years of bullying and harassment.

May 23, 2018

New York parents win legal battle to evict son, 30


Michael Rotondo has defied several eviction notices from his parents, who told him to get a job.

May 23, 2018

Mark van Dongen acid attack: Berlinah Wallace jailed


Jealous Berlinah Wallace wanted to "burn, disfigure and disable" her ex-partner Mark van Dongen.

May 23, 2018

Italy president names novice Giuseppe Conte as populist PM


The president names political novice Giuseppe Conte as prime minister in a bid to end 11 weeks of deadlock.

May 23, 2018

Mum helps stop daughter being bullied for birthmark


Sophie Parker shares her story of being bullied for having a birthmark on her face.

May 23, 2018

Grenfell Tower inquiry: Victim's son 'prays for death'


Hamid Ali Jafari tells the inquiry of his search for his father and how he hopes they meet in heaven.

May 23, 2018

Trump barred from blocking Twitter users by judge


A judge rules that blocking access to the president's tweets violates free speech.

May 23, 2018

Manchester attack: GMP chief criticises BBC documentary


A BBC documentary about the Manchester attack was "entirely inappropriate", a chief constable says.

May 23, 2018

Cheltenham car mystery: Couple find lost Ford Fiesta


Emmanuel Elliott and Hilda Farmer had been looking for their missing vehicle for almost a week.

May 23, 2018

Dale Winton and Graeme Souness - and 5 other unlikely celebrity friendships


They say "opposites attract" in love, but the same can be said for friendship.

May 23, 2018

Star Wars: Emilia Clarke says franchise now puts women front and centre


Emilia Clarke, who features in Solo: A Star Wars Story, says female roles aren't sidelined in the new franchise.

May 23, 2018

Chesterfield manager Martin Allen's unique transfer announcements


Chesterfield FC's new manager announces his latest player signings himself - and has a pretty unique way of doing it.

May 23, 2018

Simonfromharlow school trip tweets 'largely fictional'


Former Apprentice contestant Simon Smith's "hilarious" Twitter thread was reported in several papers.

May 23, 2018

I wish mum's phone was never invented


A teacher's Facebook post about inventions her pupils wish had not been created is making parents stop and think.

May 23, 2018

Hawaiian volcano: What are vog and laze?


Making sense of the Hawaiian volcano with the help of volcanologist Evgenia Ilyinskaya.

May 23, 2018

Royal wedding children 'bribed with sweets'


Alexi Lubomirski took photographs of the royal couple with their families, bridesmaids and pageboys.

May 23, 2018

#MeToo: Women take action against subway gropers


After a stranger exposed himself to her on a train, one US woman started documenting women's tales.

May 23, 2018

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May 23, 2018

Philip Roth - life of author who scandalised middle America


Pulitzer prize-winning novelist who scandalised middle America but became the grand old man of American letters.

May 23, 2018

Are sweeteners healthier than sugar?


Artificial sweeteners offer a sweet taste without the calories, but are they healthy?

May 23, 2018

Can English remain the 'world's favourite' language?


English is spoken by hundreds of millions of people worldwide, but do new translation technology and "hybrid" languages threaten its status?

May 23, 2018

Customer choice under threat at Britain's banks


After years of growth, the UK's challenger banks are fighting hard to survive in a tough new market.

May 23, 2018

Is the UK the world's biggest exporter of legal cannabis?


The families of two children are seeking medical cannabis to help stop their seizures.

May 23, 2018

Unai Emery: 'I want Arsenal to be back among Europe's elite'


New Arsenal manager Unai Emery says he wants the club to be among Europe's elite once more.

May 23, 2018

England v Pakistan: Dom Bess to make international debut at Lord's


Somerset off-spinner Dom Bess will make his England debut in the first Test against Pakistan at Lord's on Thursday.

May 23, 2018

Giro d'Italia: Simon Yates keeps lead as Elia Viviani wins sprint finish


Britain's Simon Yates retains his overall lead at the Giro d'Italia after a wet sprint finish to stage 17 in Iseo.

May 23, 2018

Real Madrid v Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp prepares for Champions League final


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp gives Guillem Balague a fascinating insight into his background and methods before the Champions League final with Real Madrid.

May 23, 2018

Monaco Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton backs 'grid girls' return


The return of female models to the F1 grid at this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix is "a beautiful thing", Lewis Hamilton says.

May 23, 2018

West Ham: Manuel Pellegrini to be given record funds this summer


West Ham will give new manager Manuel Pellegrini a larger transfer budget this summer than they have "spent in any window in the past", says club co-owner.

May 23, 2018

Undercover with badger baiters as network infiltrated


For the first time a badger baiting network is infiltrated by an undercover reporter.

May 23, 2018

Murder and fraud: What happened to Carole Packman?


The Parole Board is reviewing whether to free Russell Causley, who has never revealed where his wife's body is.

May 23, 2018

'My lovely dad tried to kill me'


Robyn Hollingworth was just 25 when she left her job in London to help care for her dad who had early-onset Alzheimer's.

May 23, 2018

'I hated myself for Abu Ghraib abuse'


One of the soldiers convicted in the Abu Ghraib scandal talks about its legacy.

May 23, 2018

Belarus: The secret executions in Europe's 'last dictatorship'


Those on death row in Belarus know they will be executed but never when - and then no-one will be told.

May 23, 2018

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