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Around the world

North Korea: No need for more missile tests

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says there is no more need for nuclear or missile tests, state media says.

Trump-Russia 'collusion': Democrats file lawsuit

Documents filed in a lawsuit allege that Mr Trump's 2016 campaign "gleefully accepted" Russian help.

In the UK

Prince Charles to be next Commonwealth head

Commonwealth leaders agree that the Prince of Wales will be the next head of the organisation.

Kent arrest in Hither Green fatal burglary probe

A man wanted over the Hither Green break-in where an intruder was killed is held by police.

Politics

Brexit: No 10 still 'confident' of Irish border solution

But the BBC understands the UK's plans have come in for sustained criticism from EU officials.

Windrush: Alan Johnson says landing cards decision was made in 2009

Former Labour home secretary says the "administrative decision" was made by UK Border Agency officials.

Education

Two-child benefit limit lawful, court rules

Families lose legal challenge to government over limiting some benefits to first two children.

Poorest families 'going without food or power'

Citizens Advice says hundreds of thousands of UK families cannot afford to put money in their meters.

Health

'World's worst' super-gonorrhoea man cured

The patient had a lucky escape say doctors, but now two more cases have been discovered.

London Marathon: How to run in the heat

This London Marathon may break the record for the hottest yet, so how do you run in the heat?

Business

Farmers hit by record straw prices

Low stocks and high demand for straw have combined to push prices to historic highs.

Six shops defying the High Street downturn

It's not all doom and gloom for UK retailers, some are managing to buck the trend.

Science

Closing gender gap in physics 'will take generations'

The gender gap in science subjects like physics is likely to persist for hundreds of years, study suggests.

National Trust needs to be 'radical'

The new director-general of the National Trust says the charity needs to reach out to people in urban areas.

Technology

Ofcom seeks to scrap local TV roll-out

The media regulator says launching more local TV stations in the UK is not viable.

GDPR: Are you ready for the EU's huge data privacy shake-up?

Organisations have just seven weeks to prepare for a major shake-up to EU data privacy laws.

Entertainment

Avicii, top electronic dance music artist, found dead at 28

One of the world's biggest dance music stars has died in Oman, his representatives say.

Coachella: Beyonce's black pride symbolism explained

The singer made history as the first black woman to headline Coachella.

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20th April 2018