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Around the world

Donald Trump: N Korea's Kim Jong-un a 'smart cookie'

The US president reflects on the young leader's rise and says "we'll see" about US military options.

Dozens of Yazidis enslaved by IS in Iraq now free

The 36 men, women and children were held by IS in Iraq for nearly three years.

In the UK

Social media giants 'shamefully far' from tackling illegal content

Online firms should pay to help police the material posted to their networks, MPs say.

MPs call for end to 'bogus' self-employment

Drivers and couriers for companies like Uber and Deliveroo need full worker rights, MPs say.

Politics

General election 2017: May says Tories would not raise VAT

The prime minister also declines to back David Cameron's 2015 pledge for a "five-year tax lock".

Reform 'high stakes' primary tests, MPs urge

High pressure tests narrow the curriculum in England and cause stress in pupils, say MPs.

Education

Reform 'high stakes' primary tests, MPs urge

High pressure tests narrow the curriculum in England and cause stress in pupils, say MPs.

Jeremy Corbyn pledges to plug 'school funding black hole'

Labour's Jeremy Corbyn tells head teachers he will plug a £3bn gap in school funding in England.

Health

Non-O blood group 'linked to higher heart attack risk'

It may be because of higher levels of a blood-clotting protein in A, B and AB blood groups.

Smartphone 'orders' body to treat diabetes

A fusion of biology and technology is an "exciting glimpse" of medicine's future, scientists say.

Business

MPs call for end to 'bogus' self-employment

Drivers and couriers for companies like Uber and Deliveroo need full worker rights, MPs say.

Social media giants 'shamefully far' from tackling illegal content

Online firms should pay to help police the material posted to their networks, MPs say.

Science

Household food waste level 'unacceptable'

Changing rules on best before dates and the sale of "wonky vegetables" could help cut waste, MPs say.

DNA of extinct humans found in caves

The DNA of extinct humans can be retrieved from sediment in caves - even in the absences of skeletal remains.

Technology

Social media giants 'shamefully far' from tackling illegal content

Online firms should pay to help police the material posted to their networks, MPs say.

Ted 2017: Elon Musk's vision for underground road system

Elon Musk talks about networks of tunnel roads, autonomous driving, space travel and his pet snail Gary.

Entertainment

Six child actors who retired from showbiz

From Shirley Temple to Mara Wilson, six actors who took their careers in different directions in adulthood.

Line of Duty: series creator Jed Mercurio interrogated

It's finally time to find out who Balaclava Man is in the police drama Line of Duty.

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1st May 2017