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Around the world

Manchester attack: Trump calls attacker a 'loser'

The US president and other world leaders react to the Manchester Arena bomb.

Germany cracks Europe-wide burglary gang of 500 members

Police say the gang used young women and could be behind a fifth of burglaries in Germany.

In the UK

Manchester bomber named by police

Salman Abedi, 22, is the man suspected of having killed 22 people and injured 59 in a suicide bombing at Manchester Arena.

Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, dies aged 89

The actor, best known for his suave portrayal of James Bond, has died aged 89, his family announces.

Politics

Manchester attack: PM condemns 'sickening, cowardly' act

Theresa May says British values will prevail in the face of one of the worst terror acts in the UK.

Manchester attack: Jeremy Corbyn on 'traumatic time'

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn urges solidarity after the Manchester attack.

Education

Schools to decide on going ahead with exams after attack

Exam boards say schools affected by the Manchester attack can decide whether to hold GCSE and A-level exams.

How to talk to children about terrorist attacks

What is the best approach for parents when the news is frightening?

Health

'Half a glass of wine every day' increases breast cancer risk

That's what a report says - but we look at all the risks of breast cancer for women.

Frozen 'space sperm' passes fertility test

Viable mouse sperm stored in space gives hope for sperm banks on the Moon, a Japanese team says.

Business

Further signs of UK property slowdown in April

Both the number of transactions in the UK and the number of mortgages being taken out fell in April.

Trump's $4.1tr budget takes hatchet to safety net

The White House says it is a "taxpayer first" budget, but even grizzled conservatives are baulking.

Science

Lean-burn physiology gives Sherpas peak-performance

Nepalese mountain guides have a physiology that uses oxygen more efficiently than lowlanders.

Frozen 'space sperm' passes fertility test

Viable mouse sperm stored in space gives hope for sperm banks on the Moon, a Japanese team says.

Technology

Samsung S8 'eye security' fooled by photo

Iris-scanning technology on the Galaxy S8 is spoofed using a photograph and a contact lens.

Google's AI takes on champion in fresh Go challenge

Google's AI system AlphaGo wins the first of three matches against Go world champion Ke Jie.

Entertainment

Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, dies aged 89

The actor, best known for his suave portrayal of James Bond, has died aged 89, his family announces.

Sir Roger Moore: In his own words

A look at the actor's life in quotes, on Bond and beyond.

Tuesday
23rd May 2017