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Around the world

North Korea: Trump signs new order to widen sanctions

The US measures will target individuals and firms, including banks, that trade with North Korea.

Migrant crisis: Dozens feared drowned off Libya coast

At least 50 people are feared drowned after a dinghy reportedly ran out of fuel off the Libyan coast.

In the UK

Brexit: PM bids to break deadlock with two-year deal offer

The PM will say in her Florence speech that both sides have a responsibility to get Brexit right.

Ian Brady: Moors Murderer 'would remove feeding tube'

Ian Brady's intermittent hunger strikes played no part in his death, a coroner rules.

Politics

Brexit: PM bids to break deadlock with two-year deal offer

The PM will say in her Florence speech that both sides have a responsibility to get Brexit right.

Sadiq Khan to address Labour conference, Corbyn confirms

Labour leader says the London mayor will speak in Brighton, after reports he would not get a slot.

Education

Great Yarmouth Charter Academy: Parents remove children

Parents say 20 children have left Charter Academy over concerns about its teaching methods.

Transgender pupils 'leaving schools over rights breaches'

Families are starting to take transgender children out of schools over human rights, it is claimed.

Health

Epilepsy drug's safety reviewed over pregnancy risk

Women whose children have been harmed by sodium valproate will give evidence to a European panel.

Quit smoking campaign Stoptober backs e-cigs for first time

Stoptober promotes vaping for the first time, as studies suggest a record for successful quit attempts.

Business

Brexit: Theresa May 'to offer 20bn euros transitional deal'

Theresa May is expected to propose a two year transitional period in her big Brexit speech on Friday.

L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt dies at 94

Liliane Bettencourt was suffering from dementia and died peacefully at home, her family say.

Science

Plant-eating dinosaurs 'strayed from veggie diet'

The idea of plant-eating dinosaurs having a strict vegetarian diet is called into question.

Ancient DNA sheds light on African history

DNA from ancient remains is used to reconstruct thousands of years of population history in Africa.

Technology

Fake website fools Equifax staff

Equifax mistakenly directed some customers to a fake website via Twitter.

'Payment by vein' trialled in supermarket

The company behind the technology hopes the new way to pay for goods will appeal to millennials.

Entertainment

William G Stewart, 15 to 1 host, dies aged 84

The former Butlins redcoat originally wanted Jonathan Ross to present the cult Channel 4 show.

Emma Stone 'started anxiety therapy aged seven'

The Oscar-winning actress talks about treatment for panic attacks and being an "anxious child".

Thursday
21st September 2017