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Around the world

Qatar row: Arab states send list of steep demands

Qatar is being asked to close its broadcaster, Al Jazeera, and reduce ties with Iran - within 10 days.

Otto Warmbier: North Korea denies mistreating US student

Pyongyang denies mistreating Otto Warmbier - but his family says it is responsible for his death.

In the UK

Grenfell Tower: Fire started in Hotpoint fridge freezer, say police

Police say outside cladding and insulation failed safety tests and they will consider manslaughter charges.

Finsbury Park attack: Cardiff man Darren Osborne charged

Darren Osborne, 47, is charged with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder.

Politics

Brexit: EU leader says UK offer could 'worsen situation'

Donald Tusk says offer to EU nationals could "worsen the situation" as Theresa May defends the plan.

Grenfell Tower: Fire started in Hotpoint fridge freezer, say police

Police say outside cladding and insulation failed safety tests and they will consider manslaughter charges.

Education

Heads worried tuition fee pledge for teachers to be dropped

Will the promise of tuition fee relief for teachers be the next education policy to be scrapped?

Leading universities rated 'bronze' under new ranking system

Universities are now ranked bronze, silver or gold for their standard of undergraduate teaching.

Health

Danger map reveals health threat zone

South America could be home to the next major threat to the world's health, researchers say.

'Remarkable' drop in new HIV cases among men

Among gay and bisexual men, new diagnoses have fallen for the first time in England.

Business

Watchdog clamps down on online gambling

The competition regulator is to take action against betting sites which it says are breaking consumer law.

Troubled Toshiba flags deeper losses

The troubled Japanese electronics giant delays its final earnings report again as its losses worsen.

Science

Watched chimps change their hunting habits

Wild chimpanzees have changed their hunting strategies in response to being watched and followed by scientists, observations suggest.

Whale body size warning for species collapses

The shrinking size of whales over the 20th Century could help scientists detect when wildlife populations are in trouble, a study suggests.

Technology

Snapchat map update raises child safety worries

An update to Snapchat lets people search for schools and see pictures posted by children inside.

Facebook launches initiative to fight online hate speech

Move is a response to UK government criticism that the firm doesn't do enough to curb online hate.

Entertainment

Glastonbury opens with minute's silence

The moment of reflection precedes sets by Lorde and Radiohead, and an appearance by David Beckham.

10 sports stars who became actors

Eric Cantona, Lewis Hamilton and eight more sports figures who have tried their hand at film roles.

Friday
23rd June 2017