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Tuesday
28th March 2023

Around the world

Shooting survivor: 'Aren't you tired of covering this?'

After surviving a mass shooting in Illinois, a woman visiting Nashville confronts media.

Nashville school shooting: Six killed by 28-year-old ex-student in Tennessee

Nashville police say the shooter was a 28-year-old former student at the private Christian school.

In the UK

Humza Yousaf succeeds Nicola Sturgeon as SNP leader

Scotland's health secretary defeats rivals Kate Forbes and Ash Regan in a vote of party members.

Rugby: Brain injury claims against governing bodies may exceed £300m

More than 200 ex-players accuse governing bodies of failing to protect them against brain injuries.

Politics

Humza Yousaf succeeds Nicola Sturgeon as SNP leader

Scotland's health secretary defeats rivals Kate Forbes and Ash Regan in a vote of party members.

Ministers see off Tory rebels over migration plans

A group of MPs say they have assurances after seeking to toughen up rules for removing migrants in the Illegal Migration Bill.

Education

Teachers' strikes: NEU urges teachers to reject new pay deal

Schools in England could face further strikes, as the NEU is unhappy with the government's offer.

Police strip-searched children as young as eight

Some children were strip-searched in the back of police vans, schools and fast-food outlets.

Health

Laughing gas: Experts warn nitrous oxide ban will not stop use

The government defends new plans to tackle anti-social behaviour by clamping down on nitrous oxide.

Sniffing body odour is tested as an anxiety therapy

Researchers say it may help trigger calming brain pathways and are putting their theory to the test.

Business

Civil servants to strike in April

The PCS union said 130,000 members voted to strike on 28 April in a continued row over pay, pensions and job security.

Chocolate and sweets prices jump ahead of Easter

Chocolate is among food products that have seen record rises in March, ahead of the Easter holiday.

Science

Five planets line up with Moon in night sky

Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Uranus, Mars and the Moon aligned in an arc across the evening sky.

Inside Britain's biggest sewer under London's River Thames

The new tunnel under the River Thames in London is 25km long was built at a cost of almost £5bn.

Technology

Binance accused of breaking US financial laws

US regulators seek a ban on the crypto platform as they ramp up their regulation of the industry.

Clearview AI used nearly 1m times by US police, it tells the BBC

Clearview AI has been used by the police nearly a million times in the US, it tells the BBC.

Entertainment

Gwyneth Paltrow ski crash trial: Accuser heard 'blood-curdling scream'

A man suing Gwyneth Paltrow over a ski crash says it sounded "like someone was out of control".

Reach for the Stars: The perils of being a 90s pop star

Exhaustion, fist fights and no money: A new book, Reach For The Stars, uncovers pop's dirty secrets.