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Merkel: Europe 'can no longer rely on allies' after Trump and Brexit

The German chancellor says Europe must "fight for its own destiny" at an election campaign event.

British Airways: Chaos continues at Heathrow

More than a third of departures are cancelled, as disruption caused by an IT crash enters a second day.

US Mississippi shooting leaves eight dead

Shots were fired in three separate locations, and a deputy sheriff is among those killed.

Macron: Awkward Trump handshake a 'moment of truth'

France's president says his white-knuckle encounter with the US leader was designed to get respect.

South Africa: Jacob Zuma 'plans second home in Dubai'

Mr Zuma is under pressure because of corruption scandals, cabinet sackings and a faltering economy.

Monaco GP: Sebastian Vettel stretches title lead with win

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel wins a slow-burning Monaco Grand Prix to extend his lead over Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton to 25 points.

US might extend cabin laptop ban worldwide, top official says

Security chief John Kelly says terrorists are obsessed with the idea of attacking a US plane.

Diane Abbott on her past and present views of the IRA

Diane Abbott says a quote about her and the IRA is 34 years old and "we have all moved on" since then.

Iraq Mosul offensive: Civilians 'in grave danger' - UN

Civilians are hardest hit in the final phase of Iraq's military assault on IS militants, says the UN.

Sri Lanka floods: Residents afraid as more rain forecast

Emergency teams rush to deliver aid to victims of deadly flooding, with further rain predicted.

Hay Festival 2017: Stephen Fry's warning for the web

Delivering a lecture at the Hay Festival, the actor said society could face "dire consequences".

Outrage after General de Gaulle's tomb damaged by vandals

The incident happened on a day commemorating the French Resistance against Nazi Germany.

Philippines violence: 19 killed during push against jihadists

There has been a fifth day of fighting as the military tries to expel jihadists from the city of Marawi.

US woman 'locked children in car boot' to go shopping

Passersby saw the vehicle shaking and helped the children, aged two and five, get out.

Kenya's prayer train: A commute of prayers and songs

For 20 years, a Christian group has held prayers on a train carriage during their one hour commute.

Are these the world's most unusual jobs?

An emoji translator and a wedding hashtag creator. BBC Minute speaks to five people with jobs you probably never knew existed.

Your pictures: Wilderness

Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week, it is "Wilderness".

Kidnapped and enslaved in a forest for three years

Faith was drugged and taken to a forest by al-Shabab militants fighting in Somalia.

AlphaGo: Computer defeat 'painful' for Chinese Go prodigy

The Google-owned algorith beats Ke Jie three-nil at Chinese board game.

Exams in Ramadan: What should I eat?

If you're fasting during the Muslim holy month, here's how you can stay sharp in the exam hall.

Five questions for British Airways over IT crash

Failure saw most services cancelled from Heathrow and Gatwick, with disruption set to continue through Bank Holiday.

Trump team relish world stage but struggle with European quirks

Mr Trump's team is ready to expand the US's global role and double down on their "America First" policy.

The rave that changed British law

It started as a free festival but Castlemorton Common became the UK's biggest ever illegal rave.

The urban farmers battling a concrete jungle

Bangalore's last farmers are surrounded by concrete and millions of people, and many are giving up.

Japan's growing concern over China's naval might

China's relentless drive to dominate the waters around Japan is making Tokyo increasingly uneasy.

Why St Nicholas works wonders for Russians

Russians have been venerating the rib of one of their most revered saints, St Nicholas the Wonder Worker, which is in Moscow on loan from Italy.

Florida's Amendment 1: A cautionary tale for 2018?

A Florida election fight shows the ups and downs of dealing with the politics of confusion around climate change and energy policies.

Inside Saudi Arabia's rehab centre for jihadists

Frank Gardner sees the work being done in Saudi Arabia to deradicalise former Guantanamo Bay inmates.

Going off-grid - could you live in a house like this?

The couple who have built a self-sufficient and totally recycled house.

Giro d'Italia: Tom Dumoulin wins 100th edition of race in Milan

Tom Dumoulin becomes the first Dutch rider to win Italy's three-week Grand Tour after a sensational time trial in Milan.

French Open 2017: Angelique Kerber loses to Ekaterina Makarova in first round

Angelique Kerber loses to Ekaterina Makarova to become the first women's top seed to go out in the French Open first round.

Hamilton Academical 1-0 Dundee Utd

Hamilton Academical retain their Premiership status thanks to Greg Docherty's goal in the play-off final against Dundee United.

Blackpool 2-1 Exeter City

Blackpool beat Exeter City 2-1 in the League Two play-off final at Wembley to secure promotion to the third tier.

England 28-14 Barbarians: Nathan Earle and Nick Isiekwe score tries

Nathan Earle and Nick Isiekwe mark their first senior England appearances with a try each as Eddie Jones' side beat the Barbarians.