Rail strike: Passengers hit by travel chaos with huge queues and rammed trains

Train passengers on some of the busiest routes in the country suffered rush hour chaos as rail staff walked out at the start of a five-day strike.Commuters in Surbiton were forced to wait in...

Public to have say on Heathrow’s expansion ‘masterplan’

A consultation has been launched on the "preferred masterplan" for Heathrow Airport's expansion.The airport's bosses plan to open a third runway by 2026 following years of debate. Over the next 12 weeks people will be...

Middle aged money mules unwittingly being used by criminals to launder cash

Middle aged people are increasingly and sometimes unwittingly being lured into laundering money for criminals, according to the fraud prevention service Cifas.In its annual report called Fraudscape, it revealed the number of so-called money...

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam ‘sorry’ and ‘should have done better’ after mass protests

Hong Kong's leader has appeared in public to offer her "sincere apology" following mass protests against a proposed extradition law, but has not said she will abandon the bill.Chief executive Carrie Lam had been...

Dramatic photo shows husky dogs walking on water in Greenland

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Man jailed for sharing footage of Christchurch mosque shooting

A man has been jailed in New Zealand for sharing footage of the Al Noor Mosque attack.Christchurch businessman Philip Neville Arps had admitted two charges of distributing an objectionable publication after the shootings. On Tuesday...

Scientists create super-strength ‘snail slime superglue’

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Trump cries foul as Draghi stimulus pledge knocks euro

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US boosts Middle East troops as photos ‘link Iran to tanker blasts’

The US is to send another 1,000 troops to the Middle East in response to what it describes as "hostile behaviour" by Iranian forces. The move follows the Pentagon releasing new images it says...

Mohammed Morsi: Former Egyptian president buried after collapse and death in court

Ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi has been quietly buried under heavy security in Cairo after his collapse and death in court, a lawyer said.Mr Morsi's family attended funeral prayers in the mosque of Cairo's...

Toronto Raptors: Four injured in shooting at victory parade for NBA champions

Four people have been injured in a shooting at a victory parade for the Toronto Raptors basketball team, police have said. Tweets from people attending the parade at Nathan Philips Square said they heard several...
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Philippines sends rotting exported waste back to Canada – BBC News

The Philippines is sending 69 container loads of waste back to Canada after it was imported into the country. The material was supposed to be recyclable but was found to contain items including soiled nappies. It's...
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Night shift on the malaria frontline – BBC News

It's night-time at Ola During Children's Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone and doctors Nehlama Barrie and Winstina Gbondo are on shift. Most nights here see children die of Malaria complications but a free health programme...
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12 killed in mass shooting in Virginia – BBC News

Witnesses to a mass shooting at a government building in Virginia Beach have described their experiences. At least 12 people were killed and several injured in the shooting at a government building, police said. Please subscribe...
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The truth behind Venezuela’s blackouts – BBC News

Frequent power cuts have affected millions across Venezuela in the last few months. The government says that the US is deliberately sabotaging the country's power grid. But the BBC's Guillermo Olmo found that the real reasons...
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The world’s tiniest survivor – BBC News

At 8.6 ounces or 245 grams, Saybie weighed little more than an apple at birth and is believed to be the world's smallest baby to survive according to the Tiniest Babies Registry. Her birth was...
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Adel al-Jubeir: ‘Saudi Arabia does not want a war with Iran’ – BBC News

Saudi Arabia's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Adel al-Jubeir, has told the BBC that his country does not want war with Iran, but will not tolerate what it considers hostile Iranian activity in...
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Malaysia to send back imported waste – BBC News

Malaysia has ordered several thousand tonnes of imported plastic waste to be sent back to the countries it came from. The country's government says it has become a dumping ground for wealthier nations and that...
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Robert Mueller: Charging Trump was not option – BBC News

US Special Counsel Robert Mueller has reaffirmed the findings of his Russia investigation in his first public comments since the inquiry started in 2017. Speaking in Washington, Mr Mueller said charging President Donald Trump with...
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Do you really understand Einstein’s theory of relativity? – BBC News

Almost everyone has heard of Albert Einstein, the Nobel prize-winning genius whose theories overturned centuries of scientific thought. But how much do you understand the work that made him really famous – his theory...
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Boris Johnson ordered to appear in court over £350m claim – BBC News

Boris Johnson has been ordered to appear in court over claims he lied by saying the UK gave the EU £350m a week. The Tory leadership candidate has been accused of misconduct in public office...
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The UK teens sent to Africa to escape knife crime – BBC News

Hundreds of British teenagers are being sent by their parents to East Africa to avoid knife crime in the UK, representatives of the Somali community say. The Victoria Derbyshire programme looks at why some...
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The Yazidi family reunited after being IS slaves – BBC News

Since the fall of the Islamic State group’s attempted caliphate in Syria, hundreds of its prisoners have been freed. Few were brutalised more by IS than Yazidis, a religious minority who were captured and enslaved...

More than 1,000 Britons held abroad without being sentenced

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May: Labour and the Conservatives had “a bad set of results” at the EU...

In her first comments since announcing she will quit as PM, Theresa May says both Labour and the Conservatives had "a bad set of results" at the EU elections, and she hopes they will...

John Cleese under fire for ‘London not English’ comment

John Cleese has come under fire after posting a message on Twitter suggesting that London is "not really an English city". The Fawlty Towers and Monty Python star faced a backlash from hundreds of people...

London Bridge attackers used pink knives from Lidl

The terrorists behind the London Bridge terror attack used 12-inch pink knives bought from a Lidl supermarket, an inquest heard. One of the three attackers, Rachid Redouane, 30, was captured on CCTV buying the...

Police hunt suspect after attempted child kidnap

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they suspect tried to kidnap a nine-year-old girl by promising her sweets on her way home from school. She left Wandsworth, southwest London, on 2 November...
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What does a $75 cup of coffee taste like? – BBC News

Klatch Coffee in San Francisco is offering a $75 cup of coffee made from award-winning beans grown in Panama. The beans - called Elida Geisha Natural - sold for $803 per pound and hold the...
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The killer queues of Ukraine – BBC News

Ukraine’s simmering war with Russia-backed fighters has claimed the lives of 13 thousand people for the 5 years. It is a war which the country's newly elected president Volodymyr Zelensky - a former comedian with...

Mother ‘heartbroken’ after wrong fallopian tube removed

A woman has been left unable to have children naturally after a hospital removed the wrong fallopian tube during surgery. Healthcare worker Chelsie Thomas had her left fallopian tube removed despite "clear and unambiguous" test...

Arsenal fans wearing Mkhitaryan shirts stopped in Baku

Arsenal fans wearing Henrikh Mkhitaryan shirts have been filmed being stopped by Azerbaijan police in Baku ahead of the Europa League final. Supporters have also been subject to spot checks by the country's security forces...

Council funding ‘unsustainable’ as budgets cut by 20%

There must be a national conversation about how much people want from their councils and what they'll pay, amid "unsustainable funding", researchers have said. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) says funding for English councils...

Banksy mural cut from garage wall and moved to new home

A Banksy mural called "Seasons Greetings" has arrived at its new home after being painstakingly cut from a garage wall, winched onto a lorry and driven across Port Talbot. It drew plenty of attention when...

US like a ‘war zone’ after 500 tornadoes in 30 days

America has been hit with 500 tornadoes in the last 30 days, with Tuesday breaking a 40-year record by marking the 12th day in a row with at least eight tornado reports, according to...
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Blackpink: Meet the K-pop superstars backstage – BBC News

They’re one of the world’s biggest K-pop superbands, and their YouTube views currently stack up to more than 6 billion. Recently, Blackpink played at Coachella where they continued to break records as the first ever...

‘We exist to sell drinks’: Bar owner defends criticism of tap water drinkers

A bar owner criticised for saying too many people were only ordering tap water with their food has defended her comments, saying it can put a big strain on businesses. Sam Espensen, who owns Bristol...

Johnson to face court over £350m claim on Brexit bus

Boris Johnson has been ordered to appear in court over claims he lied and misled the public by saying the UK sent the EU £350m a week. The former Mayor of London faces accusations of...

Hamilton and Schwarzenegger among stars at Lauda’s funeral

Stars of Formula 1 have joined thousands of mourners in Vienna to pay their last respects to motor racing legend Niki Lauda. Family, friends and fans gathered at the city's St Stephen's Cathedral to file...

World’s most charitable billionaires and millionaires

The soon to be ex-wife of one of the world's richest men has pledged to give away more than half of her new-found fortune. MacKenzie Bezos will divorce husband Jeff, who founded Amazon, and come...

Air passenger mauled by veteran’s support dog sues

A man mauled on a plane by a military veteran's emotional support dog is seeking damages from the airline and the animal's owner. Marlin Jackson was sitting in the window seat when he was savaged...

Row over £400m debt linked to Nazanin release ‘nonsense’, says husband

The husband of the British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran has said the MoD's argument for not paying its debt to Iran is "nonsense". Despite Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt saying this week the government will "keep...

Why reporter covered Trump event in her wedding dress

A New York Times reporter ended up covering a presidential event in her wedding dress thanks to a last minute dress code note. White House correspondent Annie Karni was due to travel to Japan with...

Huawei: Billions of customers could be harmed by US sanctions

Huawei has said billions of customers around the world could be harmed by US sanctions against the company - as it launched a legal challenge against some of the restrictions. The Chinese telecoms giant's chief...

British man jailed for eight years for wife’s boat death

A British man whose wife died after their catamaran sank during their honeymoon has been jailed for eight years in the US for her manslaughter. Lewis Bennett, 42, from Poole in Dorset, was originally charged...

Former king of Belgium agrees to take DNA paternity test

The former king of Belgium has agreed to a DNA test demanded by a woman who claims to be his daughter. King Albert II, who abdicated in 2013 due to health reasons, had been facing...

Sky News to hold live Conservative leadership debate

Sky News is organising a live head-to-head debate as part of the Conservative leadership election contest. The two final candidates in the battle for Number 10 will take part in a live debate with a...

Last male Sumatran rhino in Malaysia dies

The last male Sumatran rhinoceros in Malaysia has died, as conservationists warn the news should be a "wake-up call" to protect wildlife. The critically-endangered Sumatran rhino, which is the smallest species of rhinoceros, was...

Stars support JLS singer Oritse Williams after he was cleared of rape

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Spencer Matthews caught up in smash-and-grab at jewellers

Reality TV star Spencer Matthews has told Sky News how he was caught up in a "scary" armed robbery at a luxury jewellers in London's West End in broad daylight. The brother-in-law of Pippa Middleton...

Search is on to find a Liam Gallagher for Irvine Welsh and Danny Boyle...

He's arguably the most famous frontman of a generation, the singer whose distinctive vocals and swaggering attitude helped make Oasis one of the biggest bands of the 1990s. Now, makers of a film about the...

Killed teen ‘never stood a chance against London’s machetes’

The mother of a talented footballer who was stabbed to death in a residential cul-de-sac has said "he never stood a chance" in the attack. It comes as Jason Isaacs' killer, Joel Amade, was sentenced...

Boots plots hundreds of store closures in new retail blow

The American owner of Boots The Chemist is exploring the closure of hundreds of shops in the latest blow to Britain's crisis-hit high streets. Sky News has learnt that Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has placed...

Hotter than Ibiza: UK to bask in 30C weather this weekend

Britain will bask in scorching heat of up to 30C (86F) this weekend, with temperatures set to be higher than Ibiza. Forecasters say the balmy start to June will also see parts of the...

All roads lead to Rom: Sat-nav error sends man from Newcastle to German village

A man driving from Newcastle to Rome ended up in a German village called Rom after blindly following his car's sat-nav system. Luigi Rimonti, 81, had done the journey from northern England before but still...

Laptop infected with world’s most dangerous malware sells for £1m

A laptop loaded with six of the world's most dangerous viruses has sold for more than £1m at an online auction. The infamous malware is estimated to have caused a total of around $95bn...

Syrian forces drop banned cluster bombs and target hospitals

Sky News has seen first-hand evidence that hospitals in Idlib are being targeted by Syrian regime forces who also appear to be using banned cluster bombs as they rachet up their bombardment of the...

Man jailed for rape and kidnap of British backpacker

An Australian man who kidnapped, raped and savagely assaulted a British backpacker has been jailed for 10 years. Elisha Greer, from Liverpool, told the media she was repeatedly beaten and raped by her attacker -...

Revealed: What ‘McMafia’ wife spent £16m on at Harrods

The eye-watering sums of money spent on designer clothes, jewellery and chocolate by the woman hit with the UK's first unexplained wealth order (UWO) have been revealed. Zamira Hajiyeva spent millions during her decade-long spending...
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European elections 2019: Germany results – BBC News

In Germany, both major centrist parties suffered. Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats dropped from 35% of the vote in 2014 to 28%, while the centre-left Social Democratic Union fell from 27% to 15.5%. The right-wing populist...
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European elections 2019: France results- BBC News

The big centre-right and centre-left blocs in the European Parliament have lost their combined majority amid an increase in support for liberals, the Greens and nationalists. Pro-EU parties are still expected to be in a...

Divine intervention? Dove stops driver getting speeding fine

A driver in Germany may have the Holy Spirit to thank for avoiding a speeding ticket of €105 (£93). Police in Viersen shared a picture of a car snapped by one of its cameras...
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Donald Trump: ‘Loved ones abducted by North Korea’ – BBC News

Mr Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met on Monday at the Akasaka Palace. Trump referenced North Korea's recent nuclear activity ahead of a meeting later on Monday with the families of Japanese citizens...

North Koreans ‘forced to pay bribes’ to survive

North Koreans are forced to pay bribes to officials to survive and are living in a "vicious cycle of deprivation, corruption and repression", a UN report says. Bribery is "an everyday feature of people's...
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European Elections: Nigel Farage ‘There’s massive message here’ – BBC News

The Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage took to the stage after being elected an MEP in South East England. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Video published on YouTube by BBC News.

Corruption and Chinese ivory demand killing elephants

Elephant poaching is in decline in Africa, but official corruption and poverty mean the population remains under threat, according to a new study, Research published in the journal Nature Communications has found that African...
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The winners and losers of European Election night – BBC News

Conservatives and Labour suffer heavy losses, but for other parties there was cause for celebration, especially the Brexit Party and the Liberal Democrats. The outcome re-affirmed the deep divide between supporters and opponents of the...

3,000 tonnes of plastic waste to be sent back to UK and other countries

Malaysia has said it will send back 3,000 tonnes of non-recyclable plastic waste to countries including the UK, America, Australia and Canada. Sixty shipping containers filled with contaminated waste had been smuggled into illegal processing...

40 prisoners found strangled to death across four jails in Brazil

At least 40 inmates in Brazil have been strangled to death in separate jails - a day after a fight between rival prison gangs killed 15 people. The latest violence took place across four prisons...

Two killed as schoolgirls stabbed while waiting for bus

An 11-year-old girl is one of two people killed in a mass stabbing by a knife-wielding man at a bus stop near Tokyo, Japanese authorities have said. Police said schoolgirl Hanako Kuribayashi, from Tokyo, and...
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What happens when women lawmakers are the majority? – BBC News

Nevada is the first US state with more women legislators than men. Teresa Benitez Thompson, the assembly's floor leader, says it's affecting the state's policy-making. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Video published on YouTube by BBC News.
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Saudi women runners push boundaries on the streets – BBC News

Women have been taking to the streets of Saudi Arabia's cities in increasing numbers - to go running. Jeddah Running Community was founded in 2013, challenging cultural norms under which it has long been widely...
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Saudi women runners taking to the streets – BBC News

Women have been taking to the streets of Saudi Arabia's cities in increasing numbers - to go running. Jeddah Running Community was founded in 2013, challenging cultural norms under which it has long been widely...

EU elections: Tories and Labour suffer as Brexit Party triumphs

The Conservatives and Labour have fallen victim to a Brexit backlash from voters in the European elections, with the Brexit Party coasting to victory. And it also proved to be a night of resurgence for...

European elections: Greens and far-right gain ground

Europe's traditional centre has been fragmented in the European Parliament elections as more voters turn to green, liberal and far-right parties. The far-right and pro-environment Greens gained precedence on Sunday following four days of a...

It’s time for sport to talk about the things that make men uncomfortable

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Results from across Europe as they are announced

Here are the live results from the European Parliament elections after 28 countries, including the UK, voted to elect 751 MEPs. More than 400 million people were eligible to vote in the elections and around...

Hamilton ‘tried to make Niki Lauda proud’ in dramatic Monaco win

Lewis Hamilton said he was "fighting with the spirit of Niki" as he hung on for a nervy Monaco Grand Prix victory. Despite frantic radio messages to his team, the British driver made his tyres...

Festival revellers ‘collapse’ after queuing for hours

A number of revellers "collapsed" after they were forced to queue for hours to get through security gates at a London festival. Videos shared on social media sites appeared to show crowds pushing through security...

Iraq sentences French citizens to death for IS membership

Three French citizens who joined the Islamic State group have been sentenced to death by a court in Baghdad. The three are the first IS members from France to face execution. One reportedly fought for IS...

Businesswoman is first black person to lead an Oxbridge college

A businesswoman is set to become the first black person to lead an Oxbridge college after she was elected Master of Jesus College, Cambridge. Sonita Alleyne will also be the first female head in the...

British man dies after yacht collision near Cannes Film Festival

A British man has died after a collision between two yachts near the French city of Cannes. The man, 29, was a crew member on the Minx when it was hit by the second yacht...

Trump’s ‘incredible evening’ at sumo match in Japan

The US president has presented a special Trump trophy to the winner of a sumo tournament in Tokyo as part of his four-day state visit to Japan. Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Japanese Prime...
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The Yazidis’ Secret Children – BBC News

It is estimated that 80% of the Yazidi women rescued from the dying days of the so-called Islamic State have had children with their jihadi captors. They were kidnapped from the the Yazidi community...

Cobra beer founder Bilimoria lined up as CBI president

Lord Bilimoria, the cross-bench peer who founded Cobra beer and backs a second EU referendum, is being lined up as the next president of the CBI. Sky News has learnt that Lord Bilimoria is expected...

Man and woman charged with murder of teenage boys

Police have charged a man and a woman with two counts of murdering two teenage boys at a house in Sheffield on Friday. The woman has also been charged with three counts of attempted murder. South...

Two dead after tornado destroys hotel

At least two people have died after a tornado destroyed a motel and caused other damage in Oklahoma City. The American Budget Value Inn was destroyed by the storm and trailers at a mobile home...

Boy, 17, charged with murder of Jodie Chesney

A fourth person has been charged with the murder of girl scout Jodie Chesney, who was stabbed to death on 1 March. The 17-year-old boy was charged with murder and possession of a stun gun...

Ireland divorce law: Voters overwhelmingly back liberalising rules

People in the Republic of Ireland have overwhelmingly voted to liberalise the country's divorce law, making it easier for couples to separate. Married couples currently have to prove to a court that they have been...

Jews told not to wear skullcaps in parts of Germany

The German government's top official against antisemitism has warned Jewish people not to wear skullcaps in parts of the country. Commissioner Felix Klein was speaking following a rise in antisemitic attacks in Germany. Mr Klein told...

‘Up the Villa!’ – Tom Hanks cheers for his favourite team

Tom Hanks has shared his excitement ahead of his favourite team Aston Villa's clash with Derby County on Monday. The Hollywood star wrote on Twitter: "On Monday I will bleed claret and blue for Aston...

The truth is not enough to win the battle against fake news

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Leadsom and Raab join Tory leadership race as Gove tipped to throw hat in...

Dominic Raab and Andrea Leadsom have become the latest Tory MPs to formally announce their intention to succeed Theresa May. Environment Secretary Michael Gove is also reported to be in the race for the Tory...

Teacher in LGBT classes row leads Birmingham Pride

A teacher whose lessons on LGBT relationships have been met with protests is leading Birmingham Pride this weekend. Andrew Moffat has been teaching a programme called No Outsiders, which looks at relationships, race, religion, adoption...

South Korean dark comedy wins coveted Palme d’Or

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho's dark comedy Parasite has won the coveted Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. Parasite is the first Korean film to win the prize, although Bong first made his...

Man held knife to toddler’s throat during mugging

Police are searching for a mugger who held a knife to a toddler's throat while robbing the child's grandmother in Middlesbrough. The incident happened between 5pm and 6pm on Friday when a woman in her...

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