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Trump travel ban: Hawaii judge places indefinite hold

The ruling means the president cannot enforce the ban while it is contested in court.

Insurer Lloyd's of London confirms new Brussels subsidiary

The 329-year-old insurance market says it has chosen Brussels for its new EU subsidiary.

Ivanka Trump to be assistant to US president

The first daughter bows to pressure to make her West Wing role official, binding her by ethics rules.

Ex-Cyclone Debbie forces mass closure of Queensland schools

Ex-Cyclone Debbie brings widespread flash-flooding to Queensland's most populous region.

Xiao Long Bao: Foodies fume over 'exploding soup dumplings'

A lifestyle video proposes bursting the popular Xiao Long Bao and throwing out the soup.

UK ministers set out Brexit sovereignty plan

Measures to end the supremacy of EU law come after the government formally triggered Brexit.

Turkey ends Euphrates Shield military campaign in Syria

The Euphrates Shield operation targeted Islamic State fighters and also Syrian Kurdish militias.

North Carolina 'bathroom' law: Deal reached on repeal

The deal must still pass the state Congress and its terms have angered LGBT activists.

Food trade drains global water sources at 'alarming' rates

The global food trade is depleting water sources quicker than they can naturally be refilled in many places.

Sugar cut target to fight child obesity

The guidelines for everyday foods are aimed at helping to reduce childhood obesity.

Arkansas defends unprecedented bid to execute eight in 10 days

Anti-death penalty advocates say plan to execute eight men in 10 days is 'unprecedented'.

SpaceX set to launch 'used rocket'

California's SpaceX company expects to make a piece of history later when it re-flies a Falcon rocket.

Thirteen dead as truck and church bus collide in Texas

Another two people are hurt in the head-on collision near Garner State Park, west of San Antonio.

Forgetting the horror of Homs

Lyse Doucet revisits a young Syrian girl Bara'aa, who three years ago, was living through the horror of war in Homs.

French artist turns chicken for three-week egg hatching

Abraham Poincheval is sitting on 10 chicken eggs that he hopes to hatch in a Paris museum.

Is 'luxury co-living' a solution to loneliness in big cities?

Could student hall-style accommodation for young professionals tackle loneliness in big cities?

James Polk: The dead president who just can't rest in peace

There is a fight to rebury the 11th President of the United States, James K Polk - for the fourth time.

Bizarre Ronaldo statue overshadows airport naming event

The questionable likeness was revealed at a ceremony to name Madeira airport after the footballer.

Emma Thompson felt 'too fat' to live in LA

The Oscar winner says she "couldn't live there" as she condemns the pressure on actresses to be thin.

Pets sleeping on your bed growing trend

According to a new survey, nearly half of British dog and cat owners let their animals sleep on their bed.

Indian red faces over tallest flag at Pakistan border

The flag on the Pakistan border is to be replaced for a fourth time after being torn by the wind.

Did this alleged Russian spy help Trump win election?

The BBC has learned that US officials "verified" a key claim in a report about Russian involvement in Donald Trump's election.

Can a snake eat a human?

While pythons can eat large prey, an adult man was long thought to be too big.

'You may as well kill us': Human cost of India's meat 'ban'

The BBC's Vikas Pandey visits a community of butchers affected by the crackdown on meat shops.

Is this the most dangerous backwater in the world?

You may not have heard of the Sulu-Celebes sea, but piracy is on the rise there.

Letter from Africa: Should degrees be necessary for leaders?

In our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu looks at why Kenya insists that its senior political leaders must hold a university degree.

Trumplomacy: Shy Melania braves spotlight for women of courage

The First Lady lets her guard down only slightly during a visit to the centre of American diplomacy.

The Hindu hardliner running India's most populous state

Yogi Adityanath: What kind of leader will the polarising new chief minister of Uttar Pradesh be?

Jo Pavey: British athlete thrilled to receive 'bittersweet' 2007 bronze

Britain's Jo Pavey says it is a bittersweet feeling to receive her 2007 World Championships 10,000m bronze medal.

Erik Lamela: Tottenham midfielder out for the season

Tottenham midfielder Erik Lamela is ruled out for the remainder of the season because of a hip injury.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger should stay on as manager, says Alex Iwobi

Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi wants Arsene Wenger to remain as manager and says criticism of the Frenchman is "unfair".

Secure exit? How will Brexit affect UK security?

With Article 50 now triggered and Brexit underway, what will it mean for the UK's security?

Signed and delivered – now what?

Theresa May has invoked it with a letter, but what is it, can it be reversed and what happens next?

More EU sorrow than anger

There is "no reason to pretend this is a happy day", European Council President Donald Tusk says.

Reality Check: Can the UK change its mind?

Now it has triggered Article 50, does the UK definitely have to leave the EU?

What are Brexit Britain's trade options?

With Article 50 now triggered, what are the options for the UK's negotiators when it comes to trade?

Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU

A guide to how the UK will leave the European Union following the 23 June referendum vote.

Dear EU....what you will and won't miss

As Article 50 is triggered, here's what some people will miss about EU membership, and what some won't.

Article 50: What does its triggering mean?

Red lines, Britons in the EU and can the UK back out? Kevin Connolly and Norman Smith investigate.

Brexit: 'Divorce could turn ugly' says European press

There is little optimism in the European press on the start of Britain's departure from the EU.

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