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Middle East conflict ‘on the brink’, warns UN chief
The comments come as the UN secretary general called for restraint, saying 'now is the time to de-escalate'.

Bowen: As Israel debates Iran attack response, can US and allies stop slide into all-out war?
World leaders are scrambling to prevent the Middle East entering a damaging wider conflict.

US tells Israel it won't join any Iran retaliation
Officials said Joe Biden urged Israel to "think carefully" before launching a response to the attack.

'Obvious' Sydney killer targeted women - police
Joel Cauchi, 40, fatally stabbed six people in a crowded Sydney shopping centre on Saturday.

Salman Rushdie: Losing an eye upsets me every day
The author, who was stabbed on stage in 2022, tells the BBC that he thought he was dying.

Sunset Boulevard equals Olivier Awards record
The musical won seven prizes including best revival and best actress for Nicole Scherzinger

Trump's first criminal trial to begin in New York
As he bids to return to the White House, Donald Trump will become the first ex-president to face a criminal trial.

Ukraine's power plants at the mercy of Russian missiles
Russia now frequently targets Ukraine's energy infrastructure in an attempt to cripple the country.

Charities plan legal action against Rwanda removals
The move comes as legislation to revive the removal scheme is expected to pass in the coming days.

Universal Credit 'must change' to tackle sickness
Britain faces new challenges from an older and sicker population, according to a new report.

Dad of girl missing since 1981 to hand back Army medals
Army veteran Richard Lee says the inquiry into Katrice Lee's disappearance has been mishandled.

Cooper defends Rayner as house row continues
It comes after an ex-aide to Labour's deputy leader says she lived with her husband when registered elsewhere.

Boycott of Downing Street Eid celebration planned
The BBC understands some Conservative politicians as well as business and charity leaders will not attend.

BBC Verify examines video from Iran's attack on Israel
Footage shows projectiles being intercepted after Iran attacked Israel with drones and missiles.

Israel to respond to Iran attack 'when time is right'
The US says it won't take part in any Israeli response and urges its ally to exercise caution.

Why has Iran attacked Israel?
Iran's attack on Israel marks a major escalation in a long-running shadow war between the two nations.

Analysis: What will Israel do next?
With Iran and Israel in direct confrontation, BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner considers what comes next.

RAF jets shot down a number of Iran drones - Sunak
The MoD says the RAF will repel "any airborne attacks within range" of its jets in the Middle East.

What we know about Iran's attack on Israel
Israel says 99% percent of projectiles fired at it by Iran overnight were intercepted by it and its allies.

The Papers: Israel 'vows revenge' as it 'weighs up response'
The fallout from Iran's unprecedented aerial attack and fears of regional escalation dominates the papers.

The sharp-tongued president livening up Croatia's election
With Zoran Milanovic in the race, the result of the Croatian election has become unpredictable.

Watching my country fall apart day-by-day
Zeinab Mohammed Salih reflects on what has happened to Sudan since fighting broke out a year ago.

Sarah Snook's chicken and nine other Olivier moments
From Nicole Scherzinger's Sunday roast love to David Tennant's jacket causing a stir, these are the ten highlights.

Boy, 7, died from Aids after doctor ignored rules
The doctor who gave Colin Smith imported blood products broke his NHS department's guidelines.

'I envy my peers with grandkids' - Hillsborough mum
Jenni Hicks says years of campaigning for justice meant she could not deal with her own loss.

Who can get a Covid booster this spring?
Those most at risk from Covid will be offered a spring booster by the NHS in England from Monday.

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Stars hit the red carpet at Olivier Awards
Sophie Okonedo, David Tennant, Sarah Snook and Nicole Scherzinger were among those posing for pictures.

Cat looks fur-ious after being chiselled out of wall
A photo of a firefighter holding a mortified-looking moggie attracts hundreds of comments on social media.

Oil prices lower after Iran attack on Israel
Prices had already risen in expectation of action, with Brent crude near a six-month high last week.

Primary school places 2024: When do parents find out offers?
Parents will soon be finding out which primary school their children will be going to.

Judge finds Australia parliament rape reports were true
Bruce Lehrmann sued a TV network for airing Brittany Higgins' claims she was raped inside Parliament House.

Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway finale pulls in 4m
Girls Aloud, Holly Willoughby and Olly Murs helped the duo bid farewell to the show - for now.

Hundreds of Manchester bomb survivors to sue MI5
A claim on behalf of more than 250 survivors of the 2017 blast has been lodged, lawyers confirm.

Red-hot favourite Scheffler dominates to win Masters
World number one Scottie Scheffler wins the Masters for a second time after keeping his nerve at Augusta National as his rivals faltered.

'Was this the day the Premier League title tide turned?'
Can Arsenal and Liverpool hit back from savage blows in the Premier League title race or has momentum shifted decisively to Manchester City?

Man Utd hold on to beat Chelsea and reach Wembley
Manchester United beat Women's FA Cup holders Chelsea in a thrilling semi-final to set up a Wembley final against Tottenham on 12 May.

Warrington stun St Helens to reach cup semi-finals
Matty Ashton's incredible finish is the best of Warrington's five tries as they stun St Helens to book a Challenge Cup semi with Huddersfield.

'Incredible feeling’ - Alonso toasts Leverkusen title
Bayer Leverkusen end Bayern Munich's era of dominance and clinch their first Bundesliga title with five games to spare by beating Werder Bremen.

Watch: 9 Plane Crash Rescues & Close Calls
From daring landings to rescuing plane crash survivors, here are nine nail-biting moments.

The former PM reveals details of her fractious 49 days in office.

What is GDP and how does it affect me?
A basic guide to how the health of the economy is measured, and why that calculation matters.

What is the 10-year passport rule?
The price of a applying for or renewing a UK passport has risen for the second time in 14 months.

How have the child benefit rules changed?
Changes announced in the Budget mean people earning up to £80,000 can get the benefit.

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Use our calculator to find out how much the cost of living is going up in your household.

'I envy my peers with grandkids' - Hillsborough mum
Jenni Hicks says years of campaigning for justice meant she could not deal with her own loss.

Long waiting lists for children 'a catastrophe'
A new report finds waiting lists increased by 172% for general outpatient care over seven years.

FM condemns attack on Israel and repeats ceasefire call
Humza Yousaf described the attack as 'worrying' and stood by his call to end UK arms sales to Israel.

Cancer survivor urges others to seek GP help early
Tony Gillard says if he had ignored his symptoms, he might never have met his great-grandchildren.

Al Jazeera

Manipur’s BJP CM inflamed conflict: Assam Rifles report on India violence
It also points to the role of armed groups from the Meitei and Kuki-Zo communities in the prolonged violence in India.

‘Obvious’ Sydney mall killer targeted women, Australian police say
New South Wales Police commissioner says videos of the attack 'speak for themselves'.

US military says it destroyed dozens of drones fired from Iran, Yemen
US Central Command says it hit more than 80 one-way attack drones aimed at Israel.

Iran claims ‘right to self-defence’ in Israel attack
Iran tells UNSC its attack on Israel was ‘in the exercise of Iran's inherent right to self-defence'.

US: Iran ‘will be held responsible’ for further attacks
The US tells the UNSC that it has an obligation to not let Iran’s actions go unanswered

UN Security Council meets after Iran launches attack on Israel
“It’s time to step back from the brink,” UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres tells the UN Security Council.

Israel ‘shouting from the rooftops’ to warn about Iran
Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan calls on UN Security Council to condemn Iran

What does Israel want to do after Iran’s drone and missile attacks?
Analysts look at the reasons behind Israel's attack on Iran's consulate, which triggered Iran's overnight barrage.

‘Arsonist and firefighter’: Can the US restrain Israel after Iran attack?
Washington has urged Israel to avoid escalation, but Gaza track record raises doubts US will be heeded, analysts say.

Bayer Leverkusen win first Bundesliga title, ending Bayern Munich’s reign
Leverkusen beat Werder Bremen 5-0 to win the Bundesliga with five games left, ending Bayern's run of 11 straight titles.

What are the implications of Iran’s missile attack on Israel?
Iran launched hundreds of drones and missiles at Israel, although almost all were intercepted.

What you need to know about Iranian and Israeli missiles
Al Jazeera’s Alex Gatopoulos explains the types of missiles and drones Iran used in its attack on Israel.

Week in pictures: War in Sudan, a solar eclipse, and Iran attacks Israel
A roundup of some of the week’s key events.

At least 33 killed in Afghanistan as heavy rains set off flash floods
Most casualties have been from roof collapses, while some 600 houses have been damaged or destroyed, authorities say.

Sorry, but Iran is not the aggressor here
Amid the genocide in Gaza, Western condemnation of the intercepted Iranian attack on Israel is sickeningly cynical.

A year of violence, of displacement, of violations in Sudan’s war
One year on, the war in Sudan has spiralled into one of the largest and most complex displacement crises in the world.

Amid the Israel-Iran escalation, it’s time for a region-wide ceasefire
Unless the world is ready for a regional war with global repercussions, it must move quickly.

Indonesia’s Christie takes Asia badminton crown ahead of Paris Olympics
Jonatan Christie wins first continental title, establishing the 26-year-old as a medal contender at Paris 2024.

Iran attacks Israel with over 300 drones, missiles: What you need to know
Iran has launched a massive aerial attack on Israel, two weeks after a deadly strike on its consulate in Syria.

Cyprus suspends asylum applications for Syrians as arrivals rise
More than 1,000 people have arrived in Cyprus on boats from Lebanon this month amid deepening tensions in Middle East.

Celebrations in Iran as it ‘concludes’ retaliatory attack on Israel
Iran says its unprecedented attack on Israel was legitimate retaliation for Israel’s targeting of Iranian personnel.

Australia mourns five women, Pakistani guard killed in Sydney mall attack
Misinformation about attacker's identity - as Muslim or Jewish - spread widely online before police identified suspect.

‘True Promise’: Why and how did Iran launch a historic attack on Israel?
Iran has just launched the largest ever drone strike in the world, and the biggest missile attack in its history.

At least 15 killed after landslides hit Indonesia’s Sulawesi island
Emergency response efforts have been complicated by poor weather conditions and damaged roads.

Dominican FM on Haiti gang violence crisis: Spillover threat?
Roberto Alvarez Gil, Dominican Republic FM, discusses the effect of Haiti’s criminal gang turmoil.

Global Times

Nation to hold 'Invest China' event amid slew of measures to draw foreign investment

China advocates for global EV cooperation, rejects protectionism amid reported US-EU restriction measures

US' intensified crackdown on China only slows down own industrial development: experts

Exclusive: Improvement in China-Australia bilateral relationship gives businesses greater confidence about seizing trade, investment opportunities: AustCham

Celebrating spring

Chinese private rocket company readies 'Falcon 9 equivalent' for maiden flight

HK officials, lawmakers confront West's attacks on Article 23 legislation, ready to fight back

MSS publicizes typical case to remind public of overseas cyber ransom attacks

Blinken claiming that China is spreading disinformation is in itself disinformation: Chinese FM

Seal cutting stamps

Foreign experts hail China's democracy path; 'inspiring for other developing countries'

China to do utmost to restore peace in Gaza: FM spokesperson

China launches Queqiao-2 as key relay communication platform for future lunar missions

Power of the sun

Newly added undergraduate majors including national security studies better serve national strategy

'Tigers' in financial, medical sectors successively toppled

China firmly opposes Taiwan politician's official contacts with Czech: Chinese FM

GT investigates: Boeing incidents spotlight chronic woes and systemic problems in US manufacturing sector

GT investigates: US State Department's support for Manila full of contradictions, serves to further militarize South China Sea

China's former anti-terrorism official under probe

Iceland in state of emergency

New Gaza cease-fire talks 'more likely to yield results' due to the practical needs

SpaceX's spy satellite network deal a major step toward 'space militarization,' poses new threat to global security: experts

Policing cooperation agreement between China and Fiji restored

All suspects apprehended in the case of 13-y-o boy killed by classmates: authority

Brain-computer interface technology rapidly evolves in China, expected to form a new quality productive force

No departures

Trilateral summit suggests Manila intensifying collusion with US, Japan to further complicate S.China Sea issues: expert

EU's AI law tackles potential risks, 'could add costs for tech companies entering EU market'

UK's 'China hawks' ruin efforts to reset ties as it weighs curbs on Chinese official visas

GraphicAnalysis: New quality productive forces: A key economic driver

China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative maintains firm anti-corruption stance despite Western smears

Reported UK attempt to break 'dependence' on China for key minerals impracticable: experts

China, Australia make steady progress in addressing wine trade dispute

Exporting vehicles

Xiconomics in Practice: Xi puts new quality productive forces at front and center in China's economic agenda

Sharing the facts

China's job market sees high demand for AI, big data talent: minister

US attempts to crack down on any industry that boosts Xinjiang's prosperity: national lawmaker

Chinese military aims to boost strategic capabilities in emerging areas such as AI, unmanned tech

HK, Macao, Chinese mainland could launch multi-stop, culture-themed travel products to boost inbound tourism: political advisor

GT investigates: Why Philippine maritime zones act is an 'egregious bill' that will only aggravate tensions in South China Sea

Shanghai-based ZPMC says cargo cranes don't pose cybersecurity risk at US ports

Opposition to secessionism the prevailing public sentiment in Taiwan region: lawmakers, political advisors

A panorama of the future of Chinese society mirrored in proposals, motions in two sessions

Severe losses

Chinese community organizations in Montreal sue Royal Canadian Mounted Police for defamation

Houthi attacks in Red Sea reports first fatalities as regional conflict escalates

Profitable tomato-picking

China's foreign trade off to robust start in first two months, expanding 8.7%