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Fair for migrants to share hotel rooms, says Robert Jenrick
Immigration minister says he has to look after taxpayers and reduce use of hotels for housing migrants.

Illegal migrants plan could cost £6bn over two years, say government projections
Internal Home Office figures include the costs of developing detention facilities, the BBC understands.

India train disaster: Signal fault the likely cause, minister says
India's Railway Board says there was "some kind of signalling interference".

Boris Johnson warned Covid inquiry legal funding could be withdrawn
Former PM is told his legal costs will not be covered if he tries to "undermine" government position.

King to give up lease on Welsh country estate
It served as a royal home to the King and Queen during visits to Wales prior to Charles' coronation.

Succession actor Brian Cox on why he hasn't watched finale
The actor revealed a few spoilers when he spoke to Laura Kuenssberg about the show's ending.

Why are people leaving Russia, who are they, and where are they going?
A trickle of Russians leaving became a stream after the full-scale invasion of Ukraine of 2022.

Ukraine war: Girl, 2, killed and 22 injured in Dnipro after Russian strike
Rescuers found the child's body in the wreckage of a residential building in Ukrainian city Dnipro.

Karim Benzema: Five-time Champions League winner to leave Real Madrid after 14 years
Five-time Champions League winner Karim Benzema is to leave Real Madrid after 14 years at the club.

Vote on CBI's reforms nerve-wracking, says new boss
Rain Newton Smith says she believes the CBI should survive ahead of vote of confidence at the group.

Winning BGT would mean bigger house - Ghetto Kids
A group of Ugandan children is on the verge of glory after reaching the final of Britain's Got Talent.

Leipzig violence: Clashes in German city over jail term for woman who attacked neo-Nazis
Police and protesters clash for a second night over a jail term for a woman who attacked neo-Nazis.

British Soap Awards: EastEnders wins as Jane McDonald hosts
The awards were hosted by Jane McDonald after Phillip Schofield left ITV last week.

'Mortgage costs right now are terrifying'
With rates rising and mortgages disappearing from the market, buyers reveal their struggles to get a deal.

Can sci-fi films teach us anything about an AI threat?
Researchers have cited the plot of Pixar's WALL-E in a series of AI "disaster scenarios".

The Papers: Holly's 'speech on Phil' and PM 'wants tax cut'
Pre-election tax cuts and Holly Willoughby's return to This Morning feature in Sunday's papers.

Solar panels - an eco-disaster waiting to happen?
A French factory is pioneering recycling of solar units as experts warn of a waste mountain by 2050.

Hospital armed siege turned me from BBC reporter to negotiator
BBC Reporter was asked to help after a patient held a doctor at gunpoint in 48-hour hospital siege.

Odisha train accident: 'My mother was missing, I got a picture of the body'
Frantic scenes unfolded after India's horrific train crash which has killed at least 288 people.

Alice Oseman: Heartstopper series two 'will be a little bit darker'
The YA writer says the next series will show her characters and their romances "maturing".

Laura Kuenssberg: Former home secretaries on why it's so hard to cut migration
Five former home secretaries tell Laura Kuenssberg the truth about immigration policy.

Allergies: School meals inadequate, say Powys family
Quinten has a severe allergy to dairy, egg, soya and nuts and "feels like the odd one out".

Ashes 2023: England in best possible shape for Australia series
Drawing parallels with 2019, England are in far better shape to contest the Ashes against Australia, says chief cricket writer Stephan Shemilt.

Your pictures on the theme of 'bridges'
A selection of striking images from our readers around the world.

Bedworth: Pensioner dies after being attacked by dog
Two people are arrested after a woman in her 70s dies in a dog attack in Bedworth.

Man arrested at Wembley over '97' football shirt
The Met Police say a man has been held on suspicion of a public order offence and taken into custody.

Beijing's comedy crackdown is hitting its music scene
The crackdown on stand-up comedy unleashed by a joke is now hurting Beijing's vibrant live music scene.

Blackhorse Lane Atelier: London's only craft jeans factory
Blackhorse Lane Atelier, in east London, is trying to preserve manufacturing skills in the capital.

Conservationists tackle decline of Scottish coastal species
A £6.5m scheme to help prevent the extinction of priority species in Scotland has been launched.

Man City have set the standard - how can Man Utd catch up?
Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer says Manchester United will have to spend big this summer if they are to challenge Manchester City's supremacy.

Man City's Ilkay Gundogan scores FA Cup final's quickest ever goal - best angles
Watch all the best angles of Ilkay Gundogan's stunning volley for Manchester City against Manchester United in Saturday's FA Cup final.

French Open 2023: Aryna Sabalenka to face Sloane Stephens in Paris night session
Aryna Sabalenka will face Sloane Stephens in the first night session at this year's French Open to feature a women's match.

Karim Benzema: How do Real Madrid prepare for life without France striker?
As Karim Benzema leaves Real Madrid, BBC Sport examines his legacy and the consequences of his sudden departure.

The Memorial Tournament: Rory McIlroy moves into share of lead
Rory McIlroy has high hopes of a big win at The Memorial Tournament after a fine third round on Saturday.

When will we start seeing energy bill deals again?
With bills set to drop from July, fixed deals could be due to make a comeback, say experts.

Mortgage deals: Five new products aiming to beat interest rates rise
As interest rates rise, some lenders are offering no-deposit mortgages and removing the "stress test".

Mortgage calculator: how much will my mortgage go up?
Use our calculator to find out how much mortgage payments could go up for your household.

Five ways to save money on your packed lunch
As the cost of food continues to rise, we hear some top tips on making savings at lunchtime.

Energy price cap: What is it and will bills continue to go down?
The cap which sets typical household energy bills is expected to drop sharply from July.

Energy bills: What can I do if I can't afford to pay?
If you're struggling to afford your gas and electricity bills, what options are available?

Tips on how to save energy at home and help the planet
What can homeowners do to reduce their energy consumption?

Cost of living: How can I save money on my food shop?
The cost-of-living crisis continues to bite. Here are some things that can reduce the impact.

Al Jazeera

India train disaster: What we know so far
The failure of a sophisticated electronic system designed to keep trains from colliding has been blamed for the crash.

Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 466
As the war enters its 466th day, here’s a look at the main developments.

Death toll mounts as unrest flares in Senegal
Authorities say the number of people killed in clashes between police and opposition supporters has now risen to 15.

Kuwait’s snap election amid an ongoing political crisis: A guide
A feud between the government and the parliament has led to multiple dissolutions and elections in recent months.

Guinea-Bissau holds legislative polls amid political deadlock
The vote comes after President Umaro Sissoco Embalo dissolved parliament last year after falling out with MPs.

The Mapuche and the Myth of Chile
The Big Picture examines whether old prejudices against Indigenous people still hold the key to Chile's future.

‘King’ Modi’s sceptre and the wrestlers without rights
In the state that Modi is building, no one – not even Hindus he claims to speak for – will have rights. Or a voice.

US slams China’s navy for ‘unsafe’ actions in Taiwan Strait
US Indo-Pacific command says a Chinese navy ship executed 'unsafe' manoeuvres near an American destroyer.

Russian attack wounds 20, including children in Ukraine’s Dnipro
Regional governor says three of the five children wounded in Saturday's attack were in 'serious condition'.

China’s Li says clash with US would bring ‘unbearable disaster’
At Asia security forum, Chinese defence chief says Beijing seeks dialogue with US and warns against NATO-like alliances.

Al-Shabab killed 54 Ugandan soldiers in Somalia, says Museveni
Announcement comes a week after al-Shabab fighters stormed a base housing African Union peacekeepers in Somalia.

Israelis rally against Netanyahu’s judicial plan for 22nd week
Protests continue despite prime minister's announcement that the contentious legal proposals were being put on hold.

Turkey’s President Erdogan announces new cabinet
An internationally respected former banker gets top economy job, powerful intelligence chief is named foreign minister.

Could BRICS challenge US dominance in the global economy?
Group of emerging economies calls for rebalancing of the world order.

Biden signs debt ceiling bill, pulling US from brink of default
US president signs legislation lifting the debt ceiling, averting a catastrophic default on the government's debt.

Change is coming to Capitol Hill and Israel won’t like it
A recent event marking the Nakba at the US Congress shows Palestinians can no longer be silenced in Washington.

Barcelona win Women’s Champions League with stunning comeback
Down 2-0 at halftime, Barcelona came back to beat VfL Wolfsburg 3-2 at a sold out stadium in Eindhoven.

Residents brace for Sudan army’s recapture of Khartoum from RSF
Analysts suggest the Sudanese army pulled out of ceasefire talks to launch a major offensive to retake the capital.

Gundogan scores brace as Man City beat Man United to win FA Cup
City one game away from a historic treble after Ilkay Gundogan scored twice to beat United 2-1 in the FA Cup final.

‘Second lease of life’ say survivors of deadly India train crash
Nearly 290 people have died in the accident involving three trains in the country's worst rail disaster in 20 years.

Italy detains two NGO vessels for defying new migrant rescue law
Rescue ships Sea-Eye 4 and Mare*Go have been blocked for 20 days for flaunting Italian legislation they call 'unjust'.

Gunman kills 3 Israeli troops near border with Egypt
Attack by man dressed in an Egyptian security forces uniform occurred during anti-drug operations.

Sudan army brings in reinforcements as it battles RSF in Khartoum
Fighting has intensified in Khartoum as well as Darfur, despite US sanctions imposed in wake of truce collapse.

Why is the debt ceiling so contentious in the United States?
The US isn't the only country to set a debt ceiling, but it is the only nation to face brinkmanship over the issue.

UN, AU call for calm as death toll in Senegal violence rises
At least 15 people have been killed in Senegal following an outbreak of violence after sentencing of opposition leader.

Global Times

Chinese mainland to promote peaceful exchange with Taiwan compatriots in more effective, precise way

Attractive sound

China unveils tube-launched drone with breakthrough flight performance

China to join expanded military drills with SE Asian countries

China's FAST boosts tourism, income in astronomy-themed town

Floating sensation

Union criticized for whitewashing Cathay crew's discrimination

China develops 1,050 irradiation induced-mutant varieties, boosting food security

Hospitals call for maternity-friendly society

BRI to become a bedrock of new world order: Hungarian scholar

Handy system

PLA Navy's Type 055 10,000 ton-class large destroyer leads intensive drills in South China Sea amid rising tensions

Application of nuclear tech 'should be part of national strategy': report

Xizang embraces democracy with effective policy design, practices

Special guest

Xizang's high-quality development charts course for regional growth and beyond

Gen Z could play significant role in Xizang's sustainable development: forum

World should see Xizang's development, foreign diplomats and experts say

Time for tea

Direct flights between Fuzhou and Taiwan island resume, facilitating exchanges and cooperation

Wild populations of over 300 rare, endangered species increase steadily

Panda gathering

Attractive items

China's insurance industry maintains adequate solvency: NAFR

China keeps LPR unchanged for 9th straight month as economic recovery continues

Xi's footprints in Xiong'an highlight 'miraculous' transformation of 'city of the future'

China, Russia to hold business forum in Shanghai, aiming for high-level bilateral cooperation, regional integration amid rocky global economic recovery: experts

Vaccines countering XBB variant to be released to the market: top respiratory expert

Police remind Chinese parents to check children's phones for encrypted messaging apps, including Telegram

Joint exploration

New archaeology era for shipwrecks discovered in South China Sea

'520' remains popular marriage registration date

Chaos after US retreat: Disgrace, tragedy, horror . what US left behind in Vietnam after chaotic retreat

CEEC-based firms flock to China's Ningbo as nation shares devt opportunities

China sees surging sales of 'romantic' goods, services on May 20 as young people express love

Chinese commerce minister's planned visit to US lifts trade prospects, but 'result depends on sincerity of US'

Sprawling transport network prompts Central Asia from 'land-locked' to 'land-linked'

Xi sends congratulatory letter to Arab League summit, happy for regional countries to take path of unity and self-development

Xi's footprints in Central Asian countries consolidate ties, vitalize Silk Road

China-CEEC logistics cooperation under BRI ensures trade growth despite languishing global economy

China-Central Asia to facilitate new railway, road facilities expansion and upgrade, a boost to regional trade, prosperity

Japan-circling PLA Navy flotilla completes 'routine drills,' shows capabilities of national defense

New 'forced labor' claims on NW China's Xinjiang are outdated tactic to smear China, hurt firms: experts

Macao updates national security law

Comedy firm fined $1.9m after stand-up comedian insults soldiers

Visiting submersible

BeiDou navigation satellites welcomes new, stronger member after 3 years

CEEC tourism agencies strive to attract Chinese visitors, release potential of bilateral services trade

FDI up 2.2% in Jan-Apr period: MOFCOM

Infographic: Fruitful achievements are expected of China-Central Asia partnership after milestone summit

MercoPress - South American Agency

Falklands lawmakers discuss food prices and market solvency to encourage competition

“Can the Honorable Gavin Short please say whether in the Falklands have any mechanisms or agency that could be used to investigate the grocery retail market?” A spirited discussion surrounding food prices was prompted by a question from MLA Teslyn Barkman in Legislative Assembly last Wednesday, 31st May. MLA Teslyn Barkman asked MLA Gavin Short about the UK’s government’s decision to investigate food pricing. “Can the Honorable Gavin Short please say whether we here in the Falklands have any mechanisms or agency that could be used to investigate the grocery retail market?”

Covid-19 test or vax no longer required to enter Brazil

The isolation of passengers with symptoms compatible with covid-19 or with confirmed contamination is maintained. In line with the World Health Organization's decision to lift the Covid-19 global emergency, Brazilian authorities decided that both nationals and foreigners entering the South American country no longer need to present proof of vaccination or a negative covid-19 test, Agencia Brasil reported.

Former detention center in BA granted Mercosur patrimony status

Pietragalla Corti said the distinction was a recognition for the entire region The former Argentine Navy's Mechanics School, which functioned as a clandestine detention center during the 1976-1983 military regime and was later turned into the Memory Museum to promote awareness about human rights violations, has been granted Mercosur cultural heritage status by the Culture Ministers of the bloc, who convened Friday in Buenos Aires for their 54th meeting.

Mercosur Summit scheduled for Puerto Iguazú

Alberto Fernández will pass on the bloc's rotating presidency to Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva The Argentine city of Puerto Iguazú in the province of Misiones will host the LXII Mercosur Summit on July 3 and 4, during which Alberto Fernández will pass on the pro tempore presidency of the bloc to his Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva, it was announced Friday in Buenos Aires.

Anniversary of Falklands Liberation Day from Argentine military occupation

Liberation Monument in downtown Stanley. Following the ceremony FIG will host a civic reception for residents and military personnel To mark the Anniversary of the Liberation of the Falkland Islands from the Argentine occupation in 1982, Gilbert House has arranged a program for next Wednesday 14 June.

New currency swap with China gives Argentina some financial relief

During the meeting, the Argentine delegation gave their Chinese interlocutors official jerseys of the Argentine national football team Argentina will have US$ 10 billion to play on the domestic foreign exchange market and avoid a steeper devaluation of the peso after renewing a currency swap with China, Economy Minister Sergio Massa announced in Beijing Friday.

Falklands farmers face tough times unable to have a fluid sale of their wool clip

MLA Gavin Short asked if there are any indications that low clip sales may be causing cashflow difficulties that may require central Government to intervene. Lawmaker Gavin Short rose at the Falkland Islands elected Legislative Assembly this week and asked MLA Teslyn Barkman if she was “aware of any farms that have been unable to sell their wool clip either fully or partially this season.”

Mercosur agreement on marital issues reached in Buenos Aires

Justice Ministers of the Mercosur full and associated members convened in Buenos Aires Justice Ministers of all Mercosur member countries Friday signed in Buenos Aires an agreement aimed at joint regulation of marriages. The document seeks to unify legal issues related to matrimonial matters, personal and patrimonial relations between spouses, divorce, matrimonial separation, and personal and patrimonial relations and dissolution of cohabitation unions within the bloc.

Over 200 killed in train accident in India

“Rescue operations are underway,” Prime Minister Modi said  Over 200 people were reported to have died Friday when a passenger train and a freight convoy clashed in the Balasore district in the Indian state of Odisha, it was reported.

Retired Uruguayan military officers convicted of crimes against humanity

Prosecutor Perciballe said Judge Merlo's sentence was excellent Uruguayan retired military officers Rubens Francia and Francisco Macalusso were convicted as co-perpetrators of torture and deprivation of liberty during the last military dictatorship (1973-1984) and sentenced to 12 and a half years in prison.