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Israeli strike hits Rafah area after Hamas rocket barrage
The Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza says dozens of people have been killed in a refugee camp.

We will not increase income tax or national insurance, Labour says
The shadow chancellor told the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg she would face "difficult decisions" on spending.

What is the Tory national service plan for 18-year-olds?
The government has confirmed no one will be forced to do military training under the £2.5bn scheme.

Coldplay provide finale to Radio 1's Big Weekend
A day of sunshine and rain also saw Sabrina Carpenter, Vampire Weekend and Olly Alexander perform.

Police issue CCTV image of beach murder suspect
A 34-year-old woman died at the scene in Bournemouth and another woman was seriously injured.

Melanoma skin cancer cases rising in UK
The biggest increase is among the over 80s, with a marked rise in cases in adults aged 25-49.

'My flat's service charge has doubled to £8,000'
Soaring insurance costs have pushed up service charges over the past few years, a trade body says.

Do we need a Celebration Day for people we have lost?
A range of voices discuss whether a day is needed to remember loved ones who have died.

Watch: Airport employee informs Nicki Minaj of bag search
The American rapper was forced to cancel her gig in Manchester following her arrest at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport.

British event rider Georgie Campbell dies after fall from horse
British event rider Georgie Campbell dies after falling from her horse at the Bicton International Horse Trials in Devon.

Eight in hospital after turbulence on Doha-Dublin flight
Dublin Airport says the Boeing 787-9 dreamliner experienced turbulence while airborne over Turkey.

UN fears 670 people buried under Papua New Guinea landslide
The land is still sliding and rescue is difficult, the head of the UN migration agency says.

Murray beaten on possible French Open farewell
Andy Murray and Jack Draper both lose as the British campaign at the French Open gets off to an inauspicious start.

Polling guru crunches the numbers... in 60 seconds
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak needs a record campaign swing to win in July, says polling expert Sir John Curtice.

A simple guide to the 4 July general election
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced the UK general election will take place on 4 July.

Election poll tracker: How do the parties compare?
How do people say they will vote in the UK general election? Our poll tracker measures the trends.

Lib Dems pledge to fix Scotland's 'dental deserts'
Leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said dental services were being 'neglected' on both sides of the border.

Sunak and Starmer have more in common than you might think
They may start the election in very different political positions but the PM and the Labour leader are similar characters.

Is it 1997 all over again as Tory MPs head for the exit?
Whoever wins July's general election, there will be a significant number of new faces in the House of Commons.

Which laws were passed in final days of Parliament?
Bills to quash Post Office convictions and provide compensation for blood scandal victims were approved.

Cleverly says national service plan would boost skills but Labour calls it a gimmick
National service will engage young people in society again, says Home Secretary James Cleverly.

Sunak sees the funny side of Downing Street soaking
The prime minister was meeting constituents when one remarked on the weather when he announced the election.

Pledges delayed and some early slip-ups: Sunak's first days on the campaign trail
As is often the case in political campaigns, things don’t always stick to the script.

The events clashing with the UK's summer election
Politicians will vie for the attention of voters distracted by Euro 2024, Wimbledon and festivals.

How Rishi Sunak sprang election surprise on Tories
Many Tories were blindsided by the PM's July election announcement - here is how the decision was made.

How important is Scotland in deciding the UK election?
Sir Keir Starmer and Rishi Sunak are hoping this election marks the end of an era of SNP domination.

Election date brings Stormont battle lines into focus
Stormont's parties have long been preparing for this, but the date being confirmed will bring battle lines into focus.

Welsh parties hit the campaign trail
On a visit to Barry the PM attacks Labour on motorists and NHS, but runs into trouble on football.

Chris Mason: Why did Sunak call an election now?
An election has been called by Rishi Sunak sooner than many commentators and politicians had expected.

As Trump trial hurtles towards verdict, are Americans paying attention?
It's been a historic event filled with salacious detail, but polls suggest a strange level of detachment.

Cynthia voted for Nelson Mandela. Now she's abandoning his successors
The ruling ANC party has not delivered the change in South Africa that some had hoped for.

Scarlett Johansson's AI row has echoes of Silicon Valley's bad old days
A clash with the actor has echoes of the macho tech giants of the past, says Zoe Kleinman.

Paper review: 'Desperate' national service plan and 'soggy bottom Monday'
Monday's papers continue to focus on the Conservatives' national service plan, as well as bank holiday weather.

French town reels from fortune teller scandal
The mayor and fortune teller are both being kept in prison under judicial investigation.

All change! UK’s least connected train station added to more routes
One of the UK's oldest big city railway stations with one direct destination is to get more stops.

Marian Keyes: 'I would never have been a writer if I was still drinking'
Marian Keyes talks about staying sober, managing depression and Irish storytelling at the Hay Festival.

Priced out of homeownership - 'It makes me want to throw up'
The US housing market has changed dramatically since the pandemic - an issue looming over the election.

The influencers rallying South Africa's youth to vote
With 42% of voters under 40, the younger demographic could play a big role in Wednesday's poll.

LGBTQ Indians are more accepted than ever - but politics hasn't caught up
Despite major wins for the community, no major party is fielding any openly LGBTQ candidates in this election.

The best of British press photography
A selection of the best images from members of the British Press Photographers' Association on show in London.

The ex-con, illegal guns and the fear of Kenya's police
As Kenya struggles with violent crime an ex-convict tries to persuade men to turn in their weapons.

Watch: Cheese rolling through the years
A look back at Gloucestershire's famous cheese rolling over the decades.

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Spitfire crash victim was 'passionate aviator' Mark Long
The aircraft crashed in a field close to RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire on Saturday.

Murray's parents say golfer took own life
The parents of Grayson Murray say the golfer "took his own life", after the PGA Tour announced the American had died aged 30.

Thousands turn Manchester blue for City's victory parade
Manchester turns blue as City supporters celebrate their record-breaking Premier League title win.

Union says Sarwar family's firm pays above real living wage
The Scottish Labour leader was earlier accused of hypocrisy after saying not all staff at the business currently received the rate.

Tornadoes and storms leave 15 dead across central US
Powerful storms devastate areas in Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma and leave hundreds of thousands without power.

Some 160 villagers reported taken in deadly raid
Nigerian officials say gunmen spent hours in the village and had time to drink tea before abducting people.

Murray beaten on possible French Open farewell
Andy Murray and Jack Draper both lose as the British campaign at the French Open gets off to an inauspicious start.

Leclerc achieves 'ultimate dream'
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc said he had “tears in my eyes” as he was on the verge of completing his “ultimate dream”.

'Ten Hag has set out his position, Ratcliffe will soon outline his'
The future of manager Erik ten Hag will be discussed when senior figures at Manchester United begin conducting an end of season review this week.

Royals pitcher Stratton makes smooth behind-the-back stop
Watch Kansas City Royals pitcher Chris Stratton make a no-look catch during the Major League Baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

British event rider Campbell dies after fall from horse
British event rider Georgie Campbell dies after falling from her horse at the Bicton International Horse Trials in Devon.

Electioncast: How Many More MPs Will Quit?
Why Michael Gove is leaving, the voting age and cake...

What is happening to gas and electricity bills?
A new energy price cap means the cost of electricity and gas will fall from 1 July.

How fast are prices rising in the UK?
The rate at which prices are rising has fallen from record highs, but is still above the 2% target.

When will interest rates come down?
Bank of England interest rates affect mortgage, loan and savings rates for millions of people.

How much does uni cost, and will I earn more if I go?
Given higher costs, some students are wondering whether going to university makes financial sense.

How do I know if my smart meter is broken?
Almost four million smart meters in Great Britain were not working at the end of 2023.

When will interest rates come down?
Bank of England interest rates affect mortgage, loan and savings rates for millions of people.

How much are prices rising for you? Try our calculator
Use our calculator to find out how much the cost of living is going up in your household.

When will interest rates come down?
Bank of England interest rates affect mortgage, loan and savings rates for millions of people.

Energy bills predicted to fall by 7% in July
If the forecast proves correct, it would mean a typical annual bill could be £500 lower than last summer.

What are my rights if my flight is cancelled or delayed?
If you face disruption because flights are cancelled or delayed, then what can you do?

How much does uni cost, and will I earn more if I go?
Given higher costs, some students are wondering whether going to university makes financial sense.

How to get a job: Six expert tips for finding work
More than 10m people out of work in the UK, so if you're searching for a job you're not alone. Here are some tips on how to get started.

When will interest rates come down?
Bank of England interest rates affect mortgage, loan and savings rates for millions of people.

Who gets 15 hours of free childcare and how do I apply?
Parents in England can now access 15 hours of free weekly childcare for their two-year-olds.

Police issue CCTV image of beach murder suspect
A 34-year-old woman died at the scene in Bournemouth and another woman was seriously injured.

Man suffers life threatening injuries in stabbing
Police are currently at the scene of a stabbing in the Upper Water Street area of Newry.

Union says Sarwar family's firm pays above real living wage
The Scottish Labour leader was earlier accused of hypocrisy after saying not all staff at the business currently received the rate.

Blind Girls Aloud fan slams inaccessible ticket site
George says he could not complete the process quickly enough and Ticketmaster timed out.

Al Jazeera

North Korea plans to launch space satellite by June 4: Japan
Sanctions-breaking launch follows Pyongyang's third and successful attempt to launch a spy satellite in November.

Scarred by war children in Myanmar ‘cannot have the life they used to have’
Women and children in states such as Karenni struggle with trauma from air attacks and intense fighting.

Fewer women among top earners in UK finance since pandemic, report finds
Women make up less than 20 percent of top earners in sector, university research finds.

In pricey Hong Kong, residents flock to China for cheaper dining, shopping
Shenzhen is attracting Hong Kongers in droves with its superior entertainment options at a fraction of the cost.

Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 822
As the war enters its 822nd day, these are the main developments.

Lithuania’s Gitanas Nauseda declares victory in presidential election
Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte conceded defeat in the final round of the Baltic nation's presidential election.

More than 100 killed in two weeks of fighting in Sudan’s el-Fasher: MSF
Charity says more than 900 wounded in the capital of North Darfur province in fighting between Sudan's army and the RSF.

Has democratic South Africa lost its way?
Governing African National Congress faces its toughest test yet in national election.

At least 11 people, including two children, killed in US tornadoes, storms
Tornadoes and storms leave a trail of destruction in parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Macron makes rare state visit to Germany to boost ties, defend democracy
For the first time in nearly a quarter of a century, a French president visits Berlin to warm frosty ties.

Cyclone Remal slams into Bangladesh coast as hundreds of thousands evacuate
At least 800,000 people evacuate their homes in low-lying coastal areas of Bangladesh as intense cyclone makes landfall.

Week in pictures: From Iran president’s funeral to tornadoes in the US
A look at some of last week’s events.

Leclerc ends Monaco jinx with dream F1 home victory
Ferrari's Charles Leclerc, the only F1 driver born and raised in the area, finally wins his home race in Monte Carlo.

Twelve injured as Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Dublin hits turbulence
Dublin airport authorities say six passengers and six crew members were injured after flight hit turbulence over Turkey.

Why is the West divided over Palestinian statehood?
Despite talk of two states, historian Yazid Sayigh says the US has no real plans leading to Palestinian independence.

Hamas fires rockets at Israel’s Tel Aviv, causing first sirens for months
The Israeli army has said that eight rockets were fired from Gaza, targeting central Israel, including Tel Aviv.

Russia strikes crowded store in Ukraine’s Kharkiv
This is the moment Russian strikes hit a crowded store in Kharkiv, killing at least four people.

Remembering Palestinian journalist Amna Homaid
Israeli Channel 14 aired her photo, claiming she was a 'terrorist'. A few weeks later an Israeli missile killed her.

What’s happened in Gaza since ICJ ordered Israel stop Rafah assault?
Israel has continued to bomb Rafah despite the ICJ ruling on Friday that ordered Israel to halt its operations there.

Hamas armed wing fires barrage of rockets at Tel Aviv from Gaza
Hamas armed wing, the Qassam Brigades, have launched a barrage of missiles from southern Gaza towards Tel Aviv.

To understand my dad, I needed to learn about the day he was shot
My father was shot while reporting on the second Intifada. I went on a journey to meet the man who saved his life.

Fires in India cause two tragedies just hours apart
At least seven newborn babies were killed in a fire at a children’s hospital in India’s capital, after another blaze.

Slovenian FM: Recognising Palestine is a ‘moral duty’
Tanja Fajon discusses her country’s Palestine recognition process.

China, South Korea leaders meet before trilateral talks with Japan
China's Li and South Korea's Yoon agree to launch a diplomatic and security dialogue and to resume free trade talks.

Aid trucks enter Gaza after weeks as Israeli attacks continue across strip
Estimated 200 aid trucks far short of a minimum of 500-600 trucks required daily to feed millions of Palestinians.

Global Times

Manila's maritime zones bill harms national interests, violates Constitution, says former Philippine presidential spokesman

China raises flood emergency response in Guangdong as heavy rainfall continues

China releases world's first high-precision geological map of moon

We want peace, prosperity with China, not a war: former Philippine intelligence director

There remains significant growth potential in China's real estate sector

China repatriates 680 gambling, fraud suspects from Cambodia

'Debt mountain' hype about China's local debt full of biased and flawed logic

Gen-Z Chinese, American players gain friendship in table tennis matches, add a vivid chapter to 'Ping-Pong Diplomacy'

Bustling shopping

Businesses embrace opportunities for innovation at Canton Fair as China pursues new quality productive forces despite Western protectionism

China's newly added social financing still at historical high level in Q1: official

American Gen-Zers embrace, promote friendship with Chinese counterparts

China refutes US 'debt trap' accusations, saying international creditors account for big chunk of developing countries' debts

China's youth unemployment rate remains flat in March at 15.3%

Yuan's share hits record high in global payments in March: SWIFT

China-US 4th meetings of economic and financial working groups signal 'steady, phased progress' in stabilizing ties

China, Slovenia eye closer cooperation in sustainability, innovation amid deputy PM's China visit: business council

Foreign banks raise China's 2024 GDP growth outlook after impressive Q1

China's CPI expected to moderately rebound in coming months: NBS official

Why the economic field has become a prominent battlefield for Western cognitive warfare against China

Issuance of panda bonds in China hitting 66 billion yuan so far this year, up 128%

Chinese vlogger banned for fabricating story of student losing homework in Paris

China releases 10 typical anti-spy cases in past decade to welcome national security education day

China's domestically developed mega reusable rocket engine completes ground ignition tests, setting new records

Unrealistic for Philippines to encourage Chinese investment while provoke China, hype China threat with US, Japan: experts

US sends senior diplomats to China after elevating defense ties with Japan, Philippines

Yiwu's exports boom ahead of Paris Olympics as nation's foreign trade shows resilience

China-EU GI agreement fosters greater stability in bilateral economic ties: industry group

China hopes to work with Japan, S.Korea to create conditions for trilateral leaders' meeting: FM spokesperson

National security class

Modi urges to urgently address 'prolonged situation' on borders with China

Ma returns to Taiwan; calls to recognize historical connections

Philadelphia shooting

China targets trillions in investment with equipment, appliance renewals

China's healthcare authority refutes hypes of 'dropout wave' in medical insurance

Mutual visa exemption between China, Georgia to promote bilateral cooperation with surge in tourism

Chinese embassy slams Canadian PM's accusation on Chinese interference in Canadian elections

GT exclusive: Former Philippine president Duterte warns Manila to turn back from detrimental path, resolve disputes through dialogue

Guangdong remains only province to record over 1 million births for four consecutive years: official data

China's economic ties with Africa growing stronger: MOFCOM

Biden-Kishida summit faces backlash in Japan for potential defense cooperation upgrade

China's top legislator to visit N. Korea, strengthen traditional friendship

GraphicAnalysis: China's economic growth to sustain on the back of favorable conditions

EU's probe into Chinese wind turbines suggests trade protectionism, economic coercion: CCCEU

GT exclusive: A close-up look at ASEAN's discontent with external countries' manipulation of S.China Sea issue

GT exclusive: Filipino fishermen show no interest in govt-initiated 'militia' plan, call for peace and friendship

Sweden's reported expelling of Chinese citizen 'politically driven, affects people-to-people exchanges'

Chinese Embassy lashes out at US over harassing Chinese citizens at border

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Germany's Scholz embraces TikTok, 'to connect with a younger audience'