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Prison investment to fund body cameras and 'incapacitant spray'  
A £3m investment will "ensure prison officers have the right resources for the job", the government says.  

Bradford baby death: Woman arrested on suspicion of murder  
A woman is arrested on suspicion of murder after an 18-month-old boy falls from a window in Bradford.  

Labour demands changes to Brexit repeal bill  
The party wants six changes to the repeal bill, including Parliament approval of the exit agreement.  

Partition 70 years on: When tribal warriors invaded Kashmir  
Witnesses tell the BBC how men with sticks and axes started one of the world's longest conflicts.  

WHO chief 'rethinking' Robert Mugabe's appointment  
The proposal to appoint the Zimbabwean president as a WHO goodwill ambassador sparked an outcry.  

Home-buying to be 'faster and less stressful' following review  
Ministers are asking the industry how best to streamline the home-buying process in England.  

Brexit: Why a transition period may not buy more time for talks  
David Davis says a transition period won't happen unless a final Brexit deal is in place.  

Will Australia's 'miracle economy' keep on winning?  
The "wonder from down under" has been free from recession for more than a quarter of a century.  

Why more people are running marathons in all 50 US states  
Why are more people running marathons in all 50 states - and what does it say about modern America?  

Abseiling down a cliff at night to kill 500 gannets  
On just one night a year Faroese men can hunt gannet chicks, considered a delicacy. It involves a dangerous climb down steep cliffs.  

Ivory Coast's hair sculptor Laetitia Ky  
Laetitia Ky uses coat hangers, wires and pins to make "hair sculptures" for her Instagram fans.  

Everything Everything on how they've turned a 'nightmare' into pop music  
Everything Everything on how their new album was inspired by the "surreal, nightmarish" news cycle.  

Why Soviet prison-style tattoos are gaining popularity  
How the body art of the Moscow underworld is coming back into fashion.  

Lewis Hine and the photos that changed America  
An exhibition in New York highlights the child labour photos of Lewis Hine that shocked the US.  

The football club with no gender pay gap  
Lewes FC are setting a new trend in football, by paying their men and women equally.  

Taxpayer-funded drugs 'too expensive for patients’  
Campaigners say UK taxpayers "effectively pay twice" for medicines, increasing NHS budget pressures.  

The Papers: May's 'climbdown' and gambling sites curbed  
Theresa May's "climbdown" and a crackdown on British gambling companies are among the stories to lead the newspapers.  

The 85-year-old rocket scientist behind the 1,000mph car  
Ron Ayres's fascination with engineering started as a boy during the Blitz.  

More posters from London Underground's forgotten designers  
An exhibition marks the work of unrecognised female artists whose work has adorned London.  

Japan goes to the polls in snap election  
Millions are voting in the election, which was called by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe last month.  

Lewis Hamilton on pole for United States Grand Prix  
Lewis Hamilton takes pole position for the United States GP and will have title rival Sebastian Vettel alongside on the front row.  

World Taekwondo Grand Prix: Jade Jones & Bianca Walkden win gold in London  
Britain's double Olympic champion Jade Jones secures her first major title of 2017 and Bianca Walkden wins her third Grand Prix of the year.  

European Champions Cup: Saracens 36-34 Ospreys  
Saracens edge out a stubborn Ospreys side to maintain their 100% start to their Champions Cup defence at Allianz Park.  

Catalonia independence: Puigdemont 'will not accept' Rajoy plan  
President Carles Puigdemont says Catalonia will not accept Madrid's plan to curb the region's powers.  

Premier League results: Man City beat Burnley, Man Utd lose at Huddersfield, Chelsea rally  
Manchester City move five points clear as Huddersfield shock Manchester Utd, while Chelsea, Leicester, Newcastle and Bournemouth win.  

Titanic letter sells for world record price at auction  
Passenger's letter home, written a day before the ship hit an iceberg, fetches £126,000 at auction.  

Jose Mourinho: Man Utd attitude at Huddersfield was worse than a friendly  
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says their attitude in the 2-1 defeat at Huddersfield was worse than a friendly match.  

Sergio Aguero equals Manchester City goalscoring record  
Sergio Aguero has scored his 177th and club record-equalling goal for Manchester City, but what makes the striker even more surprising than you might think?  

Trump says he will allow scheduled release of JFK files  
The US president says he will allow scheduled release of classified files relating to Kennedy's assassination.  

Trump 'prefers white people' claims comedian Trevor Noah  
The Daily Show host was speaking to the BBC's Newsnight programme about the US president and racism.  

Huge waves crash over seafronts in Storm Brian surge  
Storm Brian has hit the UK with gale-force winds and high seas - closing roads and causing flooding.  

A bus designed to tackle sexual harassment  
How have our experts got on at redesigning a bus to make it safer? What changes have they made? And how does it look now?  

Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman: The couple taken by the Taliban  
What’s next for the North American couple and their children rescued from five years of captivity?  

Ballet hoping to help heal Charleston's wounds  
A new ballet tells the story of the aftermath of the racially motivated Charleston church shooting.  

The woman without legs who became an equestrian champion  
Angelika Trabert's won 24 medals - six at the Paralympics. When not riding, she works as an anaesthetist.  

The old-school album club for modern music fans  
How music fan Martin Fitzgerald went from surfing Spotify in bed to talking legendary albums with celebrities.  

100 Women: The male movie star campaigning for women's rights  
Farhan Akhtar is not only massive in the movie world, he's also the founder of a movement to get men to support women's rights.  

The space where women tell stories of abusive relationships  
Thousands of women from France have been speaking out about the abuse they've experienced in their relationships.  

Undercover police hunt sex offenders on Tube  
BBC 100 Women go undercover on the Tube with British Transport Police officers catching offenders.  

100 Women: Why I chose #MeToo for my sexism experiment  
BBC 100 Women contributor Roya Ramezani was painting #MeToo hours before the Weinstein story broke.  

Your pictures: On toast  
Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "on toast".  

100 Women: The pink bus designed to protect women from harassment  
Authorities in one city in Turkey have put pink women-only buses in service, designed to protect female passengers from harassment.  

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BBC coverage of latest developments  

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Naked Indonesia  
Public nudity is strictly forbidden in Indonesia - and life is tough for the local nudist community  

Sticks and axes  
Witnesses tell the BBC how men with sticks and axes started one of the world's longest conflicts.  

WHO chief 'rethinking' Robert Mugabe's appointment  
The proposal to appoint the Zimbabwean president as a WHO goodwill ambassador sparked an outcry.  

Wonder down under  
The "wonder from down under" has been free from recession for more than a quarter of a century.  

The extra miles  
Why are more people running marathons in all 50 states - and what does it say about modern America?  

Night of slaughter  
On just one night a year Faroese men can hunt gannet chicks, considered a delicacy. It involves a dangerous climb down steep cliffs.  

Coming into fashion  
How the body art of the Moscow underworld is coming back into fashion.  

Czech election: Billionaire Babis wins by large margin  
Andrej Babis' party has secured almost triple the vote share of its closest rivals  

Japan goes to the polls in snap election  
Millions are voting in the election, which was called by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe last month.  

Catalonia independence: Puigdemont 'will not accept' Rajoy plan  
President Carles Puigdemont says Catalonia will not accept Madrid's plan to curb the region's powers.  

Military cadets killed in Kabul minibus suicide bombing  
It brings the death toll from attacks in Afghanistan to around 200 in this week alone.  

Trump says he will allow scheduled release of JFK files  
The US president says he will allow scheduled release of classified files relating to Kennedy's assassination.  

Magazine apologises to Solange for edit  
The Evening Standard says they made "the wrong call" to edit the singer's elaborate hairstyle.  

Under fire in Iraq: A camera crew's view of a warzone  
Gunfire, danger - a few of the hazards facing a BBC team covering the news from Iraq.  

Militants kill Egyptian security forces in desert shoot-out  
The forces are reported to have been looking for the militants' hideout when they came under attack.  

Man arrested after knife attack in Munich  
Police say no motive has been established for the attack, which lightly wounded four passers-by.  

Republican speaker Ryan roasts Trump at charity dinner  
The senior Republican had a few presidential jokes up his sleeve at a charity dinner.  

Pablo Neruda 'did not die of cancer', say experts  
The left-wing poet died in 1973, weeks after a military coup led by general Augusto Pinochet.  

Missing California hikers died in apparent murder-suicide  
Police suspect the man killed his girlfriend at Joshua Tree National Park before killing himself.  

Ballet hoping to help heal Charleston's wounds  
A new ballet tells the story of the aftermath of the racially motivated Charleston church shooting.  

The woman without legs who became an equestrian champion  
Angelika Trabert's won 24 medals - six at the Paralympics. When not riding, she works as an anaesthetist.  

Putin weighs in on Trump's performance as US president  
The Russian president took aim at the US political system when asked about Trump's "unpredictability".  

Why did a black man hug a neo-Nazi skinhead?  
A white supremacist walked into the middle of an anti-fascist rally - this is what happened next.  

India's first complete transgender couple are hoping to marry  
Sukanyeah and Aarav met at a gender reassignment clinic. Now they're planning a wedding.  

New Zealand town funds its own petrol station  
Residents fed up with a two-hour drive to buy fuel decide to take matters into their own hands.  

Japanese zoo mourns anime-loving celebrity penguin  
Grape the penguin became an online star after he "fell in love" with a cardboard cut-out in his enclosure.  

Icelandic Pirate Party MP forced to wear eyepatch  
Member of parliament and country's president both injured in bizarre household accidents.  

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