Reaction to May deal ahead of MPs’ vote

Reaction to May deal ahead of MPs’ vote

Live ReportingPosted at 8:068:06Downing Street whips meet over doughnutsGovernment whip tweets:Posted at 8:058:05The government says it has secured "legally-binding" changes to the Brexit withdrawal deal.Read morenextPosted at 8:008:00Rudd: May's deal 'good for Britain'Work and Pensions Secretary tweets:Posted at 8:008:00Corbyn: Negotiations 'have failed'Labour leader tweets:Posted at 7:597:59Starmer: 'No changes' to Brexit dealToday ProgrammeBBC Radio 4ReutersCopyright: ReutersShadow…
‘Mid-April’ release for redacted Mueller report

‘Mid-April’ release for redacted Mueller report

Image copyright AFP Image caption Attorney General William Barr is releasing a redacted version of the 400-page report Robert Mueller's 400-page report into Russian interference in the 2016 US election will be published in April.Attorney General William Barr wrote to senators saying that he would make a redacted copy of the report available mid-month, "if…
New Zealand mosque shooting

New Zealand mosque shooting

Posted at 4:074:07Mayor: 'Stay calm and talk to friends'Christchurch Mayor Liannaer Dalziel has posted this message on Facebook.She says the situation remains active and details are "sketchy". She has reassured parents that children under lockdown in school are safe. "We're not letting people in and we're not letting people out.""It's really important that people feel…
British IS fighters emerge after defeat

British IS fighters emerge after defeat

The end of the Islamic State group’s so-called caliphate was announced less than a week ago – and now, the first British fighters who stayed until the very end are resurfacing. The BBC's Quentin Sommerville spoke to a former police cadet from west London, Hamza Parvez, who spent five years with the extremists. He once…
Deadly Easter church collapse in S Africa

Deadly Easter church collapse in S Africa

Image copyright KZN EMS/ Arrive Alive Image caption Some people were reportedly sleeping when the wall collapsed At least 13 people have died and many were injured when a wall collapsed in South Africa at the start of an Easter service at a Pentecostal church. Emergency services said that 29 people were rushed to hospital…
Saucy cycle safety campaign sparks storm

Saucy cycle safety campaign sparks storm

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer says the campaign saves lives A model lies suggestively on a bed wearing little more than knickers - and a cycle helmet. It is an attempt by the German transport ministry to get younger cyclists to embrace head protection. But the video - what the Transport…
NZ PM orders Christchurch attack inquiry

NZ PM orders Christchurch attack inquiry

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The prime minister said the inquiry would look at the role social media played in the attacks New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has ordered a top-level inquiry into the Christchurch mosque attacks that left 50 people dead.She said a royal commission would examine whether police and intelligence services…
Sri Lanka ringleader ‘died in attacks’

Sri Lanka ringleader ‘died in attacks’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionZarhan Hashim's sister condemns his actionsThe alleged ringleader behind Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombings was killed in the attacks, President Maithripala Sirisena said.Mr Sirisena said Zahran Hashim, a radical preacher, died at the Shangri-La hotel in the capital, Colombo. He said Hashim led the attack on the…
Iceland’s Wow airline collapses

Iceland’s Wow airline collapses

Image copyright Getty Images Iceland's Wow Air has stopped flights, stranding thousands of passengers.Its website says Wow Air has ceased operations and cancelled all flights. Wow says passengers needing to travel should book with other airlines.The carrier, which had been in funding talks with investors, flew from London Stansted and Gatwick in the UK.It said…
Both members of band Her’s die in US crash

Both members of band Her’s die in US crash

Image copyright BBC Introducing Image caption Stephen Fitzpatrick (left) and Audun Laading were filmed playing on a lake in Texas earlier this week Both members of the Liverpool band Her's and their tour manager have been killed in a crash in the US.Duo Stephen Fitzpatrick and Audun Laading, as well as manager Trevor Engelbrektson, died…