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Sri Lanka attacks: Bomber 'studied in UK and Australia' - 24 Apr 2019 at 4:55am - Further details emerge of the attackers behind the Easter Sunday bombings that killed 359 people.

Lyra McKee: Theresa May to attend funeral - 24 Apr 2019 at 4:47am - The prime minister is to join other political leaders at the funeral in Belfast.

Hammond - Brexit uncertainty main reason for weak business investment - 24 Apr 2019 at 4:46am - UK finance minister Philip Hammond on Wednesday said uncertainty over Brexit was the principal reason for weak business investment, but that firms believed delaying the country's EU exit was better than the potential alternative.

Hammond misses his budget target, even as deficit falls to 17-year low - 24 Apr 2019 at 4:46am - Britain's finance minister Philip Hammond missed his target for bringing down the country's budget deficit in the 2018/19 financial year, data showed on Wednesday.

FTSE 100 off multi-month peak on China stimulus policy concerns - 24 Apr 2019 at 4:46am - Britain's main equities index moved away from a near seven-month high as oil majors weakened amid signs that global markets remain adequately supplied, while miners were hit by concerns China will reduce its economic stimulus.

Huawei row: UK to let Chinese firm help build 5G network - 24 Apr 2019 at 4:42am - Chinese telecoms giant to provide "non core" equipment for new data network, despite security warnings.

Foreign groups likely behind Sri Lanka attacks, U.S. ambassador says - 24 Apr 2019 at 4:39am - The scale and sophistication of the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka suggested the involvement of an external group such as Islamic State, the U.S. ambassador said on Wednesday as the death toll jumped to 359.

May to travel to Belfast for funeral of journalist Lyra McKee - 24 Apr 2019 at 4:35am - British Prime Minister Theresa May will travel to Belfast on Wednesday to attend the funeral of journalist Lyra McKee who was killed last week, May's office said in a statement.

Top U.S. officials to hold trade talks in China next week - 24 Apr 2019 at 4:32am - U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will travel to Beijing for trade talks beginning on April 30, the White House said in a statement on Tuesday.

Britain starts search for next Bank of England governor - 24 Apr 2019 at 4:31am - Britain's finance minister Philip Hammond began the search for a new governor of the Bank of England on Wednesday, seeking someone to help steer the world's fifth-biggest economy, and its global financial centre, through the upheaval of Brexit.

UK's Hammond: We hope to appoint next Bank of England governor in October - 24 Apr 2019 at 4:31am - The British government hopes to appoint to next Bank of England Governor in October, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Wednesday

North Korea's Kim arrives for summit with Russia's Putin - 24 Apr 2019 at 4:30am - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in the Russian city of Vladivostok on Wednesday for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin aimed at mustering international support while nuclear talks with Washington are in limbo.

UK cyber boss downplays threat of Five Eyes security rift over Huawei - 24 Apr 2019 at 4:27am - The head of Britain's cyber centre said governments in the Five Eyes intelligence alliance had not always been aligned over Huawei, downplaying any threat of a rift as the UK prepares to give the Chinese company access to 5G networks.

UK to block Huawei from core parts of 5G network - source - 24 Apr 2019 at 4:27am - Britain will block China's Huawei Technologies from all core parts of the 5G network and access to non-core parts will be restricted, a security source said.

North Korean leader Kim arrives in Russia's Vladivostok - 24 Apr 2019 at 4:17am - A train carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in the Russian Pacific city of Vladivostok on Wednesday, a Reuters witness reported, in advance of a summit later this week with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

North Korea's Kim says to talk to Putin about nuclear standoff - TV - 24 Apr 2019 at 4:14am - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Wednesday he hoped to have concrete discussions about efforts to end the nuclear standoff in the Korean peninsula when he meets Russian President Vladimir Putin for a summit this week.

Wanted: New Bank of England boss - 24 Apr 2019 at 4:13am - The government launches the search for a new governor of the Bank of England to take over from Mark Carney.

British 'evidence-based review' wants secure 5G supply chain - government spo... - 24 Apr 2019 at 4:11am - Britain's government has conducted an "evidence-based review" of the 5G supply chain to ensure a secure base "now and in the future", a government spokesman said on Wednesday, responding to reports that Huawei will get limited access to the network.

Tories mull rule change to challenge Theresa May - 24 Apr 2019 at 4:09am - Under current party rules, MPs cannot mount a fresh challenge against Theresa May until December.

Exclusive: Gold worth billions smuggled out of Africa - 24 Apr 2019 at 3:48am - Billions of dollars' worth of gold is being smuggled out of Africa every year through the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East ? a gateway to markets in Europe, the United States and beyond ? a Reuters analysis has found.

European shares dip as China policy concerns temper earnings boost - 24 Apr 2019 at 3:45am - European shares pulled back from eight-month highs on Wednesday as worries over China putting policy-easing measures on hold offset upbeat earnings in the region from Credit Suisse and SAP.

Two Danes missing after Sri Lanka hotel blast - TV2 - 24 Apr 2019 at 3:33am - Two Danish citizens are missing following the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, broadcaster TV2 reported on Wednesday citing Denmark's ambassador to India.

UK watchdog urges EU to make financial market access flexible - 24 Apr 2019 at 3:31am - The European Union's system of financial-market access needs adapting to avoid disputes between the EU and Britain over rules after Brexit, a top UK regulator said on Tuesday.

Indian officials travel deep into jungle to allow one temple priest to vote - 24 Apr 2019 at 3:18am - Indian officials travelled nearly 70 km (45 miles) through lion-infested jungle this week to ensure a 69-year-old holy man got his chance to take part in the world's biggest democratic exercise.

Indian PM votes in general election, trumpets national security - 24 Apr 2019 at 3:18am - Millions of Indians voted in the third and largest phase of a staggered general election on Tuesday, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi who cast his ballot in his home state of Gujarat and again underlined his focus on combating terrorism.

Ann Widdecombe: Former Tory MP to stand for Brexit Party - 24 Apr 2019 at 3:16am - Ms Widdecombe, who retired in 2010, said she would still vote Conservative in the local elections.

'My hands and legs needed to go when I got meningitis' - 24 Apr 2019 at 1:51am - Mike Davies spent 70 days in intensive care with meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia.

Newspaper headlines: 'Inspired' by Greta and 'no room' for Trump - 24 Apr 2019 at 12:50am - The newspapers focus on a teenage activist's climate change speech and Donald Trump's upcoming UK state visit.

'I changed my gender after my wife got dementia' - 23 Apr 2019 at 8:48pm - Steve had gender reassignment surgery after his wife, Jill, moved into a care home.

How virtual reality may help Grenfell survivors 'let go of emotions' - 23 Apr 2019 at 8:44pm - England footballer Les Ferdinand is using VR to try to help young men deal with the trauma of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Council spending on single homelessness 'down by 5bn since 2009' - 23 Apr 2019 at 8:03pm - Analysis suggests councils have lost billions from their budgets for lone homeless people since 2009.

How did the qwerty keyboard become so popular? - 23 Apr 2019 at 7:41pm - It's not the best layout, so why do most of us still use it?

Labour pledges to end 'slum' office housing - 23 Apr 2019 at 7:37pm - It says current planning rules allow developers in England to convert offices into "rabbit hutch" homes.

The Lego bricks designed for children with sight loss - 23 Apr 2019 at 7:26pm - Children at one UK school have been testing them out. Some say other approaches should also be taught.

Scotland's wild salmon stocks 'at lowest ever level' - 23 Apr 2019 at 7:11pm - Fishery boards say stocks of wild salmon are at their lowest level since records began in 1952.

Biodiversity: 'Beast of Beddau' is new millipede find - 23 Apr 2019 at 7:09pm - Colliery tips are home to hundreds of rare species of bugs - including some unique finds - say scientists.

Drug and alcohol rehab referrals concerns Brynawel Rehab boss - 23 Apr 2019 at 7:06pm - The boss of Wales' only residential alcohol and drugs rehab centre is concerned over the lack of referrals for people to get help.

Teenage albino model: 'I'm thankful for my skin tone' - 23 Apr 2019 at 7:03pm - Kimberley Leech, 15, has appeared in the Italian edition of Vogue magazine.

MP Johnny Mercer's salary funded by failed bond scheme marketing agent - 23 Apr 2019 at 7:01pm - Johnny Mercer's salary was funded by Surge Financial, which marketed the collapsed LCF bond scheme.

Donald Trump's state visit to the UK set for 3 June - 23 Apr 2019 at 3:58pm - The US president and Melania Trump will be guests of the Queen and attend a D-Day event in Portsmouth.