• 24 May 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The fire ripped through tuition classes in the western state of Gujarat At least 17 students have died as a fire ripped through their classrooms in India, officials said. Students were seen jumping and falling from the building in the western city of Surat as black smoke billowed from windows. Most of the victims were teenagers who had been...

  • 24 May 2019 Image copyright CPS Image caption The jury in the trial have been played a series of recordings from Carl Beech's police interview A man accused of lying about a VIP paedophile ring told police he witnessed three boys being murdered by his abusers, a court has heard.In a police interview, Carl Beech, 51, from Gloucester, claimed that one boy was deliberately run over, another was...

  • 24 May 2019 Image copyright St Michael's Primary School Image caption Leo Latifi's face "lit up the classroom", his head teacher has said A nine-year-old boy has died after becoming trapped underneath a locker at a school in Essex.It happened at an after-school swimming club at Great Baddow High School in Chelmsford on Thursday evening.Leo Latifi, who was not a pupil at the school, was taken to...

  • 24 May 2019 Image copyright AFP Image caption The injured were taken to hospital A suspected parcel bomb has exploded in the centre of the eastern French city of Lyon, injuring 13 people.Those hurt in the explosion on Victor-Hugo Street, including a girl aged eight, appear to have suffered superficial injuries.Police are hunting a cyclist who was seen leaving the parcel outside a bakery on a...

  • 24 May 2019 Image copyright AFP Image caption The US deployed an aircraft carrier to the Gulf earlier this month The US is to send 1,500 troops to the Middle East to counter the "ongoing threat posed by Iranian forces", the acting defence secretary says.Congress has been notified about the plans, Patrick Shanahan said in a statement. Fighter jets, drones and other weaponry will also be...

  • 24 May 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Online booking for cancer screening should be introduced, says the report Making an appointment for breast and cervical cancer screening should be as simple as booking a plane ticket online, says the man behind an overhaul of the current system in England.Prof Sir Mike Richards said text reminders and out-of-hours appointments were also a...

  • 24 May 2019 Related TopicsLondon climate change protests Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Protesters occupied Oxford Circus as part of Extinction Rebellion demonstrations The Met will push for the prosecution of more than 1,100 people arrested over last month's Extinction Rebellion protests, a senior officer said.So far more than 70 activists have been charged in connection with the...

  • 24 May 2019 Image caption Whorlton Hall, near Castle Barnard, looked after 17 adults with learning difficulties and autism Ten workers have been arrested over the alleged abuse of patients with learning difficulties at a specialist hospital.Seven men and three women were arrested at addresses in Barnard Castle, Bishop Auckland, Darlington and Stockton.Undercover filming by BBC Panorama at...

  • 24 May 2019 Related TopicsSheffield Shiregreen child deaths Image copyright PA Image caption Forensic officers have been at the scene around the home in Shiregreen, Sheffield Two boys have died and four other children - including a seven-month-old baby - are in hospital after police swooped on a house in Sheffield.A man, 37, and a woman, 34, arrested on suspicion of murder remain in custody as...

  • 24 May 2019 comments Related TopicsConservative Party leadership contest Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMrs May became emotional as she concluded her announcementTheresa May has said she will quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving the way for a contest to decide a new prime minister. In an emotional statement, she said she had done her best to deliver Brexit and...

  • 23 May 2019 Related TopicsCwm Taf maternity investigation Image caption Allison Williams and Prof Marcus Longley were questioned by AMs Senior managers at a health board with "dysfunctional" maternity services admitted the experiences of patients came as a "complete shock" to them.Cwm Taf Morgannwg health board chief executive Allison Williams said mothers had not been listened to.A review last...

  • 23 May 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mark Zuckerberg spent time in France last week, discussing regulation with President Emmanuel Macron Facebook has published its latest "enforcement report", which details how many posts and accounts it took action on between October 2018 and March 2019.During that six-month period, Facebook removed more than three billion fake accounts -...

  • By Alex Therrien & Francesca Gillett BBC News 23 May 2019 Related TopicsThe UK’s European elections 2019 Image copyright PA EU citizens living in the UK have told of their anger after they were unable to vote in the European elections.The Electoral Commission said the "very short notice" from the government about the UK's participation in the elections had an impact on the process.EU...

  • By Mark Savage BBC Music reporter 23 May 2019 Related TopicsIvor Novello Awards Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Richard Ashcroft referred to Bittersweet Symphony as a "masterpiece" One of rock music's most famous injustices has finally been resolved.For the last 22 years, The Verve haven't made a penny from Bittersweet Symphony, after forfeiting the royalties to The Rolling Stones.The...

  • 23 May 2019 Related TopicsLondon Bridge attack Image copyright Getty Images A bullet missed a man by centimetres as police fired on the London Bridge attackers, an inquest has heard.Simon Edwards was in the Wheatsheaf pub in Borough Market when police shot dead the three knife-wielding assailants outside, the Old Bailey heard.The inquest into the deaths of their eight victims was shown a CCTV of...

  • 23 May 2019 Image copyright Getty Images A top Chinese diplomat has warned that there could be "substantial" repercussions for her country's investment in the UK, if Huawei were to be banned from Britain's 5G network.Chen Wen also told the BBC that Beijing had already "witnessed some conscious moves" in that direction. Last week, the US put Huawei on a list that curbs the ability of US firms to...

  • 23 May 2019 Image copyright AFP The US justice department has filed 17 new charges against Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange, who is facing extradition from the UK.The latest charges accuse him of receiving and unlawfully publishing the names of classified sources.He was previously charged last month on one count of conspiring with ex-intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to gain access to the...

  • 23 May 2019 Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright AFP Theresa May's Brexit withdrawal bill will not be published or debated until early June, the government says.The prime minister is under pressure to resign following a backlash from her own MPs against her pledged "new deal" on Brexit.Andrea Leadsom quit as Commons Leader, saying she could not announce the bill which had "new elements that I...

  • 23 May 2019 Image copyright Solent News & Photo Agency Image caption Bob Higgins had denied molesting 24 boys A former youth football coach who held "supreme power" over the futures of budding players has been found guilty of indecently assaulting boys.Bob Higgins sexually touched and groped 24 victims, most of them trainees at Southampton FC and Peterborough United, between 1971 and...

  • 22 May 2019 Image caption Scotland Yard said investigations suggested that a "blank-firing handgun" had been discharged A man has been arrested after a gun was fired outside a mosque in east London during Ramadan prayers.Police were called to reports of a man with a firearm entering the Seven Kings Masjid in Ilford at 22:45 BST on 9 May.A 28-year-old man was arrested earlier on suspicion of...