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Spike Lee in Cannes: We're living in 'dangerous times'

<b>Director Spike Lee says we're "living in a very dangerous time" and that he hopes Donald Trump does not have the real nuclear codes.</b><p>He told a Cannes charity gala to pray false codes had been given to the US president instead.<p>Lee also revealed he refers to Mr Trump as "agent orange".<p>He told the …

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Manchester Arena incident after Ariana Grande concert

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Police "incident" at Manchester Arena

<b>Police warn people to avoid area around Manchester Arena amid reports of an "explosion"</b><p><i>This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.</i>

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Mexican Tarahumara woman wins 50km race wearing only sandals

<b>A 22-year-old woman from Mexico's Tarahumara indigenous community has won a 50km (31 miles) ultramarathon wearing only sandals.</b><p>María Lorena Ramírez defeated 500 other runners from 12 countries in the female category of the Ultra Trail Cerro Rojo in Puebla, in central Mexico.<p>She ran without any …


Hungary rejects EU pressure over asylum and university laws

<b>Hungary will not back down over three laws which have brought in question its future membership in the EU, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto says.</b><p>He told Reuters that the EU should not interfere with "domestic issues".<p>He said he had already won backing from Poland that it would veto any move to …


David Moyes will struggle to get another Premier League job - Chris Sutton

<b>David Moyes will struggle to get another job in the Premier League and "might end up in China" after resigning as Sunderland boss, says former Blackburn Rovers striker Chris Sutton.</b><p>Moyes, 54, stepped down on Monday after just one season in charge.<p>The Black Cats' relegation to the Championship was …


Ex-Gambian President Yahya Jammeh 'stole $50m' from state

<b>The Gambia's former president stole "at least" $50m (£38.4m) from the state before he left the country in January, the justice minister has said.</b><p>Yahya Jammeh is accused of withdrawing the money via a state telecoms company.<p>A court has ordered all his remaining assets in The Gambia to be frozen.<p>Mr …


Haitians who came after earthquake granted six-month extension

<b>The Trump administration has granted a six-month extension to nearly 60,000 Haitians who were offered temporary protection in the US after a devastating earthquake in 2010.</b><p>The extension will allow them to remain in the US until January 2018.<p>But a DHS official said the agency was encouraging …


Four held in Lancashire County Council contract probe

<b>A council chief and the leader of the Conservatives on Lancashire County Council (LCC) have been arrested as part of a long-running fraud investigation, the BBC understands.</b><p>Police said four men, aged 72, 58, 56 and 55, were being held in the probe into financial irregularities at LCC.<p>Liverpool City …


Sam Warburton: Lions captain fit 'to crack on'

<b>British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton has declared himself fully fit for the tour to New Zealand after recovering from a knee injury.</b><p>The Wales flanker has not played since sustaining the injury against Ulster in the Pro12 on 7 April.<p>"Today [Monday] I trained fully," Warburton said, adding: …

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Frozen 'space sperm' passes fertility test

<b>Healthy baby mice have been born using freeze-dried sperm stored in the near-weightless environment of space.</b><p>The Japanese team behind the gravity-breaking experiment on the International Space Station (ISS) say it shows that transporting the seeds of life away from Earth is feasible.<p>Sperm banks …


Antoine Griezmann says his chances of a Manchester United move are '6/10'

<b>Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann says a transfer to Manchester United is 'possible', adding there is a 'six out of 10' chance he will move to Old Trafford this summer.</b><p>The 26-year-old France forward was speaking on French TV show Quotidien.<p>"I think I will decide [on my future] in the next two …


General election 2017: Labour activist in Tinder voter registration drive

<b>A Labour activist is using dating app Tinder to encourage people to register to vote in the general election ahead of the midnight deadline.</b><p>Eligible voters have until 23:59 BST to register online through the official website for the 8 June election.<p>After matching with potential dates on the app, …


Manchester United v Ajax: 'Naive' to expect no trouble in Europa final say police

<b>A senior Manchester police chief says it would be "naive" to think Wednesday's Europa League final in Stockholm will be trouble free.</b><p>Riot police needed to intervene to keep Manchester United and Ajax fans apart when they met in Amsterdam in 2012.<p>Ticketless fans are expected in Sweden, having missed …


Lean-burn physiology gives Sherpas peak-performance

<b>Nepalese Sherpas have a physiology that uses oxygen more efficiently than those used to the atmosphere at sea level.</b><p>This is the finding of a new study that investigated high-altitude adaptation in mountain populations.<p>The research involved taking muscle samples from mountaineers at 5,300m altitude …

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Kumar Sangakkara: Ex-Sri Lanka captain to retire from first-class cricket

<b>Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara says he will retire from first-class cricket after this season.</b><p>The 39-year-old Surrey batsman, who quit Test cricket in 2015, is fifth in the list of all-time Test run scorers.<p>"You try to fight the inevitable but you need to get out while you're ahead," he …

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Your team of the season: Chelsea and Tottenham dominate selections

<b>Chelsea and Tottenham were the two outstanding teams in the Premier League in 2016-17 - and it's no surprise players from the two London clubs dominate the team of the season picked by BBC Sport users.</b><p>Only Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez and Everton striker …


Car boot-sale diamond in BBC studio

The BBC's Clive Myrie nervously plays host to a diamond ring bought for £10 at a car-boot sale, which is expected to fetch £350,000 at auction.<p>The owner believed the "exceptionally sized" stone was a piece of costume jewellery when she bought it at West Middlesex Hospital in Isleworth, west London, …


Sinkhole opens at Trump's Florida retreat

<b>A sinkhole has opened at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago golf resort in Florida.</b><p>The town of Palm Beach, where Mr Trump's retreat is located, tweeted a traffic alert on Monday morning about the 4ft by 4ft (1.2m) road cavity.<p>City officials tweeted that the hole had formed "directly in front of …

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Dame Judi Dench has rose named after her

Dame Judi Dench has had a rose named after her at the Chelsea Flower Show.<p>The actress was presented with the Ausquaker variety, which she described as "very healthy, but with rather a laid back quality".<p>And while we're at it, what other things have been named after celebrities?

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'You lied to us Boris,' yells heckler

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has been heckled during an election campaign visit to St Ives. A man accused Mr Johnson of lying "about the money".<p>As the foreign secretary headed to his car the man continued to argue with Conservative campaigners and said, "Do you really think Theresa May... is …

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So, just what did Trump's note in the Western Wall say?

<b>Donald Trump has become the first sitting US president to visit the Western Wall, placing his hand on Judaism's holiest prayer site.</b><p>For many, it was a historic and poignant moment - topped off when the president posted a note into the wall, as many worshippers do with prayers and …

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General election 2017: Theresa May on funding care for older people

The social care system “will collapse unless we do nothing about it”, the prime minister has said as there will be two million more people over the age of 75 within 10 years.<p>She was speaking to Andrew Neil after announcing an "absolute limit" on the money people will have to pay for social care, …

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General election 2017: May defends revised social care plans

<b>Theresa May has defended making changes to the Tories' social care manifesto pledge as critics called it a "manifesto meltdown".</b><p>The PM told the BBC "nothing has changed" and claimed rival parties had been "trying to scare" elderly people.<p>Her announcement that an overall cap on costs would be …


South Africa's Western Cape declares drought disaster

<b>South Africa's Western Cape province has declared a drought disaster as it faces its worst water shortage in 113 years.</b><p>Provincial leader Helen Zille said water will be harvested by drilling boreholes to serve key points like hospitals in Cape Town.<p>The alert will last for three months but could be …

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Ex-National Security Adviser 'to defy Senate Russia inquiry'

<b>The fired US national security adviser will refuse to hand over documents to a Senate panel investigating alleged Russian meddling in the US election.</b><p>Michael Flynn reportedly plans to invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination on Monday.<p>The Senate Intelligence Committee is probing …

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David Moyes resigns as Sunderland boss

<b>Sunderland manager David Moyes has resigned following the club's relegation from the Premier League.</b><p>The end of the Black Cats' 10-year stay in the top flight was confirmed when they lost to Bournemouth last month.<p>Moyes, 54, informed chairman Ellis Short of his decision to step down at a meeting in …


BBC presenter Julie Wadsworth 'performed sex act on boy', court hears

<b>A man who claims he was indecently assaulted as a child by two ex-BBC radio presenters says boys were invited to come into the trees "one at a time".</b><p>The alleged 14-year-old victim, now in his 30s, told Warwick Crown Court he was "convinced 100%" that a couple he saw having sex against a tree in …


Turkey accuses US of 'aggressive actions' over embassy brawl

<b>Turkey has blamed US officials for "aggressive and unprofessional actions" and "security lapses" during President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit last week.</b><p>The Turkish foreign minister said it had summoned the US ambassador, John Bass, and asked for an investigation.<p>During the key visit, a brawl …


Nicky Hayden: Ex-MotoGP champion dies after cycling accident

<b>Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden has died aged 35, five days after being involved in a crash while cycling.</b><p>The American collided with a car on the Rimini coastline in Italy on Wednesday, 17 May.<p>He suffered "serious cerebral damage" and had been in the intensive care unit of Cesena's Maurizio …