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Halfords profits hit by weak pound

<b>Annual profits at Halfords have been hit by the weak pound despite a strong rise in sales.</b><p>The car parts, bikes and camping retailer said pre-tax profits fell 10.5% to £71.4m for the year to March.<p>Revenue was up 7.2% to nearly £1.1bn, boosted by the acquisition of upmarket bike business …


Manchester attack: May to tackle Trump over 'evidence' leaks

<b>Theresa May is to raise concerns with Donald Trump after evidence from the Manchester Arena bombing was apparently leaked to US media.</b><p>UK officials were "furious" when photos appearing to show debris from the attack appeared in the New York Times.<p>The prime minister is expected to raise the issue …


FTSE firm as Wizz Air takes off

<b>London's stock market edged higher in early trade as it remained close to record highs.</b><p>The benchmark FTSE 100 index rose 3 points to 7,517.90, not far from its record closing high of 7,522.03.<p>However, one of the more eye-catching performances came in the FTSE 250 from budget airline Wizz Air.<p>Wizz …


Protest against Brazil's President Temer turns violent

Troops are to guard Brazil's government buildings after thousands of protesters clashed with police in Brasilia and set fire to the Agriculture Ministry.<p>Unions and leftist parties organised the demonstration to call for President Michel Temer's removal; it started peacefully but turned violent with …


'Choose love' says Harry Styles and other stars after Manchester

<b>Music artists around the world have been paying tribute to the victims of Monday night's terror attack.</b><p>The suicide bombing at Manchester Arena killed 22 people - including children - and injured 64.<p>Six men, including bomber Salman Abedi's older brother, have been arrested in raids across …

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Tiger Woods: Fourteen-time major champion has fourth back operation

<b>Tiger Woods says he "hasn't felt this good in years" after having a fourth operation on his back, but added he will not "hurry" to return to golf.</b><p>America's 14-time major champion, 41, came back after 15 months out injured in December, but has not played since his back problems recurred in …


Rocket Lab: New Zealand space launch is first from a private site

<b>An American company has launched a rocket into space from New Zealand, the first from a private launch facility.</b><p>Rocket Lab's 17m (56ft) Electron rocket took off from the Mahia peninsula, in North Island, the firm said on Twitter.<p>The test flight is a major first step in an emerging market; launching …

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Ariana Grande's manager Scooter Braun pays tribute to Manchester victims

<b>Ariana Grande's manager has said "fear cannot rule the day" as he paid tribute to the victims of the Manchester attack.</b><p>On Monday, 22 people were killed and 64 injured in a suicide bombing after Grande's concert at Manchester Arena.<p>In a series of tweets, Scooter Braun said: "With extraordinary evil …

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UK car production fall blamed on late Easter

<b>The number of cars made in the UK fell by almost a fifth in April, with the later Easter break blamed for the drop.</b><p>The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said 122,116 cars were built in April, an 18% fall compared with the same month last year.<p>It said Easter, which fell in April this year …


US Republican Greg Gianforte charged over Guardian reporter 'body slam'

<b>The Republican candidate in a special congressional election in Montana, Greg Gianforte, has been charged with misdemeanour assault over an altercation with a British reporter.</b><p>Guardian journalist Ben Jacobs tweeted that Mr Gianforte had "body slammed" him, breaking his glasses.<p>The candidate's …


Wedge-tailed eagle captured swooping on drone

<b>A farmer in Western Australia has described the moment a wedge-tailed eagle attacked his drone and sent it crashing to the ground.</b><p>Leigh Nairn said his drone was badly damaged in the incident at Binnu, 550km (340 miles) north of Perth.<p>The drone, used to monitor barley-seeding equipment on his …


John Boyega 'shines' in Woyzeck play

<b>John Boyega has made his first return to the stage since his career went stellar in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.</b><p>In Woyzeck, at London's Old Vic theatre, he plays a young British soldier in 1980s Berlin during the Cold War.<p>While the play is a dark experience to sit through, Boyega's performance has …

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News Daily: Who leaked bombing photos?

<b>Hello. Here's your morning briefing:</b><p>May to press Trump over Manchester bomb photos leak<p>How did pictures appearing to show debris from the Manchester bombing - in other words, possible evidence - find their way into the US media? Theresa May will ask US President Donald Trump that question when they …

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Bikram Choudhury: Judge issues arrest warrant against yoga founder

<b>A Los Angeles judge has issued an arrest warrant against the founder of hot yoga after he failed to pay more than $6m (£4.6m) to his former lawyer in a sexual harassment case.</b><p>US-based millionaire Bikram Choudhury, 70, is famous for the yoga method he began performing in a hot room in 2002.<p>Mr …


Imaginary creatures to light up Sydney Opera House

<b>When the sun sets on Friday, the Sydney Opera House will light up with imaginary animals inspired by both nature and science-fiction.</b><p>The colourful motion graphics will illuminate the iconic building's sails to help launch the Vivid Sydney light festival.<p>"Each creature represents a different …


Mongolia gets financial aid totalling $5.5bn from IMF

<b>Mongolia has received a $5.5bn (£4.2bn) aid package to stabilise its economy and push through much-needed reforms.</b><p>In return, Mongolia agreed to cut spending and raise taxes as well as build a stronger network for its financial services.<p>The resource-rich nation suffered a slowdown after commodity …


South Korean soldier given suspended jail term for gay sex

<b>A South Korean military court has given an army captain a suspended six-month prison sentence for having sex with another male soldier.</b><p>The unnamed captain collapsed and was taken to hospital after the verdict.<p>Homosexuality is not a crime for civilians, but the South Korea's military law bans …

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South China Sea: US warship sails close to disputed Mischief Reef

<b>A US warship has sailed close to an artificial island built by China in the South China Sea, the first challenge to Beijing's claim to the waters since President Donald Trump took office.</b><p>According to unnamed sources cited by US media, the USS Dewey passed within 12 nautical miles of Mischief …

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Cheryl Grimmer: Accused man gave evidence in 1971, court hears

<b>A man accused of killing a UK-born toddler in Australia in 1970 once gave information to police about her possible resting place, a court has heard.</b><p>Three-year-old Cheryl Grimmer went missing from a shower block at a New South Wales beach.<p>A 63-year-old man, originally from Britain, was arrested in …

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Manchester attack: Mother's emotional appeal at vigil

Olivia Campbell's mother Charlotte spoke at a vigil in Bury on Wednesday night, thanking the community for trying to find her daughter and urging them not to let the attack beat them.


Cannes he do it?

20-year-old Jack Spring is in Cannes hoping to get backing for his first film Destination: Dewsbury.

Who is Paul Nuttall? A profile of the UKIP leader

<b>Paul Nuttall has had a torrid time since taking over from Nigel Farage as leader of the UK Independence Party last November.</b><p>The anti-EU party is arguably the most successful political movement of the past 20 years - there would have been no EU referendum and, therefore, no Brexit without it.<p>But it …


Cost of Tories' free breakfasts 'could treble'

<b>Giving a free breakfast to every primary school child in England could cost more than treble the £60m the Tory party set aside for it, academics say.</b><p>Experts analysing the plans re-costed them at between £180m and £400m, depending on how many pupils take them.<p>A Conservative Party spokesman said the …


Manchester attacks: Police officers have to 'venture into hell'

<b>A senior police officer who suffered a mental illness after years of witnessing trauma says the impact of horrific events such as the Manchester attacks on the emergency services has yet to be fully understood.</b><p>"We ask police to go to the places the rest of us couldn't or wouldn't and we ask them to …

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Will Trump bring paid maternity leave to the US?

<b>Donald Trump's proposed 2018 budget would create the first federal plan for paid family leave in the US. How far does it go?</b><p>The US is the only developed nation in the world that does not provide some type of national paid family leave plan to new parents (only 8 other nations, including Papua New …

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Manchester mosque: Attacker not one of us

Communities in Manchester are coming together to condemn the bombing at an Ariana Grande concert on Monday.<p><i>Video Journalist Mohamed Madi.</i>

General election 2017: UKIP manifesto launch 'an act of defiance'

<b>UKIP's Paul Nuttall says the launch of his party's general election manifesto will be "an act of defiance" against terrorism after the Manchester bombing.</b><p>Mr Nuttall promised to set out a "clear-cut and uncompromising" agenda.<p>The unveiling of the manifesto in Westminster comes as some low-key …


Nato and Trump: What future for the Atlantic alliance?

<b>This is like no other Nato summit, but then there has been no other US president quite like Donald Trump.</b><p>Never has there been a man in the White House - commander-in-chief of the most powerful military player in the alliance - who, at least on the campaign trail, described the organisation as …


Waiting for take-off in West Africa

<b>Flying between the West African capitals of Freetown and Banjul should take about an hour. But as the BBC's Umaru Fofana found out, because of the region's poor air connections, it can be quicker and easier to fly via Morocco or Belgium, although that could take a day, or even three.</b><p>I recently had …