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Mike Dubke: White House communications director quits
Mike Dubke resigns, and press secretary Sean Spicer will reportedly give fewer briefings.

Manuel Noriega, Panama ex-strongman, dies at 83
The former military ruler was ousted by a US invasion in 1989 and convicted of drug trafficking.

Ultra-tough antibiotic to fight superbugs
The modified drug might help put an end to resistant superbug infections, experts hope.

Belgium: Female students asked to wear low-cut tops to graduation
A Brussels university apologises after women are advised to wear low-cut tops to their graduation.

Deadly Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh with high winds and rain
The storm kills at least five people as it pounds the country's south-eastern coast.

Migrant crisis: Packed dinghy catches fire off Spanish coast
More than 30 people travelling to Europe in the boat were saved by the Spanish coast guard.

UK party leaders grilled on TV
PM Theresa May and Labour's Jeremy Corbyn were interviewed separately by broadcaster Jeremy Paxman.

Australia plans to deny passports to convicted paedophiles
The "world-first" proposal would stop registered sex offenders going overseas, the government says.

Tiger Woods: Alcohol 'not involved' in arrest
The golfer says an "unexpected reaction" to medication led to his arrest while driving in Florida.

Iraq conflict: Baghdad ice cream parlour hit by suicide attack
At least 26 people are killed in two IS car bombings in Baghdad, one targeting an ice cream shop.

Zoo tiger death: Rosa King 'always loved' job, mother says
The mother of Rosa King, who died at Hamerton Park, says her zoo work was "what she always loved".

South Africa to harvest the highest maize crop in 40 years
The bumper harvest comes a year after drought devastated output of this staple food.

Chinese lesbian dating app Rela shuts down
Rela is no longer available in app stores and its website and Sina Weibo account have been deleted.

'Solution' found for Paris black feminist Nyansapo festival
The mayor says a clarification has been made after threats to ban event for alleged discrimination.

The rise of the female fitness model
Why are more women taking up fitness modelling?

Southern lights dance across skies of Australia and New Zealand
Pictures from across Australia and New Zealand show the Southern Lights in the night sky.

Bangalore water woes: India's Silicon Valley dries up
Drought, excessive construction and a water cartel are all adding to Bangalore's woes.

The strangest job interview questions
What strange questions have you been asked in a job interview?

Indonesian beauty boss: 'They thought I was a crazy woman'
Pioneering businesswoman Martha Tilaar tells the BBC how she started her business despite all the odds in 1970s Indonesia.

Meet the women and girls who rocked Comic Con
Dressing up at Comic Con isn't about being a geek - it's about being "whoever you want for a day".

Taiwan's 'forest bus' delights riders
How about taking a break from the concrete jungle by riding with orchids, lilies, and ferns?

Cheese-rolling veteran equals all-time record
Chris Anderson won all three men's races which means has taken home 20 double Gloucester cheeses in 13 years.

Laughter, tears and monkey business at Cannes
The highlights and talking points as the French film festival draws to a close.

Music torture: How heavy metal broke Manuel Noriega
From Panama to Afghanistan, the US Army has repeatedly deployed a secret weapon: heavy rock music.

How an autistic child became world pinball champion
Pinball champion Robert Gagno says having autism has made him a better player. But it's also true that playing pinball has helped him live with autism.

Should Russia's new Armata T-14 tanks worry Nato?
Russia's new tanks have active protection systems that could make Nato's weapons far less effective.

Has the time now come for internet voting?
More countries are using internet voting for elections. But does it encourage more people to vote - and is it safe?

Anthony Foster: Tireless fighter against Catholic sex abuse
How Anthony Foster became a tireless campaigner after two of his daughters were raped by a priest.

Arsene Wenger: Arsenal manager agrees two-year contract
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger agrees a two-year contract, extending his 21-year reign at the club.

French Open 2017: Johanna Konta suffers shock defeat at Roland Garros
British number one Johanna Konta suffers a shock defeat by world number 109 Hsieh Su-wei in the first round of the French Open.

Sergio Aguero: Manchester City striker's future has 'never been in doubt' - chairman
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero's future at the club has "never been in doubt", chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak says.

England boss Gareth Southgate did not speak to Wayne Rooney before latest omission
England manager Gareth Southgate says he did not speak to Wayne Rooney before leaving him out of his latest squad.

Manager Thomas Tuchel leaves Borussia Dortmund
Manager Thomas Tuchel leaves Borussia Dortmund after two years in charge, the Bundesliga club confirms.

Test Match Special: Pint-Sized TMS' funniest moments
BBC Sport's Pint-Sized Test Match Special looks back at some of the lighter moments over the years.



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