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North Korea missile test: Russia and China urge freeze in launches

Both countries also urge the US and South Korea to suspend large-scale military exercises. Source: BBC

Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand PM reveals she is pregnant

Jacinda Ardern, who took office in October, jokes that she "thought 2017 was a big year". Source: BBC

‘Torrential rain’ and storms to hit UK

The Met Office issues an amber warning for severe thunderstorms, with homes likely to be flooded. Source: BBC

Russian spy: Skripal asked Putin if he could return home

A school friend says Sergei Skripal wanted to go home to see relatives and denied being a 'traitor'. Source: BBC

Fidel Castro, Cuba’s leader of revolution, dies at 90

Fidel Castro, Cuba's former president and leader of the Communist revolution, dies aged 90, prompting both condolences and cheers. Source: BBC

North Korea ‘halts missile and nuclear tests’, says Kim Jong-un

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's announcement is welcomed by the US, South Korea and China. Source: BBC

North Korea nuclear crisis: Putin calls sanctions useless

Russia's president warns the ramping up of "military hysteria" could lead to global catastrophe. Source: BBC

Hayes triple teenager death crash suspect ‘fled scene’

Detectives hunt a second man after the "horrific" crash as the victims are named locally. Source: BBC

Surviving period poverty with ‘socks and tissue’

A Scottish government pilot project is helping women who can't afford sanitary products. Source: BBC

Eighteen in hospital after Rangers fans coach crash

A coach carrying Rangers supporters overturns in East Ayrshire injuring 18 people, three of them seriously. Source: BBC

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