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Turkey referendum: Key reactions

What important figures are saying about the results of President Erdogan's crucial vote. Source: BBC

North Korea nuclear: US ‘working with China’ on response

Trump's top security adviser says they are planning a response to North Korea's nuclear programme. Source: BBC

North Korea attempts and fails to launch missile, U.S. confirms

The missile blew up almost immediately, the U.S. Pacific Command said, and the type of missile is still be assessed

North Korea missile test fails

The U.S. military says North Korea attempted to launch an unidentified missile that exploded immediately after takeoff. It's the latest sign of aggression from the North Korean regime, which unveiled a new type of ICBM on Saturday. Ben Tracy reports.

Documenting Italy’s bloody battle against the mafia

Letizia Battaglia's four-decade career as a news photographer spanned some of the deadliest years of the mafia wars. Growing up in Palermo, also home to the "Cosa Nostra," Sicily's mafia, Battaglia's photographs capture the violence, resilience and beauty of Palermo. Seth Doane reports.

N Korea missile launch fails day after military parade

The US confirmed Pyongyang's attempt to fire a ballistic missile, which it says blew up immediately. Source: BBC

Scrapped free schools ‘wasted’ nearly £140m, says NUT

Ministers are accused of wasting millions on cancelled or closed free schools. Source: BBC

PM observes ‘coming together’ after Brexit in Easter message

The prime minister says in her Easter message she is "confident" of Christianity's role in society. Source: BBC

Key player in terror fight sharply divided ahead of critical vote

Turkey, a NATO ally, is voting on whether to greatly increase its president's power

MOAB strike: 90 IS fighters killed in Afghanistan

The fighters were killed in the most powerful non-nuclear bomb ever used by the US in combat. Source: BBC

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No-deal Brexit ‘means hard border’ – European Commission

No deal makes hard border obvious, says EC spokesman, but Irish government calls that unacceptable. Source: BBC

How sex pheromones diversify: Lessons from yeast

What happens to sex pheromones as new species emerge? New research studies sex pheromones in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe, revealing an 'asymmetric' pheromone recognition system in which one pheromone operates extremely stringently whereas the other pheromone is free to undergo a certain degree of diversification, perhaps leading to a first step towards speciation.