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Train crash in India kills more than 200
Hundreds more are injured as rescue teams scramble to help. Also: Three more Europeans have been released from Iran - following a prisoner swap involving a jailed Iranian diplomat last week, and Cynthia Weil, the prolific American songwriter behind "You've Lost that Lovin' Feeling", the most played song of the twentieth century, has died.
Multi-cancer blood test could speed up diagnosis
A blood test for more than fifty types of cancer has shown it can detect two thirds of cancers correctly. Researchers at Oxford University said although the test remains a 'work in progress' it could increase the number of cancers identified and reduce hospital tests. Also: The US Secretary of State says Russia's invasion of Ukraine has been a strategic failure, in Senegal, police surround the house of an opposition leader after a jail sentence pronounced against him sparked deadly protests, and we hear from the Manchester City football star Erling Haaland ahead of the FA cup final on Saturday.
US sanctions Sudanese firms for fuelling war
The US government said the sanctions would cut off key financial flows to the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces. Also: Donald Trump reportedly caught on tape talking about keeping classified document after leaving office, and a Nepali guide saves the life of a climber found in the "death zone" on Mount Everest.
European leaders meet to discuss continent’s safety
The war in Ukraine dominates the summit of 47 nations in Moldova. Also: Australia's most-decorated living soldier loses a historic defamation case, and the US House of Representatives passes a crucial debt deal.
US debt ceiling deal reaches House of Representatives
The US House of Representatives debates a bipartisan deal to raise the government's debt ceiling and avoid a damaging default. Also: Russia says heavy shelling from Ukraine is behind its decision to evacuate hundreds of children from Belgorod, and how difficult is it to make tasteless peas?
UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague delivers last major verdicts
The court increased prison sentences for two Serbian officials convicted of training death squads during the Bosnian war in the 1990s. Also: A BBC investigation reveals new evidence of the trauma suffered by Ukrainian children taken to Russia, and the rare albino giant anteater discovered in Brazil.
NATO to send 700 extra troops to Kosovo amid rising tensions
The unrest was sparked when ethnic-Albanian mayors took office in Serb-majority areas, after being elected in a vote boycotted by Serbs. Also: experts say Artificial Intelligence or AI could lead to extinction of humanity, and would you join the no washing of clothes movement?
Russia accuses Ukraine of 'terrorist' strike on Moscow
First multiple drone attack on city since invasion of Ukraine. Also: a former government scientist in China says the possibility that Covid-19 leaked from a laboratory should not be dismissed, and President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela visits Brazil for the first time in eight years.