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Dina Asher-Smith beats Shericka Jackson to win Birmingham Diamond League 100m 21 May 2022, 5:40 pm

Great Britain's Dina Asher-Smith sees off a high-quality field to win her first 100m outing of the season at the Birmingham Diamond League meeting.

Spanish Grand Prix: Charles Leclerc takes pole for Ferrari despite spin 21 May 2022, 5:09 pm

Charles Leclerc withstands enormous pressure after a spin on his first lap in final qualifying to bounce back and take pole at the Spanish Grand Prix.

Kylian Mbappe: Paris St-Germain forward agrees in principle to stay at French champions 21 May 2022, 4:41 pm

France forward Kylian Mbappe agrees in principle to stay at Paris St-Germain rather than move to Real Madrid.

Australia election: Anthony Albanese leads Labor to Australian election victory 21 May 2022, 4:38 pm

A veteran politician, Anthony Albanese will lead the first Labor government in almost a decade.

Australia election: What went wrong for Scott Morrison? 21 May 2022, 4:03 pm

Scott Morrison was once considered a "miracle-worker", but has now suffered a significant defeat.

Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne named 2021-22 Premier League player of the season 21 May 2022, 3:47 pm

Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne is voted the 2021-22 Premier League player of the season, while team-mate Phil Foden wins the young player award.

Spain lifts Covid ban on unvaccinated travellers 21 May 2022, 3:35 pm

UK holidaymakers without a jab will be allowed entry with a negative test or proof of recovery.

Roger Angell: Baseball's reluctant poet laureate dies at 101 21 May 2022, 3:23 pm

Although he disliked the accolade, Roger Angell was hailed for his innovative writing about the game.

Moldova should be 'equipped to Nato standard' - UK 21 May 2022, 1:42 pm

The foreign secretary says smaller nations should be helped to counter Russian aggression.

Covid in North Korea: No response to US vaccine offer 21 May 2022, 1:39 pm

On a visit to the region, President Joe Biden said the US could provide Covid-19 jabs "immediately".

Monkeypox: 80 cases confirmed in 12 countries 21 May 2022, 1:12 pm

Another 50 suspected cases of the rare disease are being investigated, the WHO says.

Tornado in Germany injures 43 people, police say 21 May 2022, 10:39 am

Officials said the tornado cut a path of destruction during violent storms in the west of the country.

Dying of cold on the streets of São Paulo 21 May 2022, 8:53 am

A deadly cold snap hits Latin America's biggest city as the number of homeless people grows.

Russia halts gas supplies to Finland 21 May 2022, 8:17 am

Finland has refused to pay for gas in roubles but also angered Moscow by applying to join Nato.

US PGA Championship: Will Zalatoris opens one-shot lead 21 May 2022, 7:20 am

Will Zalatoris will take a one-stroke lead into the weekend at the US PGA Championship as Rory McIlroy fades on day two.

Ukraine war: The volunteer drivers risking their lives to save others 21 May 2022, 1:46 am

Drivers describe evacuating people from Russian-held areas under threat of mines and military attack.

Aurangzeb: Why is a Mughal emperor who died 300 years ago being debated on social media? 21 May 2022, 1:43 am

Aurangzeb ruled India 300 years ago - but a modern day dispute has seen hatred for him boil up again.

Israeli police accused of violence towards shot Palestinian's family 21 May 2022, 1:41 am

Relatives say police used unjustifiable force on them inside the hospital treating the wounded man.

Rwanda deal: Migrants in Calais say they'll still try to cross to UK 21 May 2022, 1:38 am

Many in the camp say they are still determined to reach the UK, citing family ties and jobs.

Formula milk: Online groups hunt for baby milk during US shortage 21 May 2022, 1:29 am

A shortage of infant formula across America has led parents to share supply locations online.

Monkeypox: Time to worry or one to ignore? 21 May 2022, 1:24 am

We are facing an unusual and unprecedented monkeypox outbreak but how worrying is it?

Nigeria's facial scars: The last generation 21 May 2022, 1:19 am

The marks were a way of identifying the lineage of people, but the practice has been outlawed.

Week in pictures: 14 - 20 May 2022 21 May 2022, 1:15 am

A selection of powerful images from all over the globe, taken in the past seven days.

Non-binary in Iraq: ‘People get killed’ 21 May 2022, 1:15 am

For Iraq's non-binary community, life is difficult and dangerous.

The desperate journey Cubans make by water to the US 21 May 2022, 1:10 am

Elian Lopez hoped his life-changing journey would go smoothly - then the wind changed and sun went down.

Cannes: Topless woman protests against sexual violence in Ukraine 21 May 2022, 12:30 am

The woman stripped on the Cannes red carpet to show the words "stop raping us" and the Ukrainian flag.

Elon Musk denies sexual misconduct allegations 20 May 2022, 11:33 pm

A report claims Musk's company SpaceX paid an employee $250,000 to settle the claim against him.

Ukraine war: What might tip the balance? 20 May 2022, 9:44 pm

The conflict has become a grinding and bloody affair, with both sides making gains and losses.

France's mustard shortage leaves sour taste 20 May 2022, 9:09 pm

The price of the condiment is up 10% due to poor harvests and the impact of the war in Ukraine.

Camille Vasquez: Johnny Depp's lawyer becomes an internet celebrity 20 May 2022, 7:23 pm

The young lawyer has caught the internet's attention for her grilling of Amber Heard on the stand.

Johnny Depp was jealous and controlling, ex-girlfriend Ellen Barkin says 20 May 2022, 5:16 pm

Testimony from the actress, one of Johnny Depp's ex-girlfriends and co-stars, is played in court.

US Secret Service: Two sent home after 'incident' in South Korea 20 May 2022, 4:40 pm

The pair were involved in an off-duty incident in South Korea ahead of US President Biden's visit.

Ukraine says giant Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant can't supply Russia 20 May 2022, 3:19 pm

Russia occupies Europe's biggest nuclear plant and now wants to sell power from it back to Ukraine.

What is monkeypox and how do you catch it? 20 May 2022, 1:28 pm

Cases of monkeypox are being investigated in several countries, including the UK.

Ukraine war: One Russian's anti-war protest on the side of his shopping centre 20 May 2022, 1:40 am

Dmitry Skurikhin has listed the Ukrainian towns attacked by Russia on the side of his shopping centre.

Ukrainian widow confronts Russian soldier accused of killing her husband 19 May 2022, 7:38 pm

The 21-year-old serviceman has pled guilty to killing her husband in a village in Ukraine's north-east.

Russia's laser weapon claim derided as propaganda 19 May 2022, 6:37 pm

Moscow says it has destroyed a drone with a laser, but Kyiv says it can't mask battlefield failure.

10 things we learned at the 'Wagatha Christie' trial 19 May 2022, 5:55 pm

Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy went head-to-head in a high-profile High Court libel case.

Australia election: A simple guide 17 May 2022, 6:08 pm

Australians go to the polls on 21 May, for the country's first election since 2019.

What do Indigenous people want from Australia's election? 17 May 2022, 1:01 am

Seven Indigenous people explain their most pressing concerns for Australia's next government.

Australia election 2022: What will the vote mean for climate policies? 11 May 2022, 12:58 am

The outcome could be very significant for the climate, says one of the country's top scientists.

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