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Ariana Grande One Love Manchester viewers in tears at emotional show ‘I’ve got goosebumps’

Grande and other huge artists took to the stage in Manchester to perform in honour of those who lost their lives and were injured in the bombing at her sold-out concert on Monday, May 22. The benefit gig broadcast live on BBC One and streamed simultaneously across the world on several channels and on Twitter. Hashtags for the concert trended ...

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The Handmaid's Tale: Viewers stunned by ‘EXQUISITELY TERRIFYING’ episode

The US drama series is set in a dystopian society that treats women as property of the state and forces those who are fertile into sexual servitude to repopulate a devastated world. Tonight’s episode saw Offred and the Handmaids assist with the delivery of Janine’s baby, prompting her to recall her own daughter’s birth. Offred drew closer to Ofglen and ...

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One Love Manchester concert: Ariana Grande changes setlist for victim Olivia Campbell

In an emotional speech on stage at the Emirates Old Trafford, the 23-year-old popstar recalled the conversation she had with Charlotte Campbell, whose 15-year-old daughter Olivia was one of the 22 people who lost their lives in the terror attack on May 22. Describing the moment, the US singer said she had to change the running order of her benefit ...

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Little Mix slammed for being ‘half-naked’ at Ariana Grande's One Love Manchester concert

Taking to the stage in monochrome ensembles, the four-piece girl group belted out their hit single Wings in honour of the 22 people killed in the terror attack last month. But despite their show-stopping performance, it was their choice of outfit that got many people talking on social media. The X Factor winners flashed plenty of flesh on the night ...

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Eddie Maher: How I took my family on the run for 19 years

Five years ago a woman walked into a police station in Ozark, Missouri, and claimed her father-in-law was a British fugitive. It was the end of the road for Eddie Maher, who had been on the run – with wife and children in tow – for 19 years. How did one of the UK’s most wanted men evade capture for ...

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The city in Pakistan that loves a British hairstyle

When BBC correspondent Secunder Kermani wanted to get a haircut in Pakistan, he decided to head to Mirpur, in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. It was the one city where he could be sure of getting the same cut he normally has in London. As I waited outside the blast-proof walls of my hotel in Islamabad, a short, moustached security guard with a ...

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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. When Robert Gagno plays pinball at his local arcade a crowd usually gathers to watch. The Canadian, who lives near Vancouver in British Columbia, has such control he can make each metal ball last ...

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The British student who wants you to study in North Korea

North Korea frightens the world with its missile tests and threats of pre-emptive nuclear strikes. This is precisely why a British student thinks it’s time to try making friends with North Koreans – the people who live there – or at least to get to know them better, writes the BBC’s Eleanor Dunn. “We’re so quick to label North Korea ...

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Why I failed to catch Canada's worst serial killer

Ten years ago, the trial of Canada’s most prolific serial killer opened in Vancouver. Det Con Lorimer Shenher had long suspected the man in the dock, who eventually admitted to nearly 50 murders, but Shenher’s attempts to question him had been hindered by red tape. He is still haunted by his failure. Lorimer Shenher had been working in his new ...

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I had to wait 11 days to be told of my daughter's death

When Sarah Jenkins saw pictures of distraught mothers appealing for information about missing children after the Manchester bombing, it reminded her of her own experience 12 years ago. After the 7/7 attacks in London she had to wait 11 awful days for confirmation that her daughter Emily had died. She now campaigns for victims’ relatives to be kept better informed. ...

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