Iran's President Hassan Rouhani and Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani have held a telephone conversation, according to the office of the presidency's website. The Sunday report quotes Rouhani as telling the Emir of Qatar that the "siege of Qatar is not acceptable for us", adding that "Tehran will stand by Qatar's government". "Iran's air space, ground and sea will be always be open to Qatar as a ... friendly nation," said Rouhani, and that the two countries' cooperation will remain "continuous".
Police believe at least 79 people died when fire engulfed Grenfell Tower, in North Kensington, London in the early hours of 14 June. Some people are believed to have lost more than one family member. Eighteen people have been formally identified by the coroner, but not all names have been released. Other people, while not yet formally identified, have been confirmed as among the dead by family or friends. Those confirmed dead named so far Anthony Disson Anthony Disson was confirmed to have died by police on Monday. The 65-year-old retired lorry driver lived on the 22nd floor of Grenfell Tower. Mr Disson, who had lived in the property for eight years, phoned his son at 03:30 and said he was being
Theresa May has done a deal with the DUP which means she stays as UK prime minister. Here's a guide to what's going on. What has happened? UK Prime Minister Theresa May called a general election, thinking she could increase her power ahead of Brexit talks. But it turned out she didn't do as well as hoped and her party no longer has a majority of members of parliament (MPs). What was the result of the election? There are 650 MPs in the House of Commons - so any party getting more than 325 MPs has "a majority" because they are presumed to be able to win votes on all the things they want to do. Theresa May's Conservatives ended short of that total - getting 318 MPs (13 fewer than after the 2015
Jen Bickel and her husband Andrew are no strangers to heartache, having suffered 10 miscarriages in as many years. The 39-year-old, from Cardiff, has endured several rounds of punishing IVF, two ectopic pregnancies resulting in surgery, and she is still no closer to finding out the cause of the problem. Here, in her own words, she talks about the couple's devastating losses, how attending a memorial service for one of their lost babies helped them grieve and why they are not giving hope just yet. That feeling of lying on the bed waiting for the scan with Andrew sat next to me holding my hand, I'm just watching the faces of the hospital staff for any signs. It's a feeling of "here we go again".
Fashion designer Stella McCartney has chosen her dad's song Blackbird as one of her records for Desert Island Discs. She said she found it "incredible how contemporary the song feels" and was "proud" of former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney for writing it. Stella told the BBC Radio 4 show that music had been "the driving force in every moment of our childhood". For her book choice, she also chose Sir Paul's memoir Japanese Jailbird, written by him but never released. The manuscript - detailing what happened in 1980 when the star spent nine days in a Japanese jail for a drugs offence - has been locked away for decades with the only copies given to his children, something that Stella said she finds
Foo Fighters have finally stepped onto Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage, two years after they were forced to pull out of the festival. Days before their headline performance in 2015, Dave Grohl fell off stage and broke his leg in Gothenburg, Sweden. "I'm about two years late tonight, I'm sorry," said Grohl on Saturday, blaming bad traffic for the delay. He then played a solo version of Times Like These, bringing in the band for an explosive climax. Grohl explained the song held special significance when it came to their Glastonbury experience. In 2015, he said, he has watched Florence + The Machine stand in for the Foo Fighters "on my laptop as I was sitting in a wheelchair with a broken leg and it
We're calling it: Islands In The Stream has become the unofficial anthem of Glastonbury. Kenny Rogers debuted the song in 2013; and Dolly Parton featured it in her record-breaking set a year later. Now Barry Gibb, who wrote the song, has made it the centrepiece of his performance at the festival's coveted "legend slot". It was one of a dozen or more classics from his, and the Bee Gees', catalogue that made it impossible to stand still. There was a sense of euphoria as he ran through the likes of Tragedy, Jive Talkin' and Night Fever, his falsetto never wavering in the bright afternoon sun. As has now become tradition in the legend slot, Glastonbury's security team joined the performance, with