• Qatar-Gulf crisis: All the latest updates

    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".

  • London fire: Who are the victims?

    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

  • Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU

    As the UK and the EU begin official talks on leaving, here is an easy-to-understand guide to Brexit - beginning with the basics, then a look at the negotiations, followed by a selection of answers to questions we've been sent. What does Brexit mean? It is a word that has become used as a shorthand way of saying the UK leaving the EU - merging the words Britain and exit to get Brexit, in a same way as a possible Greek exit from the euro was dubbed Grexit in the past. Why is Britain leaving the European Union? A referendum - a vote in which everyone (or nearly everyone) of voting age can take part - was held on Thursday 23 June, 2016, to decide whether the UK should leave or remain in the European

  • Painter Salvador Dali's body to be exhumed for paternity suit

    A judge in Madrid has ordered the exhumation of the body of Spanish artist Salvador Dalí to get samples for a paternity suit. A Spanish woman, born in 1956, said her mother, a maid, had a clandestine affair with the painter in 1955. The judge said there were no biological remains or personal objects of the artist to be used in the test. He died in Spain in 1989 at the age of 85. The Dalí Foundation, which manages the artist's estate, says it will appeal. The surrealist painter was buried in the theatre and museum he designed himself, in his home town of Figueres in the north-eastern Catalonia region. Maria Pilar Abel Martínez, a tarot card reader who was born in Girona, made the paternity claim

  • Chance the Rapper wins BET humanitarian award, presented by Michelle Obama

    Chance the Rapper has won the BET humanitarian award for raising $2m (£1.6m) for Chicago's public school system. Former first lady Michelle Obama recorded a special message for the musician, saying she and Barack Obama had known him "since he was a baby rapper". "Chance is showing our young people that they matter," she said. "Because of you, countless young people will grow up believing in themselves." At 24, Chance is the youngest recipient of the humanitarian award. "This is wildly overwhelming," he said at the ceremony. "I didn't prepare a speech because I wanted to speak from my heart. I'm 24 and to be receiving something like this at my age feels good as hell." Along with the humanitarian

  • Welsh singer Charlotte Church loses unborn baby

    Singer Charlotte Church has lost her unborn baby, she has announced. The 31-year-old had publicly revealed she was expecting her third child during a concert in May. A statement on her Twitter account on Monday said: "Charlotte and Jonny are very sad to announce that they lost their baby. Now is a time for grieving and being together as a family. "We kindly ask everyone to respect that peace." The Cardiff-born star and her partner, musician Jonny Powell, have been together for seven years. She is already a mother to nine-year-old Ruby and Dexter, eight, from her previous relationship with Gavin Henson.

  • Glastonbury 2017: 12 things we learned

    Mud-free and musically diverse, this year's Glastonbury was one of the best in recent memory. Here are some of the things we spotted along the way. 1) Craig David created his own legend's slot When 100,000 people sang "boink", Craig David was all over it. The star celebrated his improbable, but amazing, career resurgence by throwing a huge party on the Pyramid Stage, full of his greatest hits (and quite a few other people's too). Afterwards, fans said Craig should have been given Glastonbury's coveted Sunday afternoon "legend's slot". But sadly that will never happen... He chills on Sunday. 2) Karma Police There might have been extra security at Glastonbury this year, but the police weren't about