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It's Monday, it's a new week, and while we won't pretend to know everything that's going to happen over the next seven days, we can give you a sense of what's coming up. From the European Union to Game of Thrones - here's your briefing on some of the most important and interesting stories...
A survivor of the Columbine High School shooting who later became a prominent advocate for fighting addiction has been found dead at his Colorado home. Austin Eubanks, 37, was shot in the hand and knee in the 1999 Columbine attack, in which 12 of his classmates and a teacher were killed.
After months in detention, China has formally arrested two Canadians accused of espionage. Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were taken into custody last December, shortly after Canada arrested Huawei chief Meng Wanzhou on behalf of the US. They have been accused of harming national security, but were not formally arrested until...
I M Pei, the architect behind buildings including the glass pyramid outside the Louvre in Paris, has died aged 102. Tributes have been pouring in, remembering him for a lifetime of designing iconic structures worldwide. Pei's designs are renowned for their emphasis on precision geometry, plain surfaces and natural light.
A criminal investigation has been launched against a French doctor over the poisoning of 17 people in France. Frédéric Péchier, an anaesthesiologist, has already been investigated for seven other cases of poisoning, in total leading to nine deaths. Prosecutors allege he deliberately tampered with his colleagues' anaesthesia pouches to create an...
The man killed in a crossbow murder-suicide pact in Germany is believed to have led a cultish group devoted to medieval folklore and treated the women around him like slaves, reports say. The bodies of Torsten W and two women were found in a hotel room in Bavaria on Saturday, alongside three crossbows.
The candidates to take over from Jean-Claude Juncker as President of the European Commission have clashed in a televised debate broadcast across the EU. It was part of the spitzenkandidat - or "lead candidate" - process, where contenders for the role are put forward by the pan-European groups of like-minded political parties in the European Parliament.
The Chinese Chang'e-4 rover may have confirmed a longstanding idea about the origin of a vast crater on the Moon's far side. The rover's landing site lies within a vast impact depression created by an asteroid strike billions of years ago. Now, mission scientists have found evidence that impact was so...
Sri Lanka has imposed a nationwide curfew for the second night in a row after a wave of anti-Muslim violence in the wake of the Easter bombings. A Muslim man was stabbed to death while rioters torched Muslim-owned shops and vandalised mosques during Monday's attacks. Police have arrested 60 people, including...
MPs will be asked to vote on Brexit again in early June whether or not the government and Labour have reached a deal, Downing Street has said. A spokesman said a vote on the bill that would pave the way for Brexit was "imperative" if the UK was to leave the EU before MPs'...

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