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Nato soldiers killed in Afghan suicide bombing

[ad_1] A suicide bomber has killed three Nato foreign soldiers in an attack in eastern Afghanistan.The victims, whose nationalities have not been disclosed, were on a routine foot patrol alongside Afghan forces, Nato officials said in a statement.A US soldier and two Afghan soldiers were wounded in the attack in Charikar, the capital of Parwan province, at 6:00 local time (01:30 GMT).Taliban militants have claimed they carried out the bombing.US

Britney Spears headlines Brighton Pride

[ad_1] Image copyright @popqueenbritney Image caption Oops! She did it again: Britney at Brighton Pride Draped in a rainbow flag and blowing kisses, Britney Spears wowed a crowd of 57,000 at Brighton Pride.The superstar headlined the opening day of the festival, kicking off a European tour of her Las Vegas show Piece of Me.Afterwards, she tweeted: "Thank you for a fabulous fabulous fans. I love you all."But thousands of
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Liam Fox: No deal most likely Brexit outcome for UK

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Liam Fox says the chance of a no-deal Brexit is growing, blaming the "intransigence" of the European Commission.The international trade secretary and Brexiteer put the chance of failing to come to an agreement at "60-40". He told the Sunday Times that Brussels' chief negotiator had dismissed the UK's Chequers proposals simply because "we have never done it before".No 10 insists the government remains confident it can
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Plea to identify dragon tattoo man after River Thames rescue

[ad_1] Image copyright Met Police Image caption The man has a distinctive tattoo on his hand Police are appealing for help identifying a man with a distinctive dragon-like tattoo who was rescued from the River Thames.The man was airlifted to hospital after being discovered near Putney Embankment, south-west London, on July 26 and is in a critical condition.He is thought to be in his 30s and has tattoos on his
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Chuckle Brothers star Barry dies at 73

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption"To me, to you" - watch Barry Chuckle, left, in this ChuckleVision moment from 2006Barry Chuckle, half of the comedy duo the Chuckle Brothers, has died aged 73.The entertainer, whose real name was Barry Elliott, starred in ChuckleVision with his brother Paul on the BBC between 1987 and 2009.Paul said: "I've not just lost my brother, I've lost my theatrical partner
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Thousands without water after pipe burst in Nottinghamshire

[ad_1] Image copyright Navtej Johal Image caption Thousands of homes in Nottinghamshire have been affected by the burst pipe Several thousand homes are without water in Nottinghamshire after a major pipe burst.Large parts of the eastern side of the county are affected by the problem, which occurred in the village of Epperstone.Severn Trent Water says it is one of its biggest mains, meaning people may have no supply or low

Sir Patrick Stewart to reprise Star Trek role Jean-Luc Picard

[ad_1] Image copyright Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Image caption The British actor surprised fans at the 17th annual Star Trek convention Sir Patrick Stewart is boldly going where he has been before - by reprising the Star Trek role of Jean-Luc Picard.The character will feature in a new CBS All Access series chronicling his life after Star Trek: The Next Generation.The actor announced the news in a surprise appearance at the annual

Opt-out organ donation ‘in place by 2020’ for England

[ad_1] Image copyright NHS Blood and Transplant A new opt-out system for organ donation will be in place by 2020 in England, if Parliament approves "Max's Law".Under the plans detailed by ministers, adults will be presumed to be organ donors unless they have specifically recorded their decision not to be. The government said it would save up to 700 lives each year.In the UK in 2017, 411 people died before
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Actor Steven Seagal made special US-Russia envoy

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Steven Seagal (left) has praised President Putin's policies Russia has appointed the US actor Steven Seagal as a special envoy to improve ties with the United States.Seagal was granted Russian citizenship in 2016 and has praised President Putin as a great world leader.Born in the US, the martial arts star gained international fame for roles in the 1980s and '90s like Under Siege. He

8 of this week’s biggest entertainment stories

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty/ITV/Conde Nast You may well have had a busy week. You may have been on holiday. You may be suffering from Love Island withdrawal symptoms. Hey, we're not here to judge.But in case you have fallen behind on the past week's entertainment news, we want to help you get back on track.Here are eight of the biggest stories you might have missed. 1. Jen's Friends fantasy Image

Labour risks ‘eternal shame’ over anti-Semitism, says Tom Watson

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Tom Watson says Labour should adopt the full International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-Semitism Labour's deputy leader warns his party may "disappear into a vortex of eternal shame" and render itself unfit to lead if it does not tackle anti-Semitism. Tom Watson told the Observer that Jeremy Corbyn should adopt all the examples in the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition.He also called

Wembley sale a ‘game-changer for grassroots’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Grassroots football is in need of funding, but is selling Wembley the best way to solve the problem? Alternative ideas to fund grassroots football, such as a levy on agents fees, are beyond the Football Association's control, the organisation has told 5 Live.The FA is currently in talks with the owner of Fulham Football Club and the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL team, Shahid Khan,

NHS told ‘offer transgender fertility treatment’ or face legal action

[ad_1] Image copyright Science Photo Library A watchdog is threatening NHS England with legal action if it does not begin offering fertility treatments to transgender patients as standard.Transitioning can lead to fertility loss, but many patients are not offered a chance to have eggs or sperm stored.The Equality and Human Rights Commission said this is "outdated" discrimination as patients with other conditions routinely get that option. NHS England says it
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Venezuela President Maduro survives ‘drone assassination attempt’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootage showed dozens of soldiers running away before the transmission was cut offVenezuelan President Nicolás Maduro says he has survived an assassination attempt involving explosive drones. Mr Maduro was speaking at a military event in Caracas when the alleged attack occurred. Live footage of his speech shows the president suddenly looking upwards - startled - and dozens of soldiers running away.Mr

Dre Skull: Popcaan’s producer on making dancehall emotional

[ad_1] Image copyright Tony Lowe Dancehall is often seen as chaotic - its rumbling basslines and clashing airhorns are part of the appeal.But it's Dre Skull's stripped-back production that's bringing out the emotional depths of the genre - and of artists like Popcaan and Vybz Kartel."I'm not scared to rip a track apart and start again," he tells Newsbeat on the phone from his base in Brooklyn, New York. It's

Musician KAMAU talks about African inspired music and black identity

[ad_1] KAMAU is an American musician who uses traditional African beats in his very modern music. His style interprets Afrobeat music, indie hip hop, and neo classical. He uses his music to shine a light on social issues. With a new album coming up KAMAU spoke to the BBC about what it's like for him, as a black man living in America and his sense of identity.Video Journalist: Miriam O'Donkor

What’s life as a YouTube child star really like?

[ad_1] Jaadin and Arabella Daho are YouTube stars with millions of subscribers and views. They make £75,000 a year, but they've been also been bullied and at one point had to move home. So is the price of fame worth it?Video Journalist: Gem O'ReillyYou can follow BBC Trending on Twitter @BBCtrending, and find us on Facebook. And you can listen to Trending on the BBC World Service.All our stories are