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Historic Brexit negotiations begin in Brussels

Historic Brexit negotiations begin in Brussels

Business
By Mark Stone, Europe Correspondent in Brussels, and Alessandra Rizzo, Political ReporterBritish and European Union negotiators have begun historic talks on Britain leaving the bloc - with both sides seeking to strike a positive tone.Speaking in Brussels, Brexit Minister David Davis said London wanted a "new, deep and special partnership" in the interest of Britons and all Europeans."There is more that unites us than divides us," he said, adding that Britain was looking for a "positive and constructive tone" in the talks.The EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, said he hoped they could agree a format and timetable on Monday.The former French minister said his priority was to clear up the uncertainties that the Brexit vote had created.The start of the talks - almost exactly a year after t...
Questions raised over Battersea Power Station

Questions raised over Battersea Power Station

Technology
The cage that hoists you to the top of the north west chimney of Battersea Power station, 102 metres high, stops with a shudder.Clamber out and you see a wide and telling view. You're eye level with the three other famous chimneys; around you, the cavernous, hollow interior of the turbine hall and switch houses; below, three thousand builders on site, a hive of activity; and following the flow of Thames up to Vauxhall, a mess of crane-strewn sites, the biggest redevelopment project in Europe.I'm here to see the finishing touches put, by hand, to the chimney. One of the conditions for redeveloping the power station was keeping the power station.They were in bad shape, so they were laser scanned, demolished, then rebuilt - using the same technique as their original construction in the 1930s....
Trump's divided desert: Wildlife at the border wall

Trump's divided desert: Wildlife at the border wall

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your devicePresident Trump's promise to build a "great wall" along the US-Mexico border remains one of the central and most controversial promises of his presidency. But scientists from the University of Arizona are starting to unravel the effect that such a wall could have on a desert ecosystem it will cut through. The team is studying wildlife in the Sonoran Desert, which stretches across the border from Arizona into Mexico and is already divided by a barrier at the border. BBC science reporter Victoria Gill joined the team in a search for some of the desert's most endangered animals. Its proximity to the border gives Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument a dangerous reputation. But as you bump along dirt roads of this set-aside swathe of the Sonoran Desert...
London fire: Stars gather to record charity single

London fire: Stars gather to record charity single

Entertainment
Stars including Emeli Sande, Pixie Lott, and Stormzy have gathered to record a Grenfell Tower charity single.The cover of Simon and Garfunkel's hit Bridge Over Troubled Water was organised by Simon Cowell.Other stars including Rita Ora and Leona Lewis recorded parts for the song on Saturday.Sande said: "It's really inspiring to see people come together. It gives you hope in humanity."'It's an honour'Cowell, who lives in the same London borough as the now burnt-out tower, called the blaze "heartbreaking".At least 58 people are believed to have died and hundreds more made homeless.Those taking part in Sunday's recording at Sarm music studios, close to the tower in west London, included singer and former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos and the show's 2015 winner Louisa Johnson.Tower trage...
Pakistan win Champions Trophy in style – report & highlights

Pakistan win Champions Trophy in style – report & highlights

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Champions Trophy final, The OvalPakistan 338-4 (50 overs): Fakhar 114, Azhar 59, Hafeez 57*India 158 all out (30.3 overs): Pandya 76, Amir 3-16, Hasan 3-19Pakistan won by 180 runsScorecardPakistan produced an incredible display to thrash fierce rivals India and win the Champions Trophy at The Oval. Fakhar Zaman hit a spectacular century to propel Pakistan to 338-4 in the scorching south London sunshine. Mohammad Amir then tore through the India top order to help reduce the defending champions to 54-5. India eventually limped to 158, Pakistan winning by 180 runs to take their first global 50-over title since 1992. Watch extended highlights on BBC Two at 23:15 BST (23:45 in Wales and 00:10 in ...