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US vows ‘strongest sanctions in history’ on Iran – BBC News

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the US is imposing the “strongest sanctions in history” on Iran.
In a speech in Washington, America’s top diplomat said Iran would be “battling to keep its economy alive” after the sanctions took effect.
He said he would work closely with the Pentagon and regional allies “to deter any Iranian aggression”.
Earlier this month, President Donald Trump took the US out of the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

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Royal wedding: Harry and Meghan head to private party – BBC News

The royal couple have left for their evening reception in a classic open-top car, where they will celebrate with 200 close friends and family.

The wedding dress and military uniform have been cast to one side.

Tonight, Meghan is wearing a cream halter-neck dress and Harry is in black tie.

The reception is being hosted by Prince Charles at Frogmore House, a country house near Windsor Castle.

Prince Harry was in the driving seat of the silver blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero – originally manufactured in 1968 and converted to electric power.

Ms Markle is wearing a lily white high-neck gown made of silk crepe designed by Stella McCartney, says Kensington Palace.

Her shoes from Aquazurra are made in silky satin, with nude mesh, and the soles are painted baby blue.

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Cuba plane crash leaves more than 100 dead – BBC News

More than 100 people have died after a Boeing 737 airliner crashed near Cuba’s main airport in Havana, the country’s worst air disaster in decades.

Three women were pulled alive from the wreckage, but are said to be in a critical condition.

The plane, which was nearly 40 years old, was carrying 105 passengers and six crew members.

Cuban authorities have launched an investigation, and two days of national mourning have been declared.

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Royal wedding 2018: Ceremony at Windsor Castle – BBC News

The wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is under way at Windsor Castle.
Ms Markle has 10 bridesmaids and pageboys – including Prince George and Princess Charlotte .
Wearing a dress by British designer Clare Waight Keller, Ms Markle was met by Prince Charles, who walked her down the aisle.
Among the 600 guests are Oprah Winfrey, George and Amal Clooney, David and Victoria Beckham and Sir Elton John.

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Could Brexit mean a return to violence in Northern Ireland? – BBC News

A shadow that hangs over the debate on the Irish border and Brexit is the implied threat of renewed violence if anything happens to make the invisible border more obvious.

The Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland has told Newsnight that he wouldn’t want anything that looks like physical infrastructure at the border.

He fears it could be targeted by violent dissident republican groups – groups whose threat he defines as “severe”.

The veteran documentary-maker and Northern Ireland observer Peter Taylor has this special report for Newsnight on the ‘new’ dissidents.

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Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim freed from jail after Mahathir election win – BBC News

Once seen as a future leader, he was jailed on sodomy and corruption charges after falling out with the government.
Malaysia’s new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad sought a pardon for Mr Anwar, which was granted on Wednesday morning.
Mr Mahathir has promised to step aside for Mr Anwar to become prime minister within two years.
The politician was jailed for a second time three years ago on what he said were trumped-up sodomy charges.

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