Now the BBC News with Stewart Macintosh.
The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Russia for talks as tensions grow between Moscow and Washington over Syria. He is the most senior US official to visit Moscow since President Trump took office. Earlier Mr. Tillerson warned that Russia was risk of becoming irrelevant in the Middle East by continuing to support President Assad.
There have been three explosions near the team bus of the German football club Borussia Dortmund. It was on its way to a Champions League quarter-final against Monaco. The tie has been postponed for 24 hours. One Dortmund player, the Spanish defender Marc Bartra, was taken to hospital with a hand injury caused by pieces of glass shattered in the blasts.
President Trump has formally approved Montenegro's membership of NATO, moving the Balkan nation a step closer to becoming the alliance's 29th member. One Republican Senator warned this would antagonize Russia.
There has been a fall in shares in United Airlines which has faced a storm of criticism since forcibly dragging a passenger off an overbooked plane on Sunday. At one stage, they dropped 4%.
The front-runners in the French presidential election Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen have called for changes in migration policy after a fire on the French north coast destroyed a camp for some 1500 migrant shoping to cross the channel to England. A spokesman from Mr. Macron said an agreement with Britain had left the French acting as its border guards would have to be reviewed during Brexit negotiations.
The lawyer for Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema says he's been detained on suspicion of treason for obstructing the motorcade of the President. He hasn't been formally charged.
Gay rights activists in Russia say they are organizing the evacuation of gay man facing persecution, torture and even death in the southern Russian Republic of Chechnya. One told BBC that about 100 people have been detained since February in a wave of arrests.