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Trump endorses guns for teachers to stop shootings

The president also tells Florida shooting survivors he supports calls for improved background checks.

Syria war: UN plea to end 'hell on earth' Eastern Ghouta crisis

The UN Secretary General is calling for an end to the fighting so aid can enter the rebel-held area.

Billy Graham: Influential US evangelist dies at 99

During a 60-year career, Graham became one of the best-known preachers of the 20th Century.

Venezuela's Maduro wants 'mega-election' amid opposition boycott

Nicolás Maduro calls for more elections to be added to April's vote amid an opposition boycott.

BBC news for Lancashire

Rishton crash: Damien Raeburn jailed for killing pedestrian Susan Shaw

Charity fundraiser Susan Shaw was fatally hit by Damien Raeburn's car while he was being pursued by police.

Lostock Hall: Three on manslaughter charge over 19-month-old girl's death

The three have been all been bailed to appear at Preston Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

Lancashire councillor investigated over 'sexist' Facebook post

Jim Marsh is accused of posting an inappropriate comment after a woman claimed she was harassed.

Thornton Cleveleys woman hit by tram and suffers serious head injuries

The woman, in her 70s, suffered serious head injuries, says the North West Ambulance Service.