Front Page: Most Popular Stories from the BBC

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Here are the Top Stories from the BBC.

Avatar movie to get fifth installment
The Avatar franchise will carry on for at least four more films, after James Cameron announced a fifth instalment would be released in 2023.

Steel jobs ‘can be saved by tech’
The UK steel industry is doomed unless it embraces cutting-edge technology, a Cambridge professor warns.

Raikkonen top as Ferrari head Mercedes
Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen is fastest in Chinese Grand Prix second practice, ahead of team-mate Sebastian Vettel and the Mercedes.

Man City & Liverpool await Euro draws
Manchester City and Liverpool will discover their respective Champions League and Europa League semi-final opponents on Friday.

Joshua ‘unlikely’ to fight on Fury date
Anthony Joshua is “unlikely” to fight on 9 July because fellow British world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is fighting on that night.

High hopes for Horsey McHorseface
A two-year-old gelding destined to race in Australia is saddled with the name Horsey McHorseface.

Tory doubts over academy school plans
Will every state school in England be an academy in six years time? The BBC’s Ross Hawkins says many Conservatives doubt it.

VIDEO: William and Kate hike to Bhutan monastery
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have set off on their mountain hike to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Bhutan.

Tube’s ‘mind the gap’ announcer dies
A former BBC presenter who was the voice of the ‘Mind the Gap’ announcements on the London Underground dies.

Tax crackdown by EU nations welcomed
Leading financial institutions welcome a new crackdown on international tax dodging agreed by Europe’s leading five economies.

Doubt that galvanised a history maker
Fight against prejudice to inspire a generation

Bowie’s Blackstar is best selling vinyl
David Bowie’s Blackstar is the best-selling vinyl of the past 12 months, the Official Chart Company says.

MP claims BBC sitcom is Islamophobic
A BBC sitcom has been criticised as “Islamophobic” during a Commons debate about whether the BBC’s programmes and staff reflect UK diversity.

Klopp turning doubters into believers
Liverpool’s dramatic Europa League quarter-final victory over Borussia Dortmund shows manager Jurgen Klopp’s philosophy is working, writes Phil McNulty.

Q&A: What’s in West Ham’s stadium deal
From pest control to Champions League – who pays what, and how much when West Ham move in at the Olympic Stadium?

Giant bird surprises Australian family
When an enormous and dangerous bird that you’ve known for years decides to take your relationship to the next level, how do you politely decline?

VIDEO: Children miss school due to poor teeth
More than 100 operations a day are being carried out in hospitals in England to remove rotten teeth from children and teenagers.

VIDEO: Baby rescued from Japan quake rubble
An eight-month-old baby has been rescued from a flattened house with no visible injuries after an earthquake in Japan.

Man charged over PC axe attack
Man charged with attempted murder of police woman with an axe, South Yorkshire Police say

Daily reality of Ukraine’s ‘frozen war’
Life on the front line in eastern Ukraine

Gay Chinese pledge not to enter into sham marriages
China’s gay community’s online pledge

VIDEO: The marble racing craze that’s captivated the internet
Meet the man whose intricate racetracks wowed the internet

Can orcas ever be healthy in captivity?
Can killer whales ever be healthy in captivity?

The canal boat dwellers told to keep moving or face eviction
The family told to move their canal boat home every two weeks

Heads say exam results unreliable
Independent school head teachers say there was a “major problem” with an exam taken last summer.

China’s economic growth slows to 6.7%
China’s economy grew 6.7% in the first quarter of 2016, official data shows, the slowest quarterly growth in seven years.

Concern after tyre failures in China
Nico Rosberg heads Lewis Hamilton in first practice at the Chinese Grand Prix, disrupted by three tyre failures on two cars.

Football fans and LGBT groups join EU campaign trail
The World Tonight’s Paul Moss reports on two activist campaign groups and asks how much influence they could have on the EU referendum.

Final Anfield Hillsborough service held
The final Anfield memorial service for the 96 victims of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster will be held in Liverpool later.

Charles Manson follower may get parole
Leslie Van Houten, a former follower of Charles Manson, is recommended for parole after spending more than 40 years in prison.

Food giant advises limit on its brands
Food giant Mars, which makes Dolmio sauces and Uncle Ben’s rice, says some of its products should only be had once a week due to high salt, sugar or fat content.

North Korea missile test ‘fails’
North Korea has tested a missile off its east coast but the launch appears to have failed, say US and South Korean officials.

Thousands of pupils ‘underweight’ – MPs
Thousands of children in England started school underweight last year, according to official figures highlighted by MPs.

Clinton and Sanders raise the volume
Democratic presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders ratchet up their attacks in a bruising, final debate before the New York primary.

Quiz of the week’s news
The Magazine’s weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

Parents face ‘complex’ school criteria
The most socially selective primary schools make parents negotiate “more complex oversubscription criteria” in order to get places for their children, a report suggests.

DNA tweak ‘boosts’ cancer-killing cells
Cancer scientists have genetically modified the immune system to help them attack tumours in mice.

Warning over heartburn medicines
Long-term use of heartburn drugs may increase the risk of kidney damage, according to US research.

Asian markets await China growth data
Asian markets are trading mixed at the start of Friday’s session as investors wait for China’s first quarter growth data.

Premier League revenues hit a new high
Premier League clubs saw their combined revenues hit a new record in 2014-15, but their pre-tax profit fell, says Deloitte.

Carlin & Halsall miss Olympic standard
Jazz Carlin and Fran Halsall miss out on automatic Olympic qualification despite winning their finals at the British trials in Glasgow.

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