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Trump escalates trade war with China

In the US, the Nasdaq and the S&P both closed down 0.5% after having tumbled earlier. The Dow Jones finished down 0.3%, having lost almost 1.8% earlier in the day.

These birds just crashed the UK singles chart

"If we do not start talking about the threats facing nature the inspiration behind so much of our music, poetry and literature may go silent," the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds said.

Sri Lanka bracing for further attacks

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office has advised people to avoid travelling to Sri Lanka unless absolutely necessary as it monitors the "evolving security situation" following the attacks on 21 April.