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A hopeful hug? North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in embrace after their surprise meeting. Tap the link in our bio 👆🏽to read more about it. It's just the second time the men have met and comes as efforts continue to get a planned summit between Kim and Donald Trump back on track. #Korea #DonaldTrump #hug #peace #hope #bbcnews

'Yes' campaigners in Ireland react to news that the country has backed abortion reform by a landslide. Tap the link in our bio 👆for the latest, after a big majority voted in favour of change. Photos: Getty Images. #ireland #referendum2018 #hometovote #8thref #bbcnews

The Muslims who fast for 22 hours. ▪️Click the link in our bio 👆to see the full film.▪️Muslims in Iceland explain how they cope with one of the longest Ramadan fasts in the world, due to the long days caused by early sunrises and late sunsets. #Iceland #Ramadan #Muslim #fasting #bbcnews

The Art of Solo.🎨
Click the link in our bio ☝️ to see more of these behind-the-scenes concept images and storyboards from the new Star Wars movie Solo. #StarWars #Illustration #Solo #bbcnews Pics: 1 & 2) Adam Brockbank/Lucasfilm Ltd 3) Glynn Dillon/Lucasfilm Ltd

Explosions at a North Korea nuclear test site. ▪️Click the link in our bio ⬆️ for full story.▪️
Journalists were invited to witness what North Korea said was the destruction of its nuclear test site… but not everyone is convinced. #NorthKorea #nuclear #bbcnews

Meghan Markle has been given her own coat of arms. Tap the link in our bio 👆to find out more about the design created for the Duchess of Sussex. The blue background of the shield represents the Pacific Ocean off the California coast, while the two golden rays across the shield are symbolic of the sunshine of the Duchess's home state. The three quills represent communication and the power of words. Beneath the shield on the grass sits a collection of golden poppies, California's state flower, and wintersweet, which grows at Kensington Palace. PHOTO: Kensington Palace
#duchessofsussex #meghanmarkle #usa #princeharry #royal @kensingtonroyal #royalfamily #kensingtonpalace #royalwedding #MeghanMarkle

This fox thought he was going to enjoy a tasty rabbit dinner, until an eagle swooped down and lifted both animals into the air. A mid-air tug of war ensued, above San Juan Island in the US state of Washington. The footage was captured by nature photographer Zachary Hartje. #fox #rabbit #eagle #naturephotography #bbcnews

"You can't imagine rooting for peace for so long and then see it being taken away." US President Donald Trump's shock withdrawal from the 12 June summit with Kim Jong-un has shocked the world but it's an even bigger setback for the people at the heart of it: North and South Koreans. "All those peace talks were for nothing," said a young North Korean mother who's now living in Seoul. 🇰🇵🇰🇷 Click the link in our bio 👆🏼 to read more. Also follow our colleagues at @bbcnewskorean for more on this story.

The letter. 🇺🇸🇰🇵 US President Donald Trump has called off the upcoming 12 June summit with North Korea, catching the world by surprise. Let’s look at how he did it, in this personal #letter to Kim Jong-un. 📝 #BBCNews #NorthKorea #Trump

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The island chain of Socotra, famed for its natural beauty with unique plants and animals 🌺🍄🌸🌼that cannot be found anywhere else in the world, is coping with the aftermath of a powerful cyclone.🌪Tap the link in the bio 👆to read about how the archipelago was struck by Cyclone Mekunu leaving at least 17 people missing and forcing its native population to flee. Socotra is part of Yemen, which is embroiled in a lengthy civil war - something from which the four islands have largely been spared. But after two boats capsized during the cyclone, and at least three cars were washed away by powerful floods, the government has declared Socotra a disaster zone. Officials have appealed to international aid agencies for help. #island #socotra #cyclone #nature #bbcnews 📷PHOTOS 1-3: Getty Images. 📷 PHOTO 4: EPA

"I have been through bad times like you." Tap the link in our bio 👆to read the moving story of music shop owner James Jones who sent a lovely letter writing off a debt owed by a mother who was struggling to pay for her son's trumpet. 🎺Jacques was 13 at the time the letter was sent to his mother and didn't know anything about it. He's now 21 and found the letter ✉️while he was cleaning out the hallway closet. #music #trumpet #letter #bbcnews

"Their love brought a variety of worlds together." Tap the link in the bio 👆to read Bishop Michael Curry's sermon at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Bishop Curry has spoken out on social justice issues in the past, including LGBT rights and sexual abuse. He's been speaking to the BBC about the royal wedding service and the passionate sermon he delivered to a congregation that included the Queen, senior royals and celebrities. 👑💒 #royalwedding #meghanmarkle #princeharry #wedding #love #bbcnews

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