BBC News Daily: 28 April 2017
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- Woman shot in anti-terror operation
- Cancer drugs fund 'waste of money'
- Trump praises China's Xi as 'a good man'
A woman in her 20s is in a serious but stable condition after she was shot by police during an anti-terror operation. Searches are continuing at the address in Willesden, north-west London. Two men were arrested after the shooting and another woman was arrested in Kent.
Police say the woman who was shot was one of the subjects of the investigation but the operation wasn't connected to the earlier arrest of a man near Parliament. He was held over the possession of an offensive weapon and preparing for acts of terrorism. A witness described seeing two knives on the ground, one a large bread knife.
Other top stories
- It was set up amid concerns that cancer patients weren't always getting access to the latest drugs, and it cost £1.27bn. But researchers say the Cancer Drug Fund in England, which ran from 2010 to 2016, was a "huge waste of money", based on "populism". The Conservatives say it gave "precious extra time" to many of the almost 100,000 patients who received drugs.
- US President Donald Trump's tone towards China - which he used to call an "enemy" - continues to thaw, even warm. He's called President Xi Jinping "a very good man" and praised him for his handling of China's ally North Korea. But what about the latter's relations with the US? "There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely," said Mr Trump.
- Known as Marine A during his trial, Sergeant Alexander Blackman was convicted in 2013 of murdering a wounded Taliban fighter. But his conviction for the 2011 shooting was downgraded in March to manslaughter. Now Sgt Blackman is free, having been released from Erlestoke Prison, near Devizes, Wiltshire.
Analysis: Does Le Pen have a chance of winning?
By Paul Kirby, BBC News
Perhaps it was unsurprising that she was heading for Nice for her first big election rally - the city where a Tunisian inspired by militant Islam killed 86 people on Bastille Day last July.
What the papers say
Almost every front page is dominated by the arrest of a 27-year-old man near Parliament on suspicion of terrorism offences, showing his face as he is dealt with by police. Meanwhile, the Times leads on the NSPCC's call for social media firms to be fined if they don't shield children from pornography and bullying. And the Financial Times reports that European leaders are "preparing to recognise the potential for a united Ireland within the EU".
Vauxhall Zafira fires - Firm showed disregard for safety, say MPs
Schools funding - Cutbacks put education at risk, says head teachers' union
Flight suit - UK inventor becomes "real-life Iron Man" at technology conference
Seven days quiz - How did Tom Hardy prove himself a good citizen?
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Today US President Donald Trump will address the National Rifle Association's annual convention, in Atlanta.
09:30 UK GDP figures for the first quarter of this year are published.
On this day
1945 Benito Mussolini, Italian dictator until his downfall in 1943, is killed.
1999 Sir Alf Ramsey, manager of England's 1966 World Cup-winning team, dies.