Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 17 Apr 2017

1. Pence: No more patience with North Korea

US Vice President Mike Pence said this morning the US's "era of strategic patience" with North Korea is over, speaking in the demilitarised zone between North and South Korea. He said the US wants to achieve security "through peaceable means, through negotiations" but added that "all options are on the table".

2. Harry reveals he sought counselling

Prince Harry says he spent 20 years "not thinking" about his mother's death before getting counselling at the age of 28, after two years of "total chaos". The Prince said he was "on the verge of punching someone" when he spoke to a "shrink … more than a couple of times", inspired by his work with mental health charity Heads Together.

3. Burns at East London nightclub

A packed nightclub was evacuated in Dalston, east London, last night after 12 people suffered chemical burns. Emergency services and police attended the Mangle club at 1.10am this morning and treated 10 people for burns from a "noxious substance" at the scene, then took them to hospital. Another two presented themselves at A&E.

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4. Erdogan wins new powers in Turkey

Turkey's electoral authority says President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has achieved victory in a national referendum which will grant him sweeping new powers, in what some international observers already fear is an increasingly authoritarian state. Votes are still being counting and opposition parties say they will contest the results.

5. Baby interviewed by US embassy over 'terrorism'

The US embassy in London forced a family to bring a three-month-old baby to London from Cheshire for an interview before granting a visa after his grandfather mistakenly ticked 'Yes' on his behalf on an immigration form asking if he was a terrorist. Grandfather Paul Kenyon said staff "didn't appear to have a sense of humour".

6. Arkansas to fight death row decision

Lawyers for the state of Arkansas are to fight a series of court orders preventing the state from executing eight death row prisoners in 11 days by lethal injection. The state's stock of the drug used to kill prisoners, midazolam, is due to expire at the end of April, prompting the rush. Six states have abolished the death penalty in the last decade.

7. Air pollution 'as bad for health as partner's death'

Researchers from York University say exposure to air pollution in the UK can have as bad an effect on someone's life as the death of their partner, the end of a relationship or losing a job. The team compared life satisfaction data with air pollution indices. Their focus was on nitrogen dioxide, a gas mostly produced in the fumes from diesel cars.

8. Westminster attack victim flies home

Melissa Cochran, whose leg was broken in last month's Westminster Bridge attack and whose husband Kurt was killed, has flown home to the US. The 46-year-old also suffered a broken rib and a cut to her head. She had been celebrating her 25th wedding anniversary when Khalid Masood drove down the pavement on the bridge.

9. Ohio: Police hunt Facebook killer

Police in Cleveland, Ohio, are hunting a man who appears to have filmed himself murdering a stranger, then posted the video to Facebook. In a separate video, Steve Stephens claimed to have killed 13 other people, though police have not confirmed this. The victim, 74-year-old Robert Godwin, was collecting cans on the street.

10. Briefing: The hunt for the Chibok schoolgirls

Last Friday was the third anniversary of the kidnapping of Nigeria's Chibok schoolgirls.

The mass abduction by Islamist militant group Boko Haram shocked the world and sparked a global social media campaign using the hashtag #bringbackourgirls. Most of the girls are still missing.

Chibok schoolgirl kidnap: Three years on

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