The US says it has proof the Syrian government was behind the suspected chemical attack. Also, Donald Trump describes his former FBI director as a "weak and untruthful slime ball", and why a top London banker made more of a splash on social media than he might have expected.
The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said a reported chemical attack in Syria was staged by foreign agents. The US and France say they have proof it took place. Also: outrage spreads over eight-year-old's rape in Kashmir and Bob Dylan's door at the Chelsea Hotel sells for $100,000.
Moscow's UN envoy says he "cannot exclude" the possibility of a war if the US launches military action in Syria. Also, the alleged kidnapping of a Dubai princess, and why some patients' cancers are more deadly than others, despite appearing identical.
The US president, who said on Wednesday that missiles were "coming", has now tweeted that he "never said when". Also: inspectors back UK in spy poisoning row and baby born in China four years after parents' death.
The US military is ready to 'provide options' if appropriate but it is still looking into the suspected chemical attack in Syria.
Also, US House Speaker Paul Ryan will not stand for re-election, Bangladesh abolishes job quotas for government posts after protests, and Dutch villagers are not happy about a new singing road.
Senior Russian figures threaten to respond to any attacks by the US in Syria.
Also, hundreds killed as military plane crashes in Algeria, new book says Israeli military made ten failed attempts to kill Yasser Arafat, Soweto hosts memorial service for Winnie Mandela, and fossils reveal how giant sea-reptiles once roamed off English coast.