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Analysis: The president has made much of the economy while he has been in office, the shutdown makes that more difficult

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Gaza border protests: Palestinian woman killed as Israel launches airstrikes 'in response to violence'

Gaza's health ministry says 25 injured in Friday's protests, which Israel said turned violent prompting wave of airstrikes

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Flybe: What went wrong with the airline and what happens next?

As Virgin Atlantic and others mount a rescue bid, your questions about the UK regional airline answered

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Oxford professor denies homophobia accusations after 400 students call for him to be fired

Petition to remove John Finnis cites 1994 paper in which he wrote homosexuality is 'never a valid, humanly acceptable choice'

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Jassy Davis shares a dish where whole wheat pasta cosies up to a rich bolognese sauce of bouncing button mushrooms, garlic, thyme and soya mince, topped with crunchy pine nuts

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Google sued for covering up $90m payout to former executive accused of sexual assault

Andy Rubin allowed to 'quietly resign' with multimillion-dollar severance package despite 'credible' allegations he forced a female employee to perform oral sex on him, lawsuit claims

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Relatives of German citizens detained in Egypt deny Isis links

Two German-Egyptian nationals were held after arriving in the country last month

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Earl Scruggs: Four things to know about the celebrated bluegrass banjo player

Scruggs, who invented his own way to play the five-string banjo, is being remembered this Friday with a Google Doodle

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Nearby planet could support primitive life, scientists announce

A super-Earth known as Barnard's star b might be far more habitable than previously thought

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