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White House aide Rob Porter quits as ex-wives allege abuse

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rob Porter, pictured holding the document for President Trump, was accused of abuse by his two ex-wives One of US President Donald Trump’s top aides has resigned amid abuse claims from his two ex-wives. White House staff secretary Rob Porter said “these outrageous allegations are …

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US Senate reaches two-year budget deal

Image copyright EPA Image caption Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell The US Senate has reached a two-year, $400bn budget agreement that raises spending for defence and some domestic programmes. The bipartisan deal was negotiated by Republican Senator Mitch McConnell and his Democratic counterpart Senator Chuck Schumer. The bill needs to …

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Graduate loses bid to sue Oxford over 2:1 degree

Image copyright PA Image caption Faiz Siddiqui sued Oxford University for £1m in damages A graduate who sued Oxford University over his failure to get a top degree has had his claim dismissed by the High Court. Faiz Siddiqui claimed “inadequate teaching” contributed to his low mark in a final …

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Jacob Rees-Mogg says heckling good for politicians

Image copyright PA Image caption Jacob Rees-Mogg said masks were sinister, but protests were part of political life Jacob Rees-Mogg said that heckling can be good for politicians making a speech, in evidence to a parliamentary inquiry into free speech in universities. The Conservative MP faced protests last week when …

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Dozens charged for Infraud cyber-crime site

Image copyright Getty Images Thirty-six people have been charged for their alleged involvement in running a cyber-crime service responsible for more than $530m (£381m) of losses. The Infraud Organisation is said to have dealt in stolen credit cards and passwords and engaged in bank fraud and ID theft. As of …

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Kenya deports Miguna Miguna over Odinga 'swearing-in'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Miguna Miguna (L) played a key role in the “inauguration” of Raila Odinga (R) Kenya has deported opposition supporter and lawyer, Miguna Miguna, following his role in the unofficial swearing-in of opposition leader Raila Odinga as “the people’s president”. Mr Miguna has boarded a …

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Falling asleep: The most creative moment of the day?

Image copyright Getty Images How do you fall asleep? It might happen to us every night – and maybe sometimes more often – but it’s still a deeply mysterious process. An international group of researchers at the University of Cambridge is trying to find out what really happens in that …

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Germany coalition talks: Merkel's conservatives and SPD clinch deal

Image copyright AFP Germany’s centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) have reached an agreement on a coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives (CDU/CSU), according to media reports. A deal on distributing ministries was said to be the final step towards forming a coalition. Negotiators have been in non-stop talks since Tuesday …

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