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Andrew Scheer: Canadian Conservative leader resigns

Image copyright GEOFF ROBINS/Getty Images Canada’s Conservative leader Andrew Scheer has announced he will step down. “I will be resigning as the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada,” Mr Scheer said in the House of Commons, calling it “one one of the most difficult decisions I have ever made”. …

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Harvey Weinstein ‘reaches tentative $25m deal with accusers’

Media captionWeinstein attended a court hearing on Wednesday using a walking frame Film mogul Harvey Weinstein has reached a tentative $25m (£19m) settlement with dozens of women who have accused him of sexual misconduct, lawyers have said. Some 30 actresses and ex-employees would share the payout in the deal. However, …

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‘How texts to my dead brother brought us together’

After losing her brother to a drug overdose, Ruth Murray found comfort in messaging his old phone number. When Amber Leinweber was assigned his old number, it was the beginning of a very unexpected friendship. The BBC travelled to Oshkosh, Wisconsin as the pair meet face-to-face for the first time. …

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Mississippi mum and dad graduate on same day just before son

Image copyright @devonte601 Image caption Ryan Johnson thought he would graduate at the same time as his parents but they ended up graduating early. “We couldn’t have another child graduate from college before us; we had to get in there quick,” laughs Carl Johnson of Meadville, Mississippi. And so he …

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Harvey Weinstein dodders out of court with walking frame

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Boeing: Regulator admits ‘mistake’ over aircraft crashes

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Stephen Dickson US aviation regulators allowed Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft to continue flying despite knowing there was a risk of further crashes. Analysis after the first crash last year predicted there could be up to 15 disasters over the lifetime …

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New Jersey killers ‘targeted Jewish supermarket’

Media captionWitnesses described hearing rounds of gunfire during the incident A Jewish supermarket in New Jersey was the target of a gun attack which left six people dead including two suspected assailants, say officials. No motive has been confirmed, but the mayor of Jersey City tweeted that “hate and anti-Semitism” …

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New Jersey killers ‘targeted’ Jewish supermarket

Media captionSounds of gunfire filled the streets Police in New Jersey say a Jewish supermarket was the target of a gun attack which left six people dead on Tuesday, including the two suspects. No motive has yet been given, but the mayor of Jersey City tweeted on Wednesday morning that …

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