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What did former tennis player John McEnroe say about Serena Williams?

John McEnroe said: "If she played the men's circuit she'd be, like, 700 in the world... That doesn't mean I don't think Serena is an incredible player, and I suppose anything's possible; maybe at some point a women's tennis…
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Why are they digging up artist Salvador Dali's body?

A court in Madrid has ordered Dali's body to be exhumed so traces of DNA can be recovered to prove if a woman who claims to be his daughter is right. There are no other samples of his body remaining which could the DNA results needed. Dali died…
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The official reason that the Queen is not wearing the crown for the Queen's Speech in Parliament on 21 June 2017 is that it was too soon after the Trooping the Colour parade to organise a formal procession in full costumes. However TV producer Daniel Brittain who has been involved in covering state…
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What made the BBC News at Ten crash?

Just before the BBC News at Ten went on air on 20 June, the computer systems crashed meaning the headlines could not run as planned. It took four minutes for the programme to start properly and even then it used "breaking news" graphics rather than their usual…
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Why is the former Labour leader sitting in for Jeremy Vine?

It's all about maintaining a media profile. He will be followed as guest host of Radio 2's Jeremy Vine show by Iain Duncan Smith. A BBC spokesman sad: "Both Ed and Iain have held crucial roles in political life, and will bring unique…
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Why is three-times Oscar winner actor Daniel Day-Lewis retiring?

He's not saying, though he is 60. In a statement his publicist said: "Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor. He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years. This is a private…
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What is the current thinking about when interest rates in the UK will go up?

Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, said on 20 June 2017 that now was not the right time for interest rates to start going up from their historic low levels. This means they probably won't rise in the next…
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What kind of Brexit, hard or soft, does the chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond want?

Philip Hammond says Brexit should put "jobs and prosperity first, that reassures employers that they will still be able to access the talent they need, that keeps our market for goods, services and capital…
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What happened to American student Otto Warmbier while he was in North Korea?

Student Otto Warmbier has died after returning to the United States from North Korea where he was imprisoned for allegedly trying to steal a propaganda sign from a hotel. While in custody, the North Koreans said, Warmbier…
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Does the attack when a man drove a bus into worshippers at Finsbury Park mosque count as terrorism?

Yes - police are describing it as a terrorist incident. There is no universally accepted definition of terrorism, but it is widely agreed that to be classed as terrorism, an attack must be violence…
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How did the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull mock Donald Trump, comments which were recorded now released to the media?

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull mocked US President Trump during a press event in Canberra. He expected the event to be off the record, but someone recorded…
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What constitutes an offence of corporate manslaughter? Who can be prosecuted for it and what are the punishments?

Corporate manslaughter is an offence which companies, corporations or public bodies can be given unlimited fines for, and happens when its activities "are managed or organised [in a…
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What did the Tottenham MP David Lammy say about the fire in Kensington?

Speaking on Radio 4's Today Programme, he said:

"This is the richest borough in the country treating its citizens in this way and we should call it what it is, it’s corporate manslaughter. That’s what it is and there should…
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It's because he can't reconcile being a party leader with being a Christian. He said: "The consequences of the focus on my faith is that I have found myself torn between living as a faithful Christian and serving as a political leader. A better, wiser person may have been able to deal with this…
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The EU is the formal club of 28 countries, which will become 27 after Brexit. The single market is the name given to those countries plus others such as Norway which trade freely with each other without tariffs, quotas or taxes on trade. It also requires free movement of goods, services, capital and...
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The members of the EU are:

* Austria
* Belgium
* Bulgaria
* Croatia
* Cyprus
* Czech Republic
* Denmark
* Estonia
* Finland
* France
* Germany
* Greece
* Hungary
* Italy
* Ireland
* Latvia
* Lithuania
* Luxembourg
* Malta
* Netherlands
* Poland
* Portugal…
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June 7, 2017
In an interview on ITV News, Mrs was asked: Etchingham: What’s the naughtiest thing you ever did? May: Oh, goodness me. Well, I suppose… gosh. Do you know I’m not quite sure. I can’t think what the naughtiest thing… Etchingham: There must’ve been a moment when… May: Well, nobody is ever perfectly be...
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June 7, 2017
Does the prime minister want to end human rights laws to catch terrorists?