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The flight instructor who was the inspiration for the female love interest in the film Top Gun has become acting deputy head of the Pentagon.
Fifa alters plans to scrap the emergency loan system at the end of the season, providing a boost to many lower division clubs.
Iran's president in a storm over 'Persian Gulf' tweet
A van driver had a "lucky escape" when a 70ft tree fell in high winds on to his vehicle, say fire crews in Manchester.
A male escort is ordered to spend at least 22 years behind bars for the "cold and calculated" murder of an antiques dealer.
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Fears grow over plight of Pearl the pig
Colin Firth joins World War Two veterans and the widow of the man he plays at the London premiere of prisoner of war film The Railway Man
Forces loyal to the ousted Central African Republic president are said to have attacked the capital hours before the UN votes on sending peacekeepers.
The headlines of George Osborne's Autumn Statement are explained in a five minute digest.
The independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) predicts that the government will not have to borrow any money in 2018-19.
A Christian care worker who claimed she was forced to leave her job after refusing to work Sundays has lost her legal appeal.
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Jockey Timmy Murphy is banned for nine days following an "altercation" in the Newbury weighing room.
George Osborne updates MPs on the UK economy, and future tax and spending plans.
BBC HR director Lucy Adams settles her legal action against the NUJ after the union apologised for falsely accusing her of a "dirty tricks" campaign against its members.
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