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Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers is understood to have shot the gunman in Parliament
Daring actions of 58-year-old former Mountie emerge
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Nick Clegg was criticised by the right-wing press for criticising his call for fathers to earn the same as mothers during parental leave
Clegg critical over response to his announcement on pay and benefits for civil service fathers
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Ebola has had a frighteningly high fatality rate, killing at least 4,922 people out of 10,141 cases
Of 450 health workers infected by the deadly disease 244 have died, despite safety procedures
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The £21.4bn-budget first phase, between London and Birmingham, reduces the journey time to 49 minutes, and is due for completion by 2026
Mastermind behind the project believes that an equivalent track in France would come in at one-third of the cost

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Filing a divorce petition under Chris Grayling’s plan would have cost £750
Chris Grayling, has quietly shelved plans to double the fee for filing a divorce petition.

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'Ma'ale Adumim is a settler city built at the entrance to the West Bank above Jerusalem on the edge of the desert,' says Waplington. 'This is an Australian family; they were secular [Jews] but they became orthodox'
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Three years ago spyware cost around £200 – now it’s £35
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Scandal-hit project ran into delays and a budget overrun
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Tory party chairman Grant Shapps campaigns with candidate Kelly Tolhurst, left, and party activists in Rochester
Election funds go to fighting marginal seats at the expense of target constituencies
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Gemma Coles, left, offered a kidney to Karen Brown before meeting

The two women embraced as they met in the crowded hotel lobby, smiling and joking with just a touch of awkwardness.

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General Sir Richard Shirreff has dismissed Britain’s involvement in air strikes and aid drops as “futile gestures”
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At the Natanz uranium enrichment plant Iranian scientists are producing nuclear fuel using thousands of centrifuges in underground laboratories
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The families of the 17 Iraqis killed in Nisour Square, Baghdad, finally have closure
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Under existing legislation, drone operators must seek Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) permission and demonstrate basic flying skills
Rapid technological advances are outstripping the legislation  that governs British skies, a Lords committee will hear
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Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

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The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
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Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
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11 best sonic skincare brushes

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Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

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