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Legendary: Barack Obama has stayed at the King David Hotel in Israel, which was built in 1931
The hotel is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
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The Armed Forces may undershoot their target of 20,000 job cuts by 2020
Low morale and cuts have increased numbers of troops wanting to leave
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Katherine Jackson accepts her son's diploma (NBC)
Aaron Dunigan died a week before he was due to graduate from high school
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The Rev Hayley Young of Hayling Island Baptist Church explains her HIV to her constituents in a YouTube video.
Hayley Young from Hayling Island Baptist Church was asked about her hair loss
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F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone

F1 chief is taking legal action against HM Revenue & Customs

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Finnish conscripts giving their military oath after basic training
Warning comes amid heightened tensions with Russia
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The officers are scheduled to appear before a judge on 2 July
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‘The Origin of the World’ by Gustave Courbet is housed at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris

Frédéric Durand-Baïssas says Gustave Courbet’s oil on canvas of a woman’s genitalia deserves to be shared

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Gavin Harding, the newly appointed mayor of Selby Town Council

A council in north Yorkshire has made history

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Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a cancerous prostate cell
Research identifies genetic mutations linked with the spread of the disease
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Regulators say that Michael Gove’s maths exams are too hard and must be rewritten
Regulator Ofqual said the exams would 'not function well'
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Court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of (front row left to right) Paul Reeder, William Lincoln, John Collins, Brian Reeder and Hugh Doyle, (back row left to right) Daniel Jones, Terry Perkins (obscured) and Carl Wood making their first appearance at Westminster Magistrates Court in London where they are accused of the Hatton Garden jewellery raid
Eight suspects arrived at court in convoy with armed police holding back crowds
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Far-reaching: meditation retreats lead people to sense the world differently, as the hearing gets sharper and time moves more slowly
Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, it can leave devotees in pieces

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Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine
Letterman's final Late Show: Laughter, but no tears, as David takes his bow after 33 years

Laughter, but no tears, as Letterman takes his bow after 33 years

Veteran talkshow host steps down to plaudits from four presidents
Ivor Novello Awards 2015: Hozier wins with anti-Catholic song 'Take Me To Church' as John Whittingdale leads praise for Black Sabbath

Hozier's 'blasphemous' song takes Novello award

Singer joins Ed Sheeran and Clean Bandit in celebration of the best in British and Irish music
Tequila gold rush: The spirit has gone from a cheap shot to a multi-billion pound product

Join the tequila gold rush

The spirit has gone from a cheap shot to a multi-billion pound product
12 best statement wallpapers

12 best statement wallpapers

Make an impact and transform a room with a conversation-starting pattern
Paul Scholes column: Does David De Gea really want to leave Manchester United to fight it out for the No 1 spot at Real Madrid?

Paul Scholes column

Does David De Gea really want to leave Manchester United to fight it out for the No 1 spot at Real Madrid?
Season's finale brings the end of an era for top coaches and players across the continent

The end of an era across the continent

It's time to say farewell to Klopp, Clement, Casillas and Xavi this weekend as they move on to pastures new, reports Pete Jenson
Bin Laden documents released: Papers reveal his obsession with attacking the US and how his failure to keep up with modern jihad led to Isis

'Focus on killing American people'

Released Bin Laden documents reveal obsession with attacking United States
Life hacks: The innovations of volunteers and medical workers are helping Medécins Sans Frontières save people around the world

Medécins Sans Frontières's life hacks

The innovations of volunteers and medical workers around the world are helping the charity save people
Ireland's same-sex marriage vote: As date looms, the Irish ask - how would God vote?

Same-sex marriage

As date looms, the Irish ask - how would God vote?
The underworld is going freelance: Why The Godfather's Mafia model is no longer viable

The Mafia is going freelance

Why the underworld model depicted in The Godfather is no longer viable