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Baby Puck parents say 'information could have saved' son's life

Baby Puck died after just one day in a neonatal unit following an emergency caesarean section.

MoD 'exposed financially' by carrier and jet programme

The Carrier Strike programme must be delivered on budget, MPs say, or other projects will suffer.

Rotherham man jailed for child rapes in Basingstoke

Daniel Thomas was sentenced to 17 years in prison for abusing five children between 1986 and 1990.

WW2 Spitfire pilot Mary Ellis given Freedom of Isle of Wight

Mary Ellis flew Spitfires and Wellington Bombers to help keep squadrons replenished during the war.

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US shutdown begins as Senate fails to pass new budget

Many federal agencies will close as Republicans and Democrats fail to pass a short-term budget.

Pope Francis warns of threat to Amazon peoples on Peru visit

Tribal elders call on him to help protect them, saying they are being driven from their lands.

Mattis: US national security focus no longer terrorism

The defence secretary points to "growing threats" from Russia and China.

Workers cleared over Canada rail disaster

Forty-seven people were killed in one of the worst rail disasters in Canadian history.