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Cody-Anne Jackson jailed for suffocating daughter, 2

Macey Hogan was killed after her mum sent the toddler's father "one last picture" of her.

Alton Towers Oblivion ride stops in mid-air

The theme park says at no point was "guest safety compromised".

Adam Peaty wins 50m breaststroke to complete double-double at World Championships

Great Britain's Adam Peaty defends his 50m breaststroke title to complete a World Aquatics Championships double-double.

Girls' football team in Leek celebrates winning more than 150 games

The formidable under-11s Leek Town Strikers are hoping to persuade more girls to join the sport.

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No change in transgender policy, says Pentagon

The US top general says President Trump needs to issue guidance before any changes come into effect.

Scaramucci challenges Priebus over leaks to the press

The White House aides says Trump's chief of staff is "gonna need to speak for his actions".

Jeff Bezos: Amazon founder is world's new richest man

Five things you didn't know about the man whose wealth is valued at more than $90bn.

Palestinians return to holy site after Israel security reversal

Muslims re-enter East Jerusalem site after Israel fully removes its controversial security set-up.