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Gender-neutral pronoun 'ze' to be accepted in English version of Scrabble
Gender-neutral pronoun 'ze' to be accepted in English version of Scrabble

Devotees of Scrabble are always looking for an opportunity to use the highest-scoring letter Z. The traditional board game is moving with the times to include a handful of words from social media.

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House prices fall £10,000 in just two months in biggest drop since 2012
House prices fall £10,000 in just two months in biggest drop since 2012

Rightmove said London, the South East and the East of England are all seeing cheaper asking prices from new sellers than a year ago.

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Second Brexit referendum would be a disaster, warns May
Second Brexit referendum would be a disaster, warns May

Theresa May will warn tomorrow that a second Brexit referendum would cause ‘irreparable damage’ to Britain, as she tries to defuse anger at the news that her own aides have floated the idea.

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Businesswoman, 57, got her son to bury her father’s body in their garden
Businesswoman, 57, got her son to bury her father’s body in their garden

Sarah Ruhl, 57, had her father buried in the garden of the £400,000 home she shared with him after he died in July 2017. All she told her sister Helen Ruhl, 53, was that their dad was 'in the garden'.

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Let MPs take control of Brexit, Theresa May is urged
Let MPs take control of Brexit, Theresa May is urged

Ministers Liam Fox and Damian Hinds are the latest to call on Prime Minister Theresa May to allow the House of Commons to explore and vote on alternative options to her Brexit deal.

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Gossip Girl actress's multimillionaire ex-husband puts Cannes 'fortress' up for sale
Gossip Girl actress's multimillionaire ex-husband puts Cannes 'fortress' up for sale

German businessman Daniel Giersch, 44, and ex-wife, US actress Kelly Rutherford, 50, have been locked in a dispute over the custody of their children for a decade.

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Worst traffic hotspots this Christmas revealed: Motorists warned to avoid the M25, M6 and M40
Worst traffic hotspots this Christmas revealed: Motorists warned to avoid the M25, M6 and M40

Thursday and Friday are set to be the worst days for congestion, with 2.5million and 2.8million vehicles driving across the country while delays are expected to be worst for motorists heading north.

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Thousands Brave Cold to Protest Hungary’s Far-Right Leader, in Rare Dissent
Thousands Brave Cold to Protest Hungary’s Far-Right Leader, in Rare Dissent

Opponents of Viktor Orban demonstrated again on Sunday, in what has become one of the most sustained displays of street opposition since the prime minister entered office.

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Twist in Green Beret’s Extraordinary Story: Trump’s Intervention After Murder Charges
Twist in Green Beret’s Extraordinary Story: Trump’s Intervention After Murder Charges

The Army major has admitted shooting a man believed to be a bomb maker in 2010, in a case that has become a cause among some conservatives.

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Putin on Rap Music: It’s the Drugs, Not the Swearing, That Really Bothers Him
Putin on Rap Music: It’s the Drugs, Not the Swearing, That Really Bothers Him

As rap becomes increasingly popular in Russia, President Vladimir V. Putin said he would not try to ban the music but rather “lead and guide” it “in the right direction.”

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