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Monday
25th March 2019

Around the world

Mueller report: Trump cleared of conspiring with Russia

Robert Mueller's report finds no evidence of collusion but does not exonerate Mr Trump of obstruction.

Thailand election: Pro-military political party takes lead

Preliminary results in the first post-coup election suggest the pro-army party could form a government.

In the UK

Brexit: Cabinet to meet amid pressure on May

It comes after a weekend of speculation about the PM's leadership and claims of a plot to oust her.

Prince Charles and Camilla make history in Cuba

The couple are the first members of the royal family to visit the country in an official capacity.

Politics

Brexit: Cabinet to meet amid pressure on May

It comes after a weekend of speculation about the PM's leadership and claims of a plot to oust her.

Brexit: Ministers tipped to replace Theresa May rally round

Michael Gove says it is "not the time" to change leader and David Lidington says he is "100% behind" her.

Education

Story time with e-books 'not as helpful' as print books

A study finds parents focus more on technology with electronic books and interact less with children.

Kenyan science teacher Peter Tabichi wins global prize

A science teacher who gives most of his salary to support poor pupils wins the Global Teacher Prize.

Health

Story time with e-books 'not as helpful' as print books

A study finds parents focus more on technology with electronic books and interact less with children.

Transplant service at 'breaking point'

A leading transplant surgeon says that services are struggling to keep up with demand.

Business

Majestic Wine to close stores and rebrand as Naked

The wine retailer is planning to rename itself Naked Wines and focus on its online business.

Sackler Trust suspends new UK donations

The Sackler family halts new charitable donations and denies claims it helped fuel the US opioid crisis.

Science

Exoplanet tally set to pass 4,000 mark

The number of planets detected around other stars - or exoplanets - is set to hit the 4,000 mark.

Huge fossil discovery made in China's Hubei province

The fossils found on a river bed in eastern China are estimated to be about 518 million years old.

Technology

10 years of Grindr: A rocky relationship

A look back at the highs and lows from the first 10 years of dating app Grindr.

Why bots probably aren't gaming the 'Cancel Brexit' petition

Questions have been asked about whether all the 3m signatures on the petition are genuine.

Entertainment

Jenny Lewis: 'I'm a barf bag poet'

The singer discusses writing a "rebound album" on scraps of paper and aeroplane sick bags.

Michael Jackson: Barbra Streisand apologises for abuse remarks

The singer Barbra Streisand posts an apology after saying alleged child abuse "didn't kill" the victims.