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The 22-year-old chess star boycotting Iran World Championships over hijab

Nazi Paikidze-Barnes is boycotting next year's World Chess Championship competition in Iran over the way the country treats women. Source: BBC

Ryder Cup 2016: Europe fight back to cut US lead to 6½-5½

Sergio Garcia and Rafa Cabrera-Bello stage a remarkable comeback as Europe further cut America's lead to 6½-5½ at the Ryder Cup. Source: BBC

Newspaper headlines: Brexit dominates Sunday front pages

Theresa May's "Great Repeal Bill" is carried by several papers, while a former minister tells the Observer a "hard Brexit" risks encouraging "bigoted attitudes". Source: BBC

New Jersey’s Low Gas Tax to Rise 23¢ Under Deal

Gov. Chris Christie said the agreement would also trim the sales tax rate and phase out the estate tax.

Al­tern­at­ive ox­i­dase from a mar­ine an­imal works in mam­mals, com­bats bac­terial sepsis

Mitochondrial alternative oxidase from a sea-squirt works as a safety valve for stressed mitochondria. This property enables it to stop the runaway inflammatory process that leads to multiple organ failure and eventual death in bacterial sepsis.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte in Canada play day

Prince George and his sister play with children of Canadian military families, with 16-month-old Princess Charlotte heard speaking for the first time in public. Source: BBC

BBC Sooty row over ‘sexing up’ revealed

Introducing a female puppet to Sooty's TV show in the 1960s was so controversial that the BBC director general had to step in, a documentary reveals. Source: BBC

Kate Middleton’s Tour of Canada: A Designer Scorecard

British fashion gets its moment in the spotlight during a royal tour of Canada by the Duchess of Cambridge.

Outrageous heads led to outrageously large dinosaurs

Theropod dinosaur species with bony crests, horns and knobs evolved to giant body sizes 20 times faster than those species lacking such embellishments, new research has concluded.

Newspaper headlines: May speech previewed, UKIP leader quits and cod accents

Theresa May's final speech of this year's Conservative Party conference is previewed, and there is coverage of UKIP leader Diane James standing down. Source: BBC

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Public sector pay cap under review, No 10 suggests

Ministers hint the 1% limit could be lifted as a Labour move to scrap it is defeated in Parliament. Source: BBC