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Gaza violence: Fresh protests expected

More demonstrations are expected in the Palestinian territories today, following the killing of 55 people by Israeli troops in Gaza on Monday. Tensions are likely to be particularly high where funerals for those killed are taking place. Tuesday also marks the 70th anniversary of what Palestinians call the Nakba, or Catastrophe, which saw thousands flee as Israel was being created in 1948.

Monday's violence came as the US opened its embassy in Jerusalem, which has incensed Palestinians, who claim the eastern part of the city as the capital of a future Palestinian state. Palestinian officials said about 2,700 people had been injured.

But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his military had acted in self-defence against Gaza's Islamist rulers, Hamas. Hamas wanted to destroy Israel, he added.

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Meghan Markle's father may not attend wedding

As the build-up to Saturday's royal wedding continues, there's doubt over whether Meghan Markle's father, who is due to walk her down the aisle, will attend. Thomas Markle, known as a shy and reclusive figure, told the TMZ website at his home in Mexico that he would not be coming. This followed reports that he had staged paparazzi shots of himself being measured for a suit. Kensington Palace called the issue "deeply personal" for Ms Markle. Here's what we know so far about the wedding.

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The UK's rapidly changing mixed-race population

By Prof Lucinda Platt, London School of Economics

That an American actress and model born to a white father and a black mother is marrying Prince Harry has been described as a milestone for the Royal Family. But what do we know of the lives of other people of dual heritage in the UK and how they compare with those from other backgrounds? One of the most striking things about the mixed-heritage population of the UK is that while we know it has grown rapidly, we don't know how large it actually is.

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What the papers say

Scenes of the violence in Gaza dominate several of the front pages. The Times reports that children were among those killed, while Metro's headline is "Carnage in Gaza" and the Daily Mail's is "Bloodbath". The Mail also reports that Meghan Markle has pleaded with her father to attend the royal wedding. The Sun and the Daily Star cite a report that Thomas Markle suffered a heart attack last week.

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