The Tory veteran has been caught up in the sexual harassment scandal sweeping Westminster after it emerged he had repeatedly put his hand on talkRADIO presenterJulia Hartley-Brewer's knee during a party conference dinner in 2002.
In his resignation letter to Prime Minister Theresa May, Fallon said his past behaviour had "fallen short" of what was expected of him.
Allegations of sexual abuse have ranged from a charge of rape by an activist in the opposition Labour Party by a senior party member, to unconfirmed details of serial "sex pests" on a list reportedly drafted by aides and researchers in parliament.
In a letter written to Theresa May, Fallon said "A number of allegations have surfaced about MPs in recent days, including some about my previous conduct".
He told the BBC that what had been "acceptable 15, 10 years ago is clearly not acceptable now".
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Both teams will be fully aware that a win in this game will be a crucial step towards qualification from the group. He is a fantastic manager and tries to do the best for Chelsea ", Ranieri added.
Media captionSir Michael Fallon: "Not right for me to go on as defence secretary".
Laura Kuenssberg said there was already a "fragile balance" in Cabinet that the prime minister would be wary of when naming Sir Michael's successor.
"I'm incredibly shocked. If this is about knee-gate, him touching my knee 15 years ago and me not having any issue with it at all, this is the most absurd resignation of a Cabinet minister ever", she told Sky News.
She added: "I am not interested in scalps, I am interested in cultural change, in parliament and in our political parties, to make it safer and a better environment for women".
Some observers questioned the wisdom of moving the chief whip at a time when the government is fragile and every vote it faces in the House of Commons is on a knife-edge.
While that only represents a 2% increase year-over-year, Apple's other products more than picked up the slack. He said he expects the current quarter to be the company's biggest ever, after a "sensational year" for 2017.
Indigenous Australians have also complained about visitors urinating on the rock, potentially contaminating water sources. More than 30 people have died attempting the climb, which is often closed during periods of high temperatures or weather.
The Centers for Disease Control recommends that nearly everyone over six months of age should receive the flu vaccine . However, different viruses are responsible for the two illnesses , and the flu is more serious than a cold.
Thornton police say 47-year-old Scott Ostrem was arrested Thursday morning, about 14 hours after he fled the store in a auto . A man suspected of killing three people at a Colorado Walmart on Wednesday evening (local time) has been arrested.
Bush assigning them the label "enemy combatants"-which negates any protections they would have under the Geneva Conventions". Asked about the Guantanamo military commission's poor track record thus far, McCain conceded the system isn't working well.
Us Weekly reports that Selena is considering getting back together with Bieber , but they're not official as of now. Now, if you'll excuse us, we're going to take a much-needed nap to destress from all this young Hollywood drama.
A Trump campaign supervisor encouraged Papadopoulos to make the trip "if it is feasible" on August 15, 2016. At the time Trump described him as an " excellent guy " so was clearly familiar with his work.
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The company has introduced a paid leave allowance to non-smokers, giving them an extra six days off per year . Smoking at work will cost you more than a week of precious vacation time at one Japanese company.
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Two weeks ago, a jury took four hours to convict a man in a September 2016 bombing in New York City that wounded 30 people. He noted over 500 defendants have been convicted of terrorism-related crimes since the September 11, 2001, attacks.
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For the 2017 holiday season , the company is ditching their trademark red cups in favor of a do-it-yourself motif . The cup sparked outrage with its lack of Christmas and winter symbols such as snowflakes, trees or presents.
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Janney portrays LaVona Harding as a bitter chainsmoker who won't stop berating her daughter on multiple occasions. Four years later and it looks like the star of About Time and Suicide Squad has landed her best role to date.
Utah nurse arrested by police reaches $500K settlement
A 24-year-old ex-convict is suspected of shooting the student to death after demanding Guo's auto , according to Utah authorities. The university advised those on campus to shelter in place and issued a campus alert Monday about 9 p.m.
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The full armor set will make any player character look like Aloy from head to toe, including facial likeness. Hunters can courageous the beast alone or with their team of four hunters.
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In addition to that, the foldable device could have its own notebook app which would mimic writing on a real notebook. Andromeda's selling point will be pen and digital ink support which is something that numerous Surface devices have.