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US election 2016: Trump defends wall on Mexico visit

38 min 4 sec ago
US Republican candidate Donald Trump defends his call to build a barrier on the Mexican border, during his visit to meet President Enrique Pena Nieto.
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Gabon election: Parliament set alight amid street clashes

1 hour 26 min ago
Supporters of Gabon opposition candidate Jean Ping set the national assembly on fire after President Ali Bongo was declared winner of Saturday's election.
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Brazil President Dilma Rousseff removed from office by Senate

1 hour 48 min ago
Brazil's Senate removes President Dilma Rousseff from office for manipulating the budget, with Michel Temer sworn in as her successor.
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Mariano Rajoy denied second term as Spanish prime minister

2 hours 52 min ago
Spain's acting Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, loses a parliamentary bid to be appointed for a second term in office.
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'10,000 migrants saved off Libya coast' - Italy coastguard

3 hours 43 min ago
Many of the 6,500 people rescued in the Mediterranean earlier this week have started arriving at ports in Sicily, as Ed Thomas reports.
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Israel 'approves 464 settlement homes in West Bank'

4 hours 8 min ago
Israel has approved the construction of 285 new homes at settlements in the West Bank and legalised retroactively 179 existing homes, a watchdog says.
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Alzheimer's drug study gives 'tantalising' results

4 hours 40 min ago
A drug that destroys the characteristic protein plaques that build up in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's is showing "tantalising" promise, scientists say.
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First regularly scheduled flight between US and Cuba

4 hours 44 min ago
JetBlue flight 387 took off from Fort Lauderdale Florida on Wednesday morning and became the first regularly scheduled flight in more than five decades to land in Santa Clara, Cuba about one hour later.
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IS leader Adnani: Russia says its air strike killed him

4 hours 46 min ago
A Russian air strike killed the chief IS strategist in Syria, Moscow says, after the US said it had targeted Abu Muhammad al-Adnani.
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Troubled singer

4 hours 53 min ago
Chris Brown's arrest for assault isn't his first run-in with the law, and with a number of previous, high-profile convictions for violence, why do so many fans adore him?
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'It felt like the plane fell 1,000 ft... four times'

5 hours 3 min ago
Gregory Giagnocavo explains what the severe turbulence, which forced a United Airlines flight to make an emergency landing in Ireland, felt like.
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Syria war: Turkey hits out at US over Kurds comments

5 hours 13 min ago
Turkey hits out at the United States over criticism of its ongoing role in the conflict in Syria.
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First female Aboriginal MP promises 'fighting spirit'

5 hours 20 min ago
Australia's first female Aboriginal MP has promised to bring the "fighting spirit" of her clan to federal politics.
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World's best-paid models 'overwhelmingly white and slim'

5 hours 23 min ago
Most of the world's highest-paid models are overwhelmingly white and slim, reflecting a lack of inclusion on catwalks, Forbes magazine says.
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Elephants numbers plummet - slaughtered for ivory

5 hours 48 min ago
There has been a big reduction in Africa's elephant population, according to the first continent-wide aerial census.
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Landmark US commercial flight lands in Cuba

6 hours 31 min ago
A US commercial flight has landed in Cuba for the first time in more than half a century.
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Sharp decline in Africa's elephants

7 hours 40 min ago
Elephants used to roam between borders of southern- African countries but threatened with poaching, the animals are now seeking refuge in Botswana which has strict conservation laws.
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Accident makes Russian village's taps run with oil

8 hours 29 sec ago
An accident results in oil on tap for villagers in Russia's far east.
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Australian Aboriginal MP Linda Burney vows to fight for change

8 hours 1 min ago
The first Aboriginal woman elected to Australia's lower house of parliament promises to bring the "fighting spirit of her clan" to political life.
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Will Abu Muhammad al-Adnani's death weaken IS?

8 hours 28 min ago
Frank Gardner considers what difference the death of Abu Muhammad al-Adnani will make to so-called Islamic State.
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