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Three dead in record flooding in US Midwestern states

Image copyright Nebraska DOT Thawing snowpack and heavy rains have brought historically high flooding to several Midwestern states and have led to thousands of evacuations. Three people have died, including a man who officials say was trying to rescue strangers from freezing flood waters. Record-breaking flooding in at least five states has led to emergency […]

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Michael Wernick: Trudeau loses top civil servant in crisis

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Top Canadian public servant Michael Wernick to resign Canada’s top public servant has announced he will step down over his handling of a political crisis that has embroiled PM Justin Trudeau. Privy Council clerk Michael Wernick said “recent events” led him to conclude he must retire before the upcoming general […]

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Child refugee becomes New York chess champ

Child refugee becomes New York chess champ

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Warner Bros boss quits amid affair allegations

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Former Warner Bros chairman and chief executive Kevin Tsujihara Warner Bros’s chief executive Kevin Tsujihara is leaving amid claims he tried to secure roles for an actress he allegedly had an affair with. John Stankey, chief executive of parent company WarnerMedia, said that it was “in the best interest” […]

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Two dead in record flooding in US Midwestern states

Image copyright Nebraska DOT Thawing snowpack and heavy rains have brought historically high flooding to several Midwestern states and have led to thousands of evacuations. Two people have died, including one man who officials say was trying to rescue strangers from freezing flood waters. Record-breaking flooding in at least five states has led to emergency […]

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US election 2020: Beto O’Rourke breaks fundraising record

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr O’Rourke has been campaigning in Iowa In his first day of campaigning as a presidential candidate, Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke raised $6.1m (£4.6m), the largest of any 2020 candidate so far. The rising star’s online fundraising haul managed to beat out Senator Bernie Sanders’ record of $5.9m last […]

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US detects huge meteor explosion

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Artwork: The fireball was the kind of event expected to happen only two to three times per century A huge fireball exploded in the Earth’s atmosphere in December, according to Nasa. The blast was the second largest of its kind in 30 years, and the biggest since the fireball […]

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US election race: Gillibrand launches presidential bid

Image copyright EPA Kirsten Gillibrand has become the latest US Democrat to join a crowded race to be the party’s candidate for the 2020 presidential election. The 52-year-old senator for New York announced her bid in an online video released on Sunday. Fifteen other Democrats having already declared they will seek the nomination. They include […]

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Dick Dale: ‘King of Surf Rock’ guitarist dies aged 81

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An early photo of Dick Dale alongside a custom Fender guitar at an exhibit in California US rock guitarist Dick Dale, whose music featured over the opening credits to Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, has died aged 81, reports say. Dale, who is known for creating a style of music […]

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Sinn Féin criticised over NYC parade banner

Image copyright Sinn Féin Image caption Mary Lou McDonald taking part in New York’s St Patrick’s Day parade with the banner Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald has been criticised after she posed with a banner reading ‘England get out of Ireland’. Ms McDonald was photographed with the banner during the New York St Patrick’s […]

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