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Trump cancels Nancy Pelosi foreign trip citing shutdown

Image copyright Reuters/AFP Image caption Mr Trump has postponed Ms Pelosi’s trip a day after she called on him to postpone his address to Congress US President Donald Trump has postponed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s upcoming trip to Brussels, Afghanistan and Egypt, citing the government shutdown. “I am sure you would agree that postponing this […]

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Mary Oliver: Pulitzer-winning poet dies aged 83

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Poet Mary Oliver won many fans for her poignant reflections on life and nature US poet Mary Oliver, who won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, has died at the age of 83. Her literary executor, Bill Reichblum, said she died from lymphoma cancer at her […]

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Divers swim with one of biggest great white sharks off Hawaii

Divers swim with one of biggest great white sharks off Hawaii

Image copyright Reuters A team of divers has had a close encounter with one of the biggest great white sharks on record – and lived to tell the tale. Some of the divers came so close to the female shark in the waters off Hawaii that they were able to touch it. The shark, nearly […]

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‘Thousands’ more migrant children may have been separated at border

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Migrants walk towards El Chaparral port of entry in Tijuana, Mexico, in the border with the US Thousands more migrant children may have been separated from their families at the southern border than previously thought, US inspectors have found. The practice began months before the Trump administration announced its […]

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Kirk Woodman: Canadian mine worker killed in Burkina Faso

Image copyright LinkedIn A Canadian mining worker kidnapped earlier this week in the West African nation of Burkina Faso has been killed, Canadian officials confirm. Kirk Woodman was abducted by gunmen on Tuesday night from a mine near the country’s border with Niger. Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland condemned those responsible “for this terrible crime”. […]

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Georgia man ‘planned to fire anti-tank rocket at White House’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A 21-year-old man is accused of plotting to attack the White House and other monuments in DC A 21-year-old man from the US state of Georgia has been arrested over an alleged terror plot to attack the White House and Statue of Liberty. Hasher Jallal Taheb was arrested after […]

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North Korea’s Kim Yong-chol on way to Washington

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Kim Yong-chol was seen in Beijing before he departed for Washington One of North Korea’s top negotiators is on his way to Washington to meet US officials ahead of a possible second summit between Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump. South Korean reports say that Kim Yong-chol, flying from […]

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US Pentagon urges missile defence sensors in space

Image copyright EPA Image caption China and Russia have been developing new weapons which some see as a threat to US military superiority The US must research new technologies, such as a layer of sensors in space, to find and destroy incoming missiles, a Pentagon report is expected to say. The Missile Defence Review, due […]

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Larry Nassar case: Michigan State University head John Engler resigns

Image copyright Reuters Image caption John Engler is the former governor of Michigan and was appointed interim president last year The interim president of Michigan State University has resigned after he said victims of a major sex abuse scandal were “enjoying” the attention. John Engler, who was appointed a year ago, said gymnasts who were […]

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Democrats ask Trump to delay State of the Union speech

Image copyright Getty Images Democrats have asked President Donald Trump to postpone a speech to Congress, arguing security cannot be guaranteed due to the government shutdown. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said in a letter to Mr Trump that he should deliver the speech in writing instead unless federal agencies reopen. Mr Trump is […]

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