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US to send 1,500 extra troops to Middle East amid tensions

The US is to send 1,500 troops to the Middle East to counter the "ongoing threat posed by Iranian forces", the acting defence secretary says.Congress has been notified about...
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Liberal Democrats start leadership contest

The Liberal Democrats have begun the process of choosing their next leader.The party's current leader, Sir Vince Cable, announced in March that he would step down after the local...
Harriet Tubman on the $20

New US $20 bill with anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman delayed

A redesign of the $20 bill featuring anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman, due to be unveiled next year, has been postponed until 2028, the US treasury secretary says. Steven Mnuchin...
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Manus Island Refugee ‘suicide attempts’ in wake of Australia election

Several asylum seekers sent overseas by Australia have attempted suicide in recent days amid rising desperation since the nation's election, advocates say.Since 2013, Australia has sent asylum seekers arriving...
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Brexit Theresa May’s withdrawal bill delayed

Theresa May's Brexit withdrawal bill will not be published or debated until early June, the government says.The prime minister is continuing to face pressure from her own MPs to...
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Commons leader Andrea Leadsom quits government over Brexit

Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom has quit the cabinet, saying she no longer believes the government's approach will deliver Brexit. Her resignation comes amid a backlash against Theresa May's Brexit...
Adult film actress Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels, speaks to media along with lawyer Michael Avenatti (R) outside federal court in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, on 16 April 2018

Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels ex-lawyer, charged with defrauding her

US lawyer Michael Avenatti has been charged with defrauding Stormy Daniels, the porn star he represented in a lawsuit against President Donald Trump, federal prosecutors say.They say Mr Avenatti,...
An electoral staff member places a sign outside a polling station for the European elections

European elections 2019 Polls take place across the UK

Voters are heading to the polls for the European Parliament elections.Seventy-three members, known as MEPs, will be elected in nine constituencies in England, and one each in Scotland, Wales...
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John Walker Lindh What happens when you release a ‘traitor’

John Walker Lindh and hundreds more have been sent to prison for terrorism, treason and other crimes. The release of the "American Taliban", scheduled for Thursday, shows how little...
US President Donald Trump speaks about the investigations by Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Trump hits back at Democratic claims of ‘cover-up’

US President Donald Trump has angrily lashed out at Democratic leaders' claims he is engaged in a "cover-up.""I don't do cover-ups," the Republican president said in an unscheduled statement...

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