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Trump defends Kavanaugh as fate of hearing unclear: 'I feel so badly for him'

President said he feels ‘terribly’ for nominee as Senate firms up hearing details following sexual assault allegations Donald Trump again rushed to the defense of embattled supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday, saying he feels “terribly” for the judge as he faces a public hearing over an allegation of sexual assault from a California […]

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China’s pitiless war on Muslim Uighurs poses a dilemma for the west

Europe seeks a ‘golden era’ of trade and investment with a country that is holding a million people in ‘re-education’ camps China is facing mounting international criticism over its systematic repression of Muslim Uighurs in western Xinjiang province, where an estimated 1 million people have been detained in “re-education” camps and subjected to prolonged physical […]

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Documents reveal Salisbury poisoning suspects' Russian defence ministry ties

Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, who are wanted for the Skripal novichok attack, are linked to Russian defence ministry Documents uncovered by investigative journalists have provided the first public evidence that the suspects in the Salisbury novichok attack have formal ties to the Russian ministry of defence. British authorities have charged Alexander Petrov and Ruslan […]

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Russia is mocking us. First the Salisbury attack, then information warfare. Time to wake up | Carole Cadwalldr

Its ambitions are to disrupt Britain’s politics, so why are the government and security services seemingly in denial about the threat? Have you been to Salisbury? Have you visited the cathedral, whose 123-metre spire the two men identified as Russian military intelligence assassins claimed was the reason for their visit on two consecutive days in […]

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Footage from space shows extent of storm Florence – video

Footage released by Nasa showed tropical storm Florence as seen from the International Space Station after it made landfall near Wrightsville beach in North Carolina on Friday, leaving five people dead. Florence’s shrieking winds diminished from hurricane force as it came ashore. Five dead as Florence lashes Carolinas and ‘catastrophic’ flooding predicted Continue reading…

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Protests as Bannon defends Europe’s far right at debate

Trump’s controversial former top aide was interviewed for festival in London Protesters voiced their anger on Saturday as Steve Bannon took part in a controversial live debate in which he defended far-right political figures in Italy and Hungary. Speaking in New York at the Open Future festival organised by the Economist, Donald Trump’s former aide […]

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Man dies from injuries suffered in shark attack off Cape Cod

Police: 26-year-old dies in attack off Newcomb Hollow Beach First fatal shark attack in Massachusetts since 1936 Police said a 26-year-old man died after being attacked by a shark off Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Related: Rising numbers of great white sharks headed toward Cape Cod, scientists say Continue reading…

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Carolinas face catastrophic flooding as Florence breaks rainfall records

Death toll of 11 from former hurricane likely to rise North Carolina governor: ‘We know we’re in for a long haul’ Tropical storm Florence moved slowly down the Carolina coast on Saturday, as officials forecast catastrophic flooding in the region and said at least 11 people had been killed by the giant weather system that […]

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Israeli missiles strike near Damascus airport, says Syrian state media

A Syrian military source claims its activated air defences shot down some of the missiles An Israeli missile attack targeted the Syrian capital’s airport late Saturday, activating air defences which shot down some of the projectiles, state news agency SANA reported. “Our air defences responded to an Israeli missile attack on Damascus International Airport and […]

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