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Donald Trump humiliated over health bill

President Donald Trump and Republican leaders have scrapped their bill to repeal “Obamacare” in a humiliating failure for the US president, when it became clear his flagship manifesto pledge would nosedive in the House of Representatives.

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Displaced Iraqis flee their homes due to fighting between government troops and IS. Picture: AFP/Getty

Threat of more air strikes sends thousands fleeing Mosul

Thousands of terrified civilians in Iraq have taken flight amid fears of further air strikes on the city of Mosul.

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A woman confronts police officers blocking a street during an opposition rally in Minsk. Photograph: AP

Belarus protesters clash with police over ‘parasites tax’

Hundreds of Belarusians defied a protest ban to march against a so-called parasites tax on the long-term unemployed in the latest anti-government demonstration in an eastern European country.

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One person has been killed and one person has been wounded after a shooting on the Las Vegas Strip. Picture: PA

One dead one wounded after Las Vegas Strip shooting

ONE person has been confirmed dead and another wounded following a shooting on the Las Vegas Strip on Saturday afternoon.

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The defeat was seen as a humiliating loss for the President. Picture; Getty

Humiliation for Trump after defeat on ‘Obamacare’ repeal

Donald Trump and Republican leaders have scrapped their bill to repeal “Obamacare” in a humiliating failure for the US president, when it became clear his flagship manifesto pledge would nosedive in the House of Representatives.

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President Trump has found it difficult to exercise restraint on Twitter, making wild accusations.

Frank Bruni: Trump is tweeting towards oblivion

Social media teases out the worst traits of this vindictive and impulsive president, writes Frank Bruni

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Larnach Castle, Dunedin, New Zealand. PIC: Contributed.

5 ‘Scottish’ castles built around the world

For those who left Scotland to make their fortune, nothing said they had made it more than building a castle just like those found at home.

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Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate is illuminated in the colours of the Union flag. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Westminster attack: Brandenburg Gate lights up in solidarity

Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate has become the latest global landmark to be lit in the colours of the Union flag in solidarity with London.

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Forensic experts and police officers work at the scene following the killing of Denis Voronenko in Kiev, Ukraine  (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

Ukrainian MP ‘gunned down by Kremlin agent’, Kiev claims

A senior Ukrainian official said the killer of an outspoken Kremlin critic Denis Voronenko, who was gunned down in Kiev, was a Russian agent.

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A sunken rubber boat discovered in the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast (Proactiva Open Arms via AP)

Hundreds of migrants drown as boats capsize off Libya coast

A Spanish aid organisation says it fears hundreds of migrants may have died off the coast of Libya after five bodies were found near two capsized boats while the search for a third vessel reported missing has so far proved futile.

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A police inspector searches around a car near the river in Antwerp. (Joris Herregods via AP)

Frenchman charged with driving car into Antwerp crowd

Belgian authorities have charged the Frenchman who drove his car at high speed through a busy shopping area in Antwerp with terror-related offences.

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The Caryocolum blandelloides moth is threatened by the development of Coul Links golf course say campaigners. Picture: Contributed

Campaigners call for Trump rival to rethink Highland course

Conservationists are calling for a rethink of plans by a US billionaire business rival of Donald Trump to turn “an irreplaceable natural jewel” in the Highlands into a world-class championship golf course.

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Police continue their search for the body of Lise Fredette. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh OAP on trial in Canada accused of murder

A PENSIONER who emigrated from the Capital has gone on trial in Canada accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend and hiding her body.

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Westminster attack: Donald Trump offers ‘full co-operation and support’

Westminster attack: Donald Trump offers ‘full co-operation and support’

Donald Trump has offered the “full co-operation and support” of the United States in responding to the Westminster terror attack and “bringing those responsible to justice”.

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Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman secretly worked for a Russian billionaire, according to reports. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Trump campaign chief ‘worked for Russian billionaire’

President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics, The Associated Press has claimed.

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Smallholder farmers tending their fields in Malawi

Charlie Bevan: Eat into poverty with Malawi rice

As the Malawian proverb goes, “wali na charo wali na moyo” (the one who has land has life). Across Malawi, smallholder farmers proudly and ­diligently work their land, seeking a living for themselves and their ­children. However, low prices, lack of access to markets and unpredictable weather leave farmers vulnerable to food insecurity, with limited opportunities to make a living.

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FBI director James Comey, left, and National Security Agency director Michael Rogers at the Congressional hearing. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

FBI reveals investigation into Trump’s links with Russia

FBI director James Comey has confirmed an investigation is under way into possible links between Russia and associates of US president Donald Trump, as part of a wider probe into Russian interference in the presidential election.

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Kim Kardashian West who has recalled the harrowing moment she tried to call her bodyguard for help as robbers broke into her flat in Paris. Picture: PA

Kim Kardashian West feared Paris robbers would rape and kill her

Kim Kardashian West said she thought she was going to be raped and killed by armed robbers when she was held at gunpoint in Paris.

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French Red Cross workers stand by as travellers are evacuated from Paris' Orly airport. Picture: Getty

Drugs and alcohol found in blood of Paris attacker

A suspected Islamic extremist took drugs and drank alcohol before he took a soldier hostage at Paris’ Orly Airport and was shot dead by her fellow patrolmen.

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Chuck Berry, rock ‘n’ roll great, dies at 90

Rock ‘n’ roll musician Chuck Berry has died after being found unresponsive at his home, police said. He was 90.

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