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Harvey Weinstein charged with rape and sex abuse against two women

Harvey Weinstein has been charged with rape following an investigation by police in New York.

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A voter leaves a polling to station after, where people can vote in the Irish abortion referendum. Picture: AFP/Getty

Polls open for Ireland’s abortion referendum

Voting is under way in Ireland as citizens decide whether to liberalise one of Europe’s strictest abortion regimes.

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Police outside the Bombay Bhel restaurant in Mississauga, Canada. Picture: AP

15 injured after bomb explosion in Ontario restaurant

An explosion caused by “improvised explosive device” ripped through a restaurant in a mall in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, wounding 15 people, Canadian police said.

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Harvey Weinstein. Picture: Getty Images

Harvey Weinstein expected to surrender to New York police

MOVIE magnate Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender himself to New York authorities on sexual misconduct charges, according to US reports.

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Morgan Freeman is facing allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour. Picture: PA

Morgan Freeman facing ‘multiple’ sex harassment allegations

Morgan Freeman is facing allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour.

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French au-pair Sophie Lionnet was murdered. Picture: Getty Images

Couple murdered French nanny over ‘bizarre Boyzone obssession’

A delusional couple who tortured, killed and then burned the body of their French nanny over a bizarre obsession with an ex-Boyzone pop star have been found guilty of murder.

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The nuclear test site in Punggye-ri, North Korea. Picture: DigitalGlobe/AP

North Korea ‘demolishes’ nuclear test site with series of blasts

North Korea has carried out what it said is the demolition of its nuclear test site, setting off a series of explosions over several hours in the presence of foreign journalists.

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The passenger jet was heading from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it was blown out of the sky over eastern Ukraine on July 17 2014. Picture: Getty Images

Russian military downed flight MH17, say investigators

Detailed analysis of video images and photos has unequivocally established that the missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine came from a Russia-based military unit, investigators said.

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Donald Trump 'cheats like hell' at golf according to a 15-time LPGA tour winner (Picture: John Devlin)

Leader comment: The Scotsman finds Donald Trump’s perfect golf partner

There surely will be no shortage of takers. Who could possibly turn down the chance to play golf against a serving US President?

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Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned in Salisbury along with her father, Russian spy Sergei Skripal. Picture: Getty Images

Poisoned Yulia Skripal says she wants to go back to Russia

Yulia Skripal has said she wants to go back to Russia after she and her father were poisoned with a nerve agent.

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Yulia Skripal: My recovery has been "slow and painful"

Yulia Skripal: My recovery has been "slow and painful"

The daughter of a Russian double agent who was poisoned alongside her father has spoken of her "slow and extremely painful" recovery and her wish to return to her native Russia.

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Doyle after the fire. Picture: Twitter/JMDoyley

Video: Morton player ‘rescues’ UK holiday goers in Magaluf hotel blaze

A Scottish football star paid tribute to local firefighters after aiding with the rescue of British holidaymakers in the Spanish resort of Magaluf yesterday evening.

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Socialist Nicolas Maduro won nearly 68 per cent of the votes, according to The National Election Council. Picture: Getty Images

Venezuelan vote condemned as Maduro wins landslide victory

Embattled socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro has won Venezuela’s presidential ­election by a landslide in a ­disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism that led his main rivals to call for a re-run to prevent a national social crisis from exploding.

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United States trade representative Robert Lighthizer,second from left, on his way to meet Chinese officials in Beijing earlier this month. Picture: Getty

Beijing agrees to import more American goods as tensions ease

The United States and China have agreed to take measures to “substantially reduce” America’s massive trade deficit with China, but the Trump administration has failed to get Beijing to commit to a specific numerical goal.

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Secret post-Brexit trade deal ‘could threaten Scotch whisky’

A post-Brexit trade deal with the US could signal bad news for the scotch whisky industry, with distillers warned the number of American imports could soar if trade barriers come down once the UK exits the EU.

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Picture taken at the scene of the accident. Picture: AFP/Getty

Three survivors ‘critical’ after crash of Cuba jet carrying 110

Three people have survived after an aging Boeing 737 with 110 people aboard crashed and burned shortly after taking off from Havana airport.

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With the police considered ineffectual, a grassroots campaign aims to reduce the tragic rate of homicides in Baltimore (Picture: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Susan Dalgety: The city that celebrates 72 hours without a fatal shooting

A group of mothers in Baltimore is determined to ‘will this city toward peace’, finds Susan Dalgety.

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Patrick Meehan resigned after he used taxpayer money to pay off a former aide who accused him of sexual harassment

Gail Collins: Sex scandals and an all-American sexual revolution

November’s mid-term elections in the US could see something of a sexual revolution in politics, writes Gail Collins.

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Donald Trump seems an unlikely person to champion gender equality in the workplace (Picture: AP)

Leader comment: Unsurprising but important news about Trump and women

It’s not massively surprising really, is it? The fact that Trump Turnberry employs four times as many male executives as female ones and that women received bonuses worth less than half of those given to the men.

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Mickey Mouse and friends may live Disney World but originally it was hoped ordinary people would inhabit what ultimately became the 'Magic Kingdom' (Picture: Disney Parks via Getty)

Jane Bradley: The struggle to build futuristic cities that people like

Disney World started out as a plan to build a futuristic city, but such grand visions can go astray, writes Jane Bradley

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