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White House chief of staff John Kelly defends Trump over widow remarks

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Gen John Kelly says he is "broken-hearted" by a lawmaker's criticism of Mr Trump's condolence call.

Pollution linked to one in six deaths

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Pollution has been linked to nine million deaths each year worldwide, according to a report in The Lancet.

Catalan crisis: EU leaders rule out involvement in crisis

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Donald Tusk says there is no room for "any kind" of mediation or action on Catalonia.

Richard Spencer speech at Florida campus sparks mass protest

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Richard Spencer defiantly speaks over a crowd of protesters chanting "Nazis are not welcome here".

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Harvey Weinstein: Film mogul in new LA sex assault probe

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The US movie mogul already faces many sex assault allegations which he "unequivocally" denies.

North Korea urges Australia to distance itself from US

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The Australian government should distance itself from the Trump administration, a letter says.


UK PM urges new dynamic in Brexit talks

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The PM tells EU leaders they must work together on a deal "we can defend to our people".


George W Bush decries bigotry and conspiracy theories


The former president talks about the state of US politics, in comments seen as a rebuke of Donald Trump.

Anger over Mogadishu bomb attack boils over into streets

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A red bandana becomes the symbol of protest in Mogadishu as Somalis protest at Saturday's bombing.


'It's all got to change' after Weinstein

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Tom Hanks talks to the BBC about the Harvey Weinstein scandal, saying there will now be a "sea change" in Hollywood.

Brexit: EU leaders seek Brexit talks progress

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Leaders gather for a crunch summit as the UK faces EU calls to do more to break the deadlock.


Fire rages through iconic Myanmar hotel

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A huge blaze guts an iconic Yangon hotel, as hundreds of firefighters try to contain it.

Jacinda Ardern becomes New Zealand's youngest female leader

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New Zealand is set for a centre-left coalition government led by Labour head Jacinda Ardern. But who is she?

Trump sends family $25,000 after claim of broken promise

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The father of a soldier killed in action said the president did not keep his word to send $25,000.


Afghan army base destroyed by Taliban suicide bombers

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Bombers in Humvee vehicles kill 43 soldiers while police are under siege in a separate attack.

Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein hints at Frankfurt move

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Lloyd Blankfein tweets he intends to spend more time in Frankfurt, a hint of a post-Brexit move.


Pussycat Dolls deny prostitution claims

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The pop band respond to former member Kaya Jones, who claims the group was a "prostitution ring".


Catalonia crisis: Spain moves to suspend autonomy

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Spain is to begin the process of imposing direct rule on Catalonia after a disputed independence vote.


Catalonia: Spain ultimatum over independence push passes

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Madrid has warned it could impose direct rule, suspending the region's autonomy.


Alarm over decline in flying insects

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Flying insects have declined by more than 75% in 30 years in German nature reserves, alarming ecologists.

Wednesday, Oct 18

Trump was insensitive in call to widow - soldier's mother

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The mother of a US soldier who was killed in action says the president showed "disrespect".

Trump denies 'insensitive' remarks to soldier's widow

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The US president says he has "proof" he did not make insensitive remarks to a dead soldier's wife.

Trump's latest travel ban blocked by second federal judge

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Another court says the policy "resembles President Trump's earlier description of the Muslim ban".

Xi Jinping: 'Time for China to take centre stage'

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The president tells the Communist Party congress it is time for China to "take centre stage".

Tuesday, Oct 17

'Islamic State': Raqqa's loss seals rapid rise and fall

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IS has lost its 'capital' Raqqa, but it has taken the might of a global alliance to crush it.

Raqqa: IS 'capital' falls to US-backed Syrian forces

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A US-backed alliance says three years of jihadist rule in the northern Syrian city are over.

Malta journalist death: Caruana Galizia's son hits out

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Malta's Daphne Caruana Galizia was "assassinated" for standing up to corruption, her son says.

Catalonia: Spain detains two separatists

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A Spanish judge orders the detention of two Catalan pro-independence leaders accused of sedition.

Monday, Oct 16

Iraqi forces enter Kirkuk as Kurds flee

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Iraqi forces take over key buildings three weeks after a Kurdish independence referendum.

Spain says Catalonia leader Puigdemont 'unclear' on independence

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Madrid extends the deadline to Thursday as Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont calls for further talks.

Portugal and Spain wildfires: Dozens dead and injured

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At least 31 people are dead in Portugal and three in Spain as dozens of wildfires spread.

Kirkuk: Iraqi forces capture key sites from Kurds

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Iraqi forces move on Kurdish-controlled areas, weeks after the region voted to secede from Iraq.

Sunday, Oct 15

Sebastian Kurz: Austrian conservative set to become world's youngest leader

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Conservative Sebastian Kurz, 31, on course to lead country after campaign dominated by immigration.

Somalia: At least 230 dead in Mogadishu blast

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Saturday's truck bombing in the capital is the deadliest attack in Somalia's 10-year insurgency.

Looking for survivors after Somalia bomb

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Families are looking for missing loved ones amidst the ruins of one of the largest bombs ever to strike the Somali capital.

UK actress accuses Weinstein of rape

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British actress Lysette Anthony says he attacked her at her London home in the late 1980s.