Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand prime minister pregnant with first child

Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand prime minister pregnant with first child

Jacinda Ardern Labour PM says deputy Winston Peters will take over for six weeks when baby is born in June New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has announced she is pregnant with her first child. Ardern, who was sworn in...
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NBA website changes Palestine definition after Israeli minister’s letter

NBA website changes Palestine definition after Israeli minister’s letter

Israel’s far-right sports and culture minister has taken credit for the US National Basketball Association’s decision to remove the description “occupied” from its depiction of Palestine on its website, despite the fact that the phrase describes the in...
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Alabama certifies Doug Jones Senate victory as Roy Moore challenge fails

Alabama certifies Doug Jones Senate victory as Roy Moore challenge fails

Doug Jones was formally certified as the winner of Alabama’s US Senate election this month, as the state ignored a last-ditch legal challenge by the Republican Roy Moore. The announcement came hours after Moore’s lawyers filed a request late on...
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Bitcoin falls $1,000 after South Korea promises crackdown on trading

Bitcoin falls $1,000 after South Korea promises crackdown on trading

Bitcoin plunged by more than $1,000 on Thursday after South Korea said it was planning a crackdown on trading in the digital currency in the latest of a string of warnings for investors. In a further illustration of bitcoin’s volatility,...
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Brazil’s army returns to Rio favela amid clashes between gangs and police

Brazil’s army returns to Rio favela amid clashes between gangs and police

After almost a week of intense gun battles between rival drug gangsters and the police, Brazil’s army has been deployed to encircle the sprawling Rocinha favela in Rio de Janeiro. A spokesperson for military command said on Friday that airspace...
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Mexico earthquake: rescue crews search for survivors as death toll rises – live

Mexico earthquake: rescue crews search for survivors as death toll rises – live

5.28pm BST17:28 Fatalities by region Updated at 5.49pm BST Share this post Google plus close 5.12pm BST17:12 Child rescued at collapsed school Rescuers said they have found a surviving child in the ruins of the school that collapsed during the...
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Hurricane Maria: category 5 storm batters Caribbean – live

Hurricane Maria: category 5 storm batters Caribbean – live

4.20am BST04:20 First aerial footage of Dominica An aerial reconnaissance of Dominica by the Caribbean disaster emergency management agency shows some of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria across the island. Ronald Jackson, the agency’s executive dir...
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Mexico earthquake: at least 149 dead after powerful quake – latest updates

Mexico earthquake: at least 149 dead after powerful quake – latest updates

3.59am BST03:59 The death toll has been revised again, with 149 people confirmed to have been killed in the earthquake. Head of the Mexican civil protection agency, Luis Felipe Puente, gave the update a short time ago. Puente said 55...
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Mexico earthquake: five dead as powerful tremor rocks Mexico City

Mexico earthquake: five dead as powerful tremor rocks Mexico City

At least five people were reportedly killed when a powerful earthquake hit southern Mexico, causing serious damage to buildings in the country’s capital on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that inflicted major damage to Mexico City. locator An earthquake...
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Brazilian judge approves ‘gay conversion therapy’, sparking national outrage

Brazilian judge approves ‘gay conversion therapy’, sparking national outrage

A Brazilian judge has approved gay “conversion therapy” in a ruling which prompted widespread outrage and raised fears of a conservative backlash. Waldemar de Carvalho, a federal judge in the capital of Brasília, overruled a 1999 decision by the Federal.....
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‘Step right, step left’: mercurial Trump leaves supporters reeling

‘Step right, step left’: mercurial Trump leaves supporters reeling

“He likes us,” Chuck Schumer said. “He likes me, anyway.” The Democratic minority leader, talking with glee to his Republican counterpart Mitch McConnell, was caught by a live microphone on the Senate floor. Schumer continued: “Here’s what I told h...
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