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Two women accused of killing the half-brother of North Korea's leader with a nerve agent in a Kuala Lumpur airport terminal will be charged with murder on Wednesday, Malaysia's chief prosecutor has said.

Kansas bar murder suspect yelled 'get out of my country' before shooting two men, say witnesses

A bartender told an emergency call handler that a man arrested for an apparently racially motivated bar shooting of two Indian men admitted targeting two people, ...

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Iranian baby with heart defect impacted by Donald Trump's travel ban making good progress

A four-month-old Iranian girl with a rare heart condition who was affected by President Donald Trump's travel ban is "out of the woods" and making good progress ...

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George W Bush doesn't seem to agree with Donald Trump about much

The former president spoke on Trump’s travel ban, attacks on the media, and alleged ties to Russia.

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Jury from outside area to decide Bill Cosby case

A sequestered jury from an outside county will decide the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby, a suburban Philadelphia judge has ruled.

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Here's how Bill Nye thinks scientists can thrive in Donald Trump's America

It’s part of Nye’s plan to get climate change back on the agenda.

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Man banned from contacting US President after pleading guilty to climbing Trump Tower

A 19-year-old man who scaled Trump Tower in New York City in August has pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct.

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Study claims autism persists because it makes humans smarter

Autism genes may have been conserved during human evolution because they make us smarter, say scientists.

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Donald Trump looking to raise military spend by $54bn and cut foreign aid

The White House says President Donald Trump's upcoming budget will propose a whopping $54bn increase in defence spending and impose corresponding cuts to domestic ...

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Bill Cosby asks judge to move sex assault trial 'to ease process of finding unbiased jurors'

Bill Cosby's lawyers are pushing to have the actor's trial moved from the Philadelphia suburbs because of worldwide media reports that brand him "a serial rapist".

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Donald Trump: We must work together to save Americans from Obamacare

US President Donald Trump has warned that the nation's health care system is in danger of imploding and said Congress must make fundamental changes to the sweeping ...

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North Korean security officials 'executed' over 'false reports' to leader Kim

It was not clear what false reports they allegedly made.

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Iraqi commander says troops pushing deeper into western Mosul

Maj Gen Al-Hussaini said that IS militants were fighting back with snipers, anti-tank missiles and suicide car bombs, describing the clashes as "fierce".

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Nasa are developing 'quiet' supersonic passenger planes that could be ready to fly by 2020

The Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) X-plane aims to make supersonic flight greener and quieter.

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Campaigners raising money to restore vandalised Jewish cemetery

Money is being raised to repair and restore more than 100 headstones that were vandalised at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia.

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Britain's Got Talent finalist got vulnerable boy drunk at his flat, court told

A dancer who reached the final of Britain's Got Talent got a vulnerable teenage boy drunk and "in a state" at his flat, a court has heard.

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Hungary begins building second border fence to stop movement of refugees

Hungary has begun building a second fence on its border with Serbia to stop refugees from freely entering the country.

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Philippine militants release video of German's beheading

Abu Sayyaf extremists in the Philippines have released a video of the beheading of a German hostage.

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Senior security officials 'executed' for making false reports to Kim Jong Un, says intelligence agency

North Korea has executed five senior security officials for making false reports to leader Kim Jong Un, according to South Korea's intelligence agency.

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Palestinian president urges protection of two-state solution

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is urging the international community to protect the two-state solution as Israel expands settlement construction.

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The Hubble Space Telescope has photographed a stunning hybrid galaxy

It’s 400 million light-years from Earth.

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Moscow state workers demolish memorial to Russian opposition leader

Moscow state workers have demolished the impromptu memorial to Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov on the day he was killed two years ago.

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Nasa are developing 'quiet' supersonic passenger planes that could be ready to fly by 2020

The Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) X-plane aims to make supersonic flight greener and quieter.

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Is Donald Trump's dislike for the New York Times actually a good thing for the paper?

Is the president’s rage actually helping the paper?

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Donald Trump's choice for navy secretary pulls out

Donald Trump's choice to be US navy secretary has said he is withdrawing from consideration for the post, citing concerns about privacy and separating himself from ...

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12 injured after float crashes at Rio de Janeiro carnival

A float in Rio de Janeiro’s world famous carnival parade has crashed, injuring 12 people with at least one victim in a serious condition.

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5 popular science 'facts' that aren't as accurate as you think

You will question everything you know when you start reading this.

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Thousands march in Moscow to remember gunned down Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov

Thousands of Russians have marched through Moscow to mark two years since opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was gunned down outside the Kremlin.

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa is to get a 165ft Ferris wheel next to it

The Italian city of Pisa has decided to add a towering Ferris wheel to its roster of tourist attractions.

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Mother's chance of disrupted sleep 'rises 50% with each child'

Every additional child increases a mother's chances of having her sleep disturbed by 50%, research has shown.

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Syrian warplanes pound rebel-held area in Homs

Syrian government warplanes have pounded a rebel-held neighbourhood in the central city of Homs, killing at least three people and wounding dozens, opposition activists ...

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Suspect named after truck ploughs into crowd at New Orleans Mardi Gras

Authorities have identified the man who allegedly ploughed into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans while intoxicated.

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Woman describes 'screaming and crying' of passersby as five pedestrians hit in 'carnage'

A woman who saw the aftermath of a car crash in England in which five people were mown down described her shock at the "carnage", saying she feared they were all ...

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Anti-IS forces retake new area of Mosul as thousands flee Iraq

Iraqi militarised police have captured an area on the western side of Mosul amid fierce clashes with Islamic State militants.

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Kim Jong Nam 'given large dose of VX that killed in 20 minutes'

The dose of nerve agent given to North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's half-brother was so high that it killed him within 20 minutes and caused "very serious paralysis", ...

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Man held on suspicion of murder after Heidelberg pedestrians hit by car

A man who drove into a group of pedestrians in the German city of Heidelberg, fatally injuring one man, is being held on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.

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This conservation project is helping green turtles by creating more beach space

The number of hatchlings has more than doubled since the start of the project.

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Francois Hollande takes mickey out of Donald Trump on visit to Disneyland Paris

French president Francois Hollande used a visit to Disneyland Paris to hit back at US President Donald Trump for insulting the capital city.

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Donald Trump has said he will not attend the annual White House Correspondent's Dinner

Donald Trump has tweeted to say he will not be attending the annual White House Correspondent's Dinner this spring.

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Kim Jong Nam's suspected attackers 'duped into prank'

Two women, a Vietnamese and an Indonesian, have been arrested for allegedly coating their hands with the nerve agent VX and wiping them on the face of Kim Jong Nam ...

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Pensioner dies after car driven into group of pedestrians in German city

A pensioner died after a man drove a car into pedestrians in a central square in the German city of Heidelberg on Saturday.

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Dozens hurt as truck hits Mardi Gras parade crowd

A man is being investigated for suspected drink-driving after a pick-up truck slammed into a crowd watching a Mardi Gras weekend parade in New Orleans' Mid-City ...

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People are avidly watching a live stream of a pregnant giraffe in New York

Because what else would you do with your weekend?

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Campaign posters for #Obama2017 are appearing in France

He’s got the right CV for the job.

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Man shot after driving car into city square in Germany

A man drove a vehicle into people in a central square in the German city of Heidelberg.

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Robert Mugabe: I have a mandate to lead

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has celebrated his 93rd birthday surrounded by thousands of supporters in a defiant show of strength after nearly four decades ...

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CCTV has captured this shocking hit and run on UK city street

A teenager was taken to hospital following the incident.

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Here's how news groups responded to being banned from a White House briefing this week

The informal briefing, nicknamed a gaggle, occurred in lieu of the usual daily press briefing.

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Latest: Police to sweep Malaysia airport for toxic chemical

Update 3.22pm: Malaysian police are to carry out a sweep of the terminal at Kuala Lumpur's airport where North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's half-brother was killed ...

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