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The coach who helped North Korea's skaters qualify for the Olympics

Canadian coach Bruno Marcotte trained skaters Kim Ju-sik and Ryom Tae-ok in Montreal this summer.

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Steve Bannon: The Trump-whisperer's rapid fall from grace

From "the best talent in politics" to "Sloppy Steve". What went wrong between Bannon and Trump?

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Chelsea Manning: Ex-army leaker to run for US senate

The former soldier will seek the Democratic Party's nomination to run in Maryland in November.

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Mark Wahlberg donates reshoot fee to Time's Up defence fund

Amid a row about equal pay, Mark Wahlberg has donated the money he earned from a reshoot to Time's Up.

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Hawaii sends out missile alert by mistake

Hawaiians receive a text warning of a ballistic missile threat but officials later say it was a mistake.

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Donald Trump in excellent health - White House doctor

The president, 71, gets a clean bill of health after his first medical since entering the White House.

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Mississippi burning case: KKK killer Edgar Ray Killen dies

Edgar Ray Killen, 92, was only jailed in 2005, 41 years after he help organise a triple murder.

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Trump's ambassador to Netherlands finally admits 'no-go zone' claims

Pete Hoekstra was "shocked" by his own remarks about Muslims in the Netherlands, despite his denials.

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Lottery winner will use money to do 'good for humanity'

The lottery winnings reached a total of $451 million (£330 million).

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Donald Trump must apologise for comments - African Union

The African Union, representing 55 member states, is furious over a reported slur by the US leader.

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US ambassador to Panama says he cannot serve Trump

John Feeley, a career diplomat and former Marine Corps pilot, said he was "honor bound" to quit.

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Toronto police investigate 'scissor attack' on girl's hijab

Khawlah Noman, 11, was walking to school with her brother when they said the attacker pounced.

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Was Trump's alleged slur actually racist?

A campus dean and a conservative pundit joust over whether Trump's reported statement was bigoted.

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Cuba Gooding Jr to star in Chicago

The Jerry Maguire actor will play lawyer Billy Flynn when the musical returns to London in March.

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France drops terrorism charges against Canada professor

Hassan Diab was in French prison for three years after Canada extradited him for terrorism charges.

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Officials probe Missouri governor for 'blackmail and assault'

The criminal inquiry comes as a new claim is made by the spurned ex-husband of his reported mistress.

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Trump to approve Iran nuclear deal for last time

The US president will not issue waivers again if the agreement is not changed, US officials say.

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Iran nuclear deal: Trump's high-stakes balancing act

The president is poised to decide on sanctions against Iran. What does it mean for the nuclear deal?

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US landmark swept away to Canada after 'bomb cyclone'

Preservationists are fighting to get the building’s remains back from Canada.

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California mudslide victims include 3-year-old girl

Officials have identified 17 victims as the search for survivors entered a fourth day.

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Trump's London tweet sparks social media parodies

People on social media are mimicking Donald Trump's reason for cancelling a trip to London

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Donald Trump: Who sold the US embassy in London?

Reality Check finds out if President Trump was right about the Obama administration selling the building.

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India Willoughby: Is it discriminatory to refuse to date a trans woman?

Was it transphobic for singer Ginuwine to state that that he wouldn't date a trans woman on reality TV show Celebrity Big Brother?

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Trump denies crude slur against migrant countries

His reported language about countries of origin was not what he said, the president tweets.

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James Franco: Five women accuse actor of inappropriate behaviour

The Hollywood actor is accused of inappropriate behaviour by several women, US media report.

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Facebook plans major changes to news feed

The social network is to make posts from businesses, brands and media less prominent.

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Iran nuclear deal: Mnuchin expects new US sanctions

The US treasury secretary says he expects the step, amid concerns about the Iran nuclear deal.

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Minimum wage: What people get wrong about the fight for 15

Debates over minimum wage rises are dominating headlines as states hike wages in the new year.

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When abusers have the keys to your home

Across the US, sexual harassment in the housing industry can drive poor women into homelessness.

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Trump 'in Oval Office foul-mouthed outburst about migrants'

The White House does not deny he made such a remark about Haiti, El Salvador and African nations.

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Spy bill passed despite Trump 'abuse' tweet

President Trump prompts confusion by tweeting that the programme was used to "abuse" his campaign.

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Trump says F-52 jet found only in Call of Duty sold to Norway

The defence contractor that makes the actual aircraft exported says it has no F-52 programme.

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Sex offender's sentence delayed so he can finish university

Tens of thousands are demanding a campus expel a convicted sex offender after judge delays sentence.

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Adam Rippon: Gay US skater says he would not feel welcome at White House

US skater Adam Rippon says he would not feel welcome at the White House if invited because he is gay.

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Calgary cancels naked pool party over safety fears

Thousands of people signed a petition in opposition to the event at an indoor Calgary wave pool.

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School superintendent takes blame for dramatic teacher arrest

A Louisiana superintendent tearfully accepts responsibility for a school board meeting gone awry.

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Montecito mudslides: The terrifying moment a wave of mud hit

A survivor recalls hearing "the most vicious, violent sounds you've ever heard" as his home was hit.

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Hospital apologises for 'dumping' gowned patient in cold

A passerby found the woman outside the Baltimore hospital when temperatures were close to freezing.

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Trump to let states require employment for Medicaid

Elderly, disabled and pregnant recipients of the low-income health scheme would be exempted from the policy.

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Tom Hanks: Oprah is one of a kind

Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep and Steven Spielberg weigh in on the Oprah for President debate.

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Missouri governor admits affair but denies blackmail claims

Eric Greitens admits to an extra-marital affair but denies claims he blackmailed a woman to stay silent.

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US immigration agents target 7-Eleven stores nationwide

Nearly 100 convenience stores across the country are raided in a crackdown on unauthorised workers.

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California mudslides: Before and after

Aerial imagery and maps showing the destruction caused by mudslides in southern California, as teams continue to search for survivors.

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Walmart's US workers gain pay rise and bonus

The world's biggest retailer is to pay its US employees at least $11 an hour after a tax code revamp.

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US issues highest travel warning for five Mexican states

The five states are now in the same category as war-torn countries such as Syria and Iraq.

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Iran nuclear deal: UK challenges US to find better alternative

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says the US should show there is a better alternative to the deal.

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Media Men list: Moira Donegan reveals she was author

Writer Moira Donegan says she set up anonymous list that named men accused of abusing women.

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US man charged over 15-year spying campaign

The attacked allegedly spied on users via webcams and stole personal data and login information.

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US retirement village to have 'largest' self-driving taxi scheme

Start-up company Voyage will start rolling out the service at The Villages, Florida next year.

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NBA courts UK as Celtics and 76ers look to bounce back

Basketball rivals the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers are in the UK to boost the NBA's global presence.

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Cheating and manipulation: Confessions of a gaslighter

One man details the tactics used to manipulate his ex-girlfriends to warn women of how to avoid emotional abuse.

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YouTube cuts ties with vlogger over Japan suicide video

Logan Paul loses business deals after posting a video showing an apparent suicide victim in Japan.

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US tourist dies on popular hike in outback Australia

The US man took a wrong turn on a popular track amid extreme heat, authorities say.

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CES 2018: Power cut at major Las Vegas tech show

Attendees are evacuated from an area hosting Samsung, LG and Sony at the giant Las Vegas trade fair.

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Ivy League student Blaze Bernstein found 'killed' in park

Police launch a homicide inquiry following the grim discovery a week after the student vanished.

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Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner to settle divorce out of court

The former Clinton aide and her jailed politician husband cancel a planned court hearing.

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Trump TPS decision: A Salvadorean driver reflects on uncertain future

About 200,000 Salvadoreans in the US under a temporary permit called TPS have 18 months to leave.

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What will Trump's medical reveal?

Donald Trump will have his first presidential medical on Friday - and there could be good and bad news.

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Women still only account for 11% of top film directors

Greta Gerwig and Patty Jenkins had success in 2017, but the vast majority directors were still men.

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Oprah Winfrey: From TV host to president?

After Oprah Winfrey's passionate speech at this year's Golden Globes, some have suggested she might run for the White House.

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Michael Douglas issues pre-emptive denial over 'sex claim'

The actor denies an allegation of improper sexual conduct, before it's even been made public.

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Trump calls for tougher US libel laws

President Trump calls US libel laws a "sham and disgrace" and calls for stronger protection.

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Bad landing caused plane crash that killed Canada ex-minister

An "unstable approach" to landing killed seven people, including Canada's former transport minister.

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Court orders North Carolina to re-draw Republican voting map

Federal judges in North Carolina rule new voting districts unconstitutionally favour Republicans.

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Washington renames Russian embassy street after slain opposition MP

Washington DC renames the street Russia's embassy is on after murdered Putin critic Boris Nemtsov.

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California mudslides: Rescuer saves 'muddy doll' baby

Rescuers continue to search for survivors after mudslides claim the lives of at least 15 people.

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Trump blasts courts after Daca Dreamers ruling

The president says the system is "broken and unfair" after a judge rules against the White House.

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Canada files WTO complaint against US over trade rules

The action comes amid a series of disputes between the two North American neighbours.

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The nude pool party causing outrage in Canada

An online petition aims to halt an all-ages nude pool party on child safety grounds.

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US offshore drilling: Florida wins exemption from Trump plan

Governor Rick Scott successfully fights off President Trump's plans, with more opposition expected.

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James Franco rejects Twitter harassment claims

The actor disputes sexual harassment accusations made following his appearance at the Golden Globes.

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California: Rescuers search for mudslide survivors

Roads are closed and people are trapped in what police say looks like a World War One battlefield.

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A marine biologist says a humpback whale saved her from a shark

A marine biologist says a humpback whale saved her from a shark during a recent research expedition

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We asked people around the world what they make of Donald Trump's first year as president.

We asked people around the world what they make of Donald Trump's first year as US president.

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It's no longer 10%

The myth that only 10% of Americans have passports hasn't been true for more than 20 years.

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Steve Bannon quits Breitbart News

Ex-Trump strategist Steve Bannon stepping down from Breitbart News amid furore over remarks about president's son.

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Russia probe: Trump-Russia firm chief's testimony released

Testimony to Congress by the head of the firm that probed Mr Trump's ties to Russia is made public.

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How North Carolina's alligators are surviving the cold snap

The reptiles employ a clever trick when the water they live in freezes over

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Pardoned ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio to run for US Senate

The controversial ex-policeman was convicted of criminal contempt but pardoned by President Trump.

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Fire and Fury: Sales boost for Toronto professor's WW2 book

Another Fire and Fury is flying off the shelves - but it's about the Allied bombing of Germany.

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Women's 'wage gap' discount at local pub sparks backlash

A patron threatened to file a human-rights complaint because he says the discount is discriminatory.

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Democrats decry 'cruel' El Salvador migrants order

Forcing Salvadoreans to leave the US puts them in grave danger, argue Democrats and rights groups.

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Meghan Markle closes social media accounts

Fans of Prince Harry's fiancee will no longer be able to follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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Kentucky lawmaker's emotionally candid resignation speech

Kentucky House Speaker Jeff Hoover says he descended into depression after claims of sexual harassment.

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US Havana embassy: New inquiry into Cuba staff sickness

Reports suggest sonic attacks were to blame for the illnesses but so far nothing has been proven.

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Trump: 'I'll beat Oprah'

President Donald Trump reacts to ongoing calls for Oprah to run for President in 2020.

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Trump to attend Davos economic conference

It is rare for US presidents to attend the annual Swiss gathering of the global elite.

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Two dead amid California heavy rains and mudslides

Heavy rains triggered massive mud flows as emergency crews worked to rescue people from their homes.

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Ivanka Trump praises Oprah speech amid 2020 election rumours

The oldest daughter and adviser to President Donald Trump faces criticism for supporting the speech.

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Most expensive year on record for US natural disasters

Fires, hurricanes and other weather and climate disasters last year cost the US around $306bn in losses.

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Did President Trump forget the words to the national anthem?

Critics of the president say it looked like he forgot the words before a college football game.

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Sound of 2018: American Teen star Khalid is fourth

The American Teen singer comes fourth in the BBC Sound of 2018, which tips acts for success this year.

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Man starts California flat fire 'by burning spider'

A man tried to get rid of the creature by setting it alight, but ended up burning an apartment.

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Okinawa tension: US apologises to Japan over repeat accidents

The incidents on the island of Okinawa include the emergency landings of two US military helicopters.

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Presidential schedule

Donald Trump would not be the first president to forgo a nine-to-five routine.

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US police chief 'kutecop4you' arrested in child sex sting

Diebold allegedly called himself "kutecop4you" and sent lewd messages to someone he believed was 14.

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Russia probe: Trump lawyers 'in talks over Mueller interview'

The man leading the Russia probe is poised to interview the US president, US reports say.

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Google sued over 'male discrimination'

The class action lawsuit accuses the tech giant of discriminating against conservative white men.

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Supreme Court cites juror's racist comment in death penalty reprieve

"After studying the Bible, I have wondered if black people even have souls," a juror said.

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Cliven Bundy: Case dismissed for Nevada rancher in standoff

A judge says the Cliven Bundy case cannot be retried as prosecutors improperly withheld evidence.

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All in one day

New York couple get married two hours after the bride says 'yes,' to take the stress out of wedding planning.

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H&M apologises over 'racist' image of black boy in hoodie

H&M removes a picture of a black boy modelling a 'coolest monkey in the jungle' hoodie over criticism it's racist.

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Child interrupts Al Jazeera TV interview

BBC interviews aren't the only ones to be interrupted by children.

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Trump to say 200,000 El Salvadorans must leave the US

The humanitarian programme was granted after a series of earthquakes rocked El Salvador in 2001.

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Missing Texas sports journalist found

Courtney Roland was found unharmed two days after she disappeared, police say.

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Apple investors urge action on 'smartphone addiction'

Two major investors urge Apple to address the growing issue of smartphone addiction in children.

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Aspall cider sold to US beer giant

The Suffolk-based cider maker that has been family-run for almost 300 years is bought by Molson Coors.

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Charles Manson death: Legal fight over cult leader's body

At least three known parties in the US say they are entitled to the cult leader's body and estate.

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Firefighters tackle Trump Tower blaze in New York

The New York City Fire Department says it was caused by a fault with an electrical box.

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Mindy Kaling: US army deletes Twitter like 'mocking Donald Trump'

An army Twitter curator "inadvertently" flagged up the offending tweet, a source is quoted as saying.

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Lana Del Rey says Radiohead are suing her

The pop star says the band are asking for 100% of the royalties to her song Get Free.

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Michael Tubbs is on a mission - to save his hometown

Michael Tubbs grew up in what was once the country's most miserable city. Now he's in charge.

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Bigly, covfefe, sad!

President Donald Trump has brought an unusual rhetorical style to his first 12 months in office.

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With extraordinary access to the Trump White House, Michael Wolff tells the inside story of the most controversial presidency of our time The first nine months of Donald Trump's term were stormy, outrageous--and absolutely mesmerizing.

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Portraits of Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt loomed watchfully. Five US senators with decades of collective experience stood in deference at their chairs. Donald Trump was about to enter the room, a prospect that assures a frisson of unpredictability. The president strode in, shook hands with Chuck Grassley and patted Lindsey Graham on the back. Graham playfully punched the air. “Lindsey used to be a great enemy of mine,” Trump told the gathering when all were seated a few minutes later, “and now he’s a great friend of mine.” Trump mounts extraordinary defence of his 'mental stability' Read more The senator for South Carolina shifted awkwardly in his chair and grinned: “I like me too, so we have something in common.” There was a ripple of laughter. Later, when 71-year-old Trump turned to Senator James Lankford and called him “Tom”, everyone pretended to ignore it. Here in the elegantly appointed Roosevelt Room, cocooned in the West Wing as if in a wartime bunker, Trump and the …

Fire and Fury: Trump allies dismiss 'fantasy book'

The White House ups its offensive against a damaging portrayal of US President Donald Trump.

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Snowing or glowing?

Social media reaction as the eastern US freezes while Australia's Sydney swelters.

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