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Trump's year on Twitter: Who has he criticised and praised the most?

Who has he criticised and praised most as president? Here's our analysis, and a tricky quiz.

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Nigeria: Kidnapped US and Canadian citizens freed

The group is found during a joint police and army operation after they were kidnapped on Wednesday.

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US shutdown: Trump and Democrats blame each other

Recriminations start after the US Senate fails to pass a new budget, leading to a shutdown of services.

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How can parents torture their children?

As the Turpin family allegations shock the world, we look at how cases of extreme abuse can happen.

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US musician Tom Petty died of 'accidental drug overdose'

His family believes he was overusing prescription medication when he died in October, aged 66.

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Why these women are sticking with Trump

Trump's approval ratings among women have dropped during his first year. But not with these voters.

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Trump travel ban: Supreme Court to rule on legality

The court is due to hear arguments in April and will decide if the ban is legal by the end of June.

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Lac-Megantic: The runaway train that destroyed a town

Nearly five years after a rail disaster, a small Canadian town still grapples with the aftermath.

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Watch how tow truck driver escapes this crash unscathed

A tow truck driver attempts to load a broken-down car when another vehicle slides out of control.

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Trump vows abortion opposition in speech to March for Life

Mr Trump, who previously supported abortion access, says the laws are "wrong" and should "change".

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Women's march: Where, when and why will protests happen?

Protests are planned across the US this weekend - here's what you need to know

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Jury clears ex-rail workers in Lac-Megantic train disaster

Forty-seven people were killed in the Quebec town in one of the worst rail disasters in Canadian history.

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Las Vegas shooting: Police say gunman's girlfriend won't face charges

Police say they still don't know the motive for October's mass shooting that left 58 people dead.

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Kim and Kanye name baby girl Chicago West

But the reality TV star she felt an "instant" connection with baby Chicago.

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The Eagles settle Hotel California legal battle

The veteran rock band had sued a Mexican hotel that named itself after their biggest hit.

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The Eagles settle Hotel California legal battle

The veteran rock band had sued a Mexican hotel that named itself after their biggest hit.

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Gold medallists Aly Raisman and Jordyn Wieber face abuser

Aly Raisman and Jordyn Wieber confront former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar in court.

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Amazon raises monthly Prime price in US

The firm bumps up the monthly fee by $2, but the cost of an annual subscription was unchanged.

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Larry Nassar case: Olympic champ Jordyn Wieber reveals abuse

Jordyn Wieber is joined by her teammate, Aly Raisman, as they condemn the convicted child molester.

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'Oooh!' says Texas Tourniquet Killer during lethal jab

The Tourniquet Killer apologised to victims before complaining of a burning sensation from the jab.

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Trump appointee Carl Higbie resigns over comments

Carl Higbie made racist, sexist and homophobic comments on a internet radio show in 2013 and 2014.

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Michael Douglas: Former employee accuses actor of sexual harassment

Susan Braudy claims she felt "humiliated" by the Hollywood star's behaviour.

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Nasa removes US astronaut from ISS mission

Jeanette Epps would have been the first African-American astronaut on the space station crew.

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US shutdown: Senate bill on verge of collapse amid rancour

The Senate lacks the votes needed to avert a federal closure that may carry huge political fallout.

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Fake-bomb TV crew held at New Jersey airport

The crew allegedly tried to get the device past security at Newark Liberty and film the response.

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Toronto man charged in deaths of two missing men

Police say they believe there are more victims and that the investigation has not yet concluded.

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Shackled siblings: What we know about their lives

Chained to beds and beaten as punishment, the couple's children hatched an escape plan over years.

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A year in the life of Trump's hotel

What happened to worries about President Trump's potential conflicts of interest?

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Fishermen escape crash by split-second

Watch how fishermen in Oregon react as a boat speeds straight towards them.

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US government shutdown: How did we get here again?

The US is days away from a potential government shutdown. It's happened before. What is going on?

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Arizona man 'killed nine people in three weeks', police say

The man was arrested for two murders, but gun technology linked him to seven others, police say.

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Arizona man 'killed nine people in three weeks', police say

The man was arrested for two murders, but gun technology linked him to seven others, police say.

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Trudeau bans anti-abortion groups from summer jobs funding

Religious groups say the latest pro-choice policy discriminates against their beliefs.

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California children 'chained for months'

California prosecutors detail allegations of horrific abuse against parents of 13 children held in shackles

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Canada family says cremation error a 'horror story'

A funeral home in Nova Scotia cremated the wrong corpse in a series of alleged missteps.

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Deputy fatally shoots teen inside Ohio courthouse

Police say the 16-year-old boy and his family attacked the deputy, prompting the fatal gunshot.

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Trump sows confusion as Republicans scramble to avert shutdown

The White House is forced to issue a statement maintaining the president backs his party's strategy.

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Trump sows confusion as Republicans scramble to avert shutdown

The White House is forced to issue a statement maintaining the president backs his party's strategy.

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Apple and Google buses under fire in Silicon Valley

Buses carrying Apple and Google employees to work have been targeted while en route.

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Apple and Google buses under fire in Silicon Valley

Buses carrying Apple and Google employees to work have been targeted while en route.

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US police arrest two boys after vandalism killed 500k bees

They are accused of vandalising hives at an US honey business, causing the bees to freeze to death.

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Toronto family apologises for bogus hijab attack claim

The family expresses remorse for "the pain and anger" caused by the girl's made-up hate crime story.

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Amazon shortlists 20 metropolitan areas for new headquarters

The proposed site is expected to cost more than $5bn (£3.6bn) and create 50,000 jobs.

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Dylan Farrow: 'Allen's been lying so long'

Woody Allen's daughter gives her first TV interview about his alleged abuse, saying she wishes he had been charged.

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Turpin case: Parents of captive children due in court

David and Louise Turpin will be asked whether they admit charges of torture and child endangerment.

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Detroit Motor Show: What the cars of the future may look like

A range of concept cars and trucks are showcased at the 2018 Detroit motor show.

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Katy Perry: I'm a victim of social media pressure

The singer is not the first celebrity to speak out against the damaging effects of online platforms.

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Fire and Fury: Trump exposé to become television series

Michael Wolff's exposé on Trump's White House is bought in a seven-figure deal.

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Justin Timberlake on Janet Jackson Super Bowl aftermath: 'I stumbled through it'

The star says he's "made peace" with Janet Jackson over his role in her wardrobe malfunction.

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Pilcomayo River: 'Without water, we have no life'

What it's like to live in one of South America's most remote regions along the Pilcomayo River.

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US National Parks advisory board members resign en masse

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has refused to meet with the board since his term began, members claim.

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Viewpoint: The good, bad and ugly in Trump's first year

Despite positive economic news, the Republicans risk a heavy defeat in the mid-terms. How come?

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Facebook selfie showing murder weapon helps convict killer

Police discovered the weapon used to murder a Canadian teen in a photo she took with her friend.

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Facebook selfie showing murder weapon helps convict killer

Police discovered the weapon used to murder a Canadian teen in a photo she took with her friend.

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Apple to pay $38bn on foreign cash pile

The payment is expected to be the largest of its type following US tax code changes.

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US shutdown looms amid immigration feud

Democrats face a decision of defending Dreamers or passing an extension on children's healthcare.

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Nigeria gunmen kidnap two US and two Canadian citizens

The group was reportedly travelling in two separate vehicles to the capital of Abuja.

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YouTube singer Chrissy Chambers wins revenge porn case

Chrissy Chambers is awarded damages from her ex-boyfriend who posted sexual videos of her online.

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Canada professor on leave after 'mocking' student with anxiety

The professor is accused of calling a student with severe anxiety "annoying".

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Puerto Rico school's joy as electricity restored after 112 days

Wild celebrations erupt as power is restored at a Puerto Rico school months after Hurricane Maria.

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Tyler Hilinski: Quarterback's death stuns Washington university

Tyler Hilinski's body was found at his apartment alongside a rifle and a suicide note, police say.

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Sen Flake: Trump using Stalin's words to attack press

A Republican senator slammed the US president for attacking the press, saying he was employing Joseph Stalin's tactics to assault free speech.

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Five-year-old cancer survivor killed by runaway car

The Toronto kindergarten student was hit outside her school by an unmanned SUV.

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US Navy collisions: Ex-commanders charged with negligent homicide

The commanders of two US destroyers are accused of negligent homicide after deadly crashes.

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Trump tracker: The story of his first year - in six graphics

Donald Trump says his administration has made "incredible progress". Do the facts back that up?

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Scaramucci: Trump's tweets show off his wit

The former White House director of communications, Anthony Scaramucci, on President Trump's tweets.

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Trump's medical sparks online 'girther' movement

The results of President Trump's medical examination have been questioned by the new 'girther movement' online.

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Quiz: Could you pass Donald Trump's cognitive test?

The US president recently took a test that casts light on his brain health. How would you fare?

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Police Academy director Hugh Wilson dies

Hugh Wilson created sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati before directing the first film in the comedy series.

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Trump Russia: Steve Bannon refuses to answer at Congress hearing

The Trump ex-strategist stonewalls at a Russia collusion hearing, prompting claims of a White House gag.

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Dylan Farrow to discuss Woody Allen assault claim in first TV interview

Woody Allen's adopted daughter will appear on US TV later to discuss her claim that he abused her.

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YouTube toughens advert payment rules

The video-clip platform will require creators to have more than 1,000 subscribers to feature adverts.

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Can anyone open a school at home in California

The couple who allegedly held their own children captive registered a private school at their home.

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Can anyone open a school at home in California

The couple who allegedly held their own children captive registered a private school at their home.

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Ex-CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee held over secret records

The Hong Kong resident is accused of retaining classified records after leaving the US spy agency.

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US senator to Trump official: Your amnesia is complicity

Cory Booker says he is "seething with anger" over the president's reported remarks on immigration.

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Trumplomacy: Has Trump made the world more dangerous?

Trump may have stoked fears with his erratic and volatile tweets, but he has not torpedoed alliances.

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Trump's cognitive ability is normal, says White House doctor

The US president, 71, displays no abnormal signs following a cognitive exam, his doctor says.

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Nearly 100 women face their abuser

Dozens of women abused by ex-Team USA gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar confront him in court.

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Turpin: Shackled California siblings 'victims of torture'

The mother was "perplexed" when officers came to rescue the malnourished children, said police.

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Ivy League student Blaze Bernstein knifed 'over 20 times'

The 20-year-old suspect reportedly said he became enraged after Bernstein kissed him.

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Margaret Atwood faces feminist backlash for #MeToo op-ed

The Handmaid's Tale author said she was depicted as "a rape-enabling Bad Feminist" after her column.

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Bannon ordered to testify to grand jury

Ex-Trump aide Steve Bannon is summoned to testify before a grand jury in the US Russia inquiry, US media report.

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Katy Perry in 'tough conversations' with her record label

Katy Perry's record label boss says they had "tough conversations" over the low sales of her new album.

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Larry Nassar case: Victims confront 'repulsive' predator

Dozens are testifying against the ex-Team USA gymnastics doctor accused of molesting about 100 girls.

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Four things we learnt from this year's Detroit car show

This year's Detroit car show sees new US investments, a Chinese challenger, nostalgia and fashionable headlights.

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Detroit auto show: Will it be upstaged?

The Detroit motor show is a major industry event, but technological advances are changing the traditional order.

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McDonald's aims for fully recycled packaging by 2025

The world's biggest restaurant chain says all its packaging will be from sustainable sources by 2025.

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Turpins: The 'happy family' at centre of torture allegations

From their pictures, the couple arrested in California seemed to preside over a happy American family.

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Top US gymnast Biles reveals abuse

Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles says she was sexually abused by former Team USA gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar.

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Detroit Auto Show: Firms bet on trucks to boost US sales

Companies are focusing on pickup trucks and SUVs to try to counter flagging US sales.

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Turpin: Shackled siblings found in Perris, California home

Police arrest a pair who allegedly held their 13 children captive, some chained to their beds.

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California: Shackled siblings parents arrested

Police arrest the parents of 13 children allegedly held captive in their California home.

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Gospel star Edwin Hawkins dies, aged 74

The American Grammy-winning singer was best-known for the 1969 hit Oh Happy Day.

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Trump voters grade president's first year

Four Donald Trump supporters share their views on the president's first year in office.

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Donald Trump escalates feud over 'racial slur'

The US president says he has been "totally misrepresented" by others saying he used a racial slur.

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Pick-up trucks dominate Detroit Auto Show

Pick-ups are the king of US cars, and with low gas prices they're likely to retain that crown.

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Nine charged for giving food to homeless in California

The group oppose a rule in El Cajon, California, which prohibits food sharing in public places.

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Toronto police say scissor attack on a girl's hijab 'did not happen'

Authorities in Toronto say the incident alleged to have taken place last Friday never occurred.

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Hawaii alert: Employee who sent missile warning reassigned

People in the US state received messages warning of an imminent attack after a human error on Saturday.

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Car hurled into upper floor of California building

The vehicle was left suspended above the ground, but both people in it survived the crash.

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Aziz Ansari responds to assault allegation

The comedian said he believed his encounter with the woman had been "completely consensual".

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Donald Trump denies being a racist after 'shithole' row

He told reporters that he is the "least racist person" after row broke out over "shithole" remark.

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Sticky business: Selling British puddings to Americans

How a UK expat introduced Americans to the joys of traditional British desserts, such as sticky toffee pudding.

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California mudslide toll rises to 20, as search continues

Rescue teams continue to search muddy debris for survivors in Santa Barbara County.

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Hawaii told to fix its alert system after false missile alarm

The US media regulator says the error that produced panic in the state was "absolutely unacceptable".

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How to survive a missile attack: What's the official advice?

After Hawaii's false missile alert, what's the advice in the event of a real ballistic threat?

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Mario Testino and Bruce Weber accused of sexual exploitation

Mario Testino and Bruce Weber have challenged or denied the allegations against them.

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Hawaii missile false alarm triggers shock, blame and apologies

State officials apologise as some criticise President Trump for a lack of public response.

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