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Kabul suicide bombing

AT LEAST 48 people, the majority of them students, were killed when a suicide blast ripped through a school in a Shiite area of Kabul Wednesday, officials said, the latest assault on Afghanistan’s war-weary capital. Afghanistan’s president Ashraf Ghani denounced the “terrorist bombing” and ordered relevant authorities to investigate how …

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EU ‘fears UK bugging Brexit talks’

The European Union has refused to deny reports that its Brexit negotiators fear they are being bugged by British spies. Officials raised security concerns after the UK obtained sensitive documents "within hours" of them being discussed, according to Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper. Sabine Weyand, the EU's deputy chief Brexit negotiator, …

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Ex-CIA boss

Former CIA Director John Brennan says he will not be silenced by Donald Trump, a day after the US president revoked the Obama-era official’s security clearance and said the move was directly tied to the ongoing Russia investigation. Trump said in a statement on Wednesday that he revoked Brennan's authorisation …

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Director Weir testifies in Ricketson trial

Australian director Peter Weir has told a Cambodian court that fellow filmmaker and alleged spy James Ricketson "could be annoying" but is the victim of an "unfortunate misunderstanding". "He's an artist, don't misunderstand him," Weir told a bench of three judges on Thursday. "We're strange people but we're pretty harmless." …

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Genoa bridge collapse

A TRUCK driver who was seconds away from death has broken his silence, days after Italian authorities confirmed at least 39 people died from the Genoa bridge collapse. The 37-year-old dad, known only as FL, had been delivering groceries for a local supermarket when the freeway fell away, causing more …

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John Brennan

FORMER CIA Director John Brennan has levelled damning accusations against Donald Trump after the US president yanked his security clearance, saying Mr Trump’s claims of no collusion with Russia are “hogwash”. In an opinion piece in The New York Times, Mr Brennan said the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians …

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Tributes flow for Aretha Franklin

REACTION TO THE DEATH OF SOUL ICON ARETHA FRANKLIN: – "What a life. What a legacy! So much love, respect and gratitude. R.I.P." – Carole King, via Twitter. – "Her voice; her presence; her style No one did it better Truly the Queen of Soul I will miss you!" – …

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Trump lashes out after newspaper campaign

US President Donald Trump has lashed out at the press as newspapers across the nation launched a co-ordinated rebuttal to his attacks against what he calls "fake news." Trump tweeted: "There is nothing that I would want more for our Country than true FREEDOM OF THE PRESS. The fact is …

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Morandi Bridge collapse in Genoa Italy

THE death toll from the collapse of a highway bridge in the Italian city of Genoa that is already confirmed to have claimed 39 lives will certainly rise, a senior official said. “Unfortunately, the toll will increase, that’s inevitable,” Interior Minister Matteo Salvini told reporters. Searchers continued to comb through …

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