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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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Billy Ray Irick execution

IN 1985, Billy Ray Irick did the unthinkable. The Tennessee man had been trusted to babysit seven-year-old Paula Dyer and her young brothers — but instead, he raped and killed her after locking the boys in another bedroom, where they heard their sister’s dying screams. Last week, Mr Irick finally …

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Captain Cook’s Endeavour

IT’S is Australia’s most historic ship, but the mystery of where Captain James Cook’s Endeavour lies has been shrouded in secrecy for centuries. As the 250th anniversary approaches of the famed explorer’s departure on the Endeavour from Plymouth on August 25, 1768 to claim this country for England, the mystery …

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Canadian shooting

AT least four people, including two police officers, have died after a shooting in Canada. The incident happened in Fredericton, the capital of the Canadian province of New Brunswick, with police saying they have one suspect in custody. Fredericton’s deputy police chief Martin Gaudet said the two officers arrived at …

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Seattle airport hijacker named as Richard Russell

THE airline employee who stole an empty plane, took off from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and crashed into a small island has been revealed as 29-year-old Richard Russell. The married airport worker “hijacked” the Bombardier Q400 twin-engine turboprop plane before taking it for a ride as he was pursued by …

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Trump-Russia probe

FBI agent Peter Strzok, who was removed from the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election after it was revealed he had exchanged anti-Trump text messages with his lover, has been fired. Aitan Goelman, Mr Strzok’s lawyer, said the 21-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation …

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