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Steve Bannon says 'treason' remark not directed at Trump Jr

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Steve Bannon created a rift with his former boss, the president, with remarks to author Michael Wolff Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, has tried to reverse remarks in which he called the president’s son Donald Jr “treasonous”. The accusation appears in Michael Wolff’s …

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Israel dig unearths prehistoric 'paradise'

Image copyright Tel Aviv University Image caption Hundreds of flint hand axes were discovered Israeli archaeologists have uncovered a rare prehistoric site near Tel Aviv described as a “paradise” for hunter-gatherers living 500,000 years ago. The site, next to a busy motorway at Jaljulia, has revealed hundreds of flint axes …

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Boris Becker responds to 'clearly racist' AfD tweet

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The German lawmaker denies that he made the comments about Noah Becker (right) Boris Becker has said an Alternative for Germany (AfD) MP accused of posting a “clearly racist” tweet about his son must now face “consequences”. The German tennis champion said that an attempt …

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Snowing or glowing?

Image copyright EPA Image caption A tale of two cities – freezing in New York and sweltering in Sydney The contrast couldn’t be greater. The eastern US is experiencing record-breaking low temperatures while in Australia, the city of Sydney has had its hottest weather in nearly 80 years. Posts on …

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Myanmar Rohingya militants Arsa vow to fight on after attack

Image copyright EPA Image caption Last year, officials accused Arsa militants of burning the Hindu village of Yebawkyaw and killing many of its inhabitants A militant group from Myanmar’s mostly Muslim Rohingya minority says it will keep fighting the government. Attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (Arsa) last year …

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Tanker and ship collision near Shanghai leaves 32 missing

Thirty-two people are missing after an oil tanker and a cargo ship collided off China’s east coast on Saturday evening. The Sanchi tanker, a Panama-registered vessel carrying 136,000 tonnes of Iranian oil, caught fire after the crash. China’s Ministry of Transport said the missing people are its crew – 30 …

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New life for Rome's 'baldy' Christmas tree Spelacchio

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTourists and locals described Rome’s Christmas tree as “mangy” Its threadbare appearance drew international ridicule and saw it likened to a toilet brush. But now it seems Rome’s famously rubbish Christmas tree may live on in the city’s MAXXI modern art museum. …

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