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#MeToo California assemblywoman accused of groping

Image copyright California Assembly Image caption Cristina Garcia has previously said alcohol is not an acceptable excuse for sexual misconduct A California state assemblywoman who rose to national prominence as a campaigner against sexual assault is now herself accused of misconduct. The state legislature is investigating Democrat Cristina Garcia, who …

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Winter Olympics 2018: Samsung giveaway phone snub sparks Iran fury

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The diplomatic row broke out over allegations the Iranian delegation was being snubbed by organisers The head of the Pyeongchang Olympics’ organising committee has apologised to Iran after a diplomatic row broke out over commemorative Olympic smartphones. Lee Hee-beom intervened after Iranians reacted with fury …

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Victim's mother: IS duo should face trial

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBethany Haines on the capture of her father’s killers Two British fighters believed to have been part of a cell of the Islamic State group that beheaded hostages should face trial, relatives of some of the cell’s alleged victims have said. Alexanda …

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US government shutdown after Congress fails to vote

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Senator Rand Paul (C) poses with friends from the House during a break in proceedings The US government has shut down after Congress failed to pass a key budgetary measure on time. Lawmakers had hoped to approve a new spending bill before federal funding …

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Asia stock markets drop sharply after US falls

Image copyright Getty Images Major Asian markets suffered sharp losses on Friday, following another day of steep falls on Wall Street. In a volatile week for global investors, Japan’s Nikkei 225 index slid 3.2% during early trading, while China’s Shanghai Composite tumbled 5%. Earlier, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell …

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