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Mattis: US national security focus no longer terrorism

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Aircraft carriers project US military power across the globe US Defense Secretary James Mattis has said competition between great powers, not terrorism, is now the main focus of America’s national security. The US faced “growing threats from revisionist powers as different as China and Russia”, …

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Pope Francis 'slander' comment angers Chile abuse victims

Image copyright VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images Image caption Pope Francis has angered victims of clerical sex abuse with his comments Pope Francis has triggered anger in Chile after accusing victims of a paedophile priest of slander. Francis said there was “no proof” for their claims that Bishop Juan Barros had covered …

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'Shaking' Malaysia Airlines flight turns back to Australia

Image copyright SANJEEV PANDEY Image caption Passengers say flight staff briefed them on emergency procedures A Malaysia Airlines flight was forced to divert to central Australia after a technical issue left the aircraft “shuddering”, passengers say. Flight MH122 was travelling from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur on Thursday when it turned …

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Car hits pedestrians near Rio's Copacabana beach

Image copyright EPA Image caption The car hit people and crashed through tables and chairs of a cafe, eyewitnesses say A car has ploughed into crowds on a promenade near Rio de Janeiro’s famous Copacabana beach in Brazil, killing a baby and injuring at least 15 people. Live television pictures …

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Pope Francis arrives in crisis-hit Peru

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pope Francis was greeted by thousands of people on the streets of Lima Pope Francis has arrived in Peru on the final leg of a two-nation trip to South America. He was met at Lima airport by Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who appealed to …

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Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand PM reveals she is pregnant

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jacinda Ardern became New Zealand prime minister in October New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that she is pregnant. Ms Ardern said she and her partner, Clarke Gayford, were expecting their child in June, after which she planned to take a six-week break. …

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