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Donald Trump embarks on marathon tour of Asia

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump scattered flowers at the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii US President Donald Trump has embarked on an 11-day trip to Asia during which he will visit Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. It will be the longest tour of Asia by a US president ...

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Donald Trump embarks on marathon tour of Asia

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hawaii was the first stop for President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump US President Donald Trump has embarked on an 11-day trip to Asia during which he will visit Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. It will be the longest tour of Asia by a US president in 25 years. The trip ...

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‘Russian trolls’ promoted California independence

Image copyright Getty Images Social media accounts with ties to Russia pushed a huge Twitter trend in favour of an independent California on US election night 2016, BBC Trending has learned. The campaign was one of at least two popular online independence drives with links to the Kremlin. It was a surprising development on a surprising night. In the early ...

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Texas releases disabled migrant girl Rosa Maria Hernandez

Image copyright Family handout Image caption It is not clear if Rosa Maria Hernandez will be allowed to stay in the US A 10-year-old undocumented Mexican migrant with cerebral palsy, detained last month after undergoing surgery in Texas, has been released to her family. The release of Rosa Maria Hernandez was confirmed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and ...

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Zimbabwe police charge US woman over ‘anti-Mugabe tweet’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Mugabe, 93, has ruled over Zimbabwe for three decades Police in Zimbabwe charged an American woman over a tweet that appeared to insult President Robert Mugabe, her lawyer has said. Martha O’Donovan, 25, is accused of referring to Mr Mugabe as “selfish man and sick man”, a charge she denies. She faces charges of ...

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Catalonia crisis: Spain issues warrant for Puigdemont

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Puigdemont has called for his colleagues to be released A Spanish judge has issued European Arrest Warrants (EAW) for sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his allies who went to Belgium. The five failed to attend a high court hearing in Madrid on Thursday when nine other ex-members of the regional government ...

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New York attack: Trump vows to ‘hit IS 10 times harder’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump to IS: ‘We hit them 10 times harder’ President Donald Trump has said the US is hitting so-called Islamic State “10 times harder” in retaliation for the New York truck attack on Halloween. “Every time they hit us, we know it’s Isis, we hit them like you folks won’t believe,” Mr ...

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Cakes, planes and dancing: The most dramatic job resignations ever

Image copyright Getty Images Some workers are probably guilty of fantasising about making a spectacular exit from their day job or pulling a Bridget Jones and telling their boss what they really think of them. But one (now former) Twitter employee actually did it, and made their departure known around the world on Thursday by deleting US President Donald Trump’s ...

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Cakes, planes and dancing: The most dramatic job resignations ever

Image copyright Getty Images Some workers are probably guilty of fantasising about making a spectacular exit from their day job or pulling a Bridget Jones and telling their boss what they really think of them. But one (now former) Twitter employee actually did it, and made their departure known around the world on Thursday by deleting US President Donald Trump’s ...

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