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Melbourne crash: Driver arrested after hitting pedestrians

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe crash happened on Flinders Street, a busy junction in the centre of the city Australian police have arrested two people after a car drove into a crowd in Melbourne. The car “collided with a number of pedestrians” on Flinders Street, a ...

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Catt Sadler: US TV host quits over equal pay dispute

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Catt Sadler has worked at the network for more than a decade US TV news presenter Catt Sadler has quit her role with E! News after learning that she earned about half of what her male co-host does. Sadler, who has worked at the ...

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Myanmar bars UN probe as mass grave found in Rakhine

Image copyright EPA Image caption About 650,000 Rohingya have been forced to flee their homes The UN’s investigator into human rights in Myanmar has been barred from entering the country. Yanghee Lee had been due to visit in January to review Myanmar’s human rights, including alleged attacks on Rohingya Muslims ...

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Trump’s tax bill: US Senate passes reform legislation

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUS tax bill: the winners and losers The US Senate has approved the most sweeping overhaul of the US tax system in more than three decades. Republicans say the tax cuts for corporations, small businesses and individuals will boost economic growth. Democrats, ...

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EU to discuss sanctions over Poland judiciary reforms

Image copyright EPA Image caption Thousands of people across Poland have held protests against the proposed reforms The European Commission is to discuss in Brussels whether to recommend disciplinary proceedings against Poland over its planned judicial reforms. The Commission is concerned that democracy in Poland is under threat from a ...

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Mexico bus crash: 11 tourists killed

A bus carrying tourists from a cruise ship has overturned in south-eastern Mexico, killing 11 people, officials say. Another 18 people were injured in the crash on a road between Mahahual and Cafetal in Quintana Roo state. The bus was taking 31 people, who were on a Royal Caribbean cruise, ...

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Republican tax bill: House and Senate to hold final votes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump has been promoting the tax bill during public speaking events The Republican-controlled Congress plans final passage later of the most sweeping overhaul of the US tax system in more than three decades. The House of Representatives is expected to approve the legislation ...

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HR McMaster: Russian meddling ‘sophisticated subversion’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Russia’s efforts “undermine our confidence in who we are”, Gen McMaster said Donald Trump’s national security adviser has accused Russia of “a sophisticated campaign of subversion” to undermine free and open societies. Gen HR McMaster told the BBC that Moscow used propaganda and disinformation against ...

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Trump: Russia and China ‘rival powers’ in new security plan

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump: China and Russia are US rivals in ‘new era of competition’ US President Donald Trump has outlined his new national security strategy, labelling China and Russia the primary threats to US economic dominance. His speech – which was based on his ...

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