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California wildfires: Malibu homes burn as death toll climbs to nine

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Woolsey Fire raced west into coastal communities, including Malibu A raging wildfire in southern California has swept into the beach resort of Malibu – home to many Hollywood stars – leaving buildings burning and sending residents fleeing. Further north, another huge wild fire destroyed ...

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US proposes rule banning asylum for illegal migrants

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump and the facts about the migrant caravan Migrants who cross the southern US border illegally will temporarily be denied asylum under a new rule, US President Donald Trump has said. Mr Trump has signed a proclamation barring migrants who enter illegally ...

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‘Remarkable’ decline in fertility rates

Image copyright Getty Images There has been a remarkable, global decline in the number of children women are having, say researchers. Their report found fertility rate falls meant nearly half of countries were now facing a “baby bust” – meaning there are insufficient children to maintain their population size. The ...

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Trump-Russia probe ‘under threat’ after Sessions fired

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionStaff applauded as Mr Sessions left the Department of Justice The US inquiry into alleged Russian meddling during the 2016 election could be under threat after President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions, top opposition Democrats say. Nancy Pelosi, who leads ...

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Hundreds of buffaloes drown ‘fleeing lions’ in Botswana

Image copyright Serondela Lodge Image caption On Wednesday morning local people woke up to find hundreds of dead buffaloes in the Chobe river Hundreds of buffaloes have drowned in a river on the border between Botswana and Namibia. Early investigations suggest the herd was being chased by lions and ran ...

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White House suspends credentials for CNN’s Jim Acosta

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump: “That’s enough, put down the mic” The White House has suspended the credentials of CNN’s chief White House correspondent hours after a testy exchange with US President Donald Trump. A White House staffer tried to grab the microphone from CNN’s Jim ...

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