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US Congress takes big step to Obamacare repeal

The US House of Representatives has taken the first step toward demolishing President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, known as Obamacare. Republicans passed a budget measure to introduce a bill – which Democrats cannot block – to roll back the

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Trump ‘willing to work with Russia and China’

US President-elect Donald Trump says he is willing to work with Russia and China, providing they cooperate. Mr Trump told the Wall Street Journal that newly-imposed sanctions on Russia would remain “at least for a period of time” but could

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Sushma tells Amazon Canada to withdraw Indian flag themed doormats

New Delhi [India], Jan.11 : Taking strong objection to selling of doormats featuring Indian flags on Amazon, Canada, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday warned the e-retailer company to withdraw all products “insulting national flag immediately”, adding that non-compliance

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Florida householder fatally shoots woman searching for dog

A Florida woman has died after being shot by a homeowner while searching the neighbourhood for her lost dog. The victim, Rebecca Rawson, 65, was fatally injured after approaching the armed householder’s home on Tuesday night, say sheriff’s officials. As

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Trump pick Tillerson: ‘Fair assumption’ Putin behind hacks

It is a “fair assumption” that Russian President Vladimir Putin was behind US election hacks, secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson has said. The former CEO of Exxon Mobil told his Senate confirmation hearing the intelligence report on Russian tampering

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Trump rejects new ‘compromising’ Russia claims

Donald Trump has decried as a “political witch hunt” US media reports that Russian intelligence agencies have obtained personally compromising material related to him. Unsubstantiated allegations say Russia has embarrassing information about him. Without referring to the stories, the president-elect

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Fort Lauderdale airport shooting suspect charged

The man suspected of carrying out a deadly shooting at a Florida airport has been charged by prosecutors. Esteban Santiago, 26, is accused of opening fire at Fort Lauderdale airport, killing five people and injuring six others. He is charged

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Obama urges fellow Democrats to fight for Obamacare

President Barack Obama has urged fellow Democrats to fight for his healthcare bill, as the incoming Trump team vowed to make a repeal of the law a priority. In a two-hour private meeting Mr Obama sought to rally members of

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US Congress: Republicans vote to limit ethics body

Republicans in the US House of Representatives have voted to weaken the body that investigates claims of misconduct against members of Congress. Under the change, the independent Office of Congressional Ethics would come under the control of the House Ethics

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Trump: North Korea intercontinental missile ‘won’t happen’

Donald Trump has dismissed North Korea’s claim to be developing missiles capable of striking America. In a tweet, the US president-elect derided the claim by North Korea’s Kim Jong-un that preparations were in the final stage, saying: “It won’t happen.”

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Drunk pilot arrested in Canadian cockpit before take-off

A pilot who was drunk in the cockpit has been arrested shortly before take-off in Canada. Two hours after his arrest, the 37-year-old man was found to have more than three times the legal limit of alcohol in his body.

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‘Russia hacking code’ found on Vermont utility computer

An electrical company in the US state of Vermont says it has found malware code allegedly used by Russian hackers on one of its company laptops. The Burlington Electric Department said it had taken “immediate action to isolate” the computer,

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Chris Corley: 911 call records US politician ‘beating wife’

The children of a South Carolina politician accused of battering his wife can be heard screaming “just stop, Daddy” on a 911 call recording. Republican representative Chris Corley has been charged with first degree domestic violence and pointing a firearm

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Kennedy cousin’s murder conviction reinstated

The murder conviction of a relative of the Kennedy family has been reinstated by the US state of Connecticut’s supreme court after being overturned by a lower court. Michael Skakel, whose aunt Ethel was the widow of Robert Kennedy, was

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Russia-US row: Trump praises Putin amid hacking expulsions

US President-elect Donald Trump has praised Vladimir Putin after the Russian president ruled out a tit-for-tat response to the expulsion of diplomats in a row over hacking. Mr Trump tweeted: “Great move on delay (by V. Putin) – I always

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