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Democratic debate: Elizabeth Warren under attack

Democratic White House front-runner Elizabeth Warren has found herself under fierce attack from her rivals in a live television debate. Contenders accused the Massachusetts senator of dodging a question on whether she would raise taxes. Twelve White House hopefuls squared off in the primetime forum, with two other front-runners also under pressure. Joe Biden has […]

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Catalan protests: Fresh clashes after Spain jails separatist leaders

Media playback is unsupported on your device Thousands of people in Catalonia have rallied in support of the region’s independence from Spain for a second day, leading to clashes with police. Fires were started and protesters attempted to storm government offices in Barcelona, the regional capital. It follows the sentencing on Monday of nine Catalan […]

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Turkey-Syria offensive: Russia vows to prevent clashes with Assad forces

Media playback is unsupported on your device Russia has said it will not allow clashes between Turkish and Syrian forces, as Turkey’s military offensive in northern Syria continues. “This would simply be unacceptable… and therefore we will not allow it, of course,” said Moscow’s special envoy for Syria, Alexander Lavrentyev. The withdrawal of US troops […]

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US police officer charged over bedroom shooting

Media playback is unsupported on your device A US police officer who shot dead a black woman in her bedroom on Saturday has been held and charged with murder. Police in Forth Worth, Texas, wrote on Twitter that Aaron Dean was being held in the Tarrant County jail. On Monday police chief Ed Kraus told […]

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Turkey-Syria offensive: US sanctions Turkish ministries

Media playback is unsupported on your device The US has imposed sanctions on Turkish ministries and senior government officials in response to the country’s military offensive in northern Syria. President Donald Trump also phoned his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to demand an immediate truce, Vice-President Mike Pence said. Mr Pence said he would travel […]

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Trump inquiry: Bolton called Giuliani a hand grenade, ex-official says

Former US national security adviser John Bolton was so alarmed about White House efforts to pressure Ukraine, he told an aide to alert a lawyer, US media report. Mr Bolton also reportedly warned that Mr Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, was “a hand grenade who’s going to blow everyone up”. Fiona Hill, a former official, […]

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Turkey-Syria offensive: Syrian army heads north after Kurdish deal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Syria’s army has started to reach the north of the country, hours after the government agreed to help Kurdish forces facing Turkey. This is seen as a boost for President Bashar al-Assad as it is the first time his troops, which are backed by Russia, will enter those […]

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Newborn girl found alive in shallow grave in India

A newborn baby girl has been discovered buried alive in northern India, a local police chief has revealed. Abhinandan Singh told reporters the baby was found by a villager who was burying his own daughter, who had died minutes after birth. The baby girl, who had been placed inside an earthen pot about 3ft (90cm) […]

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Spain braced for verdict in Catalan separatists’ trial

Media playback is unsupported on your device Spain’s Supreme Court is expected to issue a verdict in the trial of Catalan separatist leaders over their role in an independence referendum in 2017. Spain has deployed more police in Catalonia, amid fears that a guilty ruling could spark more protests in the wealthy north-eastern region. The […]

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Turkey-Syria offensive: Kurds reach deal with Syrian army

The Kurds in Syria say the Syrian government has agreed to send its army to the northern border to try to halt Turkey’s offensive against them. Syrian state media earlier reported that government forces had been deployed to the north. It follows the US decision to pull all its remaining troops from the area over […]