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Trump denies making soldier’s widow cry

US President Donald Trump has said a lawmaker’s claim he made a soldier’s widow cry is “totally fabricated”. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson said she was shocked by the president’s comments to the bereaved wife of a fallen soldier. The Democratic lawmaker claimed he told the widow: “He knew what he was …

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North Korean hackers hit UK TV company

North Korean hackers targeted a British television company making a drama about the country, it has emerged. The series – due to be written by an Oscar-nominated screenwriter – has been shelved. In August 2014, Channel 4 announced what it said would be a new “bold and provocative” drama series. …

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Somalia buries 165 unknown bomb victims

As many as 165 unidentified bodies have been buried after a massive truck bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday. At least 276 people have died and the government news agency Sonna says only 111 of them have been identified. A Turkish military plane is taking 40 of …

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Death toll in Portugal wildfires soars to 27

At least 27 people have died in a series of wildfires in Portugal, the country’s civil protection service says. More than 50 people have been injured. A spokeswoman for the agency told reporters that firefighters were still tackling 145 separate fires, 32 of which were serious. “We can confirm the …

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Somalia: At least 230 dead in Mogadishu blast

A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday is now known to have killed at least 230 people, police say. Hundreds more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. It is the deadliest terror attack …

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40 dead as California blazes worsen

Forty people have died and hundreds are still missing in California after six days of wildfires that have devastated swathes of countryside and destroyed thousands of homes. California’s governor said it was “one of the greatest tragedies” the state had ever faced. More than 10,000 firefighters are battling 16 remaining …

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