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US investigating 'viral' attack as possible source of diplomats' illness in Cuba

US investigating 'viral' attack as possible source of diplomats' illness in Cuba

State department tells Senate says no evidence of mass hysteria foundCuba criticises use of word ‘attacks with ZERO evidence to prove it’US investigators are looking at a range of theories – including
Steve Bannon leaves Breitbart after expressing 'regret' over Trump remarks

Steve Bannon leaves Breitbart after expressing 'regret' over Trump remarks

Ex-White House strategist stepped down from the news website less than a week after book excerpts showing his criticisms of Trump were made publicFormer White House strategist Steve Bannon stepped
Australia had third-hottest year ever in 2017, weather bureau says

Australia had third-hottest year ever in 2017, weather bureau says

Bureau says despite the lack of El Niño, Queensland and New South Wales experienced their hottest year on recordQueensland and New South Wales experienced their warmest years on record in 2017 as the
World Bank issues warnings on interest rates and inflation

World Bank issues warnings on interest rates and inflation

After better than expected growth in the global economy, Bank says financial markets are vulnerable to unforeseen negative newsFinancial markets are complacent about the risks of sharply higher
Russia implies US involvement in drone strikes on Syria military bases

Russia implies US involvement in drone strikes on Syria military bases

Attacks on its bases in Syria would have required assistance from a country with satellite navigation, says Russian defense ministry, a charge the Pentagon deniesRussia has said that a recent series
The other Fire and Fury: decade-old book becomes unexpected bestseller

The other Fire and Fury: decade-old book becomes unexpected bestseller

A tome about allied bombing of Germany during the second world war that has the same title as Michael Wolff’s Trump exposé has received a bump in salesWhen it was released 10 years ago, Randall
Louisiana teacher handcuffed forcibly after asking questions at board meeting

Louisiana teacher handcuffed forcibly after asking questions at board meeting

Middle school teacher escorted out of the building by a town marhsal after voicing concerns about contract including a raise to district’s top administratorA Louisiana teacher who was forcibly removed
Morning mail: North Korea agrees to send athletes to Winter Olympics

Morning mail: North Korea agrees to send athletes to Winter Olympics

Wednesday: agreement strikes a positive note following months of rising tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear program. Plus: French actor Catherine Deneuve says #MeToo movement has led to a ‘witch
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Brixton radio station – video

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Brixton radio station – video

The US actor and her royal fiance speak to presenters at Reprezent 107.3 FM in south London; the only UK radio station presented solely by young people. The couple, who are to marry in May, visited
'I'll beat Oprah': Donald Trump dismisses 2020 election speculation – video

'I'll beat Oprah': Donald Trump dismisses 2020 election speculation – video

Donald Trump tells reporters he would beat Oprah Winfrey in a presidential race. Trump went on to say that he liked Winfrey but doubted she would run for president in 2020'Yeah, I'll beat Oprah':
US to loosen nuclear weapons constraints and develop more 'usable' warheads

US to loosen nuclear weapons constraints and develop more 'usable' warheads

New proposal is significantly more hawkish than Obama-era policy Critics call development of new weapons ‘dangerous, Cold War thinking’ The Trump administration plans to loosen constraints on the use
Julian Assange's stay in London embassy untenable, says Ecuador

Julian Assange's stay in London embassy untenable, says Ecuador

South American country that has housed WikiLeaks founder for five years says it is seeking mediator to end impasse with UKEcuador’s foreign minister has said Julian Assange’s five-and-a-half-year stay
Source inside Trump campaign reported concerns to FBI, new transcript suggests

Source inside Trump campaign reported concerns to FBI, new transcript suggests

Senator Feinstein releases testimony from Fusion GPS boss Glenn Simpson Fusion GPS compiled explosive dossier on Trump campaign and RussiansA source within the Trump campaign reported concerns to the
Trump to attend Davos despite criticizing forum during his campaign

Trump to attend Davos despite criticizing forum during his campaign

The president will attend the World Economic Forum after his campaign disparaged the elite annual meeting of billionaires, businessmen and politiciansDonald Trump is set to attend the World Economic
'Yeah, I'll beat Oprah': Trump says he'd defeat Winfrey in presidential race

'Yeah, I'll beat Oprah': Trump says he'd defeat Winfrey in presidential race

Asked whether he would win contest, Trump said: ‘Yeah, I’ll beat Oprah’Speculation of possible White House run blew up after Winfrey’s speechDonald Trump said on Tuesday he could beat Oprah Winfrey in
Meghan Markle chooses M&S for Brixton walkabout with Prince Harry

Meghan Markle chooses M&S for Brixton walkabout with Prince Harry

Wellwishers quickly identified the clothes worn by the prince’s fiance as the couple visited a London radio stationMeghan Markle signalled her clear intent to fully embrace Britishness by choosing to
Joe Arpaio, pardoned racial profiler, to run for Arizona Senate seat

Joe Arpaio, pardoned racial profiler, to run for Arizona Senate seat

Ex-sheriff was pardoned by Donald Trump for racial profiling convictionRepublican, 85, to run as ‘a big supporter of President Trump’Controversial former sheriff Joe Arpaio announced on Tuesday that
Thousands of tourists stranded in Swiss ski resort – video

Thousands of tourists stranded in Swiss ski resort – video

Thousands of tourists are awaiting evacuation by helicopter in the Swiss ski resort of Zermatt. Days of heavy snowfall, causing an 'exceptional' risk of avalanches, has prevented people from leaving
Police dig up Stockport garden after woman says she killed man

Police dig up Stockport garden after woman says she killed man

Murder inquiry launched after woman went into police station and claimed she had killed man and buried bodyA murder investigation has been launched after a woman went to a police station in Greater
Poland's prime minister sacks ministers in move to mend ties with EU

Poland's prime minister sacks ministers in move to mend ties with EU

Defence, foreign and environment ministers dismissed after Brussels accused Warsaw of subverting democratic valuesMateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has dismissed several cabinet-level