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Trump vows to ‘close government’ to build Mexico wall

Image copyright AFP Image caption Donald Trump touched on immigration, healthcare and his enemies during the Arizona rally Donald Trump has vowed to close down the US government if necessary to build his wall along the Mexico border. The president told supporters at a “Make America Great Again” rally in …

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US Afghanistan: Tillerson ups pressure on Pakistan

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Tillerson suggested Pakistan could lose some privileges American Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has increased pressure on Pakistan over its perceived backing for the Taliban in Afghanistan. Pakistan denies sheltering the Taliban, but Mr Tillerson suggested it could lose US privileges if the government …

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Afghanistan hails Trump support in ‘joint struggle’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“We are not nation building again. We are killing terrorists,” President Trump said The Afghan president has hailed Donald Trump’s decision to commit US troops to the country to fight against the resurgent Taliban. Ashraf Ghani thanked the US for supporting “the …

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Trump pledges support for Afghanistan

Image copyright Reuters President Donald Trump has said a hasty US withdrawal from Afghanistan would leave a vacuum for terrorists to fill. He said his original instinct was to pull US forces out, but he now wanted to avoid the mistakes made in Iraq. He said he wanted to shift …

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Barcelona attack: Man shot dead in hunt for suspect

Image copyright AFP Image caption A roadblock near the scene of the shooting Police hunting the chief suspect in last Thursday’s Barcelona van attack have shot dead a man to the west of the city who appeared to be wearing an explosive belt, Spanish media say. The shooting is said …

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US Navy ship and oil tanker collide off Singapore

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The collision was reported at 05:24 local time in the Strait of Singapore Ten sailors are missing and five have been injured after a US destroyer and an oil tanker collided off the coast of Singapore, the US Navy says. The guided missile destroyer USS …

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British boy among Barcelona attack dead

Image copyright PA A seven-year-old boy with dual British-Australian nationality was killed in the Barcelona terror attack, Catalan police have confirmed. Julian Cadman was one of 13 people killed when a van ploughed into crowds on Barcelona’s Las Ramblas on Thursday. His mother Jom was injured and it was understood …

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Barcelona attack: Royals attend special Mass for victims

Image copyright AFP Image caption The king and queen attend the Mass at Sagrada Familia King Felipe and Queen Letizia are attending Barcelona’s famous Sagrada Familia to mourn the 14 people killed in vehicle attacks in Catalonia. Police are still hunting the driver of a van that killed 13 at …

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Boston march against right-wing rally draws thousands

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC’s Joel Gunter: “Tensions remain high” Tens of thousands of anti-racism protesters have opposed the “Free Speech” rally in the US city of Boston that featured right-wing speakers. The rally on Boston Common, which attracted only a small crowd, disbanded early …

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