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Spain Catalan crisis: Puigdemont to address region’s future

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Carles Puigdemont presided over a cabinet meeting on Tuesday Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont is due to announce his plans for the future of the province amid growing pressure to drop plans to break away from Spain. There is speculation he may announce a unilateral declaration …

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California fires: Deadly wildfires sweep through wine country

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWildfires rip through California’s famous wine country Parts of California’s wine region are being ravaged by fast-spreading fires that have killed at least 10 people. Mass evacuations have taken place and at least 1,500 properties have been destroyed. Seven people were killed …

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Meryl Streep and Dame Judi Dench speak out about Harvey Weinstein

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Streep and Weinstein have worked together on such films as The Iron Lady Meryl Streep and other Hollywood stars have spoken out against producer Harvey Weinstein in the wake of the sexual harassment claims that saw him being fired by his own company. Streep …

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Trump wall: New proposal ties Dreamer plan to border clampdown

Image copyright AFP Image caption Dreamer supporters rallied outside Trump Tower in New York last week The White House has tied any new deal on young undocumented immigrants to a clampdown on illegal immigration, including a border wall with Mexico. US President Donald Trump is asking for funding for the …

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Trump NFL row: Mike Pence walks out of game after players kneel

Image copyright @VP/Twitter Image caption Mike Pence said he abandoned the game because kneeling during the anthem “disrespects our soldiers” US Vice-President Mike Pence has walked out of a National Football League (NFL) game after several players refused to stand for the US national anthem. Mr Pence said he could …

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Catalan independence declaration ‘will have no effect’, says Rajoy

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mariano Rajoy: “I don’t rule out absolutely anything that is within the law” Any declaration of independence by Catalonia will have no effect, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has warned, adding that he is not ruling out suspending the region’s autonomy. In an interview with …

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Hurricane Nate makes landfall in Louisiana

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption New Orleans residents fill sandbags as Nate blows in Hurricane Nate has made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River in Louisiana, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) says. The storm, with maximum sustained winds of 85mph (137km/h), is moving north, and a …

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Journalist Kim Wall’s head found in sea near Copenhagen

Image copyright AFP Image caption Kim Wall (right) went missing after boarding Peter Madsen’s submarine (left) The head of Swedish journalist Kim Wall has been found, two months after she disappeared on a trip with a Danish submariner, Danish police say. Divers found bags containing her head, legs and clothing …

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Catalonia referendum: Call for pro-unity rallies in Spain

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe final results from the outlawed poll show 90% of the 2.3m people who voted backed independence. Rallies are expected in Spain against Catalonian independence, after Sunday’s disputed referendum. Demonstrations are planned in the capital Madrid and other cities, with supporters calling …

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Trump rolls back access to free birth control

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWill Trump let Obamacare ‘implode’? Donald Trump’s government has issued a ruling that allows employers to opt out of providing free birth control to millions of Americans. The rule allows employers and insurers to decline to provide birth control if doing so …

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