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‘Russian trolls’ promoted California independence

Image copyright Getty Images Social media accounts with ties to Russia pushed a huge Twitter trend in favour of an independent California on US election night 2016, BBC Trending has learned. The campaign was one of at least two popular online independence drives with links to the Kremlin. It was ...

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Sir Michael Fallon denies ‘lewd remarks’ allegation

Image copyright Reuters/BBC Image caption Reports claim Sir Michael Fallon made “lewd” remarks to Andrea Leadsom when they served on a Commons committee together. Ex-Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon “categorically denies” allegations that he made inappropriate sexual comments to Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom. Reports in the Sun and the Daily ...

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Mourinho to face Spain tax fraud charges

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mourinho lived in Spain between 2010 and 2013 Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is expected to appear in a Spanish court later to face tax fraud allegations relating to his time as Real Madrid manager. He is alleged to owe nearly 3.3 million euros (£2.9m, ...

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ISIS claims responsibility for New York truck attack

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the New York truck attack two days after a 29-year-old man mowed down eight people in lower Manhattan. “The attacker is one of the caliphate soldiers,” the terror group said Thursday in its weekly Al-Naba newsletter. The suspected ...

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NYC installs first safety barrier in wake of terror attack

The first of nearly 60 cement barricades went up Thursday in vulnerable Manhattan intersections to discourage vehicle attacks like the one that killed eight people along a West Side Highway bike path. At 31 places where cars are allowed to cross the bike path, Jersey barriers will be ...

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Parachute trial: Husband ‘would never ever’ harm wife

Image copyright Andrew Matthews Image caption The prosecution claims Emile Cilliers wanted to kill his wife and start a new life with his lover An Army instructor accused of trying to murder his wife told police he would “never, ever” try to harm her, a court has heard. Former Army ...

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