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At least 22 dead in twin Benghazi car bombs

At least 22 people have been killed in two car bombs near a mosque in the Libyan city of Benghazi. Varying reports say 20 to 30 more were wounded by the blasts, which took place within minutes of each other. The first vehicle blew up in front of a mosque ...

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Woman racially abused and assaulted on Tube train

Image copyright PA Image caption Police have released an image of the woman who has not been identified A mother was racially abused and assaulted on a Tube train by a woman who also threatened to have her children kidnapped. British Transport Police said the assault took place on the ...

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US shutdown: Trump hails ‘big win’ and says Democrats caved in

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDonald Trump’s answerphone message blamed Democrats for the shutdown over the weekend US President Donald Trump has hailed the end of the government shutdown as a “big win” for Republicans. The Democratic leadership agreed to back the bill after accepting promises from ...

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At least 16 hurt in volcano eruption near Japan ski resort

TOKYO — A volcanic eruption Tuesday injured at least 16 people at a ski resort in central Japan, including six soldiers hit by an avalanche during ski training, officials said. Nine civilians were injured by volcanic rocks, while seven people — six soldiers and one civilian skier ...

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Boris Johnson to push for more cash for NHS

Image copyright PA Boris Johnson is expected to push for an extra £100m a week for the NHS in England at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, the BBC understands. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will give ministers a routine update on how the NHS is coping with winter pressures. The foreign ...

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US shutdown to end as Senate strikes deal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSenator Schumer: ‘Trump the deal maker sat on the sidelines’ The US government partial shutdown is set to end after Senate Republicans and Democrats voted to approve a temporary funding bill. Senator Chuck Schumer said Democrats would support the bill if Republicans ...

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Five Muslim-majority countries face new, stricter rules from TSA

Five Muslim-majority countries are subject to new rules on airplane cargo by U.S. transport officials worried about terrorism, according to a report. The Transportation Security Administration is including Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in a program that requires them to give more ...

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Rescuers find man in snowdrifts

Image copyright Moffat MRT Image caption Rescuers battled through drifts in the dark for two hours to find the man A 64-year-old man has been rescued after a failed attempt to walk to safety from his home near Eskdalemuir. He had been without power for seven days when he tried ...

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