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Libel action against former MI6 officer over Trump ‘dossier’ rejected by court | UK News

October 30, 2020

A Russian businessman has lost his High Court libel action against a former MI6 officer who compiled a report on Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Moscow.Aleksej Gubarev sued Christopher Steele over what he claimed were “seriously defamatory allegations” that he had “knowing involvement” in the hacking of the Democratic National Committee’s computer systems in the […]

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Major earthquake hits holiday hotspots in Turkey and Greece | World News

October 30, 2020

A strong earthquake of magnitude 7 has hit holiday hotspots in Turkey and Greece, destroying a number of buildings. The epicentre of the tremor was in the Aegean Sea some 11 miles (17 km) off the coast of Turkey’s Izmir province, at a depth of 10 miles (16km). Turkish media showed wreckage of a multiple-storey […]

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Travis Roy: Paralysed ice hockey player and disability champion dies aged 45 | US News

October 30, 2020

A promising US ice hockey player who was paralysed 11 seconds into his first college game and went on to become a high-profile disability campaigner has died at the age of 45. Travis Roy has been hailed as “a special man” and “the epitome of inspiration and courage” in tributes mourning his death on Thursday. […]

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Australian banks complain of too much cash as ‘people don’t want it’ | Business News

October 30, 2020

Banks in Australia have complained they have too much money because no one wants it and the “problem” is set to get worse. With the country struggling to recover from a coronavirus-inflicted recession, the authorities have poured billions into the economy, cut interest rates to a record low, and introduced a wage subsidy scheme. Further […]

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Man pleads guilty to kidnapping Chinese citizen who died while held on $2m ransom | World News

October 30, 2020

A Californian man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping a Chinese citizen who died after he was held to ransom and beaten. Anthony Valladares, 28, kidnapped Ruochen “Tony” Liao from a shopping mall in the San Gabriel area of Los Angeles in 2018, the US attorney’s office claims. Mr Liao, also 28, owned a luxury car […]

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Nice terror suspect and second victim named – as man with links to attacker arrested | World News

October 30, 2020

The Nice attacker who killed three worshippers in a church has been identified – and a second victim has been named. Police sources said Thursday’s terror suspect – 21-year-old Tunisian Brahim Aouissaoui – arrived in Europe by boat last month and was unknown to security services. A judicial source told Reuters news agency on Friday […]

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US election 2020: Rival Trump and Biden supporters hurl insults at each other outside rally – some resort to spitting | US News

October 30, 2020

In the tightly contested state of Florida, emotions are running high. Outside a Joe Biden rally in Tampa, small but vocal groups of Democrats and Republicans are facing off. “Why are you so dumb?” a Biden supporter shouts out of his car window, with an equally furious Trump fan yelling back. Image: Outside a Joe […]

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US election 2020: Walmart takes guns and ammunition off shelves in response to ‘civil unrest’ | US News

October 30, 2020

Walmart has taken guns and ammunition off display at half of its 4,700 US stores – days before the presidential election. The world’s largest retailer said it was taking action because of “isolated civil unrest” and as a “precaution for the safety of our associates and customers”. Customers will still be able to buy firearms […]

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New Zealand votes to legalise euthanasia – but not marijuana | World News

October 30, 2020

New Zealand has voted to legalise euthanasia, but looks set to reject a legal bid to allow the recreational use of marijuana. Two referendums took place at the same time as the general election that saw Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern win a second term this month. The first vote on assisted dying has already secured […]

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Nice knife attack: The horrific detail of this act of terror has shocked the city to its core | UK News

October 30, 2020

They are of course profoundly sad, but there is also something really quite beautiful about the vigils that follow these terrible events. The backdrop of the Notre Dame Basilica at night, candles illuminating the pavement outside, was breathtaking. In the hours before the COVID-19 lockdown forced them off the streets, I joined some of the […]

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