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Robert Durst sentenced to life for murder of best friend
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Robert Durst sentenced to life for murder of best friend

Fri 7:10 AM 28,694 Views 6 Comments

Ms Berman provided a fake alibi for Durst when Kathie Durst vanished, prosecutors said.

US Congress averts default with stop-gap debt limit hike
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US Congress averts default with stop-gap debt limit hike

Oct 13th 2021, 7:53 AM 6,126 Views 6 Comments

Democratic leaders had spent weeks underlining the havoc that a default would have wrought.

Texas governor Greg Abbott bans all vaccine mandates
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Texas governor Greg Abbott bans all vaccine mandates

Oct 12th 2021, 7:50 AM 30,875 Views 54 Comments

Democratic President Joe Biden last month announced the government would demand vaccines for federal workers.

Taliban says US will provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan
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Taliban says US will provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

Oct 11th 2021, 8:15 AM 11,971 Views 7 Comments

The American government says this will not amount to recognition of Afghanistan’s new rulers.

US navy engineer charged with trying to pass secrets about nuclear-powered subs
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US navy engineer charged with trying to pass secrets about nuclear-powered subs

Oct 11th 2021, 7:22 AM 15,450 Views 15 Comments

Jonathan Toebbe was arrested in West Virginia together with his 45-year-old wife Diana.

Taliban ‘will not work with US to contain Islamic State’
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Taliban ‘will not work with US to contain Islamic State’

Oct 9th 2021, 2:20 PM 29,534 Views 16 Comments

The US delegation will meet this weekend in the Qatari capital Doha.

Prosecutor seeking to indict Robert Durst over ex-wife’s death
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Prosecutor seeking to indict Robert Durst over ex-wife’s death

Oct 9th 2021, 1:26 PM 20,288 Views 3 Comments

Kathie Durst disappeared in 1982.

Strictest abortion law in the US reinstated following court order
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Strictest abortion law in the US reinstated following court order

Oct 9th 2021, 7:14 AM 22,776 Views 57 Comments

Clinics had braced for the New Orleans-based appeals court to act fast.

Judge orders Texas to suspend new law banning most abortions
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Judge orders Texas to suspend new law banning most abortions

Oct 7th 2021, 7:10 AM 14,565 Views 19 Comments

The ruling is the first legal blow to the contentious Texas law known as Senate Bill 8.

Women’s March targets US Supreme Court to protest over abortion rights
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Women’s March targets US Supreme Court to protest over abortion rights

Oct 3rd 2021, 8:29 AM 8,316 Views 11 Comments

The Texas law motivated many of the demonstrators and speakers.

US hits 700,000 Covid deaths but cases begin to fall
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US hits 700,000 Covid deaths but cases begin to fall

Oct 2nd 2021, 10:32 AM 14,898 Views 17 Comments

An estimated 70 million eligible Americans remain unvaccinated.

Joe Biden visits Capitol in bid to thrash out deal on infrastructure bill
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Joe Biden visits Capitol in bid to thrash out deal on infrastructure bill

Oct 2nd 2021, 8:04 AM 6,775 Views 15 Comments

Voting on Friday appeared increasingly unlikely, throwing the president’s big domestic agenda into doubt as negotiations dragged.

One person killed and 12 injured in Tennessee supermarket shooting
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One person killed and 12 injured in Tennessee supermarket shooting

Sep 23rd 2021, 10:05 PM 17,571 Views 20 Comments

One person was killed in the incident and a police chief also said the shooter died of a “self-inflicted gunshot wound”.

Dozens of candidates try to unseat California governor in 'recall election' - here's how it works
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Dozens of candidates try to unseat California governor in 'recall election' - here's how it works

Sep 14th 2021, 8:47 AM 18,521 Views 15 Comments

Most of the list of 40-odd challengers are Republicans.

Maguire shines once more as Europe hold two-point lead ahead of final day at Solheim Cup
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Maguire shines once more as Europe hold two-point lead ahead of final day at Solheim Cup

Sep 6th 2021, 12:08 AM 22,832 Views 12 Comments

The United States mounted a comeback on Sunday but Europe maintain their lead.

'Shaman' rioter pleads guilty over US Capitol unrest
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'Shaman' rioter pleads guilty over US Capitol unrest

Sep 3rd 2021, 9:30 PM 29,638 Views 22 Comments

Chansley has been a subscriber to QAnon, the far-right conspiracy theory.

Biden moves to declassify documents about September 11 attacks
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Biden moves to declassify documents about September 11 attacks

Sep 3rd 2021, 8:07 PM 23,303 Views 27 Comments

The order directs the Justice Department and other executive branch agencies to begin a declassification review.

Travel rules for US tourists to Ireland unchanged despite EU decision to remove from safe list
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Travel rules for US tourists to Ireland unchanged despite EU decision to remove from safe list

Sep 1st 2021, 4:45 PM 33,182 Views 11 Comments

The tourism sector had sought clarity as businesses feared further loss of revenue.

Taliban celebrates 'victory' over US as Biden prepares to give address on Afghanistan departure
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Taliban celebrates 'victory' over US as Biden prepares to give address on Afghanistan departure

Updated Aug 31st 2021, 3:10 PM 45,997 Views 63 Comments
  • Taliban spokesman claims "victory" over US was given to the group after "20 years of sacrifice".
  • US President to deliver an address later today on the decision to withdraw troops.
  • EU states are trying to decide how to help Afghanistan's neighbouring countries take in refugees.
US warns terror threat to Kabul airport 'real' in evacuation's final hours
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US warns terror threat to Kabul airport 'real' in evacuation's final hours

Updated Aug 30th 2021, 4:54 PM 27,836 Views 22 Comments

Biden has set a deadline of tomorrow to withdraw all US forces from Afghanistan.

Hurricane Ida knocks out New Orleans power on deadly path through Louisiana
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Hurricane Ida knocks out New Orleans power on deadly path through Louisiana

Updated Aug 30th 2021, 9:59 AM 35,097 Views 2 Comments

Forecasters warned of damaging winds, heavy rain that could cause flash floods, and life-threatening storm surges.

Larry Donnelly: Biden promised stability and experience, but Kabul now blights his presidency
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Larry Donnelly: Biden promised stability and experience, but Kabul now blights his presidency

Aug 28th 2021, 7:30 AM 18,619 Views 39 Comments

Our columnist looks at the US President’s handling of Afghanistan, and what the future holds for his administration.

Tom Clonan: Afghanistan, its people and all military personnel are now in a race against time
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Tom Clonan: Afghanistan, its people and all military personnel are now in a race against time

Aug 27th 2021, 7:12 PM 14,258 Views 16 Comments

The security analyst says the stakes couldn’t be higher in the days before the US withdrawal.

Kamala Harris rebukes China in major speech on Indo-Pacific region
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Kamala Harris rebukes China in major speech on Indo-Pacific region

Aug 24th 2021, 10:34 AM 14,669 Views 17 Comments

The US vice president said Beijing’s actions in the South China Sea amount to “coercion” and “intimidation”.

US troops step up evacuations out of Kabul but Taliban warns over ‘red line’
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US troops step up evacuations out of Kabul but Taliban warns over ‘red line’

Updated Aug 23rd 2021, 7:15 PM 49,298 Views 24 Comments
  • The US military has overseen the evacuations of about 30,000 people.
  • A guard has been killed at Kabul airport in further exchange of gunfire.
  • Afghans continue to try and flee the country.
Storm Henri drenches north-eastern United States
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Storm Henri drenches north-eastern United States

Aug 23rd 2021, 7:53 AM 15,423 Views 2 Comments

The storm sent lashing bands of rain westward, knocking out power to over 140,000 homes.

Northeastern United States bracing for Hurricane Henri
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Northeastern United States bracing for Hurricane Henri

Aug 21st 2021, 6:30 PM 18,934 Views 2 Comments

Forecasters are predicting a dangerous storm surge.

Joe Biden says he cannot guarantee final outcome of Kabul evacuation during White House address
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Joe Biden says he cannot guarantee final outcome of Kabul evacuation during White House address

Aug 20th 2021, 8:31 PM 17,289 Views 34 Comments

The US president addressed the nation tonight amid chaotic scenes at Kabul airport following the Taliban takeover.

EU commissioner says member states must take in Afghans under 'immediate threat'
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EU commissioner says member states must take in Afghans under 'immediate threat'

Updated Aug 18th 2021, 8:18 PM 22,088 Views 45 Comments

The EU, US and 18 other countries have issued a joint statement calling for women’s safety.

Photo shows more than 600 Afghans on US military flight hours after Kabul fell to Taliban
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Photo shows more than 600 Afghans on US military flight hours after Kabul fell to Taliban

Aug 17th 2021, 1:49 PM 42,342 Views 55 Comments

The image shows a number of children on board the flight.

Top aide to New York governor Cuomo resigns following sexual harassment findings
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Top aide to New York governor Cuomo resigns following sexual harassment findings

Aug 9th 2021, 8:38 AM 19,128 Views 26 Comments

Melissa DeRosa had served as secretary to Cuomo since 2017.

Kool & the Gang founding member Dennis Thomas dies aged 70
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Kool & the Gang founding member Dennis Thomas dies aged 70

Aug 8th 2021, 8:20 AM 16,802 Views 6 Comments

The alto sax player, flutist and percussionist died peacefully in his sleep yesterday.

US coronavirus numbers reach winter levels amid Delta surge
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US coronavirus numbers reach winter levels amid Delta surge

Aug 7th 2021, 2:45 PM 29,194 Views 29 Comments

The US was averaging about 11,000 cases a day in late June but the number is now 107,143.

Britney Spears’ father says there are no grounds to challenge conservatorship
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Britney Spears’ father says there are no grounds to challenge conservatorship

Aug 7th 2021, 11:52 AM 48,770 Views 0 Comments

James Spears currently controls the money and affairs of his daughter.

New York governor Cuomo urged to resign after probe finds he harassed 11 women
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New York governor Cuomo urged to resign after probe finds he harassed 11 women

Aug 4th 2021, 7:02 AM 17,350 Views 29 Comments

“I think he should resign,” US President Joe Biden told reporters.

Winds stoke California’s largest fire as blazes scorch US West
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Winds stoke California’s largest fire as blazes scorch US West

Jul 26th 2021, 10:39 PM 9,298 Views 5 Comments

The blaze had already levelled at least 16 houses and other structures

Oregon wildfire: Biggest inferno in US is now larger than the city of Los Angeles
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Oregon wildfire: Biggest inferno in US is now larger than the city of Los Angeles

Jul 20th 2021, 7:41 AM 13,871 Views 6 Comments

The blaze has prompted over 2,100 evacuations and destroyed 67 homes.

Confederate statue removed from pedestal in Charlottesville
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Confederate statue removed from pedestal in Charlottesville

Jul 10th 2021, 4:56 PM 18,387 Views 68 Comments

Taking down the monument of General Robert E Lee follows years of contention and litigation.

Biden says US war in Afghanistan will end on 31 August
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Biden says US war in Afghanistan will end on 31 August

Jul 8th 2021, 10:43 PM 10,896 Views 22 Comments

The US is seeking to end a war that has lasted nearly 20 years.

US and Russia agree to let ambassadors return to their host countries
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US and Russia agree to let ambassadors return to their host countries

Updated Jun 16th 2021, 8:20 PM 15,947 Views 12 Comments

Tense relations between the US and Russia led ambassadors to return home earlier this year.

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