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Trump offers ‘compromise’ to end government shutdown

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump’s wall and the death of compromiseUS President Donald Trump has set out new plans on his Mexican wall project to try to end a partial government shutdown lasting more than four weeks.One of his "compromises" was on so-called Dreamers - who entered the US illegally when young. He still wants $5.7bn (£4.5bn) to fund the wall.Democrats have refused to fund
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Thai Buddhist monks killed in temple shooting

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Armed police were deployed to the temple in Narathiwat province Two Buddhist monks have been fatally shot and two others wounded inside a temple in southern Thailand. Witnesses described seeing gunmen dressed in black arrive on motorbikes before storming the Rattanaupap temple, shooting the monks at close range.No one has claimed Friday's attack, but it took place in Narathiwat province near the border
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Blast at leaking Mexico pipeline kills 21 and injures dozens

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images An explosion at a leaking oil pipeline has killed at least 21 people and injured 71 in central Mexico.Local residents were scrambling to steal some of the leaking oil when they were engulfed in flames, said Hidalgo state governor Omar Fayad.Dozens of people have been taken to hospitals with burns.Television footage showed flames leaping into the night sky in the town of Tlahuelilpan, near the
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Trump hits back at Buzzfeed report he ‘instructed lawyer to lie’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHow the jailing of Cohen affects TrumpUS President Donald Trump has hit back over a news report that he directed his then personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress.Buzzfeed News said Mr Trump had instructed Cohen to lie about plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. Cohen was convicted over the case last month.Mr Trump said the lawyer was
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Germany ‘considers ban on Huawei’ amid global backlash

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Germany is considering ways to block Huawei from its next generation mobile phone network, according to reports. Berlin is exploring stricter security requirements which may prevent Huawei products being used in its 5G network.Many countries have pushed against the involvement of the Chinese technology firm in their 5G networks over security concerns. The networks represent the next big wave of mobile infrastructure. The Chinese company,
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Bogotá blast: Deadly ‘car bomb’ rocks Colombia capital

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption The police academy is located in the south of the capital A large explosion has killed at least eight people in the Colombian capital, Bogotá, the country's defence ministry says.The blast happened outside a school for police cadets in the south of the city.Thirty-eight people were reportedly injured in the blast which happened at 09:30 local time (14:30 GMT).Images show a charred vehicle in
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Larry Nassar case: Michigan State University head John Engler resigns

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption John Engler is the former governor of Michigan and was appointed interim president last year The interim president of Michigan State University has resigned after he said victims of a major sex abuse scandal were "enjoying" the attention.John Engler, who was appointed a year ago, said gymnasts who were abused by ex-team doctor Larry Nassar were "hanging on" to the scandal.He made the remarks
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Iran says US illegally detained reporter Marzieh Hashemi

[ad_1] Image copyright Sarah Hasheminiasari/Facebook Image caption Ms Hashemi was reportedly visiting family in the US Iran has called on the US to release one of its journalists who, it says, was illegally arrested by the FBI while making a family visit. American-born reporter Marzieh Hashemi was reportedly taken into custody upon landing in St Louis on Sunday and subjected to "inhumane" conditions.Ms Hashemi's reported arrest came after Iran detained
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Brexit vote: Donald Tusk suggests UK should stay in EU

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Donald Tusk hinted that cancelling Brexit is "the only positive solution" European Council President Donald Tusk has suggested that the UK should stay in the EU, after the prime minister's Brexit deal was rejected in parliament."If a deal is impossible, and no one wants no deal, then who will finally have the courage to say what the only positive solution is?", he tweeted.MPs
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Migrant caravan: Hundreds of Hondurans set off on new trek

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hundreds of Hondurans, including families with young children, have left on a new trek towards the US Hundreds of Hondurans have set off on a new migrant caravan towards the United States.An estimated 500 left early on Tuesday from the bus terminal in the crime-ridden Honduran city of San Pedro Sula.Another group of about 300 set off a few hours later. It comes as