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US President Donald Trump faced his first big legislative test.

ANALYSIS: Failure to repeal Obamacare amounts to failure for Trump's businessman-like approach to politics.

40 police officers decapitated

Insurgency in Congo has spread to five provinces.

4:14 AM  They were ambushed by militia fighters in the deadliest attack in Congo since an uprising began.

EU heads renew fraying vows video

A child waves his hand through a cut made in one of the stars that make up the European Union flag, during a support ...

4:07 AM  As Brexit looms, leaders warn against squabbling as they sign a unity pledge on EU's 60th anniversary.

Attacker 'converted in jail' video

Khalid Masood converted to Islam in prison, it has been claimed.

Khalid Masood turned to Islam behind bars, it's been claimed, as fears he was groomed for extremism in prison grow.

Two Paris suspects detained

Ziyed Ben Belgacem had a long criminal record, with multiple jail terms for drugs and robbery offences.

They're suspected of supplying the man who attacked a female soldier with a handgun.

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    11 killed in gold mine accidents

    The accidents happened at neighbouring gold mines.

    The incidents happened at neighbouring mines in central China, on the same day nine died in a power plant accident.

    How bad can a tweet be for business?

    Ryan Holmes' book, The 4 billion Dollar Tweet, is out in April.

    What happens if Donald Trump comes after your company on Twitter? Or if you tweet lewd suggestions to a reporter? Nothing much good is the answer.

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    Singaporean blogger granted asylum in US

    Amos Yee waves as he leaves court in Singapore.

    "The right to free speech is sacred, even when such speech is considered offensive," says Amos Yee's US attorney Sandra Grossman.

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    Bichon frise cross Nalu survives house fire by a whisker after rescuer administers mouth-to-snout resuscitation.

    Three injured in Lille shooting: reports

    None of the Lille shooting victims are thought to have life-threatening injuries.

    Shots were reportedly fired near the Porte'd'Arras metro station in the south of the French city.

    High tea with the alt-right

    Mr Darcy could make anything attractive... maybe even the ultra-right.

    Not content with The Matrix and Taylor Swift, racists are reaching for Pride and Prejudice to prove a point.

    The day Donald Trump called me video

    Trump says the Democrats are to blame for shooting down his healthcare plan.

    Journalist Robert Costa thought he had an angry reader on the line - he got an angry president instead.

    Trump healthcare vote pulled video

    The showdown on the House floor follows Trump's decision to cut off negotiations to shore up support inside his own party.

    When Trump demanded a vote on healthcare, he took a gamble that could hobble his presidency. He just lost that gamble.

    12 killed in Chechen firefight

    The Kremlin has relied on Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov to stabilise the mainly Muslim region in the wake of two bloody ...

    Russia says six of its soldiers were killed while repelling an assault on a military facility in Chechnya.

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    Australia's military deal with Saudi

    Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne meets with Crown Prince Mutain bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud in Riyadh ...

    But the Australian government is refusing to release details of the approved military sales, citing commercial-in-confidence rules.

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    Australian politician goes full "bat poo crazy", calling religion a disease as she reacts to London terror.

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    High tea with the alt-right

    Mr Darcy could make anything attractive... maybe even the ultra-right.

    Not content with The Matrix and Taylor Swift, racists are reaching for Pride and Prejudice to prove a point.

    Republicans scramble for votes

    The first major test of Donald Trump's US Presidency, the American Health Care Act, is hitting a roadblock in Congress.

    US President gives Republican lawmakers ultimatum: pass healthcare bill or keep Obamacare.

    Trump: 'I'm president, you're not' video

    Donald Trump responded in a bizarre way to a Time interview as he continues to get a grilling over his wiretapping ...

    US President responds in bizarre way as he continues to get a grilling over his wiretapping allegations.

    Trump fires a health hail mary video

    US President Donald Trump has thrown himself into the battle against Obamacare with notable energy and determination, ...

    A postponed health-care vote, a big Republican embarrassment, a last hurrah. This was Trump's Thursday.

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    High tea with the alt-right

    Mr Darcy could make anything attractive... maybe even the ultra-right.

    Not content with The Matrix and Taylor Swift, racists are reaching for Pride and Prejudice to prove a point.

    The day Donald Trump called me video

    Trump says the Democrats are to blame for shooting down his healthcare plan.

    Journalist Robert Costa thought he had an angry reader on the line - he got an angry president instead.

    Trump healthcare vote pulled video

    The showdown on the House floor follows Trump's decision to cut off negotiations to shore up support inside his own party.

    When Trump demanded a vote on healthcare, he took a gamble that could hobble his presidency. He just lost that gamble.

    Republicans scramble for votes

    The first major test of Donald Trump's US Presidency, the American Health Care Act, is hitting a roadblock in Congress.

    US President gives Republican lawmakers ultimatum: pass healthcare bill or keep Obamacare.

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    Three injured in Lille shooting: reports

    None of the Lille shooting victims are thought to have life-threatening injuries.

    Shots were reportedly fired near the Porte'd'Arras metro station in the south of the French city.

    12 killed in Chechen firefight

    The Kremlin has relied on Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov to stabilise the mainly Muslim region in the wake of two bloody ...

    Russia says six of its soldiers were killed while repelling an assault on a military facility in Chechnya.

    London attack bears IS 'signature' video

    Khalid Masood was shot dead after the attack on Westminster Bridge.

    But the militant group has given no evidence yet that the attacker acted on its instructions.

    11 dead as migrant boat sinks

    A woman, who survived after a plastic boat carrying Syrians to Greece sunk, is helped by a Turkish policeman and medics ...

    Five children among the Syrians killed when their plastic boat sank off the coast of Turkey.

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    The long walk to water video

    Madeleine and daughter Nalam (10) carry a twenty-litre container through dense bush to the water source in Laounaoula, ...

    We watch goggle-eyed as Madeline hauls 20 litres up the steep ravine. It's an impossible feat.

    Our neighbours, dying for a drink stuff nation

    Vanuatu receives an enormous amount of rainfall, but a safe supply of drinking water is way out of reach for much of the ...

    OPINION: Vanuatu receives heaps of rainfall. What a sad irony, then, that safe drinking water isn't in easy reach.

    114 new planets discovered

    An artist's impression of hot super-Earth, Gliese 411b.

    Astronomers scanned 1600 stars over a 20-year period. This is what they found.

    NZ plane finds stricken boat

    It only took the RNZAF Orion crew a few hours to locate the drifting Tongan fishing boat.

    An RNZAF Orion found six Tongan fishermen after their vessel suffered engine failure in the South Pacific.

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    'Happy we found him'

    Auckland man Temson Junior Simeki leapt into the sea in an attempt to save his girlfriend.

    Trying to save his girlfriend, Temson Simeki was swept out to sea. His family identified his body by his necklace.

    $200 fine for jet ski death

    Emily Jayne Collie was holidaying in Thailand with her partner.

    Australian man given suspended sentence over girlfriend's death in jet ski accident in Thailand.

    Deadly S Korean ferry recovered video

    The process to salvage the ferry was delayed due to strong currents and unfavorable weather conditions.

    It's been nearly 3 years since the Sewol capsized killing more than 300 people.

    $7K raised for missing hero

    Temson Junior Simeki with his brother Cruz and partner Leonie Hafke.

    Thousands raised to bring home Auckland man who leapt into sea to save his girlfriend.

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    Former Egyptian leader Mubarak freed

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    Hosni Mubarak, who was overthrown in 2011, was cleared of the final murder charges against him this month.

    Life in South Sudan just got tougher stuff nation

    Francis Ogali, 13, mixes a chlorine solution which will be diluted in water trucks that pump water from the White Nile ...

    Eight times a day, the water arrives by bicycle, sloshing around in big, yellow jerry cans tied to a creaking bicycle frame.

    Starving as the world watches stuff nation video

    Women and children wait in the early hours of the morning to be registered prior to a food distribution carried out by ...

    They've been waiting since the early hours. Mothers with babies and children. Thousands of them. All needing help.

    TV station accidentally airs porn

    The explicit material ran from between 1.10pm to 1.30pm.

    A religious channel in Senegal has slammed an unidentified saboteur for hacking the network to air explicit material.

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    Airlines grapple with laptop ban

    Royal Jordanian recommends "reclaiming territory on your armrest" if you get stuck on a long haul flight without a laptop.

    Free WiFi and "reclaiming territory on your armrest" among the possibilities as carriers deal with laptop ban.

    Teen arrested for Jewish bomb threats video

    The teenager is accused of making bomb threats against Jewish community centres in the United States, Australia and New ...

    He is accused of making hoax calls to community centres in New Zealand, as well as the US and Australia.

    Saudi Arabia sued over 9/11

    The World Trade Center after being hit by two planes September 11, 2001 in New York City.

    Families of the 9/11 terror attack victims in the US have filed a lawsuit against the country.

    Drone kills SL bus attacker

    A US Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone. File Photo.

    US air strike on a car in Afghanistan kills a terrorist accused of the deadly attack that stopped international cricket in Pakistan.

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