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British PM Boris Johnson has vowed to pull his bill and call an election if MPs delay Brexit.
British PM Boris Johnson has vowed to pull his bill and call an election if MPs delay Brexit.

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Tusk to recommend Brexit extension

European Council President Donald Tusk says he will recommend the European Union accept the UK's request for a Brexit extension.

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Putin, Erdogan strike deal to remove Kurds

Syrian and Russian forces will deploy in northeast Syria to remove Kurdish YPG fighters and their weapons from the border with Turkey under a deal Moscow and Ankara hail as a triumph.

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Diplomat's 'disturbing' account on Ukraine

Former US ambassador William Taylor, a diplomat who has sharply questioned President Donald Trump's policy on Ukraine, has provided lawmakers with a "disturbing" account of events at the centre of the impeachment probe, Democrats say.

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Trump calls impeachment probe 'a lynching'

US President Donald Trump has likened the impeachment investigation into his dealings with Ukraine to a "lynching" in a tweet that drew condemnation for his inflammatory reference to decades of killings of thousands of black Americans.

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Trudeau stays in power, loses popular vote

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has hung on to power after a tight election that saw his government reduced to a minority, results that will likely push his agenda to the left while alienating energy-producing provinces.

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Loughlin faces new charges in college scam

Federal prosecutors says they have brought additional charges against 18 wealthy parents, former university athletic officials and others accused of participating in the largest US college admissions scam ever uncovered.

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Family, two bubs hit by ambulance in Oslo

An armed man who stole an ambulance in Oslo lightly injured five people, including two babies, when he drove off and hit a family, Norwegian police and hospital officials say.

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Australian Associated Press