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Democrat Doug Jones wins Alabama Senate race

Democrat Doug Jones has won the US Senate race in Alabama in a blow to Donald Trump, projections suggest.

New Year's Eve security tightened after botched NYC bomb attack

Security preparations for New Year's Eve celebrations in New York's Times Square will be altered following a botched suicide bombing in a subway tunnel, the city's counterterrorism chief has said.

World faces 'last best chance' to avoid war with North Korea, US general warns

US national security adviser HR McMaster has said the international community is facing its "last best chance" to avoid military confrontation over North Korea's nuclear ambitions.

EU must take 'urgent action' to stop Rohingya being 'wiped out', MEPs warn

Members of the European Parliament have called for immediate action to end "ethnic cleansing" in Myanmar.

New York City bombing suspect warned Trump he 'failed to protect US'

New York City bombing suspect warned Trump he 'failed to protect US'

Prosecutors have revealed the New York subway bomb suspect wrote on Facebook: "Trump, you failed to protect your nation."

MS-13: The violent gang targeting rich US suburbia in Long Island

MS-13: The violent gang targeting rich US suburbia in Long Island

Long Island is home to some of the most expensive real estate in America. It is also a stronghold for one of the world's most dangerous gangs.

New Zealand bans vaginal mesh over safety fears

New Zealand bans vaginal mesh over safety fears

New Zealand has banned the use of vaginal mesh for the repair of prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.

New York bomb suspect charged with terror offences

New York bomb suspect charged with terror offences

The suspect arrested after a bomb attack in New York on Monday has been charged with terror offences and possession of a weapon.

Disruption sparks energy price surge just as cold snap bites

Disruption sparks energy price surge just as cold snap bites

Oil and gas prices have surged after an explosion in Austria and disruption to supplies from the North Sea hit the energy market, just as a cold snap drives up demand.

US ambassador: Trump's Twitter attack on May 'misinterpreted'

US ambassador: Trump's Twitter attack on May 'misinterpreted'

A diplomatic row over Donald Trump's Britain First retweets is threatening to break out again after a top US diplomat claimed the President was "misinterpreted".

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New York bombing in subway tunnel 'inspired by Islamic State'

New York bombing in subway tunnel 'inspired by Islamic State'

A man with a pipe bomb strapped to his chest caused chaos in New York after the device went off in a crowded subway tunnel near Times Square.

Serial killer Todd Kohlhepp: I had more than seven victims

Serial killer Todd Kohlhepp: I had more than seven victims

A convicted serial killer who chained up a woman in a storage container after murdering her boyfriend has claimed he has more victims who are yet to be discovered.

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