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US officer charged in unarmed woman ‘murder’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Mohamed Noor has not spoken to investigators about the shooting US prosecutors have laid a murder charge against a policeman who shot and killed an unarmed Australian woman. Officer Mohamed Noor, 32, turned himself in over the death of Justine Damond in Minneapolis, prosecutors said. He is accused of…

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‘Dozens dead’ in Kabul suicide attack

Image caption Western Kabul’s Sakhi shrine is a traditional place of prayer at the New Year At least 29 people have been killed and 52 wounded in a suspected suicide bomb attack near a shrine in the Afghan capital Kabul, officials say. Initial reports suggest the bomber attacked a crowd of hundreds of people who…

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Sanctions did not spur talks, says N Korea

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption North Korea has yet to officially comment on a possible summit between Mr Trump and Mr Kim North Korean state media has said it was “self-confidence” and not sanctions that drove it to seek talks with South Korea and the US. The commentary in KCNA comes after US President…

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Myanmar president Htin Kyaw resigns

Image copyright EPA Image caption Aung San Suu Kyi was barred from the top job but acts as Myanmar’s de facto president The president of Myanmar Htin Kyaw has resigned, his office has announced. No reason was given, but there have been growing concerns in recent months about the 71-year-old’s health after he appeared frail…

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Family of Down’s boy sues Boy Scouts

Image copyright Submitted Image caption Logan Blythe had been a Boy Scout for four years A US father is suing after his son, who has Down’s syndrome and autism, was prevented from participating in the Boy Scouts’ highest programme. The local Scout group had previously allowed 15-year-old Logan Blythe to perform modified tasks to gain…