Full Metal Jacket actor dies aged 74

Image copyright Getty Images Actor R Lee Ermey, known for his role as foul-mouthed Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Vietnam War film Full Metal Jacket, has died aged 74. The former US Marine Corps soldier turned award-winning actor played a host of military men during his career. Ermey's manager, posting to the actor's Twitter account, said…

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Sydney bushfire ‘highly suspicious’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHundreds of firefighters tackle the blaze in SydneyA large bushfire that has threatened homes in Sydney is likely to have been deliberately lit, Australian authorities say. The blaze, which began on Saturday, has burnt through 2,500 hectares of land in the city's southern suburbs. Some residents had…

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Macron ‘convinced Trump not to quit Syria’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWatch the key moments over 12 hours - in two minutesFrench President Emmanuel Macron has said he convinced US President Donald Trump not to withdraw troops from Syria and instead commit "for the long term". Earlier this month, Mr Trump declared that the US would "be coming…

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