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Storm Leslie: Portugal hit by hurricane-force winds

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Hundreds of trees were brought down in the storm Hurricane-force winds have struck central and northern Portugal, leaving 300,000 homes without power. The remnants of Hurricane Leslie swept in overnight on Saturday, with winds gusting up to 176km/h (109mph). Civil defence officials said 27 people suffered minor injuries, with localised […]

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Brett Kavanaugh: White House denies limiting FBI inquiry

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Trump ordered an FBI probe into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Friday The Trump administration has denied restricting an FBI inquiry into sexual misconduct allegations made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Democrats have been alarmed at reports in US media that the White House was limiting […]

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Papal visit: Pope shamed by Church's abuse failures

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPope Francis and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speak out on abuse Pope Francis has said he is ashamed of the Catholic Church’s failure to adequately address the “repellent crimes” of sex abuse by clergy. The Irish prime minister earlier delivered a strong warning to the Pope to take […]

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Elon Musk 'may take Tesla private'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tesla’s Model S (left) and Model X are both priced at more than $70,000 Tesla boss Elon Musk is considering taking the electric-car firm private, a move he claimed was the “best path forward” for the company. He said de-listing from the stock exchange meant Tesla, currently valued at […]

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Paul Manafort, Trump ex-campaign chief, begins trial

Image copyright Reuters The trial of Donald Trump’s ex-election campaign chief is starting, the first to emerge from an inquiry into Russian meddling in the vote. Paul Manafort faces 18 criminal counts, including bank fraud, and could face up to 30 years in jail if found guilty. Delivering their opening statements, prosecutors said Mr Manafort […]

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Syria war: More than 200 dead in suicide attacks

Image copyright AFP Image caption Images of the aftermath of the attacks were broadcast by state media At least 215 people have died in a series of apparently co-ordinated attacks in south-western Syria, local officials and a monitoring group say. Several suicide bombings struck in and around the government-held city of Suweida – the main […]