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Bushfires trigger state of emergency in Australian capital

The Australian capital region has declared a state of emergency as authorities warn of severe fire danger in densely populated areas this weekend.
It is the first fire emergency for the Australian Capital Territory area since 2003 when wildfires killed four …
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Trump impeachment trial may end soon as Senate witness vote looms

Washington, DC – The United States Senate is gearing up for a climactic vote on Friday that could bring a swift end to the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
Trump’s expected acquittal looked more likely on Friday or early Saturday after Republican…
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Pompeo pledges US support for Ukraine amid impeachment trial

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo underscored Washington’s support for Ukraine on Friday during a visit to Kyiv, as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called for the US to play a greater role in settling the conflict with Russian-backed separatists.
Pom…
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Brexit: Brits to lose EU citizenship

The people of Britain have less than 15 hours left as citizens of the European Union.
Its 47-year membership of the bloc officially ends on Friday night, at 23:00 GMT.
It will have until the end of the year to reach a deal on their future relationship.
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ABC News The Latest: Delta, American suspend U.S.-China flights

ABC News BEIJING —
The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China (all times local):
1:40 a.m.
Delta Air Lines and American Airlines are suspending all flights between the U.S. and China as an outbreak of a new virus spreads.
American Airlines says it’s su…
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‘Not an inch’: Palestinians at Al-Aqsa vow to fight Trump’s plan

Jerusalem – Tens of thousands of worshippers have descended on the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound for the first Friday prayers after US President Donald Trump announced his Middle East plan to resolve the decades-old Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Despite the cold w…
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ABC News Authorities: NC man stabbed dog to death, cut it half

ABC News A North Carolina man stole and beat a dog named Tigger, stabbed it to death and used a chain saw to cut in half, authorities said.
Investigators told media outlets that Jonathan Maxey Bulluck Jr., 23 of Rocky Mount was charged with felony animal cruelty and…
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Bushfire crisis: Australia’s capital declares state of emergency

A state of emergency has been declared in Australia’s capital, as bush fires threaten Canberra and the surrounding region.
Authorities are concerned hot weather and strong winds this weekend will spread a fire south of the city out of control.
It is the wor…
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ABC News Michigan prisoner is missing after being released in Ohio

ABC News DETROIT —
Authorities searched Friday for a Michigan prison inmate who was recently transferred to Ohio to face drug charges but was improperly released on bond.
Talleon Brazil, 31, has been free since $50,000 bond was posted on Jan. 21 in Scioto County, …
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Chinese residents in quarantine call for government action

The Chinese government has announced that it will charter flights to bring its citizens from Wuhan stranded overseas back to China. This comes as the pace of international evacuations from Wuhan picks up.
Those affected by a lockdown in Hubei province are wa…
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