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Obituary: Hugh Hefner


Hugh Hefner created a fantasy world for millions of men but unlike most of his readers, actually got to live the dream.

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Dominica Top Cop Says Looters and Crime Under Control in Aftermath of Hurricane Maria


The death toll from Hurricane Maria in Dominica has risen to at least 27, with another 27 people confirmed missing, Police Chief Daniel Carbon has disclosed.

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Dominicans Say Desperation Forcing Them to Loot


The signs of despair and distress brought on by hunger and thirst are everywhere in the Dominican capital, Roseau, as the very basic instincts of a people still in a trance from the battering they took from Hurricane Maria a week ago, kick in.

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Iraqi Kurds decisively back independence in referendum


People living in northern Iraq voted overwhelmingly in favour of independence for the Kurdistan Region in Monday’s controversial referendum.

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North Korea: Where is the war of words with US heading?

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In the wake of an escalating war of words between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, and an unprecedented night-time sortie of US B-1B bombers and F-15 fighters off the east coast of North Korea, relations between the two countries appear to be moving closer towards military conflict and hopes for ...

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Trump, GOP tax plan would cut rates for many Americans


President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are proposing a far-reaching, $5 trillion plan Wednesday that would cut taxes for corporations and potentially for individuals, simplify the tax system and nearly double the standard deduction used by most Americans.

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Brazil revokes decree opening Amazon reserve to mining


The Brazilian government has revoked a controversial decree that would have opened up a vast reserve in the Amazon to commercial mining.

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US government satellite image shows Puerto Rico blackout


Millions of people in Puerto Rico remain without electricity in the wake of Hurricane Maria, a new image taken by a US government satellite shows.

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US travel ban is psychological terrorism – Venezuela


Venezuela has accused the US of “psychological terrorism” after it imposed travel restrictions on some Venezuelan government officials and their families.

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Trump says he’ll visit Puerto Rico next Tuesday


President Donald Trump says he’ll visit Puerto Rico next Tuesday to survey damage caused by Hurricane Maria.

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