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Obituary: Hugh Hefner

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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