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a political question at a time of great national controversy". And he urged smaller parties to table a vote of no confidence in his government to trigger a general election. In extraordinary scenes, Tory MPs applauded as he goaded Jeremy Corbyn over his refusal to back an election.
Members of US Congress have seen for the first time a whistleblower complaint against Donald Trump that has led to calls for his impeachment. One Democrat described it as "disturbing" while a Republican said it was "troubling". The complaint refers to a controversial phone call between Mr Trump and the Ukrainian...
A 5.8 magnitude earthquake has struck eastern Pakistan, killing at least 19 people and injuring more than 300, local officials say. The quake's epicentre was close to the city of Mirpur, in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. Photos circulating on social media show a huge crack on a main road in the area, and...
MPs and peers will return to Parliament later after the Supreme Court ruled that its suspension was unlawful. Boris Johnson is returning early from a UN summit in New York, while Labour cut its conference short in the wake of Tuesday's unanimous ruling. The PM, who has faced calls to resign,...
US Democrats have opened a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over allegations he sought help from a foreign power to damage a political rival. Top Democrat Nancy Pelosi said the president "must be held accountable". Mr Trump denies impropriety and called the efforts "witch hunt garbage".
At least 20 people are dead and 65 injured in Indonesia's eastern region of Papua, following fresh violence. On Monday, hundreds of protesters -mainly high school students- set fire to a government office and other buildings in Wamena city. At least 16 of the dead were those trapped inside. The protests...
There's a new political controversy in the US - involving Donald Trump, foreign nationals, questions about legal and ethical behaviour, and allegations against a political rival. This feels a bit like déjà vu from 2016, with Russia, then-candidate Trump and Hillary Clinton, but it's a new country (Ukraine) and a new cast of characters...
Iran has rejected a joint statement by the leaders of France, Germany and the UK who blamed it for attacks earlier this month on Saudi oil installations. Iran's foreign minister accused them of "parroting absurd US claims". The European leaders said there was no other plausible explanation for the attacks, which...
Activists in Hong Kong have desecrated a Chinese flag and vandalised a shopping centre on the 16th straight weekend of anti-government protests. Escalators and glass panels were targeted at the New Town Plaza in Sha Tin. Police have closed it and fired tear gas at brick-throwing protesters. Police earlier prevented major...
Thomas Cook has collapsed after last-minute negotiations aimed at saving the 178-year-old holiday firm failed. The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said the tour operator has "ceased trading with immediate effect". It has also triggered the biggest ever peacetime repatriation aimed at bringing more than 150,000 British holidaymakers home.

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