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Fake-bomb TV crew held at New Jersey airport

Seven TV crew members have been arrested at a US airport after allegedly trying to film the smuggling of a fake bomb through security. The incident happened on Thursday at Newark Liberty in New Jersey. Transport officials To see the full content, share this page by clicking one of the buttons below Tweet Click here to Read from the source

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Michael Douglas: Former employee accuses actor of sexual harassment

A former employee of Michael Douglas has described how she says she was sexually harassed by the actor – more than a week after he issued a pre-emptive denial of the claims. Author and journalist To see the full content, share this page by clicking one of the buttons below Tweet Click here to Read from the source

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Nasa removes US astronaut from ISS mission

The US astronaut Jeanette Epps has been removed from her upcoming mission to the International Space Station (ISS) just months before launch. Dr Epps was to have been the first African-American astronaut assigned to the space station crew. She would have flown aboard a Russian Soyuz flight in June but is being replaced by another astronaut. Nasa has not given ...

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US shutdown: Senate bill on verge of collapse amid rancour

The Republican-controlled Senate’s bid to avert a US government shutdown is teetering on the brink of collapse as it races against a midnight deadline. The House of Representatives voted 230-197 on Thursday night for a bill to extend funding To see the full content, share this page by clicking one of the buttons below Tweet Click here to Read from ...

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Senator Flake: Trump using Stalin's words to attack media

Republican Senator Jeff Flake slammed Donald Trump in a speech on the Senate floor, saying the president was using Joseph Stalin’s words to attack press freedom. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders dismissed Mr Flake’s criticism, contending the speech was a retiring politician seeking attention because of bad poll numbers. Click here to Read from the source

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Apple to pay $38bn on foreign cash pile

Apple will pay about $38bn (£27.3bn) in tax on the roughly $250bn cash pile it holds outside the US following recent changes to American tax rules. The sum is expected to be the biggest payment under the reforms, which slash the US corporate tax rate. The tech giant also plans to build a new campus and create 20,000 new jobs ...

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Nigeria gunmen kidnap two US and two Canadian citizens

Two American and two Canadian citizens have been kidnapped in the northern state of Kaduna, Nigeria, police say. Two police escorts were also killed in a shootout with the kidnappers, who emerged from hiding to attack the convoy. The group, travelling in two vehicles, was reportedly attacked on their way from Kaduna to the capital Abuja, about two hours away. ...

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Facebook selfie showing murder weapon helps convict killer

A Canadian woman has been convicted of killing her friend after police discovered the murder weapon used in a picture of the pair on social media. Cheyenne Rose Antoine, 21, pleaded guilty on Monday to killing Brittney Gargol, then 18, in March 2015. Gargol was found strangled to death near a landfill in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, with Antoine’s belt near her ...

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Justin Timberlake on Janet Jackson Super Bowl aftermath: 'I stumbled through it'

Pop star Justin Timberlake says he has “made peace” with Janet Jackson, 14 years after his role in her infamous “wardrobe malfunction”. In case you’ve forgotten, Timberlake ripped a panel off Jackson’s bodice during the 2004 Super Bowl, revealing her right breast to 14m TV viewers. Although both artists apologised, it was Jackson who got fined and blacklisted by US ...

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Fire and Fury: Trump exposé to become television series

The bestselling exposé Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by journalist Michael Wolff is about to hit the small screen. According to Hollywood Reporter, Mr Wolff has sold television rights for seven figures. President Trump has condemned the book, which depicts a chaotic administration and a president unfit for office, as full of made-up stories. It is not ...

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