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Donald Trump-backed Republican clings to lead in Ohio special election, portends trouble for GOP ahead of midterms

A special congressional election in an Ohio district that solidly backed Donald Trump in 2016 remained too close to call early Wednesday hours after polls closed, an ominous sign for the president and Republicans ahead of November's midterms.

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Theresa May says Boris Johnson should apologise over burkha comments; former foreign minister brands critics 'ridiculous'

British prime minister Theresa May backed calls for her former foreign minister Boris Johnson to apologise for disparaging comments he made about Muslim women wearing burkha, but he branded his critics "ridiculous".

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Russian foreign ministry says it is 'deeply disappointed' by President Donald Trump's decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran

Russia on Monday said it was "deeply disappointed" by President Donald Trump's decision to reimpose unilateral sanctions on Iran.

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Twenty feared dead after vintage World War II plane crashes into Switzerland's Piz Segnas mountain

Up to 20 people are feared dead after a vintage World War II aircraft crashed into a Swiss mountainside, local reports said.

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Facebook uncovers influence campaign ahead of US mid-term elections, shuts down 30 fake pages and accounts

Facebook on Tuesday said it had shut down more than 30 fake pages and accounts involved in what appeared to be a "coordinated" attempt to sway public opinion on political issues ahead of November mid-term elections, but cannot identify the source.

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After no end of drama, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin set to take stage in historic Helsinki summit

Before coming to Europe, US president Donald Trump raised eyebrows by predicting that Monday's historic Helsinki summit with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin would be the "easiest" stage of his tour.

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Former Thai Navy Seal says boys were sedated and stretchered from flooded cave in dramatic rescue

After days of mounting speculation, a former Thai Navy Seal diver broke the silence, revealing the boys were sleeping or partially-conscious as they were passed from diver-to-diver through the cave.

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Iran oil minister accuses Donald Trump of 'destabilising' market with tweets targetting OPEC

Iran on Saturday accused US president Donald Trump of destabilising the oil market with his flurry of tweets taking aim at the OPEC cartel.

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Flight MH370 memorial honouring passengers and crew shelved by Australian govt after protest from relatives

Plans to erect a memorial honouring the passengers and crew of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 were shelved by Australia after protests by relatives of the victims.

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Geneva Motor Show: Five concept cars expected to drive the auto industry into the future

The Renault EZ-Go didn't go unnoticed at the Swiss show. It is the first in a series of concept cars Renault has in store for 2018.

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Setting up space bases on Moon and Mars could preserve civilisation in the event of a third world war: Elon Musk

SpaceX launched the world's most powerful rocket, the Falcon Heavy, last month, sending Musk's red Tesla Roadster car toward an orbit near Mars.

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Facebook strikes a deal with Warner Music Group after inking similar deals with Sony and Universal music labels

Facebook has said that it is looking at more personalized ways in which users can post music, including through Messenger and Instagram.

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Geneva Motor Show: Luxury car brands unveil supercars while Rimac shows its second concept electric supercar

Bugatti unveiled its new Chiron Sport, at the Geneva Motor Show while boosting its performance by trimming 18 kilograms off the car,

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Popular multiplayer game Fortnite is taking its Battle Royale mode to mobile devices

From 12 March, interested players will be able to sign up for an Invite Event at fortnite.com.

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Snapchat has a new 'tagging' feature but it's not for everyone, yet

Now when taking a photo in the app, some users are able to use the @ symbol and then write another person's username to link them to the story.

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Barack and Michelle Obama in talks to reportedly produce content on Netflix

Obama recently appeared on Netflix as the first invitee on David Letterman's new interview series, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction”.

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Geneva Motor Show: 2018 sees a mix of EVs and mild hybrids drawing crowds at world's most popular motoring event

Ford announced at Geneva Motor Show that the new Mustang Bullitt models will now be offered for sale in Europe.

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Hyundai's 'Le Fil Rouge' concept connects its past with its future at Geneva Motor Show

Hyundai 'Le Fil Rouge' unveiled at Geneva is a reinterpretation of Hyundai's design DNA that originated from the brand's historical Hyundai Coupe Concept.

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Jeep announces Grand Cherokee Trackhawk for European market at Geneva Motor Show

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is also a flagship model in every way, with just about every safety, comfort and connectivity feature imaginable.

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Geneva Motor Show almost void of 'booth babes', as automakers strive to polish their brand images

"I'm very glad because we are not objects," said Julie, a hostess wearing a knee-length beige dress and heels at one of the stands in Geneva.