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Donald Trump wrote own health letter, says physician Harold Bornstein

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The letter signed by Mr Bornstein described Mr Trump’s stamina as “extraordinary” Donald Trump’s former doctor has said he did not write a 2015 letter declaring the then-Republican presidential candidate’s “astonishingly excellent” health, US media report. “[Mr Trump] dictated that whole letter,” Harold Bornstein told CNN. The White House has […]

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India cities dominate world air pollution list

Image copyright AFPImage caption Children are among the worst affected by air pollution Fourteen Indian cities are among the world’s 20 most polluted, according to World Health Organization (WHO) data. BBC analysis of the study shows the northern city of Kanpur tops the list of world cities with the highest PM2.5 levels in 2016. PM2.5 […]

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US guitar firm Gibson goes bust

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Slash of Guns ‘n’ Roses plays a Gibson guitar as James Brown watches on Gibson, whose electric guitars have been played by stars including Elvis, Keith Richards and Jimmy Page, has filed for bankruptcy protection as it struggles with $500m (£367m) of debt. Lenders will take control of the Nashville-based […]

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Stormy Daniels sues Trump over ‘defamatory’ tweet

Image copyright AFPImage caption Stormy Daniels, seen here with her lawyer Michael Avenatti, says she had an affair with the president Adult film star Stormy Daniels is suing US President Donald Trump over a “defamatory” tweet about alleged threats against her, her lawyer says. Ms Daniels, real name Stephanie Clifford, says she was threatened by […]

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Israel says Iran hid nuclear arms programme

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“A great intelligence achievement” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has revealed what he says are “secret nuclear files” proving Iran once covertly pursued nuclear weapons. He said thousands of pages of material obtained by Israel showed Iran had deceived the world by denying it had ever sought […]

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Peppa Pig blocked from China’s Douyin video platform

Image copyright Getty Images/Rob StothardImage caption Peppa Pig is the latest subject of China’s censors A popular British cartoon has been removed from one of China’s most popular social media platforms, with state media saying that the character is being used subversively. Social media users in the country noticed video clips of the cartoon were […]

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Syria war: Missile strikes on military sites ‘kill pro-Assad fighters’

Image copyright Twitter/@DannymakkisyriaImage caption Large explosions were reportedly seen coming from a military facility south of Hama Missile strikes on military sites in northern Syria overnight reportedly killed a number of pro-government fighters, including Iranians. The Syrian military said facilities in Hama and Aleppo provinces were struck. It did not say if there were any […]