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Captain of cruise ship detained in Hungary

The captain of a cruise ship that collided with a tour boat that sank on the Danube River in the heart of the Hungarian capital Budapest has been taken into custody.


Aussie stabbed in heart in London attack

Australian nurse Kirsty Boden died rapidly and without much suffering after being stabbed through the heart and lung in the London Bridge attack two years ago.


China denies aiming lasers at Aust pilots

A report that Australian navy helicopter pilots were targeted with lasers apparently coming from Chinese fishing boats was "not consistent with the facts," China's defence ministry says.


Trump says impeachment a 'disgusting word'

US President Donald Trump has scornfully rejected "disgusting" talk among Democrats about launching an impeachment inquiry against him in the aftermath of the Russia probe.


Trump lauds Farage, Johnson; mum on UK PM

US President Donald Trump has kept mum on the contest for the next British prime minister, but praised the two most high-profile proponents of Britain's departure from the EU.


Deadly explosions in Iraq's Kirkuk

At least five people have been killed and 18 injured in a series of explosions in the Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk, medical sources in the city's general hospital say.


R. Kelly faces 11 new sex-related charges

R. Kelly has been charged with 11 new sex-related counts, including some that carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison.

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