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Trump pushes for ban on gun 'bump stocks'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bump stocks allow semi-automatic rifles to fire rapidly US President Donald Trump has signed an order to ban bump-stock devices, which were used by a gunman who killed 58 Las Vegas concert-goers last year. Speaking at a White House event on Tuesday, Mr Trump said he had directed the […]

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Poles told to report 'anti-Polish slander' to diplomats

Image copyright EPA Image caption The Polish president has honoured heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto’s anti-Nazi resistance Poland’s top senator, Stanislaw Karczewski, has urged his compatriots worldwide to notify diplomats about anyone who slanders the Polish nation. Senate Marshal Karczewski’s plea came in an open letter condemning “insults” suggesting Polish complicity in Nazi Germany’s World […]

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Madonna: 'My son is Malawi's future president'

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption US pop star Madonna and her son David have regularly visited Malawi, the country of her adoptive children Pop star Madonna has called her son, David Banda, “the future president of Malawi” in a tweet praising the 12-year-old boy. The US singer has six children, four of whom she adopted […]

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Lawyer charged in Trump-Russia inquiry

Image copyright AFP Image caption Special counsel Robert Mueller has charged 19 people so far A London-based lawyer has been charged with making false statements to investigators looking at links between Donald Trump’s election campaign team and Russia. Court documents allege that Alex van der Zwaan made the false statements when questioned about his work […]