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'Worth everything I went through': Trans boxer makes history

A boxer has made history after becoming the first transgender male to fight professionally in the US. American super-featherweight Patricio Manuel won his bout against Mexican Hugo Aguilar with a unanimous judges’ decision. Manuel, from Los Angeles, said: “I wouldn’t trade any of it. It was worth everything I went …

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China in 'strong protest' to US over Huawei boss arrest

China has summoned the US ambassador in Beijing as it lodged “strong protests” over the detention of a Chinese technology executive in Canada. Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of smartphone giant Huawei, was held on 1 December while changing planes in Vancouver and her arrest threatens to deepen US-China trade …

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Child caught on CCTV being told to steal parcels

Police in Maryland have warned residents to be on alert for parcel thieves after a young girl was seen on CCTV being directed to steal packages from a porch. Officers released footage of the incident at an apartment block in Bel Air as they urged people to be extra vigilant …

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Teacher facing charges after forcibly cutting teen's hair

A teacher is facing six charges after forcibly cutting a pupil’s hair in lessons and brandishing scissors at another while singing the Star Spangled Banner. Margaret Gieszinger was held on $100,000 bail before being released after a video emerged of the incident in her California classroom earlier this week. The …

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Who is ex-Fox presenter set to be Trump's UN envoy?

Donald Trump has nominated a former Fox News presenter to be his ambassador at the United Nations. The president described Heather Nauert as “very talented, very smart, very quick”, adding: “I think she’s going to be respected by all.” If confirmed by the Senate, she will take over from Nikki …

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Trump looks vulnerable as Russia probe remains live

Donald Trump is looking exposed. One-time loyal aides are cooperating with the Russian probe into possible collusion between his election campaign and the Kremlin. And prosecutors for the first time on Friday appeared to implicate the president in a campaign finance law violation committed by his former personal lawyer Michael …

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Man who ran over Charlottesville protester guilty of murder

A man who drove his car into a crowd of counter-protestors at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville has been convicted of first-degree murder. James Alex Fields Jr’s claim that he acted in self-defence was rejected by a jury on Friday. The 21-year-old from Maumee, Ohio, showed no emotion as …

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Ex-Trump lawyer faces 'substantial' jail term over hush money

Donald Trump’s former lawyer could face a “substantial” jail term despite co-operating in the Robert Mueller investigation, US prosecutors say. Michael Cohen had pleaded guilty of evading taxes and paying an adult film performer hush money on Trump’s behalf. He has been cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into …

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