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House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi says a threshold in US history has been crossed.
House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi says a threshold in US history has been crossed.

News from around the world

US lawmakers vote to send Trump to trial

The US House of Representatives has voted to send two charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate, clearing the way for only the third impeachment trial of a US president to begin next week.

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Putin names Tax Service chief as new PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin has named Tax Service chief Mikhail Mishustin as the country's new prime minister, the Kremlin says.

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US, China deal aims to cool trade tensions

US President Donald Trump has signed a trade agreement with China that is expected to boost exports from US farmers and manufacturers, protect American trade secrets, and lower tensions in the two nations' long-running dispute.

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Last year was second-hottest on record

Last year was the earth's second-hottest since records began, and the world should brace itself for more extreme weather events such as the bushfires that ravaged parts of Australia, the World Meteorological Organisation said.

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Dozens arrested in Lebanon protests

Dozens of people have been arrested as protesters clashed with police outside Lebanon's central bank amid a worsening financial crisis.

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Meghan could face father in London court

Britain's Mail on Sunday tabloid has defended its publication of a letter from Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, to her father after she sued the paper.

Australian Associated Press