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Jerusalem status: Saudis condemn Trump's announcement

Media playback is unsupported on your device Saudi Arabia has condemned the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, amid growing international criticism of the move. In a statement, the Gulf kingdom said President Donald Trump’s announcement was “unjustified and irresponsible”. But Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu hailed it as “a historic day”. President Trump’s move reversed decades of US policy. The fate of Jerusalem is one of the thorniest issues between Israel and the Palestinians. Eight of the 15 nations who are currently members of the United Nations Security…

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Frances Abbott's shock engagement announcement after two-week relationship

It took just two weeks for Frances Abbott to know she’d found “the one” in Sam Loch, and on Sunday, the former prime minister’s daughter took to Instagram to let the world know. Abbott’s surprise announcement to the Australian Olympic rower comes after a whirlwind romance, with the pair reportedly together for just a fortnight.  Frances Abbott announced her engagement on Sunday night.  Photo: AAP “Two weeks was all it took to know that forever with you was a mighty fine idea,” she wrote on Instagram.  The engagement comes just days after the…

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Duchess of Cambridge makes first public appearance since her pregnancy announcement

The Duchess of Cambridge has joined Prince William and Prince Harry at World Mental Health Day events, marking her first public appearance since the announcement of her third pregnancy. Kate Middleton, who is once again suffering with an acute form of morning sickness known as Hyperemesis Gravidarum, was forced to miss Prince George’s first day of school, and other official royal engagements in the weeks since the news was announced. The last time she was publicly seen was on August 30  when the royals toured the Princess Diana garden ahead of…

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DUP-Tory deal announcement 'in hours'

A confidence and supply deal between the Tories and the DUP is expected to be announced in the next couple of hours, the BBC has learned. Theresa May is seeking the backing of the DUP’s 10 MPs after losing her majority in the general election. Both sides have been in talks since the 8 June poll. Earlier, the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) said a deal to support a minority Conservative government was “close”. Writing in the Belfast Telegraph, Arlene Foster said: “I believe we are close to…

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Oscars 2017: Moonlight wins best picture after announcement mix-up

Moonlight has won best picture at the Oscars – but only after an error saw La La Land initially declared the winner. The La La Land producers were in the middle of their acceptance speeches when the mistake was discovered. PriceWaterhouseCooper, the accountancy firm responsible for counting the ballots, apologised for the mix-up. La La Land still ended up the biggest winner of the night, taking home six Oscars including a best actress award for Emma Stone. Moonlight’s surprise best picture win took its haul to three, the low-budget film…

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