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Four feared dead as boats collide on river

Four people are feared dead after two boats crashed and sank on the Colorado River in the US.

Libya calls state of emergency in Tripoli

Libya’s UN-backed government has announced a state of emergency in the capital and its outskirts as ongoing fighting has killed about 39 people including civilians in the past days.

Annapolis service for McCain before burial

The body of John McCain has arrived at the US Naval Academy, where the Vietnam War hero, Arizona senator and presidential candidate will be buried in a cemetery on the grounds of the school where he graduated six decades ago.

Chinese tech billionaire arrested in US

The billionaire founder and chief executive of Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com, Richard Liu, has been arrested in the US state of Minnesota on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct and later released after what the company says is a false accusation.

Thousands mourn east Ukraine rebel chief

The funeral in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk of a pro-Russian rebel leader killed in an explosion last week has drawn vast crowds of mourners in the breakaway region.

Israel lauds US cuts to Palestinian agency

Israel’s prime minister has welcomed the US decision to stop funding the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, accusing it of perpetuating a crisis that lies at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Jackman, Kidman lead Oscar acting races

As the 45th annual Telluride Film Festival begins to wind down, the landscape of lead acting Oscar contenders is beginning to materialise in the early days of the film awards season.