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US Marine dead, 5 missing in Japan crash

One US Marine has been killed and rescue teams are searching for five others after two Marine Corps aircraft collided in mid-air and crashed into the sea off the coast of Japan.

Texas farewells former president Bush

Former US president George HW Bush’s family has taken centre stage at his funeral at a Houston church, with grandsons who knew him as ‘Gampy’ serving as honorary pallbearers and granddaughters reading from the Bible.

Ecuador: Julian Assange can leave embassy

Ecuador’s president has ramped up pressure on Julian Assange to leave his country’s embassy in London, saying Britain has provided sufficient guarantees that the WikiLeaks founder won’t be extradited to face the death penalty abroad.

China demands release of Huawei executive

China has demanded Canada release a Huawei executive who was arrested in a case that compounds tensions with the US and threatens to complicate trade talks.

Paris tourist sites to close temporarily

French authorities will close dozens of museums, shops and tourism sites including the Eiffel Tower and Louvre on Saturday amid fears of a recurrence of last week’s violence.

UK PM’s team says Brexit vote to go ahead

A parliamentary vote on British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal will go ahead on December 11, her office says, despite suggestions May should seek to avoid a huge defeat that might bring down the government

Politics, race dominate Globe nominations

Movies about race, politics and music have dominated nominations for the Golden Globe awards, setting the stage for the long Hollywood awards season leading up to the Oscars in February.