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Mini-Me actor dies, aged 49

VERNE Troyer, best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers movies, has died, aged 49. The actor — who struggled with alcoholism — died on Saturday, his family have confirmed. He was 81cm tall after being born with a condition called achondroplasia dwarfism, The Sun reports. The star’s family …

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Actress was ‘master’ of sex cult

SMALLVILLE actress Allison Mack has pleaded not guilty after being arrested for her alleged role in notorious upstate sex slave cult NXIVM (pronounced Nexium), as horrifying details of her involvement have been revealed in court. A gaunt, disheveled Mack appeared in Brooklyn federal court today on charges of sex trafficking …

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Democrats sue Russia, Trump campaign

THE US Democratic Party has filed a lawsuit against Russia, President Donald Trump’s campaign and WikiLeaks, charging they conspired to disrupt the 2016 US presidential election campaign, a court filing shows. The party alleges in the federal lawsuit in Manhattan that top Trump campaign officials conspired with the Russian government …

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Democrats sue Russia, Assange, Trump campaign

THE US Democratic Party has filed a lawsuit against Russia, President Donald Trump’s campaign and WikiLeaks, charging they conspired to disrupt the 2016 US presidential election campaign, a court filing shows. The party alleges in the federal lawsuit in Manhattan that top Trump campaign officials conspired with the Russian government …

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Ex-FBI deputy may face criminal charges

THE Justice Department’s inspector general referred its finding that ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe repeatedly misled investigators who were scrutinising leaks to the media to the US Attorney’s Office in Washington, arguing that he should be prosecuted, multiple reports said. The criminal referral was made after the inspector general determined …

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Passenger beside Jennifer recalls horror

A PASSENGER seated next to Jennifer Riordan on the doomed Southwest Airlines flight 1380 that experienced an engine explosion has recalled the terrifying situation. Hollie Mackey has described how she grabbed onto Jennifer, who died of blunt impact trauma to the head, neck and torso as she was partially sucked …

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Diaz-Canel succeeds Castro as Cuba’s leader

A 57-YEAR-OLD bureaucrat has replaced Raul Castro as the president of Cuba, launching a new political era as a government led by a single family for six decades tries to ensure the long-term survival of one of the world’s last communist states. The National Assembly announced that Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel …

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Diaz-Canel succeeds Castro as Cuba’s leader

A 57-YEAR-OLD bureaucrat has replaced Raul Castro as the president of Cuba, launching a new political era as a government led by a single family for six decades tries to ensure the long-term survival of one of the world’s last communist states. The National Assembly announced that Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel …

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Missing teen appears on Facebook

mounted vigils, public pleas and listed him as a missing person, desperate to know his fate. On May 24, 2016, the 15-year-old left home, ostensibly to visit a friend. He never returned. This week, more than two years after he left his home in Griffin in the US state of …

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America’s secret meeting with Kim

PRESIDENT Donald Trump on Wednesday confirmed that his CIA chief secretly met with Kim Jong-un in North Korea and said “a good relationship was formed” heading into the adversaries’ anticipated summit. Mike Pompeo’s highly unusual talks “went smoothly,” Trump tweeted, with details about a presidential meeting within the next few …

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