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A re-elected British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called for "closure" on Brexit.
A re-elected British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called for "closure" on Brexit.

No Saturday land search on White Island

Police and navy divers are back in the waters around New Zealand's White Island, looking for a seventh body police believe was trapped after Monday's volcanic eruption.

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Trump wouldn't mind long impeachment trial

US President Donald Trump has dismissed the impeachment process against him as a hoax and says he would not mind a long trial in the Senate, adding he wants to see the whistleblower who sparked the inquiry.

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Trump announces deal to halt China tariffs

President Donald Trump said the US has cancelled plans to impose new tariffs on $US160 billion ($A233 billion) worth of Chinese imports as part of a modest interim agreement that de-escalates a 17-month trade war.

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Johnson wins commanding victory in UK

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called for "closure" on Brexit, saying his election victory provides an overwhelming mandate to take Britain out of the EU on January 31.

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Labour's Corbyn to step down in early 2020

Jeremy Corbyn has indicated he will quit as the UK's Labour leader in the early part of next year after the party suffered its worst general election defeat since 1935.

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Clashes erupt in Delhi; Abe cancels visit

Violent clashes have erupted in Delhi between police and hundreds of university students over the enactment of a new citizenship law that critics say undermines India's secular foundations.

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Australian Associated Press