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Explained: Alt-right, alt-light and militias in the US

The US far right is a crowded political terrain. Here are the differences and similarities between some key groups.

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#WomenBoycottTwitter in support of Rose McGowan

Twitter hit by boycott on Friday after restricting account of actress McGowan, one of the accusers of Harvey Weinstein.

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Trump defies world leaders as he blasts Iran deal

US president says he knows 'exactly what he wants to do' as the deadline to certify the agreement nears.

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Trump expected to move against Iran nuclear deal

US president is expected to refuse to certify Iran's compliance with the landmark 2015 nuclear deal.

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US and Israel withdraw from UNESCO

US accusation that Paris-based agency harbours 'anti-Israel bias' dismissed as 'counterproductive and shameful'.

Irina Bokova, UNESCO's outgoing director-general

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WHO study sounds alarm over childhood obesity

Almost two billion people worldwide now classified as overweight, 671 million of whom are obese.

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California wildfires cause deadly havoc

Death toll rises to 15 with thousands left homeless in wine country as Trump declares major disaster in western US state.

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Wildfires sweep through California wine country

Blazes destroy at least 1,500 homes and businesses and send up to 20,000 people on flight to safety in US state.

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Trump's immigration proposals threaten 'Dreamers' deal

US president seeks border wall funding in exchange for a deal to protect some 690,000 immigrants known as 'Dreamers'.

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What is DACA and who are the US 'Dreamers'?

Up to 800,000 'Dreamers' face uncertain future after White House reveals new immigration policy agenda.

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