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⟳ Thu, 18 Jul 2024 04:31:44 GMT

Trump VP pick Vance vows to fight for 'forgotten' Americans

The young vice-presidential pick channelled his working-class roots as he assailed “career politicians” like President Biden.

Convention a family affair for JD Vance's first speech

The Ohio senator spoke on the third day of the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Biden under new pressure from top Democrats as Covid halts campaign

The president faces new questions about his candidacy from the top two Democrats in Congress - all while self-isolating.

Trump gunman seen as threat before attack but was lost in crowd

The killer searched for pictures of Trump and Biden before the shooting, lawmakers were told on Wednesday.

Germany plans to halve military aid for Ukraine

Berlin says a G7 scheme to raise $50bn from interest on frozen Russian assets will ensure other funding.

Near-extinct crocodiles make comeback in Cambodia

The hatching of 60 eggs is a record for the endangered species in this century.

Instagram account of Dubai princess announces divorce

A post addressed "dear husband" says Sheikha Mahra wants a divorce, after a lavish 2023 wedding to Sheikh Mana.

Watch: Huge fire engulfs 14-storey shopping centre in China

At least 16 people have died in the mishap at the 14-storey building.

Chip stocks drop on fears US to toughen China rules

The sell-off came after a report that the US may further tighten rules on equipment exports to China.

Dinosaur skeleton fetches record $44.6m at auction

The near complete skeleton of a stegosaurus - named Apex - is 11ft (3.4m) tall and 27ft long, Sotheby's says.

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