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US President Donald Trump has been accused of intimidating an impeachment witness with his tweets.
US President Donald Trump has been accused of intimidating an impeachment witness with his tweets.

Trump attacks as ousted envoy testifies

The former American ambassador to Ukraine has told the impeachment hearing in the US of the "big threat" she felt upon being ousted from her post and learning that Donald Trump had denounced her in a phone call with Ukraine's president.

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Jury finds Trump ally Roger Stone guilty

A jury has convicted US President Donald Trump's adviser Roger Stone, finding the long-time Republican political operative guilty on seven criminal counts of lying to congress, obstruction and witness tampering.

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HK uni orders non-students out amid chaos

The president of Hong Kong's Chinese University, which anti-government protesters have turned into a fortress stockpiled with petrol bombs and bows and arrows, has threatened to call in "assistance" unless all non-students leave.

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US, China trade talks at 'last details'

US-China trade talks are set to continue with a telephone call on Friday as both sides seek to hammer out a phase one trade pact, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says, adding that progress was being made on the agreement's details.

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Hunt for California school shooting motive

California police are working to identify what motivated a 16-year-old to open fire on his fellow high school students a day earlier, killing two and wounding three others before shooting himself in the head.

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Locals rush to save art from Venice floods

Exceptionally high tidal waters have rolled relentlessly through Venice again, forcing the closure of St Mark's Square to the public and flooding most of the lagoon city's already devastated centre before easing.

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Australian Associated Press