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Barack Obama breaks record for most Twitter likes

Anti-racism social media message quoting Nelson Mandela picks up three million likes in three days.

former US President Barack Obama

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US slams allies for violating religious freedom

State secretary criticises countries including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, China and Sudan in annual report as it slams ISIL.

Rex Tillerson

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Far right welcomes Trump's Charlottesville reaction

White supremacists praise US president as he blames 'many sides' for violence that killed anti-racist protester.

Donald Trump

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Trump again blames 'both sides' for Virginia violence

After violence in Charlottesville, Trump appeared to again equate actions of white supremacists with counterprotesters.

Donald Trump

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Colombia declares FARC war over as last guns taken away

Disarmament process officially concluded as UN removed the final shipment of weapons from a FARC demobilisation camp.

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos

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Venezuela: Call for military drills after Trump threat

President Maduro urges army and civilians to prepare for 'imperialist' invasion after Trump spoke of 'military option'.

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Protesters greet Trump on visit to New York home

Hundreds gather outside Trump Tower voicing anger at US president over his response to white supremacist violence.

US President Donald Trump

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US anti-hate demonstrators topple Confederate statue

Protesters say racist symbols must be taken down, forcibly if necessary, as they are protected by US law.

Confederate statue

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Trump decries KKK, neo-Nazi violence in Charlottesville

US president says 'racism is evil' in more forceful statement while man accused of car-ramming attack is denied bail.

Donald Trump

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Trump authorises probe into China's trade practices

US president signs presidential memo directing an investigation into China's alleged theft of US intellectual property.

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