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Six dead after storm lashes Rio de Janeiro

Residents in Brazil's second-largest city have awoken to scenes of chaos after thrashing wind and rain whipped through neighbourhoods, felling trees, flooding streets and sweeping away buses in a storm that killed at least six people.

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Turkey building collapse toll rises to 10

At least 10 people have been killed in the collapse of a multi-storey building in Istanbul, according to reports from pro-government media.

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Khashoggi probe was undermined: UN expert

A UN expert has concluded that Saudi Arabia undermined Turkey's efforts to investigate the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which she described as a "brutal and premeditated killing" planned and carried out by Saudi officials.

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UK PM May vows to deliver Brexit on time

British Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed to deliver on Brexit, following meetings in Brussels with top EU officials, despite failing to win assurances on key changes she is seeking to the withdrawal deal.

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Aid for Venezuelans arrives in Colombia

The first trucks carrying humanitarian aid meant to cross the border into Venezuela have arrived in the Colombian border city of Cucuta.

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Trump, Xi unlikely to meet before March

US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are unlikely to meet before a March 1 deadline set by their governments to reach a trade deal, US officials say.

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Bill Cosby moved to general prison unit

Bill Cosby has been moved to a general population unit as he serves his prison sentence for sexual assault in Pennsylvania.

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Woody Allen sues Amazon Studios over deal

Woody Allen has sued Amazon Studios, saying he deserves at least $US68 million ($A96 million) in damages for its refusal to distribute his movie A Rainy Day in New York and its decision to abandon a four-picture production and distribution arrangement.

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