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Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen pleads guilty, implicates president

Michael Cohen says he broke law at the direction of a candidate for federal office.

Michael Cohen

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Ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort guilty of eight counts

Verdict comes as Trump's ex-lawyer, Michael Cohen, admits to breaking campaign finance laws, implicates the president.

Paul Manafort

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Microsoft: Russia hackers' attack on US political groups thwarted

Six fake websites linked to hacker group associated with Russia shut down by software giant's Digital Crimes Unit.

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'Treated as animals': US prisoners gear up for nationwide strike

Inmates in 17 states are due to strike until September 9 to protest living conditions and 'the end to modern slavery'.

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Human rights chief expresses fear over possible UN 'collapse'

UN permanent-member states running 'too much of the business', Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein says.

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State of emergency declared in Alagoas after drought

Hundreds of thousands in Brazil's Alagoas state suffer from water shortages.

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Brazil sends troops as border town residents attack Venezuelans

Extra troops to be deployed after Brazilians drive migrants back home over robbery and stabbing blamed on Venezuelans.

Venezuelan immigrants

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UN human rights committee asks Brazil to let Lula run in election

UN body says imprisoned former president cannot be disqualified from poll because his legal appeals are still ongoing.

Luiz Inacio ‘Lula’ da Silva

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Pompeo forms Iran Action Group for post-nuclear deal policy

Group will coordinate and run policy towards Tehran, but analysts say the initiative puts US 'on path to war with Iran'.

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Hundreds of US newspapers denounce Trump's attacks on the press

More than 350 US news outlets join Boston Globe call to run editorials, addressing Trump's 'assault on the free press'.

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