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The first foreign aid aircraft arrives to carry important supplies

The first foreign aid aircraft arrives to carry important supplies The first foreign aid plane arrived in Tonga on Saturday carrying lucrative supplies for the Pacific countries devastated by the volcanic eruption and subsequent tsunami. New Zealand says military planes have landed at Tonga’s main airport after workers removed ashes …

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Orange is Harris’s stupid vehicle

Orange is Harris’s stupid vehicle Orange Harris took office in historic form and became the first woman to serve a “beat away from the presidency.” But his first year as vice president was far from a smooth one. The task was not easy. Harris’ approval rate is declining. The President …

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McCarthy threat offers dark preview of possible Republican House

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is offering a glimpse of the Donald Trump-inspired authoritarian streak likely to animate a Republican majority if the party triumphs in next year’s midterm elections. In the latest manifestation of the possible future House speaker’s hard right turn, he warned telecom and social media companies …

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Geronimo the alpaca killed as legal row ends

An alpaca at the centre of a legal row with the government has been killed. Geronimo twice tested positive for bovine tuberculosis, and the Department of Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) ordered him to be euthanised. Owner Helen Macdonald disputed the results and mounted several High Court challenges to …

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