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Trump claims millions voted illegally in presidential poll

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Donald Trump offered no evidence to back up his claim



US President-elect Donald Trump has asserted he won the popular vote on 8 November "if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally".

The Republican, who won the all-important electoral college count, offered no evidence to back his claim.

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Trump election: Request for Wisconsin vote recount sent

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The Green Party's Jill Stein is leading the campaign for recounts



The election commission in Wisconsin has received a request for a recount of the votes in the state narrowly won by Donald Trump more than two weeks ago.

The request was filed by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein.

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China confiscates passports of Xinjiang people

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A police officer (R) checks a passport in Xinjiang (File picture October 2005)Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES

 

Chinese authorities have begun confiscating passports from people in the western region of Xinjiang, which has seen regular unrest.

The move, which the government says is aimed at combating "terrorism", has been criticised by human rights groups.

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