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Canada's Trudeau to visit Cuba, 40 years after father's historic trip

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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces a $1.5 billion national Oceans Protection Plan while speaking at HMCS Discovery in Vancouver, B.C., Canada November 7, 2016. REUTERS/Ben Nelms

 

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit Cuba next week to strengthen ties and boost trade, four decades after his father made a historic visit to the Communist-ruled island and struck up a friendship with revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.

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Dreamworld Australia: Thunder River Rapids ride to be demolished

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Mourners attend a candlelight vigil outside Dreamworld, The tragedy had shocked people across Australia - GETTY IMAGES



The owners of Australia's Dreamworld theme park have announced they will demolish the water ride where four people were killed last month.

Two of the victims were thrown from a raft at the Thunder River Rapids ride and two others were trapped inside.

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Election 2016: Clinton and Trump in swing states deadlock

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Both candidates voted early in an attempt to encourage supporters to do the same




Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are locked in a knife-edge battle in swing states after polls closed across most of the US in the White House election.

The contest is too close to call in the battlegrounds of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Florida and North Carolina.

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Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte 'cancels' order of US rifles

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Thousands have been killed in Mr Duterte's war on drugs



Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has cancelled an order of some 26,000 police assault rifles from the US after rumours that Washington stopped the sale last week.

According to Reuters, a US senator had planned to block the arms purchase over concerns about human rights violations.

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