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Donald Trump fails to seal deal on Obamacare replacement

The US President postpones his heathcare plans after being unable to convince enough Republicans to win a vote in Congress.

Self-proclaimed dealmaker Donald Trump has failed to convince enough of his own party representatives to back him in what should have been the first big vote of his presidency.

Mr Trump's attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare - his predecessor's legislation to expand healthcare provision - has been postponed because too few Republicans backed it.

Hawaii becomes first state to take legal action against Donald Trump's new travel order

Hawaii has become the first US state to file a legal challenge to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban.

Fears over jet bombs hidden in electronic devices

Intelligence officials in the US believe terrorists are perfecting explosive devices small enough to fit inside consumer electronics in an attempt to bring down commercial airliners.

The concern is behind the decision to ban larger electronic devices in cabins on direct US-bound flights from a number of destinations in the Middle East and North Africa.

A similar ban has been put in place by authorities in the UK with other countries expected to follow.

US media has quoted officials confirming the move is linked to a threat from al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and has been prompted by recent intelligence.

An icon of nature is gone forever

Malta's famous Azure Window arch collapses into the sea

Birth of new nuclear power?

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un has announced a "new birth" in his country's rocket programme after overseeing a test.

It comes as the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets Chinese President Xi Jinping - who he hopes will help to curb North Korea's nuclear weapons programme.

North Korean state media said Mr Kim attended the test of a new high-thrust engine to propel rockets at the Sohae launch site.

:: Key steps in North Korea's missile programme

Reports said the test was a success and that the engine would be used for the country's space and satellite-launching programme.

North Korea is banned by the UN from long-range missile tests but claims its satellite programme is for peaceful use.

The best countries in the world?

U.S. News & World Report is at it again, this time ranking the best nations in their 2017 best countries report.

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