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Eastern US states braced for massive blizzard

Snowstorm could potentially cause $1bn worth of damage and paralyse the eastern third of the country, forecasters say.

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US Senate rejects bill on Syrian and Iraqi refugees

Legislation would have required officials to verify that each refugee posed no security risk before being allowed in.

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Researchers cast doubt on evidence of ninth planet

Scientists' claim of a giant undiscovered planet on the fringes of the solar system met with scepticism.

Planet Nine

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GoPro vultures take on illegal dumping in Peru

Authorities hope scavenging birds associated with death will identify those dumping rubbish in the capital Lima.

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Failed US vice presidential candidate Palin backs Trump

Former Alaska governor and running mate to John McCain in 2008 says Trump would kick ISIL's "ass".

Palin, Trump

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Colombia and FARC rebels ask UN to observe ceasefire

Joint request for unarmed mission made as two sides aim to reach comprehensive peace agreement before March deadline.

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Supreme Court to judge Obama immigrant protection plan

United States justices to review lower court's decision to block Obama's order, which shields millions from deportation.

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Filmmaker Spike Lee blasts 'lily-white' Oscars

Hollywood figures lead boycott of Academy Awards citing a lack of racial diversity in nominations - two years in a row.

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Scientists seek ways to block 'Armageddon asteroids'

US and European experts seek trial run at deflecting asteroids on potentially dangerous orbital paths.

Armageddon asteroids

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Violent protests rock Haiti ahead of presidential vote

Protesters vow to derail Sunday's runoff vote after candidate accuses electoral authority of backing ruling party.

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