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• UK man hit by bus gets straight up to walk into pub

A UK man says he is "lucky to be alive" after a double-decker bus struck him from behind but left him able to stand up and walk straight into a pub.

• Facing revolt, US Senate Republicans delay healthcare vote

Facing a potentially disastrous defeat by members of his own party, US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell decides to delay a vote on healthcare legislation in order to get more support from Republican senators.

• Hostages in Marawi forced to fight and become sex slaves: Philippine army

Hostages held by Islamist militants in Marawi are forced to loot homes, take up arms against Government troops, and serve as sex slaves for rebel fighters, the Philippine army says.

• Global ransomware attack affects Australian workers

A cyber attack strikes computers around the world, taking out business servers and disrupting operations, including at the Australian offices of a global law firm.

• Kiev car bomb kills colonel in Ukrainian military intelligence

A colonel in Ukraine's military intelligence is dead after a car bomb exploded in central Kiev, the Defence Ministry says, describing the attack as a "terrorist act".

• EU fines Google record $3.57 billion

The European Union's competition watchdog slaps a record $3.57-billion fine on internet giant Google for anti-competitive behaviour around its online shopping service.

• The US volunteer saving civilian lives on the frontlines against Islamic State

When former US Army ranger David Eubank spied a little girl in Mosul hiding under her dead mother's burka, he knew he only had one option. Under fire from Islamic State, he made a beeline to try to save her life.

• Modi dodges notorious Trump handshake with a hug

Donald Trump welcomes Narendra Modi to the White House for their first in-person meeting and is surprised by a series of hugs from the Indian Prime Minister.

• Serena Williams demands 'respect' after John McEnroe says she'd struggle playing men

Tennis legend Serena Williams hits back after John McEnroe says she would be "like 700 in the world" if she tried to be part of the men's tour, calling for respect and saying his comments are "not factually based".

• White House says Assad may be preparing chemical attack

The White House says it has found "potential" evidence Syria is preparing for another chemical weapons attack.

• Port Moresby election manager arrested over $80k cash stash

Police in Papua New Guinea's capital Port Moresby arrest the city's election manager for carrying a large amount of cash, hours after voting in the city was suspended over unpaid allowances.

• Travel ban 3.0: What does Trump's latest ban mean for travellers?

The US Supreme Court has reinstated part of President Donald Trump's travel ban. So what does 'travel ban 3.0' actually mean for travellers to the US?

• Aussies taste victory and defeat in America's Cup

The America's Cup pitted New Zealand against the might of the United States but it was two Australians who went head to head as the respective skippers in sailing's most prestigious race.

• Pepe the Frog rises from the dead, creator says

The man behind Pepe the Frog is hoping to reclaim the famous cartoon character from racist internet trolls by launching a crowdfunding campaign and exploring possible litigation against those profiting from his image.

• Canadian nurse sentenced to life for killing 8 patients

A Canadian nurse who used insulin to kill eight elderly patients in long-term care facilities is sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.

• Grenfell Tower cladding supplier ends sales of panels

Arconic Inc says it will stop global sales of plastic-filled aluminium cladding panels for use in high-rise buildings after a fire in London's Grenfell Tower, which killed at least 79 people.

• 'Islamic State is finished': Mosul battle to 'end in days' as troops advance on Old City

The battle to take full control of Mosul from Islamic State will be over in a few days after an attempted fight-back by the militants fails, an Iraqi general says.

• Why do we fall for fake news? It's because we can't concentrate

Fake news and hoaxes go viral thanks to a combination of "information overload" and our "limited attention" spans, according to scientists who studied the popularity of memes.

• Salvador Dali's body to be exhumed to settle paternity claim

A Spanish judge orders the remains of artist Salvador Dali to be exhumed to settle a paternity suit, despite opposition from the state-run foundation that manages the artist's estate.

• Sailing New Zealand reclaims America's Cup with crushing win over US

New Zealand wins the America's Cup, almost white-washing the US holders with a revolutionary boat and a new superstar sailor to avenge a humbling defeat four years ago.

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