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NY police fire officer for fatal chokehold

The New York Police Department has fired the white officer who used a deadly chokehold on a black man while trying to arrest him in 2014, an incident that helped fuel the "Black Lives Matter" movement in response to police use of force.

Demand to recall UK parliament over Brexit

Britain's parliament needs to be recalled immediately to discuss Brexit, the opposition Labour Party's finance spokesman John McDonnell says, after leaked official documents forecast possible food, fuel, and medicine shortages.

Wife feared own murder, Qld trial told

Two years before a Gold Coast mother was allegedly murdered by her husband, she told her neighbour to go police if she didn't return from an overseas trip because he would have killed her.

Obama's basketball tee sells for $US120k

A high school basketball jersey that once belonged to former president Barack Obama has sold at an auction in Dallas to an anonymous buyer for $US120,000 ($A177,000).