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Eleven injured in car crash near London museum, terrorism ruled out

Eleven people were injured when a car collided with pedestrians near London’s Natural History Museum, in one of the capital’s busiest tourist areas, but police doused fears it was a terrorist attack, saying it was a road traffic incident.

Police said it was believed the car had mounted the pavement outside the popular attraction in west London and collided with a number of pedestrians. Officers had arrested a man at the scene and he was now being questioned.

Britain has suffered five attacks blamed on terrorism so far this year, three of which involved vehicles, and the incident in an area packed with tourists at the weekend had prompted concerns that the collision had been a deliberate act.

London’s ambulance service said they had treated 11 people, mostly for head and leg injuries, with nine taken to hospital. Police said none of the injuries were life-threatening or life-changing.

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Donald Trump says 'only one thing will work' with North Korea

US President Donald Trump said “only one thing will work” in dealing with North Korea after previous administrations had talked to Pyongyang without results.

“Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid,” Trump said in a tweet. “...Hasn’t worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, making fools of US negotiators. Sorry, but only one thing will work!”

Trump did not make clear to what he was referring, but his comments seemed to be a further suggestion that military action was on his mind.

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Indonesia police detain 51 men in Jakarta 'gay spa' raid

Indonesian police detained 51 men including several foreigners in a raid on what authorities described as a "gay spa" in Jakarta, and some could face up to six years in prison under pornography and prostitution laws.

The arrests are the latest in a spate of high-profile police actions against gay clubs and parties in Indonesia this year that have called the country's reputation for tolerance into question.

Among those detained at the spa in Central Jakarta were four Chinese nationals, a Singaporean, one Thai national, one Malaysian, and one Dutchman, although none of the foreigners would be charged, Jakarta Police spokesman Argo Yuwono told Reuters on Saturday.

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US rapper Nelly arrested over tour-bus rape allegations

Grammy Award-winning rapper Nelly was arrested after a woman accused him of raping her in his tour bus, police in the northwestern state of Washington said.

Just before 4am local time (7pm Singapore time) a woman called the emergency 911 line “to report that she was sexually assaulted by a male, who is known as the rapper ‘Nelly,’” police in Auburn, Washington said.

A lawyer for Nelly vehemently denied the charges. Nelly – born Cornell Haynes Jr – “is the victim of a completely fabricated allegation,” his attorney Scott Rosenblum told AFP in a statement.

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Football: Matuidi puts France in control of their World Cup destiny

Blaise Matuidi’s early goal was enough to take France to the brink of the World Cup finals as they secured a 1-0 away win against Bulgaria.

Les Bleus top Group A with 20 points, one ahead of Sweden who crushed Luxembourg 8-0, and they will qualify directly for next year’s World Cup in Russia if they beat Belarus at home in their final game on Tuesday. Sweden next travel to the Netherlands.

France are assured of at least a playoff place, with the best eight second-placed teams going through to the two-legged playoffs.

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