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Trump announces the US will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.VIDEO: REUTERS

Donald Trump pulls US out of global climate change accord

President Donald Trump announced America’s withdrawal from the Paris climate deal, signaling a policy shift with wide-ranging repercussions for the climate and Washington’s ties with the world.

In a highly anticipated statement from the White House Rose Garden, Trump said the United States would abandon the current deal – but was open to negotiating a new one.

“As of today, the United States will cease all implementation of the non-binding Paris accord and the draconian financial and economic burdens the agreement imposes on our country,” Trump said.

“We’re getting out but we’ll start to negotiate and we will see if we can make a deal that’s fair. And if we can, that’s great. And if we can’t, that’s fine.”

The leaders of Italy, France and Germany said they regretted Trump’s decision to withdraw from the accord and said the global pact "cannot be renegotiated".


Gunshots, fire at high-end Manila casino; police rule out terrorism, say robbery likely motive

Gunshots rang out at an upscale hotel and casino complex in Manila early on Friday morning in what was initially suspected as a terrorist attack, but later dismissed by security officials as an attempted robbery.

Thousands flooded out of Resorts World Manila, near the country’s main airport and an air force base, just after midnight, after they heard a staccato of gunfire, and saw a fire broke out at the second floor of the casino.

Witnesses interviewed on radio said they saw armed men with blackened faces firing guns and burning a table. But Director-General Ronald de la Rosa later told reporters police were looking for just one gunman who likely had intended to rob the casino.


Apartment block in Egypt tilts across street

A 13-storey building in Egypt's second city Alexandria tilted across a street into another apartment block, forcing police to evacuate it and nearby structures.

There were no reports of any injuries.

The municipality cut electricity and gas supplies to the residential building that was being propped by its neighbour. The military has now been called in to demolish it.


Tennis: Serena Williams still in the dark about unborn baby's sex

Serena Williams has denied that she already knows the sex of her unborn baby, a day after big sister Venus appeared to hint that the former world number one was expecting a girl.

Venus referred to the baby as "she" and listed a series of girl names during an interview after her second-round win over Japan's Kurumi Nara at Roland Garros on Wednesday.

But Serena tweeted on Thursday that she was waiting for the birth to discover if her child was a boy or a girl.


Tennis: Del Potro saddened by Almagro 'agony'

Juan Martin Del Potro said he felt deeply sorry for stricken opponent Nicolas Almagro after a knee injury forced the Spaniard to retire from their French Open clash.

The towering Argentine advanced to a third-round showdown with Andy Murray after Almagro collapsed to the court in tears at 1-1 in the third set on Court Two.

Del Potro quickly hurdled the net to console a sobbing Almgaro, who arrived in Paris having been forced to retire with a knee injury at the Rome Masters.