The US Army has informed Congress that it will grant permission to complete the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline near tribal territory.

    The notice comes a month after Donald Trump formally backed the project in one of his first acts as US president.

    Thousands of predominantly Native American protesters have boycotted the $3.8bn pipeline's construction in the state of North Dakota.

    The Standing Rock Tribe vowed to fight the decision in court.

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