• Gambians rejoice as new president Adama Barrow returns
Gambians rejoice as new president Adama Barrow returns

President's Barrow's Vice president Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajang was also at the airport to receive the president. The Gambian president, Adama Barrow . secretary-general and head of the U.N. Office for West Africa and the Sahel. Barrow has assured Jammeh he will have all the legal rights given to an ex-president, which under Gambian law inclu...

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  • Usain Bolt's Teammate Tests Positive for 2008 Olympics, Relay Gold Medal Revoked
Usain Bolt's Teammate Tests Positive for 2008 Olympics, Relay Gold Medal Revoked

In addition to winning gold in the 2008 Olympic 4x100 relay, the 31-year-old Carter was part of the 2012 Olympic team that took gold in the 4x100 relay in London. It also knocks him from the top spot in history books that he had shared with American Carl Lewis and Finland's Paavo Nurmi as the only track and field athletes to win nine gold Olympic m...

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  • Republican Senator Says Trump's Border Wall Should Be Offset
Republican Senator Says Trump's Border Wall Should Be Offset

They're having a hard time getting down to business because their new leader, popular vote loser Donald Trump, is, well, what he is. "Except we have one problem - we have to take care of the American people", he said. "It can get complicated when you get into the details of tax reform, but once we go through how tax reform works and what it's g...

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  • Trump Could Reduce US Ties With Groups That Support Palestinians Including UN
Trump Could Reduce US Ties With Groups That Support Palestinians Including UN

The committee will also be asked to scrutinize the International Criminal Court, the United Nations Population Fund and development aid to countries that "oppose important United States policies". Certain parts of the order also prohibit funding to organizations affiliated with particular global interests, including the Palestinian Authority and an...

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  • Knights of Malta head quits amid row over condom programme
Knights of Malta head quits amid row over condom programme

As if to drive home that point, the Knights issued a statement Wednesday saying the sovereign council had been convened for January 28 to formally accept his resignation. In an extraordinary rebuke of the pontiff, the group said the replacement of its grand chancellor was an "act of internal governmental administration of the Sovereign Order of Ma...

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  • Rio Tinto (RIO) Inks Deal to Divest Coal amp; Allied Business
Rio Tinto (RIO) Inks Deal to Divest Coal amp; Allied Business

Coal prices jumped past year after China slashed production, but major companies including Peabody Energy and Rio Tinto have been trying to exit coal assets as investors turn cautious over the emergence of renewables. Rio Tinto chief executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques said the sale "delivered outstanding value for our shareholders and is consistent w...

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  • Former EP President Schulz to Run for German Chancellor in September Election
Former EP President Schulz to Run for German Chancellor in September Election

Meanwhile the opposition Greens, who served in a centre-left coalition under Schroeder from 1998 to 2005, have indicated their willingness to join Merkel in government if they managed to security a majority together. Recent polls have shown the SPD has stronger chance against the Christian Democrat bloc in the federal election under Schulz's le...

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  • Pentagon denies cooperation with Russian Federation in Syrian airstrikes
Pentagon denies cooperation with Russian Federation in Syrian airstrikes

The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed the coordinated attacks, which also reportedly involved Turkish forces. Russian Federation and the United States back opposing sides in the Syrian conflict, with Moscow supporting President Bashar al-Assad and Washington providing backing to some Sunni Muslim rebels.

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  • Poor, minorities, unemployed most likely to lose insurance if Obamacare is repealed
Poor, minorities, unemployed most likely to lose insurance if Obamacare is repealed

Larry Levitt , vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation said that if the agencies are able to exempt a large number of individuals from the individual mandate , insurance companies could quickly pull out the individual market. But the law has produced mixed results for hospitals' bottom lines, because Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements...

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  • Hamon ahead of Valls after first Socialist primary
Hamon ahead of Valls after first Socialist primary

The vote on Sunday will pick two candidates to progress to a second round on January 29. The top two will go on to a second round which will decide which Socialist will compete in France's presidential election in April and May. A runoff election will then be held next week to choose the left-wing party's final candidate. The Socialists' choice...

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  • Obama's first act as a citizen: launching a new website
Obama's first act as a citizen: launching a new website

He also vowed, as he has done previously, that though his role as President has ended, he will continue to push as a citizen for initiatives he began in the White House. President Barack Obama waves as he walks through the colonnade as he departs the Oval Office for the last time as president, at the White House in Washington, D.C., January 20, 2...

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  • Trump's Inauguration Day Arrives
Trump's Inauguration Day Arrives

America is welcoming their 45th President into the White House on Friday. President Trump promised major advances in rebuilding our infrastructure and said we will get people off welfare with the jobs it will take to do that. That, too, may serve as inspiration for Pence, the former IN governor who was floated as a potential presidential candidat...

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  • Soros: Trump a 'would-be dictator' who will rattle markets
Soros: Trump a 'would-be dictator' who will rattle markets

But the positive reaction in financial markets would not last long, Soros predicted, because ultimately they do not like uncertainty. "I personally think he is going to fail". "It's unlikely that Prime Minister May is actually going to remain in power", he said. Already she has a very divided cabinet, a very small majority in Parliament.

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  • Firefighters Die In Building Collapse In Tehran
Firefighters Die In Building Collapse In Tehran

State TV said "tens" of firefighters might also have been inside the 17-storey Plasco building when it fell to the ground in a matter of seconds. Firefighters battled the blaze for several hours before the collapse. "The flames could be seen kilometres away from the old building", the Fars news agency reported. Soroush Farzin-Moghadam, an engin...

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  • Senegal troops enter Gambia in support of new President Barrow
Senegal troops enter Gambia in support of new President Barrow

President Adama Barrow was sworn into office at the Gambian Embassy in Senegal after Jammeh's refusal to step down forced him to leave the country for Dakar . Defence forces chief Ousmane Badjie told The Associated Press that Gambia's security services all support Barrow and would not fight the regional force that was poised to push out Jammeh i...

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  • Six found alive in hotel after Italy avalanche
Six found alive in hotel after Italy avalanche

First word of the discovery came at around 11 a.m. "Video released by rescuers showed a boy, wearing blue snow trousers and a matching ski shirt, emerging from the structure and crews mussing his hair in celebration". With 15 GDF rescuers and firefighters digging, the survivors could hear their efforts and knew help was on its way, Bini said. I...

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  • Quake shakes central Italy, felt in Rome
Quake shakes central Italy, felt in Rome

As of now, no damage or causalities have been reported. On August 24 previous year, 300 people were killed and thousands of homes and businesses destroyed in a powerful quake. (0925 GMT), according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Tremors were felt in the capital, Rome . Centuries-old papal palaces in Rome - showpieces of the mastery of Renais...

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  • China expects to strengthen ties with US
China expects to strengthen ties with US

Sidestepping recent disputes over Taiwan and regional security, China said Thursday that "important progress" has been made in its relationship with the US under President Barack Obama and the two countries should move forward as partners rather than competitors.

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  • Manish Sisodia under CBI lens on campaign
Manish Sisodia under CBI lens on campaign

According to the Vigilance Department complaint, the Delhi government had hired a consultant of a famous public relations company to promote "Talk to AK" campaign. The SAD-BJP government in Punjab is anxious that clean practitioners of politics may assume power in the State, especially because Kejriwal has threatened to jail corrupt SAD leaders, he...

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  • Martin McGuinness: Ex-deputy first minster will not stand in NI election
Martin McGuinness: Ex-deputy first minster will not stand in NI election

Among younger colleagues in contention to succeed him, former ministers Conor Murphy and Michelle O'Neill have played more prominent roles since McGuinness took a break. "I also want to thank Bernie (his wife) and the entire McGuinness family for the support they have given to Martin over many years and for allowing him to become the leader, the pa...

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  • Obama Says Trump Has Opportunity to Reach Arms Deal With Russia
Obama Says Trump Has Opportunity to Reach Arms Deal With Russia

He said it's clear that someone in the intelligence community is leaking information, and it's imperative that we find out who that is. At a meeting in London in December 2016, former US National Security Council member and Russian specialist at Kissinger Associates, Thomas Graham, echoed Parakilas' concerns about an early Trump-Putin meeting...

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  • Sisters reported missing from Rhode Island in 1985 found alive
Sisters reported missing from Rhode Island in 1985 found alive

The two sisters, whose current names won't be released to the public, both live in Houston and have families of their own. "A felony warrant for Child Snatching was issued for her on November 16, 1988", state police said. Yates is scheduled to be arraigned in Kent County court Wednesday. Yates, authorities said, was "relieved" to know that his ...

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  • SpaceX success; plans extra launch facilities
SpaceX success; plans extra launch facilities

SpaceX enjoyed a textbook success with the launch of a 10-satellite cargo for telco Iridium on January 14th. The rocket's first stage touched down upright on an unmanned drone ship miles offshore about 8 minutes later, a feat that SpaceX accomplished four times in 2016 and captured on the company's webcast.

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  • Gangasagar stampede: TMC minister denies reports, accuses PMO of disrupting federal structure
Gangasagar stampede: TMC minister denies reports, accuses PMO of disrupting federal structure

Thousands of people were present at the spot when the incident took place. Sources in the police denied that a stampede took place. "Six women have died in the stampede while they were trying to cross a jetty near Gangasagar", local minister Manturam Pakhira told AFP.

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  • Obama's latest step on Cuba actually seems necessary and proper
Obama's latest step on Cuba actually seems necessary and proper

Until now, virtually every Cuban who made it to USA soil was granted the right to stay in the country , the right to apply for work permits and, later, green cards, which convey lawful permanent residency. Florida Senator Bill Nelson said: "I believe changing this outdated policy - in order to be fair to all and also to prevent people from abusing...

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  • Thousands of United States troops on Russia's doorstep in Poland deployment
Thousands of United States troops on Russia's doorstep in Poland deployment

On Saturday, the US troops first arrived in the northern German port of Bremerhaven before heading toward Poland. "And this is not just a symbolic presence but one with a real capability". "These actions threaten our interests, our security", President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday. Some Poles still feel betrayed by Obama...

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  • U.S. to lift some sanctions against Sudan
U.S. to lift some sanctions against Sudan

House of Representatives and the President of the Senate. Sudan has been under American economic and trade sanctions since 1997 for its alleged connection to terror networks and remains on the US list of state sponsors of terror. At the time, the department said the USA maintained grave concerns about Sudan's policies, notably its handling of u...

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  • DPS: Trooper shot after responding to crash near Tonopah
DPS: Trooper shot after responding to crash near Tonopah

The man pulled over and Andersson called for help as the attacker slammed the trooper's head into the pavement. The investigation is in its preliminary stages, Milstead said, and authorities do not know why the state trooper was attacked.

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  • Christmas clothing cheer for M&S
Christmas clothing cheer for M&S

Peer Debenhams reported that group like-for-like sales rose 3.5 per cent for the 18-week period to January 7, similarly bolstered by non-food items like beauty and gift sales, but chief executive Sergio Bucher also cited "challenges in the broader environment".

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  • Irish woman critical with head injury after Australia plane crash
Irish woman critical with head injury after Australia plane crash

It is understood that the 13 year old boy's family watched on in horror as they were in the second craft. The occupants of the plane are believed to have been taking a day trip to Middle Island when the plane came down. AN Australian plane crash which has left an Irish woman fighting for her life may have been caused by engine failure, according ...

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  • McConnell to Dems: 'Grow Up' and 'Get Past' the Confirmation Stonewalling
McConnell to Dems: 'Grow Up' and 'Get Past' the Confirmation Stonewalling

Of the eight Trump nominees the party is targeting most aggressively on ideological and policy grounds, she is the only one scheduled for a hearing this week who does not have a signed ethics agreement. In particular, McConnell hopes the Senate will approve Trump's picks for national security posts. Below is the schedule for the Senate's confirm...

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  • Mexico Repatriates Suspect in Attacking US Consulate Official
Mexico Repatriates Suspect in Attacking US Consulate Official

A US consulate official in Guadalajara, Mexico, was shot Friday and an American has been arrested, authorities said Sunday. He made his initial court appearance Tuesday and was ordered held pending a detention hearing Friday in federal court in Virginia.

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  • Dylann Roof sentenced to death for murdering 9 black churchgoers
Dylann Roof sentenced to death for murdering 9 black churchgoers

Roof did not ask the jury to spare his life for killing nine black church members in June 2015. However, if the jurors can not reach a unanimous decision on the death penalty, the default sentence will be life in prison without possibility of parole, Gergel said.

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  • Arrest made in attempted assassination of United States consulate in Guadalajara
Arrest made in attempted assassination of United States consulate in Guadalajara

The attack was captured on surveillance footage and shows a suspect in sunglasses and purple scrubs following the victim out of a parking garage at the city's Plaza Sania Mall. The motive behind the shooting was unknown. "They should also take care not to fall into predictable patterns for those movements that are essential", the message continue...

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  • Why the world should be watching India's state elections
Why the world should be watching India's state elections

There will be 1,85,000 polling stations across five states. The survey also indicated that vote percentage would translate to 206 to 216 seats, which is a clear majority in 403-seat UP Assembly. As has been the case in previous opinion polls, Mayawati has the highest approval ratings when it comes to the question of who's best placed to handle la...

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