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Severe weather in southeastern U.S. kills 15 people over the weekend

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:19:05 EST

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A powerful tornado ripped through a mobile home park in south Georgia early Sunday, destroying half of its structures and killing seven people. Another four people died in neighbouring counties, bringing the weekend death toll from severe weather in the southeastern U.S. to 15.




'He wants Americans to love him': Trump biographers on what kind of president he'll be

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 05:00:00 EST

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Donald Trump's need for approval as well as his insecurities over his intellect and wealth offer insight into how he'll act as U.S. president, say two of his biographers.




Israel's PM delays West Bank annexation vote

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 11:44:12 EST

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The municipality of Jerusalem granted final approval Sunday for the construction of hundreds of new homes in east Jerusalem, while a hard-line cabinet minister pushed the government to annex a major West Bank settlement as emboldened Israeli nationalists welcomed the presidency of Donald Trump.




In spat over crowd sizes, Trump aide insists press secretary was offering 'alternative facts'

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 14:32:51 EST

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There were strong signs across the U.S. that the number of people who attended the Women's March on Washington on Saturday topped those who gathered on Friday to watch U.S. President Donald Trump's inauguration.




Syrian rebels urge Russia to help ensure ceasefire holds

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 09:43:58 EST

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A Syrian rebel group called on Russia to withstand pressure from Iran and the Syrian government to help ensure that a ceasefire reached last month holds, the head of a delegation at peace talks told Reuters on Sunday.




Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, former MLBer Andy Marte killed in separate car crashes

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:01:28 EST

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Authorities in the Dominican Republic say Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and former MLB player Andy Marte have both died in separate car crashes.




A softer side of government: How Larry the cat became a purr-fect political companion on Downing Street

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 05:00:00 EST

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Larry the rescue cat lives at 10 Downing Street, and although he doesn’t do much in the way of policy, he has become the furry face of a more relatable U.K. government.




At least 32 dead in India train derailment

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 00:08:53 EST

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At least 32 people were killed and 50 others injured after a passenger train derailed in southern India, railway officials said Sunday.




12 bodies recovered after landslide buries hotel in China

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 00:54:06 EST

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Authorities in China say they've recovered the bodies of 12 people killed inside a hotel overrun by a landslide.




'Fight like a girl': Clever signs and slogans from Women's Marches worldwide

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 19:24:46 EST

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Hundreds of thousands of women and their allies marched all over the world on Saturday, using creative signs, slogans and costumes to protest the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump, a man who has repeatedly come under fire for his treatment of and comments about women.




Gambia's defeated president finally cedes power, to enter exile weeks after election loss

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:19:40 EST

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Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh and his family headed into political exile Saturday night, ending a 22-year reign of fear and a post-election political standoff that threatened to provoke a regional military intervention when he clung to power.




Trump presidency sparks worry — and protest

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 11:00:00 EST

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Donald Trump’s inauguration has many in Mexico bracing for the worst, as the man who promised to build a wall, talked about mass deportations and threatened to tear up NAFTA launches his term as U.S. president.




If Trump nixes nuclear deal, 'we are prepared,' says country's atomic chief

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 10:35:08 EST

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Iran says it is reserving judgment on new U.S. President Donald Trump. But if he does, as he’s vowed, “tear up” the international deal Tehran reached on curbing its nuclear program, it could quickly ramp that program back up, says the country’s atomic energy chief.




Mud-slinging and Mexican flags define decade-long battle over Trump's Scottish golf course

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 05:00:00 EST

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The remote Scottish coastline just north of Aberdeen is a place of wild beauty, where the sand dunes rise to great heights. But there are other disorienting vistas — none more so than the site of a Mexican flag flapping in the wind. It's a not-so-subtle message directed at the man who has just become president of the United States.




'I am so behind you,' Trump assures CIA officials on 1st full day in office

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:59:03 EST

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U.S. President Donald Trump moved to mend his tumultuous relationship with America's spy agencies Saturday, travelling to CIA headquarters on his first full day in office and assuring officials, "I am so behind you."