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    Trump, sworn in as US president, promises to put 'America First'

    Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, succeeding Barack Obama and telling a bitterly divided country he will pursue "America First" policies at home and abroad.
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    Bin Laden documents:worry over Islamic State tactics,'aging' al Qaeda

    Months before his death, Osama bin Laden fretted about the Islamic State group’s impatient, violent tactics and the fading of al Qaeda, documents released by the CIA Thursday showed.
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    Donald Trump to take oath as 45th US president today

    When President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the US Friday, this will be the 58th formal presidential inaugural ceremony since 1789.
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    British Parliament Holds Debate on Kashmir Situation

    British MPs on Thursday held a debate on Kashmir in the UK Parliament, warning against "escalation" of violence in the region.The motion before the House of Commons
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    Russia says Turkey joins raids on Daesh in Syria

    Moscow says Russian warplanes and Turkish jets have jointly targeted positions of Daesh militants in the Syrian city of al-Bab.The Wednesday aerial attacks by Russian and Turkish war planes were the "first joint air operation" by the two countries
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    Obama makes farewell calls to Afghan, Indian leaders

    A day before his departure from the White House as the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama made farewell calls to the leaders of India and Afghanistan.In a telephone call to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday,
  • A freight train transporting containers laden with goods from China, arrives at DB Cargo's London Eurohub rail freight depot in Barking, east London on January 18, 2017, after travelling from Yiwu in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang.— AFP

    First ‘Silk Road’ train arrives in UK from China

    After an 18-day, 12,000-kilometre intercontinental journey, the first freight train from China arrived in Britain on Wednesday.The lengthy journey is the latest manifestation of China’s drive to strengthen trade links with western Europe
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    OIC to UN: Stop potential genocide in Myanmar

    The United Nations should intervene in Myanmar's Rakhine State to stop further escalation of violence against Rohingya Muslims and avoid another genocide like in Cambodia and Rwanda, said the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's special envoy to My
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    Syria talks:Iran opposes US involvement

    Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said late on Tuesday that his government opposed the United States joining Syrian peace talks to be held in Kazakhstan next week, local media reported.
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    UK to begin 'Brexit' in March: May

    Britain will leave the European Union's single market when it exits the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday, putting an end to speculation that London might try to seek a "soft Brexit".
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    Palestinian rivals agree to form unity Govt

    The main Palestinian parties on Tuesday announced a deal to form a national unity government prior to the holding of elections, after three days of reconciliation talks in Moscow.
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    Iran deal prevented war, Obama reminds successors

    The outgoing US President Barack Obama urged his successors on Monday to remember that last year’s nuclear deal with Iran was the results of years of hard work.
  • Rescue teams are seen at the crash site of a Turkish cargo jet near Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport outside Bishkek, January 16, 2017. REUTERS-9R

    37 killed in Kyrgyzstan plane crash

    Yahya Üstün said that a cargo flight with TC-MCL registration number, operated by ACT Airlines, departed from Hong Kong International Airport to Bishkek Manas International Airport had an accident near Bishkek
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    Saudi Arabia closing in on $2.1 billion warship deal seen as trouble

    Close ties between the royal families of Spain and Saudi Arabia could help Madrid conclude a lucrative deal to sell warships to Riyadh, much to the alarm of rights groups.
  • A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor missile is launched during a successful test in this undated handout photo provided by the US department of defence. (Reuters)

    China, Russia vow to deploy measures against US missiles in South Korea

    The tense situation in the Korean peninsula could inch towards the edge with China and Russia agreeing on countermeasures in response to the US decision to deploy an advanced anti-ballistic missile system in South Korea.