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Donald Trump takes oath as 45th president of the United States

Washington: Donald John Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, ushering in a new era that he vowed would shatter the established order and reverse a national decline that he referred to as "this American carnage."


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Inaugural festivities begin for President-elect Donald Trump

Washington: At the opening concert of the long inaugural week-to-weekend, the United States' President-elect Donald J. Trump stood at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial on Thursday night, and vowed to "unify our country" amid applause from thousands of concertgoers.


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Avalanche buries Italy hotel, many feared dead or injured

An avalanche hit a popular mountain hotel in central Italy after a series of strong earthquakes had jolted the area, and up to 30 people might be buried under the snow, officials said on Wednesday.


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Obama commutes sentence of Chelsea Manning

Washington: The United States' President, Barack Obama, on Tuesday commuted all but four months of the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the Army intelligence analyst convicted of a 2010 leak that revealed American military and diplomatic activities across the world.


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Trump vows 'insurance for everybody' as health law replacement

Washington: United States' President-elect Donald J. Trump said this weekend that he was nearly ready to unveil a plan to replace President Obama's Affordable Care Act with "insurance for everybody."


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In emotional farewell message, Obama urges Americans to preserve democracy

Chicago: Outgoing President of the United States, Barack Obama got emotional as he addressed countrymen on Tuesday as part of his farewell message in Chicago.


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Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner to be Senior White House adviser

Washington: Jared Kushner has been named senior White House adviser to his father-in-law and the president-elect Donald J. Trump.


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Florida shooting: Five killed at Fort Lauderdale airport shooting, gunman

A lone shooter opened fire Friday afternoon at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida, killing five people and wounding eight others before he was taken into custody, authorities said.


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'Seriously ill' Charles Manson taken from prison to California hospital

Infamous cult leader Charles Manson, whose followers carried out a series of gruesome murders in 1969, is being treated at a California hospital for an undisclosed medical issue, according to reports.


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Donald Trump takes a jab at 'intelligence' officials over alleged 'Russian

Washington: United States' President-elect Donald Trump took another jab on Tuesday at the intelligence community that will be under his command in just a few weeks, once again in a tweet.


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Istanbul nightclub attack: 35 killed as assailant dressed as Santa Claus opens

In a tragic incident, an attacker said to have been dressed in a Santa Claus costume opened fire at a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year's celebrations Saturday, killing at least 35 people and wounding 40 others.


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Could have beaten Trump for a third term, says Obama, 'no way' responds Trump

Washington: President Obama expressed confidence that, if he had run for a third term, he would have defeated Donald J. Trump, during an interview with David Axelrod, his friend and former adviser.


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Russian military plane with 90 onboard 'disappears from radar': Report

A Russian defence force Tu-154 aircraft has disappeared from radar, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported on Sunday.


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Amid NY probe, Donald Trump says will dissolve his foundation

Washington: United States' President-elect Donald Trump has said he "intends to dissolve" the Donald J. Trump Foundation "to avoid even the appearance of any conflict" with his role as president.


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Trump ally, Carl Paladino, comes under fire for racially offensive comments

Washington: Carl Paladino, a western New York builder, one-time Republican candidate for governor of New York and political ally of President-elect Donald J. Trump, caused huge outrage on Friday after making racially offensive comments about President Obama and the first lady, who Paladino said should be "let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe."


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Donald Trump tweets US should 'expand its nuclear capability'

Washington: President-elect Donald J. Trump said on Thursday that the United States should greatly "expand its nuclear capability," which seemed to indicate an end to years of efforts by presidents of both parties to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in American defenses and strategy.


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Did Donald Trump suggest Berlin attack affirms his plan to bar Muslims?

Washington: America's President-elect Donald J. Trump appeared to suggest on Wednesday that the horrifying truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin validated his proposal during the presidential campaign to bar Muslims from entering the United States.


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Donald Trump blasts China, tweets 'We don't want drone they stole - let them

Washington: President-elect Donald Trump has said the US should let China keep the US Navy's unmanned underwater glider that it seized in the South China Sea.


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Russia election hacks update: Putin tells Obama to 'show some proof or shut up'

In latest Russia election hacks update, Putin seems to have had enough of the relentless barrage of US accusations that he, personally, "hacked the US presidential election."


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Saddam Hussein should have been left to run Iraq, says former CIA officer

Washington: We all know that US President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump both believe the United States never should have invaded Iraq in 2003 (or, at least, Trump claims he now does). The war in Iraq and its chaotic aftermath in many ways led to the present situation in the Middle East; it triggered a sectarian unraveling that now looms over both Iraq and Syria and haunts the minds of an Obama administration wary of further


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Putin turned Russia election hacks in Trump's favor, U.S. intelligence

Did President Vladimir Putin turn Russia election hacks in Donald Trump's favor? Putin was personally involved in covert efforts to interfere with the U.S. presidential election to try to show corruption in American politics and create an image other countries could no longer depend on the U.S. as a world leader, three senior U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News Wednesday.


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Trump aide Kellyanne Conway declines White House press secretary post

Kellyanne Conway, former campaign manager for President-elect Donald Trump, said Monday she has "politely declined" an offer to be Trump's White House press secretary.


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Trump cabinet update: President-elect to reveal Secretary of State choice

Late Monday, President-elect Donald Trump said he would announce his choice for secretary of state on Tuesday. The appointment will largely set the direction that the Trump administration will take.


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Istanbul twin explosions: 38 Killed, scores injured outside soccer stadium

The death toll from the twin bombings in Istanbul has risen to 38. Turkey declared Sunday a day of national mourning after Saturday night's blasts near the home stadium of soccer giants Besiktas, Agence France-Presse reported.


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Pakistan plane crash in Abbottabad: All 48 passengers aboard PK-661 killed

A Pakistani plane carrying 48 people crashed Wednesday in the country's mountainous north and burst into flames killing everyone on board, authorities said.


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Syria refugee crisis: Canada vows to support Lebanon

In a noble gesture, Canada on Tuesday announced that it would take measures in order to decrease the pressure on Lebanon caused by the huge refugee crisis in Syria.


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Germany's Angela Merkel seeks to ban burqas

Germany may become the next European country to ban burqas and the veils as German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that she wants to ban "full-face veils."


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Ghost Ship fire: Oakland warehouse manager apologizes for devastation

The manager of the Oakland, Calif., warehouse that burnt down claiming 36 lives has apologized for the devastation.


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Trump wants to cancel new Air Force One over 'out of control' costs

US President-elect Donald Trump has said that the time has come for the government to cancel its multibillion-dollar order for new Air Force One presidential planes.


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Final Election Result 2016: Florida voters say Hillary won from state; seek

A lawsuit was filed by a group of voters in Florida on Monday demanding a statewide hand recount of the ballots.


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