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African forces suspend operations in Gambia for talks

Jammeh spent hours with Guinea and Mauritania's presidents on Friday in Banjul, where agreement was reached that he would hand power to Adama Barrow, the declared victor of elections last month. He arrived at the embassy to cheers of joy from hundreds of Gambians who had gathered, with national flags, for a glimpse of the new president. There has been no legally recognised pronouncement which overturns the elections.

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Obama releases final batch of bin Laden documents

The Obama Administration has released what is being described as the final batch of documents from Osama bin Laden acquired during the 2011 attack on his Abbottabad, Pakistan compound, during which he was assassinated by U.S. The letter and other documents were seized when USA special forces entered bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad and killed him in 2011. Defense officials announced separately this week that more than 100 al Qaeda fighters were killed Thursday when a training camp in Syria ...

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Madonna to critics of women's march: 'F--k you'

The singer said she "refused to accept the new age of tyranny" while speaking at the Women's March on Washington Saturday. The Women's March on Washington brought people from across the United States to protest the Trump administration, a day after the new president was sworn into office to a significantly smaller crowd of people.

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Gambia's Army chief pledges loyalty to President Barrow

Gambia's president-elect, who won the 1 December 2016 election, is now in Senegal under protection as ECOWAS troops have entered the tiny West African country to force Jammeh out as his term elapses today. In stark contrast to the jubilant scenes in Dakar, Banjul remains eerily quiet and on lockdown, with people fearing a military intervention or a crackdown by Jammeh's security forces.

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OIC indirectly condemns Trump plan to move Israel embassy

He end his talk saying that Trump is Supporting by his move Jewish Daesh noting that the state of occupation which calls for Jewish state is state not fully differentiated from the Islamic state organization in Syria and Iraq Daesh which calling for ideological identity noting that the decision to move the U.S.

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Brexit 'will bring down all of Europe', Marine Le Pen declares

Populist National parties across Europe believe that 2017 will be their year as elections in France, Netherlands, and Germany loom. Le Pen, in an interview with France's Radio Classique, said the meeting was proof that her party was not isolated.

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Women March Against Trump

On Friday night, hundreds of women from the Greater Toronto Area waited to board a fleet of buses for a almost 10 hour overnight journey to D.C.to take part in the Women's March on Washington. "We are just telling the new administration that we are here and I am going to protect the rights of my own and my family". "What I'm really happy about is the civic engagement from all corners of this city", President of NOW-NYC Sonia Ossorio said.

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Trump issues executive order to ease 'economic burden' of ACA

And while many people have paid more for their insurance than ever since its launch, we would have paid a much higher price without it. "Should people, because they are Americans, be able to go to the doctor when they need to?" The move is seen to be more symbolic than a clear plan of which parts of the health care law Trump plans on repealing.

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Ivanka Trump Wears White Pantsuit to the Inauguration

In the article, Bloch said that Tiffany could be turning up at Friday night's inaugural ball in a champagne-colored gown by Los Angeles-based label Simin Couture . Eric, 33, has griped about having to cease fundraising for his charitable foundation over fears about impropriety and conflict of interest. In the exclusive article with the the Hollywood Reporter on January 19, Booth Moore wrote that Tiffany is working with celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch on her inaugural weekend looks.

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Mulayam Singh's aide Ambika Chaudhary joins Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party

He cited the family feud in the SP for his decision. "When asked whether she will also take Shivpal Singh in the party, the BSP chief remarked 'Let him make the request then I will consider and let all of you know". At least 21 legislators didn't figure on the SP list, provoking Chaudhary and two more seniors to switch sides the day after. Mr. Chaudhary attacked the SP for neglecting its "responsibility" as a political party to protect the interests of people and stop communal forces.

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Obama gives further 500 million dollars to climate change fund

It is no longer in question that economic growth can be achieved with declining GHG emissions. It is being expected that Donald Trump may cease any upcoming instalment. On the other hand, they have tended not to be as alarmed as their interlocutors, and/or have failed to endorse the climate policies that Democrats prefer.

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Lakers' Russell strains calf, MRI scheduled

Russell remained down, clutching his right knee, while being surrounded by teammates and the Lakers' head athletic trainer. It's worth noting that Russell's left knee was the one that held him out of 13 games earlier this season, so this wasn't a re-occurrence, just the result of a freak collision.

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Chef says his 2013 Inauguration cake was plagiarized for Trump celebration

It just so happens the person who noticed that striking resemblance is Duff Goldman , the famous cake maker who just so happened to make Obama's cake in 2013. "When you're doing a cake like this, you know that everybody is going to be looking at it", Goldman said. Goldman described his cake for Obama to The Post in great detail then: The five-foot-tall, 50-pound cake was meant to pay special homage to the nation's armed forces, with seals of the five branches military.

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Mavericks Look to Extend Season-Best Three-Game Win Streak

Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki is well aware of the scouting report on Miami Heat point guard Goran Dragic , who is known for his ability to finish at the rim. Miami closed its deficit to 73-70 after three quarters as Dragic began to take over the game. In this quarter the Heat really fell victim to Dallas' slow pace, though they did manage to speed things up as the half came to a close.

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Afcon 2017: Fate 'all in our hands' - Emmanuel Adebayor

He thinks Morocco can bounce back from their opening defeat against DR Congo when they take on Togo on today. They will be hoping he can recreate such form in the final game showdown with Ivory Coast. Captain Adebayor was Togo's most likely source of an equalising goal but he was denied a quick leveller by the goalkeeper and also headed a Dossevi cross over early in the second half.

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Rocket fired near Istanbul police headquarters

In the meantime, a truck, which supposedly has a brake failure, caused panic at the city's main police headquarters where the police opened fire into the air after the truck has not stopped at the security check point, press reports said. There were no immediate claims of responsibility for either attack. The mass shooting on January 1 followed a year of attacks in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member Turkey, including a twin bombing claimed by Kurdish militants outside a soccer stadium ...

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Phil Mickelson Rocking New Jacket With 2004 Masters Silhouette

Not in the desert, home of three of the top-10 easiest courses on tour. The 46-year-old Mickelson had surgery October 19 - three days after tying for eighth in the season-opening Safeway Open - and again December 12. Aaron Wise, last year's NCAA Division I champion with OR who turned pro, also put himself in contention with a superb short game. Mickelson won the 2002 and 2004 events and tied for third previous year.

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Other Views: Trump's trade plan is a looming disaster

The US has no formal relations with Taipei in deference to China, which claims the island as its own. But on the eve of Trump's swearing in, China's government and state-run media struck a conciliatory tone with the man about to become the United States' 45th president.

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Swansea stuns Liverpool 3-2 to climb off bottom of league

With the momentum behind them, it seemed inevitable Liverpool would grab a third, but Swansea had not read the script, with Gylfi Sigurdsson sliding the ball past Simon Mignolet for the victor. "He gets every bit out of them". The Spanish forward poked in the ball through the legs of Wijnaldum and into the net. Llorente bullets in a header and it's 2-0 to Swansea .

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Protesters light fire outside 'DeploraBall' party in DC

Reports state that a small group of protesters in hoods and black masks also set a fire in the centre of the street, while another fire was also set in a trash can. One man who identified himself as a "Hispanic immigrant" claimed he was attacked during the protest. The protestors made their way to the Trump hotel and began knocking down barricades, but quickly dispersed as soon Riot squads and a sufficient police force arrived.

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Twister kills four in Hattiesburg area of Mississippi

CST, a confirmed tornado was located over West Hattiesburg, moving northeast at 50 miles per hour", read a National Weather Service warning of severe weather issued at 3:46 a.m. WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg has reported significant damage in the town. Students at the private school reported minor injuries, university officials said.

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The Gambia's president says he will assume power shortly

The threat by the West African regional bloc Ecowas to remove Mr Jammeh by force is supported by the 15-member UN Security Council, although the council has stressed that a political solution should be the priority. "If they (Senegalese) come in, we are here like this", Badjie said, making a hands up or surrender gesture. His supporters insist he will be sworn in on Gambian soil.

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Police Taser Founder of a Police Race Relations Group

I was just paralysed. The Independent Police Complaints Commission has been alerted and the officer who discharged the Taser suspended from carrying one. "But there's an ongoing investigation for us to do". In fact, Adunbi has volunteered as a member of an independent advisory group for Avon and Somerset police, a panel established to improve relations between police and the local communities of color.

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Driver of vehicle in Melbourne attack undergoes surgery

At 1.30 p.m. local time, a man was seen doing burnouts in the intersection outside the iconic Flinders Street Station in Melbourne before he drove along Swanston Street and entered the pedestrian only section of Bourke Street Mall. Oliver was on the 11th floor of the Deloitte building, when he looked down and saw police handcuff a man who was lying next to a smashed up vehicle on the Bourke Street footpath.

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Need Equal Opportunity, Not Reservation: RSS Leader Sparks Row

Speaking to PTI, Prakash Ambedkar, Dr B R Ambedkars grandson, said UP being the largest state in terms of population and sends the highest number of MPs, Vaidyas statement was a sort of "kite-flying" to gauge peoples inclination on the issue, as BJP still has two years in hand (before the Lok Sabha polls) to contain the political damage, if any.

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Amarinder Singh promises reinvestigation into drug racket

On AAP allegations of being soft on Parkash Singh Badal, an aggressive Captain Amarinder asked if the media wanted him to thrash Badal. However, all of that was not at all evident as both Capt Amarinder Singh and Sidhu exuded huge confidence about Congress party's chances at the hustings this time around - in the last election, held 5 years ago, expectations were that Congress would win, but surprisingly, Parkash Singh Badal, and Sukhbir Badal's Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) won it comfortably ...

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Obama called farewell calls to India Afghanistan

The Taliban controls or is threatening to seize most of the 14 districts of Helmand, whose poppy fields are a key source of revenue for the insurgency. "I would just bomb those suckers", Trump told a campaign rally in Iowa shortly before that state's caucuses a year ago. The Afghan president made the request during a telephonic conversation with the JUI-S chief.Afghan Ambassador Dr Omar Zakhilwal met with the JUI-S chief at his residence in Akora Khattak and arranged for him to talk on the ...

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S.Korean minister, aide arrested over alleged blacklist

An earlier report by Yonhap news agency said Hwang had accepted Cho's resignation but the spokesman said no decision had been made yet. Cho, 50, known as "Park's Cinderella", is a staunch loyalist of the impeached president and previously served as the minister for gender equality.

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David Moyes: Sunderland boss admits it's hard to attract players

If the ex-England worldwide impresses, Moyes may be tempted to sign him permanently. Moyes knows an injection of fresh talent is desperately needed to give his wafer-thin squad a realistic chance of avoiding the drop. "I'm not sure if anyone will be back". The Black Cats are now 19th in the Premier League table, one point behind 17th-placed Crystal Palace, but only sitting a place above rock-bottom Swansea on goal difference.

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Turkish Parliament Approves Draft Bill On Expanding Presidential Powers

The draft for amendments to the constitution was approved by deputies at second reading late on Friday night. Since last month, each article of the bill was put to vote in the 550-seat parliament, where the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) enjoys a comfortable majority with 317 seats.

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Ousted Gambia President Jammeh to stand down, Adama Barrow takes power

At a news conference in Nouakchott before leaving for Gambia, Mr. Abdel Aziz said he would "never understand" why Jammeh backed off from his initial decision to accept defeat and step down, according to Mauritanian state media. Jammeh's security forces have also begun to desert him. Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh announced early today that he has chose to relinquish power, after hours of last-ditch talks with regional leaders and the threat by a regional military force to make him ...

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AFCON 2017: Tournament over for Ghana defender Rahman

It was not a vintage performance from the Black Stars but, on a bad playing surface, Grant is only interested in winning matches for now, regardless of the manner in which they do it. We have to be mentally and physically strong. "Our responsibility has not changed too much". Ghana is different from Egypt so I have to adopt a new approach.

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Three Pedestrians Killed In Melbourne CBD

Gargasoulas is also alleged to have stabbed his brother just hours before the auto attack. A pair of cars followed him, but Mr Ashton said he couldn't confirm whether they were police. Authorities in the state of Victoria confirmed that one of the dead is a young child, but have not yet identified the victims. The coroner would investigate how the police dealt with the tragedy, Ashton said.

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3 winter storms to blanket northern Arizona with heavy snow

The first storm is expected to drop up to 4 inches of snow above 5,000 feet, 3 to 8 inches above 6,000 feet and 8 to 15 inches above 8,000 feet, which includes the ski area, Wolcott said. Highs will be in the mid to upper 30s on Friday with gusty winds and weakening snow showers. High temperatures in Fresno from Thursday through Monday will be in the 50s; overnight lows will be in the 40s.

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Glamorous Melania Trump gives new color to First Lady profile

It goes without saying that what Melania, Ivanka and Michelle wore to Donald Trump's inauguration makes more than just a fashion statement. To some , Trump's decision to wear a label more closely associated with her husband's ex-opponent signifies a message of national unity.


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