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A powerful bomb ripped through a market area in northwestern Pakistan Saturday, killing at least 15 people wounding dozens more. The early morning blast occurred in Parachinar, the administrative center of the Kurram tribal district on the Afghan border....
From: Voice of America | By: Ayaz Gul | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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U.S. President Donald Trump ended his first day in office by talking with soldiers in Afghanistan via satellite. The newly installed president was at the last of three inaugural balls when he talked with the soldiers who offered their congratulations...
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, charged with desertion in Afghanistan, wants the case against him dismissed, saying he cannot get a fair trial now that Donald Trump, who has called him a traitor, is president, according to a court motion filed Friday....
From: Voice of America | By: Reuters | Friday, January 20, 2017
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The inauguration of billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump as the 45th U.S. president is nearing in Washington, D.C. (about noon EST, 1700 UTC). He attended a traditional Inauguration Day service at St. John's Church Friday morning near the White...
From: Voice of America | By: Ken Bredemeier | Friday, January 20, 2017
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U.S. stocks rose amid gains across sectors on Friday as investors counted down to Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States. Trump, a New York businessman and former reality TV star, is scheduled to be sworn in around midday...
From: Voice of America | By: Reuters | Friday, January 20, 2017
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The Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan has staged a major overnight battlefield assault in a southern province, killing at least 16 police personnel and capturing two outposts. A local security official told VOA on Friday the fighting erupted in the district...
From: Voice of America | By: Ayaz Gul | Friday, January 20, 2017
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U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert departed Seoul Friday with a sense of satisfaction that under his watch the U.S.-South Korea alliance was as close and strong as it has ever been. “A lot of people, including our two presidents have said...
From: Voice of America | By: Brian Padden | Friday, January 20, 2017
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China’s economic growth ticked up in the final quarter of 2016, but its full-year performance was the weakest in three decades as it heads into a potential trade battle with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Trump, who takes office Friday, has promised...
From: Voice of America | By: Associated Press | Friday, January 20, 2017
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Beijing will spend $2.7 billion to fight air pollution in the capital this year, state media reported Thursday. Part of the money will be used to close or upgrade more than 2,000 polluting factories, replace the use of coal with clean energy on the outskirts...
From: Voice of America | By: Associated Press | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Alejandro Guillier, an independent Chilean senator who has shot up in the opinion polls to go from relative unknown to serious presidential hopeful in just weeks, said Thursday that Chile was going through profound social change and needed "more substantial"...
From: Voice of America | By: Reuters | Friday, January 20, 2017
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Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki was killed in a plane crash Thursday, his son said, raising doubt about who will take over his blockbuster graft investigation into dozens of politicians. Rescuers found three bodies in the wreckage of the...
From: Voice of America | By: Reuters | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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The U.N. refugee agency, International Organization for Migration and 72 other partners are appealing for $691 million to implement a new plan to relocate and help ease the plight of tens of thousands of refugees and migrants in Europe this year. More...
From: Voice of America | By: Lisa Schlein | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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While misgivings and distrust marred and further complicated Pakistan’s relations with the United States over the past eight years, officials in Islamabad appear upbeat about a more “substantive” and mutually "advantageous" engagement with the...
From: Voice of America | By: Ayaz Gul | Thursday, January 19, 2017
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A look at more than 50 years of marches in Washington, by the numbers: 1995 — Organized and hosted by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, an estimated 850,000 to 1 million* African-American men came together for the Million Man March to rally for...
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Hundreds of thousands of people turned out for a protest march in Washington Saturday, President Donald Trump's first full day in office, and larger crowds gathered in other U.S. cities to dramatize the extent of popular opposition to the new administration...
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Fatima Museitif got married three years ago and soon gave birth to two boys. Her husband died last year but since she was living in a rebel-held eastern neighborhood of Aleppo, she couldn't obtain a marriage certificate, a death certificate for her husband...
From: Voice of America | By: Associated Press | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Thousands of people protested Saturday in the Kosovo capital of Pristina to urge France to release their former prime minister who was detained there on a Serbian arrest warrant. The protesters -- mostly opposition party members and former guerrilla...
From: Voice of America | By: Associated Press | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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U.S. authorities are entitled to search the mobile devices of Canadians seeking to cross the border, a spokesman for Ralph Goodale, Canada's public safety minister, said on Saturday. Several Canadians traveling to attend Friday's inauguration of Donald...
From: Voice of America | By: Reuters | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Israel's leader has recorded a conciliatory message to the people of Iran, saying, "We are your friend, not your enemy." In a video uploaded to his Facebook page Saturday, Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the people of Iran in English, with Farsi subtitles....
From: Voice of America | By: Associated Press | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Former President George H.W. Bush is recovering well from pneumonia but will remain in the intensive care unit at the Texas hospital where he has spent the last week, a spokesman said in a statement. Barbara Bush, his wife, was also taken to the Houston...
From: Voice of America | By: Reuters | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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A Sioux tribal council on Saturday formally asked hundreds of protesters to clear out of three camps near its North Dakota reservation used to stage months of sometimes violent protests against the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline. The Standing Rock Sioux...
From: Voice of America | By: Reuters | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Around 15 Boko Haram fighters were killed when the jihadists attacked a town in northeastern Nigeria, two days after the air force accidentally killed dozens of people there, local and military officials said. On Tuesday, the air force said it had bombed...
From: Voice of America | By: Reuters | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Gambia's new president Adama Barrow said Saturday that he will launch a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate the alleged human rights abuses of Yahya Jammeh's 22-year regime. In an interview with The Associated Press just hours after Jammeh...
From: Voice of America | By: Associated Press | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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The commander of police forces in Somalia's Middle Shebelle region was killed Saturday in a grenade attack at police headquarters in Jowhar town, officials told VOA. Major Khalif Abdulle Arfaye was fatally wounded in the blast, which left two other people...
From: Voice of America | By: Harun Maruf | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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French go to the polls Sunday for the first round of leftist primaries. But most expect the governing Socialists to be ousted from power in presidential elections later this year. The poll is expected to center on the economy, immigration and terrorism...
From: Voice of America | By: Lisa Bryant | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Representatives of Libya's neighbors are warning rival factions in the North African nation against seeking to settle their differences through military force.   The representatives, who met in Cairo on Saturday, came from Libya, Egypt, Sudan, Algeria,...
From: Voice of America | By: Associated Press | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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An official delegation from Washington will not attend the upcoming Syria talks in Kazakhstan, where the U.S. will be represented by the American ambassador to the country, the State Department said Saturday. The talks are due to open open Monday  in...
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Newly-elected Gambian President Adama Barrow posted on Twitter Saturday that he will return to his homeland and assume power now that defeated leader Yahya Jammeh has agreed to step down and leave the country. ​Jammeh, who is expected to leave for...
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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The United Nations appealed Saturday for $550 million in humanitarian assistance in 2017 to meet the needs of Afghans affected by conflict, or natural disasters, and for those returning home from neighboring countries. The assistance will reach an estimated...
From: Voice of America | By: Ayaz Gul | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Hundreds of thousands of women in the United States and around the world are marching on Jan. 21 to send a message to President Donald Trump on his first full day in office that women’s rights are human rights. Protesters are calling for racial and...
From: Voice of America | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to spend part of his first full day in office visiting the Central Intelligence Agency, one of a number of intelligence agencies he has been at odds with in the past. Trump has been critical of the CIA and other...
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman voiced hope for a constructive dialogue with President Donald Trump's administration in comments broadcast Saturday, but warned that differences will remain.   Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with state...
From: Voice of America | By: Associated Press | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump were joined on the dance floor at three inaugural balls by Vice President Mike Pence and his wife and their children. Trump danced to "My Way" the classic Frank Sinatra signature song.  Two of the...
From: Voice of America | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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A progressive ethics watchdog group is questioning U.S. President Donald Trump's business ethics. The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or CREW, said in a statement that Trump's ethical standards have been sketchy in some areas. "He...
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Thousands of people have joined an anti-Donald Trump rally in Sydney. It is part of a series of global protests following the inauguration of the new U.S. president. Protesters came to challenge what rally organizers called the “hateful rhetoric”...
From: Voice of America | By: Phil Mercer | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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The day after U.S. President Donald Trump’s inauguration, which drew hundreds of thousands of people to Washington, another large crowd is expected to gather in the U.S. capital to protest the new president’s policies. Organizers for the Women’s...
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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South Korean prosecutors Saturday arrested President Park Geun-hye’s culture minister and her former top presidential adviser over allegations that they blacklisted artists critical of the government.   Culture Minister Cho Yoon-sun and ex-presidential...
From: Voice of America | By: Associated Press | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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The Turkish parliament has approved a constitutional reform package that would strengthen the powers of the presidency and could keep President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in office until 2029. A national referendum for final approval of the bill will be held...
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Fire engulfed a popular nightclub in the Romanian capital Saturday, sending 38 people to hospitals for treatment including one who was seriously injured. No deaths were reported.   The fire erupted in the early hours at the upmarket Bamboo nightclub,...
From: Voice of America | By: Associated Press | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Four people have been pulled alive from the wreckage of a luxury mountain hotel demolished by an avalanche Wednesday in the central part of Italy, bringing the number of survivors to 10, nine of whom have been rescued, Italian national fire service said...
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Protesters burned a car and smashed windows in the middle of Washington Friday, blocks from the Capitol where Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president. Police prevented protesters from disrupting the ceremony, but protesters did succeed in delaying...
From: Voice of America | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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A bus carrying school children crashed in northern Italy overnight and burst into flames, killing 14 of the young passengers, Italian media reported Saturday. The bus was carrying students, mostly boys from Hungary between the ages of 14 and 18, when...
From: Voice of America | By: VOA News | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Hundreds of thousands of people at the National Mall in Washington looked on Friday as Donald Trump became the 45th U.S. president, and a far larger audience around the country and throughout the world witnessed the event through live broadcasts. VOA...
From: Voice of America | By: Mariama Diallo | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Signaling a new era in Washington, D.C., Donald Trump takes the reins of power with the intent to undo much of his predecessor's legacy. He vowed to act on behalf of "forgotten" Americans, in a speech that sounded the themes of last year's election campaign....
From: Voice of America | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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For nearly two centuries, presidential inaugurations in the United States have culminated with the official presidential inaugural balls. VOA’s Elizabeth Cherneff reports on the annual Washington festivities honoring the newly sworn in president and...
From: Voice of America | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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On Inauguration Day, Americans who support President Donald Trump list the reasons they voted for him and what they hope he is able to accomplish in office.
From: Voice of America | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Many people from outside the United States dream of working in America, but getting a work visa is not easy. These visas also make it tough for foreign nationals to start their own businesses. From Palo Alto, California, Elizabeth Lee reports one Silicon...
From: Voice of America | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Donald Trump, sworn in Friday as the 45th U.S. president, used his inaugural address to tell the nation that he was going to put America and American workers first. “From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first,” Trump said. The phrase...
From: Voice of America | By: Cindy Saine | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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California released new measures to fight climate change within minutes of Donald Trump being sworn in as U.S. president Friday, signaling the state’s commitment to be the nation’s environmental steward under an administration that has questioned...
From: Voice of America | By: Reuters | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Following the pomp and circumstance of Donald Trump's swearing-in as the 45th president of the United States was a parade, and more than one inaugural celebration.
From: Voice of America | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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