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Japan PM Aims To Strengthen U.S. Alliance Under President Trump

Pic: ReutersJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, speaking in parliament hours before U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office, said on Friday he wanted to further strengthen the Japan-U.S. alliance.

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Obama Grants Final 330 Commutations To Nonviolent Drug Offenders

As they rode in the presidential limousine to the U.S. Capitol on Inauguration Day in 2009, President George W. Bush offered some last-minute advice to President-elect Barack Obama: Announce a pardon policy early and stick to it.

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Larsen Ice Crack Continues To Open Up

Images taken in November last year illustrate the scale of the rift. Pic: NASA

The crack that looks set to spawn a giant iceberg in the Antarctic has continued to spread.

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30 Firefighters Among Dead As Historic Tehran High-Rise Crammed With Unsafe Shops Collapses In Flames

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TEHRAN/ANKARA – A historic high-rise building in the heart of Iran’s capital caught fire and later collapsed Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and leaving their stunned colleagues and bystanders weeping in the streets.

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The Power Struggle Among Trump's Inner Circle

Washington: Donald Trump will enter the White House this week accompanied by a throng of advisers with equal authority and, often, warring worldviews. It's a structure old hands in Washington warn is bound to lead to chaos in the West Wing.

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China Economy Grows 6.7% In 2016

China's economy grew by 6.7% in 2016, compared with 6.9% a year earlier, marking its slowest growth in more than a quarter of a century.

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Italy Crews Work Through Night After Avalanche Hits Hotel

FARINDOLA, Italy  — Rescue crews who reached the four-star mountain resort on skis found only eerie silence Thursday after a huge avalanche flattened the hotel, trapping more than 30 people inside. Two bodies were recovered, but the search for survivors was hampered by heavy snowfall and fears the buildings would collapse.

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Trump Pledges Unity At Concert Prior To Inauguration

Donald Trump has pledged to unify America as he addressed cheering supporters at a concert on the eve of his presidential inauguration.

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New Tackle Laws 'May Restrict Pacific Players', Says Former Samoa Captain Dan Leo

New tackle laws may have a huge impact on Pacific Island rugby, according to former Samoa captain Dan Leo.

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Belgium Sentences Fake-ID Gang Used By Brussels And Paris Attackers

A Belgian court convicted 14 people on Thursday of falsifying identity documents, some of which were sold to Islamist militants involved in terror attacks in Paris and Brussels.

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