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U.S. Defends America First Agenda Ahead Of Trump Visit To Davos

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DAVOS, Switzerland - Senior U.S. officials hit back on Wednesday against suggestions that Donald Trump’s “America First” agenda was hurting globalization and trade, setting an aggressive tone ahead of the U.S. president’s visit to the World Economic Forum.

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U.S. Special Counsel Interviewed CIA Director In Russia Probe: NBC

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WASHINGTON - CIA Director Mike Pompeo has been questioned by the U.S. Special Counsel’s office investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with President Donald Trump’s campaign, NBC News reported on Wednesday.

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Pope Condemns 'Evil' Of Fake News And Its Use For Political Gain

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VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Wednesday condemned the “evil” of fake news, saying journalists and social media users should shun and unmask manipulative “snake tactics” that foment division to serve political and economic interests.

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Britain Seeking Equivalence With EU Regulation, Not Harmonisation - Minister

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LONDON - Britain will not seek to harmonise its regulations with the European Union after leaving the bloc, but will aim instead for “outcome equivalence”, Brexit minister David Davis said on Wednesday.

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U.S.-Backed Syria Force Denies Islamic State In Area Targeted By Turkey

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ANKARA/BEIRUT - The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) rejected a Turkish army statement that Islamic State was present in the Afrin region of northwestern Syria, where Ankara launched an offensive four days ago which has raised international concern.

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U.N. Calls On Myanmar For Unhindered Access To Rohingya Camps

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MAUNGDAW, Myanmar - The United Nations on Wednesday called on Myanmar to give aid agencies unhindered access to camps it has built for tens of thousands of Muslim Rohingya refugees before they can return after fleeing Myanmar military operations last year.

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Black Box For Sunken Tanker Sanchi Opened: Iranian Media

Pic: ReutersBEIRUT: The black boxes for the tanker Sanchi and the freighter CF Crystal, the two vessels that collided in the worst oil ship disaster in decades, have been opened, the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA) reported on Wednesday.

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Hundreds Of Houses Damaged By Indonesia Earthquake

Pic: The Jakarta PostAt least 116 houses in Lebak regency, Banten, were damaged by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that jolted the coast of Lebak on Tuesday afternoon, a local official said.

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Serial Killer Who Cut Up 49 Prostitutes Into Mince Tells Police He Wanted One More Victim To Round Off Number

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A serial killer has revealed that he wanted to kill one more prostitute in order to round off the number of people that he killed.

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Thousands More Filipinos Displaced As Volcanic Lava Fires Ash 5 Km High

Pic: ReutersMANILA: The number of people displaced by an erupting Philippine volcano soared to more than 61,000 by Wednesday, the Southeast Asian country’s disaster agency said, as Mount Mayon ejected lava that produced an ash plume 5 km (3 miles) high.

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