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Adama Barrow Sworn In As Gambia's President In Senegal

Troops from a bloc of West African countries have entered Gambia in support of Adama Barrow, shortly after the new Gambian president called for international backing following his inauguration in neighbouring Senegal.

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Mexican Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Guzman Is Extradited To US

MEXICO CITY — Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, Mexico's most notorious cartel kingpin who twice made brazen prison escapes and spent years on the run as the country's most wanted man, was extradited to the U.S. Thursday to face drug trafficking and other charges.

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Inaugural Cheers, Fireworks: Trump Sweeps In For His Big Day

WASHINGTON — Ready for his big moment, Donald Trump swept into Washington on a military jet Thursday for three days of inaugural festivities and pledged to unify a nation that is divided and clamoring for change. Washington braced for an onslaught of crowds and demonstrators — with all the attendant hoopla and hand-wringing.

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Supreme Court Hears Case Of Muslims Detained After 9/11

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Supreme Court weighs case by Muslims to decide whether men alleging religious discrimination had right to sue officials.

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Troops, Rescuers Search For Trapped Firefighters After Iran Building Collapse

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Soldiers, sniffer dogs and rescue workers searched for trapped firefighters and medics treated dozens of casualties after a blazing high-rise building collapsed in downtown Tehran on Thursday.

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Most Islamic State Commanders In Mosul Already Killed, Iraqi General Says

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Most Islamic State (IS) commanders in Mosul have been killed in battles with Iraqi government forces that raged over the past three months in the eastern side of the city, an Iraqi general said on Thursday.

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U.S. Bombers Strike Islamic State Militants In Libya: Defense Officials

U.S. B-2 bombers carried out air strikes against Islamic State camps outside of Sirte, Libya on Wednesday night, two U.S. defense officials said on Thursday.

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At Least 38 Firefighters Hurt As Tehran Building Collapses: Iran State TV

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At least 38 firefighters were injured when a blazing high-rise commercial building in downtown Tehran collapsed, state television reported on Thursday.

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Kremlin Hits Out At Obama, Says Was Always Ready For Nuclear Arms Cuts

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The Kremlin on Thursday disputed a statement by outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama on nuclear arms cuts, saying Russia had always been ready to consider making proportional cuts to its arsenal.

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Avalanche Hits Italy Hotel, Many Feared Dead Or Injured

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

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