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Istanbul Reina Attack Suspect Says Nightclub Was Chosen At Random

The man suspected of killing 39 people in an attack on the Reina nightclub in Istanbul on New Year's Eve said the venue was chosen at random, local media report.

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Senegal Army Ready To Enter Gambia If President Refuses To Quit

Senegal's army spokesman said on Wednesday that its forces are at the Gambian border and will enter at midnight if the veteran president, Yahya Jammeh, refuses to relinquish power.

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China says Philippine President Duterte to visit again in May as bilateral ties warm up

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during the Philippines' ASEAN Chairmanship launch at SMX Convention Center in Davao city, southern Philippines January 15, 2017. REUTERS/Lean Daval Jr - RTSVKW9

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will visit China in May to attend a multilateral summit, China's foreign ministry said on Thursday (Jan 19), his second visit to China since taking office as he seeks to further distance himself from Washington.

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Turkish Parliament Approves More Constitutional Reform Articles

Turkey's parliament approved the first seven articles in a second round of voting overnight on a constitutional bill that will extend President Tayyip Erdogan's powers, keeping the reform on course for a spring referendum.

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Now There's An Insect Named After Donald Trump

Neopalpa Donaldtrumpi

In an attempt to encourage conservation efforts, evolutionary biologist and systematist Dr. Vazrick Nazari named a new moth species after the freshly elected president.

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Japan Hotelier's Nanjing Massacre Denial Angers China

APA Hotels is one of Japan's largest hospitality chain, and is said to be popular with Chinese tour groups

A Japanese hotel chain has come under fire for its owner's claims that a World War Two massacre in the Chinese city of Nanjing did not take place.

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Obama Says Reducing Leaker Chelsea Manning's Prison Term Serves Justice

President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that former military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning had served a tough prison term and his decision to commute her 35-year sentence to about seven years served would not signal leniency toward leakers of U.S. government secrets.

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EU Needs Turkish-Style Migration Deal On Libya: Maltese PM

The European Union needs to reach a deal on curbing the flow of migrants trying to sail on smugglers' boats from Libya to Italy, the prime minister of Malta, holder of the EU's rotating presidency, said on Wednesday.

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Business Euphoria Over Trump Gives Way To Caution, Uncertainty

Early optimism among business lobbyists and executives that Donald Trump's election heralded better days has slowly given way to uncertainty as the president-elect fires off mixed and sometimes confusing messages on healthcare, taxes and trade.

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Gunfire Erupts In Ivory Coast Second Port City Of San Pedro

Heavy gunfire erupted after dark on Wednesday in Ivory Coast's second port city, San Pedro, residents said, as two weeks of military uprisings that have tarnished the West African nation's image as a post-war success story showed no sign of letting up.

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