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Donald Trump steps up his attacks on US House speaker Paul Ryan and fleeing Republicans

Donald Trump stepped up his attacks against U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday, calling him a "weak and ineffective leader" and saying Ryan and other Republicans were hurting his bid for the White House by holding back their support.
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A group of Nigerian writers, intellectuals and media figures called on President Muhammadu Buhari Friday to stop the persecution of journalists, after an online publication's news staff was briefly de
Britain's police watchdog is to hold an investigation after officers were filmed firing a stun-gun at their own local black race relations adviser who they apparently mistook for a wanted suspect, the
A Belgian court Friday upheld French comedian Dieudonne's two-month jail sentence for incitement to hatred over alleged racist and anti-Semitic comments during a show in Belgium, a lawyer said
Six people have been found alive under the avalanche that hit an Italian mountain hotel almost two days ago and rescuers are working to free them from the snow, fire brigade spokesman Luca Cari said F
Myanmar's government lashed out at Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak Friday, accusing him of using the Rohingya crisis unfolding in Rakhine state for his own "political interests"
Britain's treasury chief says Donald Trump's accession to the U.S. presidency is likely to create even more uncertainty for Europe than his country's unprecedented departure from the EU
Roshen, Ukraine’s leading confectionery company owned by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, closed its Lipetsk-based factory in Russia. The company will lay off 700 employees and completely halt it
Ukraine's largest confectionery company, owned by President Petro Poroshenko, plans to close its only factory in Russia, saying it had become impossible to do business there because of trade restricti
Locals and community leaders claim death toll is higher, putting the figure at 170, according to MSF  
The national team of East Timor is found to have fielded 12 ineligible Brazilian players across as many as 36 matches after changing birth and baptism documents.
A 40-year-old British man has died while working on a Qatar 2022 World Cup stadium site, tournament organizers in the Gulf emirate have announced
The avalanche struck on Wednesday after several earthquakes and heavy snowfall.
Russia is offering tiny Moldova a fresh bargain in exchange for cutting trade ties with the European Union, signaling a new approach as the Kremlin attempts to win over countries tempted to forge deep
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a $43 million jury verdict against a Long Island county after DNA evidence exonerated three men who had been convicted of sexually assaulting and ki
The ANSA news agency said rescuers made contact with the survivors, who are still under the rubble at the Hotel Rigopiano.              
Emergency workers were able to speak to the survivors and have called for helicopters to evacuate them after more than 40 hours under the rubble of the Hotel Rigopiano, in central Italy.
Donald Trump is all set to take office as the 45th President of the United States and Barack Obama wishes to tell the world, and more so his people, that things “will be OK”.
Gambia's defeated president Yahya Jammeh must cede power by noon Friday or he will be dislodged by a regional force that has already moved into the c
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — President Barack Obama has denied a clemency petition from former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, who is nearing the end of a prison sentence for bribery and obstruction of justic
Six people were found alive inside the hotel in Italy that was hit by an avalanche earlier
Britain is aiming to wrap up exit talks with the European Union within two years as a “political necessity,” the U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer said, rebutting concerns from some European government
BERLIN (Reuters) - Washington must stick to international agreements under the presidency of Donald Trump, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Friday, but does not expect a major trade
A bystander films the driver of a car arrested in Melbourne in connection with the death of three pedestrians struck by a vehicle.
At least three people have died when a car ploughed into pedestrians in the Australian city of Melbourne, but police say it is not a terror attack. Video provided by AFP        
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A man deliberately drove into pedestrians, killing four and injuring more than 20, in the center of Australia's second largest city of Melbourne on Friday, but police said the in
GENEVA (Reuters) - The death toll from an accidental Nigerian air strike on a refugee camp in the town of Rann has risen to around 90 people, and could be as high as 170, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Svetlana Kuznetsova has a different look than most tennis players. And it’s not just all the tattoos. In a tennis world dominated by the bright colors of Nike and Ad
Islamic State group militants destroyed a landmark ancient Roman monument and parts of the theatre in Syria's historic town of Palmyra, the governmen
Air strikes targeted a training camp of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham group in western Aleppo.
A banner reading "Build Bridges Not Walls" was draped across London's Tower Bridge Friday as part of a series of events across the world aimed at expressing displeasure at Donald Trump
Lisov had been under observation by authorities for several days in the north-eastern region of Catalonia, Spain.
As Italy looks for fresh ways to cope with the hundreds of thousands of migrants bottled up in the country, one solution is rising to the top of the agenda: deportation.
In France, some students are snapping up cheap rents in exchange for helping old people out in their homes
Maamoun Abdulkarim, the head of Syria’s antiquities department, said the militants destroyed the facade of the second-century theater.              

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