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The World Health Organisation throws its weight behind national governments who tax soft drinks because of their sugar content, saying a 20% price increase lowers consumption.
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A day after self-described anarchists created chaos, thousands of women are descending upon Washington for what is expected to be a more orderly show of force on the first full day of Donald Trump's p
South Korea's culture minister resigned after being arrested Saturday for allegedly creating a "blacklist" of nearly 10,000 artists who voiced criticism of impeached President Park Geun-Hye
Shuwail had served as Libya’s interior minister from October 2012 to May 2013
Protesters set fires and hurled bricks in a daylong assault on the city hosting Donald Trump's inauguration, registering their rage against the new president in a series of clashes that led to more th
A bomb exploded at a market Saturday in a mainly Shiite area of Pakistan's northwestern tribal belt, killing at least 20 people and wounding 40 others, officials said
A man shot by Australian police Friday will be questioned once he emerges from surgery, police said Saturday, a day after the 26-year-old drove a car into pedestrians in a crowded Melbourne street, ki
Myanmar rebuffed Malaysia Saturday for organizing a meeting of Muslim governments to put pressure on Myanamar over the plight of Rohingya Muslims following a military crackdown that sent at least 66,0
Gambia's leader Yahya Jammeh said Saturday he would step down from power in a statement made in the face of pressure from West African armies that entered his country to remove him after he refused to
A bus carrying Hungarian teenagers crashed and caught fire on a motorway in northern Italy, killing 16 people, firefighters said Saturday
Trump also will focus on removing hurdles to domestic energy development that he argues will make the US independent of foreign oil.
The UN Security Council last year extended the mandate of UNAMID until the end of June 2017 over fierce opposition from the government in Khartoum.
Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, succeeding Barack Obama and telling a bitterly divided country he will pursue ?America First? policies at home and abroa
Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, succeeding Barack Obama and telling a bitterly divided country he will pursue ?America First? policies at home and abroa
Tzipi Livni was expected in Brussels on 23 January for a conference at the European Parliament, but pulled out citing illness however was not too ill to speak to the New York branch of the Israel lob
ROME (Reuters) - At least 16 people were killed and some 40 injured after a bus carrying Hungarian students burst into flames on a highway in northern Italy, police said on Saturday.
Shahid Khan said the explosion took place when the market was crowded with retailers buying fruits and vegetables from a wholesale shop.
The monetary easing and strong property market that buoyed China’s economic growth last year are petering out, leaving policymakers with fewer tools to keep the economy humming steadily in an importan
DOHA (Reuters) - Two suspected militants blew themselves up in a confrontation with security forces in Saudi Arabia's second city of Jeddah early on Saturday, Saudi media reported.
Loud bangs from stun grenades are heard as riot police move in and people flee protests with their arms held up.
More than 50 people were also injured when a bomb exploded at a vegetable market in Parachinar, near the Afghanistan border.
TOKYO, (Reuters) - A day after Donald Trump became U.S. President and vowed to put "America First", Asian media decried his isolationist policies, fearing they will chill the global economy and sow w
A chocolate maker owned by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced on January 20 that it is planning to shut its factory in Russia for “economic and political reasons” and lay off 7
A state-wide moment of silence was observed for the Black January victims today at 12:00 across Azerbaijan yesterday
Turkey’s deputy prime minister said it is no longer “realistic” to insist on a solution to the Syrian conflict that excludes President Bashar al-Assad. Turkey, which is co-sponsoring
Retired Gen. John Kelly to tackle securing borders, immigration, plan to build wall along Mexican border
Gambia’s longtime leader Yahya Jammeh said that he would cede power, as troops from neighboring countries remained stationed outside the capital Banjul to, if necessary, enforce the mandate of newly s
Turkish FM wishes Antonio Tajani successful tenure
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Touchdowns are always nice, but clutch kickers are welcome security blankets for NFL offenses, especially in the playoffs. Three of the four teams left in the postseason have s
Other orders on first day include regulatory freeze at federal againcies
The Turkish Parliament made the way to the holding of a referendum in the spring which will determine whether the powers of the president will be extended. The draft for amendments to the constitution
The bus from Hungary collided with a pylon and caught fire near Verona, officials say
The government insists the proposals to create an executive presidency will ensure simpler and more effective administration.
Officials said there are still several people in serious condition from the blast Saturday morning at a vegetable market.              
ANKARA (Reuters) - The Turkish parliament approved a constitutional reform bill overnight including strengthening the powers of the presidency, paving the way for a referendum expected in the spring w

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