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Inaugural cheers, fireworks: Trump sweeps in for his big day
With fireworks heralding his big moment, Donald Trump swept into Washington Thursday on the eve of his presidential inauguration and pledged to unify a nation sorely divided and clamoring for change. The capital braced for an onslaught of crowds and demonstrators -- with all the attendant hoopla and hand-wringing.
 
Regional troops enter Gambia in effort to get Jammeh to go
A West African regional force charged into neighboring Gambia late Thursday to support the country's newly inaugurated president, while longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh showed no sign of stepping down.
 
Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman is extradited to US
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.
 
The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against Oracle, claiming that the technology giant has a "systemic practice" of paying white male workers more than their non-white and female counterparts with the same job titles.
 
Nations should strive for a world where nuclear weapons are prohibited and where existing stocks are destroyed, Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a speech at the United Nations on Wednesday.
 
Taiwan urges U.S. support in maintaining cross-strait peace
The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on Thursday urged the incoming U.S. administration of Donald Trump to support Taipei's continued efforts to maintain cross-strait peace and reiterated that Taiwan should not be used as a bargaining chip in the relationship between the United States and China.
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May promises parliament vote on Brexit deal
In a highly anticipated speech, British Prime Minister Theresa May laid out her plans to leave the EU Tuesday, with an emphasis on leaving the single market to pursue a free trade deal, and future ties to the bloc's customs union.
 
60-year-old gorilla, 1st to be born in a zoo, dies
The world's first gorilla born in a zoo, a female named Colo who became the oldest known living gorilla in the U.S., has died at age 60, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium said Tuesday.
 
Fugitive in fatal US police shooting captured
The suspect in the fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer was captured Tuesday night after eluding a massive manhunt for more than a week, authorities said.
 
Demolitions spark violence in Israeli Arab village
Demolitions in an Israeli Arab village activists say has been targeted by racist policies sparked violence on Wednesday, with a policeman killed and the man accused of attacking him shot dead.
 
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