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    Colombia and FARC rebels to wage joint fight against coca cultivation

    Reuters | Updated at 09:35am on January 28, 2017

    Colombia's government and Marxist FARC rebels announced a plan on Friday to substitute illegal crops and eradicate vast tracts of coca leaf, the raw material for cocaine, over the next year as part of a peace deal to end a half-century conflict...

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    Trump, Mexican leader speak to mend rift over wall

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:50am on January 28, 2017

    Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto and US president Donald Trump sought to tone down diplomatic tensions over the Republican's planned border wall on Friday, agreeing to seek a resolution to the thorny dispute...

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    Trump and May 'committed' to NATO

    BBC | Updated at 08:25am on January 28, 2017

    US president Donald Trump and British prime minister Theresa May have reaffirmed their commitment to the NATO alliance after White House talks...

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    Trump orders strict new refugee screening, citing terrorists

    Associated Press | Updated at 08:15am on January 28, 2017

    Setting a hard-line tone on national security, president Donald Trump on Friday suspended the nation's refugee programme for four months, aiming to keep ‘radical Islamic terrorists’ out of the United States...

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    UN food agency hopes for continued US funding

    Agence France-Presse . Maiduguri | Updated at 12:37am on January 28, 2017

    The head of the World Food Programme said she was hopeful of continued US funding for the organisation, despite reports that Washington was mulling heavy cuts in financial support...

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    Several senior US State Department officials leave posts

    Reuters | Updated at 01:59pm on January 27, 2017

    The Trump administration has accepted the resignations of two top State Department officials effective on Friday, a step entirely within the...

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    Dutch justice minister resigns amid drug trafficker payment row

    BBC | Updated at 01:23pm on January 27, 2017

    Dutch justice minister Ard van der Steur has resigned in a row over a 2001 compensation payment to a convicted...

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    Trump’s aide lambasts US media as ‘opposition party’

    BBC | Updated at 01:18pm on January 27, 2017

    President Donald Trump’s chief strategist has described US mainstream media as ‘the opposition party’, saying it should ‘keep its...

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    Labour MP Tulip quits frontbench over Brexit vote

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:45am on January 28, 2017

    Bangladeshi origin British shadow minister Tulip Siddiq has resigned from the Labour frontbench over BREXIT saying voting to start the process of leaving the EU would be a betrayal of her north London constituents, UK’s mass circulation, the Guardian reported on Friday...

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    Gambia's new president Adama Barrow arrives home

    BBC | Updated at 09:50am on January 27, 2017

    Gambia's president Adama Barrow has returned to the country to assume power - days after his predecessor Yahya Jammeh left to go into exile...