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    Trump’s top foreign pick narrowly backed

    BBC | Updated at 09:17am on January 24, 2017

    The foreign relations senate committee has narrowly approved Rex Tillerson as US secretary of state, despite concerns about his business ties to Russia...

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    Trump makes early move on restricting abortions

    Reuters . New York | Updated at 01:18am on January 24, 2017

    US president Donald Trump on Monday reinstated a global gag rule that banned US-funded groups around the world from discussing abortion, a move that was...

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    Singer Madonna defends ‘blowing up the White House’ remark

    Reuters | Updated at 11:33am on January 23, 2017

    Pop singer Madonna, who said in a profanity-laced speech at Saturday’s Women’s March in Washington, DC, that she had thought about...

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    US legal watchdog to sue Trump over foreign payments

    BBC | Updated at 11:16am on January 23, 2017

    A US legal watchdog says it will file a lawsuit against president Donald Trump, alleging he is violating a constitutional ban on accepting payments from...

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    Severe storms in US South kill at least 18

    Reuters | Updated at 08:20am on January 23, 2017

    A dangerous weekend weather system has killed at least 18 people in the US South, as Georgia officials on Sunday reported more than a dozen...

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    Trump slams US media

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:57am on January 23, 2017

    Donald Trump and his chief spokesman launched an unprecedented assault on the media Saturday for a US president’s first full day in office, accusing reporters...

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    Trump attacks 'dishonest' media over crowd photos

    BBC | Updated at 01:28pm on January 22, 2017

    President Donald Trump has accused the media of dishonestly reporting the size of the crowd at his inauguration...

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    Anti-Trump protesters rally worldwide

    Agencies . Washington | Updated at 11:55pm on January 22, 2017

    Women in pink ‘pussyhats’ flooded into Washington by the train-load Saturday for a massive rights march set to draw hundreds of thousands in defiance of...

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    Trump, in Oval Office, signs first order on Obamacare

    Reuters | Updated at 09:05am on January 21, 2017

    President Donald Trump directed government agencies on Friday to freeze regulations and take steps to weaken Obamacare, using his first hours in the White House...

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    Trump fires US ambassadors

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:57am on January 21, 2017

    Shortly after Donald Trump was sworn into office, all politically appointed US ambassadors were fired with no ready replacements, reports online British newspaper The Independent...