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Michelle Obama breaks her silence about the night Donald Trump was elected

President Obama and the First Lady open up about their life together and last days in the White House. As many Americans waited into the wee hours of election night to find out who would be voted the nation’s next president, First Lady Michelle Obama says she was not among them. Instead, she was fast asleep in her White House ...

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Pakistan International Airways flight ‘crashes in north’

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight with more than 40 people on board has crashed in the north of the country, local media are reporting. Flight PK-661 “lost contact with the control tower on its way from Chitral to Islamabad a short while ago”, said a statement from the airline. All resources are being mobilised to locate the aircraft”, it ...

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Donald Trump is Time magazine’s Person of the Year

US President-elect Donald Trump has been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2016. The property tycoon was awarded the title following his unexpected victory over Hillary Clinton in November’s presidential election. Mr Trump told NBC’s Today show shortly after the announcement it was a “great honour” which “meant a lot” to him. He was chosen from a shortlist ...

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Japan’s Shinzo Abe to visit Pearl Harbor with Obama

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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key resigns

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has resigned, in a move that shocked many observers. Key had been in power since 2008, and leader of the ruling National Party since 2006. “Ten years at the top is a long time,” he told reporters in Wellington on Monday, adding that he owed it to his family to step aside. “A lot ...

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Finland shooting: 3 women killed with rifle

The leader of a town council and two journalists have been shot dead in an attack outside a restaurant in southeastern Finland, police said. A 23-year-old Finnish man is believed to have killed the three women with a hunting rifle in the town of Imatra, Southeastern Finland police Sgt. Heli Jämsén-Turkki said. The suspect has been arrested. Two of the ...

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Italy PM resigns after heavy poll defeat

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has resigned after suffering a heavy defeat in a referendum over his plan to reform the constitution. In a late-night statement, he said he took responsibility for the outcome. He said the No camp must now make clear proposals. An exit poll for state broadcaster RAI suggests 42-46% voted to back reform, compared with 54-58% ...

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Trump risking China’s wrath

President-elect Donald Trump spoke with the President of Taiwan Friday, according to a statement from his transition team, in a move that threatens to trigger a diplomatic showdown with China. “President-elect Trump spoke with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan, who offered her congratulations,” Trump’s transition team said in a statement. “During the discussion, they noted the close economic, political, and ...

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‘Conspiracy’ to stir up South China Sea trouble defeated – China

China’s success at turning around relations with the Philippines under its new president Rodrigo Duterte show the “conspiracies” of certain countries to stir up trouble in the South China Sea have been defeated, China’s foreign minister said on Saturday. In July, the Philippines won a case at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague challenging China’s sovereignty claims in ...

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Trump vows to back away from business to focus on White House

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump vowed on Wednesday to step back from running his global business empire to avoid conflicts of interest but gave few immediate details as concern over his dual role mounts ahead of his Jan. 20 inauguration. Trump, a real estate magnate who owns hotels and golf resorts from Panama to Scotland, said he would spell out at ...

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