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US gymnast Aly Raisman | AP
Gymnastics champ Aly Raisman rips Olympic Committee over abuse scandal

Raisman hit out in particular at Blackmun's comment that "USA Gymnastics needs to focus on supporting the brave survivors", as too little, too late.

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In this Sept. 16, 2011 file photo, Egypt's then military ruler field marshal Mohammed Hussein Tantawi, left, and Sami Annan, then Egyptian chief of staff of the armed forces, are surrounded by military policemen as they attend the funeral of Khaled Abdel Nasser, the son of Egypt's late president Gamal Abdel Nasser, in Cairo, Egypt.
Egypt's military arrests presidential hopeful, ex-general Sami Annan

Egypt's military today arrested former military chief of staff and presidential hopeful Sami Annan, leveling an array of serious allegations against him.

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Family members mourn victims of attacks blamed on Fulani herdsmen during a mass funeral in Makurdi, Nigeria, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. Mourners have gathered in Nigeria for a mass funeral for more than 70 people killed in a series of attacks blamed on Fulani herdsmen who oppose a new anti-grazing law.(AP Photo)
Six dead in latest herder-farmer violence in Nigeria

The clashes happened yesterday in the Numan district of Adamawa state, where militia from the ethnic Bachama farming community killed at least 30 Fulani herders last November.

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Protesters march along the streets of Nairobi holding placards against the rape allegation by staff of Kenyatta national hospital in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Protesters allege it is difficult for victims of sexual assault to go to police, and want swift investigations while demanding changes to make women safe at hospital. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
Kenyans accuse Kenyatta National Hospital of rape, abuse of patients

Hundreds of Kenyans have held a peaceful demonstration at the country's largest public hospital to demand that management act on allegations of rape and sexual harassment of patients.

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Former president of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo. (AP)
Nigeria's former president Olusegun Obasanjo says Muhammadu Buhari should not seek re-election

Obasanjo's outspoken comments come against a backdrop of growing discontent at Buhari's stewardship of Africa's most populous nation.

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada and 10 other countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership have agreed to a revised trade agreement. (Photo | AP)
Canada to sign on to Pacific trade pact

Canada had initially snubbed the proposed trade deal last year, acting as the main holdout in negotiations after US President Donald Trump decided to go it alone under his 'America First 

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a plenary session in the Congress Hall the opening day of the 48th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland. | AP
World Economic Forum: As US raises tariffs, PM Narendra Modi defends free trade

Narendra Modi warned against a new wave of protectionism, saying that trade barriers pose a danger to the world on a par with climate change and extremist attacks.

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US Vice President Mike Pence. (Photo | AP)
US Vice President Mike Pence visits Western Wall after pro-Israel speech

Pence visited Jerusalem's Western Wall while Palestinians held a general strike after denouncing his pro-Israel speech the previous day as "messianic".

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Rohingya children and refugees raise their hands and shout that they won't go back to Myanmar during a demonstration at Kutupalong near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh | AP
Bangladesh forces detain Rohingya leader in camp raid

The Rohingya representative, Mohibullah, was held in Cox's Bazar district as local authorities broke up a protest against the controversial repatriation deal signed by Bangladesh and Myanmar.

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. (Reuters)
PM Modi defends globalization at Davos summit

Modi, making the forum's first speech by an Indian head of state in more than two decades, did not mention Trump by name but he criticised the rise of protectionism.

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The Nobel-winning scientist Albert Einstein (File)
Albert Einstein's letter defending murderer friend up for auction

Einstein comes to his friend's defense, describing his personality and wondering how he could help him.

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Jayasri Talapatra Gill (EPS)
Indians demand MEA intervention after video surfaces of IIT-Kharagpur alumna selling photographs on US streets for living

The video has been viewed by more than 1 lakh people and has been shared over 900 times on social media since it was uploaded on January 18.

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Commuters look past a police cordon as they get to their place of work in the area near a major gas leak near Charing Cross railway station in central London | AP
Indian delegation evacuated after gas leak in London

The London Fire Brigade said that a ruptured gas main was responsible for the evacuation of the area, which affected around 1,450 people.

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The full European Parliament and the EU's remaining 27 member states will need to agree to the seat redistribution. (File | Reuters)
European Union Parliament considers revamp of seats after Brexit

It proposed that some seats could in the future be reserved for pan-European lists.

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Johnson & Johnson loses USD 10.7 billion after sweeping US tax changes

For all of 2017, J&J reported revenue of $76.45 billion and net income of just $1.3 billion, due to the tax charge.

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People's Liberation Army of China  (File | AP)
China military assists courier firm to launch Tibet operations

The move marked the PLA's latest effort in pursuing the military-civilian integration strategy.

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China faces protests after investment scheme collapses

On Monday, hundreds of people marched in Jiangsu province shouting that the government should take action.

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Swiss Federal President Alain Berset and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the plenary session | AP
WEF Summit: Swiss President Alain Berset says people must trust government to guarantee openness 

He said the world is witnessing the emergence of geopolitical upheavals and instability in many parts.

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi | AP
Prime Minister Modi meets Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau at Davos, discusses issues of mutual interest

The two leaders are here to attend the WEF annual meeting where Modi earlier in the day delivered the opening plenary address.

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Syrian-American protesters outside the US Capitol urging to strike Syria for using chemical weapons against its own people (File | AFP)
A brief history of chemical weapons attacks under Bashar al-Assad's Syrian regime

Since the start of the Syrian conflict, President Bashar al-Assad -- have been accused on numerous occasions of using chemical weapons. 

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Singapore Minister for Trade and Industry Iswaran signs the bilateral free trade agreement with Sri Lanka's Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Samarawickrama in Colombo. (Reuters Photo)
Sri Lanka signs two-way free trade pact with Singapore to boost exports, investment

Global investors have expressed interest in investment in Sri Lanka, which is strategically located on the east-west shipping route of the Indian Ocean.

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