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China's President Xi Jinping speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos on January 17. (Photo | AP)
China's Xi Jinping calls for world without nuclear weapons

They should be destroyed over time to make the world free of nuclear weapons, the Chinese President said.

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Robot journalist in China writes news article in seconds

The robot journalist has a stronger data analysis capacity and is quicker at writing stories than staff reporters.

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Earth breaks heat record in 2016 for third year in a row

Temperatures spiked to new highs in parts of India, Kuwait and Iran, and sea ice melted faster than ever in the fragile Arctic.

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Gunfire erupts at Mexican private school, injuries reported

State security spokesman Aldo Fasci said Wednesday the three people were seriously injured.

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Hunter Harvey helps his dad, C.J., wheel a big screen TV at Target, in Wilmington, Mass. AP
US industrial output rose in December; best pace in 2 years 

Utility output surged 6.6 percent as temperatures fell after an unseasonably warm November. Mining production was flat last month.

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smoke rises from a burnt out shelter at a camp for displaced people in Rann, Nigeria, Tuesday Jan. 17, 2017. AP
Death toll in botched Nigeria air strike soars to 70

The aid workers were distributing food at the military-run camp housing tens of thousands of people.

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UK Supreme Court to issue Brexit ruling on Tuesday

 Britain's Supreme Court will on Tuesday announce the result of the government's appeal against a ruling that it has to seek parliamentary…

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Popular Indian-American DJ to perform at Trump's inauguration

According to the Presidential Inauguration Committee, the Republican Hindu Coalition is also slated to perform at the National Mall on January 19.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel. (Photo | AFP)
Merkel to face German voters on September 24

Merkel, 62, is nevertheless the clear frontrunner in the race and enjoys solid popularity in Europe's top economy. 

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Five-year-old girl raped by teenage boy led grave tension in the nearby villages.
526 potential victims in sex abuse case, 248 clubs impacted

There have been 1,016 referrals to the national police investigation from a charity's dedicated soccer hotline and forces around the country.

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Iraq military: Troops have 'full control' of eastern Mosul

Nearly 12,500 people have been forced to flee their homes just over the past week, the U.N. said.

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Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh shows his inked finger before voting in Banjul, Gambia. AP
Gambia leader's term extended as tourists are evacuated

Jammeh declared a three-month state of emergency as he seeks to stay in power despite losing elections in December..

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'I don't like tweeting': Donald Trump

Trump had said earlier that he has no plans to quit Twitter even after becoming US President this week.

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Gambia's Parliament extends leader's stay in power 3 months

The announcement came a day after Jammeh declared a three-month state of emergency as he seeks to stay in power despite losing elections in December.

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UK, EU take contrasting messages from May's Brexit speech 

But European officials poured cold water on U.K. optimism about a smooth, mutually beneficial Brexit.

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World's oldest zoo gorilla dies aged 60

The world's first gorilla born in a zoo, a female named Colo who became the oldest known living gorilla in the US, has died in sleep.

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General Raheel Sharif. | Wikipedia
Terrorists using social media 'very effectively': Raheel

Terrorists are using social media and digital platforms very effectively, including for recruitment, Pakistan's former Army Chief Raheel Sharif has…

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Suspect in Florida officer's killing captured after manhunt

Mina said the arrest was the result of the tireless efforts of hundreds of officers.

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Sri Lankan cabinet decides not to de-criminalize homosexuality

These sections have been used by Sri Lankan law enforcement authorities to arrest persons suspected of engaging in homosexual relations.  

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Apart from NTBs in other countries, Sri Lanka domestic barriers also affect export

Countries like Bangladesh Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand are doing better than Sri Lanka, they pointed out.

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Former President George H.W. Bush. |File Photo: AP
Chief of staff: George H W Bush hospitalised in Houston

Becker did not immediately return email or telephone calls to her office from The Associated Press.

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