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Jackie Evancho sings the National Anthem on January 20 at the US Capitol in Washington, DC following Donald Trump's swearing-in ceremony. (File Photo | AFP)
Jackie Evancho, who sang US national anthem at Trump inauguration, wants to meet President on transgender rights

Trump's administration yesterday ended federal protection for transgender students that allowed them to use public school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities.

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Danish government ally convicted of defamation

Fifteen people had sued the Danish People's Party over a newspaper advertisement listing 685 people about to be naturalized.

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US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies on Capitol Hill on January 19 at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee. (File Photo | AP)
US Treasury's Mnuchin promises 3 per cent growth by end-2018

Mnuchin said the key to boosting growth would be tax reform and what he called regulatory relief.

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Sheriff: Naked man in tree says he was looking for dog

A Mississippi sheriff says a naked man has been rescued from a tree, where he was hanging head-down from a cable.

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Ex-IMF chief Rato handed 4.5 years in jail for embezzlement

Rato, who is also a former Spanish economy minister, was on trial with 64 other former executives and board members, was accused of misusing 12 million euros.

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Spain's Princess Cristina's husband Inaki Urdangarin (Photo | AP)
Husband of Spain's princess avoids jail while awaiting appeal on corruption scandal

The brother-in-law of Spain's King Felipe will avoid imprisonment but must show up in court in Switzerland, where he lives.

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91-year-old's sassy obit warns people to wait to claim her stuff 

Relatives of a 91-year-old Ohio woman who died this week are giving her the last word with a sassy, occasionally profane obituary.

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Afghanistan may seek sanctions on suspected terror networks 

An official says Afghanistan is ready to seek United Nations sanctions against suspected terrorist networks and their supporters.

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Opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline leave their main protest camp. (Photo | AP)
Dakota Access pipeline protesters can leave without arrest: Governor

People still occupying an encampment on federal land to protest construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline will have a chance to leave peacefully

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Libyan Red Crescent workers recovering bodies of people that washed ashore. (File Photo | AP)
13 migrants suffocate in Libya shipping container: Aid group

The head of the Red Crescent says that 13 African migrants died of suffocation inside a shipping container while being transported.

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At least 18 injured in series of explosions in Czech plant 

The first explosion occurred in a production hall and a number of others followed, making it difficult for rescuers to access the site.

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe (Photo | AP)
Japan first lady's praise for school removed amid scandal 

The first lady's views have been removed from the school's website amid a controversy over the low price the school paid for government land.

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File photo of Late Kim Jong Nam who was assassinated recently.(File | AP)
Kim Jong Nam murder: Malaysia requests Interpol to find suspects

Malaysia has asked Interpol to put out an alert for four missing North Korean suspects wanted in connection with the death of Kim Jong Nam.

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James O'Keefe makes a statement after leaving the federal courthouse in New Orleans. (Photo | AP)
US Conservative activist James O'Keefe to release CNN tapes 

The Conservative activist James O'Keefe said in an interview that the media is a "huge target" of his and he's targeting CNN specifically.

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Tributes left outside the home of children's author Helen Bailey in Royston, England, as police investigations continue at the property. (Photo | AP)
Children's author Helen Bailey's partner jailed for 34 years for murder 

The partner of children's author Helen Bailey has been sentenced to at least 34 years in prison for murdering her and dumping her body in a cesspool.

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UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria Staffan de Mistura informs the media one day before the resumption of the negotiation between the Syrian government and the opposition. (Photo | AP)
UN-sponsored Syria talks resume in Geneva after 10 months

Syrian peace talks under the auspices of the UN resumed in Geneva, 10 months after falling apart over the escalating bloodshed.

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Students talk with a riot police officer as they protest against alleged police abuses in front of the Henri Bergson college, in Paris. (Photo | AP)
Paris teens block 16 schools, protesting police violence 

Paris teenagers have blockaded 16 schools with makeshift barricades to protest the alleged rape of a young black man with a police baton.

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Opposition Senator Leila de Lima (File Photo | AP)
Philippine court orders arrest of President Duterte's leading critic 

The senator is one of the most vocal critics of President Rodrigo Duterte and his deadly crackdown on illegal drugs.

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Damage control North Korea style: Deny and attack

Faced with the killing of its leader's half brother in what appears to be a politically motivated hit, North Korea is turning up the volume on a familiar defence.

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US President Donald Trump. (File photo | AP)
North Korean state media alleges China dancing to US tune

The Korean Agency report accused Beijing of abandoning North Korea in favour of the US by cutting off imports of coal as per the sanctions.

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Jordan hands 15-year prison terms for 8 in alleged IS plots 

Jordan's state security court has sentenced eight men to 15-year prison terms for involvement in alleged plans by ISIS.

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