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Reuters, AFP journos detained in Sudan

Sudanese authorities have detained a Reuters stringer and an AFP reporter who were covering protests in the capital Khartoum, the external information council, which deals with foreign media organizations, said.

Trump ex-aide Bannon agrees to interview with special counsel probers, avoids grand jury

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has reached agreement with U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller to be interviewed by Mueller’s investigators rather than appearing before a grand jury, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Haitians no longer eligible for U.S. visas for low-skilled work

Haitians will no longer be eligible for U.S. visas given to low-skilled workers, the Trump administration said on Wednesday, bringing an end to a small-scale effort to employ Haitians in the United States after a catastrophic 2010 earthquake.

10 dead in Colombian army chopper crash

Ten people were killed when a Colombian army helicopter crashed near the town of Segovia, in northern Antioquia province, on Tuesday, the army said.

Trump is fit for duty, but should hit the gym – White House doctor

U.S. President Donald Trump passed a test for signs of dementia and is in overall excellent health, but needs to shed weight by cutting calories, fats and carbohydrates and starting a daily exercise routine, the White House physician said on Tuesday.

Ex-Trump aide Bannon refuses to answer questions after being subpoenaed in Russia meddling probe

(UPDATE - 12:29 p.m.) President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon declined on Tuesday to comply with a subpoena ordering him to answer questions from a U.S. House intelligence panel about his time at the White House as part of its investigation into allegations of Russian interference in the U.S. election.
At least nine construction workers were killed and five injured when a partially-constructed bridge collapsed in central Colombia on Monday, an official from the disaster response agency said.

Malaysia upholds death sentences for nine Filipinos over 2013 incursion

A Malaysian court on Monday upheld death sentences handed down to nine men from the Philippines in connection with an 2013 incursion into the Malaysian part of Borneo island by Philippine fighters seeking to stake an ancient claim.

WATCH | Scores injured as Indonesia stock exchange building lobby floor collapses

(UPDATE - 11:44 a.m., January 16, 2018) A mezzanine floor overlooking the main lobby of the Indonesian Stock Exchange building collapsed on Monday, injuring scores of people, many of them students, under slabs of concrete and other debris.
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Trump refutes racism talk; massages DACA child immigrants messaging

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - U.S. President Donald Trump said over the weekend that he is “not a racist” despite reports of his derogatory...

‘HUMAN ERROR’ | Hawaii mistakenly sends out missile attack warning

An emergency alert was sent mistakenly on Saturday to Hawaii’s residents warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack when an employee at the state emergency management agency pushed the “wrong button,” Hawaii’s governor said.

Leaked policy draft shows Trump could pursue development of new nukes

President Donald Trump’s administration could pursue development of new nuclear weaponry and explicitly leave open the possibility of nuclear retaliation for major non-nuclear attacks, if a leaked draft policy document becomes reality.

Trump ditches London visit, blames Obama for embassy deal under Bush

U.S. President Donald Trump canceled a trip to London scheduled for next month to open a new embassy, saying he did not want to endorse what he understood was an Obama-era decision to move out of the old one.