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Donald Trump Is Sworn in as the 45th US President

Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday (20/01), succeeding Barack Obama and taking control of a divided country in a transition of power that he has declared will lead to "America First" policies at home and abroad.

21 January 2017 | 12:14 AM

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The World According to Park: a Blacklist and Placenta Shots in South Korea

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has been criticized for her handling of a ferry disaster and the running of the economy.

20 January 2017 | 11:59 PM

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Islamic State Using Online 'Headhunters' to Recruit Young Germans

Islamic State is using "headhunters" on social media and instant messaging sites to recruit disaffected young people in Germany, some as young as 13 or 14.

20 January 2017 | 11:30 PM

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Aid Groups Need $550 Million to Confront Worsening Afghan Crisis: UN

International aid groups need more than $500 billion this year to help millions of Afghans struggling with increased violence and a bleak economy.

20 January 2017 | 11:00 PM

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French Group Vinci to Bid for New Mumbai Airport

Europe's largest construction and concessions group Vinci will submit a bid for the construction of the new Mumbai airport.

20 January 2017 | 10:30 PM

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Tax Office Will Upgrade NPWP Cards

The government plans to introduce an upgraded version of tax identification cards, locally known as NPWP.

20 January 2017 | 10:02 PM

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Which Countries Allow Commercial Surrogacy?

India is on the verge of banning commercial surrogacy, an industry estimated to be worth as much as $2.3 billion annually.

20 January 2017 | 10:00 PM

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Hong Kong's Former Finance Chief Confirms Run for Top Job

Hong Kong's former financial secretary John Tsang on Thursday (19/01) confirmed his intention to run for the Asian financial hub's top job in March.

20 January 2017 | 09:30 PM

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Washington Braces for Massive Protests as Trump Becomes US President

Tens of thousands of law enforcement officers and miles of barriers were in place in Washington on Friday (20/01), as officials braced for hundreds of thousands of people planning to celebrate or protest Donald Trump's inauguration as president of the United States.

20 January 2017 | 09:15 PM

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Small Protests Against Trump in Japan, Philippines

Several hundred people, most of them expatriate Americans, held a protest on Friday (20/01) in the Japanese capital, Tokyo, against US President-elect Donald Trump, hours before his inauguration in Washington.

20 January 2017 | 09:07 PM