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The presidential inauguration programme - Trump becomes US President at 6pm tomorrow

The presidential inauguration programme - Trump becomes US President at 6pm tomorrow

Donald Trump will be sworn in as President of the United States of America tomorrow afternoon (Friday). He arrived in Washington this afternoon and will attend a celebratory concert this evening. He will also attend a ceremony at Arlington cemetery on the tomb of the unknown soldier. Tomorrow morning he and Vice-President elect Pence will attend a service...

  • Beheadings in Brazil as inter-gang jail riot leaves at least 10 dead

    Beheadings in Brazil as inter-gang jail riot leaves at least 10 dead

    Fighting between rival gangs in a prison in northern Brazil has reportedly left at least 10 inmates dead, three of them beheaded, in the latest in a series of massacres in the country's jails. News website Folha de Sao Paulo said the afternoon...

  • Brussels police detain three in Molenbeek anti-terror raids

    Brussels police detain three in Molenbeek anti-terror raids

    Three people have been detained in a series of anti-terror raids in the Brussels suburb of Molenbeek, where some of the Paris and Brussels attackers lived or transited. Spokeswoman for the Brussels prosecutor's office Ine Van Wymersch said on...

  • Cuba sees explosion in internet access as ties with US grow

    Cuba sees explosion in internet access as ties with US grow

    Luis Gonzalez received a small Chinese modem from Cuba's state-owned telecommunications company two days before Christmas. The 55-year-old theatre producer connected the device to his phone and his laptop computer, which instantly lit up with a...

  • Anti-Trump protests kick off ahead of inauguration

    Anti-Trump protests kick off ahead of inauguration

    A week of protests ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration as US President is set to kick off today with a civil rights march in Washington by activists angry over the Republican's comments on minority groups including Muslims and Mexicans. Civil...

  • Serbia asks Hungary for ice-breakers in bid to clear Danube

    Serbia asks Hungary for ice-breakers in bid to clear Danube

    Serbia has asked Hungary to send ice-breakers to clear the Danube river after large chunks of ice formed during the past week of extremely low temperatures. Authorities said they have declared an emergency situation along a stretch of the Danube...

  • Barack Obama urges all Americans to embrace 'work of citizenship'

    Barack Obama urges all Americans to embrace 'work of citizenship'

    President Barack Obama has called on all Americans to throw themselves "into the work of citizenship". In the final radio and internet address of his presidency, Mr Obama said the country's success depends on everyone participating - not just at...

  • Tears of joy as woman snatched as baby is reunited with family

    Tears of joy as woman snatched as baby is reunited with family

    A teenager who was stolen from hospital as a newborn baby has been reunited with her birth family as the woman she thought was her mother was charged with her kidnapping. Thanks to DNA analysis, the 18-year-old now knows her birth name: Kamiyah...

  • Air raid targeting IS militant kills up to 30 civilians in Mosul

    Air raid targeting IS militant kills up to 30 civilians in Mosul

    Residents of the Iraqi city of Mosul said up to 30 civilians died in an air strike on a district held by Islamic State this week. Locals said they saw at least three missiles hit the western Mosul al-Jadida area on Thursday, in a raid that...

  • Watch: Jet crashes during Children's Day air show, pilot killed

    Watch: Jet crashes during Children's Day air show, pilot killed

    A Thai air force fighter jet has crashed at an air show during the country's Children's Day, killing the pilot. Amateur video footage shows the JAS 39 Gripen over the Hat Yai air base in southern Thailand suddenly losing altitude and crashing in a...

  • Donald Trump: I may keep some Russia sanctions

    Donald Trump: I may keep some Russia sanctions

    Donald Trump has said he will probably maintain some of the Obama administration's sanctions against Russia, but might change his mind if Moscow works with the US on battling terrorists and achieving other goals. In an interview, the US...

  • Woman stolen as a baby from Florida hospital 18 years ago found alive

    Woman stolen as a baby from Florida hospital 18 years ago found alive

    A newborn girl stolen from a Florida hospital 18 years ago has been found alive in South Carolina, where police accused the woman who raised her of kidnapping. DNA analysis identified the young woman, who never knew that her birth name was Kamiyah...

  • Vatican lets homeless sleep in church amid cold

    Vatican lets homeless sleep in church amid cold

    The Vatican is letting homeless people sleep in a Rome church during a spell of unusually cold weather for the Italian capital. Night-time temperatures there have dropped below freezing recently. Around 30 people, Italians and foreigners, have...

  • Renault faces emissions probe in France

    Renault faces emissions probe in France

    French authorities are investigating carmaker Renault for suspected fraud over its diesel emissions controls. The move dented the company's share price as the global fallout spreads from revelations of emissions cheating at Volkswagen. Renault...

  • Refugees are freezing to death in Greece, says UNHCR

    Refugees are freezing to death in Greece, says UNHCR

    Refugees and migrants are dying in Europe's cold snap and governments must do more to help them rather than pushing them back from borders and subjecting them to violence, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said today. "Children are particularly prone to...

  • Amazon rebrands London tube station, and MPs are not happy

    Amazon rebrands London tube station, and MPs are not happy

    Some UK lawmakers criticised an advertising campaign by Amazon.com yesterday which involved changing the name signs at London's Westminster underground station, where parliament is located, to 'Webminster', branding it "insulting". Amazon paid...

  • France's Le Pen targets power using viral tweets and image aids

    France's Le Pen targets power using viral tweets and image aids

    Every week, a small group of Marine Le Pen's aides brainstorm on how to achieve what many say is impossible: change how most French people view her to get her elected president in May. The "Idea-Image" committee of Le Pen's far-right National...

  • Australia's health minister resigns in growing expenses scandal

    Australia's health minister resigns in growing expenses scandal

    Australian Health Minister Sussan Ley said today she had resigned from her Cabinet position amid an expenses scandal that has proved to be an embarrassing start to the year for embattled Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Ley's resignation from...

  • Turkish lawmakers close debate with brawl, again

    Turkish lawmakers close debate with brawl, again

    Members of Turkey's parliament came to blows over proposals to grant their president greater executive powers.   Lawmakers were debating an upcoming constitutional referendum that could grant President Tayyip Erdogan greatly increased powers. If...

  • US EPA to accuse Fiat Chrysler of excess diesel emissions

    The US Environmental Protection Agency will accuse Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV of using software that allowed excess diesel emissions in just over 100,000 US trucks and SUVs sold since 2014, two sources briefed on the matter told Reuters. The EPA...

  • British Home Secretary speech recorded as "hate incident" by police

    British Home Secretary speech recorded as "hate incident" by police

    A speech by the British Home Secretary at the Conservative Party conference has been logged as a "hate incident" by police. Amber Rudd set out a number of possible measures to reduce immigration, including new restrictions on recruiting overseas...