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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...

  • Britain's health service in 'humanitarian crisis' - Red Cross

    Britain's health service in 'humanitarian crisis' - Red Cross

    The Red Cross has stepped in to help the National Health Service in England cope with winter pressures, warning of a "humanitarian crisis" as it emerged two patients died in the same accident and emergency department in the last week. The latest...

  • Hate crime streamed live on Facebook, four denied bail

    Hate crime streamed live on Facebook, four denied bail

    Four African-Americans accused of attacking an 18-year-old white man with special needs while making anti-white racial taunts in an assault broadcast on Facebook were ordered held without bail by a Chicago judge yesterday. Jordan Hill, Tesfaye...

  • Putin directed cyber campaign to help Trump, US intel says

    Putin directed cyber campaign to help Trump, US intel says

    Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an effort to help Republican Donald Trump's electoral chances by discrediting Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential campaign, US intelligence agencies said in an assessment on Friday. Russia's...

  • Watch: Gunman kills 5 at Florida airport

    Watch: Gunman kills 5 at Florida airport

    Updated 7 Jan  An Iraq war veteran took a gun out of his checked luggage and opened fire in a crowded baggage claim area at Fort Lauderdale's airport on Friday, killing five people, months after he showed up at an FBI office behaving...

  • Migrant death toll rises by one-third in 2016 - IOM

    Migrant death toll rises by one-third in 2016 - IOM

    A record 7,495 refugee and migrant deaths were recorded worldwide last year - almost a third higher than in 2015 - with the vast majority perishing in the Mediterranean Sea, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said today. The...

  • At least 33 inmates killed in new Brazil prison riot

    At least 33 inmates killed in new Brazil prison riot

    At least 33 inmates were killed in a prison riot in Brazil, officials said, possibly in retaliation after members of a powerful drug gang were targeted in the worst prison massacre in decades that left 56 people dead earlier this week. Several of...

  • Trump: Mexico will pay us back for the wall

    Trump: Mexico will pay us back for the wall

    Donald Trump has repeated the claim made during his election campaign that Mexico will foot the bill for a wall along the US-Mexican border. Congressional Republicans and the president-elect's transition team are exploring whether they can make...

  • Germany says it can't figure out Donald Trump's foreign policy goals

    Germany says it can't figure out Donald Trump's foreign policy goals

    German officials who have held talks with members of US President-elect Donald Trump's transition team have not been able to figure out what kind of foreign and security policy his administration wants to pursue, a spokesman said. "It ultimately...

  • Search for missing Malaysia Air to end in two weeks

    Search for missing Malaysia Air to end in two weeks

    Malaysia said the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will end in two weeks after the search is completed of a 120,000 square kilometre area where experts thought it went down. Investigators recommended last month that the search be...

  • Watch: 'Grow up Donald' - Biden tells Trump

    Watch: 'Grow up Donald' - Biden tells Trump

    US vice president Joe Biden has reignited his feud with Donald Trump, telling him it was time to grow up and act like an adult. Biden, responding to how the president-elect has communicated over the transition of power via Twitter, said in an...

  • 32 IS militants killed in clashes

    32 IS militants killed in clashes

    The Turkish military and Syrian rebels killed 32 Islamic State militants in the latest clashes in northern Syria, Turkey's armed forces said in a statement. In a round-up of its military operations over the last 24 hours in support of rebels in...

  • Princess Diana notes to former palace aide go for thousands at auction

    Princess Diana notes to former palace aide go for thousands at auction

    Letters sent by Diana, Princess of Wales, which revealed Prince Harry was "constantly in trouble" at school have sold for thousands more than was estimated. The six handwritten letters, sent to a favoured Buckingham Palace steward, sold for...

  • Watch: Footage shows car bomb explosion in Izmir

    Watch: Footage shows car bomb explosion in Izmir

    Turkish police shot dead two attackers and are searching for a third after a car bomb exploded outside a courthouse in the Aegean coastal city of Izmir, wounding at least 10 people, state media and local officials said. The blast was caused by a...

  • Charlie Hebdo staff remember shooting victims two years on

    Charlie Hebdo staff remember shooting victims two years on

    Staff from the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo joined French politicians for a ceremony in Paris today  to remember the victims of the attacks two years on. Cartoonists including managing editor Riss gathered with the mayor of Paris and the...

  • Father releases shocking picture of dead son in the mud to highlight plight

    Father releases shocking picture of dead son in the mud to highlight plight

    A father has released a devastating picture of his 16-month-old son lying dead in the mud to try and get the world to take notice of the Rohingya plight. Mohammed Shohayet is a Rohingya refugee who was trying to flee Myanmar to get to Bangladesh...

  • Apple pulls New York Times app in China after government request

    Apple pulls New York Times app in China after government request

    Apple has removed the New York Times Co's news apps from its app store in China following a request from the Chinese authorities, the companies said separately. Apple removed both the English-language and Chinese-language apps from the iTunes...

  • Ex-PM Valls shown clear winner in French left-wing presidential primaries - poll

    Ex-PM Valls shown clear winner in French left-wing presidential primaries - poll

    Manuel Valls, who quit as Socialist prime minister a month ago to prepare a campaign for this year's presidential election, remains the clear favourite to win the left-wing primaries later this month, an opinion poll published today showed. Valls...

  • French police hold former Kosovo PM after arrest warrrant

    French police hold former Kosovo PM after arrest warrrant

    French police have detained Kosovo's former prime minister based on an arrest warrant issued by Serbia. Ramush Haradinaj, who is also a former guerrilla fighter, was stopped as he flew in from Kosovo's capital, Pristina. Kosovo's foreign ministry...

  • May taps career diplomat to replace EU envoy after scathing resignation

    May taps career diplomat to replace EU envoy after scathing resignation

    British Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed a senior career diplomat as envoy to the European Union to replace an ambassador who quit with a scathing resignation letter that exposed frustration among officials over her strategy. Tim Barrow,...

  • New Berlin attack arrest after police raids

    New Berlin attack arrest after police raids

    German police have arrested a second Tunisian man for suspected involvement in the truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market. They took a 26-year-old Tunisian man into custody after storming a refugee centre and a flat in the city. The...