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Melania fills in for Donald

Trump called his wife to speak at the luncheon honouring his supporters on the eve of his swearing in as the 45th U.

Trump called his wife to speak at the luncheon honouring his supporters on the eve of his swearing in as the 45th U.

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Donald Trump lands in Washington for Friday's inauguration

Donald Trump has arrived in Washington with his wife Melania ahead of Friday’s inauguration ceremony which will see the property tycoon become the 45th president of the United…

Donald Trump has arrived in Washington with his wife Melania ahead of Friday’s inauguration ceremony which will see the property tycoon become the 45th president of the United…

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Japan: force-fed fish furore

A good-luck ritual in Japan where fish are force-fed alcohol has prompted an outcry on social media.

A good-luck ritual in Japan where fish are force-fed alcohol has prompted an outcry on social media.

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Washington prepares for Friday's inaugural festivities

A group of anti-Trump protesters held a rally in Washington on Wednesday evening (Jan 18) as preparations got under way for the president-elect’s inauguration.

A group of anti-Trump protesters held a rally in Washington on Wednesday evening (Jan 18) as preparations got under way for the president-elect’s inauguration.

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Two years on, France commemorates victims of ISIL ally Amedy Coulibaly

Ceremonies have been held in France in memory of four civilians and a policewoman who were killed during ISIL-inspired attacks two years ago in and around Paris.

Ceremonies have been held in France in memory of four civilians and a policewoman who were killed during ISIL-inspired attacks two years ago in and around Paris.

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A beginner's guide to the "Kalachakra" ceremonies

The Dalai Lama has officially launched 13 days of ceremonies and rituals known as the Kalachakra Initiation in Bodh Gaya in India

The Dalai Lama has officially launched 13 days of ceremonies and rituals known as the Kalachakra Initiation in Bodh Gaya in India

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Berlin's Jewish community pays tribute to lorry attack victims

The son of an Israeli woman who was killed in last week’s deadly lorry attack in Berlin has lit a giant menorah at the city’s Brandenburg Gate during a ceremony to remember…

The son of an Israeli woman who was killed in last week’s deadly lorry attack in Berlin has lit a giant menorah at the city’s Brandenburg Gate during a ceremony to remember…

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Russia lays to rest slain envoy to Turkey

Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow was packed with Russians paying their respects to slain ambassador Andrei Karlov on Thursday.

Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow was packed with Russians paying their respects to slain ambassador Andrei Karlov on Thursday.

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Castro´s ashes in marathon procession to Revolution´s birthplace

Draped in the red, white and blue national flag, Fidel Castro’s ashes were borne through Havana on Wednesday (November 30), at the start of an island-crossing trek to his final resting place in easter

Draped in the red, white and blue national flag, Fidel Castro’s ashes were borne through Havana on Wednesday (November 30), at the start of an island-crossing trek to his final resting place in easter

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Long specials await the competitors of 2017 Dakar Rally

The official presentation and the route details for the 2017 edition of the Dakar Rally were unveiled on Wednesday at a ceremony in Paris.

The official presentation and the route details for the 2017 edition of the Dakar Rally were unveiled on Wednesday at a ceremony in Paris.

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Millions gather for Arbaeen

Tight security is in place in Iraq for the culmination of the annual pilgrimage procession for Shia Muslims.

Tight security is in place in Iraq for the culmination of the annual pilgrimage procession for Shia Muslims.

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Moscow commemorates 75th anniversary of WW2 march

Thousands of officers decked out in 1940s military uniforms have marched on Moscow’s Red Square to mark the 75th anniversary of the 1941 parade when Soviet soldiers headed to the front lines in World

Thousands of officers decked out in 1940s military uniforms have marched on Moscow’s Red Square to mark the 75th anniversary of the 1941 parade when Soviet soldiers headed to the front lines in World

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Worshippers killed in grotto collapse in central Brazil

At least ten people died and four others were injured after a grotto partially collapsed during a religious ceremony in Brazil.

At least ten people died and four others were injured after a grotto partially collapsed during a religious ceremony in Brazil.

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Spain's royalty on show for Asturias Awards

Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia presided over a star-studded ceremony in Oviedo for the 2016 Princess of Asturias awards.

Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia presided over a star-studded ceremony in Oviedo for the 2016 Princess of Asturias awards.

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WTA finals draw made in Singapore

The draw for the lucrative season-ending WTA finals was made in Singapore on Friday.

The draw for the lucrative season-ending WTA finals was made in Singapore on Friday.

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Dalai Lama awarded citizenship of Milan

China has opposed another award given to the Dalai Lama, this time after the city of Milan awarded him citizenship.

China has opposed another award given to the Dalai Lama, this time after the city of Milan awarded him citizenship.

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Stampede in India kills dozens of Hindu pilgrims

At least 24 people have been killed and dozens injured in a stampede at a Hindu religious ceremony in northern India.

At least 24 people have been killed and dozens injured in a stampede at a Hindu religious ceremony in northern India.

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France pays tribute to Nice attack victims

Three months after a man rammed a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day, French President Francois Hollande has led tributes to the victims of the Nice…

Three months after a man rammed a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day, French President Francois Hollande has led tributes to the victims of the Nice…

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Nice prepares to pay tribute to Bastille Day attack victims

French flags and notes of condolences in many languages are reminders of the grief that still hangs over the popular tourist spot.

French flags and notes of condolences in many languages are reminders of the grief that still hangs over the popular tourist spot.