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Protesters and police clash in Washington as Trump becomes president
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:50:46 +0000
From independent.ie
Black-clad activists angry about U.S. President Donald Trump's inauguration smashed store car windows and blocked traffic in Washington on Friday and fought with police in riot gear who responded with tear gas and stun grenades.

Donald Trump promises to put 'America First' in inauguration speech
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:42:46 +0000
From independent.ie
Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, succeeding Barack Obama and telling a bitterly divided country he will pursue "America First" policies at home and abroad.

Revellers celebrate in Moscow as Donald Trump is sworn in as US president
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:04:15 +0000
From independent.ie
Russian officials and politicians have lauded Donald Trump's inauguration, hoping it will herald a period of better ties with the US.

'It's going to be only America First' - Donald Trump is now the 45th President of the US
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:11:38 +0000
From independent.ie
Massive crowds of supporters and opponents of Donald Trump have gathered in Washington as the world prepares for an extraordinary inauguration ceremony.

'You made me a better man' - President Obama's farewell letter to America
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:14:01 +0000
From independent.ie
Barack Obama wrote a thank you to the American people on his final day as president.

US air strikes 'kill more than 100 core al Qaida militants' in Syria
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:16:20 +0000
From independent.ie
US air strikes have killed more than 100 al Qaida militants at a training camp in a remote area in north-western Syria, defence officials said.

Scientists begin Mars conditions study in dome on Hawaiian volcano
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:46:12 +0000
From independent.ie
Six scientists have entered a man-made dome on a remote Hawaii volcano as part of a human behaviour study that could help Nasa as it draws up plans for sending astronauts on long missions to Mars.

Paedophile jailed for grooming young boys on popular computer game
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:22:24 +0000
From independent.ie
A paedophile loner who groomed two boys via popular online computer game Minecraft has been jailed for more than two years.

Block party for Ed Sheeran as he brings Lego to a date
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:51:02 +0000
From independent.ie
Multi-millionaire singer Ed Sheeran has said that he celebrates his success by buying himself children's toys - and that he even brought his Lego on a date.

US President Donald Trump offers message of unity in inaugural address
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:31:26 +0000
From independent.ie
US President Donald Trump has used his inaugural address to say that "together we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come".

10 people found alive inside Italian hotel hit by avalanche
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:54:42 +0000
From independent.ie
A total of 10 people have been found alive inside Italian hotel hit by avalanche.

Boko Haram attacks refugee camp bombed by Nigerian air force
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:51:16 +0000
From independent.ie
Boko Haram extremists have attacked a refugee camp in north-east Nigeria days after government planes bombed it, witnesses said, as reports emerged that the death toll from the bombing could be as high as 170.

'Relaxed' checkout aisle being piloted by Tesco in Moray store
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:36:01 +0000
From independent.ie
Supermarket giant Tesco is piloting a relaxed checkout aisle at a Scottish store to allow people to take longer with their purchases.

'Hurt' girl (4) had been subjected to genital mutilation, judge rules
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:25:36 +0000
From independent.ie
A four-year-old girl who told a teacher how she "hurt" when going to the toilet had been subjected to female genital mutilation, a family court judge has concluded.

2,000 trapped in cars overnight as snow cuts off Spain highways
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:46:09 +0000
From independent.ie
Some 2,000 people were trapped in their vehicles overnight as heavy snowfall cut off several roads in eastern Spain, authorities said.

Islamic State militants destroy landmarks in historic Syrian town of Palmyra
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:26:17 +0000
From independent.ie
Islamic State militants have destroyed a landmark ancient Roman monument and parts of the theatre in Syria's historic town of Palmyra, the government and opposition monitoring groups said.

Rescuers digging for victims under rubble of collapsed building in Tehran
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:06:14 +0000
From independent.ie
Rescue teams in the Iranian capital are still working to reach firefighters and other victims believed to be under the rubble of a commercial building that collapsed after a huge fire on Thursday.

British workman killed in fall at World Cup stadium site in Qatar
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:06:12 +0000
From independent.ie
A British man has fallen to his death at a World Cup stadium building site in Qatar, where working conditions have come under sharp scrutiny since the country was awarded the 2022 football tournament.

Scotland will vote for independence again in two years
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:04:29 +0000
From independent.ie
Scotland will vote to become independent within two years due to the hardline position being taken by British Prime Minister Theresa May over Brexit, former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond said on Friday.

River Thames 'Second World War bomb' towed away for safe disposal
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:22:28 +0000
From independent.ie
A suspected Second World War bomb found in the River Thames near the Houses of Parliament has been towed away for safe disposal, police said.

Rescuers continue search for those affected by Italy avalanche, as two bodies recovered
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:03:59 +0000
From independent.ie
Rescue crews are still searching for some 30 people trapped inside an Italian mountain resort flattened by a huge avalanche.

Ten found alive in rubble of avalanche-hit Italian hotel
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:51:08 +0000
From independent.ie
Ten people have been found alive in the debris of an Italian hotel that was engulfed by an avalanche, firefighters have said.

Police clash with protesters before Trump inauguration in Washington
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:30:18 +0000
From independent.ie
Protesters have clashed with police outside a pro-Donald Trump rally in Washington DC, as tens of thousands of people prepare to take to the streets to oppose his presidency.

Man killed by crocodile while wading across Australian river
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:24:07 +0000
From independent.ie
A man has been killed by a crocodile while trying to cross a flooded river in the northern Australian wilderness.

Gambian defence chief pledges allegiance to new president
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:16:05 +0000
From independent.ie
The chief of Gambia's defence forces has pledged his allegiance to the country's new president in a major shift as mediation continues to persuade the defeated Yahya Jammeh to cede power.

Woman upset after postcard from Argentinian friend comes covered in corrections
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:53:00 +0000
From independent.ie
A Canadian woman has filed a complaint to the national post after a postcard sent by an Argentinian friend had the spelling corrected and with the words "Learn English!!" in red pen.

Toddler fights for life as four killed and 20 others hurt as car ploughs into pedestrians in Melbourne
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:19:03 +0000
From independent.ie
A man deliberately drove into a street crowded with pedestrians in Australia's second-largest city, killing at least three people and injuring 20 others.

Drug kingpin El Chapo appears in New York court
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:46:04 +0000
From independent.ie
Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has appeared in court in New York, where a federal public defence lawyer entered a not guilty plea for him.

Uber agrees multi-million pound deal to settle claims of driver deception
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 04:21:08 +0000
From independent.ie
Uber Technologies is paying 20 million dollars (APS16.2 million) to settle allegations that it duped people into driving for its ride-hailing service.

Four killed as man drives car into crowd of pedestrians in Melbourne
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 04:21:04 +0000
From independent.ie
A man with a history of mental health and drug abuse issues has driven into a street crowded with pedestrians in Melbourne, killing at least four people, including a child, and injuring around 15 others.

Man killed by crocodile while wading across Australian river
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:11:06 +0000
From independent.ie
A man has been killed by a crocodile while trying to cross a flooded river in the northern Australian wilderness.

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman extradited to US
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:11:05 +0000
From independent.ie
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, Mexico's most notorious cartel kingpin, has been extradited to the United States to face drug trafficking and other charges.

Thirty Iranian firefighters die as blaze brings down building
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:30:00 +0000
From independent.ie
A high-rise building in the heart of the Iranian capital Tehran caught fire and collapsed, killing at least 30 firefighters and leaving their stunned colleagues and bystanders weeping in the streets.

Donald Trump arrives in Washington with a wave and salute ahead of inauguration
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:21:38 +0000
From independent.ie
Donald Trump has swept into Washington on a military jet as he kicked off three days of inaugural festivities, with the city braced for an onslaught of crowds and demonstrators.

What's on the menu? Donald Trump's first meal as US President revealed
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:14:00 +0000
From independent.ie
Donald Trump's first meal as president of the United States is not too far from the typical power lunch for a billionaire businessman - lobster, beef and a rich chocolate dessert.

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