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Trump takes charge as 45th US president

WASHINGTON -- Pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a riven nation facing an unpredictable era under his assertive but u

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On first day, Trump signs EO repealing Obamacare

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump quickly assumed the mantle of the White House on Friday, making his first executive order one aimed at his predecessor's signature health care law and swearing-in members of his national security team to his Ca

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Russian political elites revel in Trump's inauguration

MOSCOW -- Russian officials and lawmakers lauded Donald Trump's inauguration Friday as the start of what they hope will be a period of better ties with the United States.

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Pampanga court issues arrest warrant vs cops tagged in Ick-joo killing

AN ANGELES City court has issued an arrest warrant against the policemen involved in the abduction and killing of South Korean businessman Jee Ick-joo, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II confirmed on Friday.

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30 firefighters killed in collapse of Tehran high-rise

TEHRAN, Iran -- A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and injuring some 75 people, state media reported.

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30 missing in central Italy avalanche that buries hotel

MILAN -- An avalanche buried a mountain hotel in an earthquake-hit region of central Italy, leaving at least 30 people missing, authorities said Thursday.

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4 dead after pickup truck falls into ravine in Sarangani

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Four people were killed while another was injured after a pickup truck fell into a ravine in Malungon town, Sarangani Province late Wednesday night.

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DOH says it won’t force DepEd to join anti-HIV program

THE Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday assured that it will not force the hand of the Department of Education (DepEd) to join in the former’s campaign versus the spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among the youth.

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