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Trump names Ben Carson as housing secretary

United States President-elect Donald Trump on Monday chose Ben Carson, the mild-mannered retired neurosurgeon who challenged him for the Republican nomination, to turn around troubled US inner cities as secretary of housing and urban development. Carson, an African American who …

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4 quit after Oklahoma veteran with maggots in wound dies

  Bra The Oklahoma veterans center in Talihina. The Oklahoma veterans center in Talihina. TALIHINA, Okla. – Four staff members have resigned from a southeastern Oklahoma veterans facility rather than face the possibility of getting fired, after a resident was …

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Gambian Election: Jammeh accepts defeat

  Gambian ruler Yayah Jammeh has conceded defeat to rival Adama Barrow after the presidential polls, an aide to the Information Minister tells media on condition of anonymity on Friday. The electoral commission is yet to announce the final election …

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Saudi prince seeks to end ban on women driving

An outspoken billionaire Saudi prince has called for an “urgent” end to his country’s ban on women driving, saying it is a matter not just of rights but of economic necessity. “Stop the debate: Time for women to drive,” Prince …

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Cuba’s Fidel Castro dies aged 90

Longtime former leader and revolutionary icon Fidel Castro has died aged 90, state television announced. Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States, has died aged 90. Raul Castro, Fidel’s …

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Turkey withdraws underage sex bill

Turkish Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim, has withdrawn a bill that pardons men convicted of sex with underage girls if they have married them. The bill, part of a package of amendments to the legal system, was sent back for further …

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Egypt Court Quashes Mohammed Morsi’s Life Sentence

Mohammed morsi, Life Sentence Egypt’s highest appeal court has again overturned a life sentence handed down to ousted President Mohammed Morsi. The Court of Cassation ordered that the 65-year-old be retried on the charge of conspiring to commit terrorist acts …

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