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Survey Shows Record-Breaking Drop In Public Trust In US

WASHINGTON -- The United States has witnessed a huge drop in public confidence in its institutions, China's Xinhua news agency reported citing a recently-released survey.

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Haitians Stage Protest, Mock Trump Over 'Shithole' Comments

Pic: ReutersPORT-AU-PRINCE: About two thousand people took to the streets of Haiti’s capital on Monday to protest comments attributed to U.S. President Donald Trump about the nation being a “shithole” country, which caused uproar in the world’s first independent black republic.

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Pence Dismisses 'Baseless' Allegation That Trump Had Affair With Porn Star

Stormy Daniels visiting a local restaurant in downtown New Orleans in 2009. Vice President Mike Pence is dismissing the allegation that President Trump had a past sexual affair with the porn star.

Vice President Mike Pence is dismissing the allegation that President Trump had a past sexual affair with a porn star named Stormy Daniels by calling it “baseless.”

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Brother Of African-American NASA Astronaut Pulled From Historic Space Station Mission Blames Racism

The brother of NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps, who was scheduled to be the first African-American crew member on the International Space Station (ISS), claims racism is the reason his sister was pulled from the mission.

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DR Congo: Security Forces Kill Six While Dispersing Anti-Kabila Protest; 10 Priests Arrested

KINSHASA -- Congolese security forces shot dead at least six people and wounded dozens more as they fired tear gas to disperse a protest against President Joseph Kabila organised by the Catholic Church on Sunday, a U.N. peacekeeping mission in the country said.

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Europe’s ‘Concessions’ Make Trump Less Committed To Nuclear Deal – Tehran

Iran’s ballistic missile program is not up for negotiation, top Iranian officials have restated, criticizing next week's US diplomatic mission to Europe with a mandate to revise and “fix” the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement.

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L’Oreal Hijab Model Steps Down Over Anti-Israel Tweets Posted During 2014 Gaza War

The face of L’Oreal’s new hijab-friendly hair campaign has stepped down after anti-Israel tweets she posted during the 2014 Gaza war resurfaced.

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Iraqi Kurds Ready To Support ‘Sacred Resistance’ Against Turkey If ‘Allowed’

Iraqi Peshmerga forces are ready to assist Syrian Kurds in their “sacred resistance” against Turkey and the Free Syrian Army in northern Syria, a senior member of the ruling Kurdistan Patriotic Union of Kurdistan has announced.

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George Weah Sworn In As Liberian President, Completes Historic Transition

MONROVIA -- Former international football star George Weah was sworn in as Liberia's new president on Monday Jan 22, in the country's first transition between democratically-elected leaders since 1944.

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Reuters Reporters Accused Under Official Secrets Act Due In Myanmar Court

Pic: ReutersYANGON: Two Reuters journalists detained in Myanmar are due to appear in court on Tuesday, when a judge could review a bail request for the pair accused of violating the country’s colonial-era Official Secrets Act.

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