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Islamic State destroys famous monument in Syria's Palmyra: antiquities chief

DAMASCUS/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Islamic State militants have destroyed one of the most famous monuments in the ancient city of Palmyra, the Tetrapylon, and the facade of its Roman Theatre, Syrian antiquities chief Maamoun Abdulkarim told Reuters on Friday.


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Shanghai appoints former judge as new mayor

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s largest city Shanghai has named a former judge as mayor, one of the most senior provincial positions in the country, the local government announced on Friday.


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Washington braces for massive protests as Trump becomes U.S. president

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of law enforcement officers and miles of barriers were in place in Washington on Friday, as officials braced for hundreds of thousands of people planning to celebrate or protest Donald Trump’s inauguration as president of the United States.


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Thirty people still missing at Italian hotel buried by massive avalanche

PENNE, Italy (Reuters) – Rescuers dug all night in deep snow and debris in search of some 30 missing people who were staying in a luxury mountain hotel in Italy when an avalanche struck almost two days ago.


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Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' to appear in New York court on Friday

NEW YORK CITY (Reuters) – Mexican cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is expected to appear in a court in New York on Friday, shortly after his surprise extradition from Mexico ended a decades-long career in drug-trafficking, dare-devil jail breaks and murder.


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Avalanche hits Italy hotel, many feared dead or injured

PENNE, Italy (Reuters) – An avalanche hit a small hotel in the mountains of central Italy overnight after a series of strong earthquakes in the area, and up to 30 people might be buried under the snow, officials said on Wednesday.


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China says Philippines' Duterte to visit again as ties warm up

BEIJING (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will visit China in May to attend a multilateral summit, China’s foreign ministry said on Thursday, making his second visit to Beijing since taking office as he seeks to further distance himself from Washington.


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Islamic State kills 12 in Palmyra, among them teachers, soldiers: monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Islamic State militants put at least 12 people to death in execution-style killings in the ancient city of Palmyra, which they re-captured from the government for a second time in December, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Thursday.


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China says can resolve trade disputes with new U.S. government

BEIJING (Reuters) – China and the United States can resolve any trade disputes through talks, the government said on Thursday, as a Chinese newspaper warned U.S. business could be targets for retaliation in any trade war ushered in by President-elect Donald Trump.


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Asian shares down, dollar firms on Yellen's rate hike signal

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares slipped on Thursday and the dollar rebounded after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled that the U.S. central bank is poised to pursue a path of steady interest rate hikes.


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