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Dozens of firefighters killed in Iran blaze

Iranian firefighters work to extinguish a fire at the Plasco building in central Tehran. (AP) An iconic high-rise building in downtown Tehran collapsed following a fire, killing at least 30 firefighters.


At least 30 missing in Italy hotel avalanche

A helicopter flies during rescue operations near a hotel that was hit by an avalanche in Farindola, Italy. (Matteo Guidelli/ANSA via AP) An avalanche buries a four-star hotel in central Italy after a series of strong earthquakes in the area.


Trump and the end of the American Century

President-elect Donald Trump (Evan Vucci/AP) Donald Trump’s election repudiates the political establishment's long-cherished ideal of an essential, expansive America.


Trump finalizes Cabinet with agriculture pick

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is Donald Trump's choice for secretary of agriculture. (AP) Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue served on Donald Trump's agricultural advisory committee during his campaign.


Assange backtracks on extradition pledge

WIkeLeaks founder Julian Assange (AP) The WikiLeaks founder retreats from his vow to accept extradition to the U.S. if Chelsea Manning is granted clemency.


Does the size of the inaugural crowd matter?

President Obama waves to the crowd after he is sworn in as the 44th president of the United States. (AP) Approximately 1.8 million people flocked to Washington for President Obama's first inauguration in 2009.


Trump's health pick: No Medicare overhaul

Pointed questions await Trump's health secretary pick. (Reuters) Rep. Tom Price is grilled by senators about his health care investments and Obamacare repeal.


Obama at final press conference: ‘We’re going to be OK’

President Obama's final press conference. (Reuters) In his final press conference, the outgoing president defends the press corps that President-elect Donald Trump likes to bash.


Here's how Trump will tackle Mexico and China

Ross Mexico China Wilbur Ross is the president-elect's point man on trade, and he gave some important clues during his confirmation hearing.


Nikki Haley supports Jerusalem embassy move

UN Ambassador-designate, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, accompanied by her husband Michael, left, prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Donald Trump's choice to be the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. backs a decision sure to be controversial.



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Avalanche Buries Hotel Rigopiano in Italy After Earthquakes - NBCNews.com


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Avalanche Buries Hotel Rigopiano in Italy After Earthquakes
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ROME — An earthquake-triggered avalanche buried a resort hotel in central Italy, leaving up to 29 hotel guests and workers either missing or dead, rescue workers said early Thursday. Authorities spent the night battling atrocious weather conditions ...
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Iran: 30 firefighters killed in collapse of Tehran high-rise - U.S. News & World Report


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Iran: 30 firefighters killed in collapse of Tehran high-rise
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Iranians watch the Plasco building where smoke rises from its windows in central Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. The high-rise building engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday as scores of firefighters battled the blaze. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi ...
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Theresa May: UK will be a global leader on trade - BBC News


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Theresa May: UK will be a global leader on trade
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Theresa May has told leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos that the UK will be a "world leader" on trade. But the prime minister also warned that inequality blamed on globalisation was aiding the "politics of division". Her speech to business ...
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At least 38 firefighters hurt as Tehran building collapses: Iran state TV

Fire breaks out in a high-rise building in Tehran By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA (Reuters) - At least 38 firefighters were injured when a blazing high-rise commercial building in downtown Tehran collapsed, state television reported on Thursday. One witness described the 17-storey tower's collapse as like a "scene from a horror movie." The building's occupants were evacuated before the collapse, state TV said, but firefighters were still trying to control the blaze when it came crashing to the ground in a giant cloud of dust. Rescue teams were at the scene, state TV said.


Top Asian News 10:16 a.m. GMT

BEIJING (AP) — Sidestepping recent disputes over Taiwan and regional security, China said Thursday that "important progress" has been made in its relationship with the U.S. under President Barack Obama and the two countries should move forward as partners rather than competitors. Asked to sum up relations under Obama, who leaves office Friday, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying recalled the numerous meetings between the U.S. president and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, including last year in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou. Trade, investment and people-to-people exchanges between the sides all hit new records under Obama, while the countries worked together on climate change, an investment agreement, building trust between their militaries, counterterrorism and the Iranian nuclear issue, Hua said at a daily briefing.

China notes progress in ties under US President Obama

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, file photo, U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping pose for photographers as they shake hands before a bilateral meeting at Westlake State House in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province. Sidestepping recent disputes over Taiwan and regional security, China said Thursday that "important progress" has been made in its relationship with the U.S. under President Barack Obama and the two countries should move forward as partners rather than competitors. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) BEIJING (AP) — Sidestepping recent disputes over Taiwan and regional security, China said Thursday that "important progress" has been made in its relationship with the U.S. under President Barack Obama and the two countries should move forward as partners rather than competitors.


At least 24 children killed when bus, truck collide in India

In this image from video, people gather at the site where a truck loaded with sand collided with a school bus in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. The collision early Thursday killed over 20 children. (KK Production via AP) LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A truck loaded with sand collided with a school bus early Thursday, killing at least 24 young children in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, police said.


Ex-VW CEO Winterkorn testifies to German parliament inquiry

Martin Winterkorn, former CEO of the German car manufacturer 'Volkswagen', arrives for a questioning at an investigation committee of the German federal parliament in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) BERLIN (AP) — Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn is testifying before a German parliamentary inquiry in his first public appearance since he resigned in the wake of the company's diesel emissions scandal.


Youth wing of Burundi's ruling party accused of killings

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Members of the youth league of Burundi's ruling party have beaten, tortured and killed scores of people across the country in recent months, according to Human Rights Watch.

Russia's Lavrov says U.S. invited to Astana talks on Syria: RIA

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov gives a news conference in Moscow MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday that the United States had been invited to upcoming talks on the Syria conflict that are to take place in the Kazakh capital, Astana, later this month, RIA news agency reported. (Reporting by Polina Devitt; writing by Alexander Winning; editing by Polina Devitt)


Hong Kong's former finance chief confirms run for top job

Former Hong Kong Financial Secretary John Tsang, announces his candidacy in the upcoming Hong Kong Chief Executive election, during a news conference in Hong Kong Hong Kong's respected former financial secretary John Tsang on Thursday confirmed his intention to run for the Asian financial hub's top job in March, at a time of growing political tension and anti-China sentiment. "I have big dreams," said Tsang, one of Hong Kong's most popular government officials, whose resignation from his job as finance chief China approved this week. Tsang said he would strive to ease the growing polarization and conflict in Hong Kong, such as large street occupations, a violent riot, and growing calls for independence and self determination that have frayed ties with China's Communist Party leaders.


The Latest: Images show rescuers entering avalanche hotel

An Italian firefighters helicopter flies during rescue operations in the area where an hotel was hit by an avalanche in Farindola, Italy, early Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. A hotel in the mountainous region hit again by quakes has been covered by an avalanche, with reports of dead. Italian media say the avalanche covered the three-story hotel in the central region of Abruzzo, on Wednesday evening. (Matteo Guidelli/ANSA via AP) MILAN (AP) — The Latest on the avalanche that buried a hotel in central Italy (all times local):


West African forces poised for Gambia intervention as leader's mandate ends

Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow meets with delegation of West African leaders on election crisis in Banjul By Tim Cocks BANJUL (Reuters) - West African troops were poised to intervene in Gambia on Thursday after President Yahya Jammeh's mandate expired and overnight talks to convince him to stand down failed. Senegal has deployed hundreds of soldiers to its shared border with Gambia and Nigeria has pre-positioned war planes and helicopters after regional bloc ECOWAS said it would remove Jammeh if he did not hand over power to challenger Adama Barrow, who won an election in early December. Gambia's capital, Banjul, was quiet overnight and on Thursday morning as military helicopters flew overhead and police trucks patrolled largely empty streets.



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Davos CEOs 'go local' on supply chain in Trump era

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a campaign event in Selma DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Business leaders in Davos, traditionally the high priests of globalization, are talking up the benefits of local production this week to shield themselves from criticism from incoming U.S. President Donald Trump.


PM May urges firms to end short-term thinking, show global leadership

Britain's Prime Minister May attends the WEF annual meeting in Davos DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Multinational businesses must avoid short-term thinking and show leadership to help restore faith in globalisation among citizens who feel left behind by the pace of economic change, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday. May said businesses must put aside short-term considerations and invest in people and communities for the long term. ...


Theresa May seeks to convince business UK won't close doors

Theresa May seeks to convince business UK won't close doors DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May has sought to convince business leaders gathered at the World Economic Forum that the country remains committed to free trade and globalization.


UK PM May says Britain faces momentous change as it leaves EU

Britain's Prime Minister May leaves after her address to the WEF annual meeting in Davos Britain is facing a period of momentous change following its decision to leave the European Union and will need to forge a new role in the world, Prime Minister Theresa May told the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday. May, who has said Britain wants a "bold and ambitious" trade agreement with the EU when it leaves the bloc, said Britain would step up to a new leadership role as a strong advocate for business, free markets and free trade after Brexit.


Dollar bounces back, bond yields jump on Yellen's rate guidance

U.S. Federal Reserve Board chair Yellen testifies before Congressional Joint Economic hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar rebounded, Asian shares slipped and government bond yields soared to multi-week highs on Thursday after U.S. central bank chief Janet Yellen signaled a path of steady interest rate increases for the world's largest economy.


May says Britain faces momentous change as it leaves EU

Britain's Prime Minister May attends the WEF annual meeting in Davos Britain is facing a period of momentous change following its decision to leave the European Union and will need to forge a new role in the world, Prime Minister Theresa May told the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday. May, who has said Britain wants a "bold and ambitious" trade agreement with the EU when it leaves the bloc, said Britain would step up to a new leadership role as a strong advocate for business, free markets and free trade after Brexit.


S. Korea court rejects arrest warrant for Samsung heir

Officials had sought the arrest of Lee Jae-Yong on charges of bribery, embezzlement and perjury, sending shock waves through the group, which is a major part of the South Korean economy A South Korean court on Thursday refused to authorise the arrest of the heir to the Samsung business empire, in a setback to prosecutors probing a corruption scandal engulfing President Park Geun-Hye. Officials on Monday sought the arrest of Lee Jae-Yong on charges of bribery, embezzlement and perjury, sending shock waves through the group, which is a major part of the South Korean economy and includes the world's largest smartphone maker. It is already reeling from the debacle over the recall of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 device and reports have suggested it could face sanctions from overseas authorities if Lee is punished.


The world according to Park: a blacklist and placenta shots in South Korea

South Korean President Park Geun-hye speaks during a meeting with reporters at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul By Christine Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - In a tumultuous four years in power, South Korean President Park Geun-hye has been criticized for her handling of a ferry disaster and the running of the economy, and also for bizarre episodes involving beauty treatments and bulk buying of Viagra. Park has been accused by legal authorities and lawmakers of putting pressure on the entertainment industry in retaliation against satirical and other attacks, echoing back to the dark days of oppression under her father, dictator Park Chung-hee.



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TD Ameritrade's (AMTD) Q1 Earnings Up Y/Y, Shares Climb - Zacks.com


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TD Ameritrade's (AMTD) Q1 Earnings Up Y/Y, Shares Climb
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FULL TEXT: May's speech to the 2017 World Economic Forum - Business Insider


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FULL TEXT: May's speech to the 2017 World Economic Forum
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EMERGING MARKETS-Stocks, currencies fall after Fed's Yellen signals rate hikes - Reuters


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EMERGING MARKETS-Stocks, currencies fall after Fed's Yellen signals rate hikes
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LONDON Jan 19 Emerging market stocks fell on Thursday and currencies struggled to make much headway after U.S. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said interest rates should rise steadily, boosting the dollar. In a Wednesday speech Yellen said it made ...
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Five things to watch for in Mnuchin hearing - The Hill


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Five things to watch for in Mnuchin hearing
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The confirmation hearing on Thursday for Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump · Donald TrumpDemocrats opposition to Trump will extend well beyond the boycott Trump team prepares dramatic cuts GOP recruitment goal: More women on ticket ...
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Durant's 40 points help Warriors silence Thunder

Kevin Durant (L) of the Golden State Warriors dribbles past Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder, at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California, on January 18, 2017 Kevin Durant took it to his former team on Wednesday, erupting for 40 points to propel the Golden State Warriors to a 121-100 NBA triumph over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Durant, who scored 39 points in the Warriors 26-point win over the Thunder in November, was brutally efficient, connecting on 13 of his 16 shots from the field, including five of seven from three-point range. Durant downplayed the significance of facing his former club.


Westbrook vows retribution after hard foul

NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors (Reuters) - Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook offered a warning that he will seek retribution for a hard foul on him on Wednesday by Golden State's Zaza Pachulia. Pachulia delivered a flagrant foul on Westbrook late in the second quarter of the Warriors' 121-100 rout of the Thunder, striking the guard in the face as he attempted a shot then appearing to stand over him as he lay on the court. "I'm going to get his ass back," Westbrook told reporters.


Durant propels Warriors to rout of Thunder

Kevin Durant (L) of the Golden State Warriors dribbles past Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder, at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California, on January 18, 2017 Kevin Durant again came up big against his former team, pouring in a season-high 40 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 121-100 NBA victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Durant, who departed Oklahoma City as a free agent in the off-season, had scored 39 against the Thunder when the teams met for the first time this season in November. On Wednesday he provided 13 points in a third-quarter surge that saw the Warriors seize a 93-78 lead in a game that was knotted at 56-56 at halftime.


Torn Achilles may have ended Gay's season

NBA: Indiana Pacers at Sacramento Kings (Reuters) - Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay is believed to have suffered a season-ending torn left Achilles on Wednesday, the team announced. Gay went down in the third quarter of Sacramento’s 106-100 loss to the Indiana Pacers. The Kings will perform an MRI on Gay on Thursday.


Kings' Gay suffers suspected torn Achilles

Sacramento Kings' forward Rudy Gay suffered a suspected torn Achilles tendon in the third quarter of the match against he Indiana Pacers The Sacramento Kings' 106-100 home loss to the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday was made even more painful when Kings forward Rudy Gay exited with a suspected torn Achilles tendon. Gay was injured late in the third quarter, and the team said a preliminary report indicated the torn tendon. Gay was hurt as he tried to drive the baseline and went down with 14.3 seconds remaining in the third quarter and the Kings leading 79-69.


Rampant Durant helps Warriors silence Thunder

NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors (The Sports Xchange) - Kevin Durant terrorized his former team for the second straight time on Wednesday, pouring in a season-high 40 points in the Golden State Warriors' 121-100 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Durant, who left the Thunder as a free agent in the off-season and dropped 39 points on them in November, contributed 13 points to a third-quarter flurry as the Warriors (36-6) exploded into a 93-78 lead after having been tied at 56-56 at halftime. Durant's big scoring night, the 47th 40-point game of his career, helped the Warriors overcome Thunder guard Russell Westbrook's 21st triple-double of the season.


Wizards still hot at home, down Grizzlies 104-101

Otto Porter of the Washington Wizards celebrates after hitting a three-pointer against the Memphis Grizzlies, at Verizon Center in Washington, DC, on January 18, 2017 John Wall and Otto Porter scored 25 points apiece on Wednesday as the Washington Wizards notched their 13th straight home NBA win, 104-101 over the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies beat Washington earlier this season after forcing overtime with a long-range basket.



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