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Trump cancels UK trip citing Obama's 'bad' embassy deal

US president says he will not visit London to open new US embassy, blaming Obama for selling previous one for 'peanuts'.

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Julian Assange granted citizenship by Ecuador

Ecuador gives Wikileaks founder citizenship in a bid to usher him out of its London embassy without risking arrest.

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Colombia withdraws negotiators after ELN attacks

Peace talks with the armed group in trouble as government orders back negotiators following a series of attacks.

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Honduras: 7.6 earthquake triggers Tsunami alert

A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck near the coast of Honduras, briefly prompting a tsunami warning.

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California mudslides: At least 13 killed, thousands evacuated

Torrents of mud overran roads and upscale neighbourhoods in the wake of heavy rains near Santa Barbara.

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BDS activists slam Chris Rock for performing in Israel

Comedian's Tel Aviv show to go ahead after pro-Palestinian activists compare it to performing in apartheid South Africa.

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Quebec parties oppose marking day against Islamophobia

Muslim leaders have called to designate anniversary of a deadly mosque attack as a national day against Islamophobia.

Quebec City mosque

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Har Gobind Khorana: Why Google honours him today

Hailed for constructing the first synthetic gene, Har Gobind Khorana would have been 96 on January 9.

Har Gobind Khorana

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US: Climate disasters set new record at $306bn in 2017

Sixteen extreme weather events in the US last year 'shattered' the 2005 record of $215bn, American weather agency says.

Wildfires in California

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Golden Globes 2018: 'Time's up' on sexual harassment

Women from service and other industries attend awards show to shed light on systemic sexual abuse in the workplace.

Oprah Winfrey

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On the anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration, organisers hope to encourage women to get more involved in politics.

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