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Trump admin targets violent Islamist groups as foreign policy priority

WASHINGTON The Trump administration will make defeating "radical Islamic terror groups" its top foreign policy goal, according to a statement posted on the White House website moments after Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president.

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Canadians traveling to inauguration turned away at U.S. border

TORONTO Several Canadians traveling to attend either the inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States or a march planned for Saturday in Washington were turned away at the border by U.S. officials.

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Gambia's Jammeh agrees to go into exile as regional troops mass

BANJUL Gambia's longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh, who refused to accept his election defeat last month, has agreed to go into exile, a senior advisor to new President Adama Barrow said on Friday, but talks to finalize the deal were holding up his exit.

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Chapo extradition seen boosting U.S.-Mexico security relations under Trump

MEXICO CITY Irrespective of whether Mexico's decision to extradite drug kingpin Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman aimed to honor outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama or appease his successor, Donald Trump, law enforcement from both countries say it bodes well for security cooperation.

Dead miner pulled from under landslide in Peru, six others missing

LIMA The body of one of seven miners trapped under a landslide for four days in southern Peru was pulled from a 200-meter (660 feet) deep tunnel on Friday, but hopes of finding the others alive dimmed, authorities said.

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Four children and woman rescued, two days after Italy avalanche

PENNE, Italy Four children and a woman were saved on Friday from the wreckage of a mountain hotel in central Italy that was flattened by an avalanche, surviving almost two days in sub-zero temperatures in the buried ruins of the luxury spa. | Video

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