WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday officially announced Sonny Perdue as his choice for secretary of agriculture, selecting a former Georgia governor over candidates from the Midwest, which dominates agriculture exports.
Gambia: Why there's political turmoil in this small African nation
Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh should be spending his last day in power on Wednesday, but he has refused to accept defeat in last month's election and has indicated he won't hand over power to victor Adama Barrow on Thursday
Italy Rigopiano avalanche: Dozens missing under snow and rubble
Three bodies are removed from the ruins of a luxury mountain hotel as a desperate search continues. (BBC News - Home)
Brexit: May warns business leaders not to fuel division
The prime minister says mainstream politicians must tackle a backlash against globalisation. (BBC News - Home)
Viewpoint: Obama got balance right with Manning
Former US Assistant Secretary of State PJ Crowley says Barack Obama was right to cut Chelsea Manning's sentence. (BBC News - Home)
Gambia crisis: Barrow inauguration in Senegal as Jammeh stays put
Adama Barrow says he will be sworn in as Gambian president in Senegal as Yahya Jammeh refuses to go. (BBC News - Home)
LGBT disco outside US vice president-elect Mike Pence's house
An LGBT protest march which ended outside a house where vice president-elect Mike Pence has been staying, turned into an impromptu disco. (BBC News - Home)
Avalanche destroys Italian hotel, up to 30 feared dead under snow
PENNE, Italy (Reuters) - A huge avalanche swallowed up a luxury mountain hotel in central Italy after a series of strong earthquakes rocked the area, burying up to 30 people under tonnes of snow and debris, officials said on Thursday.
Banks begin moving thousands of jobs out of Britain
Banks are already preparing to move thousands of jobs out of Britain after Prime Minister Theresa May revealed that she wanted a complete break with the European Union.
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Fortress Washington girds for days of anti-Trump protests
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington will turn into a virtual fortress ahead of Donald Trump's presidential inauguration on Friday as the U.S. capital braces for more than a quarter-million protesters expected during the Republican's swearing-in.
Sex trafficking fight bigger than Backpage
On January 9, after an investigation lasting over 21 months, a Senate subcommittee published a scathing report, finding that classified ads website Backpage.com knowingly facilitated online child sex trafficking on the "adult" section of its website.
China's fake food problem: Soy sauce and spice mixes
China's problem with fake goods even includes the condiments and seasonings that people sprinkle on their food
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Obama commutes FALN member's prison sentence
President Barack Obama's commutation of the sentence of Oscar López Rivera, who was convicted for his role in a Puerto Rican nationalist group linked to bombings in US cities, ends a decades-long fight to free a man who supporters call a "political prisoner."