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A woman poses with a waxwork of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump during a media event at Madame Tussauds  in London

Trump waxwork joins world leaders at Paris museum

On the eve of his inauguration as US president, Donald Trump was already standing among world leaders at the Grevin wax museum in Paris on Thursday -- though the sculptor admits the hair posed a challenge.
Gambia's Vice President Isatou Njie-Saidy arrives for the international mediation on Gambia election conflict in Banjul

Gambia's vice president quits after two decades in role - sources

Gambia's Vice President Isatou Njie Saidy, who has been in the role since 1997, has quit, a government source and a family member told Reuters on Thursday.

'Apprentice' contestant sues Trump for defamation

President-elect Donald Trump was hit with a defamation lawsuit on Tuesday by a former contestant on his reality television show "The Apprentice" who had previously accused him of sexual misconduct.

5.4 Magnitude earthquake strikes central Italy

A 5.4 magnitude earthquake struck central Italy on Wednesday with the epicentre in an area covered by heavy snow which is struggling to recover from a string of deadly quakes last year.
rain umbrella

With drought looming, Sri Lanka tries something new: preparing

With rainfall in many areas just a third of that last year and many water reservoirs far below normal levels, Sri Lankans have begun holding traditional ceremonies to invoke rain - some with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena.