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Winter storm pummels northern California and Nevada

Northern California and Nevada see worst flooding in 11 years owing to Pineapple Express weather pattern.

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US blacklists Putin ally, alleged Litvinenko killers

Obama administration sanctions Russian duo accused of poisoning former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006.

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Trump cabinet: Protests mar Jeff Sessions confirmation

Activists seize on Republican Jeff Sessions' appearance before groups that espouse anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant views.

Protesters from Code Pink

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Meryl Streep uses Golden Globes to excoriate Trump

Acceptance speeches at the 2017 Golden Globe awards used to attack and pillory the US president-elect.

Meryl Streep

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New Brazil prison clash kills four in Amazon region

Behind the prison bloodshed is an escalating feud between Brazil's biggest drug gangs with about 100 killed in a week.

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Florida airport gunman faces 'possible death penalty'

Federal prosecutors charge Esteban Santiago with firearms offences and carrying out an act of violence at an airport.

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More UN observers 'dismissed' over FARC rebels party

Three monitors and supervisor 'separated' from their mission over taking part in New Year's Eve party with FARC rebels.

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Bolivia weather takes centre stage in Dakar Rally

Rain storms turn sections of sixth stage route from Oruro to La Paz into a quagmire, forcing the race to be cancelled.

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Gunman wounds US consular official in western Mexico

American official treated at a hospital after shooting in Guadalajara, prompting FBI to offer $20,000 reward.

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Donald Trump: Russian hacking had 'no effect' on vote

US president-elect blames Democratic Party for allowing Russian hackers to breach its computer systems.

Donald Trump

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