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Playing politics? Chinese tourism under scrutiny as Lunar New Year nears

SHANGHAI/BEIJING With 6 million Chinese tourists expected to travel abroad over the Lunar New Year break, China's January 27 to February 2 holiday is crucial for Taiwan tour agency operator Li Chi-yueh, who relies on mainland visitors for a third of his revenue.

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China party paper says no 'provocation' can stop its military drills

BEIJING China's military will carry out drills regardless of foreign provocations and pressure, the Communist Party's paper said on Sunday, adding that exercises far out at sea like those conducted recently by its sole aircraft carrier will become normal.

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Gambia's former leader Jammeh flies into exile in Equatorial Guinea

BANJUL Gambia's former leader Yahya Jammeh on Saturday flew into exile in Equatorial Guinea after stepping down under pressure from West African nations to accept that he lost a December election to President Adama Barrow, mediators said. | Video

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British missile test malfunctioned last year off U.S. coast - Sunday Times

LONDON A test firing of an unarmed British nuclear Trident missile from a submarine off the coast of Florida malfunctioned last June, the Sunday Times newspaper reported.

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White House accuses media of playing down inauguration crowds

WASHINGTON The White House on Saturday accused the media of framing photographs to understate the crowd that attended Donald Trump's inauguration, a new jab in a long-running fight between the new president and the news organizations who cover him.

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WOMEN'S VOICES - What drove women to join marches around the world this weekend?

LONDON/DEHLI/WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of thousands of women took to the streets in cities around the world on Saturday in opposition to U.S. President Donald Trump, a day after his inauguration. | Video

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