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Bush , Clintons to attend Trump's inauguration

AP, Washington
 Falling in line with tradition, Bill and Hillary Clinton plan to attend Donald Trump's inauguration. It's a decision that will put Hillary Clinton on the inaugural platform as her bitter rival from the 2016 campaign assumes the office she long sought.
The Clintons announced their decision to attend the Jan. 20 inauguration shortly after former President George W. Bush's office said Tuesday he would attend along with former first lady Laura Bush.

Israeli soldier convicted over Hebron death
BBC Online
An Israeli soldier filmed shooting dead a wounded Palestinian attacker after he had been disarmed of a knife has been convicted of manslaughter.
Sgt Elor Azaria, 20, shot Abdul Fatah al-Sharif, 21, in the head while he was lying immobile on a road.
The incident happened in Hebron in the occupied West Bank last March, after another soldier was stabbed.

Turkey again extends emergency rule
AP, Ankara
Turkey's parliament has voted to extend by a further three months a state of emergency that was declared in the aftermath of the failed July 15 coup.
Parliament late Tuesday approved extending the government's emergency powers until April 20 with the votes of ruling party legislators and the country's nationalist party. Turkey imposed the state of emergency to crack down on a network linked to U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused of orchestrating the coup. Gulen denies any involvement.

Fire at China nursing home kills seven
Reuters, Beijing
A fire at a private nursing home in China killed seven people on Wednesday, the official Xinhua news agency reported, the latest deadly incident in a country struggling to improve its safety record.
The blaze broke out at 4:10 a.m. (2010 GMT) at the nursing home in Chaoyang township in the northeastern province of Jilin, and was put out 17 minutes later, the news agency reported.

Small plane crash in Arizona kills 4
Reuters, Phoenix
 A small plane flying from Arizona to Colorado crashed northeast of the Phoenix area, killing all four people on board, sheriff's department and aviation officials said on Tuesday.
The Cessna 210 crashed late on Monday in steep, rugged terrain about 15 miles north of Payson, Arizona, authorities said. The cause has not been determined.

Moise clinches Haiti presidency
Reuters, Port-Au-Prince
Haitian businessman Jovenel Moise was declared the official winner of November presidential elections in the impoverished Caribbean nation on Tuesday, after an electoral tribunal ruled out allegations of massive fraud at the polls.

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