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Top Asian News 6:04 a.m. GMT

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani health and government officials say a bomb explosion in a market in tribal region bordering Afghanistan has killed at least seven and wounded more than 60 people. Dr. Sabir Hussain said Saturday that many of the wounded brought from Parachinar vegetable market blast site were in critical condition and death toll could dramatically jumped up. Government official Shahid Khan said explosion took place when the market crowded with retailers buying fruits and vegetables c from a wholesale shop. He said the nature of the explosion is being investigated. No group has claimed responsibility. Parachinar is the capital of Kurram tribal region which has been the scene of high militant activities in the past years.

From: news.yahoo.com

IS wreaks new destruction in Syria's ancient Palmyra

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The Islamic State group has demolished more treasured monuments in Syria's ancient Palmyra, a month after recapturing it from government forces, the country's antiquities chief said Friday. The news is a fresh blow for the UNESCO World Heritage site, which had already been ravaged by the jihadist group during the nine months of control before being expelled in March last year. "Local sources told us that 10 days ago Daesh destroyed the tetrapylon," a 16-columned structure that marked one end of the ancient city's colonnade, Maamoun Abdulkarim told AFP using an Arabic acronym for IS.

From: news.yahoo.com

Turkey moves closer to expanding Erdogan powers

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The Turkish parliament early Saturday approved a draft bill that would dramatically expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, meaning the country will vote on changing the constitution later this year. The government insists the proposals to create an executive presidency will ensure simpler and more effective administration but critics say it will give Erdogan more power that is unchecked. Each article was put to a vote in the 550-seat parliament, where the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) enjoys a comfortable majority.

From: news.yahoo.com

Bomb blast kill 7, wounds over 60 in northwest Pakistan

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani health and government officials say a bomb explosion in a market in tribal region bordering Afghanistan has killed at least seven and wounded more than 60 people.

From: news.yahoo.com

Trump Celebrates at Inaugural Balls, Says 'Now the Work Begins'

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Donald Trump celebrated at a series of galas, cheered by supporters and promising to get to work on reshaping the federal government.

From: www.nbcnews.com

Talks Between Malaysia, Abu Dhabi Over Missing Money Break Down

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Negotiations between government investment funds in Malaysia and Abu Dhabi over who is responsible for billions of dollars in missing money have broken down, according to people familiar with the matter, making it harder for the two funds to put the scandal behind them.

From: www.wsj.com

Years of failed efforts to end Syrian conflict

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Since the start of Syria's war in 2011, several diplomatic initiatives have stumbled over the future of President Bashar al-Assad. In January 2012, two months after an initial bid to end the violence, leading Arab diplomats adopt a fresh plan that would transfer power from Assad to a coalition cabinet. On June 30, 2012 in Geneva, global powers draw up a plan that would install a transition government, but which does not spell out what would happen to Assad.

From: news.yahoo.com

Trump Signs Two Executive Orders, Takes First Actions As President

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'For too long, a small group in our nation's Capital has reaped the rewards of government'

From: dailycaller.com

D.C. hotel, global deals complicate start of Trump's presidency

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The lease for Trump's hotel specifies that no elected officials in the U.S. government can hold it

From: feeds.cbsnews.com

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