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Refugee resettlement deal between Australia, US 'not a people swap', Peter Dutton says

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull last year announced two deals between the US and Australia, with the latter resettling refugees from Costa Rica while the US took in refugees from Manus Island and Nauru.

Mexico's foreign minister rejects Trump deportation policy

Under plans unveiled by the Trump administration on Tuesday, almost all people staying in the US illegally can be subject to deportation.

Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said his country could not "accept unilateral decisions imposed by one government on another."

The row comes as two top US officials are preparing to visit Mexico.

The White House said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the head of Homeland Security, John Kelly, would talk to Mexican officials and "walk through" the implementation of the new immigration guidelines.

Russia deploys missile in apparent treaty violation

The move is just the latest in a string of Russian provocations in the early days of the Trump administration, which has called for warmer relations with the Kremlin.

The traditional US adversary has also positioned a spy ship off the coast of Delaware and carried out flights near a US Navy warship, concerning American officials. The administration has not officially drawn any links between the three events.

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Trump, Putin both seek to boost their nuclear capability

The exchange appeared to raise the prospect of a new arms race between the two nuclear superpowers, which between them boast more than 14,000 nuclear warheads, the still deadly legacy of their four-decades long Cold War standoff.

But the comments by Putin, who is presiding over a project to restore Russia's lost global power and influence, and Trump, who will shortly become the US commander-in-chief, did not spell out exactly what each side is proposing or whether a major change of nuclear doctrine is in the offing.

US returns land it's controlled since WWII to Japan amid local anger

But there's a catch.

As part of the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the two countries, the United States is granted the right to certain defense facilities. In exchange for the land, the Japanese government built several new helipads for the US military to use on its southernmost island of Okinawa.

Yet the handover has done little to assuage the ire of activists, who've campaigned for decades, to remove US bases altogether from Okinawa.

Saddam Hussein's daughter: Trump has 'political sensibility'

Saddam Hussein, who ruled Iraq from 1979 until his overthrow and capture by a US-led coalition in 2003, declined to wear the hood and shed no tears as the noose was put around his neck. The Iraqiya TV broadcast ended there, but a second video -- shot on a cell phone by an onlooker below the scaffold -- emerged a few hours later showing the moment of death.

"I never saw that moment and I refuse to see it," Raghad, Saddam Hussein's eldest daughter, told CNN in her first interview since her father's death ten years ago.

It's official: Clinton swamps Trump in popular vote

The Democrat outpaced President-elect Donald Trump by almost 2.9 million votes, with 65,844,954 (48.2%) to his 62,979,879 (46.1%), according to revised and certified final election results from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Terry Branstad 'old friend of China to be US ambassador'

Mr Branstad was seen entering Trump Tower in New York on Tuesday for talks with the president-elect.

He called Chinese President Xi Jinping a "long-time friend" when Mr Xi visited Iowa before becoming Chinese leader.

After Bloomberg first reported the nomination, which requires Senate confirmation, Beijing responded by calling Mr Branstad an "old friend".

"We welcome him to play a greater role in advancing the development of China-US relations," said Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang.

Korea DPR secures grand final spot

They defeated the United States 2-1 in the first semifinal at the Sir John Guise Stadium after 30 minutes extended time.

The Koreans, in red, scored through defender Jon Son Yon and midfielder Ri Hyang-sim.

USA, in white and blue, scored through defender Natalie Jacobs before extra time in the second half.

It was an intense match as both teams put up a good fight in the first half.

The Koreans displayed good ball control and clever techniques.

Grandma who promised to feed stranger via wrong text keeps promise

On Thursday, that stranger showed up and ate turkey, potatoes, stuffing, some pie, you naaaaaaaaaaaaame it.

How the two met

Initially, Wanda Dench wanted to invite her actual grandson for dinner via text.

But she accidentally sent the message to 17-year-old Jamal Hinton instead.

Hinton was in class at Desert Vista High School.