21 January 2017

Bomb blast kill 22, wounds at least 50 in northwest Pakistan

Pakistani Shiite Muslims attend the funeral prayer of the victims of bomb blast at a mosque in Parachinar, the capital of Pakistan's Kurram tribal region, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. A bomb exploded in a market in a northwest tribal region that borders Afghanistan, killing more than 20 and wounding dozens. The explosion took place when the market was crowded with retailers buying fruits and vegetables from a wholesale shop, officials said.
A bomb exploded Saturday in a market in a northwest tribal region bordering Afghanistan, killing 22 people and wounding at least 50, officials said.
Dr. Sabir Hussain at the main hospital in Parachinar, the capital of Pakistan's Kurram tribal region, said two more wounded victims died in the hospital, increasing the death toll.

Trump takes charge, assertive but untested 45th US president

President-elect Donald Trump, left, and his wife Melania Trump arrive to the "Make America Great Again Welcome Concert" at the Lincoln Memorial, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Washington.
Pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a riven nation facing an unpredictable era under his assertive but untested leadership.
Under cloudy, threatening skies at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol, Trump painted a bleak picture of the America he now leads, declaring as he had throughout the election campaign that it is beset by crime, poverty and a lack of bold action. The billionaire businessman and reality television star — the first president who had never held political office or high military rank — promised to stir a "new national pride" and protect America from the "ravages" of countries he says have stolen U.S. jobs.