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Donald Trump to be the 45th president of US

Updated: Nov 09, 2016 14:13 IST

Washington D.C. [United States], Nov. 9 (ANI): Republican Donald Trump has been elected as the 45th president of the United States and Mike Pence will be his Vice President.

Trump's surprising performance at the polls ended Hillary Clinton's quest to make history as the first female president of the United States.

Trump, a 70-year-old celebrity businessman who had never before run for office, is poised to become the oldest president ever elected to a first term, reports the Washington Post.

Sounding magnanimous and reconciliatory after running a highly divisive campaign, Trump said," Hillary has worked very long and very hard over a long period of time and we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country," He said, minutes after Clinton called him to concede defeat.

"I mean that very sincerely. Now, it's time for America to bind the wounds of division. We have to get together. To all Republicans, Democrats and independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people."

He said that under his administration, "America will no longer settle for anything less than the best." And he promised foreign countries that "while we were always put America's interests first, we will deal fairly with everyone," adding: "We will seek common ground, not hostility."

Thanking his wife, Melania, his children and campaign staff for their patience, Trump said, "This was tough. This was tough. This political stuff is nasty and it's tough." (ANI)

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb. 22 (ANI): Following the recent militant attacks in Pakistan, the army has spoken about jointly fighting terrorism with Afghanistan.

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Rawalpindi [Pakistan], February 22 (ANI): The Pakistan Army on Wednesday launched 'Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad' across the country.

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Beijing [China], Feb.22 (ANI): China is open to India joining the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar told media here on Wednesday after holding strategic dialogue discussions with his counterpart.

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Beijing [China], Feb.22 (ANI): China will host the first BRICS Sherpas Meeting in Nanjing in the country's Jiangsu Province.

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Ankara [Turkey], Feb. 22 (ANI): Female members of the armed forces of Turkey will be able to wear headscarves for first time, according to a Turkish Defense Ministry policy announced on Wednesday.

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Eight terrorists killed in Karachi encounter

Updated: Feb 22, 2017 16:47 IST

Karachi [Pakistan], Feb. 22 (ANI): At least eight terrorists, including a Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander, Gul Zaman, have been killed in an encounter with the law enforcers in the Bakra Piri area of Malir.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb. 22 (ANI): Pakistan's Supreme Court has observed that the corruption allegations against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's family in connection with Panamagate case were not frivolous' as they could be right or wrong.

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Washington D.C [US], Feb. 22 (ANI): More than 200 people have been charged with rioting in connection with Inauguration Day protests in Washington last month.

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