USA: Trump fires Rex Tillerson as secretary of state

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US President Donald Trump has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, naming CIA Director Mike Pompeo as his replacement.

Thanking Mr Tillerson for his service, Mr Trump tweeted that his new top diplomat would do "a fantastic job".

Mr Tillerson, a former chief executive of ExxonMobil, was only appointed to the job just over a year ago.

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