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Damian Hinds appointed education secretary

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Jeremy Hunt is still healthcare minister - albeit with the additional responsibility of social care, after he fended off May's offer of a turbo-charged business secretary role for almost two hours. Ex-culture secretary Karen Bradley has been moved to the politically sensitive Northern Ireland role vacated by Mr Brokenshire. The big victor of the shake-up was former Justice Secretary David Lidington , who replaced Damian Green as Minister for the Cabinet Office, but was not awarded the ... Read More »

DHS announces end to special status for 200000 Salvadorans

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Many immigrants like Rosa have been allowed to live and work in the USA under the Temporary Protected Status program after earthquakes struck El Salvador in 2001. "It would be devastating to send them home after they have created a humble living for themselves and their families". Although administration officials have said protections for current TPS holders should be left to Congress, it's clearly not a priority ― the White House hasn't mentioned it in documents laying out its policy ... Read More »

Residents try to kill 'huge wolf spider,' cause apartment fire

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The spider was a "huge wolf spider" , according to a witness quoted by the local Redding Record Searchlight newspaper who lives in the apartment where the fire took place. Now, the residents inside that apartment are forced to find another place to go. Battalion Chief Rob Pitt told the Statesman Journal the residents tried to put the fire out with a garden house but were unsuccessful. Read More »

Golden Globes 2018: Oprah Winfrey was 'nervous' about her speech!

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In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Oprah Winfrey accepts the 2018 Cecil B. DeMille Award speaks onstage during the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Jan. It's one that transcends any culture, geography, race, religion, politics, or workplace. An election never goes by without a healthy number of candidates claiming that they're the best person for the job because they have no relevant experience and know nothing about it. Read More »

PM Modi says India not eying anyone's territory

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He said 21st Century was being considered the Asian century and India would be a major player and "you shall feel proud about our growth, hence inspiring us to work even harder". He urged PIO parliamentarians to play the role of catalyst in India's economic development and added that values of Indian culture and civilisation can guide a world gripped in increasing instability. Read More »

Russian Federation says militants used drones to attack its bases in Syria -agencies

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It further added that detonators used in the militants' Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were "of foreign manufacture". Initial assessments showed the drones " could have been obtained only from a country possessing state-of-the-art technologies, including satellite navigation and remote control of explosive devices [for] release at certain coordinates ". Read More »

Kokernag encounter: Two militants killed, gunfight on

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One of the two terrorists killed was identified as Mohd Furhan Wani. A regular cordon and search operation turned into an encounter, the Jammu and Kashmir Police said on Twitter. "So far 2 terrorists killed in encounter at Pehlipora Larnoo Kukernag. joint team of army/CAPF, J&K Police on the job (sic)", DGP Tweeted. Almost 220 militants were killed in 2017, which was highest in the last eight years. Read More »

AFL great Mark Thompson arrested in drug trafficking probe

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Earlier this week, Victoria Police would not comment on the nature of Friday's raid, only issuing a brief statement. Detective attended the Rouse Street address at 9.30am on Friday. Don't move", officers shout as they surge through the door of the converted warehouse. Thompson, a two-time Essendon premiership player and former captain, was an assistant at the Bombers under James Hird at the time of the disastrous supplements program. Read More »

H-1B Visa Rules: Latest Development Seen 'Positive' For Indian IT

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In a big relief for Indian techies, the United States authorities on Tuesday said that the Trump administration is not considering any proposal that would force H-1B visa holders to leave the country. The Trump administration is considering several policy revisions to align with the president's Buy American, Hire American order. "And we thank USCIS to make the right decision". Read More »

Fire at paint factory lights up London sky

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London Fire Brigade advised locals living near the fire avoid the area and keep their doors and windows shut while 15 fire engines and 90 firefighters and dealt with the flames. Local residents were urged to close their doors and windows as a plume of thick black smoke rose above the inferno. Achal Dhillon who lives in Hendon, less than half a mile from the scene, said the fire was burning "quite violently" for more than 30 minutes and fireballs were propelled into the air up to a height of ... Read More »

Gurugram court dismisses bail application of juvenile

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It also directed in-chamber proceeding in the matter and ordered the media not to use the juvenile's name in any of the reports. This is the second time that accused has failed to get a bail from the court. Pradhyumn was found with his throat slit outside a school toilet on September 8 past year. Additional session judge Jasbir Singh Kundu had last week reserved its order on the bail plea filed by the student's family. Read More »

Azarenka pulls out of Australian Open

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Belarusian Azarenka - victor of the Australian Open in 2012 and 2013 - only made six appearances in 2017, claiming four victories. That dispute has not reached its end yet and Victoria had to turn down her wild card for Melbourne, having to stay in California all the time. Read More »

Coli outbreak that sickens 17

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The consumer advocacy group called on the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to do more to warn people about the risky outbreak. coli O157:H7 illnesses", the FDA spokesman said Tuesday. "These illnesses indicate that contaminated romaine lettuce may still be on the market - including in restaurants, grocery stores and any establishments that serve food". Read More »

59 victims of Benue attacks to get mass burial Thursday

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The security expert in questioning the policy framework in tackling the insecurity said: "There is a failure at both the policy and operational levels". "I've written to the Presidency, I have written to the inspector general of police, I have written to the DG DSS, and all the security apparatus of this country to ensure they effect this arrest; then we will know that Nigeria is doing justice to us in Benue State", he said. Read More »

United Kingdom vinegar maker Aspall acquired by drinks giant Molson Coors

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Sources cite that Aspall will function as a part of Molson Coors UK & Ireland, a business unit of Molson Coors Central Europe, and will commence with its ongoing operations of pressing, fermenting, kegging, and bottling at Suffolk. Henry Chevallier Guild said: "We believe that Molson Coors investment will provide the catalyst to grow Aspall and build the recognition for quality cider worldwide". Read More »

Pence to visit Israel this month

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The final 2 days will be spent in Israel, where Pence will meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. For decades, US policy held that Jerusalem's status was a matter for Palestinians and Israelis to settle as part of a broad peace deal. The trip will also include stops in Egypt and Jordan. The status of Jerusalem has always been a central issue in the decadeslong Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read More »

Jonathan Gonzalez chooses Mexico over United States

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Secondly, having played in Mexico and knowing the style and a lot of the players in the Mexican national team, there is probably a comfort level there. During this time, he's had the privilege to play alongside global players that play for their national teams. With a potential World Cup roster in play and a Mexico team that lacks a defensive midfielder, a ideal storm has seemed to lead to Mexico grabbing a young talented player from under the nose of their biggest rivals. Read More »

Koreas to meet for talks, but North won't budge on nukes

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While the war of words between Trump and Kim continues, North Korea has revealed that it is reopening a hotline with South Korea, and is in discussions to attend the Winter Olympics . Kim and Choi Moon Soon, Mayor of Gangwon Province, the host region of the Olympics, sat down with North Korean officials last month in Kunming, China. Read More »

Internet giants unite to challenge Pai's net neutrality repeal

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As the FCC has sought to abandon its role as the protector of a free and open Internet at the federal level, states are seeking ways to step into the void. Washington state lawmakers, anticipating the repeal to net neutrality rules, hope to force broadband companies to disclose accurate information about the price and speed of their services, while also preventing those companies from creating so-called "fast lanes" for consumers who pay more. Read More »

Shiv Sena leader stabbed to death outside his home in Kandivali

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They attacked him with choppers before fleeing. Locals rushed Sawant to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead. Vinay Rathod, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Zone 12, said that the body of the former corporator has been sent to the Shatabdi Hospital for postmortem. Read More »

Rep. Ed Royce Won't Run for Re-Election in Competitive California District

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In fact, Indivisible has an organization committed exclusively to Royce's 39th Congressional District. He says he wants to fully focus his final year as committee chairman on the "urgent threats facing our nation". Let this be a clear message to all remaining members of California's Republican congressional delegation: "your days are numbered, and come November, you will be out of a job". Read More »

Security forces gun down terrorist in central Kashmir

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They said that while the team was carrying out house-to-house searches, militants opened fire and a gunfight ensued. A police officer while confirming the incident said one terrorist has been killed in an ongoing operation. The area is under cordon and searches were underway until late evening, police said. A health official at Sub-district hospital Chadoora confirmed that two youth with pellet injuries were treated at the facility. Read More »

USA is no longer an ally: Pakistan Foreign Minister

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Later in the week, the Trump administration moved to block an estimated $2 billion in military aid earmarked for Pakistan . Trump framed his action as yet another dramatic rupture with the past; it seemed the work, yet again, of a presidency motivated by a profound desire to constantly poke its predecessors in the eye . Read More »