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Brexit impact assessments 'don't exist', admits Davis

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After his appearance Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse, who sits on the Brexit Select Committee, said: "It is unbelievable that these long-trumpeted impact assessments don't even exist, meaning the government has no idea what their Brexit plans will do to the country". Read More »

Illegal immigrant acquitted in Kate Steinle trial to face federal firearm charges

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San Francisco's district attorney is defending the handling of a murder trial that ended with the acquittal of a Mexican man whose arrest set off a fierce national debate on immigration. He continued, "It pains me to watch politicians and candidates use the tragedy of this event for political gain". Gascon also criticized President Trump and conservative pundits for turning the trial into a "political football". Read More »

Femme Fatale of Britain's Profumo Affair Dies at the Age of 75

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Her son, Seymour Platt, revealed that she had died on Monday in hospital near Farnborough. She had been ill for several months, and suffered from the lung disease COPD. After their relationship was exposed, Profumo initially claimed that there was no impropriety involved but eventually had to admit the truth and resign from the government and give up his seat in Parliament. Read More »

Delhi: Newborn wrongly declared dead by Max hospital doctors dies

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Union Health Minister JP Nadda then directed the Delhi government to look into the matter, after which a probe was ordered and a report was sought within three days. "The doctors had told the family that she was serious and the chances of survival of the twins were slim, as she was six months pregnant", police said on Friday. Read More »

Stock Technical & Performances to Explore: JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)

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Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of J P Morgan Chase & Co from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $103.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. Pinebridge Lp owns 1.12M shares or 2.68% of their USA portfolio. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Limited holds 5,000 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Read More »

Austria court legalises same-sex marriage from 2019

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The repeal will allow same-sex couples to get married and allow mixed-sex couples to enter registered partnerships. The restrictions on same-sex marriage are now set to be lifted on the final day of 2018, unless the government decides to do it earlier, and the new law will go into effect on January 1, 2019. Read More »

Arnold officer in critical condition after shooting

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Louis. He was in surgery on Tuesday at St. Anthony's Medical Center. The suspect fled into nearby woods and officers reported hearing shots from the woods at 12:58 p.m. It wasn't clear how he was able to shoot with the handcuffs on. An eastern Missouri police officer is being treated for life-threatening injuries after being shot near police headquarters. Read More »

Government unviels mid-term review of Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20

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The government announced revised incentive figure of 4,567 crores for goods exports and 1,140 crores for the exports of services. Earlier it was to be announced together with the implementation of the GST regime, but was postponed to take into account feedback from the export sector regarding the GST-related issues. Read More »

Kremlin says Putin was not influenced by ex-Trump official Michael Flynn

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But emails obtained by The New York Times appear to undermine those statements. McFarland served as Trump's deputy national security adviser until May and is now awaiting confirmation to be his ambassador to Singapore. And CBS is reporting she also spoke to Flynn about it. 'Flynn couldn't have asked Sergei Ivanovich (Kislyak) about anything, and, what's more such requests couldn't have been passed on to the Russian president'. Read More »

Philippine police to rejoin anti-drug operations

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Duterte had ordered the PDEA to lead the anti-drug campaign after the PNP was heavily criticized for the killing of two teenage drug suspects during successive police operations earlier this year. "I do not want Filipinos to be turned into fools during my time". The Philippine Star reported Tuesday the ban on police involvement in Duterte's war on drugs is ending. Read More »

North Korea: Russia accuses USA of goading Kim Jong

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who met Thursday with Germany's Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, was more cautious in his response to China - but did press for tougher action to cut of the North's fuel supplies. United States ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Nikki Haley speaks during a meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss a North Korean missile launch at UN headquarters in NY, U.S., November 29, 2017. Read More »

Senate Confirms Kirstjen Nielsen as DHS Secretary

Trump did not make his selection for Kelly's replacement until October, when he announced Nielsen as his choice to lead the Department. No Republicans opposed her nomination. "She has yet to acknowledge the overwhelming scientific consensus that human behavior contributes to climate change, even as states like California face the increasing threats of wildfires, floods, and rising sea levels". Read More »

South Korea Conduct "Vigilant Ace 18", World's Biggest Air Force Drills

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Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Franklin R. Ramos) Maintainers from the 25th Fighter Squadron prepare an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft for live weapons loading during exercise Vigilant Ace 18 at Osan Air Base , Republic of Korea, Dec. "The situation on the Korean Peninsula is highly sensitive. Let them say it directly. then we can take a decision about how to react", Lavrov said . Read More »

Terror plot to assassinate British PM foiled

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The report said police believed there was a plan to launch an improvised explosive device at Downing Street and, in the chaos that ensued, attack and kill May. "'Mr. Parker said that nine terrorist attacks had been prevented in the past year", said the spokesman. On Tuesday MI5 revealed that it had prevented nine terror attacks in the United Kingdom in the past year but several attackers have still got through. Read More »

Around fifty world leaders set for Paris climate summit

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Bloomberg and former mayor of New York City. His decision marked a major setback to worldwide efforts to combat climate change and placed the U.S.in opposition to the stance of some of the country's closest foreign allies. It also calls for them to work with scientific and academic experts to find solutions. Some mayors have specifically agreed to commitments to expand public transportation and invest in natural climate solutions such as tree canopy and vegetation. Read More »

Treatment of Rohingya May Contain Elements of Genocide — UN Official

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Zeid told the Special Session of the Council that it appeared very probable that by continuing to dehumanise the Rohingya the state authorities would fuel even wider levels of violence in the future. But she remains a heroine for most of her compatriots, who largely consider the Rohingya as unwanted illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. Marzuki Darusman, head of an independent global fact-finding mission on Myanmar, said by video from Malaysia: "We will go where the evidence leads us". Read More »

Trump lawyers say judge lacks jurisdiction for defamation lawsuit

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Trump's lawyers argued the U.S. Constitution immunizes him from being sued in state court while he's president and said the case should at least be delayed until he's out of office. Lawyers for President Donald Trump argued on Tuesday that a defamation lawsuit filed by a former contestant on his reality TV show " The Apprentice " who accused him of unwanted sexual contact should at least be blocked while he's in office because he's too busy and important. Read More »

Two Graham-Kapowsin High School students shot near school, deputies say

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Four schools were on lockdown as deputies investigate the shooting: Graham-Kapowsin High, Frontier Middle School, Nelson Elementary School and Graham Elementary School, according to Bethel School District spokesman Douglas Boyles. All remaining students have been secured with deputies, the department said. The victims were taken to Tacoma General Hospita, according to cops. Multiple officers responded from multiple agencies, Troyer said, and no one other than the two students were hurt. Read More »

Pence And Priebus Allegedly Planned Rogue Mission To Replace Trump

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You ain't alone, sister! According to Coppins, following the release of the tape which had Trump on record bragging about sexually assaulting women, Pence "was contemplating a coup". Alyssa Farah, His press secretary, tweeted: "Regarding The Atlantic's exhausted, false claim about the VP during the campaign - we denied this in the article and deny it again today". Read More »

In Taiwan noticed an incredible rainbow record holder

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It felt like a gift from the sky". Local media reports said that Chou and Liu were originally tracking the rainbow to prove a theory that they descend seven degrees every 30 minutes. Professor Chou has added that he plans to soon submit evidence to Guinness to make this Taiwan rainbow officially number one. The record-breaking rainbow was influenced by a seasonal monsoon wind that trapped moist air, causing it to condense and form clouds and rain, The Daily Mail reported . Read More »

Three charged with Malta blogger Caruana Galizia murder

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Galizia was following leads from the Panama Papers , which were leaked in 2015 and show how the world's rich use offshore firms to hide their wealth. Caruana Galizia focused her reporting for years on investigating political corruption and scandals, and reported on Maltese mobsters and drug trafficking. Read More »

Sri Lanka ODI team stopped from travelling to India; here's why

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Sri Lanka Cricket said that the team was sent for Ministry approval last evening, giving less than six hours for the Minister to approve the team. From that list of players, announced to the media in the morning , Jeffrey Vandersay, the young legspinner who was flown in for the Tests once Rangana Herath dropped out because of a back injury, was left out of the final touring party. Read More »

Parents grateful school bus crash wasn't worse

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After crashing into a tree, the roof of the bus caved in trapping Rodriguez. The accident happened about 7 a.m.in the Gumbranch area of Liberty County along Highway 196 and Hiram Ray Road, according to WTOC television station. GSP officials said the children range from five to 12-years-old. He said one child was killed and the driver suffered serious injuries. He did not know the name of the school where the bus was assigned. Read More »