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Meet Betsy DeVos, the New Education Secretary

We've had lawyers, professors, political operatives, educators and politicians hold the job, many of whom had outstanding post-graduate credentials. Parents wanted greater ability to choose where their children went to school. DeVos also intends to i...

Protesters hold mass rally against Park Geun-hye

Next week, the parliament will kick off the parliamentary investigation of the scandal separately from the prosecutors' probe, starting by questioning the cultural and justice ministries. Her approval rating fell to just 4 percent in a weekly survey ...

Tilda Swinton has the weirdest reason for disliking the Harry Potter series

What really gets drawn into focus here is the effect of time on the Harry Potter franchise. The brilliantly titled Wizardhood , which Stiefler shared on Vimeo on Sunday, incorporates some fairly no-nonsense editing techniques to bring the total ti...

Boost to Modi's demonetisation, BJP wins local body polls in Gujarat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said BJP's performance in Parliamentary, Assembly and local polls across India over the past few days illustrates that people want all-round progress and will not tolerate corruption and misgovernance. "I thank the people...

Conor McGregor On Katie Taylor Professional Debut

And it came after just 58 seconds of the third, with referee Robert Williams stepping in to end the contest. It was a huge pressure week for me and thankfully I produced a good performance last night. Taylor was unable to defend her women's lightweig...

Man Tries To Jump Into Lok Sabha Chamber From Visitors' Gallery

No papers", Mahajan told the protesting members and also reminded them that it was against the rules. Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge said the prolonged impasse will end only after Prime Minister Narendra Modi throws light on his decision t...

Wenger happy to wait before assessing Arsenal's November

Wenger has refused to throw Xhaka in at the deep end, and he has revealed the midfielder is not playing too much so he can continue to adapt to the English top flight. "That is part of the job", Wenger said. Wenger's reluctance to play Xhaka more o...

Nephew of ex-NBA player Camby found dead on Texas property

Onesimo Lopez, spokesman for the Pearland Police Department". Marcus McGee went missing on Thursday in Pearland, Texas , while he and his family celebrated Thanksgiving at Camby's home. The boy, Lopez said, was visiting Camby from CT. Marcus was...

Trump adviser: He might rethink Israel, Iran plans

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated Donald Trump on his election as U.S. president on Wednesday and called him "a true friend of the state of Israel". David Makovsky, a fellow with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, noted th...

Chile vows to strengthen trade with China

Hype about the "win-win" potential of the China-Latin America relationship hit vertiginous levels at the inaugural China-CELAC ministerial forum nearly two years ago. China is pushing the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP), which some analys...

Skyscanner sold to China's Ctrip in £1.4bn deal

The latest deal, however, is Ctrip's first billion-dollar takeover of an overseas peer, and comes at a time when free-spending Chinese tourists increasingly opt to travel farther afield, such as the to USA and Europe for holidays. Finally, Ameritas I...

Turkey explosion wounds at least 5

The private Dogan news agency says the blast occurred Thursday in the auto park of the office of the governor for Adana. Demirtas said Thursday's blast was "a terrorist attack carried out by a woman". Adana is about 16 km from Incirlik Air Base, ...

Iran Warns Of Retaliation If US 'Breaches' Nuclear Deal With Sanctions

Iran's top leader has warned that renewal of a decades-old sanction on his country will lead to reaction by Tehran. If the sanctions extension goes into effect, Khamenei said , it would represent a "flagrant violation of the nuclear deal" to which...

17 parties demand postponement of Ondo election

He said, "We have taken steps to ensure that the Ondo election is held as scheduled, INEC has no plan to postpone the election this weekend. We are not unaware of the partisan insinuation of bias in the nomination of candidates by one of the politica...

Kanye West hospitalized in Los Angeles

Sources claim that Kanye was taken to hospital on Monday after willingly agreeing to go following the advice of his physician. The Daily Mail reports that West had to be handcuffed to a gurney in transit because he kept resisting being transpor...

House Democratic Leader Pelosi Faces Challenge From Ohio Congressman

In a seven-paragraph letter sent to Democratic House colleagues on Thursday, the Mahoning Valley congressman announced his intention to run in the leadership election November 30. "That was a good move for us to delay the vote and give the caucus tim...

Wall's 23 points, 11 assists lead Wizards over Knicks

By the third quarter, the Wizards stretched their lead to a commanding 27 points with 2:36 left in the quarter following an alley-oop dunk by Markieff Morris as Wall secured his 11th assist of the night. Despite the late fourth quarter charge, Rose ...

Malaysia detains 12 activists ahead of anti-PM rally

Najib said yesterday, according to the official Bernama news agency. A report from a Wall Street Journal suggested that 673 million dollars in his personal bank accounts had been siphoned off from the beleaguered 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (...

Israeli president strengthens academic with India during state visit

And Rivlin's visit completes the protocol requirements for a visit from Israel before Modi travels there. As many as 19 Memorandums Of Understanding (MOUs) were signed on Thursday in fields of technology, agriculture and archaeology between Israel ...

United States agrees to resettle refugees

Trump called for a ban on Muslim immigration during his election campaign, and numerous people detained on Manus and Nauru are reportedly from predominantly Muslim countries including Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan. He added that those granted re...

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Mueller Removed FBI Agent From Russia Investigation Over Possible Anti-Trump Texts

The New York Times and Washington Post both reported Saturday FBI special agent Peter Strzok - who played key roles in the FBI's initial Russian Federation investigation, ...

Time for US Military Families to Leave S. Korea: Sen. Lindsey Graham

Trump is "staging an extremely unsafe nuclear gamble on the Korean peninsula", a Foreign Ministry spokesman said in a written statement that also calls Trump a "nuclear demon" and...

Member of Trump team directed Russian Federation contacts, says Michael Flynn

Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI , becoming the first Trump White House official to face c...

Inside tour: First lady decorates White House for Christmas

The first lady's theme is "Time-Honored Traditions", a nod to 200 years of holiday celebrations at the executive mansion. "We pray that our country will be a place where every ...

Russian Federation positioning itself to make U.S. irrelevant in North Korean nuclear crisis

Haley called on all nations to "cut off all ties with North Korea" and specifically highlighted China's influence over the rogue regime during an emergency meeting of the UN Secur...

Trump Calls Acquittal in Sanctuary City Murder `Disgraceful'

Garcia Zarate was charged with murder, assault with a deadly weapon and being a felon in possession of a firearm in the death of Steinle, a 32-year-old Pleasanton native and San F...

Philly rocked by 4.4 magnitude quake in Delaware

A rare quake jolted the Mid-Atlantic region of the East Coast on Thursday evening, prompting some to flee offices and homes, but causing no serious damage or injuries. The Univers...

White House says Tillerson to remain as secretary of state

The ouster of Mr. Tillerson would end a turbulent reign at the State Department for the former Exxon Mobil chief executive, who has been largely marginalized over the a year ago ...

Uber says 2.7m Brits hit by breach that was covered up

It left their names, email addresses, and mobile phone numbers exposed. Now, after some further digging, it seems that 2.7 million of those affected were Uber customers from the UK...

Pakistan justifies Hafiz Saeed's release, United States warns of repercussions

Saeed was put under house arrest after the Mumbai terror attack in November 2008 but he was freed by court in 2009. On Saturday, the White House said there would be repercuss...

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Watch Mount Agung ERUPT as tourist hotspot issues 'RED WARNING'

Watch Mount Agung ERUPT as tourist hotspot issues 'RED WARNING'

These airlines resumed Bali flights on Sunday morning, according to Reuters. According to the Volcanic Observatory Notice for Aviation (VONA) system, winds carried the ash in a...

Anguish As Hundreds Throng Slain Soldier's Funeral In South Kashmir

Anguish As Hundreds Throng Slain Soldier's Funeral In South Kashmir

He had come home on leave. "His bullet-riddled body was found in Wothmula village of Shopian", he said, adding that investigations are on into the killing. Rajesh Kalia said. Meh...

Texas DPS Trooper Shot, Killed Near Fairfield

Texas DPS Trooper Shot, Killed Near Fairfield

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has ordered Texas flags at Texas Department of Public Safety facilities statewide to be lowered to half-staff in honor of fallen Trooper Damon Allen ...

NY asks residents to buy local Christmas trees

NY asks residents to buy local Christmas trees

Farmers there harvest more than 4 million trees per year, shipping them across the USA and as far as Japan. Fast forward to 2017, the supply isn't as plentiful as it's been in y...

Q2 Weather: Wind and warm temperatures highlight Thanksgiving weather

Q2 Weather: Wind and warm temperatures highlight Thanksgiving weather

Plan on dry and unusually warm weather for Thanksgiving . Southwesterly winds gusting to about 25 miles per hour will shift to the northwest late in the day as a cold front passe...