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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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Saudi Arabia Pledges $1.5 Billion to Help Rebuild Iraq

It was also unclear how much of the $30 billion represented loans. "Iraq is required today to start a comprehensive reconstruction of the infrastructure and facilities that were ...

Donald Trump Wants To Replace Food Stamps With Meal Kits

Current USDA requirements say that able-bodied adults without children can only get three months of food stamps in three years unless they work or participate in a job training...

West Ham move further from EPL drop zone with Watford win

The win moved the Hornets up to 11th in the table with 30 points. West Ham United manager David Moyes praises striker Marko Arnautovic for his performance against Watford ...

Rights icon Asma Jahangir passes away

Her daughters were kidnapped and assaulted in 2008. "Despite our differences I always respected her for her fight for human rights and for standing up for her convictions", forme...

Westerville, Ohio officers killed in shooting

Joering was pronounced dead at the scene, while Morelli was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital. Westerville Police Chief Joe Morbitzer said Joering died on the scene, ...

Venezuelan Electoral Body Sets Presidential Election Date

The 2018 elections were originally scheduled to take place in December, but the ruling socialist party is eager to hold the elections as soon as possible, sensing its current advan...

Justice official quits amid Trump attacks

Sessions applauded Brand for her service to the DOJ, calling her "a lawyer's lawyer". Brand was confirmed by the Senate on May 22 following a Judiciary Committee hearing alongs...

Kim Jong Un boasts of North Korea's 'world class military power'

North Korean military parades typically feature thousands of goose-stepping troops and hundreds of armoured vehicles, culminating with missiles rolling through Kim Il Sung Square -...

One officer dead, two others shot while serving warrant near Atlanta

The GBI said it has identified the suspect, but is withholding his name pending notification of his family. "They notified radio and a Locust Grove city police officer came to be...

Suspect In NFL Player's Death Has Bay Area DUI, Was Deported Twice

Jackson and the driver of his ride-share auto Jeffrey Monroe were killed Sunday morning after a black Ford F-150 pickup driven by a 37-year-old undocumented immigrant man struck...

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Israeli police recommend indicting Netanyahu for corruption

Israeli police recommend indicting Netanyahu for corruption

Netanyahu faces two corruption charges. Ynet reported that police are split on whether they have evidence to bring charges against Netanyahu on that that case. The law says t...

Crude palm oil futures fall 0.30% on profit-booking

Crude palm oil futures fall 0.30% on profit-booking

Prices felt the blow of these revised projections and will likely continue to feel it for a few more days. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude declined 66 cents to $64.79, after...

Jarvis Landry says he was not taking shot at Patrick Surtain Jr

Jarvis Landry says he was not taking shot at Patrick Surtain Jr

Alabama also lost two commits to flips, as Quay Walker ended up choosing Georgia and Bobby Brown chose Texas A&M. Alabama's 19-player class finished the year ranked No. Enterin...

Winter Olympics: Australian moguls team confident of Pyeongchang medal success

Winter Olympics: Australian moguls team confident of Pyeongchang medal success

Pence is bringing Otto Warmbier's father Fred - the United States student who died in 2017 shortly after he was released from North Korean detention - to the opening ceremony late...

Ex-Sports Doctor Gets Up to 125 More Years Behind Bars

Ex-Sports Doctor Gets Up to 125 More Years Behind Bars

Nassar was sentenced last month in Michigan's Ingham County to sexually abusing female athletes under the guise of medical treatment, and will receive a further sentence on Mon...