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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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London crash: Van slams into crowd leaving mosque, one arrested

CNN is reporting that the incident occurred near a mosque as people were leaving a service. The police said they were called after reports of a collision on Seven Sisters Road, w...

Oil hits six-week low as OPEC fails to curb oversupply

The EIA said USA crude inventories fell by 1.7 million barrels in the week ending June 9, against a market expectation of a 2.7 million drawdown and compared to yesterday's 2.7 ...

White House denies Trump wants Mueller out, but heat's on

Ruddy said the ethics behind Mueller's presence are concerning considering how he was appointed to be special counsel. As Rosenstein went on to say, "I've been a prosecutor for 2...

Rule gives Oregonians non-gender option on driver's license

In September, Keenan was able to change her New York City-issued birth certificate. A 2015 survey of more than 27,000 transgender people across all 50 states found that 68...

No longer out of bounds: Trump allies question Mueller probe

Under current Justice Department regulations, firing Mueller would have to be done by deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, not the president- though those regulations could theo...

Congressman: Ex-aide shows 'feistiness' after shooting

Matt Mika , director of government relations in the meat processor's Washington office, was shot when a gunman fired upon a group of congressmen practicing for an upcoming char...

DC police seek arrest of Turks for melee, angering Erdogan

The Metropolitan Police Department said in a brief statement that Sinan Narin had been arrested in Virginia on an aggravated assault charge. Mahmut Sami Ellialti, who told C...

Zarif to Annan: Iran to Provide Qatar with Humanitarian Aids

It comes as relations between Tehran and Washington have grown increasingly strained, most recently overshadowed by a string of allegations made by a number of high-ranking Irani...

SCO Summit: India inducted into organisation, Narendra Modi meets Afghan President

President Ashraf Ghani called for joint efforts against terrorism and said those countries which differentiate between good terrorists and bad terrorists will pay the price for it....

US soldiers killed by Afghan soldier; Taliban takes credit for attack

The shooting took place a few hours after an American airstrike in southern Helmand Province accidentally killed two Afghan policemen. Such insider attacks have happened before...

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UK prime minister's top aides resign after election fiasco

Her Downing Street office initially said last Saturday that the "principles of an outline agreement" had been agreed with the DUP, only for the smaller party to contradict that hou...

Ukip's stand-in leader warns Theresa May: Don't water down Brexit objectives

The so-called confidence and supply agreement means that the supporting party will back the government in motions of confidence by either voting in favor or abstaining, while ret...

Kushner asked to 'lay low' amid Russian interference reports

Kushner asked to 'lay low' amid Russian interference reports

President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared "Got Dem Visas" Kushner, wanted to have a burner phone in the White House that was directly connected to Russian Federation ; the ...

Palestinians say Gaza man killed at protest on Gaza border

He said in Berlin he is seeking a response "soon". The incident took place after the soldiers fired many live rounds at Palestinians protesting on their lands, close to the bor...

After Trump Says Iran Reaps What it Sows, Iran Condemns "Repugnant" Statement

The ministry did not identify the men's hometowns, nor say how they were able to evade authorities. He did not elaborate. US Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haass ...