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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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Sioux City Younkers to close, according to reports

It appears the end is near for Bon-Ton. The Bon-Ton's parent company, which has corporate offices in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, operates more than 250 stores under several namep...

Narendra Modi Sweden visit: 10 things on PM's agenda

Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and his Swedish counterpart Stefan Löfven. After attending an Indian community event here late on Tuesday night, Modi will depart for London on ...

Toronto police to provide update on Bruce McArthur investigation Monday

Idsinga says Kanagaratnam's remains were found at a home McArthur used as storage for his landscaping business. He was not on file as missing in Canada. McArthur was arrested in Ja...

United States bans sales to Chinese phone-maker ZTE

Stephen Hadley, national security adviser under President George W. Bush, on President Trump's decision to block Broadcom's takeover of Qualcomm , the president's push for a wall ...

Russian Federation on wrong side of Syria war: Mike Pence warns Putin

United States Vice President Michael Pence on Saturday said that Russian Federation is "on the wrong side of the war" while referring to recent strikes on Syria by the U.S. This w...

Trump puts off Syria strike decision, will talk to allies

Al-Jaafari was quoted by SANA news agency as saying that the Syrian government was ready to facilitate the teams' entry into any point in Douma, Eastern Ghouta's largest town. But ...

Trump Promises to Lay Off States with Legal Marijuana

While many states have decriminalized or legalized marijuana use, the drug is still illegal under federal law, which created a conflict between federal and state law. "Since the ca...

Zuckerberg testimony tells us nothing new about privacy

And the tech illiteracy of numerous senators hampered the efficacy of much of the questioning , with Zuckerberg at times having to explain basic features of the social network...

Watch Yankees vs. Red Sox

Tyler Austin slid into second base hard on a force out causing the benches to clear, but nothing happened as the players just conversed on the diamond. Austin carried over the ...

Donald Trump eyeing return to TPP tade pact: US Senators

Lawmakers at a White House meeting on trade say that President Trump is eyeing a re-entry into the Trans Pacific Partnership after making the United States' exit from the trade...

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Syria braces for possible U.S. attack, calls it 'reckless'

Syria braces for possible U.S. attack, calls it 'reckless'

Trump had tweeted earlier that Russian Federation shouldn't be allied with a "Gas Killing Animal", a reference to Syrian President Bashar Assad, whose regime is accused of killi...

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull racks up 30th Newspoll loss

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull racks up 30th Newspoll loss

When he toppled former Prime Minister Tony Abbott in 2015, Mr Turnbull justified the move by noting that Mr Abbott had trailed the Labor opposition party in 30 consecutive New...

Saudi air defence forces intercept missile over Najran - statement

Saudi air defence forces intercept missile over Najran - statement

Saudi Air Forces announced Wednesday the interception of two missiles fired from Yemen, including one towards Riyadh, Al Arabiya local news reported. "The missile force carried...

Real Madrid defend big lead in Champions League

Who would have told a young Buffon that he might end his Champions League career at the Bernabeu?" To do this, we will be playing a tight game and hope to do the impossible. "We ...

Educators remain solid in resolve during day 7 of Oklahoma teacher walkout

Educators remain solid in resolve during day 7 of Oklahoma teacher walkout

Teachers went on strike last week after lawmakers passed a funding package that offered only about $50 million for schools, where students have grappled with outdated, crumbling ...