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Government considers extension to bag charge in England

Government considers extension to bag charge in England

Shops with fewer than 250 employees are now exempt from the charge, which since being introduced in England in October 2015 has cut plastic use. The Prime Minister said she wanted her Government t...

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Pakistan Reporter Taha Siddiqui Flees Armed Abductors

Pakistan Reporter Taha Siddiqui Flees Armed Abductors

Asad Hashim, another journalist, who later joined Siddiqui, posted on Twitter that he was beaten black and blue by the men and his belongings were taken away. Taha Siddiqui, one of Islamabad's fines...

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Dublin Fire Brigade battling blaze at recycling plant near Dublin Airport

Dublin Fire Brigade battling blaze at recycling plant near Dublin Airport

Eight units are now at the scene. Residents in the St Margaret's area and others downwind of the blaze in the Sandyhill area were warned to close windows in homes and businesses as fire crews battle...

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South Africa's Zuma Announces Inquiry Into Alleged

South Africa's Zuma Announces Inquiry Into Alleged "State Capture"

Political analyst Ralph Mathekga said Zuma appointed the commission reluctantly after realising he had reached a cul-de-sac. Zuma has come under increased pressure in recent months, with supporters ...

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Vermilion Parish School Board, superintendent under fire after teacher arrested

Vermilion Parish School Board, superintendent under fire after teacher arrested

A Louisiana middle school teacher was arrested after being ruled "out of order" for asking questions at a school board meeting. When interviewed Tuesday, Puyau refused to answer any questions rela...

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Trump Effect: Indian-origin man stripped of USA citizenship, could be deported

Trump Effect: Indian-origin man stripped of USA citizenship, could be deported

Singh's immigration status will revert from US citizen to lawful permanent resident. In 2006, he finally became a naturalised citizen in 2006 after he married an American woman. In 2006, Singh mar...

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Florida cut from future offshore drilling

Florida cut from future offshore drilling

The Trump administration announced last week it was considering opening up nearly the entire outer continental shelf to drilling and received bipartisan opposition across state lines. Scott said he ...

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Latest worldwide reaction to arrest of Reuters reporters in Myanmar

Latest worldwide reaction to arrest of Reuters reporters in Myanmar

Reuters journalist Wa Lone speaks outside the court in Yangon, Myanmar, on Wednesday. Prosecutors in Myanmar have sought charges under its Official Secrets Act against two Reuters reporters, which c...

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Judge rules to dismiss standoff case against Nevada rancher Bundy

Judge rules to dismiss standoff case against Nevada rancher Bundy

Nevada District Judge Gloria Navarro dismissed the charges against Cliven Bundy, Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy and Ryan Payne " with prejudice ", meaning they can't be put on trial again for their roles in ...

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1st Test: Virat Kohli is all praise for South Africa's bowling attack

1st Test: Virat Kohli is all praise for South Africa's bowling attack

Eighteen wickets fell on the fourth day at Newlands as the visitors failed to chase down 208 against an attack which, in the absence of Dale Steyn , was spearheaded by Philander. "It's just a pity th...

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International Olympic Committee hails North Korea's participation in Olympics as a 'great step forward'

International Olympic Committee hails North Korea's participation in Olympics as a 'great step forward'

North Korea said during rare talks with the South it will send a delegation of high-ranking officials, athletes, and a cheering squad to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea next month, a ...

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Diplomatic protest vs China an option: Palace

Diplomatic protest vs China an option: Palace

The U.S. has long criticized China's build-up of military facilities in the disputed seas and believes that the constructions are limiting navigation on worldwide waters. Roque said the tribunal's rul...

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Palestinian leader says U.S. out of peace talks until Jerusalem policy reversed

Palestinian leader says U.S. out of peace talks until Jerusalem policy reversed

Several Western diplomats confirmed that $125 million in financial assistance the United States was supposed to send to UNRWA by January 1 had been withheld. Gunness said the agency had not been "info...

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At least 8 people dead after mudslides hit fire-ravaged California community

At least 8 people dead after mudslides hit fire-ravaged California community

Heavy rain was falling in areas charred by recent wildfires, triggering fears of flash flooding and mudslides because vegetation that otherwise would hold hills together and make the terrain flood-r...

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Two Migrants Dead, 290 Rescued Off Libya Coast

Two Migrants Dead, 290 Rescued Off Libya Coast

On Saturday, a rescue operation took place in the Mediterranean Sea after 64 people were killed in the first shipwreck of 2018. However, the boat had been carrying 150 migrants, survivors said, with n...

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After Najeeb Ahmed, another JNU student Mukul Jain goes missing from campus

After Najeeb Ahmed, another JNU student Mukul Jain goes missing from campus

He left his wallet and mobile phone at the laboratory, the police said. Till now, no foul play has been suspected, they added. Sources have also revealed that Mukul Jain had an affair with a fellow ...

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White House Aide Reportedly Escorted Off CNN Set After Contentious Interview

White House Aide Reportedly Escorted Off CNN Set After Contentious Interview

While many panned Miller's CNN fight with Tapper, he did have one very big fan in his corner, President Donald Trump . 'The segment was over and Mr Miller was politely asked to leave the set mu...

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Oprah 'intrigued' by idea of running for president, friend Gayle King says

Oprah 'intrigued' by idea of running for president, friend Gayle King says

Lara Trump added that she would be excited to hear whether Winfrey would face her father-in-law in 2020, but noted that the president defeated 16 Republican candidates as well as Hillary Clinton. 'I'm...

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$70 Million Reward on Offer In Hunt for Missing MH370 Jet

$70 Million Reward on Offer In Hunt for Missing MH370 Jet

Ocean Infinity has deployed a Norwegian research ship which is expected to search up to 1,200 sq km a day beginning mid-January. Australia, China and Malaysia ended a fruitless A$200-million ($157 m...

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Ex-Google engineer fired over gender memo sues for discrimination

Ex-Google engineer fired over gender memo sues for discrimination

After the controversy swelled, Danielle Brown, Google's then-new vice president for diversity, integrity and governance, sent a statement to staff condemning Damore's views and reaffirmed the company'...

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Australia had third-warmest year on record in 2017

Australia had third-warmest year on record in 2017

Previous year was the third hottest on record in the United States, with an average temperature of 54.6 degrees Fahrenheit-2.6 F above average. With heat hitting parts of the Southwest, the southern...

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For 100th Birthday, Vikings Surprise Fan With Playoffs Tickets

For 100th Birthday, Vikings Surprise Fan With Playoffs Tickets

Wall was surprised with a letter from the Vikings who explained to her that because she's been a fan since the team's inception in 1961, they want to send her to U.S. The Vikings will take on the New...

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Snow, avalanche risks strand 13000 tourists in Switzerland

Snow, avalanche risks strand 13000 tourists in Switzerland

Only tourists who requested the air bridge were being ferried out, the official said, insisting that it was not an official evacuation. On Monday, the avalanche danger level was raised to the highes...

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Mafia op nabs 169 in Italy, Germany (3)

Mafia op nabs 169 in Italy, Germany (3)

They had also infiltrated funeral homes, laundrettes, plastic recycling plants and shipyards, with a dozen local elected officials including mayors implicated in fraudulent public tenders. In 2007, a ...

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Meet the figure skaters who headline North Korea's Olympic team

If Seoul needs to take "prior steps" to help the North Koreans visit for the Olympics , it will consider it together with the UN Security Council and other relevant countries, foreign ministry spokes...

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Ireland joint fifth most powerful passport in the world

Ireland joint fifth most powerful passport in the world

Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom also ranked on a par with Denmark, followed by Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland (all 174). The ...

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Israel to approve hundreds of new settler homes in West Bank

Israel to approve hundreds of new settler homes in West Bank

Israel's army did not say if he was a settler but he was described as a "civilian". Lieberman would also seek to move forward projects for 2,500 additional housing units in more than 20 locations,...

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Intel cooperation with USA suspended: Khurram

Intel cooperation with USA suspended: Khurram

When asked to comment on Pakistan's reported move, US Under Secretary of State Steve Goldstein said: "We're hopeful for future cooperation from Pakistan". He said USA deemed India as its strategic p...

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Iran has foiled plot to use protests to overthrow system, says leader

Iran has foiled plot to use protests to overthrow system, says leader

The scheme was formed by the US and Zionists. Iranian establishment was born by these people, it's for people, relies on them. "U.S. sanctions target the oppressive, destabilizing regime, not the p...

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Madrasas generate terrorists: Uttar Pradesh Shia waqf board chief

Madrasas generate terrorists: Uttar Pradesh Shia waqf board chief

He demanded ban on madarsa education in the present form and the madarsas should be turned into schools imparting modern education to all irrespective of caste and religion. The BJP, meanwhile, said t...

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Magnitude 7.6 quake hits in Caribbean north of Honduras

Magnitude 7.6 quake hits in Caribbean north of Honduras

The quake struck at a depth of ten kilometres, 44 kilometres east of Great Swan Island, Honduras . A tsunami warning has also been issued for parts of Central America. The country witnessed a simil...

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Ecuador says exploring mediation to solve Assange standoff

Ecuador says exploring mediation to solve Assange standoff

Assange was wanted on sexual assault accusations, but Sweden dropped the case in May 2017. London's Metropolitan Police says he will still be arrested if he leaves the embassy building, on the charg...

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Yogi and Siddaramaiah spar on Twitter

Yogi and Siddaramaiah spar on Twitter

For the record, Adityanath did talk about some development issues. The Uttar Pradesh chief minister Adityanath, who is known for his verbal comebacks, reacted sharply to Siddaramaiah's comment where t...

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Wichita 'swatting' suspect wanted for similar incident in Canada

Wichita 'swatting' suspect wanted for similar incident in Canada

While police were trying to confirm what happened, another 911 call came from a woman at the same address. The female victim exited the building and approached the officers and police determined the...

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Secret Service Spotted Fire Atop Trump Tower

Secret Service Spotted Fire Atop Trump Tower

The Fire Department reported three injuries, two of which were not life-threatening. According to the FDNY, the fire was confined to the top of the building, and no residents of Trump Tower were e...

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Oprah 2020: Hot and getting hotter

Oprah 2020: Hot and getting hotter

In an interview with Winfrey on Bloomberg last March, when interviewer David Rubenstein hinted at the possibility , she indicated that it had crossed her mind after Trump's election. Winfrey, in Sept...

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Trump takes field at college football championship game

Trump takes field at college football championship game

Most of the college players remained in their locker rooms during the anthem. President Donald Trump was in attendance at the national championship game, and some claim that footage of him durin...

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Gopher Basketball Player Could Face Expulsion After Third Assault Allegation

Gopher Basketball Player Could Face Expulsion After Third Assault Allegation

Both newspapers say they obtained a January 3 finding by the office. That was one day before the EOAA notified his accusers that he'd been found responsible for two separate sexual misconduct incident...

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Nuggets at Warriors: Player grades from the high scoring game

Nuggets at Warriors: Player grades from the high scoring game

Golden State endured its worst offensive showing of the season on December 23 against the Nuggets when it lost 96-81 and shot 38.1 percent from the field, including a 3-of-27 showing from 3-point ra...

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Campus sued over security cost for white nationalist's visit

Campus sued over security cost for white nationalist's visit

Spencer is scheduled to speak March 14 on campus during spring break. He has sued Auburn University, The Ohio State University and Pennsylvania State University. Authorities estimated security costs a...

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