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Toby Young steps down from education post amid furore over tweets

Following virulent criticism against his appointment, most recently the campaign by almost 100 Cambridge academics in an open letter, Toby Young has today a...


Top ministers remain in United Kingdom cabinet reshuffle

She kept her team's "big beasts" - the Finance, Brexit, Foreign and Interior Ministers - but is promoting women, black and younger lawmakers to challenge critic...


Oprah for president? Speech sparks fevered speculation

He then told Oprah, "You will never be president! Now we just wait and see", Meyers said during the awards show Sunday night. Oprah Winfrey's best friend,...


Asian shares method 2007 peak, greenback weak on comfortable…

Wall Street has already enjoyed its best start to a year in more than a decade, with the Dow up 2.3 percent last week and the S&P 500 2.6 percent. Hong Kong's H...


'Saudi increases India's Haj quota', says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

A total of 1,70,000 Indian pilgrims are expected to travel for Haj in 2018. Naqvi further credited the achievement to popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi...


Macron seeks to work with China on climate change

The One Belt, One Road initiative aims to extend China's reach across Asia and beyond by using a network of new railways, ports, and other infrastructure. The...


Bomb blast near Balochistan Assembly in Quetta, many casualties feared

At least six people including four personnel of Balochistan Constabulary were martyred and 17 others sustained injuries in a suicide blast that ripped through Q...


Rahul Gandhi's next foreign trip will be to Canada, Singapore

And we can not do that at home without our largest skill base on the planet - all you people in this room", he said. "India today is free, but once again it i...


Gayle King downplays chance of Winfrey running

Sources later told CNN Winfrey was considering a run, but NBC reported additional sources claiming Winfrey would not make a play for the White House. "She ...


Gayle King: Oprah Winfrey is 'very intrigued' by the idea of running

But let's all take a breath. Could Oprah Winfrey be gearing up to run for president? The actress said in a press conference in November 2017, "I thought, ...


Fodder scam: Akhilesh Yadav expresses solidarity with jailed Lalu

The CBI lawyer said a fine totalling Rs 10 lakh was imposed the RJD supremo. The punishment was handed down to Prasad, 69, by CBI court judge Shiv Pal Singh t...


Snow And Ice Expected Monday Morning

Heavy snow as low as 4,500 feet by Tuesday evening could build in the Sierra Nevada, with 3-5 inches of snow over the Kern County mountains. Regardless of h...


Israeli leader's son Yair Netanyahu apologizes for drunken strip club audio

Although he did not deny the content of the recording or the events depicted, Yair Netanyahu tried to cast himself as the victim in his statement. "These st...


Syria reports Israeli attack on military outposts near capital

For its part, Israel's Haaretz newspaper reported citing some sources in the Syrian opposition that the target was a weapons depot. Syrian Army said on Tuesda...


Johannesburg: Train collision leaves hundreds injured

The incident occurred at the Geldenhuys Station in Germiston, the eNCA broadcaster reported. Mofokeng further went on to explain that the train station had ex...


Snowstorm blankets Sahara desert in white

On Sunday (7 January), one of the most unlikely places on our planet witnessed snowfall - the Sahara desert . The relatively large amounts of snow for th...


Ever wonder how alligators survive during icy weather?

In the video, alligators can be seen literally frozen inside a pond. The cold-blooded reptiles can not generate their own body heat, but they do regulate it b...


Snowden says programmes like Aadhaar result in abuse

In his tweet, the former United States government contractor, who has taken an asylum in Russian Federation, also suggested that action should rather be tak...


Local MP refused new job offer from Theresa May

A shambolic start saw CCHQ incorrectly announcing Chris Grayling as the new party chairman on Twitter before swiftly removing the tweet - sparking drama a...


Trump declares he's deporting 200000 Salvadoran immigrants from US

Salvadorans will have until September 9 2019 to leave the United States or adjust their legal status. New Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen faces h...


White House set to discuss DACA and immigration with Democrats

Congressional leaders have until Mach 5 to restore deportation protections and work permits for DREAMers after President Trump ended the Deferred Action for Chi...


Fire breaks out atop NY's Trump Tower injuring three

Three people were injured in an early-morning fire at the top of Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, the New York Fire Department said on Monday, as the city's wo...


Residents try to kill 'huge wolf spider,' cause apartment fire

He ended up hitting the spider, who dashed onto a mattress, catching the furniture on fire. Officials said the fire caused about $11,000 (£8,000) in damage an...


PIO left behind a piece of their heart in India - Modi

Delivering a keynote speech at the Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra at Delhi's Chanakyapuri the Prime Minister said: "We are increasingly focusing on the world, our p...


No need for further probe in Gandhiji's death: Amicus to SC

For the objective of his report, Sharan, assisted by advocates Sanchit Guru and Samarth Khanna, had examined almost 4,000 pages of trial court records in the as...


Oprah 'may' run for president

The only fly in the ointment? However, a source said Oprah has no intention of running for president in 2020. "Never let it be said that I don't respect the...


Jimmy Kimmel 'Deduces' Why Jeff Sessions Hates Marijuana

Sessions signed a new marijuana memorandum resetting some old federal guidelines on enforcement of marijuana. "It creates a legal uncertainty moving forward"....


No change in H-1B visa policy

The US government has said that reports on the Trump administration reversing its decision under pressure were "absolutely false", and that the government had...


Nature and scope of DG conference has become more relevant: Modi

Over meals, the Prime Minister had focused discussions with select groups of officers, on specific security and policing issues. The PM was addressing the con...


Dual standard of justice in country unacceptable, says Nawaz Sharif

Everyone saw how well we have served in the previous four years. "You know how we were evicted from the country". Lamenting the decision, he said that anarchy...


Jammu and Kashmir: 2 terrorists killed in Anantnag encounter

Sources said that one of the slain militants has been identified as Mohammad Furhan Wani, son of Ghulam Mohammad Wani. Two militants have been killed so far ...


Huge fire engulfs paint factory in London (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

See PA story FIRE Paint. Some 97 firefighters and 15 fire engines helped tackle the flames, which were brought under control shortly after midnight. The Londo...


Jerusalem should be shared capital: UK

While the Arab world publicly decried Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, new evidence suggests a contrary private opinion in Egypt ...


Ryan murder: Bail denied to accused teen

The 16-year-old student, accused of killing seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur at the Ryan International School , won't be released from custody as a Gurgaon cour...


Former Rep. Dennis Kucinich Running for Ohio Governor

Former Cleveland mayor, state lawmaker and U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich has taken the first steps toward joining the Democratic field for OH governor. He would j...


Iran bans teaching of English in schools

He explained that "in primary education, the groundwork for the Iranian culture of the students is laid". The teaching of English usually starts in Iran in mi...


Antonio Conte places Thorgan Hazard on Chelsea's transfer wishlist

Antonio Conte is desperate for his star man to sign up, along with goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois too. French media outlet RMC (h/t Metro ) reported Hazard ha...


Russian Media Says Extremists Used Drones to Attack its Bases in Syria

The militants launched their assault during the night on Saturday, the ministry said in a statement. Seven combat drones were destroyed by surface-to-air miss...


What you should know about the romaine lettuce-linked E. coli outbreak

The CDC says it is unable to recommend whether people should avoid a particular food while the source of the outbreak is still under investigation. The outbreak...


North and South Korea kick off first official talks in 2 years

It was expected that Ri, chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country, would represent North Korea after Pyongyang mentioned him spec...


Pence reschedules Middle East trip for later this month

Pence will then spend January 22 and 23 in Israel, where he will participate in a bilateral discussion with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel...


China's Foreign Exchange Reserves Continue To Rise

The economists expected reserves to increase by 6 billion Dollars to 3.125 trillion USD. The yuan rose against the United States dollar in each of the past fo...


North and South Korea agree to hold talks

While South Korea's skating pairs did not qualify for the 2018 Winter Games, North Korean skaters Ryom Tae-ok, 18, and Kim Ju-sik, 25, made the cut at the Nebel...


Internet Association to join expected net neutrality lawsuit

Beckerman added that the Internet Association will continue to "push to restore strong, enforceable net neutrality protections through a legislative solution". ...


Merkel embarks on new talks to form government

Leaders aim to decide by Friday whether there's enough common ground to move on to formal coalition negotiations. Germany has no new government since the Sept...


Two arrested in connection with former Shiv Sena corporator's murder in Mumbai

Though Sawant was rushed to the nearby hospital soon after the attack, the doctors declared him dead on arrival. According to the police the assailants came i...


Jammu and Kashmir: 1 terrorist killed in Budgam

A BSF official said alert troops noticed suspicious movement of two to three persons near the Nikowal border outpost in Arnia sector around 5.45 am. A police ...


Chinese media blames India for United States cutting aid to Pakistan

Mattis said that the Trump administration considered all possibilities before suspending its military assistance to Pakistan and was not anxious about Islama...


South Korea's top nuke envoy to visit US

The two sides are also believed to have discussed strengthening diplomatic efforts to improve inter-Korean relations and peacefully resolve the nuclear issue as...


Controversial Mississippi Law Limiting LGBT Rights Not Heading To Supreme Court

The law, which is also known as the " Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act ", was first blocked by federal district court previou...