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Theresa May says Britain can ‘turn corner’ with Brexit vote

Photo: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London. London, Jan 1 : Britain’s prime minister is using her new year’s message to seek more political support for the proposed Brexit deal with the European Union. Theresa May said Monday night that Britain can “turn a corner” and end a divisive period if Parliament backs the agreement ...

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Russia: 4 die in building collapse; searchers race weather

Photo: Emergency Situations employees working at the scene of a collapsed apartment building in Magnitogorsk, a city of 400,000 people, about 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) southeast of Moscow, Russia, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. Moscow, Jan 1 : Hundreds of rescue workers raced bitterly cold weather in Russia’s Ural Mountains region Monday as they searched for survivors in the hulking concrete ...

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Rani Mukherji trolled for her #MeToo stance

In the last few months, #MeToo movement has gained momentum in India, especially in the entertainment industry. Several Bollywood actresses came forward with accusations of sexual misconduct, reports The Statesman. From Tanushree Dutta to Vinta Nanda, several named Bollywood stars shared their own experiences of misconduct in the wake of the #MeToo movement.   Recently, at the actresses’ round-table conference ...

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Fulham to act after Kamara racially abused on social media

Photo: Fulham’s Aboubakar Kamara has a penalty saved by Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Jonas Lossl, during their English Premier League soccer match at Craven Cottage in London, Saturday Dec. 29, 2018. London, Jan 1 : Fulham says it will take the “strongest possible action” after Aboubakar Kamara was racially abused on social media following his penalty miss on Saturday for the ...

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75 dead in landslides, floods in Philippines

The landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy rains in the Philippines have caused 75 people dead and 16 others missing, the government disaster agency said on Tuesday. The Philippine National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said in its latest report that besides the deceased, 16 people are still missing and 12 were injured.   More than 45,000 ...

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Formation of new govt likely by Jan 10: Quader

Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader. File Photo Dhaka, Jan 1 : Awami League general secretary Obaidul Qauder on Tuesday said the process to form the new government is likely to be completed by January 10. Obaidul Qauder came up with the information while talking to reporters after placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial ...

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Dr Hook’s Ray Sawyer dies aged 81

Ray Sawyer – the eye-patch wearing singer with Dr Hook & the Medicine Show in the 1970s – has died, aged 81. Sawyer died in Daytona, Florida, after “a brief illness”, according to US website Page Six. The band is best known for the song When You’re in Love with a Beautiful Woman, which was a number one hit in ...

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New lawmakers to take oath on January 3

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu has announced that the the oath-taking ceremony of new members of parliament will be held on January 3. The information minister made the announcement during a Secretariat Reporters Forum discussion at the Secretariat Media Centre on Tuesday. “The new MPs will take their oaths of office on Jan 3. A gazette will be released before ...

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NASA spacecraft enters orbit around asteroid, sets records

  This May 21, 2016, file photo provided by NASA shows the Osiris-Rex spacecraft inside a servicing facility at Kennedy Space Center in Florida after arriving from Lockheed Martin’s facility near Denver. Laurel, Jan 1 : A NASA spacecraft has gone into orbit around an ancient asteroid, setting a pair of records. The Osiris-Rex spacecraft entered orbit Monday around the ...

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Sir Alex Ferguson returns to training ground

Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has returned to the club’s training ground for the first time since suffering a brain haemorrhage. Ferguson, 77, met former striker and current caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Carrington on Saturday. The Scot did not attend any training sessions during David Moyes and Louis van Gaal’s managerial reigns, but was invited back ...

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