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Oxfam boss laments sex abuse criticism

Oxfam boss laments sex abuse criticism Mark Goldring, the Chief Executive of Oxfam , has lambasted the intensity of the criticism levied against his organisation over claims that its workers used prostitutes in Haiti. He said: "What happened was a disgrace and we are absolutely committed to rooting out abuse across the organisation". "I still believe that such programmes are necessary". [Full Article...]

United Kingdom and Germany to Deal with Brexit Negotiations

United Kingdom and Germany to Deal with Brexit Negotiations The main reason for the Sterling weakening recently was due to comments from Michel Barnier who warned that a post-Brexit transitional deal is "not a given". She said that she now wanted to hear from the British on their proposals for a Brexit deal. "We have referred in our discussions to the UK's vision for a bold and ambitious economic partnership once the United Kingdom leaves the Europea... [Full Article...]

15 feared dead as Boko Haram bombs Borno market

15 feared dead as Boko Haram bombs Borno market Kaka said the first bomb was some meters away from where he was while the two other bombs were inside the market. "Then four minutes later, a third bomber struck nearby", Kolo was quoted as saying by AFP news agency. Borno state is the part of Nigeria that is worst hit by the Boko Haram attacks. The Boko Haram militant group has stepped up its campaign of suicide bombing using girls, usually vei... [Full Article...]

Natural disaster rattles parts of UK

Natural disaster rattles parts of UK The British Geographical Survey (BGS) said the epicentre was 20km (12 miles) north of Swansea, with a 4.4 magnitude at a depth of 7.4km (4.6m). You can report if you felt it here. Roger Musson, from the BGS, said it was the largest quake in Britain for the last 10 years. An unusually large natural disaster has hit Wales and south-west England. [Full Article...]

Kasur rapist-murderer sentenced to death in Pakistan

Kasur rapist-murderer sentenced to death in Pakistan On Saturday, the verdict against the rapist was announced at Lahore's Central Jail in Kot Lakhpat. Imran Ali was handed capital punishment for kidnapping, rape, murder and an act of terrorism while a life sentence was also given to him for sodomy. [Full Article...]

Israeli tank shelling Hamas post in response to army vehicle attack

Israeli tank shelling Hamas post in response to army vehicle attack The IOF said it struck six Hamas targets in Gaza in response to the explosion in a "large-scale attack". Rocket warning sirens blared on the Gaza Strip border on Saturday night amid escalating violence between Israel and the Palestinians in the coastal Strip. [Full Article...]

Manoj-Sidharth's AIYAARY is fair; PAD MAN Akshay good to decent!

Manoj-Sidharth's AIYAARY is fair; PAD MAN Akshay good to decent! Satish Anand, who was supposed to distribute Aiyaary in Pakistan, said, "The film is banned". The film was finally given a go-ahead by the ministry after being reviewed by them. Ahead of their film's release on February 16, team Aiyaary visited Delhi University's Shri Ram College of Commerce for the final round of promotions. [Full Article...]

Korea to spend $3.5m on North's Olympic visit

Korea to spend $3.5m on North's Olympic visit Yesterday's number far exceeds the 1.35 billion won that was used to pay for the 650 North Koreans who visited South Korea in 2002 for the Asian Games in the port city of Busan. This narrative is very important to them because it justifies years of the U.S. spurning opportunities to talk with North Korea , and is meant to steer the audience toward the conclusion that preemptive war is the onl... [Full Article...]

United States forces presence in Syria illegal

The Russian military has denied having a large ground presence in Syria and has sought to distance itself from those it describes as independent contractors. The refinery was held by Coalition forces, supported by American air power. USA special forces were accompanying the SDF forces that came under attack, officials in Washington said. [Full Article...]

United States forces presence in Syria illegal

The Russian military has denied having a large ground presence in Syria and has sought to distance itself from those it describes as independent contractors. The refinery was held by Coalition forces, supported by American air power. USA special forces were accompanying the SDF forces that came under attack, officials in Washington said. [Full Article...]

Early morning rain ends, dry & warmer afternoon

Early morning rain ends, dry & warmer afternoon North of the front highs Saturday will be in the 50s, to the south we will see mid to upper 60s and some lowers 70s. Look for a few scattered showers to accompany the front today which looks to move through by early evening, with rain amounts fairly minimal. [Full Article...]

Brazilian president to create public security ministry

Brazilian president to create public security ministry As a result, the Armed Forces will take control of the state's security responsibilities. The decree has automatic effect but has to be approved by Congress, who could vote to overturn it. But the analyst said other factors also came into play, with Temer desperately "trying to distract" attention from corruption allegations that have embroiled his presidency and his struggles to adopt pension r... [Full Article...]

Grenfell Campaigners Launch Three Billboards

Grenfell Campaigners Launch Three Billboards The lorries also parked for some time at the Grenfell site, where Justice4Grenfell spokesperson Yvette Williams said: "The film that we are using as inspiration, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri , highlights the power of advertising to bring about justice". [Full Article...]

Jorrit Bergsma gets silver; Bloemen ends Dutch dominance in speed skating

Jorrit Bergsma gets silver; Bloemen ends Dutch dominance in speed skating Billed as a showdown between Dutch rivals - Sven Kramer, the reigning world champion, and reigning Olympic champion Jorrit Bergsma - the event certainly lived up to its billing as a high-quality thriller. If anything, Bloemen is living proof that precisely because of the abundance of talent in the Netherlands the country's system is - if only rarely - fallible and that late bloomers in the sport c... [Full Article...]

Scottish Widows terminates Aberdeen partnership due to Standard Life merger

Scottish Widows terminates Aberdeen partnership due to Standard Life merger However, post-merger with Standard Life, the unified group became "a material competitor" to the bank's investment and pensions subsidiary, explained Antonio Lorenzo , chief executive of Scottish Widows and group director of insurance & wealth. [Full Article...]

HEB acquires on-demand delivery service

HEB acquires on-demand delivery service Favor will continue operating as an independent brand, so delivery junkies in Texas can rest easy. The San Antonio-based chain said Thursday that it is buying Austin-based Favor Delivery, an app-based delivery service with a network of more than 50,000 runners statewide delivering meals from restaurants, groceries and a lot more nearly around the clock. [Full Article...]

North Dakota's GOP congressman will challenge Democratic senator

North Dakota's GOP congressman will challenge Democratic senator Republican state Sen. Tom Campbell of Grafton has been campaigning for U.S. Senate since a year ago. Nearly three-quarters of the more than $1 million he has raised has come from himself, Federal Election Commission filings show. President TrumpDonald John TrumpTillerson: Russia already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri Speier on Trump's de... [Full Article...]

Welcome to Goa, but don't urinate on roads, says Agri Minister Parrikar

Welcome to Goa, but don't urinate on roads, says Agri Minister Parrikar All those things will happen", Parrikar said in Panaji . Touching upon the issue of formation of the state mining corporation, Parrikar, who also holds the mining and geology portfolio, said the particular proposal can not be viable for the government as it would invite multiple problems. [Full Article...]

Metallica received the "Nobel prize" in music

Metallica received the In the 1990's, Afghanistan's rich musical heritage, which thrived for centuries, was abruptly halted by the civil war and from 1996 until 2001, music was forbidden and silenced throughout the country. The band says that they will donate the cash prize to All Within My Hands , a charitable institution that aims to support communities through food banks, disaster relief, and music therapy. [Full Article...]

Nepal into world cup qualifier with Karan's brilliance

Nepal into world cup qualifier with Karan's brilliance Nepal beat Canada off the last ball by one wicket in the closest of matches at the Wanderers, as it scored the winning one run off the last ball. I feel for Canada , one in a million times you would win those games. Shaiman Anwar (77, 59b, 5x4, 3x6), Muhammad Usman (59), Ghulam Shabbar (44) and Rameez Shahzad (33) all contributed with crucial runs, as JJ Smit was the pick of the Namibia ... [Full Article...]


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