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Author: 0 John Major: It's reckless to ignore indyref2 risk over Brexit

The BCC's report said the aim of the negotiation process should be to avoid a "sudden disruption to our trading relations" with the European Union and all options for the talks should have a "clear timescale" and avoid "significant or repeated implementation costs".

Author: 0 Mosul civilians flee fighting, privation

Iraq fully captured east Mosul in late January. Hundreds of civilians fled through the desert Tuesday to escape fighting and privation in Mosul, joining thousands of others who left their homes as conditions worsen in the city's west. So far they have captured the city's global airport and the military base next to it, along with some neighbourhoods on the southern edge of the city.

Global Media Abu Khayr al-Masri killed in U.S. drone strike in northwest Syria
Author: 0 Abu Khayr al-Masri killed in U.S. drone strike in northwest Syria

Al-Qaeda's number two man, Abu al-Khayr al-Masri was killed in a USA drone strike in the vicinity of Idlib, Syria, according to reports. The alliance is led by an al-Qaida-affiliated body formerly known as the Nusra Front. Al-Masri, said to be the general deputy to Al Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, was wanted by the US for his role in the 1998 bombings of the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

Author: 0 'Taliban infiltrator' aids police killing in Helmand province

The attack took place in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand, where British troops were stationed during their eight-year mission the province that concluded in 2014. Meanwhile, Qari Yusuf Ahmadi who claims to speak for the Taliban outfit in contact with the media claimed responsibility of the attack. The attacks underlined the threat facing Afghan security forces in the opium-producing province, where they struggle to match well-equipped Taliban fighters who now control most of Helmand, ...

Author: 0 Kerala priest booked for raping Plus One student

Police on Tuesday arrested Kottiyoor St Sebastian Church Vicar Robin Vadakkumchery in connection with a Plus Two student giving birth to a baby boy. The minor lodged a complaint on Sunday and the police immediately began a manhunt across the state, Thottathil disclosed.

Author: 0 Costs dispute could end SA's Commonwealth Games hopes, says Mbalula

Liverpool has offered to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games after hosts Durban admitted it might not be able to afford it. "It does not look like we will find each other", said Mbalula. Durban ended up as the sole bidder for the 2022 event after Canadian city Edmonton withdrew as a result of falling oil prices. The government had estimated the Games could generate up to 20 billion rand ($1.5 bn; £1.2bn) in economic benefit.

Author: 0 Samsung's Heir Lee Jae-Yong Faces Indictment on Bribery and Embezzlement Charges

Samsung Electronics' executive vice-president, Hwang Sung-soo, was also charged. The case is linked to a high-profile corruption scandal involving suspended President Park Geun-hye and a secret confidante. Shares of Samsung rose about 1 percent in Seoul. Ratings agencies say they do not expect any impact on the flagship firm's credit ratings, saying Lee's arrest could accelerate improvements in management transparency and corporate governance.

Author: 0 Will China push Trump to talk to North Korea?

Yang is the most senior China's official to visit the US since President Donald Trump assumed office on January 20. While the assassination of Kim Jong Nam is enough to fuel tensions between North Korea and China, Pyongyang has engaged in other provocations recently.

Author: 0 Iraqi forces retake key bridge in western Mosul

The general received a briefing from commanders of the Iraqi police and Army units who punched their way into the contested western half of the city last week. All of Mosul's bridges spanning the Tigris River and connecting the western part of the city, still held by ISIL, or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group, with its eastern sector, were disabled by air strikes past year.

Author: 0 Forces push into western part of ISIL-held Mosul

The terrorist organization is trying to hold onto its last major urban stronghold in Iraq. Displaced Iraqis flee their homes during a battle February 23 with Islamic State militants in the Maamoun district in western Mosul, Iraq. Typically citizens navigate between the two sides using bridges, but these have now all been destroyed - initially by coalition forces, and subsequently by IS fighters - making it more challenging for the Iraqi forces to complete the recapture of the city.

Author: 0 Hippopotamus beaten and stabbed to death at zoo in El Salvador

Many of those gang members returned to the country after El Salvador's civil war ended in 1992. San Salvador street vendor Martin Castillo said: "Here we're used to seeing the dead every day". Despite the fact he'd stopped coming to eat his food, zookeepers only noticed something was wrong with Gustavito on Thursday because he spent all of Wednesday underwater - an unusual habit for him.

Global Media BMW May Build Electric MINI in Germany
Author: 0 BMW May Build Electric MINI in Germany

Additionally, Dutch automotive producer Nedcar may also be contracted to handle a portion of electric Mini production. BMW confirmed that a decision about an electric Mini is due this year, but declined to say where the vehicle would be made.

Author: 0 Unique Drive-Through Ash Wednesday Blessing in Ireland

During the service, the minister draws the sign of the cross on worshippers' foreheads as a sign of humility to God. The " Glitter Ash Wednesday" initiative was created by the NY faith-based organization "Parity". "Having someone put ashes on your head and remind you "we are dust and to dust we shall return" is an act of humility". Every year Ash Wednesday comes around kicking off the start of Lent, and every year you're probably surprised when you Google it and find that it's 40 days ...

Global Media Betsy DeVos' policies will not be good for the U.S. education system
Author: 0 Betsy DeVos' policies will not be good for the U.S. education system

The Committee on Education and Workforce that Representative Foxx chairs is now considering House Resolution 610 which would repeal the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (and subsequently the Every Student Succeeds Act which Representative Foxx is ironically proud to have "worked very hard on".) HR 610 would limit the authority of the Department of Education such that it is authorized only to award block grants to qualified states.

Author: 0 99-Year-Old Dutch Woman Arrested. It Was On Her Bucket List

In another picture, she proudly holds up her cuffs from behind the cell. A 99-year-old woman in the Netherlands has fulfilled a longtime wish of getting arrested - on goal. "[An officer] made a decision to look into the possibility to grant her request". Her photos were shared on Facebook and they spread throughout the social media where people admired her last wish and adored her for being young at heart.

Author: 0 United Kingdom judge says Tunisia police 'shambolic' during beach attack

The statement said the coroner had found "appreciable security deficiencies" at the hotel adding that the inquest found the travel agent "did no audit on whether the hotel had any security against terrorist attacks". "On that day the world changed". The inquest heard that the hotel had just a handful of unarmed guards, while the "cowardly" local police delayed their arrival to fight Rezgui.

Author: 0 President Trump signs orders on waters rule

Add to that the confusion from the guidance itself that contributed to the conclusion that EPA and the corps simply needed to write a new rule to sort it all out. Farmers and landowners have criticized the rule, saying there are already too many government regulations that affect their businesses, and Republicans have been working to thwart it since its inception.

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