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More than half of children in parts of Birmingham living in poverty

More than half of children in parts of Birmingham living in poverty It is estimated that as many as 380,000 children in the South East are living in poverty. One in five children are living in poverty in Chichester and Arun , university research figures show. Mr Amesbury, Labour MP for Weaver Vale, said: "Places like Cheshire as a whole and Frodsham and Helsby in particular probably aren't seen as somewhere you might expect to find child poverty in such numbe... [Full Article...]

French lawmakers vote for 'right to make mistakes'

French lawmakers vote for 'right to make mistakes' Mr Macron warned that globalisation was going through a "major crisis" during a passionate defence of his labour and taxation reform agenda that has proved unpopular in his native France. Referring to the huge amount of snow at the resort town, he said it "could be hard to believe in global warming ..." Expat news website The Local's French tentacle wrote more extensively about the "droit a l'er... [Full Article...]

Australia v England: Mark Wood looking to ruin Australia Day for hosts

Australia v England: Mark Wood looking to ruin Australia Day for hosts But in the same week the selection chairman Trevor Hohns stated that Australia's ODI methods needed to be reviewed , Lehmann offered a somewhat different opinion, arguing that the team is "not as far off as the results say" and that performing better in the "key moments" would lead to victories. [Full Article...]

Diageo cautious despite sales rise

Diageo cautious despite sales rise For the six months to 31 December 2017, net sales rose by 1.7% to reach £6.53 billion and operating profit increased by 6.1% to £2.19 billion. However, the company expects exchange rate movements to adversely impact operating profits to the tune of about £60m. [Full Article...]

BJP setting country on fire: Rahul on 'Padmaavat' row

BJP setting country on fire: Rahul on 'Padmaavat' row Even the police could not control them. The G D Goenka World School students were on their way home when a group of around 60 protesters, believed to be members of a Karni Sena , attacked the bus with bamboo sticks asking the driver to stop the vehicle. [Full Article...]

Global elites in Davos ready for President Trump show

Global elites in Davos ready for President Trump show Mr Mnuchin and Mr Ross are the first of the U.S. delegation to arrive at the World Economic Forum in Davos . Davos participants rarely confront the grievances that globalisation has produced in a visceral way, and some analysts said Trump's message might be a bracing reminder that the wheeling and dealing has real-world effects on people far below this mountain retreat. [Full Article...]

Special Counsel Questions AG Sessions, Former FBI Director Comey

It was also the first time the special counsel's office had interviewed a sitting member of US President Donald Trump's cabinet. After Comey's accusation in June about the circumstances of his firing, Mueller is thought to be investigating whether when Trump was attempting to obstruct justice. [Full Article...]

Philippines Cancels Flights due to Mayon Volcano Eruption

Philippines Cancels Flights due to Mayon Volcano Eruption For this reason, local governor Al Francis C. Bichara announced that all private and public school classes will be suspended in the region while recommending that those who are in the area wear facemasks and stay indoors as much as possible. [Full Article...]

'I've just signed your death warrant,' judge tells Nassar

'I've just signed your death warrant,' judge tells Nassar Aquilina went on to condemn Nassar's behavior, explaining that his letter was further proof he doesn't understand the severity of the situation or his impact. Over the past few days, Nassar's victims have given impact statements describing what was done to them and the effect it had on their lives. "It is my honor and privilege to sentence you", Judge Rosemarie Aquilina told former USA... [Full Article...]

SC wonders how sharing Aadhaar number affects citizens in a 'networked' world

SC wonders how sharing Aadhaar number affects citizens in a 'networked' world During Wednesday's hearing, Justice Chandrachud suggested that there was need to balance national interest and right to privacy of citizens. When Justice Chandrachud compared surveillance by the state to Google Maps tracking users, senior counsel Shyam Divan responded that people giving informed consent to use services and being forced to use one were not the same. [Full Article...]

Trump releasing own 'legislative framework' on immigration

Trump releasing own 'legislative framework' on immigration Sanders said the new White House offer will represent "a compromise that members of both parties can support", but she did not provide details. He also told ABC News' Jonathan Karl that - if a deal is in sight - he is open to extending the March 5 deadline for ending the DACA program that protects some 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S.as children. [Full Article...]

Oprah in Alabama, visits gravesite of assault victim

Oprah in Alabama, visits gravesite of assault victim Who knew that, that speech would be viral, go viral, that it would have the impact that it did? Taylor was raped in the 1940s by a group of white men in Alabama. The men who tried to destroy her were never persecuted. Civil rights activist, Rosa Parks investigated the case and pushed for an indictment. Taylor later shared her story in a 2017 documentary, The Rape of Recy Taylor . [Full Article...]

He says the Mueller interview could come in "two or three weeks".

Responding to a reporter who asked Trump on Wednesday whether he would talk to Mueller, Trump said "I'm looking forward to it, actually". Trump later said he fired Comey over "this Russian Federation thing", a comment that raised questions about whether he was attempting to obstruct the FBI's investigation. [Full Article...]

Serena Williams set to return in Fed Cup

Serena Williams set to return in Fed Cup The selection begs the question of whether the Williams sisters are aiming to play in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, as Fed Cup participation is a requirement for competing. "Also to have her playing Fed Cup, it's always fun to be on a team with Serena". Serena Williams told Vogue magazine that she dealt with a medical scare, developing several small blood clots in her lungs, right after Alexis Ol... [Full Article...]

Democrats withdraw offer to fund Trump's border wall

Democrats withdraw offer to fund Trump's border wall Scalise also ruled out "amnesty", though he wasn't clear on how he defined it and whether it would mean a pathway to citizenship for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, a program that protected young undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children that Trump has chose to end. [Full Article...]

Bangladesh Jails 2 Rohingya for Protesting Repatriation

Bangladesh Jails 2 Rohingya for Protesting Repatriation Richardson, a former US ambassador to the United Nations and energy secretary in the Bill Clinton administration, quit in the midst of the board's first visit to western Rakhine State, where almost 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled a military crackdown on insurgents in the last five months. [Full Article...]

Trump is 'looking forward' to Mueller interview, wants citizenship for Dreamers

Trump is 'looking forward' to Mueller interview, wants citizenship for Dreamers USA intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election campaign using hacking and propaganda to try to tilt the race in Trump's favour. The Washington Post reported Tuesday that the president asked McCabe about his vote during an Oval Office meeting shortly after Comey was sacked, citing several anonymous current and former USA officials. [Full Article...]

Suns go down almost 40 points in IN, fall to Pacers

Suns go down almost 40 points in IN, fall to Pacers Josh Jackson had 20 points while Greg Monroe had 16 points and a season-high 17 rebounds to lead Phoenix, which never led and didn't get closer than 10 over the final three quarters. Pacers: Can sweep the four-game season series by winning Friday at Cleveland. Domantas Sabonis scored 19, hitting 8 of 12 shots, and added eight rebounds. [Full Article...]

Italy train crash: Two killed as commuter service derails near Milan

Italy train crash: Two killed as commuter service derails near Milan It said the train derailed early on Thursday. Two carriages came off the rails, coming to rest at an angle. Rescue crews gingerly climbed through them, helping the passengers to escape. The last deadly railway accident in Italy took place in July 2016, when 23 people were killed in a double train collision between Corato and Andria, near the south-eastern city of Bari. [Full Article...]

Congress hears optimism, uncertainty in Trump's remarks on citizenship

Congress hears optimism, uncertainty in Trump's remarks on citizenship Graham - once a strident opponent of Trump's who has developed a cozy relationship with the president over the past few months - said over the weekend that he is skeptical of numerous president's advisers, especially White House senior policy aide Stephen Miller, who push Trump in a conservative direction on immigration as soon as he seems to want a compromise. [Full Article...]


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