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UK Government to ban plastic straws and cotton buds

UK Government to ban plastic straws and cotton buds

The move comes as part of plans to protect rivers and oceans, and meet the United Kingdom government's 25 Year Environment Plan to eliminate "avoidable" plastic waste . They also said there are m...

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Air Quality In Sacramento Is Fifth Worst In Nation

Air Quality In Sacramento Is Fifth Worst In Nation

California has operated under a waiver that allowed it to impose tougher requirements than called for under the Clean Air Act. Solano's grade is based on an average of 1.3 unhealthy ozone days ea...

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Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Yom Ha'atzmaut

Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Yom Ha'atzmaut

As we reported Ukraine finished the negotiations on the concluding of the Agreement on Free Trade Area with Israel and the signing of the document will take place in the near time. Israel also all...

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CSK organises special train to Pune for deprived fans

CSK organises special train to Pune for deprived fans

The special train alone cost Rs 23 lakh, informed sources said. While CSK's home games have been shifted to Pune, the fans have chose to make their presence felt at Pune as well by booking an entire...

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Ocean pollution a focus as Commonwealth Summit opens

Ocean pollution a focus as Commonwealth Summit opens

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Hugo Vickers gesture during the unveiling of a panel marking the walkway in relation to the Commonwealth Walkway project, in Buckingham Palace gardens, central Londo...

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NZ Bus and Union reach agreement

NZ Bus and Union reach agreement

First Union and Auckland Tramways spokesmen Phil Morgan and Gary Froggatt said the new agreement represents important progress for the wider push to improve wages and working conditions across the tra...

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IRS Says All Systems Running Normally After Tax Day Failure

IRS Says All Systems Running Normally After Tax Day Failure

The website has been down most of the day and wasn't operational late Tuesday aftenoon. But, as Bloomberg reports, the IRS has far bigger issues than just tech troubles and tax refunds. "Pegged to T...

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Namastey London: PM Modi's United Kingdom visit in pictures

Namastey London: PM Modi's United Kingdom visit in pictures

Meeting with May at the prime minister's residence at Downing Street, Modi told his British counterpart that the United Kingdom would be as important to India when it leaves the European Union as it...

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OPCW experts unlikely to enter Syria's Douma on Wednesday: UN source

OPCW experts unlikely to enter Syria's Douma on Wednesday: UN source

If President Trump's stated message is "Mission Accomplished", his unstated message is: The monster Bashar al-Assad is free to kill as many if not all of his citizens as long as he does not use chemi...

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Supreme Court website hacked? Site down minutes after Judge Loya ruling

There is no merit in plea for a probe in Judge BH Loya's death and it was an attempt to scandalise judiciary, ruled the Supreme Court on Thursday, April 19. He added, "Court said political battles m...

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Iran replaces dollar with euro in financial reporting

Iran replaces dollar with euro in financial reporting

Diplomats also said European Union governments were under more pressure to protest against Iran's role in Syria's civil war following an April 7 suspected chemical weapons attack near Damascus which...

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RBI scrambles to respond to 'spurt' in cash demand

RBI scrambles to respond to 'spurt' in cash demand

Even thos ATMs which were working weren't dispensing the money. When questioned about this theory MP finance minister Jayant Malaiya said: "It can not be ruled out. "If RBI has injected sufficient...

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Magnitude 5.9 earthquakr jolts southern Iran

Magnitude 5.9 earthquakr jolts southern Iran

According to the Geophysical Institute of the United States, the quake was 5.5 magnitude. Varying magnitudes are common immediately after a temblor. In 2003, a 6.6-magnitude quake flattened the hist...

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BJP likely to name its Andhra Pradesh president today

BJP likely to name its Andhra Pradesh president today

Also, BJP is set to replace party chiefs in Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh amid reports that some more heads may roll in the coming days. He was appointed Rajasthan BJP chief in February 2014 and is an ...

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Another US passenger jet has engine fire

Another US passenger jet has engine fire

Atlanta Airport tweeted: "Shortly after 6pm, smoke was reported coming from the engine of a departing aircraft". No injuries were reported and the airport endured "minimal impact" to other operatio...

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PM in London to attend Commonwealth Heads of Govt Meeting

PM in London to attend Commonwealth Heads of Govt Meeting

Modi will then head to the Science Museum in London to visit the "5000 Years of Science and Innovation" exhibition where he will interact with Indian-origin and other scientists and innovators based...

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Corbyn: 'No legal basis for Syria strikes'

Corbyn: 'No legal basis for Syria strikes'

Downing Street has already published a document outlining why it believes the military intervention was legal however the PM is expected to face anger in the commons. This statement is the very negati...

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SYRIA CHEMICAL SURVIVOR: 'Bad Days' of Barack Obama are 'OVER'

SYRIA CHEMICAL SURVIVOR: 'Bad Days' of Barack Obama are 'OVER'

Video filmed by CBS shows locals wandering the streets in the devastated town, more than one week on from an apparent chemical attack that is believed to have killed at least 40 people and led th...

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Man in Berlin attacked with belt as suspect shouts 'Jew' in Arabic

Man in Berlin attacked with belt as suspect shouts 'Jew' in Arabic

The State Protection Office of the German police, which is responsible for politically-motivated offenses, has launched an investigation into the case. "I am very sad but at the same time I'm happy th...

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Baboons Use Barrel To Escape Texas Research Facility In 'Unique Incident'

Baboons Use Barrel To Escape Texas Research Facility In 'Unique Incident'

The centre holds around 1,100 baboons in total - imagine the mess (and hilarity) if they had all escaped. People can be seen running after a baboon as they tried to round it up and bring it back to ...

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State and feds give taxpayers an extra day to file

State and feds give taxpayers an extra day to file

The website was back online late Tuesday. The federal government extended its tax filing deadline by a day, and now the state is following suit. Mnuchin commented on the outage when asked by reporte...

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Southwest pilot from Boerne area praised as

Southwest pilot from Boerne area praised as "hero"

Though each airline has their own proprietary checklists and quick reference handbook (QRH) for abnormal procedures, generally speaking, in the event of a rapid, uncontrollable cabin depressurization ...

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Manhattan nanny Yoselyn Ortega guilty of murdering children

Manhattan nanny Yoselyn Ortega guilty of murdering children

Yoselyn Ortega's sentencing is scheduled on May 14, 2018, and she faces life in prison. After the trial, Kevin Krim, the children's father, wept as he hugged the jurors. As seen in the video below, ...

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False alarm set off Syrian air defenses: pro-Assad commander

False alarm set off Syrian air defenses: pro-Assad commander

Syrian air defenses intercepted several missiles that penetrated its airspace late Monday over the city of Homs, Syria's SANA news agency reported. Protection Secretary Mattis stated during the ti...

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Ex-Playboy model settles, free to tell tale

Ex-Playboy model settles, free to tell tale

Under the settlement agreement, McDougal can keep the $150,000 she was paid and AMI has the rights to up to $75,000 for any future profits from her story about the relationship. Daniels also has detai...

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