Wednesday, 24 May 2017

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Indian student made to remove bra over exam cheat fears

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NEW DELHI: An Indian student said she was made to remove her bra in public by school authorities over exam cheating fears, minutes before sitting a crucial test. Authorities issue strict dress codes to tackle widespread cheating on the entrance test for India’s prestigious medical colleges. But there is no ...

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Stephen Hawking: Future of humanity no longer lies on earth

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LONDON: Scientist Stephen Hawking claimed that the next generation must inhibit another planet within a century since the future of humanity no longer lies on earth. Hawking, a leading theoretical physicist, said that the growing advancement of computer systems and machines could take over the human race. “I don’t think ...

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Facebook warns of fake news danger ahead of British election

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LONDON: Facebook has launched a British newspaper advertising campaign to warn users of the dangers of fake news, in the latest drive by the social media giant to tackle malicious information ahead of a national election. Facebook has come under intense pressure to tackle the spread of false stories, which ...

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Emmanuel Macron becomes France’s youngest president

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PARIS: Emmanuel Macron was elected French president on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out of the European Union. The centrist’s emphatic victory, which also smashed the dominance of France’s mainstream parties, will bring huge relief ...

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Man killed in jet-skiing accident on Loch Lomond

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GLASGOW: A 21-year-old man has died after falling from the back of a jet ski on Loch Lomond. Stuart McLevy fell into the water north of Inchmurrin Island at about 9.15pm on Saturday. The emergency services were called, including paramedics and the Loch Lomond Rescue Boat. Mr McLevy was brought ...

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Macron favorite as France votes for new president

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PARIS: Candidates for the 2017 presidential election, Emmanuel Macron (R), head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, and Marine Le Pen, of the French National Front (FN) party, pose prior to the start of a live prime-time debate in the studios of French television station France ...

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Indian board rejects PCB’s notice with impunity

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NEW DELHI: In another display of unfounded arrogance, Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) has rejected Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) notice regarding the bilateral series. Clearly closing its eye on the facts, BCCI claimed that no Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding bilateral series was signed between the two boards. ...

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PM Backs Trusted Free Press and Warns of Dangers of Fake News

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LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May has given her backing to the local press industry’s Fighting Fake News campaign by warning of the dangers of fake news distributed on social media and giving her strong support to a free press which underpins democracy by investing in highly trusted journalism. On a ...

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Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid confirms he will stand in the General Election

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BROMSGROVE MP Sajid Javid has confirmed he will be standing in June’s General Election. Mr Javid, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has served the Bromsgrove constituency, which includes Clent, Belbroughton and Hagley, for the last seven years and he hopes to ‘continue delivering for local people’ into ...

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