Sunday, 24/3/2019 | 10:17 UTC+0
  • 'Obama may pressure Republicans with court pick'

    ELKO: Hillary Clinton predicted on Monday that President Barack Obama will nominate someone who’s already been confirmed by the Senate to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The Democratic candidate for president said that potentially would increase pressure on Republicans to consider Obama’s choice for the high court. “I’m hoping that we will

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  • Millennials making quitting more common?

    UNITED STATES: Quitting is in. More than 3 million Americans quit their job in December 2015, the highest number since 2006, according to data released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The quits rate, which measures how many people ended their employment out of everyone who worked each month, reached its highest

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  • Syria says proposed ceasefire 'difficult'

    DAMASCUS: Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad poured cold water on an internationally backed plan for a ceasefire to begin later this week, saying it would be “difficult” to implement. His comments were the first from the embattled leader on the plan put forward by world leaders in Munich on last Friday for a so-called “cessation of

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  • Scalia, Srinivasan and the court of intrigue

    WASHINGTON: At the best of times, Washington DC, the US capital, has a reputation for political intrigue and shenanigans unmatched by and out-of-sync with the rest of the country. Much of this was captured in the epic TV drama ‘House of Cards’ that essayed (through the protagonist, an unscrupulous politician who reaches the acme of

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  • Russia confirms first imported Zika case

    MOSCOW: Russia’s sanitary and epidemiological watchdog Rospotrebnadzor on Monday confirmed the first case of Zika virus in the country. The infected woman had visited the Dominican Republic and she was now in satisfactory condition in an infectious diseases hospital, Rospotrebnadzor said in a statement, Xinhua reported. “Medical observation of family members was established. No clinical

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  • Poland wants jail term for use of ‘Polish death camp’

    [unable to retrieve full-text content] Poland is drawing up new regulations to punish use of the phrase “Polish death camps” when referring to wartime Nazi concentration camps on Polish soil. The Nazis operated their most infamous death camps, such as Auschwitz, in occupied Poland rather than in Germany.

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  • China, Korea, Thailand emerge victorious in Badminton Asia Team Championship

    HYDERABAD: China, Korea and Thailand emerged victorious after beating their respective opponents in the Badminton Asia Team Championship at the Gachibowli indoor stadium on Monday. While China beat Singapore 3-2, Korea trounced Philippines 5-0 in the men’s category, and Thai women thrashed Sri Lanka 5-0. The Chinese shuttlers defeated their Singapore counterparts in two singles

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  • Jumping donkey leaps to fame in Egyptian village

    AL-ARID (Egypt): A donkey has leapt to fame in a small Egyptian village by defying her species’ well-known stubbornness and jumping hurdles on command. Ahmed Ayman, a 14-year-old farmer living in the Nile Delta north of Cairo, discovered his donkey’s natural talent when she leapt over an irrigation canal one day, and decided to train

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