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His apology came after his colleague Lord Taylor had clearly been caught off guard at having to respond to questions from peers in the absence of Lord Bates at the start of proceedings. He arrived a few minutes later, and a little while after that announced he would be standing down with immediate effect. After he walked out Labour's Barroness Smith insisted he had no reason to resign for the "minor discourtesy".
  • Instagram now allows Businesses to schedule their posts

    Instagram now allows Businesses to schedule their posts

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    So, no. The feature is not available on the Instagram apps or the web interface. "Now, they can manage large volumes of content, multiple team members and multiple Instagram accounts easily and security". That's not hard to do - here are the step-by-step instructions for creating an Instagram business account . Secondly, this post scheduling feature isn't available inside Instagram's own app - be it Android or iOS.
  • South Korean skiers head to North Korea for joint training

    South Korean skiers head to North Korea for joint training

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    Critics like Cha are concerned that any " bloody nose " strike on a few targets in North Korea would lead to retaliation by North Korean tyrant Kim Jong Un that could quickly spiral into all-out war on the Korean Peninsula. The Trump administration has led global efforts to impose harsh economic sanctions on North Korea, but has also emphasised that military force remains a viable option to deal with the growing threat to the US mainland.
  • Swara Bhaskar didn't expect so much chaos on her open letter

    Swara Bhaskar didn't expect so much chaos on her open letter

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    Padmaavat is based on the 16th century epic penned by Malik Muhammad Jayasi. Meanwhile in a recent interview , Deepika Padukone has stated that she had no idea of who Queen Padmini was as she wasn't a student of history. Agnihotri supposedly makes films when not tweeting but given the prolific nature of his social media activity, it doesn't leave him with much time to do the former, which is actually a blessing (unless you are into tacky C-grade fare such as Zid ).
  • Trump talks immigration, terror and trade in State of the Union address

    Trump talks immigration, terror and trade in State of the Union address

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    The president spoke on immigration in terms of security and blamed "open borders" for the large-scale arrival of cheap labor, drugs and criminal gangs such as MS-13. That moniker is what Trump sought to reclaim tonight. "Since the election, we have created 2.4 million new jobs, including 200,000 new jobs in manufacturing alone", Trump said in his first State of the Union speech Tuesday.
  • Booker: Releasing Nunes Memo Would Be 'Tantamount to Treasonous'

    Booker: Releasing Nunes Memo Would Be 'Tantamount to Treasonous'

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    The FBI director and the deputy attorney general have told the White House releasing it could set a unsafe precedent. After finishing his State of the Union address Tuesday night, Trump was caught on television cameras telling a Republican lawmaker who urged him to release it, "Don't worry, 100 per cent".
  • Todd Ricketts tapped to lead RNC fundraising after casino mogul resigned

    Todd Ricketts tapped to lead RNC fundraising after casino mogul resigned

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    Wynn denied the allegations raised in the Wall Street Journal's report, which included details on a purported $7.5 million settlement for a manicurist who accused the former RNC finance chair of sexual assault. Ricketts' name also was mentioned as a candidate to become president of the conservative Heritage Foundation. Todd Ricketts' parents, Joe Ricketts and Marlene Ricketts, have given almost $40 million in political contributions since the 1990s, including $15.4 million to Republican ...
  • Partially Mustard-Powered Airliner Takes to the Sky

    Partially Mustard-Powered Airliner Takes to the Sky

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    The ten percent biofuel blend used on today's flight will therefore see a seven percent reduction in emissions on this route compared to normal operations. Carinata is water efficient and apparently can be grown on fallow ground or between crop cycles. Rotational or break-crops can improve soil quality, reduce erosion for food crops and provide farmers with additional income.
  • Local Republicans meet for State of the Union Watch Party

    Local Republicans meet for State of the Union Watch Party

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    San Diego lawmakers echoed the sentiment before and after the address . The white pantsuit also bore a striking resemblance to outfits worn by Hillary Clinton numerous times during her presidential campaign and at Trump's inauguration. "Past experience has taught us that complacency and concessions only invite aggression and provocation". "We've enacted the biggest tax cuts and reforms in American history", Trump said of the tax overhaul bill based by Congress in December.
  • Qatar Airways' books to open in bid to appease US3's wrath

    Qatar Airways' books to open in bid to appease US3's wrath

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    Qatar is home to a major USA military base that is key to the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and Mattis said that "a united GCC bolsters our effectiveness on many fronts". Within two years, Qatar agreed to publicly disclose significant new transactions with other state-owned enterprises such as fuel producers. A side-letter to the agreement stated that Qatar's civilian aviation authority is unaware of any plans by Qatar Airlines to start so-called "Fifth Freedoms" flights ...
  • Ex-USA Gymnastics doctor faces second sentencing

    Ex-USA Gymnastics doctor faces second sentencing

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    A local lawmaker will be among those investigating how Michigan State University handled the Larry Nassar scandal. Michigan State University (MSU) on Friday accepted the resignation of its President Lou Anna Simon over the university's failure to stand up for victims of Nassar, who sexually abused young athletes when he worked in MSU.
  • Train Carrying GOP Lawmakers Hits Garbage Truck In Virginia

    Train Carrying GOP Lawmakers Hits Garbage Truck In Virginia

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    Rep. Brian Mast of Palm City, Fla., and his two children were among the people on the train but were not hurt, said his communications director Brad Stewart in an interview with WPTV. Members with medical training are assisting the drivers of the truck. It's unclear what caused the collision, which Amtrak releasing a statement saying, "Local law enforcement is investigating the incident and crews are inspecting equipment for damage.
  • USA defends role of Lebanon army as Israel threatens to attack

    USA defends role of Lebanon army as Israel threatens to attack

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    An area of disagreement between Israel and the United States was revealed Wednesday at the International Conference of the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) in Tel Aviv. "Unlike the 2006 Lebanon War, there can not be images of Beirut's residents at the beach while [people] in Tel Aviv sit in shelters". Hezbollah, in a statement, said Lieberman's remarks offer new proof of Israel's ambitions to steal Lebanon's resources and said it would confront any aggression against Lebanon's ...
  • India's top court seeks gov't response in Rohingya case

    India's top court seeks gov't response in Rohingya case

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    Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan , the counsel for the Rohingya petitioners, pointed out that it was against India's global and humanitarian commitments to welcome refugees fleeing persecution from Myanmar with violence. To Bhushan's contention that India must welcome the refugees due to its worldwide and humanitarian obligations, Justice DY Chandrachud asked if the same judicial standards that applied to refugees living in India could be applied to those attempting to enter the country.
  • Colombia suspends ELN talks

    Colombia suspends ELN talks

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    Two overnight bombings that targeted police stations in Colombia's Caribbean region killed two officers and wounded seven other people, authorities said Sunday, a day after a similar attack killed five officers and wounded 40. While the Colombian government insists on an unilateral ceasefire, the Revolutionary Alternative Force of the Commons and human rights organizations have stressed the "urgency" of saving the peace process and demanded an "immediate bilateral ceasefire".
  • West Michigan congressmen safe after train carrying GOP lawmakers hits truck

    West Michigan congressmen safe after train carrying GOP lawmakers hits truck

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    A train carrying Republican members of Congress has collided with a vehicle, according to members on board. The White House has confirmed there was one fatality and one serious injury. House Speaker Paul Ryan was on the train but was not injured, a source told NBC News . Senator Mike Lee told reporter Ed O'Keefe: "We appear to have hit a garbage truck".
  • Facebook News Feed update focuses on local news

    Facebook News Feed update focuses on local news

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    It is not just local news services like Nextdoor that will benefit from the changes, Facebook executives say. "Local news helps us understand the issues that matter in our communities and affect our lives". They also say they want to see news about what's happening in the world and their local community. Facebook said it will start ranking local news higher on the News Feed in the United States, but plans to roll out the changes to other countries this year.
  • U.S. sanctions Hamas chief, adds him to terror list

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    Hamas officials on Wednesday slammed the US State Department's designation of Hamas Politburo chairman Ismail Haniyeh as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist. According to Newsweek , he's also said to have ties to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, a proxy group of Iran, as well as its leader, Hassan Nasrallah.