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UK Prime Minister Announces Snap General Election

UK Prime Minister Announces Snap General Election

UK prime minister Theresa May has announced a general election, due to take place on the 8 June. May says she needs an election now because other parties are opposed to the government’s Brexit plans May says the government has a plan for Brexit that will allow the UK to regain control of its laws […]

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How We Are All Cooking Rice Incorrectly

“Millions of cooks are endangering their health by cooking their rice incorrectly, scientists believe. Putting more water in the pan or even steeping it overnight is the best way to flush out traces of the poison arsenic, they found.” the Telegraph reports. Prof Andy Meharg, from Queens University Belfast, tested three ways of cooking rice for […]

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Trump Wins

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Trump Wins

Donald Trump won the US presidential election early this morning. Trump will become the 45th US president after a stunning victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

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Yes, The Sinhalese Have Their Origins In Bengal, Odisha

The genetic, cultural and linguistic relation that the Sinhalese population shares with the Bengalis and Odiyas, though of scholarly interest, has remained largely ignored by the popular masses, writes Indian Express’ journalist Adrija Roychowdhury. In a recent book, “The ocean of churn: How the Indian ocean shaped human history”, writer Sanjiv Sanyal remarks that the […]

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Full Text Of The Iraq Inquiry Report

The Report of the Iraq Inquiry was published today. To read Sir John Chilcot’s public statement and the full report click here Photo- Ex British Prime Minister and multi-millionaire Tony Blair’s summer holiday in Sri Lanka – August 2015  

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Brexit: UK Votes To leave EU

The UK has voted by 52% to 48% to leave the European Union after 43 years in an historic referendum. The pound fell to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985 as the markets reacted to the results, says the BBC.  

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Cluster Bombs Used In Sri Lanka’s Civil War, Leaked Photos Suggest – The Guardian

Images that appear to confirm the use of cluster bombs in the end stages of Sri Lanka’s 26-year civil war have been uncovered as new testimony emerged suggesting the country’s armed forces may have deployed the munition against civilians, the Guardian reports. Read more in the Guardian  

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Chilcot Report: Tony Blair Set To Be Savaged In ‘Absolutely Brutal’ Iraq War Inquiry Verdict

The long-awaited Chilcot report into the Iraq war is reportedly set to savage Tony Blair and other former government officials in an “absolutely brutal” verdict on the failings of the occupation, The Independent reports. 

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London Elects Its First Muslim Mayor

London has elected its first Muslim mayor as Sadiq Khan delivered a resounding victory for Labour, ending eight years of Conservative rule at City Hall.

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Video: India’s First Trans Band

66 years after the Indian Constitution was signed, India’s first transgender band, the Brooke Bond Red Label 6-Pack Band, sings with Sonu Nigam, to make the world a more welcoming place. Y-Films launches India’s first transgender band, the Brooke Bond Red Label 6 Pack Band. Check out their debut single, 2016’s happiest song, ‘Hum Hain […]

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