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Second unearthed World War II bomb in Hong Kong triggers evacuation

Second unearthed World War II bomb in Hong Kong triggers evacuation

Police sealed off parts of the district after a worker found the device on Wednesday morning, with 4,000 people evacuated and ferry services across Victoria Harbour suspended as bomb disposal experts worked through the night. The appearance of explosives, such as bombs or unexploded grenades, is not unusual in Hong Kong , as the city was the scene of fighting between the Japanese army, which took over the territory for nearly four years, and British and American allied forces between 1941 and ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Culture secretary Matt Hancock has just launched his own app

Culture secretary Matt Hancock has just launched his own app

Some users have been presented with an even more worrying message. Hancock says his app is meant to help constituents in Suffolk keep in touch with what he is doing. Hancock said: "Harnessing the incredible advancements in tech to improve the lives of everyone is vital". He goes on: " It's a chance to find out what's going on both in my role as MP for West Suffolk and as culture secretary, and most importantly it's a chance for you to tell me what you think, and to engage with others on ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Brunel makes bold choice in picking Jalibert against Ireland

Brunel makes bold choice in picking Jalibert against Ireland

Noves has also selected four uncapped players among his reserves, in what is likely to be a stern test for a France team in transition. Palis is known for his calm catching under pressure for Castres in France's Top 14 league. "We've chosen him there because he has a bit more assurance, a bit more experience at worldwide level than Marco Tauleigne", Brunel said, adding that he will use Tauleigne's "power" during the course of the match. Consulte Mais Informação

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Government inquiry into abuse in state care announced

Government inquiry into abuse in state care announced

Martin added the royal commission would have lots to learn from the six-year Australian inquiry , recently concluded. An inquiry into state abuse will review a shameful legacy of abuse of children relying on the state for care. "This is about the people, not the institutions", Martin told a joint news conference in the Beehive theatrette. "If they were in our scope and on a holiday school camp, and they were harmed on that holiday camp, they are in scope", she said. Consulte Mais Informação

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Pair of Maple Leafs rookies score first National Hockey League goals

Pair of Maple Leafs rookies score first National Hockey League goals

Holl made his National Hockey League debut on Wednesday night against the New York Islanders, and with the game already in hand, he made it 5-0 in the third period. Jake Gardiner started the play with a long outlet pass and picked up the other assist to extend his point streak to six games. While the Maple Leafs peppered the Islanders with 50 shots, Andersen was rarely tested in earning his fourth shutout of the season and the 14th of his career. Consulte Mais Informação

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Mominul Haque's unbeaten 175 gives Bangladesh the advantage over Sri Lanka

Mominul Haque's unbeaten 175 gives Bangladesh the advantage over Sri Lanka

The Visitors nation Sri Lanka bounced back in fine fashion with three wickets in the opening session of Day 2, dismissing the big fish Mominul Haque in the first half hour of the day to sieze initiative in Chittagong. Soon, the same bowler struck as Mosaddek Hossain was dismissed as the hopes of Sri Lankans rejuvenated to bowl them out under 450. Mahmudullah revived Bangladesh innings as it appeared, it wouldn't get past 500. Consulte Mais Informação

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'America's original Mardi Gras': Alabama trolls New Orleans with billboards

'America's original Mardi Gras': Alabama trolls New Orleans with billboards

A bit of a battle with Alabama may be brewing over the origin of Mardi Gras . The Mobile parties grew so much in popularity, boisterious masquerades began in New Orleans in 1837. Alabama previously parked a Mardi Gras float in New York's Times Square to promote tourism and the state's version of the event. Alabama's tourism director said that 10 billboards have been purchased around New Orleans and southern MS to promote Carnival season. Consulte Mais Informação

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BJP returns 'suit-boot' fire at Rahul over expensive jacket

BJP returns 'suit-boot' fire at Rahul over expensive jacket

Congress not even in reckoning in the Tripura and Nagaland. After attending a meeting with party leaders, he attended a party-organised concert in Shillong in the evening to reach out to young voters. "How does it matter?" The BJP's tweet drew a sharp reaction from Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury, who alleged BJP was leading a "suit-boot ki sarkar" at the Centre, and had no moral authority to question Gandhi. Consulte Mais Informação

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FM Jaitley revises FY18 fiscal deficit estimate at 3.5%

FM Jaitley revises FY18 fiscal deficit estimate at 3.5%

The government is aiming to toll out 5G in 2020, in line with global markets. - Rs 14.34 lakh Cr to be spent for the development of rural infrastructure. Mumbai transport system will be expanded. - Govt proposes to contribute 12% of wages of new employees in EPF for all sectors for the next 3 years. Government insurance companies to be merged into a single entity, and subsequently listed in the stock exchange, as part of the disinvestment programme. Consulte Mais Informação

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Senate approves gender neutral wording for Canada's national anthem

Senate approves gender neutral wording for Canada's national anthem

The Canadian senate, the upper chamber, passed a bill on Wednesday (31 January) that would see some of the lyrics in the anthem O Canada changed. The anthem was written by Robert Stanley Weir in 1908. This did not sit well with some Canadian MPs who sought to introduce bills dropping the gendered "sons" reference 12 times since 1980 - without success until now, according to CBS. Consulte Mais Informação

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Robbins: Law needed to keep Donald Trump in bounds

Robbins: Law needed to keep Donald Trump in bounds

A few days later, Trump told Lester Holt of NBC News that he ousted Comey because of "this Russian Federation thing", saying the investigation was "a hoax" perpetrated by Democrats to explain his upset election victory. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Sen. In other words, once again a phony pretext was to be used to fire someone atop an investigation of the president . Before the news broke Thursday, those who have worked closely with McGahn in recent weeks said they believe he's ... Consulte Mais Informação

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State Wildfire Losses Exceed $11.7-billion

State Wildfire Losses Exceed $11.7-billion

In total, wildfires ripped through 14 counties. Jones said the state was asking insurers to waive requirements that disaster claimants submit a detailed home inventory to recoup their losses. The department is encouraging residents and business owners in Santa Barbara County affected by the recent disasters, to file a claim with their insurance company. Consulte Mais Informação

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15th death anniversary of Kalpana Chawla

15th death anniversary of Kalpana Chawla

The spacecraft was on its 28th mission, and the sudden accident was caused by a damaged aluminium heat-insulating tile on the left wing of the shuttle. Her area of research was Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Vertical/Short Takeoff and Landing concepts. She went on her first mission on Space Shuttle Columbia as a primary robotic arm operator and also a mission specialist. Consulte Mais Informação

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