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Democrats raise anti-nepotism law over Kushner appointment

New York, Jan 10: Hours after US President-elect Donald Trump confirmed that he will appoint his son-in-law Jared Kushner as senior advisor to the president, the Democrats on Tuesday expressed their concern over the incoming White House appointment. Leaders on the House Judiciary Committee wrote a letter calling on the Department of Justice and Office of Government Ethics to look into anti-nepo...

 
Thai king asks for constitution to be amended

Bangkok, Jan 10: Thailand’s King Vajiralongkorn has asked for certain amendments in the country’s new constitution before it is passed, government officials said on Tuesday. The monarch has sought amendment of three-to-four issues in the section devoted to the authority and role of the king, according to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha.

“It does not involve people&rsqu...

 
Barack Obama gets new job offer

Washington, Jan 10: Barack Obama ends his eight-year tenure as US President in a couple of weeks but he might not be out of a job for long as the world’s leading streaming service Spotify “offered him a job”. Spotify advertised an opening for “President of Playlists”, and said it was looking for someone with “at least eight years experience running a highly r...

 
‘Trends toward clean energy irreversible’

Washington, Jan 10: Outgoing US President Barack Obama on Monday warned President-elect Donald Trump against walking away from a global climate deal, saying that trends toward clean energy are “irreversible” and will help drive economic growth.

In an article published in research journal Science, Obama wrote that “a massive scientific record” shows that climate c...

 
Myanmar to fence border with India

Nay Pyi Taw, Jan 10:Myanmar will build border demarcation fencing with India, the country’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. The neighbouring country will construct the fence in its Naga self-administered zone, 10 metres from the demarcation border line, Xinhua news agency cited a statement as saying. The construction will not restrict the regular travel of both the peoples in accordance wi...

 
25 killed in Kabul blasts

Kabul, Jan 10: At least 25 people were killed and several others wounded in two suicide blasts near a government office along a busy road in the western part of Kabul on Tuesday. “Two suicide blasts rocked near a sub-office of the National Directorate of Security (NDS), the intelligence agency, at 3.45 p.m. The initial information found 25 dead and several others wounded,” a police ...

 
Turkish parliament approves constitutional reform process

Ankara, Jan 10: The Turkish parliament on Tuesday approved a constitutional reform process to implement a presidential system.

A total of 338 deputies, eight more than the required number, supported the reform, Efe news reported.

The proposal is defended by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), founded and run by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and the National...

 
Learn why your elder son owns up fast

New York, Jan 10: If you find that your elder son often confesses his wrongdoings even if he stands to face punishment, he is not alone. According to researchers, the elder kids are more likely to confess their misdeeds than their younger siblings. Researchers from the University of Maryland conducted a study on four-to-nine-year-old kids about a series of hypothetical situations in which child...

 
Chinese man detained for downloading 2 IS attack videos

Beijing, Jan 10: A Chinese citizen was detained for downloading and storing two videos of prisoners being decapitated by the Islamic State (IS) terror group, authorities said on Tuesday. The man, surnamed Kang, was arrested by the Public Security Bureau of Shijiazhuang, the capital of Hebei province, following an administrative detention procedure that does not require any trial, Efe news reported...

 
‘Swiss Muslim girls must swim with boys’

Geneva, Jan 10: Switzerland on Tuesday won a case at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) obliging Muslim parents to send their children to mixed swimming lessons. It said authorities were justified in giving precedence to enforcing “the full school curriculum” and the children’s “successful integration” into society, the BBC reported. The ECHR acknowledged that ...

 
Britain braces for snow storms, severe weather warnings issued

London, Jan 10: Britain will shiver in an Arctic blast this week with eight inches of snow and temperatures falling as low as minus 10 degree Celsius, the Met office has said. The Met office has issued a snow warning for Scotland, Wales and eastern England from Wednesday to Friday. The extreme winter weather that has gripped Europe in the past days has caused more than a dozen deaths, left village...

 
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