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    Trump panel recommends guns in schools for students' safety

    Trump panel recommends guns in schools for students' safety


    A safety panel set up by US President Donald Trump in the wake of numerous school shootings recommended Tuesday that schools consider arming staff, using veterans as guards and reversing Obama-era...

    A safety panel set up by US President Donald Trump in the wake of numerous school shootings recommended Tuesday that schools consider arming staff, using veterans as guards and reversing Obama-era guidelines.
    Nevada becomes 1st US state with female-majority legislature

    Nevada becomes 1st US state with female-majority legislature


    Women will hold nine of 21 seats in the state Senate, falling short of a majority in that chamber. But they will hold 23 of 42 seats in the assembly, comprising 55 per cent in that chamber and giving women enough numbers to make the two chambers an...

    Women will hold nine of 21 seats in the state Senate, falling short of a majority in that chamber. But they will hold 23 of 42 seats in the assembly, comprising 55 per cent in that chamber and giving women enough numbers to make the two chambers an overall female majority. No state has previously had a female-majority or even a 50% female Legislature.
    End of an era as Germany's last black coal mine closes

    End of an era as Germany's last black coal mine closes


    It was cheaper hard coal from abroad, not environmental concerns, that sounded the death knell for the Prosper-Haniel colliery near the western town of Bottrop. For the remaining 1,500 workers of the 150-year-old mine, the final shift promises to be an...

    It was cheaper hard coal from abroad, not environmental concerns, that sounded the death knell for the Prosper-Haniel colliery near the western town of Bottrop. For the remaining 1,500 workers of the 150-year-old mine, the final shift promises to be an emotional one, culminating in a ceremony to be attended by President and EU Commission chief.
    After shedding IS, Mosul embraces makeovers

    After shedding IS, Mosul embraces makeovers


    More than a year after the Islamic State group's ouster, the Iraqi city is flaunting its more fabulous side. The residents are now indulging in plastic surgeries to zap away a scar or a burn, implants for a bald spot, whiten teeth and beauticians. The...

    More than a year after the Islamic State group's ouster, the Iraqi city is flaunting its more fabulous side. The residents are now indulging in plastic surgeries to zap away a scar or a burn, implants for a bald spot, whiten teeth and beauticians. The average hair implant procedure costs around $800, including the follow-up after the operation.
    New Zealand warns Google over naming murder accused

    New Zealand warns Google over naming murder accused


    An Auckland court granted a man interim name suppression this month but Google revealed his identity in an email to subscribers of its "what's trending in New Zealand?" service. While Google has argued the breach was inadvertent and it was unaware of the...

    An Auckland court granted a man interim name suppression this month but Google revealed his identity in an email to subscribers of its "what's trending in New Zealand?" service. While Google has argued the breach was inadvertent and it was unaware of the court order when the automatically generated email went out. The Justice minister said that was not good enough.
    Cuba sets aside homosexual marriage in its new Constitution

    Cuba sets aside homosexual marriage in its new Constitution


    It was a surprising twist given public popular support in the Americas' only one-party Communist regime.The measure would have changed the definition of parties in a marriage from man and wife to "between two people." The marriage issue was discussed the...

    It was a surprising twist given public popular support in the Americas' only one-party Communist regime.The measure would have changed the definition of parties in a marriage from man and wife to "between two people." The marriage issue was discussed the most in the draft constitution which is why committee decided to defer the definition of marriage.
    New Zealand to hold cannabis referendum in 2020

    New Zealand to hold cannabis referendum in 2020


    A referendum to legalise cannabis for recreational use was among the promises made by PM Jacinda Ardern's Labour Party. The Cabinet decided that the referendum will be held at the 2020 general election. A "yes" vote would make New Zealand the first Asia...

    A referendum to legalise cannabis for recreational use was among the promises made by PM Jacinda Ardern's Labour Party. The Cabinet decided that the referendum will be held at the 2020 general election. A "yes" vote would make New Zealand the first Asia Pacific country to allow recreational use of marijuana in a region where it is widely prohibited.
    Violence against journalists hits unprecedented levels: Media watchdog

    Violence against journalists hits unprecedented levels: Media watchdog


    At least 63 professional journalists around the world were killed doing their jobs in 2018, RSF said, a 15% increase on last year. The number of fatalities rises to 80 when including all media workers and citizen journalists. The Paris-based body said...

    At least 63 professional journalists around the world were killed doing their jobs in 2018, RSF said, a 15% increase on last year. The number of fatalities rises to 80 when including all media workers and citizen journalists. The Paris-based body said that the three most dangerous countries for journalists to work in were Afghanistan, Syria and Mexico.
    Trump agrees to dissolve personal foundation amid charges of misuse

    Trump agrees to dissolve personal foundation amid charges of misuse


    Separately, a judge hearing a sentencing case against Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn virtually accused him of treason, saying ''Arguably you sold your country out.'' The observation came hours after Trump tweeted out his ''good...

    Separately, a judge hearing a sentencing case against Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn virtually accused him of treason, saying ''Arguably you sold your country out.'' The observation came hours after Trump tweeted out his ''good luck'' to Flynn, a message some construed as ''witness tampering'' and ''supporting a felon.''
    Pak seeks 'just durable and peacefully negotiated' solution of Kashmir issue: Qureshi

    Pak seeks 'just durable and peacefully negotiated' solution of Kashmir issue: Qureshi


    Islamabad, Dec 18 () Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Tuesday that his country was looking for a "just durable and a peacefully negotiated" solution of the Kashmir...

    Islamabad, Dec 18 () Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Tuesday that his country was looking for a "just durable and a peacefully negotiated" solution of the Kashmir issue.
    Top Chinese official may get death for leaking state secrets to foreign spies

    Top Chinese official may get death for leaking state secrets to foreign spies


    Sun Bo, former general manager of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), who is under detention for corruption, is also being investigated for passing on confidential information about Liaoning, China's first aircraft carrier, Hong...

    Sun Bo, former general manager of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), who is under detention for corruption, is also being investigated for passing on confidential information about Liaoning, China's first aircraft carrier, Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reported
    Putin says open to third nations joining nuclear treaty

    Putin says open to third nations joining nuclear treaty


    Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested Tuesday he was open to the idea of other countries joining a key Cold War treaty limiting mid-range nuclear arms or to starting talks on a new...

    Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested Tuesday he was open to the idea of other countries joining a key Cold War treaty limiting mid-range nuclear arms or to starting talks on a new agreement.
    Imran Khan says Pak will do everything within its power for Afghan peace

    Imran Khan says Pak will do everything within its power for Afghan peace


    The US and the Taliban have previously met on at least two occasions in Qatar but it is the first time that they are holding talks outside Doha, where the insurgent group has a political office, according to officials. Khan highlighted the role being...

    The US and the Taliban have previously met on at least two occasions in Qatar but it is the first time that they are holding talks outside Doha, where the insurgent group has a political office, according to officials. Khan highlighted the role being played by Pakistan in holding the talks between the US and the Taliban in Abu Dhabi.