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Outrage over Japanese primary school's £500 Armani uniform

Outrage over Japanese primary school's £500 Armani uniform The hefty price tag has led to a string of complaints by parents. According to the board, the school principal told the board of its intention to change the design of the uniform last summer. Schools without official uniforms recommend students wear voluntary uniforms, called hyojunfuku (standard clothing). It's not clear whether whether the Armani outfits will become compulsory, however. [Full Article...]

Oxfam, British Charity, Admits Sexual Misconduct by Workers in Haiti

Oxfam, British Charity, Admits Sexual Misconduct by Workers in Haiti Declercq recalled that Oxfam employees must conform to the NGO's code of conduct. It also condemned the behaviour of some former staff after the Times newspaper claimed aid workers were paying for sex while working on a relief mission. Oxfam has, however, claimed it did in fact disclose this to the charities regulator. 'As soon as we became aware of a range of allegations - including of sexu... [Full Article...]

Trudeau to promote Canadian tech market in San Francisco

Trudeau to promote Canadian tech market in San Francisco Mr. Trudeau has lamented a "brain drain" of Canada's best tech minds, saying at a recent Google event in Toronto, "Quite frankly, we're exhausted of Google poaching our best graduates from the University of Waterloo and sucking them down to California". [Full Article...]

US, Japan, S Korea coaction on N Korea is firm, says Abe

US, Japan, S Korea coaction on N Korea is firm, says Abe President Moon Jae-in says he hopes South Korea and Japan will be honest friends that understand each other well. Moon, who took office in May past year, said in late December that the 2015 agreement between the two countries over the "comfort women" victims can not resolve Japan's sex slavery of the Korean women. [Full Article...]

Wall Street struggles for direction in choppy trading

Wall Street struggles for direction in choppy trading The Australian share market, and other markets in the Asia-Pacific region, have fallen sharply as investors are again caught up in the turmoil on U.S. Investors are also concerned about the prospect of higher inflation as the USA economy strengthens. Official interest rates here, while at a record low of 1.5 per cent, are still nowhere near the lows seen in the U.S. [Full Article...]

Kelly urged Porter to stay despite abuse pics

Kelly urged Porter to stay despite abuse pics Spokesman Raj Shah says Trump was not aware of the allegations against former staff secretary Rob Porter until Tuesday. Trump reminded reporters that "he says he's innocent and I think you have to remember that". Kelly's luster has slowly eroded during his roughly six months as Trump's top staffer - and some White House aides worry it may be acutely painful, considering he takes personal pride i... [Full Article...]

AB not the panacea to Proteas problem with spin says Adams

AB not the panacea to Proteas problem with spin says Adams Smriti Mandhana displayed a power packed performance by scoring a whopping 84 runs taking the Indian team to a respectable score of 213/7. Playing against South Africa in the 3rd ODI at Newlands, Cape Town; Dhoni completed 400 dismissals with his wicketkeeping skills in ODIs. [Full Article...]

United States designates 3 Pakistanis as 'terrorist facilitators'

United States designates 3 Pakistanis as 'terrorist facilitators' This has been done as part of America's efforts to disrupt South Asian terrorist support networks, the Treasury said. Pakistan had susbequently condemned the drone strike and called the unilateral action detrimental to the spirit of cooperation with the United States in the fight against terrorism. [Full Article...]

Trump aide Rob Porter resigns after abuse allegations, but won't leave immediately

Trump aide Rob Porter resigns after abuse allegations, but won't leave immediately Porter, a director of staff and responsible, amongst others, for numerous documents that arrived at the office of the U.S. president to sign, said in a statement that he was resigning despite the "scandalous charges" against him being "false". [Full Article...]

N. Korea's 'Tape Recorder' head of state

N. Korea's 'Tape Recorder' head of state That main speaker would normally be Kim Yong Nam, the head of the delegation and North Korea's ceremonial head of state. Pence told reporters that despite disagreements over how to approach North Korea, the state of the alliance between the USA and South Korea is "strong". [Full Article...]

Congress continues to work on a budget deal

Congress continues to work on a budget deal Senate leaders reached an agreement Wednesday afternoon on the proposed budget , which would increase federal spending by about $400 billion over two years. That meant the bill's passage was not assured in the House and would need some Democratic support. "It spends too much money, borrows too much money, and actually we're going to bring back Obama era deficits", Paul said of the bill Thu... [Full Article...]

Egypt military, police launch security operation in Sinai against 'terrorists'

Egypt military, police launch security operation in Sinai against 'terrorists' Colonel Tamer Rifai announced on Friday the implementation of a plan to push out armed groups in the Sinai Peninsula, parts of the Nile Delta and the Western Desert. Egyptian police foiled on Friday a terrorist attack, killing three terrorists and arresting 14 others, as part of a nationwide anti-terror operation, the Interior Ministry announced. [Full Article...]

House Oversight Committee launches investigations into USA Gymnastics, USOC

House Oversight Committee launches investigations into USA Gymnastics, USOC Olympic Committee's probe releases all of its findings to the public. The former sports doctor, Larry Nassar , last year pleaded guilty to molesting female athletes under the guise of medical treatment for almost 20 years and has been given two prison sentences in MI of 40 to 125 years and 40 to 175 years. [Full Article...]

What Is Rafale Deal Controversy? All You Need To Know

What Is Rafale Deal Controversy? All You Need To Know Following Rahul Gandhi's response to government's charge that even the UPA during its tenure did reveal details of defence deals, the onus is once again is at the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government which has denied to disclose deal detail. [Full Article...]

#MeToo-supporting politician accused of groping male staffer

#MeToo-supporting politician accused of groping male staffer The accusations are the latest against current and former state legislators. Daniel Fierro told The Associated Press on Thursday that Garcia stroked his back, squeezed his buttocks and attempted to touch his crotch in a dugout after a legislative softball game in 2014. [Full Article...]

Ice Cricket: Sehwag's Diamonds set Afridi's Royals 206 to win

Ice Cricket: Sehwag's Diamonds set Afridi's Royals 206 to win Owais Shah was declared man of the match. It's not the first time cricket has been played on ice, but it is the first time such high calibre of players have ventured into the new world of the sport. Moritz. For Royals, it was Owais Shah who shined with a magnificent half-century. Kallis was unbeaten at 90 and Smith, another Proteas in Afridi-led team scored a good 58 to add to the victory. [Full Article...]

US President signs major budget bill

US President signs major budget bill The compromise approved overnight also leaves many Democrats frustrated by failing to address the fate of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants threatened with deportation. The House will not vote on the deal until the Senate approves it. WASHINGTON , D.C. (KFSM)- President Trump announced he signed the Bipartisan Budget Act into law early Friday Morning (Feb. [Full Article...]

Amitabh Bachchan in Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital for 'routine checkup'

Amitabh Bachchan in Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital for 'routine checkup' Big B and Rishi Kapoor are coming together on the big screen after 27 years, the last being Ajooba (1991), all the more reasons why we simply can't wait for the film. We can't describe our excitement to take this ageless comedy, that brings together two of the greatest stalwarts of Indian cinema, to the audiences. The ageless comedy and the love between the duo reflects the on screen in a attrac... [Full Article...]

United States government shuts down for second time this year

United States government shuts down for second time this year Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., an open critic of Trump, said he can't support the deal. The sheer mechanics of moving the proposal through the USA legislative branch require many congressional leaders as well as rank-and-file members to work in close coordination in order to beat that deadline. [Full Article...]

North Korea requests oil to refuel ship carrying Olympic delegation

North Korea requests oil to refuel ship carrying Olympic delegation Abe also said he and Pence fully discussed issues related to North Korea, analyzing the latest information about the country and exchanging opinions on what measures to implement. In meetings with government leaders, military officials and USA service members, Pence said he wants to make sure the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics don't distract from the bellicose North Korean human rights abuses and... [Full Article...]


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