• Around 2.5 Billion More People Will be Living in Cities by 2050
Around 2.5 Billion More People Will be Living in Cities by 2050

The world's rural population will peak in a few years then decline by 2050, according to the report on urbanization by the Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA ). The city is home to some 29 million people, and this number is set to swell in the next 10 years when the Indian capital will surpass Tokyo ...

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  • United Kingdom could ban combustible materials in tall buildings after Grenfell fire
United Kingdom could ban combustible materials in tall buildings after Grenfell fire

Speaking in the House of Commons just hours after the report's publication, Mr Brokenshire said: "We are consulting on significantly restricting or banning the use of desk-top studies to assess cladding systems". But then Hackitt appeared to contradict her own report and admitted she would in fact support a ban on combustible materials as long as i...

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  • 5 found dead inside Denton County home, 1 other injured
5 found dead inside Denton County home, 1 other injured

He said the case is being investigated as a murder-suicide and that the shooter is among the dead. Denton County investigators were still working to piece together what caused Painter to open fire as they cleared the scene Wednesday evening.

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  • Telugu revenge on BJP at Karnataka polls
Telugu revenge on BJP at Karnataka polls

People have rejected CBN's politics. Rajamahendravaram Special Correspondent adds: The BJP cadres led by MLA Akula Satyanarayana and another group led by party urban district unit president Bommula Dattu and followers of MLC Somu Veerraju celebrated the victory of the party in Karnataka.Dr.

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  • Swachh Survekshan 2018: Welcome to Indore, India's cleanest city
Swachh Survekshan 2018: Welcome to Indore, India's cleanest city

Previous year also, Indore and Bhopal topped the chart by figuring in the first and the second position among the cleanest cities in the country. Apart from introducing GPS-enabled wrist watches for sanitary workers, the NMC had constructed over 1,000 public toilets. In the category of cities with less than 0.1 million population, the clean...

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  • Supreme court refuses to defer Cauvery trials
Supreme court refuses to defer Cauvery trials

Almost three months after the Supreme Court directed the Centre to form a scheme implementing its judgment in the Cauvery dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, the Centre has filed a draft of the scheme to the Supreme Court on May 14.

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  • United Kingdom government slashes maximum FOBT stakes to £2
United Kingdom government slashes maximum FOBT stakes to £2

She said: "Following analysis of the evidence received at consultation , £2 has been found to be the stake limit that would most substantially impact on harm by reducing the ability to suffer high session losses, while also targeting the greatest proportion of problem gamblers, and mitigating risk for the most vulnerable players for whom even mode...

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  • Furious woman poos on cafe floor then hurls it at waiter
Furious woman poos on cafe floor then hurls it at waiter

A woman was arrested this week after allegedly tossing feces inside a Tim Hortons in Langley, B.C. - a shocking incident that was captured on the restaurant's surveillance camera. The staff appear to be asking her to leave. Calls to the Tim Hortons were referred to the company's spokesperson. The spokesperson said their current understanding of...

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  • Music Has Gotten Sadder in the Past 30 Years, According to Study
Music Has Gotten Sadder in the Past 30 Years, According to Study

It was noted in the Royal Society Open Science journal that moods like " happiness " and " brightness " were being used to catagorise songs much less in recent times, as opposed to the descriptor " sadness " which has trended upwards. According to the research, the public does prefer happier songs even though more sad songs are being released. ...

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  • Washington, Gulf States impose sanctions on Hezbollah leaders
Washington, Gulf States impose sanctions on Hezbollah leaders "Sayyed Nasrallah", "Naim Qassem"

The US Department of the Treasury announced on Wednesday that it designated the leader of the Shia Muslim group Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah for new sanctions as well as other individuals. "What these emails show is that a number of senior Qatari government officials have developed cordial relations with senior figures in Iran's Revolutionary...

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  • SC collegium defers reiteration of Justice Joseph's elevation to top court
SC collegium defers reiteration of Justice Joseph's elevation to top court

Joseph as a Judge of the apex court. Sources said the collegium met to deliberate on several issues, including reconsidering the name of Justice Joseph for elevation to the apex court, after it was returned by the Central government. The meeting mainly centred around names from the high courts of Calcutta, Telangana, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh a...

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  • Nadal Dispatches Dzumhur To Advance In Rome
Nadal Dispatches Dzumhur To Advance In Rome

He was pumped today and playing at home and coming off a good win over (Gael) Monfils. Four-time victor Novak Djokovic showed that he is gaining in confidence with every match. "They finally understand me". "I think I deserved it at the end". Fognini went onto see out the match to advance to the last 16, whilst Thiem will prepare for the Lyon...

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  • Kenya's president signs new law that criminalises fake news, obscene content
Kenya's president signs new law that criminalises fake news, obscene content

The clause may go against the principles of freedom of expression by attempting to criminalise people - mostly bloggers - who may knowingly or unknowingly publish false information. Still, the new law is expected to tame Kenyans' online habits. A clause introduced in the bill by the National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale extends the jail ...

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  • Cycle club hosting bicycle safety awareness ride
Cycle club hosting bicycle safety awareness ride

The chief urged cyclists to ride in groups with a vehicle trailing and leading them, and McAllen police officers and Texas Department of Public Safety troopers did just that during Wednesday's Ride of Silence . "So it's just nice to do what you can to make people stop and think that there's more than just four-wheel boxes of metal out on the road....

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  • Someone Keeps Spray-Painting
Someone Keeps Spray-Painting "Fork" Around Windsor Castle Ahead of the Royal Wedding

The councillor wrote a public letter at the beginning of January, saying that there was "growing concern amongst residents, businesses and visitors" about the number of rough sleepers in Windsor. But like the Spice Girls reunion at the Olympics opening ceremony, or Daniel Craig glumly signing up for another Bond film, or our collective disgust at...

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  • Four Year Decline In Beach Awards For The Isle Of Wight
Four Year Decline In Beach Awards For The Isle Of Wight

The other beaches to win awards are: Tankerton in Canterbury, Marina St Leonards in Hastings, and Sheerness Beach, Minster Leas and Leysdown Beach in Swale, Kent. Roker and Seaburn are listed among 65 beaches in the United Kingdom to receive the global Blue Flag award and two of 125 to secure the Seaside Award.

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  • Utah man jailed in Venezuela pleas for freedom in video
Utah man jailed in Venezuela pleas for freedom in video

Activists say inmates have taken control of Venezuela's most notorious political prison - the El Helicoide facility in Caracas - on the eve of a highly controversial presidential election that opponents have denounced as a fraud. The Holt family released a statement through Trujillo, saying they were both "deeply troubled and concerned" about t...

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  • Man threatens to call ICE on workers speaking Spanish in NYC
Man threatens to call ICE on workers speaking Spanish in NYC

He later explained that the customer had misread the situation. After the video stops rolling, Serrano said the man "threw his sandwich in the area where they have the bananas". Asshole!My country! Haha I love the way people are just throwing that world around lately! "Why don't you put on uniform and protect it!" You know where I'm getting!So ...

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  • California To Appeal Ruling On Life-Ending Drugs
California To Appeal Ruling On Life-Ending Drugs

Ottolia found that the doctors do have standing to bring challenges on behalf of their patients. In what is certainly a victory for the pro-life movement, a judge in California on Tuesday struck down the state's legalization of doctor-assisted suicide.

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  • Kangaroo back home after hopping around this SC county
Kangaroo back home after hopping around this SC county

The sheriff's office pointed out that kangaroos are not native in SC but a man living in the county has a license to own the marsupials. But before you think that the whole town was suffering from collective hallucinations, let us tell you that there was indeed a kangaroo in the United States of America, thousands of miles and one massive ocean a...

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  • BJP Nagaland celebrates Karnataka victory
BJP Nagaland celebrates Karnataka victory

TDP leaders, however, downplayed the Karnataka poll results, and said a huge anti-incumbency wave had helped the BJP gain from 40 seats in 2013 to over a 100 now. "The Karnataka election results are as per our expectations". 32 were won by Congress, 9 won by JDS and BJP just 5 seats. The BJP now has 14 seats in the Assembly and they have for...

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  • Tweet inviting Karnataka MLAs to Kerala benefitted - Minister
Tweet inviting Karnataka MLAs to Kerala benefitted - Minister

When it comes to wealth, a majority of elected MLAs cutting across party lines have made the cut as crorepatis, with 215 out of 221 MLAs declaring assets of Rs 1 crore and more. But the tweet was even liked by Union and state ministers and the department had no plans to withdraw it, he said. Maj. Gen Verma also pointed out that so far there is on...

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  • Hamas Leader Admits Gaza Protests are Not Peaceful
Hamas Leader Admits Gaza Protests are Not Peaceful

Speaking to Qatar's Al Jazeera network on Sunday, Mahmoud al-Zahar, the co-founder of Hamas and a senior member of the terror group's leadership, said that his group was using "clear terminological deception". Recall that during the first half of Monday's riots killed more than 60 residents of Gaza, including 24 militants of HAMAS and "Islamic ...

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  • Chinese delegation arrives in U.S. to discuss trade
Chinese delegation arrives in U.S. to discuss trade

They were in Beijing as part of an official visit, trying to deliver on Trump's demand that China make dramatic changes in its trade policy. The White House official said Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council, will attend as well.

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  • Victrex's (VCT) Hold Rating Reiterated at Peel Hunt
Victrex's (VCT) Hold Rating Reiterated at Peel Hunt

Funds hold 8.39 million shares thus 0.30% less from 2017Q3's 8.42 million shares. The SI to Ring Energy Inc's float is 7.77%. Sold All: 4 Reduced: 3 Increased: 6 New Position: 4. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, August 11 by Liberum Capital. The firm earned "Sector Perform" rating on Monday, December 21 by RBC Capital Markets.

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