Syria war: US disappointed at Russia’s Syria stance

The US is “disappointed but not surprised” at Russia’s response to its strikes on a Syrian air base suspected of storing chemical weapons. At least six people are reported to have been killed in the US missile strikes early on Friday. Syria’s ally Russia accused the US of encouraging “terrorists” with its unilateral actions. “I’m disappointed in that response,” said US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. “It indicates their continued support for the Assad regime and, in particular, their continued support for a regime that carries out these type of…

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Standing Out Of the Crowd – Getting Noticed At Job Fairs

If you are considering a change in job, one of the best things you can do is attend job fairs. However,with many candidates eying the same position, it is no easy task to stand out of the competition, get noticed and bag the position as well.Here are a few pointers to help you make a lasting impression and create a favorable connection to distinguish yourself from the crowd. Look the part and dress for success Approach the interviewer well-groomed and dressed to impress. Wear casual neutral colors like navy blue,…

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Mali suicide bomber kills at least 50 people in Gao military camp

A suicide bomber in a vehicle full of explosives has attacked a camp in northern Mali, killing at least 50 people and wounding dozens of soldiers and former fighters. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but suspicion quickly fell on Islamic extremist groups operating in the area. The attack marks a significant setback for efforts to achieve peace in the region. The blast hit the joint operational mechanism base in the city of Gao, home to Malian soldiers and hundreds of former fighters who had signed a peace agreement…

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The secret of Namibia’s ‘fairy circles’ may be explained at last

The marks on the ground in the Namib desert resemble a vast sheet of polka dots, or to the less romantic observer, perhaps a bad case of chickenpox. In local myths, the bare, red circles fringed with grass are footprints of the gods, or patches of land once poisoned by the breath of a subterranean dragon. But even among scientists, who strive for more convincing theories, the curious, repetitive patterns have proved hard to explain. Since “fairy circles” became the focus of scientific study, researchers have proposed a host of…

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Fake borrowers at Florida library probed

Staff at a Florida library created fake readers to foil computer systems that recommend throwing out books unread for months or years. An investigation found bogus borrowers had “read” thousands of books. Library staff have been suspended while officials work out if the fakes meant the libraries received more state cash. Staff said their action had helped save cash as it kept perennially popular titles that would have had to be bought again if they had been thrown out. Rigid control Officials at the Lake County public resources department that…

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Two held at Istanbul airport in connection with nightclub attack

Two people have been arrested at an Istanbul airport in connection with the New Year’s Eve gun attack at a nightclub in the city that left 39 people dead. As thousands of mourners turned out in cities across the Middle East for the funerals of the victims, Turkey’s Anadolu news agency said the pair, both foreign nationals, were held as they waited to board an international flight. Police checked their phones and luggage before they taking them to Istanbul’s police headquarters, it reported. The latest arrests, plus a further six…

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Segregation at ‘worrying levels’ in parts of Britain, Dame Louise Casey warns

Segregation and social exclusion are at “worrying levels” and are fuelling inequality in some areas of Britain, a report has found. Women in some communities are denied “even their basic rights as British residents”, the Casey Review said. Dame Louise Casey accused public bodies of ignoring or condoning divisive or harmful religious practices for fear of being called racist. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said he would study the findings “closely”. Dame Louise’s review into the integration of minorities was commissioned by former Prime Minister David Cameron as part of the…

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Enjoy an unforgettable family get together at Masinagudi resorts.

Known as the Silicon Valley, Bangalore offers you an array of resorts that makes your weekends and holidays unforgettable. It’s the place where unlimited enjoyment flow flawlessly. Visit Masinagudi resorts for attractions like indoor and outdoor games, skill enhancing activities, natural beauty and diverse collection of museums. When you plan for an outing in Bangalore you get unlimited enjoyment followed with happy memories. Exceptional outdoor experience Be prepared for a spectacular selection of outdoor experiences. Go for a 3-7 of trekking, explore a cave, meet your wildest dream of walking…

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Qantas plane aborts landing at Sydney Airport after wheel drama

A QANTAS flight was forced to abort its landing on final approach to Sydney Airport this afternoon after a “malfunction” alert sounded in the cockpit moments after its wheels were lowered. The Dash 8-300 flight from Canberra to Sydney was descending to runway about 1.45pm and was at 1300ft when the captain suddenly pushed the thrust, raised the wheels and climbed away from the busy air hub before turning the plane out to sea. An emergency vehicle arrives just as the aircraft touched down. Picture: Kerrie BuhagiarSource:Supplied Passengers remained calm…

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Shocking divorce rates at world’s most popular wedding destinations

WEDDINGS in Australia cost upwards of $65,482, so it’s no surprise many couples are casting their eyes overseas for cheaper alternatives. In places like Fiji, Bali and Phuket, you can have an extravagant ceremony on a picturesque beach for less than half the price. The Cook Islands and Vanuatu are also rising favourites, as well as European destinations like Paris, Italy, and the Greek island of Santorini. Let’s face it: you’re better off shelling out a few grand for airfares and taking off with your close family and friends than…

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