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Donald Trump ‘set for June state visit to UK’

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP US President Donald Trump will make a state visit to the UK in early June, Buckingham Palace is expected to say on Tuesday.The president was promised the visit by Prime Minister Theresa May after he was elected in 2016 - but no date was set.Downing Street said it had no comment on the matter when contacted by the BBC.President Trump and the first lady, Melania, visited
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Blaenau Ffestiniog mountain fire: About 20 homes evacuated

[ad_1] Image copyright @mrmceej Image caption The alarm was raised just before 20:30 on Monday Families in about 20 properties have been evacuated from their homes as fire crews tackle a large mountain blaze.North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said it had 30 firefighters at Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd.One eyewitness said the hillside above the town looked "like a volcano".The alarm was raised just before 20:30 BST on Monday, with residents
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Greta Thunberg: Teen tells UK politicians ‘listen to climate scientists’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Greta Thunberg sparked an international movement fighting against climate change A teenage climate change activist has urged British politicians to "listen to the scientists" on climate change.Greta Thunberg, 16, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that she did not expect to change their minds single-handedly, saying: "We need to do that together."The Swedish teenager, who inspired the school climate strikes movement, is expected
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Why Congress and JD(S) alliance in Karnataka may not be a worry for BJP

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: In 2018 Karnataka assembly elections, the Congress, with 80 seats, forged a post-poll alliance with JD(S), with 37 seats, to form a government in the 224-member assembly. The BJP with 104 seats was the single largest party. The “success” of this alliance prompted the two parties to replicate the formula for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls as well. However, a look at the voting pattern of the
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Disposable nappy recycling: How soiled nappies can be reused

[ad_1] A total of 187 billion nappies are thrown away each year, but unlike bottles, cans or cardboard, nappies are hard to recycle. But now engineers have devised ways of recovering the plastic and other materials inside them. A pilot plant has opened in Treviso, Italy, backed by the world’s largest maker of nappies Procter & Gamble. Eventually the plan is to offer parents across the city individual nappy bins
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Voter ID much more powerful than IED: PM Modi | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The power of the voter ID is much more than that of IED used by terrorists, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday morning after casting his vote in Gujarat's Ahmedabad. "I feel blessed to have exercised my franchise in this biggest festival of democracy," the PM said, and urged people to come out in large numbers to vote in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls. Modi arrived
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Wigan hit-and-run death: Murder arrest after mother dies

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption Two girls, aged 13 and four, were among the injured in the crash on Bickershaw Lane A pick-up truck driver has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a mother in a three-vehicle collision.The arrest comes after a Volkswagen Amarok failed to stop at the scene of Saturday's crash in Bickershaw Lane, Wigan.The collision also involved a black Volkswagen Polo and
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Lyra McKee killing: ‘New IRA admits responsibility’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lyra McKee was observing rioting in Londonderry's Creggan estate when she was shot The New IRA has admitted responsibility for the killing of 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee, according to an Irish newspaper.In a statement given to The Irish News using a recognised code word, the group offered "full and sincere apologies" to her family and friends.Ms McKee was shot in the head while
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Brexit: Cross-party talks to resume

[ad_1] Image copyright PA The government will resume Brexit talks with the Labour Party as MPs return to Westminster following the Easter break.Cabinet ministers, including the PM's defacto deputy, David Lidington, will meet senior opposition figures in an attempt to solve the Brexit impasse.But the resumption of talks has provoked anger among a number of Tory MPs, with senior backbenchers meeting later to discuss their next move. Meanwhile, Prime Minister
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Can BJP hold on to Lingayat bastion?

[ad_1] Having earned the Kannada sobriquet of ‘Solillada Sardara’ (chieftain who has never lost) after winning 12 elections, Congress leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun M Kharge’s 13th election today could be his most difficult yet. Alongside Kharge’s electoral fate in Kalaburagi, the political future of many will be decided in the last phase of elections in the state: former CM BS Yeddyurappa’s son BY Raghavendra in Shivamogga, Union minister Ananthkumar