Variety
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Donald Trump, set to be sworn in as President of the U.S. on Friday, has relinquished his beloved Android smartphone for a Secret Service-approved encrypted device, according to reports. Now that the mogul-turned-president no longer has his civilian phone which was a Samsung Galaxy, per a New York Times report he may be... Read more »
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A HOUSING group’s plans to build two bungalows in a Weardale village have been given the green light.
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Surrey County Council have unveiled plans to raise council tax by a whopping fifteen percent. The proposal would cost residents around £200 a year more on average, and will need to be approved in a local vote to go ahead. The Conservative Council say it's the only way they can protect local services like social care. We'll talk to the Council's leader in a moment. First though, the BBC's deputy political editor John Pienaar was in the Surrey town of Esher yesterday, here's what some locals had to say.
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At the function, 2,000 students from around Bagan Datuk received PTPTN's corporate social responsibility contribution in the form of Skim Simpanan Pendidikan Nasional (SSPN-i) deposits and SSPN-i Plus deposits with a total value of RM200,000. Commenting further, Ahmad Zahid, who is also the Member of Parliament for Bagan Datuk, said since the formation of the PTPTN in 1997, access to higher education among the people in the country had risen. On the average, he said, 200,000 students each year had the opportunity to study at the public or private Institutions of Higher learning and as at Dec 31 last year, a total of 2.6 million loan applications had been approved involving a total amount of RM48.5 billion. "This is a huge amount, no country in the world is as committed as Malaysia in giving out educational loans to students," he said. He called on the borrowers to repay the study loans upon completion of their studies so that the facility could be enjoyed by more students.
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Emma Sims 9 min 14 sec ago Politics Donald Trump has allegedly made that most gallant of presidential sacrificestrading in his personal smartphone for an uber secure, Secret Service-approved contraption. Schrodinger's president – as he’s being quipped in the office, due to uncertainty of when T-Day actually commences and Donald Trump ACTUALLY becomes President Trump – has traded in the Android phone widely speculated to be his principal tweeting tool. Messages from Trump’s Twitter account come from both Android and iOS devices, but analysis shows that the Android tweets are the more vitriolic, prompting the belief that that particular phone is operated by Trump personally. The New York Times has reported that Trump is anxious at the prospect of being isolated should his personal Android phone be taken away. So unfair! So biased! That being said, even the stoic Barack Obama has testified to the hardship of such a trade-in, lamenting on The Tonight Show : “Does your three-year-old have one of those play phones? That’s basically the phone I got.
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Creating a Palestinian state proved stubbornly elusive, despite the appointment of a special envoy and repeated efforts to restart peace talks. The Guantanamo prison remained open even as the U.S. transferred out hundreds of detainees. And across the region, new wars flared up — from Syria in 2011 to Yemen in 2015. "The outcomes of the eight years ... are not very positive," Baharoon said. Popularity dipped With the region engulfed in war, Obama's popularity among Muslims dipped even as it soared elsewhere. A June 2015 Pew Research Center survey found that less than 50 percent of Turks, 36 percent of Lebanese, 15 percent of Palestinians, and 14 percent of Jordanians and Pakistanis approved of Obama's handling of global affairs. There were some notable exceptions, including several Muslim majority African nations as well as Malaysia and Indonesia, where Obama spent his early childhood and remains popular.
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In 1982, it was moved that the draft order be approved. He said on that order, under article five, a homosexual act on it UK merchant Navy ship, between members of the crew will continue to be an offence as now.
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The very thing which Dearden is complaining about, the trade treaties we'll get after Brexit not being approved by Parliament, is the very thing which we will get after Brexit, trade treaties being approved by Parliament. And at that level of confusion there's very little hope, is there?
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But I dare say that this Bill will indeed make it even better for them going forward. Mr Deputy Speaker the code of conduct for the merchant Navy was approved in 2013, it was agreed between the union of rail Maritime and transport workers, the RMT, as the UK chamber of shipping and approved by the Maritime and coastguard agency.
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GEORGE TOWN: Blocks E and J of Rifle Range Public Housing is expected to undergo major maintenance after state government officers found cracks on the pillars of each of the aged structures. Speaking at a press conference, Penang Housing exco Jagdeep Singh Deo (pix) said the buildings needed extensive maintenance due to age and damage found on the pillars. "Therefore the state government have decided to start work on the two blocks by next month. A company has been approved and appointed by the state government to carry out the maintenance works," he said. "The total cost of the maintenance works amounts to RM954,000," he told reporters at the state Housing office, Block H of Rifle Range, Jalan Padang Tembak here today. Also present at the event were Kebun Bunga assemblyman Cheah Kah Peng and Bukit Bendara MP Zairil Khir Johari. Jagdeep added the maintenance work would be take five months and estimated to be completed by July this year.
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An act to legalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes was passed by German parliamentarians. They voted unanimously in favor of the new bill, first approved by the country's cabinet in May 2016.
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Josh Frydenberg gives his approval to the controversial $900 million coal mine expansion on Queensland's Darling Downs, but the project has more hurdles to clear before it can go ahead.
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