Voice Of America
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Police in Vietnam's capital stopped an anti-China protest within minutes on Thursday at a ceremony to commemorate a clash between the two countries in the South China Sea more than four decades ago. Vietnam and China have a longstanding dispute over the South China Sea, nearly all of which is claimed by China. Four other countries have claims in the sea, through which an estimated $5 trillion in trade passes each year. The protest in Hanoi started after a peaceful commemoration for soldiers of what was then South Vietnam who were killed in 1974, when China seized the Paracel islands, which it still holds. Police dragged about 20 protesters on to a bus after they ignored a warning to disperse and began marching with banners and chanting "Demolish China's Invasion" and other slogans. The government and police made no comment and state-controlled media did not report the protest.
Cotswold Journal
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MAGISTRATES and solicitors were forced to stand during a case heard in possibly the world’s smallest court room. The live video link facility at Hereford Magistrates Court broke on Thursday meaning that a case had to be heard in an adjacent consultation room estimated to be 4ft by 3ft in size.
The Huffington Post
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They would also have to be enrolled in college full-time to qualify, which would eliminate part-time students who have to work to support themselves and their families while attending college. The Cuomo plan does not help with living expenses. Every year the state legislature would end up debating who is poor enough to qualify for the tuition support supplements. Why not just eliminate tuition altogether and fund the State and City universities through tax dollars? There is also concern that Cuomo will not support sufficient funding so the public colleges can provide adequate academic support for students graduating from high school not yet ready to do college level work. An estimated half of New York City's high school graduates who enter college need some form of academic remediation . Up until know Cuomo's budget allocations have been very stingy with state funding for the State University and the City University of New York (CUNY).
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37 firefighters had been bussy on the place. 7 firefighters had been treated in the hospital for their minor injuries. Some buildings have sustained damage. Influx of people to the area was under control by the police. The area should be cleared and citizens should listen to police alerts, police said. The northern wall of the building collapsed first; much of the damage is ascribed to this initial collapse. Plastic material, highly inflammable as it is, made difficult extinguishing fire in its early stages, which had started from the seconf floor according to reports. Plasco was one of the oldest buildings in the busy area of Tehran. Police told IRIB that it was estimated that the building was 50-years-old. The rubble is now being investigated by firefighters to find possible victims. Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, the Mayor of Tehran, has apprared in the area to supervise over the operation.
KyivPost
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They plan to summon Park to question her about the bribery allegations. Park has been suspended from her duties since the parliament impeached her in December. She is awaiting the Constitutional Court's decision on whether her impeachment will be upheld. Choi is on trial for meddling in state affairs. Educated in South Korea, Japan and the United States, Lee is the crown prince of the country's richest family, one South Koreans often liken to royalty. His father is South Korea's richest individual whose net worth is estimated at $14.8 billion by Forbes Magazine. The younger Lee's net worth is estimated at $5.8 billion. The elder Lee was convicted twice on bribery, embezzlement and other charges in 1996 and 2008, but he was never imprisoned. He received suspended jail terms and was later pardoned by the country's presidents both times.
Derby Telegraph
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Thousands of UK holidaymakers in The Gambia are to be flown home after a state of emergency was declared in the west African nation. Travel trade organisation Abta estimated there were around 2,000 people on package holidays in the country, with more than 1,500 others on flight-only trips. The Foreign Office is urging UK citizens to avoid all non-essential travel to the winter sun destination amid growing concerns about political unrest. The 90-day state of emergency was declared because...
The Economic Times
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ITV
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President Obama's parting message was an optimistic one, with the words "I think we're going to be OK". Not exactly a ringing endorsement, though, for the man who this evening will host an inauguration party costing an estimated £73 million. 50 senior dignitaries boycotting the ceremony.
Voice Of America
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Expat firepower An estimated 14-16 million people of Lebanese citizenship or descent live outside the country, driven out by the sectarian strife that fuelled the civil war and still disrupts the peace. Many send money home, although remittances have been hit by the effect of the low oil price on Gulf economies. "We can sell, we are creative and we are engineers," said Nicolas Sehnaoui, chairman of the UK-Lebanon Tech Hub, which says it created around 240 jobs in its first two years and aims for 25,000 by 2025. "Instead of shipping our people out we want to ship our digital products out." But a tech-based economy needs fast internet and reliable electricity and the stock market needs to be privatized so smaller companies can go public, a process already two years behind schedule. Both the World Bank and the Association of Banks in Lebanon have said the central bank cannot hold the fort alone.
The Sun Daily
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Mohd Hashim said at a media conference on the by-election that the Tanjung Datu State Constituency had 9,959 registered voters involving 9,771 ordinary voters and 188 early voters. "A total of 250 returning officers will be appointed for the election process and it is estimated that this will require a budget of RM997,919," he said. — Bernama
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Since the Burmese security forces started the campaign in October it has been estimated that around 65,000 Rohinga Muslims have fled the country. According to reports, the minority group have been subject to arson, rape and murder at the hands of the military.
The Sun Daily - World News
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"We can't fight a war with bows and arrows." The affected area is thinly populated and thousands of residents were evacuated last year pending reconstruction of their homes. The last of the 2016 quakes, on October 30, was the most powerful since a 6.9 magnitude one struck near Naples in southern Italy in 1980, leaving 3,000 people dead. Much of the country's land mass and some of its surrounding waters are prone to seismic activity with the highest risk concentrated along its mountainous central spine. Italy straddles the Eurasian and African tectonic plates, making it vulnerable when they move. The worst disaster of the 20th century was in 1908 when an estimated 95,000 died in tidal waves following a quake in the sea between mainland Italy and Sicily. — AFP
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Daily Mail - Money
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Duff & Phelpsappointed by Sir Philip Green – is expected to charge more than £4m for its work, £500,000 more than originally estimated.
Western Daily Press
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A construction company has won a contract worth an estimated £20M per year to maintain, upgrade and repair Somerset's roads. Skanska, which is based in Rickmansworth in north London, had carried out a great deal of work on Somerset's highways in recent years - including a road-raising scheme in Muchelney near Langport which will prevent the village from being cut off by any future flooding. Now Somerset County Council has entrusted the company with a new seven-year contract to look...
YourNewsWire
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They attempted to broker a ceasefire to end the brutal conflict. The death toll in the war in Yemen has risen to more than 10,000 according to the UN, with the organization launching a fresh plea for all sides involved in fighting to put an end to the two-year conflict. The war has led to an estimated 20 million people, which is 80 percent of the population, in need of some sort of humanitarian aid, while [...] The post Yemeni Women Take Machine Guns & Toddlers To Anti-Saudi Rally appeared first on Your News Wire .