• World Health Organization elects Ethiopia's Ghebreyesus as its new director

    World Health Organization elects Ethiopia's Ghebreyesus as its new director

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    Mr. Ghebreyesus, who was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia and will begin his five-year term on 1 July, was elected Tuesday as the first African to occupy the position. "It was a massive effort delivering massive results", he said. Figures show that the number of people dying of HIV and malaria has been cut in half, and 49 million lives have been saved thanks to WHO's effort to fight tuberculosis since 2000, with the number of child deaths dropping below 6 million for the first ...
  • FDI route simplified as Union Cabinet approves abolition of FIPB

    FDI route simplified as Union Cabinet approves abolition of FIPB

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    He, however, said in the sectors where there were security concerns, the permission of the Home Ministry would continue to be required.Moreover there were guidelines of 11 sectors concerned. The FIPB portal offered additional features such as, e-communication, quicker processing, reduced paperwork, SMS/email alert and more. During the economic liberalisation in the early 1990s, the FIPB was constituted under the Prime Minister's office.
  • DeVos compares school choice to switching phone carriers

    DeVos compares school choice to switching phone carriers

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    Betsy DeVos has been one of President Trump's more controversial Cabinet picks. The university's president, Edison Jackson , interrupted her speech with a warning to students. "I want to reaffirm this administration's commitment to and support for HBCUs and the students they serve". School administrators said that when they combined the six boxes of petitions, they filled only a quarter of a single box.
  • Iran denounces Trump's remarks in Riyadh

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    Reacting to Trump's speech in a tweet , Iran's Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, suggested that the speech was rather a business deal between the USA and Saudi Arabia . The regime that is responsible for so much instability in that region. In an unexpected turn, he criticised the "reckless pursuit of conflict and terror" by Iran's government, which victimised its own people and supported Bashar al-Assad in carrying out "unspeakable crimes" in Syria.
  • Donald Trump made history with his flight from Saudi Arabia to Israel

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    Trump repeatedly claimed during his tour that Iran provides arms and funds to terrorist organizations, in a likely bid to unite Saudi Arabia and Israel against a common enemy. Relying on one of his preferred insults, Trump said he would call the perpetrators "losers, because that's what they are". On Monday, Mr Trump stressed the strong bonds between the United States and Israel.
  • Video shows South Florida teacher kissing student

    Video shows South Florida teacher kissing student

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    He is now serving a year of probation after pleading guilty to the battery charge. The principal then moved the camera angle to capture Kornbluth's desk, the newspaper reported. Police in Florida have released disturbing video showing a teacher kissing one of his young students inside his elementary school classroom in exchange for gummy bears.
  • Donald Trump holds Vatican meeting with Pope Francis

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    The students have traveled all the way from MA to Rome for a two-week experience through the SOPHIA (SOPHomore Initiative at Assumption College) program, specially created to help students discover a deeper connection between their spiritual, personal and professional lives, according to their site.