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First UK rail freight service to China to depart

The first rail freight service from the UK to China will depart on a 7,500-mile journey from Essex on Monday. Thirty containers will carry British goods including whisky, soft drinks, vitamins and pharmaceuticals. A DB Cargo locomotive will leave the DP World London Gateway rail terminal in Stanford-le-Hope for the city of Yiwu in Zhejiang province, eastern China. After going …

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Eight killed in clashes during by-election in Kashmir violence

Eight people have been killed and scores injured after police clashed with protesters during a by-election in Indian-administered Kashmir. Paramilitary forces fired bullets and shotgun pellets as people protesting against Indian rule stormed polling stations near Srinagar on Sunday. Separatist leaders had called for a boycott of the vote. Muslim-majority Kashmir is at the centre of a decades-old territorial dispute …

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Shell corruption probe: New evidence on oil payments

The BBC has seen evidence that top executives at Shell knew money paid to the Nigerian government for a vast oil field would be passed to a convicted money-launderer. It also had reason to believe that money would be used to pay political bribes. The deal was concluded while Shell was operating under a probation order for a separate corruption …

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US imposes new sanctions on Eritrea’s Navy over North Korea links

Eritrea has once again found itself on the wrong side of international norms as a U.N. report accused the East African country of violating an arms embargo by buying military communications equipment from North Korea. This marks the third consecutive year that Eritrea has been named by the U.N. panel monitoring sanctions on North Korea, said Hugh Griffiths, coordinator of …

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A guy was turned down by his prom date so he took Kylie Jenner

Prom is taken incredibly seriously in the U.S, with the chance of “proposals” (or the grand gesture of inviting someone to prom with you) going viral on Facebook and Twitter, kids are taking the annual event more and more seriously. Some students are turning to the world of celebrity in order to score a date, going that extra mile to …

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Nigerians stand against deportation of chained compatriot in KLM flight

A group of Nigerians on board a Dutch KLM flight stopped the flight from departing, demanding that a fellow Nigerian who was handcuffed as well as chained like a hardened criminal, scheduled for deportation back to Nigeria be removed from the flight. In a viral video on social media, the group of Nigerians who were unhappy about how the deportee …

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Twitter wins anti-Trump privacy battle

The US government has dropped its request for the identity of an anti-Trump Twitter account, just a day after Twitter went to court over the issue. @ALT_USCIS anonymously criticised President Trump’s immigration policy, and claimed to be run by employees at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. US government officials issued a summons for identifying information. But Twitter said …

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Google’s next Pixel phone might get a curved screen

It looks like Google is planning to introduce a curved screen on the follow-up to its solid Pixel flagship phone from 2016. That’s based on a report from South Korea’s Electronic Times, which noted that the search giant has offered to invest at least $880 million (about 1 trillion won) in LG Display Co., so as to secure a stable …

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Janet Jackson splits from Qatari husband

Janet Jackson has split from her multi-millionaire husband just months after giving birth to her first child at the age of 50, sources close to the singer told The Mail on Sunday last night. The pop-star sister of the late Michael Jackson wed Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana in 2012 and their son, Eissa, was born on January 3. Her …

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