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Pearl Harbor brings US and Japan closer

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is the first to go to the hallowed memorial above the sunken USS ArizonaPEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — In a historic pilgrimage, the leaders of Japan and the United States took to the hallowed waters of Pearl Harbor on Tuesday to prove that even the bitterest enemies can become allies. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...

Beloved Leader Boris Johnson is Our Next Prime Minister

Former foreign secretary will succeed Theresa May as Britain’s next prime minister after beating Jeremy HuntBoris will become Britain’s next prime minister after being elected leader of the Conservative party, defeating Jeremy Hunt in the party’s leadership contest.The former mayor of London, who has long cherished an ambition to lead his country, won the contest by a convincing margin...

‘Star Wars’ actress Carrie Fisher dies at 60

Best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, Fisher died days after suffering cardiac arrest.Carrie Fisher, the actor best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the Star Wars films and her unflinching self-honesty that contrasted with the artifice of Hollywood celebrity, has died in Los Angeles. She was 60 years old. Her death came...

Lincolnshire floods: hundreds of homes evacuated

An RAF Chinook helicopter delivers gravel to try to stem the flow of water in Wainfleet, Lincolnshire. Photograph: Cpl Phil Major/Ministry of Defence/EPAHundreds of homes have been evacuated in a Lincolnshire town following severe flooding as the local MP warned that residents are “by no means out of the woods yet”.Residents in at least 590 homes in Wainfleet and...

Donald J. Trump Elected the 45th President of the United States

Donald John Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States on Tuesday in a stunning culmination of an explosive, populist and polarizing campaign that took relentless aim at the institutions and long-held ideals of American democracy.The surprise outcome, defying late polls that showed Hillary Clinton with a modest but persistent edge, threatened convulsions...

‘numbers are there’ warns Amber Rudd; to topple new Tory government pushing no-deal Brexit

'Any candidate needs to factor that in as well into their strategy for the next few months,' said the cabinet minister. Cabinet minister Amber Rudd has revealed she believes there a sufficient number of Tory MPs willing to topple a government intent on leaving the EU without a Brexit deal. The remarks from the work and pensions secretary came as the...

Bob Dylan Wins 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature

The singer and songwriter Bob Dylan, one of the world’s most influential musicians, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition,” in the words of the Swedish Academy.He is the first American to win the prize since the novelist Toni Morrison, in 1993. The announcement, in...

Tory leadership rivals say there must be no ‘coronation’ for Boris Johnson

Rivals for the Conservative leadership have said there must be no uncontested "coronation" for leadership frontrunner Boris Johnson. Several candidates said the party needed to learn from the experience of electing Theresa May unopposed in 2016."Let's not make the same mistake again," said Home Secretary Sajid Javid.Mr Johnson was criticised for avoiding scrutiny and taking a "presidential" approach to the...

Abel Kirui Wins 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

CHICAGO: Kenya’s Abel Kirui has won the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, beating out last year’s champion Dickson Chumba in an extremely tight race.Kirui finished the race in a little over 2 hours, barely beating out elite contender and fellow Kenyan Chumba in a matter of seconds for the first-place title.Kirui took home...

Two British teenagers killed in car crash while travelling across world’s largest salt flats

Bolivian driver also killed after car flips and third British man taken to hospitalA pair of British teenagers have been killed after their car flipped while travelling on the world’s largest salt flats in Bolivia.Freddie McLennan and Joe Atkins, both 19, died in the crash on Sunday while a third British man was taken to hospital.The 22-year-old Bolivian driver,...