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  • 'We have not put an end to it yet': Lisa Vanderpump says efforts to save dogs from Yulin Meat Festival continue

    June 21, 2017 10:31 PM 2

    The 56-year-old on Wednesday said that the ongoing consumption of dog meat at this year's Yulin Meat Festival in China - in spite of ramped-up efforts to ban the practice - show 'there is still more work to do,' but 'real, lasting change' is still within reach. 'While we feel our efforts over the past two years have greatly decreased the number of killings

  • Islamic State blows up historic Mosul mosque where it declared 'caliphate'

    June 21, 2017 10:22 PM 2

    MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq Islamic State militants on Wednesday blew up the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning minaret, an Iraqi military statement said, as Iraqi forces seeking to expel the group from the city closed in on the site. It was from this medieval mosque three years ago that the militants' leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a self-styled

  • Iconic Grand al-Nuri mosque in Iraq's Mosul 'blown up'

    June 21, 2017 7:42 PM 5

    ISIL blew up the Grand al-Nuri Mosque and its leaning minaret, the Iraqi army says, but armed group blames US air raid. The landmark Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its leaning minaret have been blown up, according to reports, with the Iraqi army blaming ISIL for its destruction and the armed group accusing a US-led coalition air raid. In recent days, US-backed

  • Headteachers send letters to 2million families warning that 'cash-starved' schools must be given more money

    June 21, 2017 5:26 PM 2

    Headteachers have sent letters to 2million families to warn that 'cash-starved' schools must be given more funding. The letters urge parents to continue campaigning for a growing funding gap to be plugged. They have been sent by headteachers at approximately 4,000 state schools in England and cover 17 councils. The call comes on the day the Government

  • A Somber Queen's Speech Unveils A Brexit-Centric Agenda In The U.K

    June 21, 2017 5:21 PM 2

    Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles attend the state opening of Parliament on Wednesday in London. This year, the ceremony was scaled back, with the queen arriving by car rather than carriage and not wearing the crown or robes of state. When Elizabeth II rolled up to the Palace of Westminster on Wednesday, she did so without many of the trappings that typically

  • Saudi king empowers young reformer son in succession shake-up

    June 21, 2017 4:03 PM 3

    DUBAI Saudi Arabia's King Salman made his son next in line to the throne on Wednesday, handing the 31-year-old sweeping powers as the kingdom seeks radical overhaul of its oil-dependent economy and faces mounting tensions with regional rival Iran. Although Mohammed bin Salman's promotion to crown prince was expected among those who follow the royal family

  • Dog Meat Still on Sale at Controversial Festival

    June 21, 2017 3:01 PM 3

    Animal-welfare advocacy groups had celebrated rumors of a ban—but new videos suggest that sales have continued. An infamous Chinese festival that slaughters thousands of dogs per year has failed to implement a hoped-for ban on dog meat sales, outraging animal-welfare advocates. “It seems likely there will not be an overt ban on dog meat sales in the city of Yulin

  • Yoga: How did it conquer the world and what's changed?

    June 21, 2017 2:15 PM 5

    Millions of people around the world have rolled out their yoga mats to celebrate a tradition that was once the preserve of Hindu holy men but is now a worldwide phenomenon. Practitioners in more than 100 countries have planned events this week to celebrate the third International Yoga Day, which Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi convinced the UN to declare

  • Queen's Speech: Grammar school expansion abandoned

    June 21, 2017 1:50 PM 7

    The creation of a new wave of grammar schools in England has been ditched from the government's plans. The Queen's Speech says the government will "look at all options" for opening new schools, but that will not include removing the current ban on expanding selection. The controversial plan to stop free lunches for all infants is also absent. This takes

  • Yoga mats spread across world on Yoga Day

    June 21, 2017 1:12 PM 2

    United Nations/Lima, Jun 21 (PTI) From Perus historic citadel of Machu Picchu to the UNs sprawling lawns in New York, yoga mats were spread at iconic landmarks across the world as yoga practitioners today performed asanas to mark the third International Yoga Day. Top UN diplomats, officials, envoys, yoga practitioners and people from all walks of life attended