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August 17, 2018 5:48 PM Pakistan election: Imran Khan ELECTED Prime Minister but condemned as 'THIEF' by rival MPs

CRICKET legend Imran Khan has been elected as prime minister of Pakistani by parliamentary lawmakers, paving the way for him to form a new coalition government. Mr Khan, 65, and his party swept to victory in July’s general election, on a platform of fighting corruption and lifting millions of people out of poverty, while creating an “Islamic welfare 6

August 17, 2018 7:00 AM Alex gets meningitis and a place at Oxford

A TEENAGER accepted into Oxford University received his results in a hospital bed after contracting meningitis. Alex Clarke, who studied at Westcliff High School for Boys, was hoping to attend the school to pick up his results. Instead the 18-year-old found himself in a hospital bed at Royal Cornwall in Truro after coming down with the potential deadly 5

August 16, 2018 5:03 PM German A Level EXTINCTION? Chinese MORE POPULAR with UK students

GERMAN A levels may become a subject of the past, with more students now taking up Mandarin Chinese, the Joint Council for Qualifications has revealed. Experts expressed their concerns in the declining popularity of the A level language, with fewer students studying subjects like French, Spanish, and German. However, more students have instead chosen 6

August 16, 2018 3:33 AM Bridge was ‘an accident waiting to happen’

THESE pictures of the Ponte Morandi reveal its dilapidated state before the tragedy. One, allegedly taken just weeks ago, appears to show cables hanging from the bridge’s sides. Another reportedly taken in the past few days shows concrete crumbling from its pylons. Government ministers have expressed outrage over the catastrophe, which is being blamed 6

August 15, 2018 11:08 PM WHAT DOES LOSING A SECURITY CLEARANCE MEAN FOR FORMER SPYMASTER?

Ex-government officials are conventionally able to retain their security clearances after they've departed their jobs in order to be able to provide consultation to their prior agencies. Sometimes, agencies call in ex-federal officials for advice on matters of national security or other topics. In the case of fired former officials, like former FBI Director 7

August 14, 2018 10:05 PM Rail fares rises: Grayling pleads with unions and train firms

The rail industry should change how it calculates fare rises and staff wages to cut costs for passengers, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said. He has asked train operators and unions to use a different, lower, inflation measure to set pay and fare increases. The RMT union said it opposed Mr Grayling's call - made hours before January's rail fare rise is announced 5

August 14, 2018 3:25 PM 'We live in a country called Europe!' Former Tory aide INFURIATES radio host in Brexit row

FORMER Tory aide Andre Walker enraged radio host Alexis Conran when he said he does not agree that Britain should be “ruled from Brussels”. The radio host said the claim was “utter c**p” during the heated radio debate on Monday. The former Tory staffer said Brussels, the European Union’s de facto capital, still rules the UK and Britons live in a “country 9

August 14, 2018 1:39 AM Iran news: Iraq DEFIES Trump as country announces it may IGNORE US sanctions against Iran

IRAQI Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has dramatically refused to say that Iraq will honour new US sanctions on Iran, despite saying last week that it would. Speaking at a news conference in Baghdad, Mr al-Abadi said: “I did not say we would abide by the sanctions. Asked whether Iraq will halt imports of equipment and commodities from Iranian state-owned 8

August 13, 2018 7:26 PM Holiday with ex-beauty queen costs Norway minister his job

Norway's fisheries minister has resigned after breaching security protocol during a holiday to Iran last month with his Iranian-born girlfriend. Per Sandberg, 58, admitted he had gone with Bahareh Letnes, 28, without informing the prime minister and had taken a government phone to Iran. The trip risked exposing Mr Sandberg to Iranian spies, as he should 7

August 13, 2018 9:21 AM New law could see 'dangerous cycling' treated the same as dangerous driving

DANGEROUS cycling could be prosecuted in the same way as dangerous driving under new laws proposed by ministers. The proposals follow the death in February 2016 of 44-year-old mother-of-two Kim Briggs, who was knocked over and killed by a London bicycle courier. The cyclist, Charlie Alliston, was prosecuted under Victorian laws of causing bodily harm by wanton 4