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Tesco triumphs in Christmas trading battle: Kantar Worldpanel

Tesco triumphs in Christmas trading battle: Kantar Worldpanel

At the other end of the scale, German retailers Aldi and Lidl both increased sales by 16.8% in the three months to December 31. Tesco won the battle for Christmas food shoppers - but is facing an increasing threat from bargain chains Aldi and Lidl.


RJD chief Lalu Prasad to seek parole to attend sister's last rites

RJD chief Lalu Prasad to seek parole to attend sister's last rites

Once Laxman was inside the Birsa Munda Jail, Lalu's family in Patna was rest assured that the RJD chief will be taken care of properly. Prasad is an accused in three more fodder scam cases in Ranchi relating to the "fraudulent" withdrawal of Rs 3.97 crore from the Dumka treasury, Rs 36 crore from the Chaibasa treasury and Rs 184 crore from the Doranda treasury respectively.


Not journalist but UIDAI authorities should be arrested: Edward Snowden

Not journalist but UIDAI authorities should be arrested: Edward Snowden

The journalist who revealed that the personal records of 1.2 billion Indians in the Aadhaar database could be bought over WhatsApp has been accused of "forgery and cheating" by the Indian government, as the country's PM Narendra Modi denied the breach had even taken place.


Snow falls in Sahara desert for third time in 40 years

Snow falls in Sahara desert for third time in 40 years

High pressure in Europe brought in the cold weather from the Atlantic. The precipitation occured when the cold air reached a height of 3,280 feet in the Atlas mountains where Ain Sefra is situated. The Sahara's cold wave is prefaced by severe temperatures across Europe and the United States. Although the Sahara is very dry today, it is expected to become green again in about 15,000 years.


Here's How Alligators Survive Freezing North Carolina Waters

Here's How Alligators Survive Freezing North Carolina Waters

The alligators then enter "a state of brumation, like hibernating". The creatures lower their body temperature and metabolism so they can survive. They'll stick their nose above the surface at just the right moment and allow the water to freeze around it.


Jeremy Hunt sorry for 'accidentally' liking tweet about Justine Greening quitting cabinet

Jeremy Hunt sorry for 'accidentally' liking tweet about Justine Greening quitting cabinet

Hinds takes on the role from a previous position in the department for work and pensions. There were no shock departures during the reshuffle, however, with Boris Johnson , Philip Hammond and David Davis all keeping their jobs. "Clearly my long-term health and my family are my priorities", he wrote. In an official statement, DUP leader Arlene Foster said Brokenshire had "immersed himself fully in the role [of Northern Ireland secretary] by dedicating long hours to trying to make ...