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Queen Elizabeth bans plastic at Buckingham Palace

Queen Elizabeth bans plastic at Buckingham Palace

Environmentally friendly strategies have been put in place at Buckingham Palace as a spokesman told of a "strong desire" to tackle the issue of plastic in royal residences. Royal caterers will instead use china plates and glasses or recyclable paper cups. The new changes are thought to be inspired by the success of the recent BBC documentary " Blue Planet II ", which in part focused on the negative effects of waste on the oceans and other water sources around the world.


Markets firm up on global cues as Sensex gains nearly 300 points

Markets firm up on global cues as Sensex gains nearly 300 points

In the Sensex pack, Tata Steel, YES Bank, Power Grid, IndusInd Bank and Hero Moto were the top stocks gaining nearly 4%. The benchmark BSE Sensex was up 215 points or 0.63 percent at 34,220 in early trade after falling about 3 percent last week.


United Nations to take part in Rohingya repatriation: BD

United Nations to take part in Rohingya repatriation: BD

The military has insisted that the captured Rohingya had links to the militants. And Rohingya witnesses told Reuters that soldiers plucked the 10 from among hundreds of men, women and children who had sought safety on a nearby beach. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson met Monday with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and officials to discuss neighboring Myanmar's persecution of ethnic Rohingya Muslims and plans for elections in Thailand to end military rule.


Barack Obama Cops Investigating White Powdery Substance Found at Office

Barack Obama Cops Investigating White Powdery Substance Found at Office

Obama has been leasing the office space since the time he left the White House in January 2017 and it is used to conduct business while he is in the city. The letter was addressed to her husband, Donald Trump Jr . The incident comes just one day after a white substance was sent along with a threatening note to Donald Trump Jr's wife Vanessa in NY.


Pence's trip a 'missed opportunity' for North Korea diplomacy

Pence's trip a 'missed opportunity' for North Korea diplomacy

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has praised the welcome the South gave the North's high-level delegation last week, which included his sister Kim Yo Jong . One of the goals is to "split" the USA from its alliance with South Korea . But at least in his public commentary, he's been broadly supportive of Moon's diplomatic initiative, claiming that the "maximum pressure" strategy was what drove North Korea to engage with the South.


Barnaby Joyce's wife to pregnant girlfriend: 'Homewrecker'

Barnaby Joyce's wife to pregnant girlfriend: 'Homewrecker'

When Senator Canavan stepped down from the front bench in July following question over his citizenship, she when to work for Mr Drum. Asked by Bill Shorten if Mr Joyce would serve as Acting PM and whether he retained the Prime Minister's full confidence, Mr Turnbull replied: "Yes to both questions".