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Gove backs straw ban despite warnings from disability group

Gove backs straw ban despite warnings from disability group

Gove is among dozens of senior Tories trying to cut down on their plastic use for Lent, with the Environment Secretary recently photographed clutching a disposable coffee cup. High profile brands such as Wetherspoons , London City Airport , Hotel Du Vin , and even the Royal Estates have all announced plans to end the use of plastic straws.


Lindsey Vonn Wins Bronze In Downhill At Pyeongyang Winter Olympics

Lindsey Vonn Wins Bronze In Downhill At Pyeongyang Winter Olympics

It was, she said , "a mental roller coaster". Her career total stands at three after the Sochi Games, where the American became the youngest ever Olympic slalom champion. This was no shock in the manner of snowboarder Ester Ledecka's win in the super-G at the weekend as Goggia leads the World Cup downhill standings, even if the Italian had finished second behind Vonn in their two most recent meetings.


Al-Shabaab attack in Mogadishu leaves at least 22 dead

Al-Shabaab attack in Mogadishu leaves at least 22 dead

Police said the first auto bomb went off after suspected militants breached a checkpoint near the president's residence by shooting at security personnel at the checkpoint. The first blast, the work of a suicide vehicle bomber, occurred near the headquarters of Somalia's intelligence service. According to local media, Somali-based insurgent group al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the Friday evening attack.


China is no threat to Aus, Turnbull says before visit to US

China is no threat to Aus, Turnbull says before visit to US

Mr Trump said he hopes to follow Australia with its tough "merit-based" immigration policies and announced the U.S. would name a new combat ship the USS Canberra. Turnbull, a former Goldman Sachs banker, thanked Trump and Melania for their "hospitality and friendship". The visit is founded on the idea of "mateship", stemming back 100 years to when Australian and American troops fought together for the first time.


Reasons Why Team USA Women's Hockey Gold Was Epic

Reasons Why Team USA Women's Hockey Gold Was Epic

After that, the game went to a scoreless overtime, then to a shootout. "I can't think about anything except pure pride, excitement, and honor for our team ", USA captain Meghan Duggan said after the victory, per the IIHF . Monique, whose married name is Lamoureux-Morando, was the Canadians' first big headache when she tied the game at 2-2 on a breakaway off a feed from Kelly Pannek with a little over six minutes remaining.