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Scott Pelley out as ‘CBS Evening News’ anchor

Scott Pelley

NEW YORK (AP) — Scott Pelley is out as CBS Evening News anchor, and he’ll be returning to full-time work at the network’s flagship newsmagazine 60 Minutes. Two people familiar with the situation confirmed reports on Wednesday that CBS is expected to announce Pelley’s departure shortly. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss ...

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How an autistic child became world pinball champion

Pinball champion Robert Gagno says having autism has made him a better player. But it’s also true that playing pinball has helped him live with autism. When Robert Gagno plays pinball at his local arcade a crowd usually gathers to watch. The Canadian, who lives near Vancouver in British Columbia, has such control he can make each metal ball last ...

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Indonesian Muslim preacher named as porn case suspect

Indonesian police have named a controversial hardline Muslim preacher as a suspect in a pornography case. Rizieq Shihab is accused of exchanging graphic messages and nude pictures in text conversations with a woman. The cleric, who is currently in Saudi Arabia, has denied the accusations. Mr Rizieq heads the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), which led mass protests against Jakarta’s former ...

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Australia plans to deny passports to convicted paedophiles

Convicted paedophiles would be denied passports in Australia under a “world-first” plan proposed by the government. The proposal, to be introduced to parliament, would prohibit registered sex offenders from travelling overseas. Justice Minister Michael Keenan said it would affect about 20,000 offenders who had completed punishments but remained under monitoring by authorities. Sex offenders would be able to apply for ...

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Uzbekistan bans video games over ‘distorting values’

Uzbekistan has banned a long list of computer games deemed to be “distorting values” and “threatening stability”. The list includes several violent games but also global hits like Grand Theft Auto and innocuous classics like The Sims. The ban makes it illegal to import and distribute the games across the central Asian country. Reactions online have been swift and range ...

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Zoo tiger death: Victim named as Rosa King

A zoo-keeper who died after a tiger entered an enclosure at a wildlife park in Cambridgeshire has been named as 33-year-old Rosa King. The death happened at Hamerton Zoo Park, near Huntingdon, at about 11:15 BST on Monday. Friend Garry Chisholm, a wildlife photographer in his spare time, said she was the “focal point” and “shining light” of the wildlife ...

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Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh with high winds and rain

Cyclone Mora has hit Bangladesh, lashing the country’s south-eastern coast with heavy rain and high winds. The storm made landfall on Tuesday morning between the fishing port of Cox’s Bazar and the city of Chittagong, with winds of up to 117 km/h (73mph), Authorities have been moving more than a million people to shelters. India and Myanmar are also expected ...

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Small Pumps: A Panacea For Small Farmers In Groundwater Rich States Like Assam, Jharkhand And Odisha

Small pumps, those that have a capacity of less than 1 or 1.5 horsepower (HP), are proving to be quite effective these days. They should have been effective all these years as well. Small pumps offer several advantages. In the first place, the investment needed to acquire them is much smaller — between ₹5,000 and ₹15,000 against double that for ...

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Why China’s Great Leap Into Kashmir Is An Own-Goal

The Indian government’s decision to boycott the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), has resulted in much debate, with most commentators either castigating or praising the official position. The government’s decision is based on two key concerns — On grounds of national sovereignty and territorial integrity, particularly because BRI’s flagship project, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), passes through the illegally ...

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