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Indiana Dem official sentenced to prison for ’08 ballot fraud in Obama-Clinton primary

As Hillary Clinton prepares for a possible presidential run in 2016, it appears that she could have knocked then-candidate Barack Obama off the 2008 primary ballot in Indiana. If anyone, including her campaign, had challenged the names and signatures on the presidential petitions that put Obama on the ballot, election fraud would have been detected […]

June 18th, 2013 | Posted in Politics,Society | Read More »

Distrust Sinking Obama

“The greatest danger zone a president can be in is when he is being attacked on the left and the right. When they are reading off the same talking points, that’s when presidencies fall apart.” — Dan Pfeiffer, senior adviser to President Obama, in an interview with the Washington Post. In the little that President […]

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Turn your Twitter and Facebook skills into a career

Think expertise in social media is something just picked up by trial and error? Think again. In March the University of Westminster launched a new MA in social media, alongside its new Centre for Social Media Research, announcing that it would be recruiting for September entry. Graham Meikle, the new course’s leader, was quick to […]

June 18th, 2013 | Posted in Education,Society | Read More »

Work experience teaches students to get down to business

Since Salford Business School (SBS) launched its business innovation projects last September, about 500 business master’s students have spent from three to six months working on live projects for companies across the UK, either individually or as part of multidisciplinary teams. It is the only business master’s in the UK to integrate business placements and […]

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Bollywood star in baby sex selection controversy

A Bollywood star is facing a storm of controversy over the sex of his unborn child. India’s Health Ministry has launched an investigation into media reports that the actor Shah Rukh Khan and his wife are expecting a boy through a surrogate mother. Sex determination tests are banned in India, and elsewhere in Asia, due […]

June 18th, 2013 | Posted in World | Read More »

Montreal’s interim mayor arrested on fraud charges

Montreal’s interim mayor, Michael Applebaum, was arrested and charged early Monday with 14 criminal counts including fraud, breach of trust and conspiracy. Quebec police said the charges involve at least two Montreal real estate transactions from 2006 to 2011 and hundreds of thousands of dollars traded hands. “These allegations rest essentially on obtaining permission and […]

June 18th, 2013 | Posted in World | Read More »

‘Standing man’ inspires silent demonstration in Turkey

A single man stood silently in Istanbul’s Taksim Square for hours Monday night, defying police who broke up weekend anti-government protests with tear gas and water cannon and drawing hundreds of others to his vigil. For more than five hours, he appeared to stare at a portrait of Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the modern […]

June 18th, 2013 | Posted in Asia,World | Read More »

Wales child abuse: Mrs Justice Macur holds Wrexham meetings

A public meeting hosted by a judge leading a review of the Waterhouse inquiry into abuse at north Wales children’s homes has started. Mrs Justice Macur says she wants to meet anyone with information relating to the inquiry, which began in 1996. The Waterhouse report examined the historical abuse of victims in former care homes, […]

June 18th, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Malala Yousafzai calls for education to be top priority

A Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban is to lead calls for education to become a top priority in failing states around the world. Malala Yousafzai will mark her 16th birthday by highlighting the plight of others at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly on 12 July. It will be her first major […]

June 18th, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

UK inflation rate rises to 2.7% in May

The rate of consumer price index (CPI) inflation increased to 2.7% in May, up from 2.4% in April, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. The ONS said the rise was due to a record increase in airfares and higher fuel prices. Airfares rose by 22% between April and May, the highest increase since comparable […]

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