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Washington: The Trump Administration wants to admit immigrants who have skills, talent and can speak English, a top official has said, giving insight into the proposed merit-based system that may benefit individuals from countries like India. President Donald Trump has been pushing for the merit-based ...
After all, there are now more non-native speakers of English than native, and even mother tongue speakers use a huge variety of forms. But even the Dutch themselves aren't persuaded. 'It's a well-meaning idea, this idea of democratising English in different places,' says Edwards, 'but people don't seem to ...

According to government figures, more than 9 million people in the U.K. "always or often feel lonely" and "around 200,000 older people have not had a ... The government says it has started developing a "cross-government strategy on loneliness in England" and is working with the Office of National ...
Hanoi, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam sent nearly 134,800 local people to work abroad in 2017, up 6.7 percent against 2016, the country's Department of Overseas Labor said on Wednesday. Vietnam's biggest labor export market last year was China's Taiwan which received over 66,900 Vietnamese guest ...
MANILA, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- More than 34,000 people from a danger zone around Mayon volcano have been evacuated due to the threat of hazardous eruption, Philippine authorities said on Wednesday. Romina Marasigan, the spokesperson from the National disaster Risk Reduction and Management ...
"I'm obsessed with interior design (even more than fashion usually!), but this particular project had even more of an emotional draw than usual: our baby's nursery," Roe, 36, tells PEOPLE, sharing exclusive photos of the sweet space. "Mackenzie and I were keen that the space wasn't too 'babyish' - it was ...

public health England (PHE) said that since late November West Midlands has seen 32 people recorded with measles and there have been a further 34 cases in West Yorkshire, 29 in Liverpool and Cheshire, 20 in Surrey and Sussex, and seven in Greater Manchester, writes the Mirror. The news comes ...
This time Garner, 45, whips up English muffins from scratch using the Huckleberry cookbook. "One of my favorite restaurants in Santa Monica is Huckleberry run by Zoe Nathan," Garner says. "I was so happy when she made a cookbook. One of my favorite recipes in here is something I make all the time.
"The language will be saved by the people who own it and love speaking it," the National Party leader told The AM Show on Tuesday. "Māori need to speak Māori if they want to preserve the language." A controversial new book, Killing Te Reo Māori, claims everything we're doing to save the language is ...
BME people severely underrepresented in top English arts bodies ... People from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds and disabled people are significantly underrepresented in England's arts organisations, data ... In the nation's working-age population, 16% of people are from BME backgrounds.
More than 13 million people were under blizzard warnings, from Maine all the way to Virginia. "The situation has continued to deteriorate," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said as snow predictions in his state grew more dire. Now, millions of Americans are paralyzed by the storm -- with thousands of flights ...
There was a sharp rise in hospital admissions in England for confirmed flu cases in the last week of December, public health England figures show. There were 114 admissions to intensive care with confirmed flu and a further 421 people admitted to general wards - up from 61 and 66 the week before.
Japan's prime minister has decided to present the People's Honor Award to 2 professional players of traditional board games shogi and go. Shinzo Abe made the decision on Friday, and reported it to his cabinet. Shogi, or Japanese Chess, champion Yoshiharu Habu and go master Yuta Iyama are to ...
And as to the 12 per cent of Londoners who don't think it's in the south, what's going on there then? Especially since the southern English identity is, to the first approximation, the Home Counties one - the places from where people commute to London. How could London not be in the south of England?
It's long been a point of contention for dwellers across England's regions: what makes up the North, what makes up the South and what about the Midlands? The debate shows no sign of letting up. According to a survey of English adults, around a quarter of people think the Midlands is in the North of ...
linguists Bert Vaux and Scott Golder surveyed more than 30,000 people from all 50 states in the early 2000s to compile some of the starkest regional divisions in American English, from vocabulary to pronunciation. Graphic artist Josh Katz eventually turned the results into a series of maps, and updated ...
Of those, 4,700 - again the most in any week this winter - had to endure a delay of at least an hour, according to NHS England's latest figures, published on Thursday, on how the service is performing under the extra pressure that winter brings. Theresa may, on a visit to Frimley Park hospital in Surrey, ...

Madrid, Jan. 3 (Xinhua) -- The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain fell by 61,500 people since November to 3.4 million jobless in December, the Spanish Ministry of employment and Social Security reported on Wednesday. unemployment fell by 51,280 people in the services sector ...
"For people living traditional lives without modern medicine or markets, the most common age of death is about 70, and that is remarkably similar across all different cultures." Cave said the myth surrounding the lower life expectancy of ancient humans grew because researchers were unsure of how to ...
An 87-year-old woman who waited 10 hours in hospital to see a doctor had to be tied into a wheelchair after her bed was taken away, say her family. Yvonne Beer was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital on 1 December with breathing difficulties. She arrived at the hospital at about 16:00 GMT, but was ...
linguists Bert Vaux and Scott Golder surveyed more than 30,000 people from all 50 states in the early 2000s to compile some of the starkest regional divisions in American English, from vocabulary to pronunciation. Graphic artist Josh Katz eventually turned the results into a series of maps, and updated them for his 2016 ...
Last year, The Guardian reported that twice as many children in England received hospital treatment for tooth decay as those who needed to be treated for broken arms. Although high sugar diets likely do not help the problem, lack of proper intervention allows the decay to progress dangerously. Nearly four ...
President Maduro also warned countries against the use of these protest to advance other interest in the region and denounced the U.S. and Israel´s commentary on Iran's internal affairs stating "artificially encourage unsettling actions against people's sovereignty and independence, as they have done in ...
Three months after Hurricane Irma, Barbuda's lone primary school in the island capital Codrington remains roofless. An estimated 90 percent of properties were damaged in Barbuda when the Caribbean island was hit by Hurricane Irma on Sept, 6, 2017. Antigua and Barbuda, November 17, 2017. | Photo: ...
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a New Year speech to extend New Year greetings to all Chinese, and best wishes to friends all over the world, in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 31, 2017. (Xinhua). BEIJING, Jan. 1 (Xinhua) -- The well-being of the Chinese people took central place in the New Year ...
More than 80 per cent of people in England and Wales feel a regular uniformed police presence is vitally important. But only 17 per cent say they get this service, according to the survey. The proportion of people who say they have not seen a uniformed officer in their area was 44 per cent this year.
What we are doing is putting our hands down" and halting any "repression" against the people of Honduras. The police demanded "transparency" in the electoral counting process and insisted that their decision "is not political, but is a move to respect the sovereignty and rights of the people." ...
British Prime Minister Theresa May (R) meets with visiting Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong in London Dec. 5, 2017. Both sides pledged to strengthen people-to-people and cultural exchanges to enhance the social foundation of bilateral relations. (Xinhua/Han Yan). LONDON, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- British ...
Thousands of people are fleeing villages in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon less than a week after President Paul Biya declared war against anglophone separatist groups. Fleeing villagers complain troops are engaging in rape, killings, and harassment, but the military says they are out to ...
"The primary condition of that dialogue is reciprocal respect and a commitment to strengthening that respect, for the sake of recognizing the rights of all people, wherever they happen to be," he said. Trump is expected to formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and set in motion the relocation of the ...
There was once a time when you left school and got a job for life. These days, many of us move around from post to post in the same industry, while others change careers completely. Five people who took the plunge and tried something new share their stories.
Before she says "I do," Meghan Markle will be going through another sacred religious ceremony: a baptism. According to Kensington Palace, Meghan will be baptized into the Church of England before her wedding to Prince Harry. The move is a significant nod to Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth's ...
Could Friends be any more popular? It's been 23 years since the NBC sitcom premiered -- but the beloved series still has fans around the globe. On Monday's episode of her talk show, Ellen DeGeneres sat down with K-Pop phenomenon BTS, a seven-member South Korean boy band who became global ...
The second came seven hours later with most reports from people who contacted UKMON and AMS coming in from south and Southwest England and South Wales. A handful of those who reported seeing the fireball at midnight said it produced a sound, with one describing it as a "rumble or multiple booms ...
The scene between Ash and the English-speaking Pikachu may have ... "I know a lot of people might think it's out of the ordinary for Pikachu to ...
English tourist pens letter to people of Dublin thanking them for help after ... in Ireland has penned a letter of thanks to the people of Dublin.
At the other end of the spectrum - and country - residents in the East of England, the UK's most expensive region, are paying an average of ...
Four people have died after a helicopter and a light aircraft collided near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Superintendent Rebecca Mears, from ...
Scottish "booze cruises" have been predicted as experts say new minimum pricing are likely to lead to people taking trips into England for ...
The problem, Steve Roud explains in this monumental history of the English folk song, is that ... To understand the music of the common people it helped if you were posh. ... Folk Song in England by Steve Roud (F&F, £25).
As many as one in 25 people are classed as homeless in the worst-affected areas of England, a new study has shown. Homeless charity ...
Most people are completely in love with the adorable advert , with many claiming it's the company's best ever. ... We are English." ... One said: "I'm born in England and say Santa and father Christmas, didn't know it was illegal ...
It helps, too, that when she talks, people tend to listen. They certainly did when the 31-year-old guided England to the World Cup final in Ireland ...
On the front-page of their Monday issue, Saudi newspaper Okaz made an unfortunate error by misspelling a headline that has now gone viral ...
English Heritage has worked with Google to create walk-around online images of 29 sites across England. ... And for the first time, people will get to see in detail Antonio Zucchi's 18th Century ceiling paintings at Kenwood ...
However, the changes are led by improvements in England, as the only ... the EU referendum, show small increases in how people in the UK ...
The OECD noted last year that in most countries, but not in England, younger people have stronger basic skills than the generation of people ...
public health England (PHE) has issued a warning about the winter ... The health body is telling people who have been affected by the illness ...
One killed seven people on landing in a street in Piccadilly. Ten more died ... Its mission was to bomb industrial areas in the north of England.
Undertaken with the help of volunteer young adults in the UAE who speak Arabic and English, the work found that, when bilingual people ...


 

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