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Trump names new acting chief of staff

Image copyright Reuters US President Donald Trump has named Mick Mulvaney, the director of the office of management and budget, as acting White House chief of staff. Mr Mulvaney, 51, replaces Gen John Kelly, who is leaving by the end of the year. In a tweet, Mr Trump described Mr Kelly as a “great patriot”, […]

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Festive reindeer for rent at Russian zoo

Festive reindeer for rent at Russian zoo By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image copyright roev.ru Image caption The reindeer are used to being around people A Russian zoo is renting out reindeer, foxes and huskies to local people to enhance their Christmas and New Year celebrations. Royev Ruchei in the Siberian […]

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Japan medical schools 'rigged women's results'

Image copyright AFP Image caption Tokyo Medical University has admitted it acted to keep women out At least nine Japanese medical schools manipulated admissions, in part to exclude female students, a government investigation has found. The inquiry was launched in August, after the prestigious Tokyo Medical University (TMU) was found to have tampered with the […]