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Google Doodle celebrates 131st anniversary of hole puncher Gerben Steenks

Google Doodle celebrates 131st anniversary of hole puncher Gerben Steenks

Today (November 14) is the 131st Anniversary of the Hole Puncher , the humble stationery product that is a part of most homes and offices. Google's tribute to the hole puncher. Meanwhile, single-hole punchers have been used by train conductors for decades as an easy way to validate tickets. The longer the lever, the more sheets of paper can be punched through requiring minimal force.


Lebanon foreign minister starts Europe tour to rally support

Lebanon foreign minister starts Europe tour to rally support

France, Germany and the European Union yesterday called for an end to external interference in Lebanon, after the country's prime minister resigned unexpectedly, triggering rumours he was being held against his will in Saudi Arabia . In his announcement last week, Hariri accused Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah of taking over his country and destabilising the broader region, saying he feared for his life.


Ardern admits she may be seen as

Ardern admits she may be seen as "an irritant" over Manus Island

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was expected to have a more substantive meeting with her Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull about the offer in the Philippines this week, where they are both attending the East Asia Summit. Ms Ardern said it was faster to organise the logistics of any deal with Australia. But National's foreign affairs spokesman Gerry Brownlee said it was "surprising she's chose to go so hard on the Australians".


Justice Khosa excuses himself from Hudaibiya case bench

Justice Khosa excuses himself from Hudaibiya case bench

While issuing directives to file reference against Ishaq Dar for possessing assets and funds beyond his known sources of income, the bench said in its order, "So is the case against Ishaq Dar, his assets increased 91 times from Rs 9.11 million to Rs 831.70 million within a short span of time".


Turkey-Russia solidarity in settling regional crises strengthens their ties: Erdogan

Turkey-Russia solidarity in settling regional crises strengthens their ties: Erdogan

Putin said Monday that relations between Moscow and Ankara have been "restored practically in full". In response to a question on Russian Federation and the United States rejecting a military solution to the conflict in Syria, Erdogan said, "those who do not believe in a military solution in Syria should pull their troops out".


4 killed in 1-94 crash near Detroit; child survives

4 killed in 1-94 crash near Detroit; child survives

However, a two-year-old in a auto seat escaped with minor injuries. First responders in Detroit found four dead at the scene of a crash, which occurred early Monday morning near 8 Mile Road on I-94. Wade believed the auto seat was the only thing that saved the toddler's life. The passengers were not wearing seat belts. Police say the tyke additionally was in the SUV and had minor wounds.