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Top Sri Lanka defence official resigns over blasts

Top Sri Lanka defence official resigns over blastsSri Lanka’s top defence official resigned on Thursday over security failures that led to the deadly Easter bombings, as Catholic churches suspended all services fearing further attacks. Sri Lanka’s government has come under increasing pressure over the revelation it failed to act on intelligence about planned attacks, which claimed nearly 360 lives, and Hemasiri Fernando had been widely expected to step down. A defence ministry official said Fernando had submitted a letter of resignation to head-of-state Maithripala Sirisena.



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'Generation Nazarbayev' jokes, hopes after Kazakh leader resigns

'Generation Nazarbayev' jokes, hopes after Kazakh leader resignsPeople under 30 in Kazakhstan have only known one leader — Nursultan Nazarbayev, who announced his resignation this week after shepherding the country from the Soviet era. “The word ‘Nazarbayev’ means something like the word ‘parent’,” said 18-year-old film student Madi Makanov, who lives in the country’s largest city Almaty. Kazakhstan has a young population, with around 40 percent of people under 24, according to estimates based on UN figures.



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Substitute teacher resigns after she allegedly told student his athletic wear is 'prison attire'

Substitute teacher resigns after she allegedly told student his athletic wear is 'prison attire'A substitute music teacher at Rand Road Elementary has resigned after she allegedly told a student his athletic clothes looked like "prison attire," Lisa Luten with Wake County schools said Tuesday.



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Palestinian Government Resigns as Abbas Seeks to Pressure Hamas

Palestinian Government Resigns as Abbas Seeks to Pressure Hamas(Bloomberg) — The government of Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah submitted its resignation on Tuesday, just days after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he wanted to replace it.



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Top US envoy in fight against IS group resigns: official

Top US envoy in fight against IS group resigns: officialBrett McGurk, the special US envoy to the coalition fighting the Islamic State group, has resigned, a State Department official said Saturday. Just last week McGurk, a Barack Obama appointee who Trump kept on, said “nobody is declaring a mission accomplished” in the battle against IS — just days before the president’s stunning announcement of victory against the jihadist movement.



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US envoy to anti-IS coalition resigns after Trump's Syria decision

US envoy to anti-IS coalition resigns after Trump's Syria decisionBrett McGurk, the US special envoy to the anti-Islamic State group coalition, has resigned, a State Department official said Saturday, capping a chaotic week that saw the departure of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Donald Trump’s stunning decision to pull troops from Syria. McGurk’s resignation, effective December 31, comes on the heels of Mattis’s decision to quit the Trump administration over key disagreements with the US president, notably the Syria withdrawal. Just last week McGurk, a Barack Obama appointee whom Trump kept on, said “nobody is declaring a mission accomplished” in the battle against IS — just days before the president blindsided politicians and allies with his announcement of victory against the jihadist movement.



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LA bishop resigns 13 years after church learned of sex claim

LA bishop resigns 13 years after church learned of sex claimLOS ANGELES (AP) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Los Angeles auxiliary bishop, Monsignor Alexander Salazar, following an allegation of sexual misconduct with a child in the 1990s, officials said Wednesday.



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LA bishop resigns 13 years after church learned of sex claim

LA bishop resigns 13 years after church learned of sex claimLOS ANGELES (AP) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Los Angeles auxiliary bishop, Monsignor Alexander Salazar, following an allegation of sexual misconduct with a child in the 1990s, officials said Wednesday.



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Kansas County Official Who Made 'Master Race' Remark Resigns

Kansas County Official Who Made 'Master Race' Remark ResignsA Kansas county official has tendered his resignation amid backlash over



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Broward County Election Chief Resigns Amid Florida's Fraught Recount Effort

Broward County Election Chief Resigns Amid Florida's Fraught Recount EffortBrenda Snipes, the supervisor of elections for Broward County, Florida,



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