It is a year since late deputy first minister Martin McGuinness resigned from the governing coalition at Stormont in protest at the DUP's handling of a botched green energy scheme.
Karen Bradley, 47, was given the job, moving from her role as head of the government's Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, where she is best known for adopting a tough stance over Rupert Murdoch's bid to buy all of broadcaster Sky.
Brokenshire, who had been responsible for the province since July 2016, is to step down ahead of surgery following the discovery of a small lesion on his right lung.
"Really appreciate all of the kind messages", he wrote.
Since then, he has assisted efforts to restore power-sharing in the country.
Helena Kmart closing is "disappointing, but not surprising" However, she said Helena's unemployment rate is now very low, so Kmart employees may have an easier time finding another job. In early July it was announced that the Kenosha Sears store would be closing, and it did shutter its doors by October.
"Clearly, my long term health and my family are my priorities and I intend to proceed with surgery at the earliest possible opportunity".
Following the breakdown of talks, the province is on the brink of direct rule by civil servants in London who have already been managing its budget.
The Northern Ireland Office confirmed that Mr Brokenshire has resigned, but would not confirm reports that his decision was based on health grounds.
The administration collapsed in January previous year after Sinn Fein pulled out over a scandal involving a renewable energy funding scheme.
Talks are still stalled on two key demands from Sinn Fein, which backs the legalisation of same-sex marriage and legal protection for the Irish language.
A fall-out between the two leading political parties, the DUP and Sinn Fein, has meant that has been no Northern Ireland Executive in operation for nearly a year.
The organisation stipulates that any player suspected of having concussion must be evaluated in the dressing room. Newton took a shot to the head from Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata midway through the fourth quarter.
One person died and another was slightly hurt Sunday in a blast outside a metro station in a Stockholm suburb, police said. The Varby Gard station, on the Red Line in southwest Stockholm , has been closed off for investigation.
While Martin McDonagh's " Three Billboard's Outside Ebbing Missouri " won four awards, including best film, and best screenplay. The actress is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy.
The native VR video player Vive Video is now pulling in content from one of the world's largest ad-free open video platforms. This afternoon HTC revealed the HTC Vive Pro, a next-level experience for virtual reality gamers.
Airtel's revised plans come just days after it launched the Rs 799 plan to offer 3.5GB 4G data every day for a period of 28 days. All these data packs come with their similar offer of unlimited calls, SMS bundle, and access to Jio's bundle of applications.
The foreign ministry said China had deployed specialised "cleaning ships" to the scene to minimise environmental damage. The 225-meter-long second vessel CF CRYSTAL , carrying 64,000 tonnes of grain, was partly damaged in the collision.
He said that while Moscow regrets the loss of lives in the protests , Iran should be left to "deal with its own problems". On the ground in Iran, however, the unrest appears to have ebbed on Friday.
Acer Announces The World's Thinnest Laptop
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USA could freeze up to $2 billion in aid to Pakistan
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Nicole's shout out to Keith leaves people in tears
Alexander Skarsgard , who played her violent husband, won the best supporting actor in a series, limited series or TV movie prize. But before her red carpet appearance, Nicole Kidman offered her Facebook followers a glimpse of her pre-show routine.
SpaceX successfully launches top-secret Zuma spacecraft
SpaceX now can look forward to its next major test for the year - launching its huge heavy-duty rocket for the first time ever. The codename is basically all we know about it - SpaceX couldn't even show every step of the launch, like it typically does.
British MPs call for a 25p 'latte levy' on disposable cups
Britain could be set to introduce a blanket charge for use of disposal paper cups in what has been labeled a " latte levy ". Starbucks says that it has already tried to change consumer behaviour by discounting reusable cups at the point of sale.
Lalu sentenced to 3.5 years in jail in fodder scam case
The CBI special judge had on December 23 acquitted former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra and five others in the case. The presiding judge said, "An open jail is best for these people (convicts), as they also have experience of cow farming'".
Return or face action: TN govt to striking transport staff
An indefinite strike by transport workers unions entered third day today leaving thousands of passengers stranded across state. In a statement to media on Friday, Vijaybhaskar said 13th wage revision for transport employees was held on January 4.