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Pak rejects Modi's remarks on surgical strikes

Pak rejects Modi's remarks on surgical strikes He also mentioned about Over 40 lakh senior citizens who have voluntarily given up the concession in reservation of railway tickets. The comments come amid stinging criticism from India's former leader over Modi's alleged mishandling of the issue, following a string of particularly brutal rape cases which have shocked the nation and triggered countrywide protests. [Full Article...]

CPI(M)'s crucial Party Congress begins amid 'split' in the party

CPI(M)'s crucial Party Congress begins amid 'split' in the party Mr Yechury launched a trenchant attack on the BJP to an extent that he accused them of using rape as a weapon of communal polarisation. Addressing the inaugural session, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said mobilizing secular and democratic forces was imperative to strengthen people's struggle for the realization of an alternative policy direction for the country. [Full Article...]

Syracuse University's Theta Tau fraternity suspended over 'extremely racist' and 'homophobic' video

Syracuse University's Theta Tau fraternity suspended over 'extremely racist' and 'homophobic' video The university suspended the engineering fraternity, Theta Tau, following protests by students on campus on Wednesday afternoon. The Daily Orange received recordings of the videos, but could only confirm that one was posted to the Facebook group. [Full Article...]

Plane crashes near Belfast Airport with emergency services at the scene

It is believed a small aircraft crashed on approach to the airport close to Nutts Corner roundabout. Emergency services are at the scene and there is little information as to the passengers on board or the status of those passengers as of yet. [Full Article...]

Absentee ballots being cleared for primary

Absentee ballots being cleared for primary Voting hours vary from location to location, you can check with your local Board of Elections office or go to the state board of election website to get specific hours. A near relative, meaning a spouse, brother, sister, parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, mother-in-law, father-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, stepparent, or stepchild, can obtain a request form for a voter. [Full Article...]

Uganda's Museveni issues public warning against oral sex

Uganda's Museveni issues public warning against oral sex The president claims the practice has been pushed on Ugandans by "outsiders", and argues that the mouth is exclusively for eating. Amid rising concern about the "spread" of homosexuality, partly stoked by US-backed evangelical Christian preachers, in 2009 one of Museveni's ministers proposed legislation making same-sex activity punishable by death. [Full Article...]

IPL: Rohit Sharma powers Mumbai Indians to 213/6 against Royal Challengers Bangalore

IPL: Rohit Sharma powers Mumbai Indians to 213/6 against Royal Challengers Bangalore Rohit also showered high praise on the West Indian opener Evin Lewis who saw two of his teammates dismissed of their first ball at the beginning of the innings before going on to score an important half century. However, Mitchell McClenaghan gave the Mumbai first breakthrough as he rattled the stumps of de Kock. Kohli in the process of accumulating a record 4,619 IPL career runs, has also acco... [Full Article...]

USA senators allowed to bring babies into chamber

USA senators allowed to bring babies into chamber Can't Duckworth just vote from the Senate cloak room, while holding her baby? Duckworth gave birth to Maile , her second child, on April 9, and she wants to keep her newborn nearby when she's doing her job as a senator. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat, said she spent almost two months privately reassuring Republicans and Democrats that the new rule would not mean diaper-changing or... [Full Article...]

Philadelphia authorities are reportedly investigating 'suspicious' death of HR McMaster's elderly father

Philadelphia authorities are reportedly investigating 'suspicious' death of HR McMaster's elderly father They quoted anonymous sources saying the death is being treated as "suspicious", since the as McMaster is alleged not to have received proper care. Late last 30 days President Trump declared he would be substituting McMaster as federal security advisor with previous United Nations Ambassador John Bolton. [Full Article...]

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Queen Elizabeth II

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Queen Elizabeth II His Royal Highness Prince of Wales welcomed Commonwealth leaders from 53 countries to the formal opening to the meeting. Gambian President Adama Barrow, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and the President of Seychelles Danny Faure are also on the list. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom to ban sale of plastic straws in bid to fight waste

United Kingdom to ban sale of plastic straws in bid to fight waste Louise Edge, senior oceans campaigner at Greenpeace UK, welcomed the ban but said it's important that the government goes beyond this ban and tackles other non-recyclable plastics. The move, expected to come into force as early as next year, is created to curb "society's addiction" to throwaway products, the environment secretary writes in The Times . [Full Article...]

Powerful natural disaster jolts southern western Iran

Powerful natural disaster jolts southern western Iran The 5.9 natural disaster was recorded in southwest Shiraz, Iran - 550km from Abu Dhabi at 10.34am (UAE time), state news agency WAM reported. Iranian Red Crescent Society said that the epicenter is a sparsely populated area and so far no casualties have been reported. [Full Article...]

CAF Confed Cup: Enyimba lands in group stage

CAF Confed Cup: Enyimba lands in group stage Wits needed to overturn a 1-1 draw from the first-leg at home two weeks ago, but were in for a torrid time, despite a positive start. Wits drew first blood in the first leg through winger and veteran Daine Klate, but Ibrahim Mustapha equalised minutes later, giving the Nigerians a crucial away-goal, which has now subsequently proved to be enough to help them progress to the next stage. [Full Article...]

Kris Kobach held in contempt of court for disobeying judge's orders

Kris Kobach held in contempt of court for disobeying judge's orders The ACLU, which represents Kansans challenging the state's strict voter registration requirement, asked that Kobach be found in contempt. Judge Robinson ordered Kobach to pay "the reasonable attorney fees" expended by the ACLU. Two days after the March hearing concluded, Kobach filed a court motion that said election director Brian Caskey had sent the email to county election officials to comply w... [Full Article...]

Chemical weapons experts await go ahead to enter Douma

Chemical weapons experts await go ahead to enter Douma But it is my responsibility as Prime Minster to make these decisions. OPCW Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü said the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) had chose to carry out reconnaissance at two sites in the town of Douma before the inspectors would visit them. [Full Article...]

Brutal homecoming for cat who walked 19km to get back to family

Brutal homecoming for cat who walked 19km to get back to family Toby was given to another family when his family realized they didn't want him anymore. A North Carolina cat walked 12 miles to find his family and nearly ended up being put to sleep instead. "We're all fighting over him", Puckett said. On Monday, the SPCA reported on its Facebook page that a loving home had been found. His story has been shared on social media thousands of times. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court website hacked, Brazilian team suspected behind this

Shah, president of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ), had been accused of ordering extra judicial killings in 2005 while serving as home minister in Gujarat. "This is an attempt to somehow sensationalise the case, scandalise the court and malign the judges". The SC said frivolous and motivated litigation has been filed to settle political rivalry. [Full Article...]

Inspectors Now Allowed at Syria Chemical Attack Site After Russian Delays

Inspectors Now Allowed at Syria Chemical Attack Site After Russian Delays A United Nations official says a U.N. team on a security mission to the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria was sacked upon and had to return to its base in Damascus. By the time inspectors arrive at the site on Wednesday, it will have been 11 days since the attack. Damascus and Moscow have broadcast statements from hospital workers in Douma - which medical aid groups operatin... [Full Article...]

Chemical weapons experts enter Syria's Douma

Chemical weapons experts enter Syria's Douma The shooting occurred during a site visit to Douma, ahead of an expected visit to the area by a team of chemical weapons experts who have been delayed for days. Syrian state media say rebels in a town northeast of Damascus are handing over their weapons as part of an agreement reached with the Syrian government. [Full Article...]

Thousands stranded as bus drivers go on strike

Thousands stranded as bus drivers go on strike Putco Bus Services said there was no means of providing alternative transport for their customers since they were one of the companies involved in the strike. Taken into consideration the recent value-added tax (VAT) increase, fuel levy rise, the implementation of road accident levy and an upcoming electricity tariff hike in the near future, COSATU encourages all workers and their unions to fea... [Full Article...]


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