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NY attack suspect charged with terror offenses

NY attack suspect charged with terror offenses It was his first court appearance since he allegedly detonated a pipe bomb in a subway passageway near the Port Authority Bus Terminal in what prosecutors described as a bungled suicide attack carried out in the name of ISIS. Sayfullo Saipov, the 29-year-old Uzbek immigrant who killed eight people in an attack in November, was living in the United States under a diversity lottery programme. [Full Article...]

Woman, 93, released from jail after eviction, arrest for not paying rent

Woman, 93, released from jail after eviction, arrest for not paying rent Juanita Fitzgerald , from Lake County, Florida , was arrested on Tuesday after she said the National Church Residences' Franklin House housing community had chose to "put her out" after blaming her for mould in her apartment. Throughout the video, she cries "you're hurting me" while officers continuously say that they're just trying to help her. She was eventually released from the Lake County ... [Full Article...]

Australian probe into child abuse attacks Catholic celibacy

Australian probe into child abuse attacks Catholic celibacy The report contains a raft of recommendations aimed at churches, warning it would be a mistake to regard child sexual abuse as a historical problem. Much of what appears in the vast amount of literature handed down as the final judgement has been reported in some form or another over the past few years. [Full Article...]

Russian Court Jails Ex-Minister Ulyukayev For 8 Years In Bribery Case

Russian Court Jails Ex-Minister Ulyukayev For 8 Years In Bribery Case He is the highest-ranking Russian official to have been convicted on corruption charges. A Moscow court on Friday also ordered Ulyukayev to pay a $2.2 million fine. Ulyukayev had been under house arrest since his detention in November previous year, and was taken into custody after the verdict Friday. Alexei Kudrin, a former finance minister who has retained influence thanks to his personal ... [Full Article...]

Triple Talaq Bill cleared by Union Cabinet

Triple Talaq Bill cleared by Union Cabinet Narendra Modi lead Union Government here on Friday passed the bill named Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill , 2017, banning tripal talaq (Oral Divorce) and making it a criminal offense. According to News18, the bill not only criminalises instant triple talaq but also talks about compensation for the women and their children. Under the law, triple talaq in any form - s... [Full Article...]

Funding secured for $11.1bn United States rail project

Funding secured for $11.1bn United States rail project Chris Christie put forward, NY will provide $1.75 billion for the Gateway Program, New Jersey Transit will pay $1.9 billion and the Port Authority $1.9 billion. He lamented that NJ Transit's financial contribution will be done through rate increases on riders. "I'd like to know whether there were alternatives that did not involve further fare hikes and if so why they were not pursued", he said. [Full Article...]

Omarosa calls Robin Roberts 'petty,' declares 'black woman civil war'

She says she remains on staff until January 20, the administration's one-year mark. "I resigned, and I didn't do that in the residence, as [is] being reported", Omarosa told Good Morning America , following reports she was sacked. Omarosa has tried to downplay her reported firing by claiming she resigned. Sanders said Thursday was the first time she'd heard such comments from Manigault Newman... [Full Article...]

Ajinkya Rahane's father accused of killing woman in negligent driving gets bail

Ajinkya Rahane's father accused of killing woman in negligent driving gets bail The incident happened near Kagal Bus station in Kolhapur, when the vehicle rammed over a 67-year-old woman, identified as Ashatai Kamble. According to media reports, Kolhapur police has arrested him and also interrogated him. Rahane, unable to swerve the vehicle brakes on time, rammed her", said by the police officer. Due to his offence falling under charges of causing hurt by act endangering life... [Full Article...]

World leaders losing the battle against climate change

World leaders losing the battle against climate change The summit comes two years after almost 200 nations agreed to the Paris climate accord , which calls for nations to limit greenhouse gas emissions and for rich nations to help developing countries deal with the impacts of climate change . [Full Article...]

Advanced US Weapons For Syrian Rebels Wound Up In ISIS Control

Advanced US Weapons For Syrian Rebels Wound Up In ISIS Control The report from Conflict Armament Research (CAR), an organization that tracks arms flows to war zones, analyzed the origin of more than 40,000 weapons captured from ISIS between 2014 and 2017. There are also pronounced differences in the types of ammunition deployed by the group on either side of the Iraq-Syria border, which broadly reflect differences in the suppliers of ammunition to the Iraqi... [Full Article...]

Gujarat elections: SC rejects Congress plea to verify VVPAT with EVM votes

Gujarat elections: SC rejects Congress plea to verify VVPAT with EVM votes Veteran Congress leaders and senior lawyers Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi are likely to argue for their party in the top court. He said that the Election Commission had itself pointed out the need to verify the results of EVMs with VVPAT. [Full Article...]

'Qualified' Imran Khan welcomes SC decision, shows distress over Tareen's disqualification

'Qualified' Imran Khan welcomes SC decision, shows distress over Tareen's disqualification The three-judge bench said it found no evidence that Khan had contravened the law, although the Supreme Court directed the Election Commission to investigate whether Khan's Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party had received funding from overseas. "The top court scrutinised my documents for over a year" observed the PTI chief. Under Article 62 (1)(f) of the Constitution, a person can not be qualified as me... [Full Article...]

European Union to move on Brexit talks, Irish 'riddle' remains

European Union to move on Brexit talks, Irish 'riddle' remains After the Tory MP told BBC's Jo Coburn that his vote to amend the withdrawal bill on Wednesday will not be a means to try to stop Brexit in the future, Ms Stuart snapped, saying: "You need to show you are as good as your word". Earlier Wednesday, the European Union's chief exit negotiator, Michel Barnier, said there will be "no turning back" for Britain on commitments made during an initial divorc... [Full Article...]

Firefighter dies while battling Thomas fire in California

Firefighter dies while battling Thomas fire in California As the Thomas Fire continues to rage, becoming the fourth largest fire in California's wildfire history, homeowners in the path of its destruction are likely to face a challenging time even after it subsides. The USA Water Polo Women's National Team match against the Netherlands scheduled for tomorrow in Santa Barbara was moved to Orange County. The National Weather Service says ex... [Full Article...]

Youthquake named Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year

Youthquake named Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year The Oxford English Dictionary defines youthquake as the "series of radical political and cultural upheavals occurring among students and young people in the 1960s". Sometimes a Word of the Year is selected in recognition of its arrival, but other times it is a word that has been knocking at the proverbial door and waiting to be ushered in. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump's latest mission? Sending a man back to the moon

Donald Trump's latest mission? Sending a man back to the moon Trump was joined at the White House by several current and former astronauts, including Buzz Aldrin , the second man to walk on the moon , and former US Sen. The company SpaceX is also constructing a large rocket, and has announced that it intends to launch the first private mission to the moon in 2018. [Full Article...]

China, ROK reaffirm commitment to dialogue, N. Korean denuclearization

China, ROK reaffirm commitment to dialogue, N. Korean denuclearization Both also agreed that denuclearizing the DPRK is critical. The document indicated the camps were being planned "because the situation on the China-North Korea border has intensified". Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomed the ROK's participation, and said he would like to discuss ways to achieve mutually beneficial and win-win results. [Full Article...]

'In heaven' - Anushka shares honeymoon picture with Kohli

'In heaven' - Anushka shares honeymoon picture with Kohli You believed in us, even on those sleepless nights that we didn't!' Bollywood diva Anushka Sharma tying the knot to Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli is undoubtedly the news of the year in the entertainment industry. This attractive day will be made more special with the love and support of our family of fans and well wishers. From Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, S... [Full Article...]

Canada snubs Boeing in fighter jet deal with Australia

Canada snubs Boeing in fighter jet deal with Australia But in September, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau threatened to cancel the purchase of Boeing Super Hornets from the U.S. in retaliation over the Bombardier trade dispute. Canada will begin receiving deliveries of the used Australian jets next year. "We received a formal offer from the government of Australia and we intend to pursue it", Canadian Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan said at a n... [Full Article...]

At least 6700 Rohingya killed in "horrific" Myanmar violence, charity says

At least 6700 Rohingya killed in The number of people who died in Myanmar's Rakhine state from being shot, burned inside their homes, beaten and other grisly causes between August 25 and September 24 (see table) includes 730 children under age 5, according to MSF. "[Those] who do manage to cross the border still report being subject to violence in recent weeks", Wong said. The European Parliament on Thursday issued a non-bind... [Full Article...]


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