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World Trump's travel ban emboldened 'politics of hate': Amnesty
Author: 0 Trump's travel ban emboldened 'politics of hate': Amnesty

Indian authorities were openly critical of human rights defenders in 2017, feeding a climate of hostility and violence against them, according to the latest State of the World's Human Rights report by Amnesty International . "In 2018, we can not take for granted that we will be free to gather together in protest or to criticise our governments", said Mr Shetty. "In fact, speaking out is becoming more unsafe", Shetty said.

World Oxfam boss apologises over abuse of Haiti quake victims
Author: 0 Oxfam boss apologises over abuse of Haiti quake victims

It plans to continue working in Haiti through its affiliate members. Fleurant said a decision about when or if Oxfam will resume operations in Haiti will be made in about two months. Minister of Planning and External Co-operation Aviol Fleurant confirmed the nation was also investigating whether the prostitutes were underage. Earlier this week, the charity said that it is investigating 26 new cases of sexual misconduct that had been reported since the scandal broke earlier this month ...

World Only UN and global court's genocide rulings 'binding' for Dutch gov't: FM
Author: 0 Only UN and global court's genocide rulings 'binding' for Dutch gov't: FM

The Dutch also barred the landing of Turkish Family and Social Policy Minister Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya, according to the Dutch Foreign Ministry. The World War I-era mass slaughter and deportation of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks is considered by many historians and several nations as genocide.

World Larger bench to hear land sale case today
Author: 0 Larger bench to hear land sale case today

The Supreme Court on Wednesday deplored the lack of "judicial discipline" among its own judges after its attention was drawn to a recent judgment by a three-judge bench that had overruled the order of another three-judge bench. It had said, "the claimants/landowners after refusal, can not take advantage of their own wrong and seek protection under the provisions of section 24 (2) of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013" ...

World Hadiya case; SC to continue hearing
Author: 0 Hadiya case; SC to continue hearing

Divan said, "There is a well-designed activity by extremist groups to use religious ideological indoctrination to brainwash young girls into marriage after conversion". Right to travel overseas can be regulated. "But in personal law we can not annul the marriage on the ground that she did not marry the right person", the judge added.

World UP Investors Summit 2018: Modi Announces Rs 20000 crore Defence Corridor
Author: 0 UP Investors Summit 2018: Modi Announces Rs 20000 crore Defence Corridor

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced a defence industrial corridor in the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh , one of the most backward regions of the state. "I see a change in the agenda of the state". He said that under Adityanath, "change has started coming in UP's economic condition". "As many as 32 parallel sessions took place at the summit", Adityanath said.

World Lindsey Vonn's Dad Critical Of Her Bronze Medal Performance
Author: 0 Lindsey Vonn's Dad Critical Of Her Bronze Medal Performance

It was no choice at all when the first nine left her with No. 1. She insisted that wasn't the case. Switzerland's Michelle Gisin yesterday consigned American Mikaela Shiffrin to silver after storming to victory in the Olympic women's alpine combined.

World Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce resigns following extramarital affair scandal
Author: 0 Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce resigns following extramarital affair scandal

Yesterday, he denied claims of sexual harassment against him as " spurious and defamatory " as he faces fresh questions about an 11-day road trip he undertook in December. Australia's PM has tried to calm the escalating war of words between him and his deputy-PM, Barnaby Joyce. Mr Joyce has faced sustained pressure to step down after revelations of his affair with a former staffer became public.

World N accepted SC verdict, but masses will respond in 2018 elections: PM
Author: 0 N accepted SC verdict, but masses will respond in 2018 elections: PM

He said that Nawaz Sharif wanted disturbance in the system just to divert attention of the people, but he would not succeed in his designs. "Where was the sanctity of the vote when Nawaz Sharif was the prime minister?" Meanwhile deliberations are on to elect new chief of PML (N).

World Stop politicizing the Russian Federation investigation
Author: 0 Stop politicizing the Russian Federation investigation

Trump says that the Russian efforts to throw the election to him, not Hillary Clinton, had no impact and were former President Barack Obama's fault and that Obama is to blamed for not doing anything. Trump has nursed a grudge against Sessions ever since the former Alabama senator made a decision to recuse himself from all Justice Department investigations into the 2016 campaign, including the ongoing Russian Federation probe.

Author: 0 The Tempur Sealy International Inc (TPX) Receives $68.40 Consensus PT from Analysts

The stock increased 0.01% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $68.3. About 12.86 million shares traded. It has outperformed by 60.97% the S&P500. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with "Overweight" rating in Monday, July 27 report. Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $1.58 million activity.

World United Kingdom net migration falls more than a quarter since Brexit vote
Author: 0 United Kingdom net migration falls more than a quarter since Brexit vote

The EU wants May to clarify how she sees Britain's future relationship with the bloc. The Prime Minister had previously suggested Britain could harmonise with existing European Union regulations in some industries such as aviation and cars, align with European Union rules but with different methods in areas such as finance, and diverge significantly in some sectors such as fishing.

World LeBron James: New-Look Cavs 'Got a Long Way to Go'
Author: 0 LeBron James: New-Look Cavs 'Got a Long Way to Go'

There's no doubt that having James back in Miami would be an incredible turn of events that would once again put Miami at the forefront of the National Basketball Association. And this was actually a compliment from Bickerstaff, who was impressed by the bold, midseason roster reconstruction the Cavaliers executed around James a few weeks ago at the trade deadline.

World Missouri Governor Eric Greitens indicted on invasion of privacy charge
Author: 0 Missouri Governor Eric Greitens indicted on invasion of privacy charge

The governor of Missouri, Eric Greitens, is the latest person to have allegedly taking a nude or partially nude image of another person without their consent and sent it digitally. Louis prosecutor's criminal probe of Greitens hangs over the Missouri Capitol. In January, the governor and his wife, Sheena, issued a statement acknowledging that he'd been "unfaithful" in his marriage, but denying allegations that he blackmailed the woman so that she would stay quiet.

World Texas inmate moved to cell outside death chamber
Author: 0 Texas inmate moved to cell outside death chamber

In a rare coincidence, three USA states are set to each execute a prisoner Thursday - although each man's lawyers have appealed for a last-minute reprieve. Kent Whitaker told KHOU-TV that his son has been a model prisoner, is working on a graduate school thesis and received four letters from prison guards who recommended that his life be spared.

Author: 0 Ivanka Trump is headed to 2018 Winter Olympics

Administration officials say they are doubtful that the North's recent engagement will lead to any substantive change in behavior by Kim. But a senior administration official ruled out any possible meeting between Ms Trump and officials from North Korea .

World USA wins women's Winter Olympics ice hockey gold in shootout
Author: 0 USA wins women's Winter Olympics ice hockey gold in shootout

Team USA takes home the gold! And Canada came back, because this game is everything. Later in the third, Poulin stoked the flames even further with a hit to the head on Brianna Decker, which the commentator noted would in most cases be a five minute penalty in worldwide hockey, but in this case went unpenalized.

World Tej Pratap Yadav vacates 'haunted' bungalow
Author: 0 Tej Pratap Yadav vacates 'haunted' bungalow

The RJD spokesperson Shakti Singh Yadav said Tej chose to free the accommodation following receiving a second notice. He had closed the main enfrance of the house and opened a new gate from the back. Most RJD ministers have, however, not vacated the government bungalows. "Tej Pratap Yadav suffers from acute attention deficiency and is trying to compete with his younger brother Tejaswi who is hogging the limelight in the media", the JD (U) said.

World Allahabad HC dismisses petition for CBI inquiry in 2007 Gorakhpur Case
Author: 0 Allahabad HC dismisses petition for CBI inquiry in 2007 Gorakhpur Case

A bench of Justice Krishna Murari and Justice A.C. Sharma hearing the petition filed by Parvez Parwaz ruled that no case would be reopened against them. The Gorakhpur incident dates back to January 2007 when clashes broke out between two groups during a Muharram procession. State government had on May 3, 2017, refused to grant sanction to prosecute the chief minister in the case.

World NYU Served 'Racially Insensitive' Kool-Aid & Watermelon For Black History Month
Author: 0 NYU Served 'Racially Insensitive' Kool-Aid & Watermelon For Black History Month

She wrote: 'This is what it's like to be a black student at New York University... Nia said she asked a served in the canteen about the options, and was told by him that he had asked the "black cooks" for help in putting it together. They have been fired, she said. "The individual acted independently in a way that runs counter to our values and compromised our longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion", Aramark Regional Vice President Victoria Pasquale said in a statement .

Author: 0 China to investigate suspected violation of United Nations sanctions on North Korea

In October 2017, South Korea seized the Hong Kong-flagged Lighthouse Winmore that was accused of transferring 600 tons of refined petroleum to a North Korean ship in global waters in the East China Sea. The foreign ministry said Tuesday a maritime surveillance plane and an escort ship spotted a North Korean-flagged tanker, identified as the Yu Jong 2, floating alongside a small ship last Friday about 250 kilometers off the Chinese city of Shanghai in the East China Sea.

World Army chief sparks row: Who is AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal?
Author: 0 Army chief sparks row: Who is AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal?

Badruddin Ajmal also said that by admitting that there is still infiltration, he has questioned the Border security Force which is manning the worldwide border. He said migration was also taking place from Bangladesh because of shrinking land space in the country due to various reasons, including floods. "What's wrong with what he has he said?" said one of the two leaders.

World Husband killer Catherine Nevin has died, just months after prison release
Author: 0 Husband killer Catherine Nevin has died, just months after prison release

In 2016 Nevin was diagnosed with a brain tumour and given only months to live. Reports are emerging this afternoon that notorious "Black Widow" killer Catherine Nevin has passed away. There were no signs of forced entry through any of the doors or windows. The Black Widow maintained that the well-liked publican Tom had been targeted by a random intruder, despite her conviction.

World Austria Wins Inaugural Olympic Women's Big Air Snowboarding Event
Author: 0 Austria Wins Inaugural Olympic Women's Big Air Snowboarding Event

That's when Gasser landed her cab double cork 1080, which earned a 96 from the judges (the highest score awarded to any individual trick during the final) and vaulted her above Anderson into first place. Anderson skipped her final run and scored 177.25. "[The big air medal] feels better because we have great conditions and everyone was able to ride their best, so it feels rewarding", she said.

World The Heat: Israeli Prime Minister faces corruption scandal
Author: 0 The Heat: Israeli Prime Minister faces corruption scandal

Hefetz and the middleman are being held in police custody. Gerstel said she turned down the offer and was "deeply shocked" by it, Maariv reported . Israeli media allege, without confirmation from the police, that Filber has reached a deal with Israeli police to testify against Netanyahu in the case.

World Cuomo announces coalition with other states to fight for tough gun laws
Author: 0 Cuomo announces coalition with other states to fight for tough gun laws

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that New York , Connecticut , New Jersey and Rhode Island have formed a new coalition called "States for Gun Safety". CT has a law barring people subject to a temporary restraining order from buying guns, but those people can easily travel to another state and purchase a firearm, Malloy said.

World Stormzy, Dua Lipa shine at Brit awards
Author: 0 Stormzy, Dua Lipa shine at Brit awards

Stormzy achieved a BRIT Awards double tonight, picking up accolades for British Male Solo Artist and Best British Album before closing the ceremony with a performance that took aim at Prime Minister Theresa May and the Daily Mail .

World Canadians split on who to blame in BC-Alberta pipeline spat
Author: 0 Canadians split on who to blame in BC-Alberta pipeline spat

On Wednesday, the B.C. Wine Institute launched a court challenge against the Alberta wine ban. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced the ban on February 6, saying it was instructing the alcohol regulator to block about $70-million worth of wine imports from British Columbia in retaliation for proposed rules that would effectively prevent Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd.'s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

World Fla. Shooting Survivor Says CNN Scripted Questions For Its Town Hall
Author: 0 Fla. Shooting Survivor Says CNN Scripted Questions For Its Town Hall

He attended the town hall but said that he was given a scripted question and not able to ask what he wanted. The network said in a statement that Haab's father pulled him from the town hall before the event began. Feeling like he wouldn't be allowed to ask questions from his own point of view, Haab made a decision to not go to the town hall event, stating, "It's not going to add to the true questions that all the students, and teachers, and parents have".

World Lindsey Vonn's Olympic Farewell Is Strong
Author: 0 Lindsey Vonn's Olympic Farewell Is Strong

When it became clear that Lindsey Vonn would walk away from her last Olympic downhill with a bronze medal today and the finality of it began to sink in, her passion for the sport and its camaraderie shown through a flood of tears. "This was good, but here I realized that though this duel was really good, it wouldn't have helped me out so much because I have to be focused on myself".

World Chile: Vatican Envoy in Sex Abuse Case Is Hospitalized
Author: 0 Chile: Vatican Envoy in Sex Abuse Case Is Hospitalized

The Vatican's top abuse investigator, Archbishop Charles Scicluna , has been taken to hospital shortly after his arrival in Chile to investigate a controversial bishop, the country's worst priestly predator, the Catholic Church announced Wednesday.

World School shooting victims plead with Trump for action
Author: 0 School shooting victims plead with Trump for action

Andrew Pollack, a Trump supporter who lost his 18-year-old daughter Meadow in the attack, said: "I'm very angry that this happened". U.S. President Donald Trump largely listened during a meeting at the White House with teen survivors of school violence and parents of child victims Wednesday, but an enterprising photographer captured the handwritten talking points he brought to the meeting.

Author: 0 'Crisis actors' YouTube video removed after it tops 'trending' videos

Hogg himself addressed the issue to CNN's Anderson Cooper and denied these all claims. Still, another Parkland survivor, Cameron Kasky, who launched the movement's rallying cry #NeverAgain, said yesterday he was suspending his Facebook account after receiving death threats from radical supporters of the National Rifle Association.

World Flood Threats Continue For Chicago Area Rivers After Storms End
Author: 0 Flood Threats Continue For Chicago Area Rivers After Storms End

The National Weather Service advises that anyone who experienced flooding this past week needs to pay special attention to rainfall accumulations as flooding is expected to return to those locations. Watch out for flooding along rivers and low lying areas. "It wouldn't surprise me that sometime between now and Friday we go back into a flood warning for that".

World Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Detained
Author: 0 Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Detained

The charge, which will be heard by a court at an undisclosed date, could result in a jail sentence of up to 30 days. Last December, the Supreme Court in Russian Federation paved the way for Putin to return unopposed after it upheld election officials' decision to bar Navalny from running for president in the forthcoming election scheduled for March 2018.

World N Korea cancelled meeting, USA says
Author: 0 N Korea cancelled meeting, USA says

Vice President Pence on Thursday chastised the media for its "fawning" coverage of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un's sister, and defended his conduct during a recent trip to South Korea for the Winter Olympics. Kim Yo Jong and the North's nominal head of state were the most senior North Korean officials to visit the South in more than a decade. In this November 12, 2017 photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry, three USA aircraft carriers USS Nimitz, left top, USS Ronald Reagan, ...

World Pakistan Army Violates Ceasefire In Uri
Author: 0 Pakistan Army Violates Ceasefire In Uri

He said Indian soldiers retaliated to the aggression from across the LoC "effectively". "It was observed that a Pakistan military helicopter came up to 300 metres of the LoC but then went back", sources said. A BSF man was killed after being hit by Pakistani troops sniper fire in Tangdhar sector of north Kashmir. She added that there was a ceasefire violation yesterday too.

World Opera House construction in Riyadh announced
Author: 0 Opera House construction in Riyadh announced

Saudi Arabia's General Entertainment Authority stated, "Saudi Arabia's artistic community has been growing in size and in confidence for a number of years now, and the General Entertainment Authority believes that such an event will allow a proper platform to showcase their fashion and art talents".

World Bruises, swelling on Delhi Chief Secretary's face, says medical report
Author: 0 Bruises, swelling on Delhi Chief Secretary's face, says medical report

PTI reported that metropolitan magistrate Shefali Barnala Tandon rejected the plea for two days' custody of Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal, saying the legislators were ready to cooperate and join the probe. While the IAS association announced a strike, the Congress demanded an apology from the Congress. However, the AAP leaders later claimed that it was unfair that the Home Minister had not given them time but gave a statement after hearing one side of the story.

World Cheney HS students walk-out in protest against current gun laws
Author: 0 Cheney HS students walk-out in protest against current gun laws

The three students were using a cell phone to film the other students who walked out holding signs and explaining why they chose to do so. All grades at the high school were represented in the walk-out, and the event last about 20 minutes before students returned to class, according to Times-News.

World Medal victor Krushelnitsky defiant as drugs probe begins under was
Author: 0 Medal victor Krushelnitsky defiant as drugs probe begins under was

Since we all have the attention span of a stoned college kid (Class of '03!), NBC Sports commentators have already shortened the team of "Olympics Athletes from Russia" to " OAR ". "It was a four-minute meeting", International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams said. This setback comes at a delicate time when Russian Federation has been getting negative publicity for its systemic doping scandal in the previous Sochi Winter Olympics .

World Gallagher pays tribute to Manchester Attack victims at Brit Awards
Author: 0 Gallagher pays tribute to Manchester Attack victims at Brit Awards

Ariana Grande was left unable to fly to the United Kingdom for the tribute after doctors told her she was too ill. Liam had stepped in at the last minute for the tribute, as Ariana had originally been scheduled to perform, having arranged the One Love Manchester concert .

World President to hold 'listening session' with students and teachers of Stoneman Douglas
Author: 0 President to hold 'listening session' with students and teachers of Stoneman Douglas

Sarah Huckabee, the White House press secretary said in a statement that "Mr. Trump was willing to improve the federal background checks for the prospective gun buyers ". He also will meet with state and local officials on school safety on Thursday. Both Congress and the president are under renewed pressure to fix the nation's gun system after a former student killed 17 people with an AR-15 style rifle at a Florida school last Wednesday.

World Iran threatens to pull out of nuclear deal
Author: 0 Iran threatens to pull out of nuclear deal

A senior Iranian official said Thursday that Tehran may choose to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal it struck with six world powers if major global banks continued to avoid doing business in the Islamic Republic. If the nuclear deal is linked to Iran's ballistic missile programme or its regional activities, world powers "not only will lose the JCPOA, but will make other issues more complicated and more hard to resolve", he said.