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India to rethink colonial-era law criminalising gay sex

India to rethink colonial-era law criminalising gay sex The law, called the Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act, protects the beliefs that marriage is the union of one man and one woman, sex outside such a marriage is improper and gender is determined by anatomy and genetics at birth and can not change. [Full Article...]

Israel supports gradual funding cut to United Nations agency for Palestinians

Israel supports gradual funding cut to United Nations agency for Palestinians Issues about the agency's funding were sparked on January 3, when U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley threatened to axe aid funding for Palestinians. In response, Netanyahu said he supports a "gradual cutback" of funding for the UNRWA. The report suggested that Netanyahu would prefer that the funding cut be implemented gradually. [Full Article...]

Leaked tapes reveal Egypt's support for Trump's Jerusalem decision

Leaked tapes reveal Egypt's support for Trump's Jerusalem decision The recordings were provided to the New York Times by an intermediary supportive of the Palestinian cause and opposed to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. In response, the SIS stated that the NYT report mentioned four of the "hosts of influential talk shows". El-Kholi called the reaction to Trump's decision "dangerous" and said it could strengthen Hamas , the group that controls the Gaza Strip. [Full Article...]

Trump administration ends protected status of 200000 Salvadorans in US

Trump administration ends protected status of 200000 Salvadorans in US Having determined that the " original conditions caused by the 2001 earthquakes no longer exist ", under the applicable statute, the " current TPS designation must be terminated ". The decision was heavily criticized by immigrant advocates who said it ignored violence in El Salvador, which has one of the world's highest murder rates. [Full Article...]

NY airport terminal flooded as brutal cold grips US East Coast

NY airport terminal flooded as brutal cold grips US East Coast It's not clear how many flights have been affected but the departure board is a sea of red and yellow cancellations and delays. The airport urged passengers to contact their airlines for flight information and said in an earlier tweet that the water main break was causing flight delays. [Full Article...]

BJP won't cower down by CPI-M's violence: Amit Shah

BJP won't cower down by CPI-M's violence: Amit Shah Shah also claimed that the Left Front government is not changed, Manipur will be reduced to a backward state in terms of protection of women, unemployment and economic development of the poor and the working class. The BJP president said,"The BJP does not want a change for the sake of it.it wants so to bring about a qualitative change in governance to improve the lives of people". [Full Article...]

Blast kills four cops in Kashmir

Blast kills four cops in Kashmir The place was cordoned off and a search operation is underway, a police officer told news agency IANS . The policemen were from 3rd Battalion of Indian Reserve Police (IRP). "May the four fearless J&K police personnel killed in the line of duty today rest in peace". Authorities had deployed a large number of security forces in the market and other areas of Sopore to maintain law and order sit... [Full Article...]

Man held in Bengal for harassing Sachin's daughter over phone

Man held in Bengal for harassing Sachin's daughter over phone As per various media reports, the accused has now been arrested from Kolkata , West Bengal. The stalker's family has claimed that Maity is mentally unstable, "We had no idea how he got embroiled in this case". However, how Maity obtained Tendulkar's landline number remains a mystery. It is yet to be ascertained how he got hold of the number to make calls at the Tendulkar residence. [Full Article...]

Bigg Boss 11: Bandgi Kalra to feature in a Bollywood film?

Bigg Boss 11: Bandgi Kalra to feature in a Bollywood film? Akash loses both the rounds and Puneesh wins the Sultani Akhada. In the upcoming episodes, the contestants will be seen facing questions from a bunch of journalists who will ask tricky questions to the contestants. Bandgi Kalra also said that she is fun loving. Luv who often found himself nominated and in the danger zone had an vast following in the outside world with fans saving him weeks af... [Full Article...]

Man dies in Stockholm metro station blast

Man dies in Stockholm metro station blast The man, in his 60s, was rushed to a hospital but later died, while the woman, in her mid-40s, suffered minor wounds to her face and both legs, Olsson said. Police cordoned off the station and the square outside as bomb squad experts moved in to investigate. "Nothing indicates that the (injured) couple were targeted", said Olsson, adding there was nothing to suggest an act of terrorism. [Full Article...]

'Raising Iran unrest at United Nations a blunder'

'Raising Iran unrest at United Nations a blunder' Iran's ambassador to the U.N., Gholamali Khoshroo, said the USA had abused its power as a permanent member of the Security Council. "The US stands unapologetically with those who seek freedom for themselves and prosperity for their families". [Full Article...]

Crew of 32 missing after ships collide off eastern China

All 21 members of the Chinese freighter's crew, all of which who are Chinese nationals, have been rescued. Thick clouds of dark smoke could be seen billowing out of the Sanchi tanker, engulfing the vessel as rescue efforts were hampered by bad weather and fire on and around the ship, Mohammad Rastad, head of Iran's Ports and Maritime Organisation, told Iranian television. [Full Article...]

Late-Night Hosts Are Campaigning for Trump's 'Most Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards'

Late-Night Hosts Are Campaigning for Trump's 'Most Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards' Does anyone doubt that such constant Trump targets as CNN and the New York Times will be among the "winners"? Trump says he'll give out the awards on January 17, but the White House hasn't said much about them. show. "Victor to receive the FAKE NEWS TROPHY!" And we want to hear from you. "Some journalists and liberal pundits think that Americans are too stupid to see through their amateur effo... [Full Article...]

Bannon praises Trump's son in statement

Tapper and Miller battled during a live interview on Tapper's weekly show, " State of the Union ", about allegations made in a new book, " Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House ". Trump's ability to receive and process the kind of intelligence typically presented to presidents, and that Mr. Wolff's descriptions of Mr. Trump's mental state were "pure fantasy". [Full Article...]

Steve Bannon says he regrets comments about Trump Jr

Steve Bannon says he regrets comments about Trump Jr The tweets were another sign of Trump's frustration at what he views as unfair treatment by the news media amid a federal investigation into whether he or his campaign aides colluded with Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential campaign, in which he defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton. [Full Article...]

Paper says Imran has married for third time

Paper says Imran has married for third time The News report says the ceremony took place in "Sector Y of Defence Housing Authority, Lahore, at the residence of a close confidante of the bride who also happens to be a friend of a PTI leader". It says that the former cricket star tied the knot with his spiritual guide, who has not been named. "Please accept my apology", he said parroting the same line he did when approached after Imran Khan'... [Full Article...]

Virginia Republican defeats Democrat in tied House race after random bowl drawing

Virginia Republican defeats Democrat in tied House race after random bowl drawing Yancey didn't attend the selection. Yancey's election, should it stand, would give Virginia Republicans a 51 - 49 majority in the state House, enabling them to confront Virginia Governor-elect Ralph Northam's progressive agenda. Our historic gains in the House of Delegates were a resounding rejection of the toxic, Trumpian rhetoric and policies that defined the Republican strategy both up and do... [Full Article...]

Trump disbands voter fraud commission, says Homeland Security will take over investigation

Trump disbands voter fraud commission, says Homeland Security will take over investigation The former head of President Donald Trump's recently disbanded election integrity commission has charged two people with double voting in Kansas and Colorado during the 2016 election. "The Department of Homeland Security is going to be able to move faster and more efficiently than a presidential advisory commission". Kris Kobach , Kansas' secretary of state, announced Thursday that Bailey... [Full Article...]

US Customs phone, laptop border searches increased substantially in 2017

US Customs phone, laptop border searches increased substantially in 2017 A basic search involves reviewing the content of phone, while an advanced search involves connecting the device to external equipment to review, copy or analyze the contents. US Customs and Border Patrol searched more phones and laptops at the border in 2017 - 30,200 devices total . 'CBP agents would not be allowed to seek information stored externally or on a "cloud" linked to the device, ... [Full Article...]

Massive fire breaks at Mumbai's Cinevista studio

Massive fire breaks at Mumbai's Cinevista studio A total of 14 people had lost their lives in the incident. On Saturday, fire broke out at Cinevista film studio in suburban Kanjurmarg (West). According to reports, the fire started at a generator in the studio. The fire at Cinevista studio broke out at around 8 pm, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone 7) Akhilesh Singh had said. The actress of the show, Jennifer Winget was present at the Cin... [Full Article...]


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