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Tension Erupts Between Franken, Cornyn Ahead Of Sessions Confirmation Vote

When Sen. Al Franken's turn came, he used his time to explain his "no" vote, saying Sessions had been misleading about civil rights cases he said he was involved in while he was a USA attorney in the 1980s. Yates sealed her fate back when she vowed t...

Supreme Court slams Tamil Nadu govt on Jallikattu protests

A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and R F Nariman took strong exception to the agitation resorted to by the people on Chennai's Marina beach for a few days in January, asking how there can be protest when the court itself was seized up with the matte...

PDEA to lead war on drugs after Bato disbands AIDG

More than 7 ,000 people have been killed since Mr Duterte, nicknamed "the punisher", unleashed his bloody crackdown seven months ago. Thousands have been killed in a crackdown on drug crime in the country, initiated by President Rodrigo Duterte.

Decision on US Embassy in Jerusalem to be made soon

During a briefing for journalists on Sunday, White House spokesman Sean Spicer was asked if the administration planned to move the embassy and he said, "We are at the very beginning stages of even discussing this subject". But each commander in chief...

Tiger kills man in China's Youngor wildlife park

An onlooker took footage of the tiger dragging the man under some trees and sinking its teeth into his neck as two other big cats lurked behind. The incident marks the second attack of its kind to occur in China during the last six months.

USA president tasks team with finding new anti-IS partners

Mr Trump and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin agreed during a telephone call to establish "real coordination" against ISIS in Syria, according to the Kremlin. The United States now has 5,000 troops in Iraq and 500 in Syria as "advisors" - but also ...

No confirmation that talks on Syrian conflict postponed

The document sums up constitutional proposals of both the Syrian government and opposition groups, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a meeting with representatives of the Syrian opposition earlier in the day. Russia presented a draft con...

Digital red envelopes help Chinese celebrate Lunar New Year

In Chinese tradition, the new year falls on a different date every year because it is calculated based on the lunar calendar, rather than the Gregorian one , where the new year begins on 1 January. "Red symbolises the vitality of life and happiness,...

Ten dead as wildfires rage through central Chile

Chile is battling the worst wildfire in its history, and is now pleading for global assistance after months of trying to bring deadly fires under control. However, serious drought has made the fires this year particularly hard to contain. "We have ...

Gambian President Barrow to return home Thursday

Barrow was sworn into office on January 19 at the Gambian Embassy in Senegal because of security threats as Jammeh clung to power. Barrow became victorious in December's election but for days Jammeh declined to give up his position, leading to a ca...

Pope forces conservative out in condom battle

The Knights of Malta has summoned its top governing body for a special session to formally accept the resignation of its leader after the pope announced a takeover of the sovereign lay Catholic group. Boeselager went on to be elected grand chancellor...

DREAMers, DACA Recipients Not First Focus for Deportation, White House Says

Federal funding also will be stripped from "sanctuary" states and cities, Spicer said. In response to an inquiry from me earlier today, USCIS spokesman Steve Blando e-mailed me the following: "We are still accepting/processing DACA requests under...

Trump expected to sign order to suspend US refugee program

In addition to Syria, Trump's orders are expected to temporarily restrict access to the United States for most refugees. Though he has taken advice from the GOP and softened the ban to a less religious-based test, Donald Trump is going full-speed-a...

Trump ends tax dollars for NGOs that provide abortions

Campaigners had said ahead of Mr Trump's inauguration, they feared he would reintroduce the policy as a gift to Vice President Mike Pence, known for his staunch opposition to abortion rights. In a brief recap of Trump's morning at the top of the br...

Protestoes burn Donald Trump statue and mock president with fake 'Great Wall'

Mexico's foreign minister is scheduled to hold talks with Trump administration officials in Washington next week amid growing fears that the new USA president's actions on trade could devastate the Mexican economy. As a candidate, Trump made a surpri...

President Trump signs executive orders during first hours in office

Conway said voters can also expect an Obamacare replacement to include wider use of health savings accounts, which allow people to save money tax-free to help pay for their medical costs. Chief of Staff Reince Priebus also issued an executive m...

France election: Socialists vote for presidential nominee

Socialist voters in France have gone to the polls in a nationwide primary to decide on their nominee who will contest the general election in April. The left also faces a growing challenge from centrist Emmanuel Macron, 39, a former investment bank...

Pro-jallikattu protests continue in TN

He said senior Tamil Nadu government officials would stay back in New Delhi to expedite the process of promulgating the ordinance, which would introduce state-specific changes to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. Attorney General Mukul Roha...

'Barrow must be allowed to form his government': SA's stance on Gambia

Senegal army representative Col. Abdou Ndiaye told Sputnik that an ECOWAS-backed military intervention in Gambia started on Thursday in order to ensure the safety of president-elect Adama Barrow. As former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh prepares to l...

Nigeria's fight against Boko Haram is going to be long and messy

In a statement, Human Rights Watch (HRW ) said the Nigeria government must provide the compensation as soon as possible despite its claims that the bombing on Tuesday was a mistake. A firefight between the military and Boko Haram fighters in Rann ...

NSW's next premier should continue to push for growth in infrastructure

Now the Treasurer of New South Wales and Deputy Leader of the New South Wales Liberal Party, Berejiklian has been active in Australian politics since 2003, first elected as a Member of the New South Wales Parliament. Planning Minister Rob Stokes ...

Malia Obama 'secures internship with Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein'

When the Obamas return from their post-White House vacation in Palm Springs, Malia Obama, will head right to a new summer internship - and it's a big one. are available, THR reports that she will likely work in the marketing or development depart...

Iran: 30 firefighters killed in collapse of high-rise building

Some 20 to 25 firefighters were thought to be trapped in the rubble at Tehran's Plasco shopping and business complex after it collapsed, according to state television. Soroush Farzin-Moghadam, an engineering professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institu...

IS destroys parts of Roman amphitheater in Syria

The Palmyra Tetrapylon, characterized by its four plinths that are not connected overhead, had only one original ancient column, said Abdulkarim. He said that just two of the of the Tetrapylon's 16 columns remain standing. Syrians affectionately re...

Avalanche hits Italy hotel, many feared dead or injured

Central Italy was hit by four strong earthquakes yesterday, with tremors reported to continue overnight. CBS News' Costanza Barone says rescuers managed to reach Hotel Rigopiano on skis, as deep snow had cut off access by road. It based its est...

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Team Israel suffers first loss in World Baseball Classic

Israel is now 1-1 in the second round of the 16-team quadrennial tournament and 4-1 overall. Gregorius got his final RBI on a sacrifice fly in the eighth. He has been used at DH fo...

Turkey-Netherlands row shows no sign of ebbing

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at the decision, saying the ban was reminiscent of Nazism and pledged to retaliate. "I understand they are angry, but this is of...

Chinese president to meet with Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump is planning to host his Chinese counterpart President Xi Jinping at his Florida Mar-a-Lago resort next month. However, a senior administration officia...

BJP scores massive victory in Uttar Pradesh; leaders thank PM Modi

It seems the voters turn on the Congress in places where Rahul spearheads the party's poll campaign. Many in the party feel the leadership is in a flux amid continued uncertainty o...

Akhilesh Yadav submits his resignation to UP Governor Ram Naik

While most Samajwadi Party leaders were having a bad day in the office, there was one man who stood tall. After months of power-struggle on January 1 with help of his uncle Prof Ra...

Another legal challenge to revised Trump travel ban

A federal judge in Seattle issued a temporary restraining order halting Trump's initial travel ban order after Washington state and Minnesota sued. The reason for his hesitatio...

Donald Tusk re-elected as European Council head

Donald Tusk has done a good job. The 27 remaining European Union states are now preparing a joint declaration to mark later this month the 60th anniversary of a founding trea...

Trump taps Bush administration lawyer and Cruz friend as Solicitor General

Francisco now serves as the administration's acting solicitor general , the National Law Journal reports. Francisco is but one of many Jones Day partners to make his way in...

Turkey, Russia, and U.S. draw chart to oust IS out of Syria

Therefore, the US-led coalition stationed forces in Manbij to send a message to all forces to keep their focus on ISIS. Photos of McGurk's visit to Kobani surfaced on social media ...

Poachers Killed A Rhino At A Paris Zoo And Stole Its Horn

But the poachers appear to have been disturbed as his second - partially sawn - horn was left behind. Poachers broke into a French zoo and murdered a beloved white rhinoceros, ch...

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Gayatri Prajapati rape case: Woman's lawyer says witnesses being threatened

Gayatri Prajapati rape case: Woman's lawyer says witnesses being threatened

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik has written to Akhilesh Yadav asking why the chief minister has retained rape-accused minister Gayatri Prajapati in his cabinet. Raids have been con...

Turkey summons German ambassador over rally ban

Turkey summons German ambassador over rally ban

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said today he would speak with German Chancellor Angela Merkel by telephone amid a row over rallies cancelled in Germany ahead of a vote ne...

Headstones found toppled at another Jewish cemetery

Headstones found toppled at another Jewish cemetery

Hikind said he has spoken with the New York Police Department on scene, but officials with the cemetery said that there was no vandalism, and that perhaps the damage was caused by ...

Oil Price Climbs As OPEC Members Stick To Production Cut

Oil Price Climbs As OPEC Members Stick To Production Cut

However, government efforts to appease the militants seem to be working, and earlier this week, an official from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation said that the country...

Trump to host Germany's Merkel at the White House

For her part, Merkel announced that the German contribution to the economic development of Tunisia will be increased by 15.8 million USA dollars. Germany is interested in creati...