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World News Government issues ordinance on death penalty for child rapists
Author: 0 Government issues ordinance on death penalty for child rapists

The cabinet approved the ordinance, which also prescribes capital punishment for convicted rapists of girls below the age of 16 years, in an emergency meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to amend the criminal law. It has been provided that no bail shall be granted without hearing Public Prosecutor. The offender found guilty of such offence shall be liable to punishment only under such law or the Ordinance as provides for punishment which is greater in degree.

World News France's Macron urges USA to help 'reinvent multilateralism'
Author: 0 France's Macron urges USA to help 'reinvent multilateralism'

Macron gripped Trump's hand for several seconds even after Trump tried to disengage, a move Macron later admitted he planned beforehand by studying videos of Trump's handshakes . "Macron will probably have to say to [EU partners] Germany and to Brussels, "we'll not do as well this year as last year". In doing so, he flipped the script of the trip - the Trump White House's first full state visit - which was until now dominated by intimate images of the French and USA first couples planting ...

World News Philippines expelling Australian nun
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AN Australian nun ordered to leave the Philippines after she was tagged an "undesirable alien" expressed "surprise" at the swiftness of the decision of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) but said that while she may "lose the right to be in the Philippines", she would "never lose the learnings and lovely memories" that the country had given her in her more than 20-year stay.

World News Kathua rape-murder: arrested SI, SPO move HC for CBI probe
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However, after the death of the 8-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua who was brutally raped and murdered, some media outlets, and later the public, used the minor's real name, before the Delhi High Court took action and sent notices to the respective media outlets.

World News Khawaja Asif vows to knock on SC's door against disqualification ruling
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According to a report in Dawn , a special bench of Islamabad High Court disqualified Asif as a member of Parliament. Dar - in his petition - alleged that Asif was entitled to draw a salary which fell under category of receivable asset; however, since he did not declare it in the nomination form while contesting the 2013 general elections from NA-110, he did not qualify to remain a member of the National Assembly.

World News French President Emmanuel Macron rocks US Congress with speech
Author: 0 French President Emmanuel Macron rocks US Congress with speech

Busy day planned. Looking forward to watching President Macron of France address a Joint Session of Congress today. Trump also threatened Tehran with retaliation if it restarted its nuclear programme. Instead, the French president urged the U.S. to re-embrace multilateralism and said that Europe and the United States must face global challenges together.

World News Justine Ruszczyk shooter to plead not guilty to murder and manslaughter charges
Author: 0 Justine Ruszczyk shooter to plead not guilty to murder and manslaughter charges

She died in the alley. Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor shot dead Ms Damond, who approached his patrol auto wearing her pyjamas, in a dark alley behind her home just before midnight on July 25. Damond, also known as Justine Ruszczyk, had taken the name of her fiance, Don Damond, ahead of their wedding planned for August 2017. On the day charges were filed against him, Noor turned himself in to authorities.

World News NY GOP on Senate control: 'We are ready for this fight'
Author: 0 NY GOP on Senate control: 'We are ready for this fight'

Simcha Felder of Brooklyn now sits with Republicans, meaning the GOP could retain control even if Democrats win a numeric majority. Democrats won two special elections for the NY state Senate Tuesday but Republicans will remain in charge of the chamber after a key Democratic senator who has sided with Republicans announced that he'll stay put.

World News Germans Rally to Jewish Community's Defense
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The rally attracted many senior politicians, including Germany's recently-appointed government commissioner on anti-Semitism, Felix Stein, and Green MP of Turkish origin, Cem Ozdemir, who also donned a kippah while addressing the crowd. Head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany Josef Schuster warned people in Germany not to wear yarmulkes in major cities following a series of anti-Semitic attacks.

World News Russia, Syria to bring 17 eyewitnesses of events in Douma to OPCW
Author: 0 Russia, Syria to bring 17 eyewitnesses of events in Douma to OPCW

However Rudskoy did not clarify which systems Russian Federation planned to supply Syria. In fact, the missile defenses Russian Federation would use against USA cruise missiles, according to Lamrani, were already deployed and used in Syria , and according to the Pentagon, failed spectacularly.

World News Sitharaman attends SCO Defence Ministers' meeting
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In turn, China's leader commended Pakistan's role as a member of the SCO. Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made it official that India would participate in a multi-nation military exercise to be conducted in Russian Federation in September this year.

World News Children Die in Bus-Train Collision in India
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Anand Kumar, additional director general of police, said the school van driver had earphones on when the accident took place. It is not yet known how many children were travelling in the bus. An inquiry has been ordered into the accident. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh also tweeted expressing their condolences over the deaths.

World News United Kingdom govt dealt another Brexit defeat in parliament
Author: 0 United Kingdom govt dealt another Brexit defeat in parliament

Barnier added: "The European Council has made clear that, if the UK's red lines were to evolve, the Union would be prepared to reconsider its offer". Speaking to the Commons Brexit Committee, Davis said while the government had changed how it pushed its Brexit legislation through parliament it was not simply "winging it".

World News ACOSTA UNHINGED: CNN Reporter 'CLARIFIES' Trump Supporter Smear
Author: 0 ACOSTA UNHINGED: CNN Reporter 'CLARIFIES' Trump Supporter Smear

The press secretary didn't take the bait, saying the administration supported "a free press" but also a "fair press". In light of all the Trump-touting, Breitbart's Charlie Spiering went ahead and asked Sanders whether the president has reached out to the rap star and if he'd be willing to host him at the White House.

World News George HW Bush Is Out Of ICU, Alert & Responding To Treatment
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HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 21: Former Presidents George W. Bush, left, and George H.W. Bush arrive at St. Martin's Episcopal Church for a funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush on April 21, 2018 in Houston, Texas. On Friday, during the public viewing of Barbara Bush's casket, George H.W. Bush offered his hand to numerous around 2,500 people who walked through the church to pay their respects.

World News Cheap wine is about to get a lot more expensive
Author: 0 Cheap wine is about to get a lot more expensive

That level was the lowest since 1957, Reuters reported . According to CNN , producers, dealers and retailers will take the brunt of the price hikes caused by the wine shortage. Producers were hardest hit in Europe, where heavy hailstorms and harsh frosts damaged vineyards in early 2017 before a summer drought took its toll. "There will be, in some cases, lower quality wines getting blended into slightly higher value products, so everyone kind of goes down a tier in quality", said Rannekleiv.

World News Buhari backs Oshiomhole for APC national chairman
Author: 0 Buhari backs Oshiomhole for APC national chairman

Tinubu spoke at the Lagos chapter of APC stakeholder's meeting held at the party's secretariat in Ikeja yesterday. Okorocha said that the APC state governors communicated their support for the President's reelection bid at the meeting. He said: "We are here to talk about the congress, we want to appoint ward congress, local government congress and delegates". He said the decision would allow young blood to take over the party leadership at all levels in the state.

World News CMS overhauls meaningful use EHR program, removes redundancies
Author: 0 CMS overhauls meaningful use EHR program, removes redundancies

If the new rules are approved by Congress, they would take effect in 2019. It would eliminate a significant number of criteria acute care hospitals are now required to report and it would remove duplicative measures across the five-hospital quality and value-based purchasing programs.

World News RCMP executes search warrant in international cyberattack investigation
Author: 0 RCMP executes search warrant in international cyberattack investigation

The RCMP executed a search warrant in Toronto as part of an worldwide police operation that took down what investigators have called the world's biggest provider of potentially crippling Distributed Denial of Service attacks. Individuals with little or no technical knowledge could use the Webstresser service to launch crippling cyber-attacks across the world. Another expert welcomed the arrest of the ringleaders of the website .

World News Michael Cohen to plead the Fifth in Stormy Daniels suit
Author: 0 Michael Cohen to plead the Fifth in Stormy Daniels suit

Lawyers for Trump and Cohen have said Daniels' civil lawsuit overlaps the criminal probe of Cohen's business affairs, and that letting her case proceed could both impair Cohen's constitutional right against self-incrimination and make it harder for Trump to defend himself.

World News Indu Malhotra 'cleared' for Supreme Court, but Justice Joseph still on hold
Author: 0 Indu Malhotra 'cleared' for Supreme Court, but Justice Joseph still on hold

Indu Malhotra's name was recommended by the Supreme Court Collegium. However, the government has not accepted the collegium's recommendation to elevate him, the delay leading SC judge Justice Kurian Joseph to record his lament publicly. But now, the government is considering to go ahead with the appointment of Malhotra and keep on hold the elevation of Justice Joseph. Shortly after the collegium sent Malhotra's and CJ Joseph's name for elevation - on January 10, four judges from the ...

World News Audi recalls 1.16M vehicles for coolant pump fire risk
Author: 0 Audi recalls 1.16M vehicles for coolant pump fire risk

Affected vehicles include 342,867 4-cylinder versions of 2013-2017 A5 and Q5, 2012-2015 A6 and 2013-2016 A4 and A4 Allroad models. All of the affected Audi vehicles are equipped with a 2-liter turbocharged engine. Dealerships will replace the pumps at no cost to owners; however, the redesigned parts won't be ready until November. The same Audi vehicles were recalled in 2017, prompting dealers to do a software update.

World News Theresa May suffers third Brexit defeat in Lords
Author: 0 Theresa May suffers third Brexit defeat in Lords

Continued participation in a customs union would not on its own ensure frictionless borders after Brexit , owing to the need for shared single market regulations too, but obviating the need for so-called "rules of origin" customs checks is seen by business groups as a vital part of keeping trade flowing freely.

World News Armenian Revolutionary Federation Party Withdraws From the Ruling Coalition
Author: 0 Armenian Revolutionary Federation Party Withdraws From the Ruling Coalition

Karapetian added that he has therefore asked President Armen Sarkissian to initiate alternative negotiations of a broad range of political forces, including those not represented in the parliament. Large-scale protests were held before Sargsyan took office. In a surprise move, Sarkisian, who served as president for a decade, stood down as prime minister just a week after being elected by parliament, following days of protests by demonstrators who accused him of a blatant power grab.

World News UN, EU call for return to Syria peace talks
Author: 0 UN, EU call for return to Syria peace talks

The shortfall prompted United Nations agencies to say some programmes may need to be cut. The pledges came despite warnings from the UN's refugee agency that the majority of refugees in Jordan and Lebanon were living below the poverty line and unable to pay for basic education and medical needs.

World News UK Says Irish Brexit Border Answer May Not Come Until 2021
Author: 0 UK Says Irish Brexit Border Answer May Not Come Until 2021

Harvey Blackwood says British parliament could refuse to approve any Brexit deal that does not paint a clear picture of the UK's future ties with the EU. European Union negotiators last week gave a "detailed and forensic rebuttal" to the feasibility of two options put forward by Prime Minister Theresa May in her Mansion House speech last month.

Author: 0 Donald Trump 'to visit the United Kingdom in July'

Mr. Trump has already visited France, Poland, Japan, and China as USA president, with little or no protest or opposition. Sky's senior political correspondent Beth Rigby revealed that a full announcement is expected in the next day or so.

World News Indonesia oil well fire kills 10
Author: 0 Indonesia oil well fire kills 10

Several homes were destroyed. "We don't know if there are still victims because we can not get any closer". Authorities had trouble getting people out of the fire, and medical officials say several of the injured victims are in serious condition.

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