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World News Voices of women must be heard : Rahul Gandhi
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BJP chief Amit Shah and Modi held a press conference at the party headquarters at the same time when Gandhi addressed the media at the Congress head office. The Congress party, including Gandhi, have been accusing the Election Commission of being "biased" and "partial". During a press conference in the national capital on May 17, Gandhi said, "The Election Commission has a different set of rules for the Prime Minister and the BJP and different rules for other opposition parties".

World News Huawei: China threatens to retaliate over US sanctions
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The Commerce Department issued a rule, promised on Wednesday, putting Huawei and 68 affiliates in more than two dozen countries on its so-called Entity List , a move that bans the company from buying parts and components from American firms without United States government approval.

World News War would mean 'end of Iran'
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On Sunday, a Katyusha rocket was sacked into Baghdad's Green Zone, which houses government offices and embassies, including the USA mission. Federal Aviation Administration is advising commercial airlines flying over the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman to use caution in the wake of elevated tensions between the United States and Iran.

World News Taiwan legalises same-sex marriage in a historic first for Asia
Author: 0 Taiwan legalises same-sex marriage in a historic first for Asia

The two other bills, submitted by conservative lawmakers, refer to partnerships as "same-sex family relationships" or "same-sex unions" rather than " marriages ". In November of 2018, 67% voted to reject same-sex marriage . "The will of some seven million people in the referendum has been trampled", one group, the Coalition for the Happiness of Our Next Generation said in a statement .

World News Johnson and Johnson: UK sibling rivalry at heart of EU vote
Author: 0 Johnson and Johnson: UK sibling rivalry at heart of EU vote

The victor of a leadership contest will automatically become prime minister and will take control of the Brexit process, which has plunged Britain into its worst political crisis since the Second World War. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is seen outside Downing Street, as uncertainty over Brexit continues, in London , Britain May 15, 2019. MPs are due to vote for a fourth time in early June on the terms of Britain's withdrawal from the EU.

World News Boeing completes software update and tests for 737 Max aircraft
Author: 0 Boeing completes software update and tests for 737 Max aircraft

The US company has now flown the 737 Max with the updated software on 207 occasions, it said, and will also be submitting data to the Federal Aviation Administration on how pilots interact with controls in different scenarios. Boeing is "fully committed to providing the committee with all of the information needed on this issue, and we have already answered many questions and provided materials requested", said spokesman Charles Bickers.

World News Flynn detailed how Trump, Congress tried to sway probe
Author: 0 Flynn detailed how Trump, Congress tried to sway probe

Thursday's court filing also adds a layer to previous reporting that in the summer of 2017, Trump's attorney at the time, John Dowd , floated the possibility of presidential pardons for Flynn and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort in exchange for their refusal to cooperate with prosecutors.

World News NY mayor announces 2020 presidential bid
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The president said , "He is a JOKE, but if you like high taxes & crime, he's your man. NYC HATES HIM!" "What I bring is absolute total focus on putting people first". Michael Bloomberg: As far back as 2006 , the business tycoon-turned-New York City mayor began flirting with the idea of a presidential run. NY voters have also been critical of his campaign pledge to tackle wealth inequality, arguing that the gap appears to be worsening in some parts of the city.

World News Pregnant US teen killed, baby taken from womb
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The case has similarities to numerous roughly 30 similar crimes carried out over the last three decades across the USA, an expert said. Murder charges have been filed against a woman and her daughter in the death of a pregnant Chicago woman whose baby was cut from her womb .

World News Friendly Fire: US Airstrike Killed at Least 18 Afghan Police in Helmand
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Fourteen policemen were wounded in the attack, he added. At least eight policemen were killed in the attack in the Nahr-e-Seraj area of the Helmand-Kandahar highway, said Omar Zwak, the provincial governor's spokesman. Unfortunately, they were not and a tragic accident resulted. They (Afghan forces) reported and confirmed the areas were clear of friendly forces, ' said Butler.

World News Trump opposed to parts of Alabama’s abortion ban
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She then called for Congress to craft legislation that would make the decision in Roe federal law , called for a repeal of the Hyde Amendment (which bans federal funding for most abortions ), and called for federal legislation preventing states from passing medically unnecessary restrictions on abortion clinics.

World News Iran Tensions Signal 'Returning To Status Quo'
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Hunt said he had discussed Iran with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last week in London , and again in Brussels on Monday. It did not give details about the nature of the threats. A sophisticated and non-reductionist theory of coming U.S. war with Iran would need to tie together several causal factors, ranging from personal to institutional, internal and external, with due attention to the "agency-structure" dualism.

World News Saudi Arabia, UAE, Norway write to United Nations about oil tanker attacks
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They argue that President Trump has already set a precedent for this sort of war in Syria, and present a USA attack as "retaliation" against Iranian threats. At the root of the recent spike in Persian Gulf tensions appears to be President Donald Trump's decision a year ago to pull the US from Iran's nuclear deal with world powers, embarking on a maximalist sanctions campaign against Tehran to cripple the country's economy.

World News Rihanna Slams Alabama's Controversial Abortion Ban In Heated Instagram Post
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In Alabama , lawmakers banned abortions at any time - with the only exception being for medical emergencies. Most Americans, after all, still support abortion rights. Removing abortion as an option puts people's health at risk - because people will ultimately pursue abortion through unsafe options. "There are so many things we could be talking about, nuts and bolts to civil rights issues", he said .

World News Pilots Confronted Boeing About Risks Before 2nd 737 MAX 8 Crash
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Elwell said he expects Boeing to complete its work "in the next week or so", after which the FAA will analyze the software changes and conduct test flights. Missing Documents Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter A. DeFazio , D-N.Y., said the FAA has begun providing the committee with documents requested surrounding the agency's certification process and handling of the 737 Max after the accidents, but that Boeing has not yet provided "a single" document.

World News Farmer amputates leg with knife to escape auger
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Kaser said he was so used to his routine that he didn't think anything out of the ordinary would happen that day, but then he stepped out of his truck and accidentally into a grain hopper. Once free, Mr Kaser crawled hundreds of feet to the nearest phone and called his son, who picked him up and drove him into town. After a week in the hospital and two weeks in rehab in a clinic, he had been on Friday dismissed.

World News Nepalese Sherpa completes record 23rd Everest climb
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Nepali Mountaineer Kami Rita Sherpa became the first person ever to climb Mount Everest - highest summit on Earth - for a record 23 times on Tuesday. Mr Sherpa broke the record a year ago of 21 summits that he shared with two fellow countrymen, Apa Sherpa and Phurba Tashi Sherpa. Adverse conditions challenge climbers every time, and the previous year saw the death of 5 climbers including an experienced Sherpa guide.

World News Blade helicopter ride-share taxi crashes in NY
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Fortunately, the pilot - 34-year-old Eric Morales - was alone in the helicopter when it descended into the water, and he only sustained non-life-threatening injuries, according to the CBS News . 'The helicopter was being repositioned to the West Side Heliport for fueling by the operator, Zip Aviation, and was not servicing a Blade mission. The National Transportation Safety Board said it would investigate the accident.

World News What's behind rising US-Iran tensions in the Gulf?
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The United States , which had a large troop presence in Iraq from 2003-2011 after invading to topple dictator Saddam Hussein, sent troops back there in 2014 to help fight Islamic State. And lest we forget, the never-Trumpers and neocons in exile nursing their bruised egos, whose idea of sweet revenge is a USA return to the Mideast in a war with Iran, which then brings an end to the Trump presidency.

World News Chelsea Manning ordered back to jail
Author: 0 Chelsea Manning ordered back to jail

And this grand jury is just coming out of the gate and could be in business for most of the year, which means Manning could be in jail for that long as well. Assange was himself arrested on April 11 after being booted from the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he'd lived under asylum for almost seven years.

World News Sudan's Bashir charged over killings of protesters
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He demanded that during that period the protesters must dismantle roadblocks in Khartoum , open bridges and railway lines connecting the capital and "stop provoking security forces ". They had also agreed that parliament be composed of 300 members for the transition, with around two-thirds from the alliance and the rest drawn from other political groups.

Author: 0 Rihanna calls out white Alabama lawmakers who banned abortion

The passage of the so-called " Alabama Human Life Protection Act " on Wednesday prompted outrage from women's rights groups, Democratic lawmakers, and even provoked ultraconservatives including televangelist Pat Robertson and Fox News commentator Tomi Lahren to condemn the law as too extreme.

World News Trump grants full pardon to ex-press baron Conrad Black
Author: 0 Trump grants full pardon to ex-press baron Conrad Black

President Donald Trump pardoned disgraced British media mogul Conrad Black (above), who served more than three years in prison in the United States for fraud. He then pursued a partially successful appeal, in which a judge cut his sentence down to 42 months. Examples of his work cited by the White House include biographies of Presidents Franklin D.

World News French Army to continue military training activities in Iraq
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Republicans - and even some Democrats - who have been briefed said the threats are legitimate. His visit came after Washington announced the deployment of an aircraft-carrier battle group and a bomber task force to the Middle East, which US official said was in response to threats from Iran to the interests of the United States or its allies in the region.

World News Russia Intends to Rebuild Relations with US, Putin Lauds 'objective' Mueller Report
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Washington previous year pulled out of a nuclear deal backed by Europe, Russia and China, which curbed Iran's nuclear ambitions in return for sanctions relief. What did both sides have to say about that today? As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Showing the depths of the disagreement over Venezuela, Lavrov countered, "Democracy can not be done by force".

World News New York mayor threatens to fine Trump Organization over pollution
Author: 0 New York mayor threatens to fine Trump Organization over pollution

Buildings create nearly 70 percent of the city's greenhouse gas emissions, according to a recent survey. "It's so nice of them to serenade us at Trump Tower". In April, New York City passed the Climate Mobilization Act , a package of 10 bills aimed at keeping the city compliant with carbon reduction goals outlined in the Paris accord.

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