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France and Qatar get to final of UNESCO chief vote

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The victor must be approved by UNESCO's 195 member states in November, though this is seen as a formality. These two candidates had arrived ex aequo on Thursday night, with 18 votes each, behind Qatari candidate (22 votes) who has been racing in lead since beginning of selection process on Monday. Read More »

India's top court protects child brides

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The rape of a married girl child (between 15 and 18 years) is not rape under the IPC and therefore not an offence in view of Exception 2 to Section 375 thereof but it is an offence of aggravated penetrative sexual assault under Section 5 (n) of the POCSO Act and punishable under Section 6 of that Act. Read More »

Kurds put forces on alert for Iraq attack near Kirkuk

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Kurdish officials say they have been alarmed by military movements outside Kirkuk . On Wednesday, Iraq issued the warrants against Hendreen Mohammed, the chairman of the KRG's referendum commission, and two aides for violating an Iraqi court ruling that renders the independence vote "invalid" despite a vast majority of Kurds voting in favor of independence, adds the news agency. Read More »

Trump on Hannity: NFL Should've Suspended Kaepernick to Stop Protests During Anthem

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Essentially, Trump was proclaiming victory. With President Donald Trump making comments about NFL players who protest during the national anthem, several NFL players, and even NFL owners, have followed in Kaepernick's footsteps. On Sept. 27 a few players knelt or sat down for the anthem. Perhaps some owners are indeed feeling liberated by Trump, but the owners are, as a group, avowedly Republican anyway. Read More »

Mobile puts a cap on high-speed data roaming in Canada, Mexico

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There is no mention if it's temporary or permanent but T-Mobile will need to work on some issues first. The company is trying to " prevent usage beyond the intent of the product " with the new 4G LTE limit. The change applies to T-Mobile ONE Plus, Simple Choice, and legacy customers. This plan was offered only for United States citizens with a One or One Plus Mobile. Read More »

No Question of Corruption in Jay's Company: Amit Shah

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BJP president Amit Shah today defended his son Jay Shah in the wake of recent reports that his Temple Enterprises benefited from his political influences. The loans, he said, were not unsecured but a line of credit. He said: "We believe in legitimate and honest transactions". Congress leader Kapil Sibal, a couple of days ago, attacked the BJP over the issue and was quoted as saying in a press conference: "How can a company with no stock, no inventory, no assets, has a turnover of 80 ... Read More »

Yogi Adityanath to take the fight to Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat

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When asked about the BJP's chances of retaining power in Gujarat, he said, "When a party is in power at Centre and state, the pace of development increases automatically". During Congress rule, the per capita income of the state was Rs 14,000, which has now gone up to Rs 100,000, this is the result of the foresight of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he added. Read More »

Top RINO Susan Collins to leave the Senate?

Although she has been one of Maine's most popular politicians for some time, there was no guarantee that she would win her party's nomination in the June primary. In a much-anticipated announcement regarding her home state's governor race, Maine Sen. Additionally, Collins would have control of the state bureaucracy, potentially using it and the bully pulpit of the governor's office to advance a policy agenda to work on initiatives that could improve Maine's economic outlook. Read More »

Can President Trump really revoke broadcast licenses?

President Donald Trump appeared on Friday morning to admit that - despite his crusade against what he characterizes as "fake news" - he really can't do much about it. First and foremost, the First Amendment completely prohibits that. Trump questioned whether FCC licenses should be taken from NBC after the network published a story on Wednesday saying he had called for a tenfold increase in the US nuclear arsenal in a meeting with military and security officials. Read More »

This is Why Women are Missing From RSS Shakhas

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On his two-day visit to poll-bound Gujarat, Rahul Gandhi drew huge flak for making statement against women in RSS. He said that the men in RSS shakha met at 6 in the morning and did vigorous exercise, both of which were not possible for the women. Read More »

Uber files appeal against Transport for London

The first hearing on the issue is expected on December 11. The Financial Times reports that an Uber representative stated the appeal had been submitted while "constructive discussions" with TfL continue. He has also apologized for the company's past behavior. Previous to this, Khosrowshahi penned an open letter to London in the Evening Standard apologising for the mistakes that lead to Uber having its licence yanked. Read More »

Supreme Court says human rights of Rohingya refugees can not be ignored

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The UN's human rights chief has criticised India's decision as lacking "basic human compassion". Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the court that "this is an issue involving global ramifications". "A balance must be maintained between national interest and humanitarian duties", the court observed. Deferring the matter to November 21, the Supreme Court, however, allowed the Rohingya petitioners to approach it in case of any contingency. Read More »

Pakistan 'frees' Taliban hostage family

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US President Donald Trump said it was "a positive moment" for US-Pakistan relations. "They've been essentially living in a hole for five years", Kelly said. "Most importantly this morning we relayed to the high commissioner of Pakistan here in Canada our profound thanks for the courageous Pakistani soldiers who risked their lives and got all five of ours out in a rescue" added Patrick Boyle. Read More »

UAE to Stop Issuing Visas to North Koreans

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The UAE announced on Thursday that it will terminate the missions of North Korea's non-resident ambassador and its own non-resident envoy to the North Korean capital, Pyongyang and that it will stop issuing new visas and business licenses to North Koreans. Read More »

Main force of Turkish troops enter Syria's Idlib

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Turkish troops have crossed into Syria's Idlib province to monitor de-escalation zones that aim to bring an end to the six-and-a-half-year conflict, the military said Friday. Civilians there are living in fear of potential clashes between Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighters and Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham, an alliance of armed groups that controls Idlib. Read More »

New Orleans police officer shot and killed, suspect also shot

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The officer was transported to University Medical Center, where he died. Harrison says the suspect later surrendered peacefully and is being treated for multiple gunshot wounds at UMC. Police reported an "officer life in danger" around 12:30 Friday morning on the 6800 block of Cindy Place. The suspect fled to a nearby building. Stay with NOLA.com as more information becomes available on this breaking story. Read More »

Court dismisses Zuma corruption charges appeal

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Earlier on Friday morning SCA Justice Eric Leach upheld the High Court's decision to withdraw 783 charges of corruption and fraud against Zuma was irrational, saying that the decision to terminate the decision not to prosecute cannot be faulted. Read More »

Devils burn the Leafs 6-3 in Toronto

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In his first month with Toronto , Andersen had a 3.67 goals-against average, an.876 save percentage, and lost five of seven starts, raising questions as to if the Maple Leafs had again failed in their pursuit of finding a quality starting goalie, akin to Vesa Toskala and Jonathan Bernier. Read More »

Pakistan Court Delays Ex-PM Sharif's Indictment After Clash

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As Maryam Nawaz entered the court, more lawyer and PML-N supporters managed to enter the courtroom after clashes with security guards. Talking to reporters after a hearing on Monday, Maryam Nawaz said that her brothers would make their own decision regarding their appearance before the court. Read More »

Sabarimala temple case: Supreme Court refers matter to Constitution bench

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Earlier this year in February, the apex court reserved an order while referring the case to a Constitution bench. The apex court has also framed several questions to be dealt with by constitution bench. The management of the Sabarimala temple had told the apex court that it had banned the entry of women because they can't maintain their "pureness" on account of menstruation. Read More »

Natural disaster recorded near North Korea's nuclear test site

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The quake took place at 16.41 UTC (5.41am NZT) at a depth of 5km, the US Geological Survey reported . Today (Thursday), a relatively weak 2.9 magnitude natural disaster was recorded near the North Korean town of Sungjibaegam. It came three weeks after a 3.5-magnitude quake struck near the same area, with seismic experts and a United Nations nuclear test ban watchdog calling that tremor on September 23 a likely aftershock of the North´s sixth and largest nuclear test. Read More »

Search for missing Richardson girl enters sixth day

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It seems that Sherin's foster father is the only witness for her missing. A CPS spokeswoman, Marissa Gonzales, said the agency has had dealings with the family before, but she declined to release additional information. The Richardson police and Federal Bureau of Investigation sleuths are on an extensive search in Texas for a 3-year-old Indian girl who went missing on October 7 after her foster father allegedly asked her to stand outside the house late in the night as a punishment for not ... Read More »

Elderly woman feared killed by crocodile in Australia

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The family of Anne Cameron took to Facebook to say they "firmly" believed she had passed away in "tragic circumstances". Anne Cameron, 79, went missing from an aged care home in Port Douglas, north of Cairns, on Tuesday afternoon. State Emergency Service area controller Sean McGuinness said the search is proving to be hard. Fellow resident Judith Wright said she saw Ms Cameron walking towards the facility's administration building shortly before 4:00 on Tuesday, the day she disappeared. Read More »

USA climber kills himself after avalanche kills girlfriend

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The area had received a foot (0.3m) of snow since October 1, which was on top of about 4ft (1.2m) of dense snow that had fallen over the previous two weeks, according to the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center. 'This is the painful reality of our sport, and I'm unsure what to make of it. Climbing is either a lovely gift or a curse'. As tributes flowed to the pair, Kennedy's family says they "sorrowfully" respect his final decision and remembered "an uncensored soul whose ... Read More »

Gunman opens fire in market in Trelleborg, Sweden

Another neighbour told the newspaper: 'There were many shots. Police Skåne spokesman Fredrik Bratt said: "We received several calls about a suspected shooting in central Trelleborg. Express UK have quoted a police officer who said multiple people were injured at a shooting in Trelleborg about 8am AEDT. Local news outlet Sydsvenskan reported that eight ambulances had been sent to the scene. Read More »

Man attacked during Charlottesville rally turns himself in

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Harris, a former special education instructional assistant who sustained a spinal injury and head wound that required 10 stitches, was released on a bond after turning himself in to Charlottesville police. In the United States, alleged crime victims can go to a magistrate after filing police reports. Both are being held without bond. A black man who was beaten at a far-right rally in Virginia has turned himself in to be formally charged in connection with the incident. Read More »

Voter registration ends Friday

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To vote absentee, registered voters must meet one of the 20 eligibility requirements listed on the Virginia Absentee Ballot Application . Voters who want to vote an absentee ballot by mail must apply before 5 p.m. The Muskingum County Board of Elections is open through 8:00 A.M.to 5:00 P.M. until, 2017. The last minute to sign up to vote is upon us, with mail-in and in-person voter registration ending tomorrow. Read More »

This woman has been granted sick pay to mind her unwell dog

She adopted Cucciola, 12, after she was found abandoned in a Rome park and took two days off to look after her as she recovered from surgery for a breast tumour and a larynx problem. The woman said Cucciola is recovering well from her operation. He said: "Pets are part of the family, so surely you deserve time off work if they fall ill and need your care". Read More »

Bernie Sanders to speak at Women's Convention at Cobo

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Angela Rye, Amber Tamblyn, Symone Sanders, Stacey Abrams, Nina Turner, US Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA), Stephanie Schriock, Ai-jen Poo, Aida Hurtado, Lenore Anderson, US Representative Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), Stephanie Chang, Raquel Castañeda Lopez, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Sarah Eagle Heart, Rashida Tlaib, Brittney Packnett, Nomiki Konst, Winnie Wong, Stosh Cotler, Leah Greenberg, and the Women's March co-chairs Bob Bland, Carmen Perez, Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory. Read More »

Employees hurt, fires set in attempted escape at North Carolina prison

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Peter Sengenberger with Sentara Healthcare said that six people were taken to Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. Buses on after school routes, with students on board, were ordered to turn back around and return to the schools, " due to the potential of inmates being in the area ", the ECPPS said on its Facebook page. Read More »

Davido Reinvited By Police For Lying About Tagbo's Death

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Tagbo reportedly died in the early hours of Tuesday October 3, his birthday. Davido has since denied the allegation. The DPO and the Investigating Police Officer were also present. "Enough is enough", Davido said. The driver and the two friends are with the police. "As I speak to you, Davido has been invited for questioning and is now with the DPO Lion Building and the investigating team". Read More »