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What Is The Age Of Consent In France? Sexual Violence Prompts Rethink


Under current laws in France, any sexual act between an adult and a minor younger than 15 can be prosecuted as a sexual offence, but the prosecutor must prove that it was non-consensual. Equality Minister Marlene Schiappa said the government "has made a decision to set the age at 15", after consultations with the public and an expert panel. Read More »

South, North Korea to hold summit in April, S.Korea says


Trump had signed off on the decision to meet, with the caveat that the United States wouldn't back off its stated demand that Pyongyang abandon its nuclear weapons. The Pentagon has nevertheless said it was "cautiously optimistic" about the North-South talks, which resumed in January for the first time in two years. Read More »

Left-BJP blame game continues, Lenin statue bulldozed in Tripura


The BJP Parliamentary Board on Saturday appointed Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Jual Oram as central observers. Pinarayi also said that CPM's foundation is so strong among people in Tripura and a single defeat can't erase it. He also added that the party critics are downplaying BJP's victory by describing Tripura as "a small state with only two Lok Sabha seats". Polling was countermanded in one seat due to death of a CPI (M) candidate. Read More »

Winter storm threatens foot of snow for parts of Midwest


The heaviest snowfall is expected to happen between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday . After Wednesday's storm, the rest of the week looks tranquil. As things stand as of 3 p.m Monday, a winter storm watch has been issued for Dauphin, Schuylkill, Lebanon, York and Lancaster, meaning those areas could receive about 4 to 6 inches of snowfall, according to Joe Ceru, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service at State College. Read More »

2872 terrorists 'neutralized' in Afrin operation


The spokesman said that the camps will be located in Idlib, as well as the areas of Azaz, Albil, Tugli, Tal Afar, Naddah, Bardakli and Mashad Rufi. In recent hours, sources in the Pentagon admitted that Kurdish armed groups backed by it have chose to "leave" the fight against IS remnants in the middle Euphrates valley region to 'fight elsewhere, possibly in Afrin (the only other front where Kurdish forces are engagement in Syria)'. Read More »

World′s oldest message in a bottle discovered in Australia


A message inside the bottle is dated June 12, 1886, and it was thrown overboard from a German sail vessel named Paula , 600 miles from the Australian coast. Tonya spotted the bottle poking out of the sand, but initially had no idea that it would have so much history behind it, 9News reports. "Extraordinary finds need extraordinary evidence to support them, so we contacted colleagues in the Netherlands and Germany for help to find more information", maritime archaeology assistant curator ... Read More »

Marquette Law School releases poll findings on gun ban, Trump and Walker


The poll shows that 49 percent of respondents believe the state is paying more than it should. "That is something, a message, that people on the ground have not accepted at this point", said Charles Franklin, the poll's director. That is basically unchanged from 48 percent in June, his highest marks since October 2014. Pollster Charles Franklin says, "essentially the state is pretty divided over him". Read More »

Taylor boost for must-win New Zealand


England now leads the five-game ODI series 2-1. New Zealand , however, are unbeaten at the venue in 14 games across the formats, including a crushing 183-run ODI victory over Pakistan in January as they skittled their opponents for just 74. Read More »

UP: Campaign gain momentum for by polls, BSP backs SP


Before the announcement of results of 2017 state assembly elections, Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party were rumoured to be in talks to forge a post-poll alliance in case of a hung assembly, but it did not materialise because of a huge majority gained by BJP. Read More »

Jenkins, Daum lead Jacks into Summit League Championship


Is the betting total for tonight's Denver and South Dakota Summit League men's championship semifinal set too high? SDSU regained its composure, however, hitting five straight shots to grab a 55-37 advantage with 13 minutes remaining. On the season, Denver basketball averages 73.6 points, 36.8 rebounds and 15.4 assists per game. For Omaha (12-16), Amber Vidal finished with 23 points and Jess Walter finished with 11. Read More »

Inxeba X18 rating temporarily lifted


The matter is now being heard in the Pretoria High Court. The Film and Publication Board's Appeals Tribunal raised the age restriction on the film last month as protesters in parts of the Eastern and Western Cape stopped screenings, claiming that Inxeba defames AmaXhosa and their culture. Read More »

Haley accuses United Nations of 'bullying' Israel

Gabay, who heads up the Zionist Camp opposition coalition, also welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump's recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. "That's what being an ally all is about". "At the United Nations and throughout the United Nations agencies, Israel does get bullied. It gets bullied because the countries that don't like Israel are used to being able to get away with it" said Haley, warning, "We will not tolerate a situation that a world body of 198 countries can ... Read More »

'Booby trap bomb' in NI may have caused auto fire


Arlene Foster, the leader of the Democratic Unionist party, condemned those behind the attack. Forensic officers have found no evidence of a booby trap bomb, and now suspect a mechanical malfunction of some kind. Security sources in the region said they believed the bomb had been placed there by one of the violent dissident republican groups opposed to the peace process. Read More »

Democrats press for gun votes as Trump tacks back toward the NRA

Their policies may have fired up Democrats, but they've also inspired Republicans. Another Democratic senator, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, told CNN's State of the Union he believed the president would sign his bill to boost background checks, co-sponsored with the Pennsylvania Republican Pat Toomey, if it made it to his desk. Read More »

Trump asked Kelly to encourage Ivanka, Jared, to exit


How did Kushner get where he got in first place? But maybe Qatar , or one of the US companies that loaned Kushner's family business $500 million, after he met with them in his government role, would have financed Carson's family dining set, had they been asked. Read More »

Another Nor'easter Looms Ahead With Nearly 65000 Westchesterites Still Without Power


Service between NY and Washington along Amtrak's Northeast Corridor was suspended on Saturday morning because of power outages, the passenger railroad said on Twitter. Andrew Cuomo issued a State of Emergency for Dutchess, Putnam and Sullivan Counties. While some have gratefully seen power restored, Con Edison still tracks more than 43,000 customers who might not see their heat or lights come on until 11 p.m. Read More »

Zarif: EU should compel USA to abide by JCPOA


Some reports say Iran's role in the region, the country's missile program, and saving nuclear deal from Donald Trump threats were on the agenda. According to the Iranian presidency website, Rouhani and Le Drian discussed developments in the Middle East, namely in Yemen, Lebanon and Syria. Read More »

Massive fire at metal factory in Kalachowki area, no casualties


No casualty was reported in the incident so far. The main road leading up to the spot where the fire broke out has been sealed by Mumbai Police. However, it was soon upgraded to a Level 4 fire. However, reports said the fire is so enormous that it can be seen from a considerable distance. Last week, a fire also broke out in a chemical factory in Asalfa village in Ghatkopar, a central Mumbai suburb. Read More »

Jailed School Shooter Praises Gun Control Efforts


Not the police or the teachers, the shooters. A man who is serving time for shooting up his high school in upstate NY praised the survivors in Parkland, Fla., for their "courageous and inspiring" calls for stricter gun control laws. The students at St. Sabina will participate in a national walkout to protest gun violence on March 14, and also plan to travel to Washington, D.C., later this month for the "March For Our Lives" organized by the Florida shooting survivors, according to CBS Chicago. Read More »

Dramatic video shows officers save a choking puppy in North Reading


Uniformed officers can then be seen rushing out to examine the puppy and provide help. She ran into the police station in a panic looking for help from the officer's inside. "We do not get to choose the emergency situation that comes our way, so it is important that first responders be prepared for anything", Fire Chief Don Stats said. Read More »

Indonesian Villagers Killed Rare Tiger Because They Believed It Was a Shapeshifter


Local conservation agency head Hotmauli Sianturi said a conservation officer was blocked from preventing the death, and added: 'Unfortunately they would not listen. Villagers surrounded the animals and plunged spears repeatedly into the tiger's abdomen. A Sumatran tiger cools off in an enclosure during a summer day at Los Angeles Zoo in Los Angeles, California, U.S., August 5, 2017. Read More »

Prominent South Korean politician resigns after rape allegations, asks for forgiveness


Kim Ji-eun, 33, An's secretary, accused the governor Monday of raping her four times and sexually harassing her numerous times during her time in his office over the past eight months. But several hours after the interview, that statement was retracted and Ahn apologised on his Facebook page. "I seek forgiveness for my foolish act", he wrote, admitting his sexual misconduct. Read More »

More People Were Killed In Taraba Crisis Than Benue, Zamfara


President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived at Jalingo, the capital of Taraba as part of his attempt to carry out on-the-spot assessment of the security situations in the state. It however mentioned that he had received the Liberian president, George Weah, before starting the regional tour in Taraba state. While declaring the visits as belated and afterthought, Governor Fayose said; "Nigerians can no longer be deceived by a President who never cared for them when they needed him most". Read More »

State of emergency in Sri Lanka after Buddhist-Muslim clash


At the time of writing, neither the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) nor Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has issued a comment on the situation and the fate of the match and indeed, the series. Sri Lanka on Tuesday imposed fresh curfews and deployed heavily-armed police commandos to a central hill district popular with tourists where riots have left two dead and Muslim homes and businesses in ruins. Read More »

Pakistan committed to objectives of SAARC charter: PM


He termed these developments a big milestone in Nepal " s march towards democracy, political stability and economic development. Mr Abbasi said Pakistan and Nepal had remained good friends for decades and there existed enormous scope in collaboration in the fields of culture, tourism, sports and education. Read More »

Canada border arrangement possible solution for Ireland: UK PM

Mrs McDonald said Mr Barnier understood the importance of resolving the border problem. "For the moment I can't tell you about Theresa May's plans", Mr Bettel said. Updating MPs following her Mansion House speech on Brexit Mrs May said: "There are many examples of different arrangements for customs around the rest of the world". Read More »

Volvo XC40 named European Car of the Year


The Volvo secured 325 votes, compared to the Seat Ibiza with 242, the BMW 5-Series with 226, Kia's Stinger with 204, Citroen's C3 Aircross with 171, Audi's A8 with 169, and Alfa Romeo's Stelvio with 163. 'Winning this award with our new XC40 is flawless timing, ' said Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson. The XC40 is the first vehicle built on Volvo's new Compact Modular Architecture, which will also underpin future cars from the company. Read More »

Latest state wins show broadening appeal of BJP

Yet, on March 3, when the results of the assembly elections came in, the Bharatiya Janata Party was exulting over its massive victory in tiny Tripura much in the same way that it celebrated its sweep in the giant heartland state of Uttar Pradesh a year ago. Read More »

NDPP alliance to form government in Nagaland, announces BJP


The BJP won 35 seats in Tripura's state legislature against the CPI (M)'s 16 seats, according to India's Election Commission. On the other hand, it is a sad commentary on the commitment of the newly-anointed Congress president Rahul Gandhi that when the results came, he was away to Italy on one of his frequent vacations. Read More »

Shubhankar finishes tied 9th in Mexico


The WGC-Mexico Championship was an incredibly exciting tournament. He was posing with the trophy. "I can't put into words how much this means to me", Mickelson said. But that's what the game is about. In his biggest test yet, the current number 1 on the European Tour's Race to Dubai and Asian Tour's Habitat for Humanity standings will be grouped with five-time major victor Mickelson and England's Hatton as he bids to become the youngest player to win a World Golf Championships tournament ... Read More »