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Zim opposition supporters deliver petition to electoral commission


We do not go into an election which we do not know how it is run. Mnangagwa, who took over from former president Robert Mugabe in November previous year, has promised to hold free and fair elections. "A postal vote is exercised in secret", Chigumba said. Commission chairperson Priscilla Chigumba wasn't there to receive the petition, but a meeting between her and leaders of the opposition alliance has now been set for Thursday. Read More »

Justice Indu Malhotra makes a strong case against IPC Section 377


The two-judge bench ultimately upheld this provision by setting aside the Delhi High Court verdict, which de-criminalised gay sex. The court will resume hearing arguments from groups which support the homosexuality ban on Tuesday. Stating that members of the LGBTQ community do not get proper medical treatment due to inhibitions, she added, "Homosexuals don't disclose their sexuality and due to family pressure etc get into marriages". Read More »

Hours after ceasefire reached, Gaza mortar shells strike southern Israel


The shelling and subsequent retaliatory strike came hours after Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist groups announced that they agreed to a ceasefire with Israel, following talks with Egypt and other global bodies. Israel blamed Hamas for the escalation, pointing to months of protests and clashes along the border that its military argues the Islamist movement is seeking to use as cover for attacks. Read More »

Trump hails 'tremendous progress' on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defence spending

Khan said on Friday that he was "trying to rise above" the jibe, but when asked if the door of City Hall would be open to Trump if he wanted a face-to-face meeting, he added: "I'm happy to meet President Trump and to explain to him, in a respectful, courteous manner where I think he's wrong on a number of issues, to hear him out, see what his explanation is for holding me responsible for the attacks we saw in London past year". Read More »

Australian doctor, forerunner in Thai cave rescue, affected by family tragedy


Harris played a pivotal role in the rescue effort, positioned on the muddy bank in the cave with the boys and their coach, assessing their fitness for the perilous journey back to the outside. "Like most divers, you tend to get used to a particular diving partner", Dr Strike said. "You become very comfortable with a particular dive buddy - you know how they're going to react in a certain situation". Read More »

Was Russia listening? Democrat hack followed Trump speech


So said the man who solicited the hacking and benefited from it. Mueller, appointed by the Justice Department in May 2017 to take over an investigation earlier handled by the FBI, is investigating whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation and whether the president has unlawfully sought to obstruct the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Israeli Gaza strikes biggest since 2014 war: air force


The Israeli army said air strikes carried out in the morning hit "complexes used to prepare arson terror attacks and a Hamas terror training facility". Israeli military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Conricus said the military had warned people before the attack to leave the area. They coincided with mass demonstrations along the border which saw thousands of Palestinians express their support for the declared right of Palestinian refugees to return to their ancestral homes in what is ... Read More »

Russians indicted over U.S. election hack

They worked out of two Moscow locations: Unit 26165, located at 20 Komsomolsky Prospekt; and Unit 74455, based in a glass office block on 22 Kirova Street dubbed "The Tower". Prosecutors say that in August 2016, a USA congressional candidate requested and received from stolen documents related to an opponent from an online persona created by the Russian cabal. Read More »

Rocket Sirens Go Off in Southern Israel


Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said the group was responsible for the barrage of mortar and rocket fire on Israel and that they were carried out "in response to the Israeli air strikes". Fifteen people have been wounded across Gaza, the ministry said. In retaliation, Israel on Monday announced the closure of Gaza's main commercial border terminal, reduced the area Palestinian fishing boats are allowed to operate off Gaza's Mediterranean coast and blacklisted what it described as a pro-Hamas ... Read More »

Fresh incident in Salisbury sparks fresh Novichok scare


An eyewitness who asked not to be named said the man involved in the incident was a "local homeless guy" who was "sat on the floor, completely conscious, talking". Sturgess died in hospital on Sunday. Sirens audible for ages. Zizzis is the restaurant Sergei and Yulia Skripal attended before they were found slumped over in Salisbury . Read More »

Houston mom sentenced for trying to sell daughter for sex


She was sentenced to 20 years in prison. An undercover officer contacted Peters online and arranged for the sale of the 2-year-old child, according to the Montgomery County district attorney's office. He added that, without the efforts of law-enforcement officials, 'this child would have become a victim to the worst type of abuse '. Her daughter is the custody of state Child Protective Services . Read More »

Indictment Ties Russian Government To Election Hacking

The 12 individuals indicted were members of Russian military intelligence, known as the GRU, and are accused of engaging in a sustained effort to hack the computer networks of Democratic organizations and Democrat Hillary Clinton's campaign. Read More »

Lavrov Says Summit Will Be Success If Communications Reopened


MacCallum brought up the indictments of the 12 Russian intel officers on hacking charges, and Graham restated, "I want President Trump to go to meet Putin, I want a better relationship, but when Putin says 'I didn't do it, ' I want President Trump to say, 'I reject that denial". Read More »

Stone reverses: I'm 'probably' unnamed person in Mueller indictment

In what is possibly an astonishing coincidence, but probably not, that very night, according to the new indictments from the Department of Justice , Russian hackers "attempted after hours to spearphish for the first time email accounts at a domain hosted by a third-party provider and used by Clinton's personal office". Read More »

USA indicts Russian intel officers ahead of Trump-Putin meet

The indictment was issued three days before Trump meets Russian President Vladimir Putin for a summit in Helsinki , the capital of Finland. The indictment also alleges the Russian officers released tens of thousands of stolen and politically damaging communications in an effort to sway the election. Read More »

Trump says Germany is captive of Russian Federation


Trump added that "Germany is totally controlled by Russian Federation". According to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forecasts, Poland, Lithuania and Romania will actually fall slightly short of two percent, but Stoltenberg said they had promised to take steps to clear the threshold. Read More »

I didn't criticise Theresa May to The Sun


During the press conference, Mr Trump - who regularly accuses the USA media of "fake news" over its coverage of him - also clashed with a reporter from the American NBC network, describing it as "possibly worse than CNN". Trump allegedly said if the Prime Minister attempted to maintain strong ties with the European Union then a trade deal with the USA would be unlikely. Read More »

Cops Suspended for Using Coin Flip App to Determine Speeder's Fate


Opening an app on her phone, the officers agreed if it landed on heads, she would be arrested, and if it landed on tails, she would be released. "They're very degrading and rude and mean", Webb told Inside Edition . Webb had already spent a few hours in jail and had her auto impounded by the arresting officer despite her boyfriend showing up to retrieve it. It makes me so upset to know what they have done to her, ' she wrote. Read More »

Hundreds in anti-Trump protest in Scottish city


The interview was "generally fine" but missed out his positive comments about May - so amounted to "fake news", he said . But at the Chequers news conference, Trump said he had been responding to the Sun's question about Johnson as a possible prime minister, adding: "He has been very nice to me". Read More »

Widow's loving tribute to Navy SEAL killed during Thai cave rescue


The Philippines on Friday joined the global community in rejoicing with Thailand after the daring rescue of 12 members of a boys soccer team and their coach in a flooded cave complex in the northern part of the country. "I want pork knuckle rice, said 13-year-old Duangpetch Promtep. Initially we weren't certain they were all alive and as they were coming down I was counting them until I got to 13", said Stanton. Read More »

Trump Claims Victory at NATO Summit, Boasts of U.S. Weapons Sales


French President Macron denied that further commitments had been made, telling reporters that a "very detailed" statement had been released the day prior: "It confirms the goal of 2 percent by 2024. He later met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to air his defense concerns. Trump tweeted ahead of the meeting about his frustrations with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies falling short on their military spending commitments. Read More »

Brexit blueprint should reassure EU over strategy


It comes as the Tory government tries to get a handle of infighting over how best to deal with Brexit. "What we are doing is delivering on the vote of the British people. It suggests a free trade area and "common rule book" with the European Union in goods after pressure from businesses to allow cross-border trade to continue as normal. Read More »

FBI Agent Peter Strzok Faces Off with Lawmakers in Contentious Hearing


Many congressional Republicans believe Page and Strzok were key participants in covert efforts by top officials in the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to keep Trump from winning the 2016 election and then to somehow force him out of office following his entering the Oval Office. Read More »

Britain's Brexit Secretary Abruptly Quits, Throwing Deal To Leave EU In Doubt


The Sun newspaper's political editor Tom Newton-Dunn said on Twitter that it appeared that there was the possibility of a move against Mrs May as prime minister starting. The amendments would also: ensure "reciprocity of customs collection" to treat Britain and the EU as equals; put into law that Britain will not be part of the EU's Value-Added Tax regime; and require that any customs union would be created by primary legislation. Read More »

Pakistan elections: Imran Khan, Hafiz Saeed's son in terror hit-list


Imran, a prime ministerial hopeful, can not can not read the Quran, Reham says, a charge that might be potent enough to upset his political ride. The Bollywood star, who is not named in the book, but described as the "sexiest star" of that decade and a "bombshell", had apparently dismissed her experience with Khan as "naam baray or darshan chotay". Read More »

Trump Holds Presser With British PM Theresa May Amid Tensions


Mr Trump has sparked a backlash from UK politicians after telling The Sun the PM's Brexit plan would "probably kill" a UK-US trade deal. Nigel Farage was questioned on whether he had "wound up" Mr Trump about Brexit on BBC's This Week and said: 'We've had the odd chat about it, I like to have a chat with them (Team Trump)'. Read More »

'Clear evidence of humanitarian need' in North Korea, UN aid chief says


Among children under five, 20 percent have experienced stunted growth. and almost half of children in rural areas don't have access to safe drinking water. But both the United Nations and the World Food Programme (WFP) have expressed satisfaction with improving access this year, with Lowcock saying Wednesday in Pyongyang that there was "better access across the country for United Nations staff than we have had in the past". Read More »

Ireland to Boycott Israeli Settlement Goods


Ireland's parliament, the Seanad, will vote later on Wednesday on the landmark legislation, which has support from opposition and independent lawmakers. Ireland is often one of Israel's harshest critics with regard to its treatment of Palestinians. Last year, the Irish Parliament passed a symbolic resolution calling on the government to recognize Palestinian statehood. Read More »

Congress to Trump: Cancel Putin summit after new Mueller indictments

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Friday said the summit was still moving forward and there were no plans to cancel it . "President Trump should cancel his meeting with Vladimir Putin until Russian Federation takes demonstrable and transparent steps to prove that they won't interfere in future elections", the New York Democrat said. Read More »

Stormy Daniels arrested at strip club, lawyer says


Daniel's attorney, Michael Avenatti said in a tweet that he was pleased prosecutors dropped the charges and thanked them for their professionalism. Murphy said it's possible police were "bypassing" Daniels' arrest if she'd committed a "bondable offense", meaning she could pay a bond and be released from jail until her case is decided. Read More »