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Veteran journalist Javier Valdez killed in Mexico's Sinaloa

A Mexican journalist renowned for his coverage of organised crime was gunned down on Monday in the lawless state of Sinaloa , the fifth reporter killed in recent months in the country as authorities struggle to contain resurgent bloodshed among warring drug cartels. Read More »

Triple talaq related to social evils: Centre


If the Modi government has its way, the Centre will be the one deciding the mode by which a Muslim husband will divorce his wife. "When theocratic states are moving towards reform, then why is a secular country like India still practicing these things", he said, citing judgements of Kerala, Gauhati, Madras and Delhi High Courts which have said triple talaq was untenable in law. Read More »

ICJ denies Pakistan permission to play Kulbhushan Jadhav 'video confession'


In April, a Pakistani military court sentenced him to death. Consular access to Jadhav has been denied by Pakistan to India 16 times, claiming that he was a Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) agent. After completion of arguments of both parties the court said that date for the Judgment will be duly communicated. These cases include Paraguay versus the USA in which the court decided that the American government needed to take steps to give rights of access of a Paraguayan national. Read More »

Macron takes power as French president


Mr Macron was proclaimed France's new president a week after his resounding victory over the National Front's Marine le Pen, with 66% of the vote in the run-off poll. After Emmanuel Macron was formally declared president Sunday in the Elysee Palace, 21 cannon shots were fired from across the Seine River at the Invalides monument, where Napoleon is entombed. Read More »

Egypt discovers new necropolis in Minya, first in area


The mummies have been elaborately preserved and are thought to have been officials and priests. An ancient burial was at a depth of about eight meters under the ground. However, in 2011, there was an uprising that caused the country to fall into years of unrest, and the tourists stopped coming out of fear for their own safety. Read More »

BC Green leader begins talks with other parties

There are more than 176,000 absentee ballots still to be tallied in the final count later this month, and it's possible a number of close ridings could change hands. John Horgan spoke to the press later in the day, emphasizing that 60 per cent of British Columbians had "voted for a new government", leaving the door open to some form of NDP-Green coalition. Read More »

Scottish Conservatives launch Angus general election campaign

The Lib Dems increased their share of the vote by 7% but lost more than 40 seats. British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party has opened up the biggest lead on record for polls conducted by research firm ICM, suggesting it remains on course for a sweeping win in a national election in a month's time. Read More »

Trump on Comey's firing: There's 'no right time to do it'

During an interview with Fox News' Jeanine Pirro on Friday, Trump complained about the news media: "They get free ratings because of me, and yet they don't treat us well", said Trump. "I think the Senate will come up with some really, really great additions and changes", Trump continued. "You know, I mean it depends on how you define loyalty, number one". Read More »

Indian diplomat's cellphone seized in Pakistani court during Uzma case hearing


He said Uzma signed an affidavit that she was marrying him without any pressure. "I fully apologise for the attempt of using mobile in court by mistake". He rejected allegations of physical and sexual violence and said Uzma should be medically examined to prove her allegations. The petition added, "I urge the court to ask the Foreign Office to issue duplicate travel documents so that I may travel back to India". Read More »

Djokovic, Nadal advance, Murray crashes out in Madrid


Murray produced a lacklustre display against the Croatian 20-year-old to lose 6-3 6-3, his defeat starkly contrasting the fortunes of Nadal and Djokovic, who advanced in straight sets against Nick Kyrgios and Feliciano Lopez respectively. Read More »

Mexico warns of its trade alternatives if US leaves NAFTA


Blocking or taxing imports would raise prices of imports for American consumers and provoke retaliation. AFIA said NAFTA will be at the top of its list as the Trump administration moves forward with plans to renegotiate the agreement's terms with Canada and Mexico. Read More »

France calls for firm reaction after North Korea's missile test


On the same day, the South Korean Navy said that it has started naval military drills with the USA forces involving the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier. All cargo entering or leaving North Korea must also be inspected. Hours before the launch, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson chaired a U.N. Security Council meeting devoted to the North Korea issue and called for new sanctions against Pyongyang. Read More »

Silva, De Bruyne orchestrate City's 5-0 win over Palace

But the former England boss has called on his side to roll up their sleeves on get on with the job of securing their Premier League future. City lined up in a 4-1-4-1 formation, with Silva spending most of the match operating as a No. "I've not really been looking, I've been doing my thing but I know I've hit the bar and the post a lot and one more today". "I remember one game where the opponent created more chances". Read More »

Org result 2017| 12th Science 4th Sem Result Declared


Candidates who have appeared for the exam can check the results on the official website. The officials said that last year , around 79% had passed and this year one could expect the percentage to be around that figure. - Go to the official websites - gseb .org or Click on the submit button and result will be displayed in a second. Apart from the secondary and higher secondary examination board also conducts Engineering Entrance Examination. Read More »

Kosovo govt falls, snap election to follow


Opposition parties had blamed his cabinet for being unable to carry out its programme and pass important laws. The ruling coalition had always been strained by growing discord between its two main parties, President Hashim Thaçi's centre-right PDK and the conservative LDK of Prime Minister Isa Mustafa. Read More »

Lavrov visits White House for talks with Trump, Tillerson

The two diplomats met for more than an hour in Washington, DC on Wednesday before heading to the White House for a meeting with US President Donald Trump. Congress is already carrying out probes over reports that Trump campaign associates were in contact with the Kremlin prior to the U.S election. He was instrumental in the downfall of Trump's first national security adviser, Mike Flynn , who was caught lying about conversations they had before Trump took office. Read More »

Syrian Kurds welcome U.S. arms, Turkey objects

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim publicly criticized the decision, saying Wednesday that the US can't use one terrorist group to fight another. But the decision, announced by the Trump administration Tuesday, is sure to rattle Turkey, which considers the Syrian Kurdish group, known as the YPG, to be a terror organization. Read More »

Activity near Jefferson Davis statue fuels speculation

The Liberty Monument was removed last month. Statues of Beauregard, General Robert E. Lee, and Confederate President Jefferson Davis are to be removed soon. "Landrieu can not be inclusive, tolerant or diverse when he is erasing a very specific and undeniable part of New Orleans' history". The victory in SC for proponents of removing Confederate symbols from public spaces, state emblems, colleges and historical sites preceded a wave of protest in the region, ultimately leading to decision ... Read More »

Pentagon seeks to ramp up USA role in Afghan war


The Washington Post , citing us officials, reported Monday that the widening of the USA military role would be "part of a broader effort to push an increasingly confident and resurgent Taliban back to the negotiating table". The new rules would also enable US military advisers to accompany conventional Afghan forces closer to the front lines, similar to the freedom they enjoy with elite Afghan forces in a separate counterterrorism mission. Read More »

Woman videotapes kangaroo grabbing girl at animal park


The kangaroo named Erwin appears to bite the child in her head area. The incident was caught on camera. Nine-year old Cheyenne now has fourteen stitches. "I thought it was playing", said Cheyenne. New fencing will go up to keep park visitors farther away from the kangaroo pen, operators said. The girl's mother, Jennifer White, shared the video with WHNT . Read More »

Le Pen's niece quits politics in move her grandfather calls a 'desertion'


Marine Le Pen has been informed of her niece's decision, Le Monde reported. Ms Marechal-Le Pen was tipped to replace her aunt as the leader of the Front National after the presidential hopeful stepped down to focus on her campaign. In 2015, Maréchal-Le Pen told the Guardian , "I'm here for the long term". Marechal-Le Pen also took part in the "Manif pour tous" (Protest for all) rallies against gay marriage laws introduced in 2013 - a movement which Le Pen, who has striven to extend her ... Read More »

Condoleezza Rice: US-Pakistan relationship like a 'critically ill patient'

When you start wiping out history, sanitizing history to make you feel better, it's a bad thing. "I would have said, 'We know you did it, '" Rice said. Rice also urged Americans not to be rattled by Putin's actions. "And so I do think that when we were finally able to deliver the promise of the Constitution to people like me, little girls growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, when finally my father was able to vote without difficulty, yes, it's the second founding of America", she added. Read More »

Refugees name their newborn baby 'Justin Trudeau' and it's so cute


Justin Trudeau is the boy's first name, a decision Afraa said her and Muhammad made as a token of gratitude for what Canada's prime minister has done for refugees fleeing Syria. He helped so many of us, he's a really nice man". But they were very thankful to be there and, now, to welcome their first Canadian son. "I was a little bit shocked ... Read More »