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Triple talaq is worst form of marriage dissolution, says India's top court

The Ministry of Law and Justice, in its affidavit, had referred to constitutional principles like gender equality, secularism, worldwide covenants, religious practices and marital law prevalent in various Islamic countries to drive home the point that the practice of triple talaq and polygamy needed to be adjudicated upon afresh by the apex court. Read More »

NHS Borders reveal sites affected by cyber attack

NHS Borders have revealed that three sites have been affected by Friday's cyber attack . " Several " computers of Russia's Emergency Ministry had also been targeted, its representative told TASS , adding, that " all of the attempted attacks had been blocked, and none of the computers were infected with the virus ". Read More »

Fox's Chris Wallace: White House playing 'dangerous game' on credibility

The White House and Vice President Mike Pence had said Mr Comey was sacked on the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein. The letter also sought "all documents, memoranda, analyses, emails, and other communications relating to the President decision to dismiss Director Comey ". Read More »

Rajnath calls for 'marathon meets' to resolve SYL issue

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Notably, Sutlej-Yamuna-Link (SYL) canal issue is a contentious issue between Punjab and Haryana. ". efforts should first be made to find a solution through marathon meetings, failing which the matter should be left to the courts to decide", the Union Minister said at the NZC meeting. Read More »

CPI asks EC to go beyond EVMs, initiate electoral reforms

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In his inaugural address, Chief Election Commissioner Dr. Nasim Zaidi underlined the contribution of all political parties and stated that systemic improvements and progressive measures aimed at improving the electoral processes and systems have been evolved by the commission in cooperation with all political parties. Read More »

Hackers use stolen US spy agency tool to launch global cyberattack

Britain's National Cyber Security Centre and its National Crime Agency were looking into the United Kingdom incidents, which disrupted care at National Health Service facilities. Some cyber security experts and privacy advocates said the massive attack reflected a flawed approach by the USA to dedicate more cyber resources to offence rather than defence, a practice they argued makes the internet less secure. Read More »

Pakistani, child killed in Saudi Shiite town gunfire

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A 2-year-old child and a Pakistani national were killed in a terror attack in the eastern Qatif province, the Interior Ministry said late Friday. Security spokesperson Maj. A resident, however, gave a higher toll, saying that a Saudi security guard hit by a random bullet while visiting the town later died of his injuries. Read More »

Bottas misses most of final practice, Raikkonen fastest

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The two men are separated by 10 points in the championship, with Hamilton ahead and 13 points behind Vettel . (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti). Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his vehicle during the third practice session for the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, Spain, Saturday, May 13, 2017. Read More »

J&K: Militants open fire on security forces in Tral

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This was the third ceasefire violation along the India-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir in past three days. Tral is part of Pulwama district which along with Shopian, Kulgam and Anantnag districts of south Kashmir are believed to be heavily infested with militants. Read More »

US Close to Completing Saudi Arms Deal Worth Over $100 Billion

The United States is close to completing a series of arms deals for Saudi Arabia totaling more than $100bn, a senior White House official said on Friday, a week ahead of Donald Trump's planned visit to Riyadh. In addition, some $1 billion-worth of munitions are said to be part of the deal, including armor-piercing warheads and laser-guided bombs. PM Nawaz was invited to attend the upcoming US-Arab and Islamic summit in Riyadh earlier this week, which was accepted. Read More »

Corbyn goes on the attack after chaotic 24 hours for Labour Party

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The Labour leader said he would honor Britain's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation commitment to spend 2 percent of its GDP on defense. The election offered a choice between "me and my team, with our eyes fixed on the future, or Jeremy Corbyn and his allies that want to take us back to the economic chaos of the past", said Mrs May. Read More »

Czech finance minister proposes replacement to end crisis

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Tens of thousands of people rallied on Wednesday in the Czech Republic's capital and other major cities against President Milos Zeman and Finance Minister Andrej Babis. Thousands of people rallied on Wednesday and Thursday in Prague and other Czech cities to demand the sacking of Mr Babis - who has been compared to USA president Donald Trump and former Italian leader Silvio Berlusconi - and to denounce Mr Zeman for what some lawyers say is a breach of the constitution. Read More »

USA to expand intelligence cooperation with Turkey

He said USA -led forces had "almost completely" isolated Raqqa and expected troops to soon begin advancing "within striking distance" of the city. The capture of Tabqah came a day after the Trump administration announced it will supply the SDF with heavier weapons ahead of a push on Raqqa. "We do believe that the delivery of these capabilities will accelerate and enable the campaign to go in and seize Raqqa", Dorrian said. Read More »

Sri Lanka rejects China's request to dock submarine as Modi visit

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He said the flights will allow "my Tamil brothers and sisters" to visit Varanasi, the land of Kashi Vishwanath. Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a speech in the Sri Lankan capital Friday marking the International Day of Vesak, the remembrance of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death. Read More »

Trump won't say whether Spicer still has a job

Trump said in a string of Twitter posts. Trump fired Comey this past week. Trump's tweet came the morning after he asserted Comey had told him three times that he wasn't under FBI investigation. Another charge levied against the Trump administration following Comey's ouster is that Trump's tweets constitute nothing short of witness intimidation. Read More »

Pyongyang poses potentially existential threat: US intel chief

This is a breaking story. The U.S. sanctions adopted May 4 penalizes exporters of crude oil and prohibits countries from hiring North Korean labor. The U.N. After threatening military action, Trump said earlier this month he would be "honoured" to meet the North's leader Kim Jong-Un under the right conditions. Read More »

Global cyber attack hits hospitals and companies, threat seen fading for now

She added that lessons may need to be learned in the wake of the breach, which has affected NHS services across England and Scotland. "It was meant for anyone who got it". Cyber security expert Varun Badwhar said the attack gave a glimpse of what a cyber-apocalypse would look like. NHS trusts have requested new patients do not come to A&E, but instead to ring 111, or 999 in the case of an emergency. Read More »

Intelligence documents say Syria still producing chemical weapons

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Bashar Assad's regime is alleged to have used chemical weapons in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikoun on April 4 . It also claims that Assad's main backers Russian Federation and Iran are aware of the programme. Assad's forces are also stepping up chlorine gas attacks and have begun using surface-fired rockets filled with chlorine in fighting near Damascus, the US-based rights group said in a new report. Read More »

John Coates' IOC vice presidency on line in Australian vote

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The IOC has said under current regulations, the 66-year-old Coates would lose his senior worldwide positions if he does not retain the Australian role. Coates urged AOC members to back him as he pointed to his achievements as president. In her published campaign platform, the 46-year-old Roche said she would have not accepted Coates' yearly remuneration of 750,000 Australian dollars ($565,000) and would have proposed a 100,000 Australian dollars ($75,000) salary package for the president - ... Read More »

Gergen: Trump speech was 'most divisive' I've ever heard from a president

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President Trump bid a strategic retreat to be among the faithful in Pennsylvania. There might have been innumerable comedians who must have joked about Trump's presidency but it was a rare situation on Saturday night when Minhaj, a Muslim comedian chose to grill the president of United States of America who is often tagged as "bigot" and 'racist' during his own event. Read More »

USA troops go in to keep Turks, Kurds apart

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The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have claimed an important victory over the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) by taking control of the old quarters of the strategically important northern Syrian town of Tabqa, reports Reuters . to withdraw its soldiers in the region 20-30 kilometers away", Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters on a trip to Uzbekistan. The problem is that Turkey is also an ally of the U.S., although over the past two years relations between Turkey and all western ... Read More »