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Manchu lakshmi reacts on nirbhaya verdict

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On December 16, 2012, six people gang raped a 23-year-old physiotherapy intern in a moving bus. There was "not a moment" when I had not remembered her daughter. After nearly five years ago Jyoti Singh was raped on 16 December, 2012, and died of injuries 13 days later. Jyoti's mother Asha Devi thanked everyone for the support and targeting politicians said "I have never heard any politician say anything positive about women". Read More »

Priyanka Chopra pens note on Nirbhaya gang-rape verdict

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The woman was gang raped as the bus drove through New Delhi, and she and her boyfriend were later thrown off the bus, naked. She later died in hospital. Her father BN Singh, who says he will never stop missing his daughter, added, "It's not just a victory for my family, it's a victory for each and every woman in our country". Read More »

Macron wins French vote for presidency

Here is a selection of comments from world leaders and other political heavyweights on Macron's election victory on Sunday. "In order for us to act, we will need a majority in the National Assembly", En Marche secretary general Richard Ferrand told TF1 television, adding that only "half of the journey" had been completed. Read More »

North Korea accuses U.S. of plotting to assassinate president

The ministry's statement was carried by the official Korean Central News Agency. The hitman was reportedly a lumberjack working in the Khabarovsk Territory of Russian Federation. North Korea on Thursday slammed China for what it called "reckless remarks" about the nation's nuclear program. For its part, South Korea has admitted to having plans in place to kill Kim. Read More »

Israel's Netanyahu says Palestinians don't educate to peace

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Trump also noted with admiration Abbas's role in the Oslo Peace Accords of 1993, an agreement that most Palestinians said was a failure and that Israel had consistently violated. "More than 350 strikers have been transferred to other wards or prisons". Fares says strike organizer and Palestinian uprising leader Marwan Barghouti remains in solidarity confinement. Read More »

Convicted Terrorist Barghouti Eats Cookie, Candy Bar, Breaking Hunger Strike

Israeli Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan explained, "This hunger strike was never about the conditions of the convicted terrorists, which meet worldwide standards". In the second portion of the video , beginning at about 3 minutes into the recording, Barghouti can be seen moving into the bathroom area of his cell, sitting on the toilet fully clothed, unwrapping something and putting it into his mouth. Read More »

Conservatives gain in United Kingdom local elections ahead of June parliamentary poll

Other Labour figures were more blunt, saying it was a "disastrous" showing for the party and certainly it was hard to find many positives as the tide flowed in the Tory direction. 'But we, the whole Labour movement and the British people, can't afford not to seize our moment'. May has urged voters to give the Conservatives a bigger majority in Parliament in the June 8 national election in order to strengthen Britain's hand in exit talks with the European Union. Read More »

Capitals Breeze and Force Game 7

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This is not a great player that we're watching here. The dam of relying on Fleury to play unreal looks like it's about to burst. "To a man, we weren't good enough". Capitals players said there was no shortage of belief despite being down 2-1 after two on Penguins goals by Carl Hagelin and Phil Kessel, and Game 5 following a similar script of more shots but fewer goals. Read More »

Felt nauseous to think I could have influenced United States election: Federal Bureau of Investigation chief

Comey insisted he had a responsibility to notify Congress that new information had prompted the FBI to reopen the investigation of Hillary Clinton's email scandal less than two weeks before the election. "There was no information and the election was lost", Feinstein said. Graham then shifted to Weiner's computer, which the FBI linked to Hillary Clinton in 2016 during its widely publicized classified email investigation. Read More »

Comey dodges questions on Obama spying on Trump

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Comey is set to appear before the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday for a second round of testimony, this time behind closed doors - after weeks of wrangling that nearly knocked the House Russia investigation off-track. "She has a legitimate beef because ( James) Comey's letter was instrumental ... in her defeat", Axelrod allowed, referencing Clinton's claim that the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's October 28th note to Congress cost her the Oval Office. Read More »

Head of Islamic State in Afghanistan confirmed killed in joint US operation

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Abdul Hasib was killed in a raid on his compound in Nangarhar, in the country's east, last Thursday by a team of 50 USA special forces and 40 Afghan commandos. The role of USA -led coalition forces in the Nangahar offensive was not immediately clear. The UK will be asked to consider sending more troops to Afghanistan to strengthen efforts against the Taliban, reports suggest. Read More »

ISIS head in Afghanistan killed

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John W. Nicholson, the commander of USA forces in the country, said in the statement . The US troops in Afghanistan also confirmed the death of the insurgent leader and added that several high-ranking commanders of the group and 35 other members were also killed in the operation. Read More »

Nearing 100-day mark, Trump says milestone not 'meaningful'

Among Democrats, 87 percent disapprove of Trump's performance, while 88 percent of Republicans approve of the way he is handling the job. Moreover, Mr. "It's not very meaningful", he said. Trump, who has been in near constant conflict with the traditional media, used Twitter to criticise the "ridiculous standard" while insisting he has achieved a lot. Read More »

North Korea's detention of US citizen 'concerning': White House

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On Monday, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Washington will work through the Swedish Embassy in North Korea to free the Americans. However, Rice endorsed Trump's policy of trying to enlist Chinese help against North Korea, which is believed to have conducted five nuclear tests since 2006 and to be developing intercontinental ballistic missiles that could strike the USA mainland. Read More »

Trump refused to push back Israel trip to June

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The White House has announced US President Donald Trump's travel plans to Saudi Arabia, followed by Israel and the Vatican in May with the aim to "combat extremism, terrorism and violence." . This was the first meeting of Trump at the White House with a high-ranking official from the Arab and Islamic world after assuming the presidency on January 20. Read More »

Saudi Arabia First Stop of Trump International Trip

The announcement follows Trump's meeting on Wednesday with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and his optimistic pledge to mediate peace efforts between the Israelis and the Palestinians. "It seems to me part of a conscious effort to draw a distinction between the Trump administration and its predecessor", said Eric Pelofsky, a visiting fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Obama's National Security Council senior director for North Africa and Yemen told AFP . Read More »

Rihanna's Met Gala dress has won the red carpet (and the internet)

The singer, who was among the NY event's co-chairs this year, turned heads as she arrived on the red carpet, sporting a scarlet tulle dress from Galliano's Maison Margiela 'Artisanal' collection. She joined Tom Brady and his wife Gisele Bundchen and Vogue boss Anna Wintour among this year's co-chairs. A Snapchat photo of Ms. Johnson, taken by British singer Rita Ora and obtained by the Daily Mail newspaper, shows the "50 Shades" star lighting up a cigarette in what appears to be ... Read More »

Hamas elects Haniyeh as political head

Hamas has sharply criticized Abbas' political program, which rests on setting up a Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem, lands Israel captured in the 1967 Mideast War. "The terrorism label is one of the biggest challenges facing Hamas, which is seeking, via its charter, to tell the world that it's a nationalist group", he said. Read More »

US appeals court hears arguments on revised version of travel ban

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The examination will be the first time a USA appeals court hears arguments on the revised travel ban. In February, Spicer repeatedly insisted that the order was not a "travel ban," even as Trump used the phrase to describe the action. Chief Judge Roger Gregory was given a recess appointment to the court by President Bill Clinton and was reappointed by President George W. Bush . Read More »

Marine Le Pen's Appeal to Women Wasn't Enough to Win

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The European single currency reached US$1.1023, the highest level since November, at around 2030 GMT Sunday after it became clear that the pro-EU former investment banker Macron had won. He has previously said he would like to appoint a woman. On Monday, though, Hollande gripped Macron's arm before the two men walked side by side and then announced the transfer of power would take place on Sunday. Read More »

French Election Soothes Sentiments: ETFs Likely to Benefit

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The official tally published on Monday (local time ) by the Interior Ministry showed that Mr Macron collected 20.8 million votes, or 66.1 per cent, while Ms Le Pen garnered 10.6 million voters, or 33.9 per cent. University of Pittsburgh Professor of International Relations Michael Brenner agreed that Macron's victory would "freeze" Hollande's foreign policies in place for another presidential term. Read More »

Sally Yates Hearing on Russian Meddling: An Odd Display of Senatorial Bluster

At that meeting, Yates shared two pressing concerns with McGahn: that Flynn had lied to the vice president and that Flynn could now be blackmailed by the Russians because they knew he had lied about his conversations with Kislyak. While she admitted her actions were unprecedented, she also pointed out that the Trump administration's communications (or lack there of) with the Justice Department during the role out of the executive order were also unprecedented, basically shutting Cruz down. Read More »

Canada: Flooding state of emergency in Montreal

The 400 troops assisting in Quebec were reinforced by an additional 800 soldiers. At least 170 homes have already been evacuated and Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre urged residents to comply with evacuation orders. Authorities in Montreal have declared a state of emergency. "People have to leave", he said, as cited by Global News . Provincial police in Rockland are asking people to stop using their motorboats and watercraft on the Ottawa River until water levels drop. Read More »