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We are being unfairly targeted: Uttar Pradesh meat traders


In Lucknow , most shops selling mutton downed their shutters. "We are acting only against illegal abattoirs". Some days back, newly appointed Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had announced shutting down of all the slaughter houses which are running illegally in the state and had also asked police officials to make an action plan for closing down of all these slaughter houses. Read More »

Theresa May says Britain will become 'more united' because of Brexit


Theresa May has vowed to build a "more united nation" after Brexit while on a visit to Scotland. Meanwhile Kezia Dugdale has written to Prime Minister Theresa May, calling for a Brexit deal which retains freedom of movement, access to the single market and guarantees the right of European Union citizens resident in the UK. Read More »

Cyclone Debbie intensifies to Category 4


The Whitsunday regional council urged those living in low-lying areas to leave Monday as evacuation routes could be flooded until after the cyclone passes , reports The Guardian. Australian Defence Force Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin said Defence was well-positioned to provide immediate assistance to communities within the storm zone, in co-ordination with state and local disaster management authorities, if requested. Read More »

Democrats introduce 'MAR-A-LAGO' bill; so, what's in it?


If you're unsure, Mar-a-Lago is the Florida golf course President Trump has spent an terrible lot of time visiting since his inauguration - nine times so far. The White House Press pool confirmed that Trump ate dinner at his new hotel in Washington D.C., arriving at 9:06 p.m. on Saturday evening. According to NBC , Senators had previously expressed similar concerns over a lack of transparency on what individuals and groups might be attempting to purchase access to President Trump ... Read More »

No Northern Irish 'snap election' after power sharing deal deadline passes


Mr Brokenshire said it was "extremely disappointing" that the Executive was not formed by the deadline and that there was an "overwhelming desire among the political parties and the public here for strong and stable devolved government". Mr Adams said thinking unionism was at a crossroads and the DUP needed to represent everyone's interests. Northern Ireland's latest unity government collapsed in January amid deepening disputes between the British Protestants of the Democratic Unionist Party ... Read More »

Cyclone Debbie: category four storm due to hit Queensland coast


The Whitsundays, an island off the coast of Queensland, faced an evacuation call on Sunday as residents were told to leave low-lying areas amid fears of a storm tide. "These wind gusts are going to be absolutely huge". "We are a little bit concerned as the wind is starting to pick up again". "The sea is likely to rise steadily up to a level well above the normal tide, with damaging waves and flooding of some low-lying areas close to the shoreline as the cyclone approaches the coast on ... Read More »

House Republican health bill on the brink hours from showdown vote


Congressional leaders have increasingly put the onus on the president to close the deal, seemingly seeking to ensure that he takes ownership of the legislation - and with it, ownership of defeat if that is the outcome. It comes on the seven-year anniversary to the day of President Barack Obama signing the Affordable Care Act, seven years that Republicans have devoted to promising repeal. Read More »

London attack: Direct hand by ISIS unlikely, counterterrorism expert says


Born in Kent, Masood had previous convictions, including some for violent offenses, but none for terrorism, police said . Following the brutal terrorist attack in London last week that resulted in the death of four pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and unarmed police officer, PC Keith Palmer at the gates of the Palace Westminster, London Mayor Sadiq Khan gave a solemn promise that the capital would "not be cowed by terrorism". Read More »

Couple trying to sell their baby on Craigslist in court


Investigators say the agent gave the couple $3,000 and "the baby was handed" to the agent. The undercover agents then agreed to meet with the couple that same day at a business off of Asheville Highway. The baby was taken into the custody of the Department of Children's Services. Authorities locked both suspects up in the Greene County Jail and charged them with aggravated child abuse, child neglect and endangerment. Read More »

Cyclone Debbie: Thousands evacuated as storm bears down on Queensland

Older homes would not withstand a Category 4 storm, Palaszczuk said. Authorities urged thousands of people in low-lying areas at risk from tidal surges and winds of up to 300 kilometres per hour to flee their homes on Monday in what would be the biggest evacuation seen in Australia since Cyclone Tracy struck the northern city of Darwin in 1974. Read More »

Saraki denies fake SUV documents allegations


Senate Present Bukola Saraki appearing before a public hearing by Senate Committee on Ethics on allegation of clearing of Armored SUV with fake Custom papers at National Assembly Abuja. "We must find ways to guard the institution and ourselves against those who wish to diminish or rubbish institutional and individual's reputation because of 5 minutes of fame". Read More »

Hong Kong's new Chief Executive vows to heal rifts


The career civil servant and former top administrator is known as "Beijing's favourite", while her main opponent, Hong Kong's former finance secretary John Tsang , was more popular among citizens during the campaign. "There is a serious divide in Hong Kong, so why don't we start with the easier subjects and try to reach consensus" on how to tackle those other problems first, she said. Read More »

Police make another arrest related to London attack


A large group of Muslim women formed a human chain on Westminster Bridge on Sunday to condemn the London attack. Three people died as the terrorist drove his hire vehicle into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before he ran through the gates of Parliament and stabbed unarmed policeman Keith Palmer to death. Read More »

No. 2 Arizona vs. No. 7 St. Mary's Prediction, Game Preview


Saint Mary's, meanwhile, earned a closer win over the 10th-seeded VCU Rams in its first match of the tournament. Cue Justin Kokoskie, long time trainer and one who is familiar with the panic that can set in when a star player goes down, sitting there staring at a finger that is going the opposite direction from the way it is meant to go. Read More »

Schiff urges Trump to avoid baseless accusations


That's been obvious since Wednesday, when Nunes announced that he'd become privy to documents that showed that Trump and his associates had been the subject of what is known in counterintelligence as "incidental collection" - a term employed to describe Americans whose names turn up in the communications of foreigners being monitored by US intelligence agencies. Read More »

Cyclone Debbie: Thousands flee homes as storm closes on Australia

Cyclone Debbie is nearing landfall along the Queensland coast, threatening to cause significant destruction in iconic tourist destinations like the Whitsunday Islands . "You may not think that this cyclone is going to be rough". Radar Image from the BOM site. Ms French says she's planning to move back to New Zealand in two years' time and after this she "can't wait". Read More »

Dave Brat: Trump's Attacks On Freedom Caucus Are Result Of 'Bad Counsel'


Trump said .But Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said the White House barred his party from serious negotiations. "We need to be on a team". He also offered to work with Democrats to push through his future policies. These changes may also alienate more moderate Republicans , who often worry about the millions of Americans estimated to lose coverage if the Republican health care plan passes. Read More »

Congress' Libertarianish Members Might Sink the GOP Obamacare Replacement


In a press conference after pulling the legislation, Ryan said Obamacare will continue to be the law of the land for the foreseeable future. "Obamacare is the law of the land". Frum's comment is a remarkable indictment of how out of touch Ryan, Trump and the Freedom Caucus are. But he ends his essay with a plea that may fall on deaf ears: "I would urge that those conservatives and Republicans who were wrong about the evolution of this debate please consider why they were wrong: Consider the ... Read More »

London attacker had no links with ISIS or Al Qaeda


Major-General Jonathan Shaw, formerly in charge of cyber security at the Ministry of Defence, said there was "a lot of politics at play" in the current debate because the tech companies were already cooperating with governments in other areas. Read More »

Arkansas Governor Signs Campus Carry Bill Into Law


The law states that people who undergo up to eight hours of active-shooter training will be allowed to carry a concealed weapon in state colleges, some bars, government buildings and even the state Capitol. Current gun-carry permit holders would have to take the training before they would be eligible to carry in the affected locations. Starting in January, the person sitting next to you at Arkansas' Donald W. Read More »