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Dáil Debates Bill To Hold 8th Amendment Referendum

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On International Women's Day yesterday, Health Minister Simon Harris said: 'Today, as you know, is International Women's Day. Currently, terminations are only allowed in the Irish Republic when the life of the mother is at risk, including from suicide, and the maximum penalty for accessing an illegal abortion is 14 years in prison. Read More »

Three killed in Maharashtra factory blasts

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Witnesses said the explosion "sounded like a huge bomb" and it happened when many were preparing to retire for the night. "The blast, cause of which is not yet clear was so deafening that it was heard in a radius of 10 km, and houses and buildings were shaken", Pramod Pawar was quoted as saying news agency IANS . Read More »

North Carolina city releases documents beating

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Hickman was charged late Thursday, March 8, 2018, with assault by strangulation, assault inflicting serious injury and communicating threats, according to the Buncombe County District Attorney's Office. Rush is then heard screaming for help several times as a stun gun is deployed. "I am happy to resign if that will solve the problem", Chief Tammy Hooper said as hundreds of people expressed their frustration during a Citizen Police Advisory Committee meeting at a local community center ... Read More »

Police say man admitted shooting IN deputy

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A memorial fund has also been set up for Deputy Jake Pickett by the Fifty Club of Boone County. The judge told him prosecutors haven't yet made that decision, and that's when he reportedly asked, "If I were to seek it out on my own would that change anything?" Hearts were heavy for law enforcement across IN on Friday as departments around the state came to Crown Hill Cemetery for the visitation for Boone County Deputy Jacob Pickett , shot and killed IN the line of duty. Read More »

Northern California Veterans Home on Lockdown - Reports of Shots Fired

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There are preliminary reports of 30 shots fired outside the main dining area. Three people were initially reported taken hostage, but by 11:40 a.m. the number was reported as two. The Yountville Veterans Home is said the largest veterans' home in the country, according to its website . CalVet: "Law enforcement is at the Yountville Veteran's Home right now following reports of gunfire". Read More »

Actor Jo Min Ki Found Dead

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He was due to be questioned by police next week, the reports said. Jo was scheduled to appear for police questioning next Monday over the sexual harassment scandal. The 52-year-old was one of the biggest names to be embroiled in South Korea's #MeToo movement. His alleged victims were reported as being students of the university. Read More »

Fears of a trade war after Trump imposes new steel tariffs

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Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin said in a statement that he supports Trump's decision to "put China on notice", but criticized the tariffs as too broad. The Dow was set to open almost 300 points lower Wednesday after the White House announced late Tuesday that Cohn, President Trump's top economic adviser, was resigning in the midst of trade policy dispute . Read More »

Asia shares firm as Trump agrees to meet North Korea leader

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Liberal South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who some believe has maneuvered the two leaders to this position, reflected the hope and relief many feel about the planned summit , when he declared it would be a "historical milestone " that will put the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula "really on track". Read More »

Windsor's jobless rate up slightly

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Unemployment in Northeast B.C. edged up slightly to 4.5 per cent in February, according to the latest Statistics Canada labour force survey. But the bigger factor pushing up the jobless rate was a 2,400 jump in the labour force after an increase of 1,400 in January. Read More »

Equipment failure destroys thousands of embryos at fertility clinic

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A liquid nitrogen storage tank at University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center unexpectedly heated up sometime between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, hospital administrators told the Cleveland Plain Dealer . There is evidence that some of the eggs and embryos were damaged, said Liu. None of the eggs or embryos will be destroyed, WKYC reported, and University Hospitals has reported the incident to federal regulators. Read More »

Rahul Gandhi visit INA memorial, meets ministers in Singapore

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Amit Shah [BJP president]", he said. That, she said, is changing the liberal nature of Indian society that encouraged debate and discussion and allowed dissent. Did India march to progress, prosperity and greatness just 4 years ago? Is this claim not an insult to the intelligence of the people of India? "But we never made a show of it", she said. Read More »

TN girl stabbed to death outside college by 'husband'; accused arrested

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The incident comes almost two years after the case of Swathi, a young engineer working in software giant Infosys, who was murdered at Nungambakkam railway station on June 24, 2016. Reports say that both Aswini and Alagesan are from Maduravoyal. Afterward, she moved to a relative's house in Jafferkhanpet and resumed attending college.This infuriated the youth, who according to some reports, had financially assisted Aswini to pursue her education. Read More »

Grillo stretches Indian Open lead as Sharma storms into contention

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Two time victor and defending champion SSP Chaurasia also started dismally carded a double bogey and dropped two more strokes before earning two birdies to go out at two over 38.On his return he had two birdies and two bogeys which saw him finishing the round at two over 74 and he was tied at joint 74. Read More »

Philippines' top judge vows no quitting amid "threats, bullying"

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Six of Sereno's fellow justices testified against her in the hearings that started in September, exposing rifts in the high court. An impeachment trial in the Senate will follow if the House adopts the committee's report, which is focused on allegations Sereno failed to pay about two million pesos of taxes. Read More »

Germany to get new foreign minister as Sigmar Gabriel loses job

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Meanwhile Heiko Maas , the SPD's outgoing justice minister, will take the prestigious post of running the foreign ministry. Maas introduced ambitious laws in his previous job that forced social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter to remove hate speech from their sites. Read More »

Jobs Added in February

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The news led to a sell-off on stock markets as investors bet that the Federal Reserve would move more quickly to raise rates. The jobs report shows healthy economic conditions at the start of the year, as reflected in both the magnitude of gains as well as the healthy dispersion of job creation. Read More »

LHC extends stay against Hafiz Saeed's detention

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In the past year, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had canceled the application for registering the Milli Muslim League . "Pakistan is mandated under United Nations law to take action against Hafiz Saeed , but instead.there is an attempt by the Pakistani establishment to mainstream him and his system as a political party", the spokesperson said. Read More »

Pacquiao announces Matthysse fight, but doubts emerge

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Even if the fight happens against Ramirez, Pacquiao, 39, would have to move down to super lightweight. "I knew this is going to be a tough fight". Matthysse is also a knockout artist. “Im the underdog in this fight but Im used to it. "It serves as a big motivation for me to train and fight hard to win the crown", added the Filipino great. Read More »

Donald Trump slammed for damaging global trading system

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The three-year high was caused by the accelerated recovery of the global economy, as well as the upgrade of domestic industries, which, in turn, has pushed up the quality of exports, Zhao Ping, head of the worldwide trade research division of the China Council for the Promotion of worldwide Trade (CCPIT), told China Stock . Read More »

Time for "China threat theory" laid to rest: FM Wang Yi

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President Donald Trump and his economic advisers prepare to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, while leaving open the possibility to exempting some allies . The two sides are now looking at a series of bilateral exchanges including a possible high-level visit from China to India later this year. "But there are few alternative sources for the main products the USA buys from China", the research firm said in a note on Wednesday. Read More »

China's February exports surge as trade surplus widens

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From an economic perspective, there are a few gremlins in the trade report . Although China does not recognise the self-ruled island as an independent nation, Wang took questions about Beijing's relationship with Taipei, warning that the Taiwanese government must come around to China's way of thinking if it hopes to enjoy "peaceful development". Read More »

Missing baby found dead after disturbing text prompts Amber Alert

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According to KFOR , police responded to a domestic assault at a home on Lakecrest Drive on February 19. He is said to have fled the scene in a rented U-Haul pick-up-truck. Minjarez allegedly kidnapped the boy after abusing his mother. KFOR reports that days later, the mother obtained a protective order mandating the boy be returned to her. Read More »

Canada unveils new $10 bill featuring female civil-rights pioneer Viola Desmond

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Nova Scotia issued a posthumous pardon to her in 2009, decades after her protest and 1965 death. More than 70 years later, Desmond's act of defiance has been cemented into Canadian civil rights history. "We have symbols in this country that talk to us about what we're all about as a nation". It features the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, an eagle feather, and an excerpt from the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Read More »

Kenya's president and opposition leader pledge to heal divisions

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The NASA leaders said they only learned of the talks between the two top politicians through the media. "I and my colleagues from NASA will get an explanation from Raila on why he took the step he took; and why he had a meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta (without our knowledge)". Read More »

China not trying to 'replace America' says FM

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Leaders in China and Europe threaten reciprocal charges after President Trump suggested increasing import tariffs on key goods. President Donald Trump hinted on Wednesday at what experts predict will become the major economic and diplomatic clash between the USA and China - and it will make steel and aluminum tariffs look like small potatoes. Read More »

Sufi Singer Pyare Lal Wadali Passes Away, Was Suffering From Heart Ailment

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He is the younger brother to Ustad Puran Chand Wadali , and together they formed the iconic Wadali brothers duo, the doyens of Punjabi sufi music in India. The arrival of Wadali Brothers was a game-changing moment for the Sufi music industry, as their soulful and blissful songs were widely appreciated by fans across the globe. Read More »

Gauri Lankesh case: Accused sent to SIT custody for 5 days

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SIT investigation officer M N Anucheth confirmed the development to Naveen Kumar. The accused hails from Birur town in Chikmagalur district, about 250 km west of Bengaluru , the police said. The accused KT Naveen Kumar was initially arrested by the Karnataka police for illegally possessing five bullets. Links to Hindu right-wing groups? . Read More »

U.S. 'surprise' at North Korea talk offer: Rex Tillerson

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The past year has seen fierce exchanges of threats between the United States and North Korea. South Korea's president says many "critical moments" still lie ahead to end the nuclear crisis despite North Korea's recent outreach to Seoul and Washington. Read More »

Saudi crown prince commits to interfaith tolerance

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Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion of millions of Christians globally, received the crown prince at Lambeth Palace in central London, where the two talked for an hour. It said also described Salman's behaviour as "foolish" and "headstrong". The UK government is responsible for the many children who have been killed and injured as a result of Saudi Arabia's deadly war on Yemen, the Labor Party has said. Read More »

Cruz goes all country/western in taking on Democratic challenger

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CNN has rated the race as Likely Republican. But that didn't stop Cruz from launching an outrageously early, hilariously simplistic and perhaps even hypocritical radio attack ad. However, the Republican senator also goes by a different name than his given name, Rafael Edward Cruz . The next verse makes clear that the attack on O'Rourke's "honesty" is not about his plans but about his name. Read More »

Raja 'regrets' FB post on Periyar by 'admin'

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Earlier on Wednesday, BJP leader H. Raja said in a Facebook post in Tamil, "Who is Lenin and what is the connection between Lenin and India?" BJP's Tripura Pradesh Vice President Subal Bhowmik said that Amit Shah, BJP's National General Secretary Ram Madhav, General Secretary (Organisation) Ajay Jamwal and Assam minister and Tripura election-in-charge Himanta Biswa Sarma, among other leaders, "held a series of meetings with the state leaders to select the ministers, assembly Speaker, ... Read More »