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Failure to release woman jailed for miscarriage in El Salvador 'outrageous'

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HuffPost reports that in 2007, a then-pregnant Teodora del Carmen Vásquez reportedly fainted at work, waking up to find that she had suffered a stillbirth and lost her baby. The U.N. was not aware of El Salvador jailing any women from wealthier backgrounds under the same law, Throssell said. Last summer, a group of United Nations experts also urged the country to "allow the termination of pregnancy in specific circumstances". Read More »

MA sues Betsy DeVos over student loan relief

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On the same day, the attorneys general of Massachusetts, New York, and IL, all Democrats, filed a separate lawsuit alleging that the Trump administration is violating federal law by refusing to hand down decisions on pending claims, the Washington Post reported . Read More »

93-Year-Old Woman Evicted, Arrested for Not Leaving Home

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When police arrived, she was in the lobby, saying she was not going anywhere. Body camera footage shows Eustis officers and Lake County sheriff's deputies attempting to get Eustis into a police vehicle. The affidavit states officers were able to safely escort her out of the building into the rear of a patrol vehicle. "This is extremely rare", said Twinem, who said National Church Residences runs 340 properties. Read More »

Officials say illegal cooking started one of California's blazing wildfires

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On Friday morning powerful winds are forecast which will subside during the day, the National Weather Service said. Winds are expected to reach up to 30 miles per hour on mountain ridgetops. Iverson's death was the first firefighter fatality in the recent string of fires burning in southern California. 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit United Way's Southern California Wildfire Relief Fund. Read More »

Madhya Pradesh: Carol singers' auto set on fire in Satna

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A auto used by the carol singers was also set on fire, allegedly by right-wing activists. The Bajrang Dal activists also forcefully took 42 people to the Civil Lines police station demanding that a case be registered for religious conversion against them. Read More »

Indonesian Court Defends People's Right for Gay, Extramarital Sex

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In a tweet it expressed hope that the court will not bow to group pressure. Four of the judges however approved of the idea to criminalize sex outside of marriage and gay sex on morality grounds. The campaign for criminalizing homosexuality and sex outside of wedlock was spearheaded by a conservative group called the Family Love Alliance whose members argued that the country is threatened by immoral behavior fostered by social media and the Internet. Read More »

Ajinkya Rahane's father arrested following a vehicle crash incident in Kolhapur

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However, it is still not clear as to who was driving the vehicle. Ajinkya Rahane's father, his mother and sister were on their way for a vacation before the accident took place. After losing control, he hit a woman named Ashatai Kamble. The Kolhapur Police has registered a case under Indian Penal Code (IPC) Act 304A, 337, 338, 279 and 184. Read More »

Daesh Got Powerful Anti-Tank Missile Supplied to Syrian Rebels by US

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Army purchased it, auto said. Throughout Iraq and Syria, more than half of the ammunition the group recovered was Chinese or Russian. "These items encompass weapons, ammunition, and the traceable components and chemical precursors used by the group to manufacture improvised explosive devices". Read More »

World leaders losing the battle against climate change

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Bill Gates, right, and Sir Richard Branson leave the Élysée Palace Tuesday after a meeting of philanthropists as part of the summit. The summit comes two years after almost 200 nations agreed to the Paris climate accord , which calls for nations to limit greenhouse gas emissions and for rich nations to help developing countries deal with the impacts of climate change . Read More »

Putin Orders Partial Troop Withdrawal From Syria

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As he arrived at the base, which houses Russian forces assisting Syria in the battle against Islamic State terrorists (IS, formerly ISIS), the Russian president was greeted by his Syrian counterpart, Bashar Assad, and by Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, in a brief stop on his (President Putin's) way to bilateral talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo, followed by a meeting with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara. Read More »

United Kingdom voters will decide if Brexit happens says European Union chief

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Brussels will not renegotiate, meaning the vote will still be a "take it or leave it" choice. This is Commons first defeat with Theresa May as prime minister. Earlier Wednesday, the European Union's chief exit negotiator, Michel Barnier, said there will be "no turning back" for Britain on commitments made during an initial divorce deal between the two, after his United Kingdom counterpart insisted it was merely a "statement of intent". Read More »

'Youthquake' declared Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries

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Oxford Dictionaries said the word sounded a note of hope after what it described as a "difficult and divisive year". Youthquake was also the title of the second album by the British pop group Dead or Alive, released in May 1985. The researchers determine the word of the year by analysing newspapers, books, blogs and transcripts of spoken English. The internet has reacted with surprise to the announcement, with many admitting they had never heard of the word before. Read More »

Pak SC rejects petition seeking disqualification of Imran Khan

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PTI chairman Imran Khan expressed disappointment at disqualification of key party leader Jahangir Tareen, but at the same time said he respects the court verdict underlining that PTI will file review appeal. The judgment stated that the PTI secretary general had pleaded guilty to insider trading. But Tareen was held responsible for fraud and disqualified for life. Read More »

China, ROK reaffirm commitment to dialogue, N. Korean denuclearization

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Upon arrival in Beijing, President Moon was greeted by Kong Xuanyou, Chinese assistant minister of foreign affairs and special representative on Korean Peninsula affairs. However, in the lead up to Thursday's summit in Beijing, bilateral relations between the two countries appeared to improve slightly. In an agreement aimed at improving bilateral relations that was reached on October 31, the two countries promised to put a "seal" on the THAAD conflict, but China has continued to bring the ... Read More »

President Trump Is Sending NASA Back To The Moon

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But this time around, there are some clear, and potentially serious, consequences to what Trump is trying to do - send astronauts back to the Moon and eventually to Mars. "The Coalition is proud to support NASA and to help bring about this exciting future". The motivations behind the policy were spelled out by Trump and Pence, who also spoke at the ceremony . Read More »

Danielle Wyatt trolled by England teammate after Virat Kohli married Anushka Sharma

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Anushka took to her Instagram account to share an adorable picture of them. Virat and Anushka struck a loved up pose in a snowy background that could remind one of iconic scenic locations, straight out of a romantic film. This handsome day will be made more special with the love and support of our family of fans & well wishers. Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma recently married in a lavish event in Tuscany, Italy . Read More »

Rohingya death toll in Myanmar attacks tops 6700, aid group says

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He added that MSF's findings showed more than 59% of children below the age of five who were killed were reportedly shot, 15% burnt to death in their homes, 7% beaten to death and 2% killed in landmine blasts. The crackdown, which followed raids against Myanmar police and security posts by Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) insurgents on August 25, pushed 655,000 members of the Rohingya Muslim minority to seek shelter in neighboring Bangladesh during the following months, according to the ... Read More »

Gujarat assembly polls 2017: PM Modi, Shah cast their votes

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A huge crowd, waiting to catch a glimpse of PM Modi, had gathered at the polling booth at the Nishan High School in the Ranip locality of Sabarmati. "I appeal to the voters of Gujarat to come out and vote for the development of the state and participate in the celebration of democracy", the BJP President said. Read More »

Poroshenko welcomes extension of European Union sanctions against Russian Federation

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The decision to extend the measures, which was widely expected, came at a summit in Brussels which saw the launch of a major new European Union defence cooperation agreement. The reason for this is the annexation of the Crimea by Russian Federation. In her words, three years have passed since the Minsk agreements but there has been no shift in their implementation. Read More »

BJP will not strengthen, but only weaken the country: Rahul Gandhi

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Television broadcast images of party supporters celebrating and distributing candies outside Congress offices in the capital, New Delhi , and the financial hub of Mumbai. Following Congress' defeat in the 2014 polls, Gandhi struggled to convince voters, as well as many within his party, of his leadership skills. Briefing media about the voter turnout in the second phase, Senior Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha said "No FIR has been lodged against Rahul Gandhi". Read More »

India Disappointed, Rajkumar Rao's Newton Out Of Oscar Race

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The other films on the shortlist are: A Fantastic Woman (Chile)‚ In the Fade (Germany)‚ On Body and Soul (Hungary)‚ Foxtrot (Israel)‚ The Insult (Lebanon)‚ Loveless (Russia)‚ Félicité (Senegal) and The Square (Sweden). But it failed to make the cut as well. Speaking to TshisaLIVE in October‚ the film's director John Trengove explained that the film's submission for an Oscar would hopefully inspire filmmakers not to make "crowd-pleasing" films but to take risks. Read More »

White House Press Briefing 12/14/2017

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White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks at the press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, on October 31, 2017. The correspondent told CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer that he would not be "intimidated". "Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand , a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office "begging" for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump", he wrote. Read More »

Trump, quite literally, cuts the red tape on regulations

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The White House did not respond to a request for comment on the issue. The effort is driven by Trump's contention that there are too many rules stifling economic growth. "The latest unified agenda is a ideal illustration of the deeply harmful real-world impacts of Trump's deregulatory push", Narang said in the email . Read More »

Marijuana charges against UGA linebacker dropped

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Criminal charges against Georgia linebacker Natrez Patrick have been dismissed, according to ESPN . "When you get into someone's vehicle, you're not going to search it to see if there's marijuana in the auto", Healan said. "There was no marijuana found on Mr. Patrick's person and there was no evidence to connect him to it", Healan said. "My client didn't know the marijuana was there". Read More »

Most Active Volume Stock: Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK)

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The stock decreased 0.67% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $1.48. About 16.60M shares traded. Genomic Health, Inc. (NASDAQ:GHDX) has risen 23.46% since December 14, 2016 and is uptrending. Morgan Stanley maintained it with "Equal-Weight" rating and $30 target in Thursday, August 18 report. The rating was maintained by Argus Research with "Buy" on Friday, August 19. Read More »

Watch 16-year-old get accepted to his dream school, Harvard University

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Everyone seems to sweat. After the video was posted to Twitter Tuesday, it was viewed more than 3 million times in 24 hours. Just like him, the whole room burst with happiness, chanting "three-peat". She said that while as a single mom it was challenging at times to raise her sons, she never had to worry about how they were doing in school. "So you just did well", she said, according to WBUR . Read More »