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Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra made some insightful comments while decriminalising consensual gay relationship in a landmark verdict announced on Thursday. In 2009, the Delhi high court had read down the section, calling it a "violation of fundamental rights". Reactions poured in from all quarters - of relief, joy and of finally being able to identify, and hailed the Supreme Court for its verdict.
  • USA cuts Pakistan aid over lack of 'decisive actions' against terror groups

    USA cuts Pakistan aid over lack of 'decisive actions' against terror groups

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    Separately on Friday, the U.S. said it was ending all funding for the UN's Palestinian refugee agency - the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (Unrwa) - which it described as "irredeemably flawed". The top diplomat said that Pakistan will promote relations with the USA based on mutual trusts, respect and dignity. Some analysts warn there may be no real way to pressure Islamabad and say a suspension in aid could see the U.S.
  • Couple ordered to hand over $500k to homeless man

    Couple ordered to hand over $500k to homeless man

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    There are conflicting reports from the couple and Bobbitt about how the money was used and whether Bobbitt was a participant or a victim. What do the couple say in their defence? It calls for a clear accounting of all the donations to the GoFundMe account and requests appointing a guardian ad litem, a person assigned to advocate for someone who is unable to represent themselves due to mental illness or age.
  • Meghan McCain Breaks Down Over Casket of Her Father John McCain

    Meghan McCain Breaks Down Over Casket of Her Father John McCain

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    For more from the Capitol Hill memorial for McCain, see the slideshow below. He died August 25 from brain cancer at age 81. The program includes McCain's daughter, Meghan, giving a tribute to her father, his son Jimmy reading a poem, and another daughter, Sidney, reading a Bible passage.
  • Former spy said Russia had ‘Trump over a barrel’

    Former spy said Russia had ‘Trump over a barrel’

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    Steele was attributing the information to a former senior Russian intelligence official. The people who discussed Ohr's interview were not authorized to publicly discuss details of the closed session and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
  • Geert Wilders cancels Muhammad cartoon contest after Pakistan protests

    Geert Wilders cancels Muhammad cartoon contest after Pakistan protests

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    The religiopolitical party had urged the PTI government to not only "discontinue diplomatic and commercial relations with the Netherlands " but also "demand from other Islamic countries to do the same". An ultra-conservative party in Pakistan on Wednesday called for the expulsion of the Dutch ambassador in protest against a far-right and anti-Islam Dutch politician's plan for a cartoon competition featuring depictions of the Prophet Muhammad.
  • Britain’s PM, Theresa May, supports Ramaphosa’s land reform - with conditions

    Britain’s PM, Theresa May, supports Ramaphosa’s land reform - with conditions

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    South Africa's government knocked Trump over his tweet last week, saying it was based on "false information" and it served "only to polarize debate on this sensitive and crucial matter". The South African rand seesawed Tuesday after the country's ruling party withdrew a land-reform policy passed by parliament in 2016 amid a constitutional review.
  • Trump administration to cut $300 million from UN Palestinian refugee agency

    Trump administration to cut $300 million from UN Palestinian refugee agency

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    The Trump administration announced Friday that it is cutting almost $300 million in planned funding for a United Nations agency that aids Palestinian refugees after finding the operation " irredeemably flawed ". But Nauert said the U.S.is concerned about the impact of its funding cuts on quote "innocent Palestinians" - and suggested it may give direct aid instead.
  • Multiple fatalities and injuries reported in Greyhound versus semi accident

    Multiple fatalities and injuries reported in Greyhound versus semi accident

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    Louis to Los Angeles , were transferred to local hospitals , authorities said. Greyhound released a statement saying said the bus was traveling from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Phoenix, Arizona. Greyhound's intercity buses have provided budget travellers an affordable way to see America for almost a century. NBC affiliate KOB of Albuquerque published a photo showing the semi-trailer on its side and the bus off the road with severe damage to its front left side.
  • Joe Biden remembers John McCain as a brother during Arizona memorial service

    Joe Biden remembers John McCain as a brother during Arizona memorial service

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    John McCain as "a man of deep conviction", and adds, "He was a public servant in the finest traditions of our country". The service for the statesman, former prisoner of war and two-time presidential candidate unfolded at North Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix, Arizona , after a motorcade bearing McCain's body made its way from the state Capitol past people waving American flags and campaign-style McCain signs.
  • White House Counsel Don McGahn to Leave Post

    White House Counsel Don McGahn to Leave Post

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    However, there is no guarantee Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the Supreme Court, throwing the timing of McGahn's departure into question. McGahn has served an important role in the Trump administration due to his leadership on the nomination and confirmation of federal judges, including Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch's confirmation.
  • Lavrov Warns West Not To Interfere In 'Antiterror' Actions In Syria’s Idlib

    Lavrov Warns West Not To Interfere In 'Antiterror' Actions In Syria’s Idlib

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    Moscow has repeatedly alleged that Syrian rebels are preparing a chemical weapons attack in Idlib as a provocation to bring a Western attack on Syrian forces. The Russian FM said Wednesday that Moscow and Ankara were exploring ways to simultaneously separate "regular armed formations" from the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham terrorist group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, while laying the groundwork for a military attack.
  • Sen. John McCain dies at 81

    Sen. John McCain dies at 81

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    Former vice president Al Gore - who served under Democrat Bill Clinton - said "I always admired and respected John from the opposite side of the aisle, because he thrived under pressure, and would work to find common ground, no matter how hard".
  • Endorsed Rep. Ron DeSantis projected to win Florida GOP gubernatorial primary

    Endorsed Rep. Ron DeSantis projected to win Florida GOP gubernatorial primary

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    DeSantis will be hoping to keep the GOP's gubernatorial streak in Florida alive heading into November. It's Election Day in Florida , and it looks like Rep. He beat Putnam, who spent more than twice as much money and ran a robust, even nostalgic, grassroots campaign often featuring down-home picnics attracting big crowds sprinkled liberally with farmers sporting palm-sized belt buckles.
  • Donald Trump, Kenyan president to meet

    Donald Trump, Kenyan president to meet

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    President Uhuru Kenyatta has denied claims that Kenya is sinking under too much debt following his recent investment meetings with World leaders. Mr and Mrs Trump are earlier scheduled to welcome Mr and Mrs Kenyatta to the White House in a 10-minute ceremony commencing at 1:45 pm, according to the White House.
  • Attorney for Michael Cohen keeps changing his story on Trump Tower meeting

    Attorney for Michael Cohen keeps changing his story on Trump Tower meeting

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    Lanny Davis has offered many variations of his client's knowledge regarding the meeting in Trump Tower but says he is now less certain about Cohen's claims. And CNN's, if they don't have any additional information. However, while on air with Anderson Cooper, he changed his story. At first, Sherman reports , Trump was despondent - "bummed" and "down and out" according to one source.
  • Pompeo's call to Pakistan's new premier stirs controversy

    Pompeo's call to Pakistan's new premier stirs controversy

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    The Express Tribune quoted Qureshi as saying, "The importance of Pak-US ties is not lost on anyone". USA secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Thursday urged Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to take "decisive action" against "all terrorists", employing a phrase used to press Pakistan to act against groups which operate from its soil and target India across the eastern border and Afghanistan across the western border.
  • Hurricane Lane pummels Hawaii with floods and fire as thousands lose power

    Hurricane Lane pummels Hawaii with floods and fire as thousands lose power

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    Hawaii Gov. David Ige is allowing non-essential state employees on the Big Island and Maui to go on administrative leave from Wednesday to Friday as Hurricane Lane approaches. 2nd UPDATE, 10:45 AM: CBS now says that production on Season 9 of Hawaii Five-O also has shut down as Hurrican Lane threatens the islands. About 200 miles and several islands to the northwest, along Honolulu's tourist-heavy Waikiki Beach, some shopkeepers removed plywood from windows in anticipation of reopening.
  • Is Mollie Tibbetts' Death Being Used as 'Political Propaganda'?

    Is Mollie Tibbetts' Death Being Used as 'Political Propaganda'?

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    Rivera was charged with first-degree murder , with a potential penalty of life in prison, according to Rick Rahn, a special agent in charge for the sector at the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. Beyond that, I'm not sure what he was doing. "I checked Twitter, I checked the news apps and my biggest fear come [sic] true that they had found Mollie", Goodman said.
  • 'Multiple fatalities' in mass shooting at Jacksonville Landing in Florida: sheriff's office

    'Multiple fatalities' in mass shooting at Jacksonville Landing in Florida: sheriff's office

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    Williams said deputies found two victims and the suspect dead when they arrived at the tournament, which was being held at The Jacksonville Landing, a collection of restaurants and shops in the downtown area of the city. "We are working with authorities to gather facts at this stage", the official Twitter account of Madden NFL creator EA Sports wrote in a brief statement addressing the shooting .
  • Australia's foreign minister resigns amid Cabinet revamp

    Australia's foreign minister resigns amid Cabinet revamp

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    Turnbull on Sunday praised Bishop, saying she "has been and remains an inspiring role model for women here and around the world". Prime Minister Scott Morrison won a ballot of government lawmakers for the leadership on Friday against rival Peter Dutton.
  • Longtime Trump Organization CFO granted immunity in Cohen case

    Longtime Trump Organization CFO granted immunity in Cohen case

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    Cohen pleaded guilty this week in federal court in Manhattan to campaign finance violations alleging he coordinated with Trump on a hush-money scheme to buy the silence of a porn actress and a Playboy model who alleged affairs. In details that match those of former Playboy model Karen McDougal , prosecutors said Cohen, working with someone likely to be Pecker (referred to as Chairman-1) and others, agreed to purchase McDougal's "limited life rights" to her story of her affair with Trump ...