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University of New Mexico students to join 'World Hijab Day'
- February 03, 2017

She said the response has been heartening. "It best represented my patriotism and faith", she said last week. The intention behind the tradition is to give non-Muslims and non-hijab-wearing Muslim women an opportunity to experience the hijab for a day, said founder Nazma Khan on the World Hijab Day website . (more...)
Committee OKs Sen. Sessions For Attorney General But Not Without Drama Committee OKs Sen. Sessions For Attorney General But Not Without Drama
- February 02, 2017

Jeff Sessions is going to be the next attorney general, but he can not get there through the complicity of Democrats. "I can not assure the people of CT or the country that Jeff Sessions would be a vigorous champion of these rights and liberties, and forever I stand in opposition to this nomination", Blumenthal said. (more...)
Tamil Nadu govt can organise Jallikattu Tamil Nadu govt can organise Jallikattu
- February 01, 2017

A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and R F Nariman also permitted the Centre to withdraw the January 7, 2016 notification allowing Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu. "To say that we changed the law peacefully is one thing". Amid the uproar in several parts of Tamil Nadu in support Jallikattu, the bill replacing the ordinance passed by the Governer on January 21, was tabled by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam. (more...)
Man mauled to death by tigers after climbing into their enclosure
- January 31, 2017

Horrific footage shows the tiger launching at the man and repeatedly mauling him. A man who reportedly scaled two zoo walls to avoid paying admission instead dropped into a tiger enclosure, where he was mauled to death in front of a shocked crowd that included his family. (more...)
Punjab polls: Narendra Modi projects Parkash Singh Badal as a farmers' leader Punjab polls: Narendra Modi projects Parkash Singh Badal as a farmers' leader
- January 30, 2017

He will speak at rallies in Gidderbaha and Lambi on Sunday. "Those [the AAP] who have failed Delhi are coming to Punjab to destroy it". He said Modi's demonetization move had adversely affected all sections of people, including farmers, small traders, and other such groups while the ruling Badals had allegedly made huge profits because "their hands are in every profitable business in the state". (more...)
Green light for 153 East Jersualem settler homes Green light for 153 East Jersualem settler homes
- January 29, 2017

Traveling to Israel with messages from Trump to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , Giuliani said the new us president and his advisers will probably take "six months or so" to develop a new strategy for American peace efforts in the Middle East. (more...)
Theresa May to discuss trade during Turkey visit Theresa May to discuss trade during Turkey visit
- January 29, 2017

May's visit is also seen as the first to Ankara by a major Western leader since the attempted putsch, although then USA vice president Joe Biden held talks with Erdogan in August. BAE Systems and TAI (Turkish Aerospace Industries) are working together to develop the TF-X Turkish fighter programme, according to Reuters . "We both want to build on our existing links and I believe that doing so will be to the benefit of both of our countries and for the prosperity of both our nations", Mrs ... (more...)
Lavrov: Syria talks in Geneva postponed
- January 28, 2017

Syrian armed opposition delegation confirmed its commitment to the nationwide ceasefire agreement. We believe that the window of hope for the Syrian crisis is opening. Lavrov said Russian Federation did not have the intention to "impose" anything with the draft constitution. The negotiations in Geneva were scheduled for February 8, after this week's peace talks in the Kazakh capital Astana. (more...)
US GDP growth undershoots expectations in final quarter of 2016
- January 28, 2017

Such strong growth is unlikely to affect policymakers at the Bank of England (BOE), who cut rates in the aftermath of the Brexit vote as a stimulus, and who just three months ago forecast growth of 0.4 percent for the fourth quarter of 2016. (more...)
Nadal fights his way into dream final with Roger Nadal fights his way into dream final with Roger
- January 28, 2017

Federer hasn't captured a Grand Slam title since 2012, when he won Wimbledon for the seventh time . The athlete beat out his opponent 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 6-4, and will now take on old rival (and pal) Roger Federer. "But I understand the magnitude of the match against Nadal, no doubt about it". The 30-year-old Spaniard saved six set points in the second set, including two in the 13-minute tiebreaker. (more...)
Bolt Stripped of Gold Medal as Teammate Is Sanctioned for Doping
- January 28, 2017

Usain Bolt has to hand over one of his Olympic gold medals. Bolt will now see his unique "triple-triple" meet its end - the 30-year-old had won three gold medals in each of the Olympic games he has participated in. Now he has been left with eight gold medals not nine having brought the curtain down on his Olympic career and no longer equals the all-time record of nine on the track set by American sprinter Carl Lewis and Finnish legend Paavo Nurmi. (more...)
Remittances from the US Discourage Mexicans from Working Remittances from the US Discourage Mexicans from Working
- January 26, 2017

If US President Donald Trump follows through on a promise to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, Canada could benefit - even though the discussions are filled with risk. "We're meeting with the prime minister of Canada and we will be meeting with the president of Mexico, who I know, and we're going to start some negotiations having to do with NAFTA ", Trump said while addressing White House staff on his second full day in office. (more...)
Trump Just Reinstated a Global Anti-Abortion Rule That Has Increased Abortions Trump Just Reinstated a Global Anti-Abortion Rule That Has Increased Abortions
- January 24, 2017

Wade Supreme Court ruling, which along with the Court's Doe v. Bolton decision, established abortion-on-demand as the law of the land. Since then, presidents have played a kind of partisan hockey with it: Bill Clinton repealed it; George W. (more...)
Iraq army 'takes' east Mosul from taken from ISIL Iraq army 'takes' east Mosul from taken from ISIL
- January 24, 2017

Iraqi forces advance towards an area northwest of Mosul on January 20, 2017, during an ongoing military operation against Islamic State (IS) group jihadists. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees said in a recent report that the military operations in Mosul have pushed up to 160,000 civilians to flee their homes in the city and its adjacent areas since the military offensive in October 2016 to reclaim the IS largest stronghold in Iraq. (more...)
UKIP leader to stand in Stoke Central by-election UKIP leader to stand in Stoke Central by-election
- January 24, 2017

Mr Nuttall has previously called Stoke the "capital of Brexit" as the town had the highest proportion of Leave voters in the country. Labour MP and former Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt sparked the by-election by stepping down last week to take up a new job heading the Victoria & Albert Museum. (more...)
Police taser their adviser on race relations Police taser their adviser on race relations
- January 24, 2017

The way I fell backward on the back of my head. However, the situation still escalates. "He's a lovely guy, leave him alone", he says. "We work really hard to work positively with all communities and I see no reason why that should change". (more...)
Trump to meet Mexican president on January 31 Trump to meet Mexican president on January 31
- January 24, 2017

A statement issued Saturday says the two leaders' conversation happened in the morning. These comments came at a swearing in ceremony for key White House staff as confirmed plans to meet with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto to discuss changes to NAFTA, the trade deal he claims has shipped U.S.jobs to those other countries. (more...)
Syrian government, rebels to begin talks Syrian government, rebels to begin talks
- January 23, 2017

A spokesperson for the Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov, told the BBC on Saturday that Russian Federation welcomes potential United States participation in the Astana talks, but that Iran is not in agreement. The status of the Syrian rebel forces has always become a serious source of concern ahead of peace talks, and that's no different this time with Monday's Astana peace talks looming. (more...)
Trump inauguration draws 30.6 million viewers
- January 23, 2017

President Trump's ceremony garnered 30.9 million viewers - an impressive amount - though not almost enough to earn him the title of "largest audience to ever witness an inauguration", as Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced on Saturday evening. (more...)
Protests force CM to leave without inaugurating jallikattu
- January 23, 2017

After the President's approval, the ordinance would be sent to Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao. Jallikattu was banned following a Supreme Court order in May 2014. Panneerselvam is, however, holding talks with the chief secretary in a bid to arrange a final talk with protesters. But the central government on Saturday temporarily cleared the way for bullfighting events to resume in Tamil Nadu, bypassing a Supreme Court ban. (more...)