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Taiwan Constitutional Court invalidates country's ban on same-sex marriage

Taiwan Constitutional Court invalidates country's ban on same-sex marriage Noting a history of discrimination against homosexuality and homosexuals' lack of political power, the court said that "in determining the constitutionality of different treatment based on sexual orientation, a heightened standard shall be applied". [Full Article...]

Trump orders investigation of leaks related to Manchester terror attack

Trump orders investigation of leaks related to Manchester terror attack British-born Salman Abedi was identified as the suspected suicide bomber responsible. Asked if the U.S. authorities had compromised the investigation, she said: "I wouldn't go that far". "And it has disadvantages, like exposing your own information to more places where it can leak". It's not the first time the USA has faced criticism for leaking information on a United Kingdom terror investiga... [Full Article...]

Trump to decide next week whether to quit Paris climate agreement

President Donald Trump has allegedly informed his confidants that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change , as it threatens with the closure of factories and plants all over the country in the upcoming years, Sputnik reported. [Full Article...]

Mass hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners ends

Although the strike is being presented as a victory, despite the rejection of all but one of the strikers' demands, it should be noted that even that "concession" did not actually come from Israel . Israel jailed Fuqaha in 2003 for planning attacks against Israelis, sentencing him to nine life terms. In a statement, the Prisons Service said that most of the terrorists who were "officially" on a h... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom terrorism threat reduced after wave of police raids targeting jihadist networks

British media said Abedi was born in Manchester and that his Libyan parents had fled the regime of dictator Moamer Kadhafi. The number of hate crime incidents reported to police in Manchester has nearly doubled since the suicide bomb attack at the Manchester Arena on May 22 that killed 22 people and injured dozens of others. [Full Article...]

Meghan Markle attends Pippa Middleton's wedding reception as Prince Harry's date

Meghan Markle attends Pippa Middleton's wedding reception as Prince Harry's date Among the guests packing into the small Berkshire church were Roger Federer and his wife Mirka , Price Harry and of course the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge . "Harry went all the way to London to get Meghan and bring her to the party". She's believed to be attending the reception. Not to mention Pippa's head-turning wedding dress, custom made by Giles Deacon design. [Full Article...]

Manchester police release images of bomber moments before arena blast

In a joint statement , Greater Manchester Police's Chief Constable Ian Hopkins and Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, senior national co-ordinator for UK Counter Terrorism Policing, said: "Today we are releasing an image of Salman Abedi taken from CCTV on the night he committed the attack". [Full Article...]

France President, Macron swerves past Trump to embrace Merkel

France President, Macron swerves past Trump to embrace Merkel TAORMINA, Italy European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker denied on Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump had aggressively condemned German trade policies during at meeting in Brussels on Thursday. Needless to say, the businessman-turned-President always attempts to imply that he holds more power. A White House summary of the meeting did not mention climate change but said Presiden... [Full Article...]

Not going to comment on Kushner: Trump's NSA

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and now top White House adviser Jared Kushner proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team during a December meeting with a leading Russian diplomat. Raddatz said Kislyak must know "he's being monitored all the time " and asked Schiff if it was possible the Russians wanted USA intelligence to hear what the Russian ambassa... [Full Article...]

Greece: Former Prime Minister Papademos injured in blast

He was taken to the hospital in central Athens, along with his driver and security officer who suffered "light superficial injuries" in the blast and were being kept in hospital for "precautionary reasons", said the statement. Among them was main opposition New Democracy party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis who described the attack as a "cowardly terrorist attack carried out by enemies of Greece and... [Full Article...]

Did Rouhani sell 'grand bargain' with United States to Iranian voters?

Jahangiri registered to run for the election amid concern among Rouhani's allies that the president might be disqualified by the Guardian Council, a clerical body that vets candidates based on their loyalty to the Islamic Republic. President Hassan Rouhani remains the narrow favorite for a second term thanks to Iran's re-engagement with the world after the lifting of sanctions, but has been hamm... [Full Article...]

ICSE, ISC exam results to be declared today

ICSE, ISC exam results to be declared today This is happened because of some confusion in issuing the results. The results are expected to be made available as soon as the results are declared by the board. Candidates need to follow the official website for the results. ISC Class 12th Results exams are conducted by the Council for The Indian School Certificate Examination. [Full Article...]

DoD Investigation Into Deadly Mosul Airstrike Says US Bomb Ignited ISIS Explosives

Four civilians in a neighboring building were also killed, while 36 others are still unaccounted for. The densely-populated city of Mosul is particularly susceptible to civilian casualties as the Iraqi forces , backed by US-led coalition strikes, conduct a block-by-block battle against ISIS for control of the city. [Full Article...]

Manchester police evacuate some residents

Manchester police evacuate some residents Police made two more arrests in Manchester on Saturday on suspicion of terrorism offenses, bringing the number of suspects in custody to 11. ISIS claimed responsibility for Monday's attack which saw the assailant use an improvised explosive device that off as thousands of - mostly young - fans streamed out of Manchester Arena in the northern English city at the end of Grande's performance. [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande Announces Benefit Concert To Take Place In Manchester

Ariana Grande Announces Benefit Concert To Take Place In Manchester She said: "I'll be returning to the incredibly fearless city of Manchester to spend some time with my fans and to have a benefit concert in honour of and to raise money for the victims and their families". Soon after the terror attack, Grande chose to suspend her Dangerous Woman world tour for at least two weeks. "They will be on my mind and in my heart everyday and I will think of them with eve... [Full Article...]

Eighth Graders Refused To Take A Photo With Paul Ryan

Eighth Graders Refused To Take A Photo With Paul Ryan Speaker of the House Paul Ryan waits to speak to the press on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on May 17, 2017. Under normal circumstances, many students would leap for the chance to take a photo with the third most powerful politician in the country. [Full Article...]

Jewish hardliners ejected from Jerusalem mosque compound

Washington-based Israel lobby AIPAC wrote, "We appreciate that the president went to the Jewish state as part of his first foreign trip in office - and he is the first sitting president to go to the Western Wall, near Judaism's holiest site". [Full Article...]

North Korea Boosts Arms Production

North Korea Boosts Arms Production U.S. military personnel plan to launch a custom-made missile from the Marshall Islands and aim to shoot it down in space by firing an interceptor missile from a base in California, reports Fox News. The Pukguksong-2 is a land-based version of a submarine-launched ballistic missile in development. Dr. Koh Yuwhan, a professor of North Korean studies at Dongguk University in Seoul , said that even... [Full Article...]

Pentagon investigation into Mosul strike finds 105 civilians killed

The U.S. -led coalition has increased the intensity of the air campaign in Iraq and Syria as ground forces have stepped up attacks on ISIS. The Pentagon said military investigators, led by U.S. During the two month investigation coalition members visited the scene of the strike three times where they took measurements, photos and gathered soil samples, Scrocca said. [Full Article...]

Police say 8 dead in Mississippi shooting

The dead included two boys, and Godbolt was being treated for a gunshot wound at a hospital, authorities said. Godbolt showed up at Mitchell's home in the southern MS town of Bogue Chitto shortly before midnight Saturday to demand that his estranged wife give up their two children. [Full Article...]


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