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Misuse fears can't be sole factor to reject Aadhaar

Misuse fears can't be sole factor to reject Aadhaar This was the reason why the court in the privacy judgment had referred to the need for a privacy law which will also address privacy concerns pertaining to the private sector, the judge said. "Only an Aadhaar card will do.", he said. "This is a great moment in the history of the Supreme Court, which will decide a matter of far-reaching consequences". [Full Article...]

Atleast 136 people killed in Syria's Eastern Ghouta

Atleast 136 people killed in Syria's Eastern Ghouta Israeli jets carried out on Wednesday an airstrike against a position in a rural area near the Syrian capital Damascus . File photo of protesters stage a demonstration in Trafalgar Square in London on the 4th anniversary of the Ghouta chemical attacks. [Full Article...]

Tillerson: US Already Seeing Signs Of Russian Interference In 2018 Elections

Tillerson: US Already Seeing Signs Of Russian Interference In 2018 Elections In an interview with Fox News in Bogota, Colombia, Tillerson said Russian Federation is interfering in this year's midterm elections and it will be hard for the U.S.to prevent it. Tillerson told CNN last month he'd seen no specific signs of Russian interference in the midterm elections so far. Despite that assessment from his State Department chief, President Donald Trump last week refused ... [Full Article...]

Coach of USA women's gym team faces probe

Coach of USA women's gym team faces probe He previously coached the women's gymnastics squad to team all-round gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games. USA Gymnastics suspended Geddert in January amid Nassar's highly publicized sentencing hearings. The U.S. Olympic Committee has not commented on the call for a senate investigation. Both the USOC and USA Gymnastics have faced criticism due to Nassar going undetected for so long. [Full Article...]

White House Official Resigns Following Allegations Of Domestic Abuse

White House Official Resigns Following Allegations Of Domestic Abuse Orrin Hatch, R-Utah , who is retiring from the Senate. In a statement confirming his departure, Porter denied the allegations. "I have been transparent and truthful about these vile claims, but I will not further engage publicly with a coordinated smear campaign", Porter said in a statement. [Full Article...]

France's President Macron intends to Visit Nigeria - Envoy

France's President Macron intends to Visit Nigeria - Envoy William Keylor , Professor of International Relations and History at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, published a recent article on the developing relationship between United States President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron . [Full Article...]

Zimbabwe's Opposition Leader Morgan Tsvangirai 'Critically Ill'

Zimbabwe's Opposition Leader Morgan Tsvangirai 'Critically Ill' Key negotiators for the MDC Alliance and the People's Rainbow Coalition are reported to have gone to South Africa to negotiate setting up an opposition alliance to contest the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front. Tsvangirai is in South Africa, where he is receiving treatment for colon cancer. His absence has fuelled infighting among MDC party officials interested in succeeding him. [Full Article...]

5-star OLB Quay Walker commits for 2018

5-star OLB Quay Walker commits for 2018 Walker made a soft commitment to Alabama in June but was still considering UT and UGA. The last time Alabama didn't have the No. 1 overall class, was in 2010 when it had the No. Tampa's Nicholas Petit-Frere (Berkeley Prep) is the third-best player in the Sunshine State and the top offensive tackle who has been coveted by Ohio State and Florida. [Full Article...]

India favourite against depleted Proteas

India favourite against depleted Proteas After crushing South Africa by nine wickets in the second ODI at SuperSport Park in Centurion, Virat Kohli's Team India will look to take an unprecedented 3-0 lead when they face a depleted South African team in the third ODI at Newlands here on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Jacob Zuma will step aside in days, vows ANC chief Cyril Ramaphosa

Jacob Zuma will step aside in days, vows ANC chief Cyril Ramaphosa It also continued to announce Zuma's upcoming official schedule, saying the president would preside on Saturday over an awards ceremony in Cape Town for South Africans who have promoted the country's worldwide image. Many ANC members are pushing for Cyril Ramaphosa , the new head of the party since December, to replace Zuma, 75, as president immediately. Independent political analyst Ralph Ma... [Full Article...]

Israeli missiles target 'research centre' outside Damascus

Israeli missiles target 'research centre' outside Damascus Syrian anti-aircraft defense units have destroyed most of the missiles fired today by Israeli warplanes from Lebanese airspace against a military position in Damascus countryside, military sources reported. The Israeli air force has said it has struck arms convoys of the Syrian military and the Lebanon-based Shi'ite terrorist group Hezbollah almost 100 times since the war in Syria began more than ... [Full Article...]

Turkey readies camps in Syria for civilians fleeing assault

Turkey readies camps in Syria for civilians fleeing assault Despite the United Nations officially boycotting the talks, the UN's special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, was in attendance, he said he hoped the talks could contribute to the Geneva process. Macron says in an interview with French newspaper Le Figaro that Turkey must coordinate with allies, and that its operation must be limited to fighting terror. [Full Article...]

People believed trapped under toppled hotel after 6.4 magnitude quake shakes Taiwan

People believed trapped under toppled hotel after 6.4 magnitude quake shakes Taiwan The quake hit at 23:50 pm (1550 GMT) around 21 kilometres (13 miles) northeast of Hualien, according to the United States Geological Survey . The USGS had said there is "low likelihood of casualties and damage". About 40,000 homes are without water, and highways and bridges have been closed. Rescuers are working to free people trapped after a strong natural disaster struck Taiwan's east coa... [Full Article...]

Puerto Rico Meals From FEMA Not Delivered by Contractor, Lawmakers Say

Puerto Rico Meals From FEMA Not Delivered by Contractor, Lawmakers Say To accomplish this monumental task, FEMA awarded the contract to Tiffany Brown, an Atlanta entrepreneur with absolutely no experience in large-scale disaster relief. Four months after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, a picture is emerging of the contracts awarded in the earliest days of the crisis. Hurricane Maria destroyed key ports that were crucial for imports that allowed for a steady stream... [Full Article...]

Christian wedding cake baker wins California court battle

Christian wedding cake baker wins California court battle The cake baking incident comes after the Supreme Court announced in June that it would hear a similar case that occurred in 2012, when a baker in Colorado refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple. "The First Amendment ensures that we all are free to live and work by our religious beliefs". They did not want anything written on the cake. "There is nothing scared or expressive about a tire"... [Full Article...]

Temporary government funding bill heads to the Senate

Temporary government funding bill heads to the Senate She declared the agreement "does not have my support, nor does it have the support of a large number of members of our caucus". "What are you afraid of?" The legislation would need to include a provision to avert a shutdown by temporarily extending current funding until sometime in the later part of March when the omnibus could be finalized. [Full Article...]

North Korea cheer squad arrives for Olympic games in South

North Korea cheer squad arrives for Olympic games in South North Korean delegates, including around 230 cheerleaders, have arrived in the South in the run-up to the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang. Pence had stopped short of ruling out the prospect of meeting senior North Korean officials but President Donald Trump has cast doubt on USA negotiations with Pyongyang any time soon. [Full Article...]

New witnesses emerge in actress Natalie Wood's 1981 drowning

New witnesses emerge in actress Natalie Wood's 1981 drowning One thing that is known for certain is that Natalie Wood drowned during a night on a yacht in 1981 with her husband, Robert Wagner, and the actor Christopher Walken. Specifically, according to CNN, "a witness told investigators there were yelling and crashing sounds coming from the couple's stateroom that night and another witness said a woman and a man were arguing on the back of the boat". [Full Article...]

USA to impose 'toughest ever' sanctions on North Korea, Pence warns

USA to impose 'toughest ever' sanctions on North Korea, Pence warns Pence is leading the USA delegation to the games' opening ceremony on Friday. The team will be led by Kim Yong-nam, the nominal head of state . South Korean President Moon Jae-in has expressed hope that North Korea's peaceful participation in the Olympics will extend to talks after the games with the United States and other allies after months of missile and nuclear tests that prompted ... [Full Article...]

Meet Lucas! He's the First Gerber Baby With Down Syndrome

Meet Lucas! He's the First Gerber Baby With Down Syndrome Gerber's CEO and President Bill Partyka told TODAY that his smile and happiness captured their hearts. The first Gerber baby was Ann Turner Cook , who celebrated her 91st birthday previous year. Warren's family will get a $50,000 cash prize for winning the contest. He's the first spokebaby for the brand to have Down syndrome since the contest began eight years ago, and we could just eat hi... [Full Article...]


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