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Mashrou' Leila fans arrested over encouraging homosexuality Mashrou' Leila fans arrested over encouraging homosexuality
- September 26, 2017

Egyptian law does not expressly ban homosexuality, but gay men have previously been arrested on charges including debauchery and contempt for religion in the deeply conservative Muslim society. The Music Syndicate had been notified of ban the band's performance in Egypt, the source mentioned. The deputy head of the Egyptian Musicians Syndicate, Reda Ragab, meanwhile said it would be taking steps to stop Mashrou' Leila performing again in the country. (more...)
Georgetown Law Students Respond To Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Visit Georgetown Law Students Respond To Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Visit
- September 26, 2017

The letter also cited the Department of Justice's decision to try to prosecute a member of the Code Pink activist group who disrupted Sessions' confirmation hearing in January. "To demonstrate the irony in a Trump administration official advocating for free speech on campus, some students plan to place duct tape over their mouths to represent that the administration has silenced more voices than they have emboldened". (more...)
Croatia jails Serbian-Australian 'Captain Dragan' for war crimes Croatia jails Serbian-Australian 'Captain Dragan' for war crimes
- September 26, 2017

He joined the fighting in the 1990s, which eventually became a genocide in the self-declared Serbian republic of Krajina, where he tortured and beat Serbian police, and commanded forces that were responsible for the destruction of Croatian villages and the deaths of two civilians. (more...)
Madurai professor stabbed by ex-guest lecturer for not renewing contract Madurai professor stabbed by ex-guest lecturer for not renewing contract
- September 26, 2017

Ms Jenefa had reportedly ended his contract, allegedly due to complaints against him. Jothimurugan has been repeatedly approaching her seeking to reappoint him which she declined. She was rushed to a primary health care centre at Nagamalai Pudukottai. Dr S Jenefa, Associate Professor and Head Chairperson, incharge, Department of Journalism and Science Communication, is undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Madurai, while the attacker, Jothi Murugan has been detained by the police. (more...)
Skelos' conviction overturned, though prosecutors can retry Skelos' conviction overturned, though prosecutors can retry
- September 26, 2017

Skelos and Silver both forfeited their seats upon their convictions. The conviction of Skelos' son Adam was simultaneously overturned. The decision comes after lawyers cited the same Supreme Court ruling that helped win former State Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver a new trial. (more...)
Army foils infiltration bid by Pakistan's BAT in Kupwara's Keran sector Army foils infiltration bid by Pakistan's BAT in Kupwara's Keran sector
- September 26, 2017

According to the army sources, 7-8 armed intruders of Pakistan Army's Border Action Team attempted an intrusion at around 1 pm in Kupwara's Keran Sector. "They tried to assult Indian Army's Area Domination Patrol but had to retreat after retaliation", they said. BAT also includes commandos of Pakistani Army and terrorists who are experts in guerrilla tactics and work along with Special Service Group. (more...)
Britain may stay in the Single Market, claims Sadiq Khan
- September 26, 2017

Khan also said that he was in favour of what he called "hybrid" shortlists, which would consist of women and people from ethnic minorities, when selecting candidates to become MPs. And you are inadvertently playing their game, you are helping them, ' he said at a Guardian fringe event on Sunday . The war of words continued after the USA embassy in London's de-facto ambassador Lewis Lukens tweeted his support of Khan's reaction to the attack. (more...)
Shinzo Abe faces female rival Yuriko Koike in snap election Shinzo Abe faces female rival Yuriko Koike in snap election
- September 26, 2017

Some 42.2% said they have yet to decide which party to vote for, while 6.2% said they would support the new party being organized by the Koike camp - although this was before she announced that she would be its leader. And she snubbed the Democratic Party as a possible political partner. "We are working on the party's policies, a name and by-laws", Goshi Hosono, a former environment minister who is among those working to launch the new party, told reporters this week. (more...)
'North Korea boosts defenses' amid tensions with US 'North Korea boosts defenses' amid tensions with US
- September 26, 2017

With tensions soaring high between North Korea and the United States right now, KPVI wanted to talk to someone that is in South Korea to find out what the mood is like over there. "This past weekend, Trump again declared war on us, saying that our regime will not last long", Ri said, saying that the global community had hoped for the war of words between Washington and Pyongyang to escalate into actions. (more...)
Merkel strikes reserved tone on Macron's Europe plans Merkel strikes reserved tone on Macron's Europe plans
- September 26, 2017

Her conservative Christian Democratic Union had its worst result since 1949, the opposition Social Democrats have been similarly wounded and will opt out of the coalition and, most troubling, there will be a significant far-right presence in parliament for the first time in half a century . (more...)
Mkhitaryan aims for a goal against CSKA Mkhitaryan aims for a goal against CSKA
- September 26, 2017

Jose Mourinho has already lost midfielder Paul Pogba to a hamstring injury, and now his replacement, Fellaini, has also checked his name into the club's injury list. Goncharenko is hopeful right-back Mario Fernandes will be fit to play after he was forced off with concussion in Saturday's 0-0 draw at Dynamo Moscow. (more...)
'Disgruntled Blairites' blamed for Labour anti-Semitism accusations 'Disgruntled Blairites' blamed for Labour anti-Semitism accusations
- September 26, 2017

On Monday, during an address at a fringe meeting, an Israeli-American author called Miko Peled said the conference should be about freedom of speech and "discuss every issue, whether it's the Holocaust, Palestine, the liberation, and the whole spectrum". (more...)
Share Performance and Target Price Review Carrizo Oil & Gas (CRZO)
- September 26, 2017

The total value of its holdings increased 282.7%. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $25.00 price objective (down from $64.00) on shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Seaport Global Securities cut Carrizo Oil & Gas from a "buy" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 21st. EQT Corporation had 61 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (more...)
What would the Senate's latest health care plan have done in Idaho? What would the Senate's latest health care plan have done in Idaho?
- September 26, 2017

Recognizing the urgency of fixing Obamacare's flaws, the governors of Colorado, Massachusetts, Montana, Tennessee and Utah asked Congress to stabilize the ACA's insurance markets by allocating federal funds to continue paying subsidies to insurance companies that are losing money by giving discounts to low-income clients. (more...)
U.S. bombers fly off North Korean coast in show of force U.S. bombers fly off North Korean coast in show of force
- September 26, 2017

The news - which is sure to inflame tensions with Pyongyang - came as the US Air Force carried out practice bombing raids in a show of force over the Korean Peninsula. Also in the video, there are scenes of a North Korean submarine-launched missile scoring a direct hit on the USS Carl Vinson, a nuclear-powered supercarrier. (more...)
North Korea: Trump has declared war on our country
- September 26, 2017

Ri, who made the remarks before leaving NY where he had attended last week's U.N. General Assembly, made the statement then returned from his auto to the press microphones to add: "In light of the declaration of war by Trump, all options will be on the operations table of the supreme leadership of the DPRK (Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea)". (more...)
Korea & Venezuela to new travel ban, removes Sudan Korea & Venezuela to new travel ban, removes Sudan
- September 26, 2017

Five countries in the previous ban remain under restriction: Iran , Libya, Syria , Yemen and Somalia. The new restrictions will be phased in over time, officials said, and the restrictions will not affect anyone who already holds a USA visa. (more...)
Student Who Died After NKorea Imprisonment 'Tortured Beyond Belief' Student Who Died After NKorea Imprisonment 'Tortured Beyond Belief'
- September 26, 2017

The Warmbiers said they wanted to go on television to set the record straight, that " North Korea is not a victim.they're terrorists", Fred Warmbier said . Fred stated that North Korea should be listed as a state sponsor of terror. "To see how he came home was nearly too much for us", Cindy told Fox. (more...)
Jaguars, Ravens kneel during anthem as NFL Sunday kicks off Jaguars, Ravens kneel during anthem as NFL Sunday kicks off
- September 26, 2017

A handful of teams stayed off the field until after "The Star-Spangled Banner" to avoid the issue altogether. Players and owners united in defiance of Trump who said he didn't watch any National Football League games on Sunday and denied his comments were racially motivated. (more...)
Anthony Weiner must report to prison by Nov Anthony Weiner must report to prison by Nov
- September 26, 2017

The investigation led to the discovery of emails which former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had sent to Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin. Clinton has said the announcement contributed to her upset loss to Republican Donald Trump, who had accused her of endangering national security by using the private server. (more...)
Trump Administration Revises Travel Ban To Expand Beyond Muslim-Majority Countries Trump Administration Revises Travel Ban To Expand Beyond Muslim-Majority Countries
- September 26, 2017

Trump's comments about Muslims appear to be the only remaining legal vulnerability for the ban, he said. "I must act to protect the security and interests of the United States and its people", he said in a presidential proclamation issued on Sunday. (more...)
Trump ally Stone flatly rejects allegations of Russian Federation collusion Trump ally Stone flatly rejects allegations of Russian Federation collusion
- September 26, 2017

Heading into Tuesday's appearance, Stone has been vocal in insisting he has done nothing improper and in his criticism of the House Intelligence panel's efforts. The House panel is investigating the Russian interference. One example is ranking member Adam Schiff's comments in a hearing asking, "Is it a coincidence that Roger Stone predicted that John Podesta would be a victim of a Russian hack and have his private emails published, and did so even before Mr. (more...)
Three Semis, Truck Crash on I-80 Near Joliet; Fatality Involved Three Semis, Truck Crash on I-80 Near Joliet; Fatality Involved
- September 26, 2017

I-80 Crash 1One person was killed and one other was injured in a fiery crash involving three semi-trailer trucks on Interstate 80 near Joliet on September 26, 2017. Their ages and genders were not immediately known. Police say I-80 eastbound lanes will be shut down for at least a couple of hours. Check back for details on this developing story . (more...)
Twitter explains why it won't delete Trump's threatening tweets
- September 26, 2017

She voiced South Korean support for the US -led strategy of "maximum pressure" on North Korea as a tool to get Pyongyang to negotiate on denuclearization of the Korean peninsula - not at toppling the North Korean government. The U.N. charter acknowledges all member states' independent rights to self-defense. After that, the North severed a tenuous diplomatic channel to the State Department, which was renewed once Trump took office. (more...)
Venezuela slams U.S. travel ban, calls for talks Venezuela slams U.S. travel ban, calls for talks
- September 26, 2017

The government says it wants to be sure it can verify the identity of those visitors and check their names against local records of criminals and potential terrorists. Trump's proclamation outlines, in some detail, the new limitations on travelers from each of the affected countries. Taylor described what he said was "our guiding principle". (more...)
Brexit: UK leader, European Union official to hold Downing Street talks Brexit: UK leader, European Union official to hold Downing Street talks
- September 26, 2017

However, before Varadkar's meeting with the British Prime Minister, he will be discussing all things rugby as Ireland makes one last big effort in their bid to host the World Cup. He also praised her assertion that there should be "no physical infrastructure" on the Irish border after Brexit . But it is understood he will repeat his concern that a satisfactory solution on the border issue has not been presented. (more...)
North Korea FM says Donald Trump declares war on his country
- September 26, 2017

North Korea's foreign minister accused US President Donald Trump of declaring war against his country and said Pyongyang was ready to defend itself by shooting down US bombers. Kang said that the North Korea issue is the "most hard challenge" that South Korea and the US are now facing but emphasized that the challenge has made their alliance "even stronger". (more...)
SEC chair only notified of 2016 agency hack in August SEC chair only notified of 2016 agency hack in August
- September 26, 2017

The statement said the software was patched quickly after the hack was uncovered in 2016, although the possibility that some may have used it to make illegal profits was only discovered last month. The hearing by the Senate Banking Committee, which had been scheduled prior to the disclosure of the breach last Wednesday, will offer lawmakers, companies and investors the first opportunity to hear from SEC chief Jay Clayton on the incident. (more...)
North Korea says Trump has 'declared war' on his country North Korea says Trump has 'declared war' on his country
- September 26, 2017

The new proclamation doesn't specifically include an exception for bona fide relationships. The ban applies to citizens of the eight countries - Chad , Iran , Venezuela , Libya , North Korea , Somalia , Syria , and Yemen - but the restrictions vary from country to country. (more...)
North Korea accuses President Trump of declaring war North Korea accuses President Trump of declaring war
- September 26, 2017

President Donald Trump and his hardening stance against the North's nuclear weapons program. On Saturday, U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by fighters flew east of North Korea in a show of force after a heated exchange of rhetoric between Trump and Kim over North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes. (more...)

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