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Second US judge blocks Trump administration from ending DACA program

Trump, in his statement, said he is "encouraged" by developments in the House toward advancing the Goodlatte-McCaul bill . "We still have to solidify our caucus", Durbin said. Republican leaders said the lack of action showed Democrats were looking to score political points, but Democrats said they're waiting for a bipartisan deal to emerge, and don't want the Senate to stray beyond strict boundaries of amnesty for Dreamers and limited border security enhancements. Read More »

We don't communalise troops, says Army


Speaking at press conference, Lieutenant General Devraj Anbu, GOC Northern Command , without taking Owaisi's name, said those who make such statements perhaps don't know about the Army. "We don't communalise martyrs and those making statements don't know the Army well. Anyone who picks up an arm and is against the state, is a terrorist and we'll deal with them", he said. Read More »

GOP congressional candidate Paul Nehlen banned from Twitter for racist image


It was captioned, "Honey, does this tie make my face look pale?" The Cheddar Man skeleton was unveiled earlier in the week and noted that the earliest Britons were likely dark skinned with blue eyes and curly hair. Before his Twitter account was suspended over the controversy, Nehlen responded to the negative reaction with an explanation for his behavior. Nehlen tried to quell the outcry with a tweet claiming he used the photo as a joke to protest science-backed articles proving "whites ... Read More »

PNB Fraud case: Nirav Modi left India a month before FIR


Diamond jeweler Nirav Modi , whose three firms were found to be the beneficiaries in the PNB scandal, would also be cracked down, the Law and IT Minister claimed. The caution notice sent by PNB details how the scam was pulled off and also the allegations against Modi . This is especially so, because while the BJP says that the Congress should answer because it all started in 2011, the Congress says how come the BJP had no inkling of such a huge scam? The fraud is equal to one-third of ... Read More »

European Union economic growth at ten-year high


The bloc of 28 countries put in a strong performance in the final quarter of the year, growing 0.6%, mainly driven by good economic results from Germany, Spain and France. Hungary's GDP grew just as quickly and Romania reported an even faster growth as its economy increased by 7% year-on-year. Rising wages, low inflation and record-level employment have also boosted consumer spending, which has in turn boosted investor confidence, he said. Read More »

U.S. state secretary arrives in Lebanon, meets president


Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs David Satterfield, as a preview of the issues that Tillerson will discuss. The president has underscored that the offshore energy blocks are located in Lebanon's waters and thus are within Beirut's exclusive economic zone. Read More »

BJP prepares for Narendra Modi's visit


Modi said the communist government sheds crocodile tears for labourers but did not grant them minimum wages. He said that Left parties and the Congress are two sides of the same coin. The sitting Congress MLA in Udupi, Pramod Madhwaraj, belongs to this community. Her opinion was shared by Manisha Bhil, 24, of Bamutia (SC) Assembly constituency, who was "more than 100 percent sure of the BJP coming into power". Read More »

FC men martyred in Quetta firing


Following the incident, security and rescue personnel reached the site, cordoned off the area and began a search operation. The deceased officials have been identified as Aslam, Saeed, Shabbir and Amjad. A day earlier, on Jan 15, five Pakistan Army soldiers were killed in Kech, Balochistan when their vehicle turned turtle after it was sacked at. The Sunni militant group's spokesman, Ali Bin Sufyan, said in a statement that Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Al-Almi will continue targeting security forces. Read More »

Tutu quits as ambassador for Oxfam over charity's sex scandal


It hurts", the 68-year-old reportedly told newspaper De Standaard from his apartment on the Belgian coast. "A lot of people, including the global media, will feel blushes on their cheeks when they hear my version of the facts", the 68-year-old said from his apartment on the Belgian coast. Read More »

Violence in Afghanistan Killed, Wounded 10000 People in 2017

Just under 3,500 civilians were killed and 7,500 injured in extremist attacks and military strikes in Afghanistan in 2017, the United Nations reported Thursday. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein said in a statement. But terror attacks continue this year. "While we did see an improvement on the battlefield by Taliban and pro-government forces, more still needs to be done". Read More »

Dangerous, violent, worrying moment in Syria — UN envoy


Voicing Iran's support for the Syrian government's legitimate right to protect its territorial integrity and sovereignty, the spokesman stressed that Iran does not seek tensions in the region. An IAF F-16 was hit by an anti-aircraft missile during this attack and crashed inside Israel . Other messages that the Israeli envoys were asked to convey included calls on the worldwide community to pressure Iran to halt its support of the Hezbollah terror group and to prevent the ... Read More »

Lakers Rumors: Why they're not ready to move Lonzo Ball


However, LaVar Ball indicated that Ball might go somewhere else if the Lakers haven't signed both of his brothers, too, even though that's totally impossible under current National Basketball Association rules unless the Lakers allow it. Unfortunately for the lovers of the Los Angeles Lakers , that appearance will not be coming with him rocking the purple and gold. LaVar says all of his sons are at their best when they're playing together. Read More »

Windsor Comes Together To Demand Justice For Indigenous Youth


The death of Red Pheasant Cree Nation member Colten Boushie in Saskatchewan and the February 9 acquittal of Gerald Stanley for shooting him in the back of the head and killing him should be used as springboards for reform of the criminal justice system and elimination of racism, those at a rally at the Thompson Regional Community Centre heard February 13. Read More »

Netanyahu says bribery charges 'slanted', full of holes


Haaretz predicted that the police recommendations heralded Netanyahu's demise: "He knows that while this might not be the end, it's the beginning of the end". Regev said in an interview with Israel Radio: "You're allowed to receive presents from friends". Police on Tuesday published their recommendations that Netanyahu be prosecuted for breach of trust, fraud and bribery in both of the corruption cases they have been investigating. Read More »

U.S. women's hockey team secures spot in semifinals with 5-0 victory


The Americans and Canadians have met in the last two Olympics finals. Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson set an Olympic record for the fastest back-to-back goals scoring 6 seconds apart in the second period, and the United States shut out the Russians 5-0 to remain flawless going into the Americans' first of two hopeful showdowns with Canada. Read More »

Turkey now demands 10 years for pro-Kurdish HDP co-chairperson


Turkey's offensive "has detracted from our fight to defeat Islamic State in eastern Syria ", Tillerson said of the ongoing offensive by US-backed Kurdish militia to clear remaining pockets of extremists. The Kurds have several times called for President Bashar al-Assad's regime to intervene to defend Afrin, but Damascus has taken no military action so far. Read More »

Senators reviewing Rice's 'by the book' email


Rice's protestations that the Intelligence Community (IC) remained "by the book" smack of desperation in the very last moments she herself spent in the White House. The day following that January 5 meeting where the four leaders of the intelligence community-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan, NSA Director Adm. Read More »

Gov't to give PH names to Benham Rise features named by China


The Philippines has already raised its concern to China over its naming of the undersea features in Benham Rise and may officially notify an global hydrographic body, which lists such maritime records, Roque said. He said he will meet with National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. and other Cabinet members on how to deal with China's move. On Wednesday, Sen. Read More »

Nepal Leader KP Sharma Oli to Take over As Prime Minister


Oli will be sworn in as the Prime Minister in a function at the Office of the President, The Himalayan Times reported on Thursday. President Bidya Devi Bhandari administrated the oath of office to Oli at a ceremony organised at the presidential residence. Read More »

Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa in Kabul for high-level military meeting


Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), a watchdog agency, argues in its latest assessment prepared for Congress. According to the USA military, terrorist groups, primarily the Taliban, controlled or contested about 45 percent of Afghanistan as of October 2017, marking a slight increase from where the group's reach stood in August 2017. Read More »