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All about International Women's Day


The following year in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the International Women's Conference, Socialist representatives suggested there be an International Women's Day . In 2011, former US President Barack Obama proclaimed March to be "Women's History Month". The 2018 Federal Budget pledged to work towards closing the gender wage gap, legislating pay equity within the public sector, including for federal contract workers. Read More »

Italy in limbo as populists stake claims to govern

A "right-wing coalition of parties won the most seats of any bloc in parliament with about 37% of the vote", and the big victor in that group was "the anti-immigrant and xenophobic League ". "The world of Italian politics as we have known it for the last 25 years is over", wrote Corriere della Sera's editor Luciano Fontana. "We are ready to talk with all the other political forces, starting from the election of the two speakers of the chambers", the Five Star leader proposed. Read More »

Kolkata: Six people detained for defacing Syama Prasad Mookerjee's bust


Persons indulging in such acts must be sternly dealt with & booked under relevant provisions of law. The home ministry has asked the states that they must take all necessary measures to prevent such incidents. India's diversity and the vibrant spirit of debate and discussion is what strengthens us", he said. In another incident of vandalisation, a statue of Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee was damaged at Jadavpur University in West Bengal on Wednesday. Read More »

Crew members missing after Maersk ship catches fire in Arabian Sea


According to the Indian Coast Guard (ICG), the vessel was around 340 nautical miles away from the Agatti Island in Lakshadweep, and four merchant ships in the vicinity were asked to help. They added that the fire is still burning and "the situation of the vessel is very critical". Following the distress call, container vesselsMSC Lauren, Edith MærskandGerd Mærsk, all en route in the Arabian Sea , diverted their routes to approach the area. Read More »

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can "blocks" all contract negotiations amid Juventus links


Despite settling for a goalless draw in an uninspiring last 16, second leg at Anfield, Liverpool eased past Porto 5-0 on aggregate thanks to a comprehensive win in Portugal three weeks ago. Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says it's absurd for them to be compared with Barcelona already. Firmino's form this season, he has scored 22 goals and also registered numerous assists, guarantees him a place at this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation. Read More »

United Nations to make fresh attempt to reach Syrian rebel enclave


The opposition-held area near the capital has been besieged by the government of President Bashar al-Assad for the past 5 years. A local insurgent group called it a "scorched earth" campaign. Experts say that by slicing the territory, the Syrian government succeeds in severing supply routes and squeezing the rebels further inside the enclave. Read More »

Virginia DUI suspect hit by own auto


That's when he allegedly tried to flee on foot. Police said Bonsu neglected to put the vehicle in park in his haste. Officers took him into custody after a brief chase on foot. "Oops. He got hit by his own vehicle", the police department says in a Facebook post. Earlier this month in San Francisco, a thief and his accomplice tried to steal luggage from a group of tourists, authorities said. Read More »

Real Madrid beat PSG 2-1 to reach Champions League quarter-finals


PSG were then reduced to 10 men in the 66th minute when Marco Verratti picked up his second yellow card for dissent, which left the hosts with a mountain to climb in Paris . We'll continue with patience, and build a team that can win. After the match, Julian Draxler, who started the game from the bench, hit out at his manager for being too cautious and for bringing him into the game too late, despite being asked to warm up early in the second half. Read More »

Child marriage laws in Kentucky could be changing


Teens under 16 can get married with a judge's permission in the case of a pregnancy. The current law allows a boy of any age to legally marry anyone he has impregnated. She told Louisville newspaper the Courier Journal: "We can not allow that to continue in Kentucky, and I can not believe we are even debating this is the year 2018 in the United States". Read More »

Could the Amelia Earhart mystery finally be solved?


DAILYMAIL.COM - The decades-old mystery over the disappearance of Amelia Earhart has been cracked with 99% certainty, according to a top scientist probing the case. Using several modern quantitative techniques - including Fordisc, a computer programme for estimating sex, ancestry, and stature from skeletal measurements - Jantz found that Hoodless had incorrectly determined the sex of the remains. Read More »

What the Texas Primary Results Could Reveal About Immigration in 2018 Elections


Cruz, unlike Cornyn, is up for re-election in 2018, and is fending off a challenge from Democrat Beto O'Rourke, a U.S. representative from El Paso who has been touring every county in the state. Not only are we running the most grass roots campaign that I've ever seen in the state of Texas (and it's all of you doing it, I'm just following your lead) we're being supported only by -people - human beings . Read More »

Four people seriously hurt in knife attacks in Vienna


An ambulance rushing to the scene of a knife attack in central Vienna yesterday. Citing a police spokesman, the Austria Press Agency reported three people were seriously injured and police were still searching for the attacker. The attack took place on the large shopping street of Praterstrasse, near a subway stop in the Austrian capital. A Vienna public transport company, the Wiener Linien, said in a statement that the city's U3 metro line has been affected by the police operation. Read More »

Orangutan filmed smoking cigarette thrown into habitat at Indonesian zoo


In the background, a crowd can be heard laughing. The incident was also reported to local police. On Wednesday, activist Marison Guciano claimed that the smoking great ape is just additional evidence of the many crimes committed against animals at Bandung Zoo, which is about 75 miles southwest of the Indonesian capital of Jakarta . Read More »

Northeast braces for 2nd storm in a week


Intense bands of snow are whipping parts of the Northeast, threatening unsafe driving conditions and more power outages Wednesday afternoon as the second nor'easter in a week hits the storm-weary East Coast. A local storm produced by a cumulonimbus cloud and accompanied by lightning and thunder, according to the National Weather Service . It is likely a band of heavy snow will develop as the storm moves up the East Coast, providing "a primary conveyor belt" into NY and then that "will ... Read More »

Why we should arm teachers

That's why the two are organizing a walk out rally to be held at their school March 14 . "We want Congress to pay attention and take note: many of us will vote this November and many others will cast their ballots in 2020", he added. Read More »

Restrictions imposed in IOK to prevent Shopian march


In view of apprehension of protests authorities imposed restrictions in downtown areas of Srinagar city and Shopian district in south Kashmir. "Also South Kashmir particularly in Shopian restriction has been placed", a police spokesman said in a statement issued here. Read More »

'Effective immediately' - a reversal of Obama-era elephant trophy import ban


The Trump administration has lifted a ban on importing sport-hunted trophies of elephants from certain African countries, just over three months after President Trump appeared to pause a first attempt to do so amid public uproar. Donald Trump Jr. with the tail of an elephant he killed during a 2011 hunting trip. "Sport hunting, as part of a sound wildlife management program, can provide benefits to conservation", the service said in November . Read More »

Lawyers for Powerball victor to claim $559M prize


In a news conference Wednesday, the New Hampshire Lottery Commission handed over the winnings to the woman's lawyers. Representatives for the woman who was the sole victor of January's $559 million Powerball drawing will accept the prize Wednesday morning. Read More »

Holocaust Museum Takes Stand Against Aung San Suu Kyi


Instead, the letter said , she and her political party, the National League for Democracy, have refused to cooperate with United Nations investigators, blocked access to journalists and "promulgated hateful rhetoric against the Rohingya community". Read More »

Florida families call for action on gun bill


Wade has already made a touching impact on the Douglas community following the February 14 mass shooting that killed 17 members of the school's community. " Be the change you wish to see in the world ". Every year thousands of people are killed by drunk drivers. Most of all, the platform has provided unfiltered reactions to government overtures like DeVos's visit, which students were quick to say was lacking. Read More »