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Erdogan blames U.S. for initiating visa row with Turkey

It said the measures would apply to e-Visas, visas issued at borders and visas in passports. Metin Topuz, a long-standing USA consulate employee, was arrested last week over alleged ties to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization, which is said to have orchestrated last year's attempted coup in Turkey . Read More »

Heartbreaking Reasons Why International Day Of The Girl Is So, So Important

UNICEF India representative Yasmin Ali Haque told IANS: "Girl Child Day is a long term commitment of multi-sectoral partners to continue to draw attention to all girls' needs and opportunities". Despite the fact that the tradition of child marriage is slowly being outlawed in many countries, over 20,000 girls are still married off illegally each day, Reuters revealed in a new report. Read More »

Ten Arrested In LSU Phi Delta Theta Fraternity Hazing Death

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Gruver died at a hospital on September 14 after Phi Delta Theta members found him lying on a couch at the fraternity house and couldn't tell if he was breathing. We are investigating this matter with the utmost seriousness. In addition to the LSU police investigation, the Student Advocacy & Accountability office is reviewing possible code of conduct violations by student organizations or individuals, Ballard said. Read More »

Trump threatens to cancel NBC's broadcast license over critical reporting

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The Federal Communications Commission, an independent federal agency, does issue broadcast licenses and oversee standards at individual broadcast stations, although it does not license networks, according to Politico. The White House referred CNBC to the tweet itself. It didn't take long for President Donald Trump to make his frustration clear over an NBC News report that he wanted a 'nearly tenfold increase in the USA nuclear arsenal'. Read More »

US Suspends Non-Immigrant Visa Services in Turkey After Arrest

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But Erdogan said the arrest, and a police request to question a second consulate employee, showed "there is something cooking in the US consulate in Istanbul". The U.S. had said the arrest and allegations were "wholly without merit". Turkish officials had expressed hope of a new page in Ankara-Washington relations under President Donald Trump. Read More »

New Zealand political parties hold talks to form coalition government

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When asked when he would be making the announcement Peters said they still have "a few logistical things to workout but as soon as possible after that". The Green Party came in a close 4th with 8 seats, leaving 119 seats out of the total 120 in the hands of the four largest parties. The New Zealand Herald reported earlier this year that Peters floated the idea of becoming prime minister during the 1996 coalition talks but neither National nor Labour seriously considered it. Read More »

US Navy destroyer sails near disputed islands in South China Sea

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She also said that China already lodged a protest to the U.S. government. "China urges the U.S. to conscientiously respect China's sovereign territory and security interests, to conscientiously respect the efforts regional countries have made to protect peace and stability in the South China Sea , and to stop these wrong actions". Read More »

Solar case: Vigilance probe against Chandy, others

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She also said that she's thankful to the Solar Commission who showed the benevolence to listen to her side of the story, and added that she's also thankful to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan who stood with justice even though he had to face pressures from different corners. Read More »

Penguins' visit to White House had different feel

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Trump has suggested before that he was eying an executive order that would allow individuals to purchase insurance across state lines through so-called health associations, which Republican Senator Rand Paul has advocated. "He'll make that later this week", White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters when asked about the certification decision and the administration's broader strategy on Iran. Read More »

Mukul Roy resigns as Rajya Sabha MP

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On Monday, Mukul Roy met the BJP 's in-charge of West Bengal Kailash Vijayvargiya, further fuelling speculation that he may join hands with the BJP. He further said members in a party should be comrades and not servants. He addressed the media after his resignation. With Mukul's jibe at dynastic politics on Wednesday, his chances of joining Congress also looks deem according to political experts. Read More »

Honeypreet's police remand extended by three days

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Self-styled godman, Gurmeet Ram Rahim's adopted daughter Honeypreet Insan , who was arrested a few days ago, has confessed that she was behind the Panchkula violence on August 25 which led to 40 deaths, according to a report by CNN-News 18. Read More »

Chinese women detained at South Korea immigration after plastic surgery

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According to the Jian, the poor women looked so completely different from their passport photos that they were barred from taking their flight back home, detained and questioned by authorities. It wasn't clear how long they remained at the airport - and if they were able to return to China as of Monday morning. Some hospitals offer certificates of identity to foreign patients so they can pass identity checks at the border, The New Yorker reported in 2015. Read More »

Mattis tells Army to "be ready" on North Korea military options

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Mr Trump is expected to send a "significant message" to North Korea either verbally or "kinetically" during the trip, Yonhap said , without elaborating on what that may mean. South Korean lawmaker Lee Cheol-hee said that North Korean hackers have stolen classified military documents, including the US and South Korea's most current war plans and plans to kill Kim Jong Un, the Financial Times reports. Read More »

Donald Trump will not meet Queen on downgraded visit

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The London Evening Standard said the visit - said by sources to be set for early 2018 - is expected to be less controversial than if he was welcomed formally by the Queen, and it was likely he would stay at the U.S. 'Exact dates for President Trump to visit have not yet been arranged'. The plan has proved controversial in Britain, with mass protests expected to greet the USA leader. Read More »

Turkey presses USA to reverse visa suspensions

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Meanwhile, Turkish authorities announced that a second employee of the United States consulate in Istanbul had been "invited" to the Istanbul chief prosecutor's office to testify. "Last week, for the second time this year, a Turkish staff member of our diplomatic mission was arrested by Turkish authorities", Ambassador Bass says in the video. Read More »

The cop who forcefully dragged, handcuffed and arrested Utah nurse has fired

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Payne was sacked after he arrested Alex Wubbels on July 26 after she refused to allow him to draw blood from a patient unconscious after a vehicle crash. Payne's supervisor, Lt James Tracy, was demoted to officer. The decision to fire the officer came from Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown after an investigation by the department found that the officer violated department policies when he arrested nurse Alex Wubbels. Read More »

Supreme Court rules sexual intercourse with minor wife would be considered rape

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Under Section 375 of IPC, which defines the offence of rape, there was earlier an exception clause, which said that intercourse or sexual act by a man with his wife, not below 15 years, was not rape. Marriage to girls under 18 and boys under 21 is banned in India, but the practice of child marriage is widely prevalent in backward and rural areas amid weak enforcement of laws, poverty and patriarchal social norms. Read More »

USS McCain Commanding Officers Relieved of Duty After Deadly Collision

Jessie Sanchez came under scrutiny after the McCain's collision with an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters in August. Commander A. Sanchez, the McCain's captain, and his executive officer Commander J. Seventh Fleet Commander Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer relieved the McCain's commanding officer, Cmdr. The McCain's sister ship, the Fitzgerald, nearly sank off the coast of Japan in June after colliding with a Philippine container ship. Read More »

Chemical leak near school in UP, many kids fall sick

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Gajendra Yadav The sugar mill under scanner after the students of the school in Shamli fell ill on Tuesday. The students are being treated at government hospital. A pungent smell filled the air near the mill and some people leaving the mill premises had their faces covered with cloth. According to the police, they received a call around 9:30 a.m. Read More »

Family forgets boy, 3, at corn maze overnight

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The 3-year-old spent the night with the Division of Child and Family Services after officers and staff were unable to find the child's parents. Officers were called to West Jordan's Annual Crazy Corn Maze Monday night after a good Samaritan noticed a 3-year-old boy "who looked like he was lost" wandering around. Read More »

Sydney Woman Wrestles Shark, Throws It Out Of Rock Pool

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Ms Hatheier then carries it over to the pool's ledge and throws it into the ocean, as huge cheers are heard by those watching on. The incident was filmed by one of Hatheier's daughters and uploaded to the Facebook page of the real estate company where she works. Read More »

Israel exposed Russian hackers attempting to access U.S. intelligence

Israeli intelligence agents discovered the exploit after they broke into Kaspersky's systems in 2014, and later tipped off USA intelligence agencies on the matter. intelligence efforts. It said that it is not yet publicly known what other secrets the Russians may have obtained from USA government agencies by using Kaspersky software as "a sort of Google search for sensitive information". Read More »

Texas Tech students comforted by unity after fatal officer shooting

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While police were en route, Daniels' mother called a university hotline and said that her son had expressed suicidal thoughts. The Texas Democratic Party is apologizing for a tweet that linked the state's "campus carry" law to the arrest of a Texas Tech University student in the fatal shooting of a campus police officer. Read More »