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Indian supreme court starts hearing on decriminalising gay sex

Indian supreme court starts hearing on decriminalising gay sex The petitions against it seek protection of the sexual orientation and the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer ( LGBTQ ) people. In February 2016, the supreme court said it would reconsider its judgement, which is why this hearing is being held . [Full Article...]

Thai cave rescue operation suspended after four more boys freed

Thai cave rescue operation suspended after four more boys freed The same elite divers involved in Sunday's rescue would conduct the next one, given their knowledge of the cave conditions, Thailand's interior minister said in a statement. Officials lavished praise on the Thai and worldwide divers who executed the unsafe rescue mission, guiding boys who can barely swim and have no diving experience through a treacherous 4-kilometer-long (2 1/2-mile) escape rou... [Full Article...]

Trump to announce Supreme Court nominee

Trump to announce Supreme Court nominee Like Trump's first nominee past year, Justice Neil Gorsuch , Kavanaugh would be a young addition who could help remake the court for decades to come with rulings that could restrict abortion, expand gun rights and roll back key parts of Obamacare. [Full Article...]

Trump pardons ranchers whose case sparked Bundy takeover of OR refuge

Trump pardons ranchers whose case sparked Bundy takeover of OR refuge But, in 2016, a federal judge ordered the pair back to prison to serve the full five years. "The Hammonds are multi-generation cattle ranchers in OR imprisoned in connection with a fire that leaked onto a small portion of neighboring public grazing land". [Full Article...]

First boys rescued from Thailand cave

First boys rescued from Thailand cave As of Monday morning, nine people remained trapped in the cave, including the 12-member team's coach, after four boys were rescued on Sunday, the first day of the rescue operation . Responding to a question on Twitter , the entrepreneur and engineering mastermind said "divers who have made the passage", believe the pod is small enough to fit through the most narrow portions of the cave. [Full Article...]

Trump says Putin ‘easiest’ of meetings in Europe

Trump says Putin ‘easiest’ of meetings in Europe Trump will meet the Russian leader in the Finnish capital on July 16 for their first summit amid an ongoing investigation in the United States into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russia. Mr. Trump, who has compared the Brexit vote to leave the European Union to his own election, will be making his maiden presidential trip to Britain at a fraught time for May. [Full Article...]

China: Liu Xia free and on her way to Germany

Gao Yu, a family friend and veteran Chinese journalist in Beijing , confirmed the post was written by Liu Hui and said that Liu Xia was headed to Berlin. In a May visit to Beijing , German Chancellor Angela Merkel pressed the Chinese leadership on its human rights record and raised Liu Xia's case directly with China's leader Xi Jinping. [Full Article...]

Many injured as plane crashes in S Africa

Many injured as plane crashes in S Africa The plane crash near Moloto Road which runs alongside Wonderboom airport but it remains unclear what caused the crash or what type of aircraft it is. Those who survived the crash have been taken to various hospitals around the city. Tshwane Metro Police Department spokesman Superintendent Isaac Mahamba said a small plane crashed in the Kameeldrift plot. "Apparently, there were four critically in... [Full Article...]

Egypt denies reports that cockpit fire likely caused 2016 Egypt Air crash

Egypt denies reports that cockpit fire likely caused 2016 Egypt Air crash Egyptair flight MS-804 plunged into the Mediterranean about 130kms north of the Egyptian city of Alexandria on May 19, 2016, with 56 passengers and 10 crew on board. "Reports on news sites suggesting that the cause of the crash was a fire inside the cockpit have no basis", the statement said, in an apparent reference to the BEA statement. [Full Article...]

Multi-vehicle crash kills five and injures four in New Castle County

Multi-vehicle crash kills five and injures four in New Castle County Also in the vehicle were his four daughters, ages 20, 17, and two 13-year-olds, who were not wearing restraints and were pronounced deceased at the scene.His 53-year-old wife, was properly restrained in the front passenger seat and was transported to a local area hospital where she was admitted with serious injuries. [Full Article...]

Group beats 92-year-old man with brick and spews racist slurs

Group beats 92-year-old man with brick and spews racist slurs The elderly man, Rodolfo Rodriguez, was visiting from Mexico when a woman lashed out to beat and violently attacked him, according to witnesses. "Go back to your country, why are you here, bad things", the witness said the mother told Rodriguez, who is a legal US resident , according to the station. [Full Article...]

UK Foreign Minister QUITS, Theresa May Facing REVOLT — BREXIT BREAKDOWN

UK Foreign Minister QUITS, Theresa May Facing REVOLT — BREXIT BREAKDOWN Sky Sources confirmed that Johnson repeatedly used the phrase at the away day at Chequers, the prime minister's country retreat. Johnson, one of the best-known and most flamboyant members of the government, quit just hours after the resignation late Sunday of Brexit Secretary David Davis , the government's top Brexit official. [Full Article...]

YouTube to fight fake news with links to real news and context

YouTube to fight fake news with links to real news and context This money will go towards employing experts to help develop news-specific features, funding sustainable video operations in 20 global markets, and expanding YouTube's existing support team that are dedicated to training and assisting news organizations around the world. [Full Article...]

U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson Resigns Over Brexit

U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson Resigns Over Brexit If Davis's resignation rattled May, Johnson's shook the foundations of her government. The campaign is fighting to give the public the final say on Brexit, a deal that is "too big to be ignored by the people". Government unity began to fray within hours. And in a rather dramatic fashion, news broke mid-way through the interview. He said many MPs saw Mr Johnson's resignation as a "selfish act... [Full Article...]

Profiles: Matt Hancock and Jeremy Wright

Profiles: Matt Hancock and Jeremy Wright It followed the resignation late on Sunday evening of David Davis, the Brexit Secretary. Replacing Mr Hunt as Health Secretary will be West Suffolk Member of Parliament Matt Hancock, previously the Secretary for Culture. PM May managed to guide her cabinet on Friday into supporting Number 10's stance for Brexit negotiations, which has seen the government water-down some of its so called "red l... [Full Article...]

Trump Sets Stage for NATO Showdown as He Ties Defense to Trade

Trump Sets Stage for NATO Showdown as He Ties Defense to Trade The interactions give more color to a weird relationship that has transfixed the country and spurred a thousand conspiracy theories. Trump has already met with Putin twice as president, including a meeting on the sidelines of a summit in Germany that stretched for more than two hours. [Full Article...]

Trump names Brett Kavanaugh as nominee for next supreme court justice

Trump names Brett Kavanaugh as nominee for next supreme court justice U.S. President Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh , a politically connected conservative judge, for the U.S. Supreme Court Monday, setting up a confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nation's highest court further to the right. [Full Article...]

Death toll in Japan flood climbs to 134, 88 missing

Death toll in Japan flood climbs to 134, 88 missing AFP reported that Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned on Sunday of a " race against time " to rescue flood victims as new alerts have been issued over the record rains. They became trapped when a nearby river burst its banks and flooded the area. Minoru Katayama, 86, rushed back to his home in Mabi city, in Okayama prefecture, and found his 88-year-old wife, Chiyoko, collapsed on the fir... [Full Article...]

Rights groups cautiously hail Liu Xia departure

When asked if he thought he was being held hostage by the authorities, Liu Hui said he hoped to visit his sister in Germany in the future, but that there were technical issues that must be resolved first. in the long term because they will face global condemnation, and they do not have an explanation, so it's a very tricky hot potato..." China sentenced Liu Xiaobo in December 2009 to 11 years im... [Full Article...]

Thailand tourist boat sinking: At least 33 confirmed dead

Thailand tourist boat sinking: At least 33 confirmed dead The Phuket provincial government has said the island's morgue is full, with Chinese authorities requesting 40 further refrigeration units. It added that the Chinese consulate in southern Thailand already had staffers on the scene helping its citizens. [Full Article...]


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