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Global News Priyanka Chopra pens a heartfelt letter after Nirbhaya verdict
Author: 0 Priyanka Chopra pens a heartfelt letter after Nirbhaya verdict

Media reports said a round of applause went up in court as the judgement was read out yesterday at the end of an appeal hearing that began past year. "The demonstrations demanding justice for the victim reflect not only the public revulsion at the brutality of her attack, but also the simmering rage over the prevalence of sexual violence in India", NPR's Julie McCarthy reported in 2012.

Global News BOE votes 7:1 - GBP falls
Author: 0 BOE votes 7:1 - GBP falls

He said: "We maintain the view that the Bank is being too upbeat on the growth outlook with some pretty optimistic assumptions, particularly relating to the likely pick-up in wage growth". "It doesn't take much for the uncertainty around Brexit to (lead to) lower investment and a weaker labour market". Minutes from the policy meeting said: "On the whole, the committee judges that, if the economy follows a path broadly consistent with the May central projection, then monetary policy could ...

Author: 0 Trump threatens to cancel briefings; Spicer back at podium

Daily White House press briefings have existed in some shape or form for more than 100 years, after first being introduced during the Woodrow Wilson administration. Later, the president and his advisers said Mr Trump had planned to fire Mr Comey since taking office. "Doing away with briefings would reduce accountability, transparency, and the opportunity for Americans to see that, in the USA system, no political figure is above being questioned", he said.

Author: 0 Israeli police: Jordanian stabber shot dead in Jerusalem

Two people were reportedly injured, one of them being the policeman who was taken to the hospital and is in moderate condition. Israel's ambulance service Magen David Adom said the police officer was not severely wounded. Saba Nidal Obaid, 20, was shot in the stomach near the village of Nabi Saleh, north of Ramallah, during a protest in support of the 1,500 Palestinians on hunger strike across Israeli prisons.

Author: 0 Heavy gunfire in Ivory Coast in latest military unrest

Meanwhile, armed soldiers were demonstrating in Abidjan's Plateau district. Ivory Coast's government and the mutinous troops reached a deal on January 13, days after soldiers took control of Bouake, firing rockets and terrifying residents of the city.

Author: 0 White House refuses to say if conversations are being taped

Trump is considering almost a dozen candidates to succeed Comey . Comey has not publicly discussed any conversations he has had with Trump. "The tweet speaks for itself". A spokesman for Democratic leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) said the details on the timing are still being worked out. Critics have assailed Trump for abruptly dismissing Comey just as the agency is investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election, and possible Moscow ties to the Trump presidential ...

Author: 0 North Korea supports dialogue with USA under right conditions

North Korea on Friday slammed the United States Congress for passing a new law to tighten sanctions against the Pyongyang regime. Last month, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson chaired a special ministerial session of the U.N. This year's war games were the biggest ever, and reportedly included training for precision strikes and assaults meant to take out Kim Jong Un and his top lieutenants.

Global News European Union could pay Brexit bill to Britain
Author: 0 European Union could pay Brexit bill to Britain

Earlier this week Mr Juncker has called the leaks about the dinner "a serious mistake". The article in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) claimed Ms May was "not amused" by Mr Davis bringing up a legal challenge he issued against the Government in the European courts when he was a backbench MP, over the UK's powers of surveillance.

Global News Egypt discovers new necropolis in Minya, first in area
Author: 0 Egypt discovers new necropolis in Minya, first in area

Mohamed Hamza, director of excavations for Cairo University said the discovery was "important and unprecedented because it's the first human necropolis" to be found in the area. The Touna el-Gabal site existed during the Greco-Roman period, which prevailed between third century NC and third century AD. Yehia Rashed, Egypt's tourism minister said last month that the new finds could boost tourist arrivals this year to about 10 million, an improvement from the 9.3 million visitors that came in ...

Global News North Korea open to US talks under 'conditions'
Author: 0 North Korea open to US talks under 'conditions'

Choe led a North Korean delegation that met this week in Oslo, Norway, with American academics and former government officials headed by Suzanne DiMaggio, a director and senior fellow at the New America think tank, Yonhap reported, citing South Korean diplomatic sources.

Global News Flynn attorney declines to comment on subpoena
Author: 0 Flynn attorney declines to comment on subpoena

Flynn's attorney, the Justice Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the US Attorney's office in Alexandria have all declined to comment on this revelation, which is fine, because honestly, what could they really say? Comey has been invited to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee next Tuesday but he has not yet confirmed if he will attend.

Author: 0 Trump tweets warning to Comey over leaks

Spicer, during his daily White House press briefing, answered reporter Jeff Mason's question of whether Trump had recorded his conversation with Comey . Acting FBI director Andrew McCabe sidestepped a question during a Senate hearing on Thursday on whether he ever heard Comey tell Trump that the president was not the subject of investigation.

Author: 0 Removal of 2nd Confederate statue in New Orleans to begin

Workers have removed the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in New Orleans , the second of four Confederate monuments slated for removal . Just beyond the chain link fence and barricades installed by police to ensure that simmering tensions didn't break into a boil, supporters and opponents of removal shouted into the night.

Author: 0 Moon thanks Modi for congratulations in Korean language

Given that, the prospect for improved ties between Seoul and Beijing isn't clear, with some saying China won't back down until it gets a major concession on the system's deployment and others saying China is also eager for improved ties and will settle for less as long as it can save face on the missile-defense issue.

Global News Ebola Outbreak In DRC
Author: 0 Ebola Outbreak In DRC

The WHO and partners are supporting Congo's Ministry of Health in the response, including epidemiological investigation, surveillance, logistics and supplies, communications and community engagement, the statement said . A third person who cared for the first case also be-came ill and has subsequently died. Prior to the new Ebola case, the Canadian government already had an advisory warning against all non-essential travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo "because of the current ...

Author: 0 China, Pak ink 6 pacts ahead of B&R summit;Xi says ties priority

His comments followed recent clarification by China over India's objections to the China-Pakistan Economic (CPEC) Corridor which passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Luo Zhaohui, China's ambassador to India, last week had asked New Delhi to look at the project through the prism of economics and not sovereignty. Ning said from 2013 to 2016, Chinese companies invested over Dollars 60 billion in the countries and regions, creating more than 180,000 local jobs, and paid USD 1.1 billion in ...

Author: 0 South Korea to Send Envoys to China to Discuss THAAD, North Korea

Both Moon and Xi agreed that denuclearising North Korea was a "common goal". China's President Xi Jinping set out his opposition to the deployment of an advanced USA missile system, in his first discussion with new South Korean leader Moon Jae-in on Thursday.

Author: 0 Gunmen kill 10 labourers at Gwadar construction site

Personnel from Balochistan's Frontier Corps and the paramilitary Levies, along with police, have reached the spot and an investigation was under way. Security officers collect evidence as they investigate crime scene after a bomb exploded next to a convoy of deputy chairman of the Pakistan Senate, Senator Ghafoor Haideri, in Mastung, Pakistan, on Friday.

Global News Macron unveils fresh faces for parliamentary election
Author: 0 Macron unveils fresh faces for parliamentary election

The parliamentary elections, scheduled for two rounds on June 11 and 18, are crucial for Macron, who needs the backing of a prime minister and a parliamentary majority in order to enact much of his ambitious reform programme. There are none, however, from the rightwing Republicans party, according to its secretary general Bernard Accoyer, but Ferrand left the door ajar for some of them to join in the next week.

Global News Virginia Beach-based Navy SEAL killed in Somalia was William & Mary student
Author: 0 Virginia Beach-based Navy SEAL killed in Somalia was William & Mary student

Africa Command, responsible for all American military operations on the continent, said forces came under attack during an advise-and-assist mission alongside members of the Somali National Army. The fighters mounted a stiff resistance against the soldiers, the official said. Al-Shabab via its Shahada News Agency said "an air landing operation by US special forces was thwarted in Lower Shabelle province and a number of their soldiers were killed and wounded", the SITE Intelligence Group ...

Global News Turkey condemns USA move to arm Syrian Kurdish fighters
Author: 0 Turkey condemns USA move to arm Syrian Kurdish fighters

But the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, of SDF, which has driven IS from much of northern Syria over the past two years with the help of USA -led airstrikes, are among the most effective ground forces battling the extremists. A military official told VOA the United States will provide Kurdish forces around Raqqa with small arms, machine-guns, ammunition, and armored vehicles to counter improvised explosive devices and construction equipment.

Global News European Commission trying to bully UK: Minister
Author: 0 European Commission trying to bully UK: Minister

British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to the media outside 10 Downing Street after returning from visiting Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, in London where she asked for the dissolution of Parliament ahead of the upcoming general election, Wednesday, May 3, 2017.

Global News Traffic accident in Turkey kills at least 20 local people
Author: 0 Traffic accident in Turkey kills at least 20 local people

Speaking about the accident, Muğla Governor Amir Çiçek said that the bus was carrying local tourists. Authorities said the tour bus topped over, fell 15 metres down a cliff and hit a vehicle on a mountain road. The Hurriyet newspaper quoted the mayor of Marmaris, Ali Acar, as saying there had been an "error by the driver" without giving further details. The minibus was carrying passengers, mostly women and children, for a weekend trip organised for Mothers' Day from the western city of ...

Author: 0 Liberals eke out win as minority government

At last look, however, the NDP had come up at least three seats shy - and possibly more depending on recounts - of knocking off the Liberals. There are also absentee ballots yet to count, so the actual mix in the Legislature will not be known for a couple of weeks.

Author: 0 82 released Chibok schoolgirls arrive in Nigerian capital

Minister of Women's Affairs and Social Development Aisha Alhassan told reporters on Thursday that "we will not relent until all are back". She says Nigeria's government has no regrets about exchanging Boko Haram detainees for the 82 young women released over the weekend.

Author: 0 Arkansas flags lowered to honor slain deputy

An earlier version of this story was corrected to show the deaths happened about 65 miles west of Little Rock, not 170 miles west. Authorities have identified the two people who were killed along with a sheriff's deputy in rural Arkansas before the suspect was captured.

Author: 0 Korean president talks to China, Japan

That was after Mr Trump sent an aircraft carrier battle group to warn Pyongyang against further nuclear weapon or ballistic missile tests. This issue has a lot to do with the USA missile defense system in South Korea, dubbed the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) that is installed as a countermeasure against North Korean nukes.

Author: 0 China conducts new missile tests aimed to counter THAAD

Beijing announced last month that it would continue to stage live fire drills and test new weapons to address national security threats, as a response to the US' recent controversial deployment of its THAAD anti-missile system in South Korea.

Global News Indian-origin doc warned against UK health service cyber-hack
Author: 0 Indian-origin doc warned against UK health service cyber-hack

The problem appeared to begin Friday morning, when hospitals in the United Kingdom were crippled by a large-scale cyberattack that forced operations to be canceled and ambulances to be diverted. "The recent attack is at an unprecedented level and will require a complex worldwide investigation to identify the culprits", it said in a statement.

Global News Porsha Williams breaks silence on 'RHOA' drama
Author: 0 Porsha Williams breaks silence on 'RHOA' drama

Porsha Williams admitted that Phaedra was the one who had told her about the supposed plan to drug Porsha for the sake of having sex with her. Burruss was furious with her former friend for spreading the rumors, but viewers picked up on various things that could have been discussed at the reunion.

Global News Broadcaster finds out network closing down live on-air
Author: 0 Broadcaster finds out network closing down live on-air

An Israeli television news reporter Geula Even found herself under the same circumstances when the government made a decision to pull Channel 1 off air. "It's bad. They tell you two hours before the broadcast that this is the last Mabat?" " What is this notice, two hours in advance? " journalist Yaakov Ahimeir said on-air.

Global News Unfazed Arvind Kejriwal Tweets 'Truth Will Prevail', To Speak in Delhi Assembly
Author: 0 Unfazed Arvind Kejriwal Tweets 'Truth Will Prevail', To Speak in Delhi Assembly

Ruckus ensued at the protest site where the man, identified as Ankit Bhardwaj, jumped on Mishra before police officials and his aides caught hold of him. He said that Ankit Bharadwaj has pictures with several BJP leaders like its former Delhi chief Satish Upadhyay and Union Minister Vijay Sampla. He said, "I had sought details of funding of their foreign trips".

Global News French ex-prime minister Valls plans to back Macron in June elections
Author: 0 French ex-prime minister Valls plans to back Macron in June elections

Valls, who was outgoing president Francois Hollande's premier until late previous year, has also been harshly criticized by his own Socialist Party for his stance. She said her National Front (FN) needed to undergo a "profound transformation" ahead of parliamentary elections in June. The party has received and filtered through some 15,000 applications submitted online since 19 January, a representative of the movement said.

Author: 0 Russia's Defense ministry denies fighting of Syrian government and opposition units

The rebel commander said the general level of violence was reduced, but added: "Regime attempts (to advance) in the Hama countryside continue". Still, analysts say the implementation will likely happen if Turkey, the main backer of the rebels, signed the deal, as the rebels can not survive without the crucial support of Turkey and Arab Gulf states.

Global News Trump says he was always going to fire Federal Bureau of Investigation director
Author: 0 Trump says he was always going to fire Federal Bureau of Investigation director

If you're finding it hard to keep track of all the latest developments, here's a timeline to help you. "I was going to fire regardless of recommendation". Briefly during the presidential transition, Trump aides had discussed moving press out of the briefing room. The Washington Post initially reported Wednesday night that the senior Justice official threatened to resign after reports began painting him as the primary "mover of the decision" to sack Comey, given his scathing memo condemning ...

Author: 0 Trump's Lawyers Claim Trump's Records Show Almost No Income From Russia

A "substantial portion" of that was attributable to the Moscow event, it said. Trump told NBC on Thursday: "I've given the letter to Senator Lindsey Graham, he has the letter, and I think frankly". said at a real estate conference that Trump businesses "see a lot of money pouring in from Russian Federation". A few minutes later, Time's Zeke Miller returned to the question: "Is [Trump] now recording conversations taking place in the Oval Office?" Contrary to what Trump says, nothing ...

Global News Women march in Venezuela as unrest continues
Author: 0 Women march in Venezuela as unrest continues

Saturday's protesters, led by opposition leaders and lawmakers, marched to the Interior Ministry to denounce "repression" over the past month as demonstrators have been hit with tear gas by security forces. Leopoldo Lopez Sr., right, father of Leopoldo Lopez, and his daughter Diana Lopez, express concern for the jailed Venezuela opposition leader in Madrid, Spain on Friday.