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United Kingdom threatens to cut off aid to charities following Haiti sex claims

United Kingdom threatens to cut off aid to charities following Haiti sex claims She confirmed the charity would meet with the Department for International Development (DFID) on Monday and the Charity Commission, which regulates the sector, later this week. Women believed to be sex workers were reportedly invited to the Oxfam team house on a number of occasions. "As a direct result of the stories in The Times , staff members have come forward with concerns about how staff w... [Full Article...]

Detained Iranian-Canadian Activist Reportedly Dies In Tehran Prison

Detained Iranian-Canadian Activist Reportedly Dies In Tehran Prison It is unclear and highly questionable why Seyed-Emami, a professor of sociology at Imam Sadeq University in Tehran who holds a doctorate in sociology from the University of OR (1991), would commit suicide days after his arrest. Seyed-Emami is the second Iranian-Canadian to die in prison in Iran following the murder of 54-year-old photojournalist Zahra Kazemi in 2003. Activists say they have co... [Full Article...]

Let Rohingya return home when conditions are right

Let Rohingya return home when conditions are right A government spokesman, Zaw Htay, said "action according to the law" would be taken against seven soldiers, three police officers and six villagers as part of an army probe that was initiated before the Reuters report was published. Fresh reports of mass graves in Rakhine, and the arrest of two Reuters journalists investigating an alleged massacre, have heaped new pressure on Suu Kyi to condem... [Full Article...]

Saudi cleric receives support for abaya comments

Saudi cleric receives support for abaya comments Under King Abdullah, Saudi women were granted the right to vote for the first time as well as run in local elections, which they did in December 2015. Last September, a royal decree revealed women will be able to secure driving licences from June 2018, with the news widely celebrated around the globe . [Full Article...]

Grand Canyon helicopter crash leaves 3 people dead, others injured

Grand Canyon helicopter crash leaves 3 people dead, others injured Rescuers got an assist from military aircraft from Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas and were in the process of evacuating the injured overnight, Bradley said. The pilot and five passengers were killed; one passenger survived, NTSB report shows. He did not name which company the helicopter was part of. A general view of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, o... [Full Article...]

US House minority leader sets record with 8-hour speech

US House minority leader sets record with 8-hour speech Doing so could have, in turn, sidelined vital votes on a budget plan to avert a looming government shutdown. The measures will have a 60-vote threshold for approval. Many were sheepish about the bushels of dollars for Democratic priorities and the return next year of $1 trillion-plus deficits. Protection for the Dreamers under former President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ... [Full Article...]

Russia: Aircraft with 71 on board crashes near Moscow

Russia: Aircraft with 71 on board crashes near Moscow The plane was being operated by Russia'a Saratov Airlines for a domestic flight from the capital to Orsk on the southern tip of the Ural Mountains. About 400 rescue workers have been mobilized to go to the crash site, where the search is expected to continue throughout the night. [Full Article...]

Serena Williams won't play Fed Cup Saturday singles matches

Serena Williams won't play Fed Cup Saturday singles matches Her first match in over a year showed how far she has to go. "In the second set, I started to feel better on the court". Williams then saved a break point to pull ahead 4-2. After racing through the opening set, Williams was made to work in the second where the first five games all ended in service breaks. "It's never a win until it's over", she said. [Full Article...]

NBC benches Olympics analyst over remarks deemed offensive to Koreans

NBC benches Olympics analyst over remarks deemed offensive to Koreans The Bull City-born Ramo claimed to speak on behalf of all Koreans when citing Japan as providing the example that led to Korea's own modernization. Ramo introduced Japan as "a country which occupied Korea from 1910 to 1945". NBC has issued an apology after its Olympic "Asian analyst" Joshua Cooper Ramo praised Japan's contribution to Korea's history. "We understand the Korean people were in... [Full Article...]

Egypt hits Sinai targets, killing 16, detaining dozens

Egypt hits Sinai targets, killing 16, detaining dozens Egypt launched a "comprehensive" security operation involving the country's army, navy and air force, aimed at pushing armed groups out of the Sinai Peninsula, parts of the Nile Delta and the Western Delta on Friday. The Sinai peninsula, where Egypt's most active militants are based, borders Israel and the Gaza Strip. Egypt has denied the report and the Israelis aren't commenting. [Full Article...]

School Fires Teacher After She Marries Same-Sex Partner

School Fires Teacher After She Marries Same-Sex Partner A letter was sent from the school to parents, on Thursday, but it failed to go into detail as to why Morffi was sacked. A group of around 20 parents convened on the school's campus and demanded an explanation from the principal, on Friday. [Full Article...]

US Congress passes bill to end second shutdown in weeks

US Congress passes bill to end second shutdown in weeks The Congressional Budget Office estimates the agreement would add more than $300 billion to the federal deficit over 10 years. Though brief - the government had reopened before most people had arrived to work on Friday, hours after the shutdown began - the timing of the shutdown was risky, coming soon after another massive sell-off on United States markets reflecting investor... [Full Article...]

Another White House Aide Quits After Ex-Wife's Accusations

Another White House Aide Quits After Ex-Wife's Accusations He says "some are true and some are false" but says there's "no recovery for someone falsely accused ". "Some are old and some are new", Trump tweeted . He added that Porter said he was innocent. "3 American women are murdered every day by their husband or boyfriend". Trump has reportedly been furious over the fallout from the scandal, leading to the speculation over Kelly's job security... [Full Article...]

Leading Pakistani Rights Activist Asma Jehangir Dies At 66

Leading Pakistani Rights Activist Asma Jehangir Dies At 66 Pakistan Peoples Party Co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari expressed shock over the her demise, saying she was not just a person but was an effective voice for human rights . She was former president of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA). While she received several national awards, including the Sitara-I-Imtiaz in 1995, Jahangir was again put under house arrest in November 2007 after President ... [Full Article...]

Russian anger after US-led coalition in Syria strikes pro-Assad fighters

Russian Federation is the main ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad . In the statement , the military said that airstrikes by Turkish jets destroyed shelters, hideouts and ammunition depots belonging to the PKK-linked People's Protection Units (YPG) and Daesh terrorists in northern Syria. [Full Article...]

Trump's block of a memo is a block of checks and balances

Trump's block of a memo is a block of checks and balances The White House says President Donald Trump has blocked the release of a memo drafted by Democrats that countered allegations by Republicans of abuse of powers related to the FBI's Russian Federation probe. Trump, after overriding the FBI's rare public remonstration that the GOP memo contained "material omissions of fact", is now posing as a sober guardian of classified information. [Full Article...]

'Totally vindicated' by memo? Trump is totally delusional

'Totally vindicated' by memo? Trump is totally delusional The president has read the memo and "is okay with it", a senior White House official told reporters travelling with Trump to West Virginia. Responding on Twitter to the memo for the first time since its release Friday, Mr. One official told the Washington Post that the Department of Justice made "ample disclosure" to the court of facts that revealed "the research was being paid... [Full Article...]

Turkish Military Helicopter Shot Down In Syria

Turkish Military Helicopter Shot Down In Syria The Kurdish fighters shot down a Turkish military helicopter in the Kurdish-controlled Afrin enclave in northern Syria on Saturday, Kurdish activists said. " One of our helicopters was downed just recently ", Erdogan said as he spoke to a member of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Istanbul. [Full Article...]

Korea women's hockey team to make much-awaited Olympic debut

Korea women's hockey team to make much-awaited Olympic debut Moon briefly met Kim at a reception he hosted for visiting heads of state and other global leaders before the opening of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Friday. By weaving military threats in with a charm offensive, North Korea wants the worldwide community to acknowledge it as a nuclear power. The North Korean pair were seated nearly directly behind the Pences, but there was no interac... [Full Article...]

Man arrested in Colorado woman's death says victim hired him

Man arrested in Colorado woman's death says victim hired him According to Lopez, he picked up Bollinger from her home on December 28 and she told him that she wanted to be killed "on her knees. executed from behind". They eventually stopped the auto at a spot where he shot her. And did the suicidal thoughts that friends said Bollinger previously expressed play a role in her death? So far, bond has not been set. [Full Article...]


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