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Assam: Organisations in Brahmaputra valley meet Parliament committee over citizenship bill Assam: Organisations in Brahmaputra valley meet Parliament committee over citizenship bill
- May 08, 2018

The committee is scheduled to visit Barak valley on May 8 to take opinions and views from the people and organisations of Barak valley at Silchar . "Assam's language and culture will be affected (if the bill is enacted)". Assam Accord was signed in 1985 with the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi led central government after a bloody agitation to flush out the illegal foreigners. (more...)
Greek court clears Spanish, Danish rescuers of human trafficking Greek court clears Spanish, Danish rescuers of human trafficking
- May 08, 2018

If convicted, they could have faced heavy prison terms. Three Spanish firefighters who were also charged were acquitted. The Spaniards worked as volunteers for the association Proem-AID and the Danes for Team Humanity as they sought to aid thousands of migrants, mostly Syrians, risking their lives to reach Europe via Lesbos and other Greek islands. (more...)
Starbucks and Nestle Team Up Starbucks and Nestle Team Up
- May 08, 2018

Nestle is focusing on coffee as a main growth area and has already made some acquisitions in the sector. The agreement announced yesterday could rev up Starbucks' roughly $2 billion business selling packaged Starbucks coffee, Teavana tea and other products through grocery stores and other retailers, including in China. (more...)
Cook shocked the Prime Minister of Japan, poured food into the shoes Cook shocked the Prime Minister of Japan, poured food into the shoes
- May 08, 2018

A Japanese diplomat called it offensive and questioned what the meal, prepared by an Israeli celebrity chef, was trying to accomplish. A selection of delectable chocolate pralines - artistically arranged inside a shiny leather shoe. "He is very creative", the ministry said. Sergey is an award-winning chef, restaurateur, author, and a celebrity chef. After the main meal, Segev rolled out the special dessert-various chocolates served in metal shoes. (more...)
Lebanon election big victory for nation, political factions: Iran Lebanon election big victory for nation, political factions: Iran
- May 08, 2018

The Iran-backed Hezbollah and its political allies has won more than half the seats in Lebanon's first parliamentary election in nine years, according to unofficial preliminary results. One candidate from outside Lebanon's established political parties - a journalist named Paula Yacoubian - won a seat in parliament. "The Burj al-Barajneh blasts made us more determined", said Harb, her face framed by a black traditional Islamic head scarf. (more...)
Libya's Haftar declares 'zero hour' for campaign to take Derna Libya's Haftar declares 'zero hour' for campaign to take Derna
- May 08, 2018

Derna was captured by the Shura Council of Mujahideen after the expulsion of Daesh from the city in 2014. The coalition of Islamist militias was formed to drive the Islamic State group from the city in 2015, after IS's takeover of Derna the previous year. (more...)
4.6-magnitude natural disaster strikes near Palm Springs, USGS says 4.6-magnitude natural disaster strikes near Palm Springs, USGS says
- May 08, 2018

A 4.5-magnitude natural disaster shook the Southern California region early Tuesday morning, with the quake being felt across San Diego County. Quakes of that size generally don't cause any serious damage and there were no immediate reports of any problems related to it. (more...)
Buhari Jets Off To The UK For Medical Trip Buhari Jets Off To The UK For Medical Trip
- May 08, 2018

Buhari, 75, was military ruler between 1983 and 1985 and returned to power after winning an election in 2015. Buhari's prolonged absence from Africa's most populous country sparked numerous protests previous year, including demands that he should resign and calls for more transparency about his condition. (more...)
Call for tax on rich pensioners to give young a £10000 payout Call for tax on rich pensioners to give young a £10000 payout
- May 08, 2018

They're also more likely to have insecure work contracts not only than baby boomers, but their generation X predecessors. "Older people are anxious about the state of the NHS and funding their social care". The Resolution Foundation's Lord Willetts said the proposals were "not easy" but many no longer believe Britain's young and old are being treated fairly. (more...)
Stormy Daniels plays cameo role in SNL Trump comedy sketch Stormy Daniels plays cameo role in SNL Trump comedy sketch
- May 08, 2018

In the sketch that aired last Saturday, Mr Trump listens in on the conversation between Mr Cohen and Daniels and soon cuts his lawyer off to speak directly with her. Daniels called for President Donald Trump's resignation in the sketch when asked by Alec Baldwin's Trump what would put an end to the scandal involving the porn star and the president. (more...)
Probe ordered against Nawaz Sharif for allegedly laundering $4.9 billion to India Probe ordered against Nawaz Sharif for allegedly laundering $4.9 billion to India
- May 08, 2018

The chairman of National Accountability Bureau Justice (r) Javaid Iqbal has ordered to verify the allegations against former premier Nawaz Sharif and others for laundering huge sums of money. The court, which is hearing three cases pertaining to corruption by the Sharif family, said the verdict in all three cases will come together. Dogar stated that he had no role in the work of the Panama Papers case Joint Investigation Team. (more...)
Imran Khan enraged over PPP vandalism in Karachi Imran Khan enraged over PPP vandalism in Karachi
- May 08, 2018

PTI leader Naeemul Haq said the PPP had on goal requested the deputy commissioner for the same venue. The two parties have been at loggerheads after either of them announced holding a public gathering at Hakeem Saeed Ground in Karachi's Gulshan-e-Iqbal area. (more...)
Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart have made their red carpet debut Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart have made their red carpet debut
- May 08, 2018

Though the duo never confirmed their relationship, attending the Met Gala together usually means that things are official, and certainly, enough to have People Magazine report on the relationship. It seems to be a trend among young Hollywood to debut their relationship at the Met Gala: think The Weeknd and Selena Gomez, the Weeknd and Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik. (more...)
Political prisoners kept in indefinite solitary confinement in Egypt Political prisoners kept in indefinite solitary confinement in Egypt
- May 08, 2018

Thousands of people, mostly Islamists but also secular dissidents, had been rounded up after the military overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013. Such treatment results in "panic attacks, paranoia, hypersensitivity to stimuli , and difficulties with concentration and memory", it said. Prisoners held in solitary confinement "experience melancholy, depression along with an unwillingness to interact or talk with other people when discharged straight back in the prison population", ... (more...)
Israeli who shot wounded Palestinian to death freed Israeli who shot wounded Palestinian to death freed
- May 08, 2018

On March 24, 2016, Azaria was a 19-year-old military medic in the West Bank city of Hebron when Abdel Fattah al-Sharif, 21, and Ramzi Aziz al-Qasarwi carried out a knife attack, lightly injuring a soldier. Azaria began serving his term on August 9. The shooting was caught on video by a human rights group and circulated online. Azaria, who has not expressed remorse for his actions, has steadfastly maintained that he shot Sharif because he believed he was armed with an explosive vest under his ... (more...)
Al-Shabaab militants kill 9 Kenyan soldiers Al-Shabaab militants kill 9 Kenyan soldiers
- May 08, 2018

Military officials in both Kenya and Somalia on Monday confirmed the attack, which happened at about 4 p.m. local time. Kenya forms part of the African Union force AMISOM, which is defending Somalia's government against al Shabaab. Injured soldiers were airlifted to Nairobi for specialised treatment with the department of defence stating they will issue a detailed report about the occurrence after conducting a damage assessment. (more...)
Arjun Kapoor shoots for a special song cousin Harshvardhan's Bhavesh Joshi Superhero Arjun Kapoor shoots for a special song cousin Harshvardhan's Bhavesh Joshi Superhero
- May 08, 2018

Cousin Arjun is making a guest appearance. Veere Di Wedding stars Sonam and is co-produced by Rhea, whereas Bhavesh Joshi Superhero is directed by Vikramadtiya Motwane and stars Harshvardhan. It was Anil Kapoor's idea to bring Arjun on board at the last minute for a special dance number and Anil had personally requested his nephew Arjun, who had obliged immediately, as per reports. (more...)
Police seal off street in central Oxford after locals report hearing gunfire Police seal off street in central Oxford after locals report hearing gunfire
- May 08, 2018

She was sat on her balcony when she heard loud bangs, shouting and dogs barking on Monday afternoon. The area around Norfolk Road and Paradise Square in the town is now cordoned off and members of the public are being urged to avoid it. After the shooting, the police began negotiations with the attacker. "To the police after a short time, this was definitely a "keep calm and carry on" moment". (more...)
White House Argues To Rescind Some Health Care Spending White House Argues To Rescind Some Health Care Spending
- May 08, 2018

It would not affect a two-year budget deal agreed in February. Lawmakers do have the ability to pare back the package, but they don't have the authority to add any more cuts in authorized spending to the proposal, and scaling back the rescissions would spoil the White House's talking point that this is the largest single rescission package ever sent to Congress . (more...)
Jared Kushner is 'disposable' as far as Rudy Giuliani is concerned Jared Kushner is 'disposable' as far as Rudy Giuliani is concerned
- May 08, 2018

During Wednesday night's interview, the discussion turned towards rumors that FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. "Jared is a fine man, but men are disposable", he said. Even though Donald Trump has slimed Maggie Haberman on more than one occasion , the New York Times reporter has an established relationship with the president and a good deal of connectivity with the White House. (more...)

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