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Lebanon scraps law allowing rapists to marry victims Lebanon scraps law allowing rapists to marry victims
- August 17, 2017

If a valid contract of marriage is made between the perpetrator of any of the offenses mentioned in this section, and the victim, the prosecution is suspended. "We remain concerned by other articles (of law)", she stated to the AFP. Under the Lebanese Penal Code, rape is now punishable by seven years in prison. (more...)
Federal court invalidates part of Texas congressional map Federal court invalidates part of Texas congressional map
- August 17, 2017

The court sided with the state on those challenges, saying discriminatory issues had been resolved in the redrawing process by creating District 33, now represented by Democrat Marc Veasey, which withdrew numerous encroachments into minority communities and was an "appropriate remedy for the cracking, without going further". (more...)
Texas Republicans Intentionally Discriminated Against Minority Voters, Court Rules Texas Republicans Intentionally Discriminated Against Minority Voters, Court Rules
- August 17, 2017

Supreme Court, a path Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said he plans to take. "We look forward to asking the Supreme Court to decided whether Texas had discriminatory intent when relying on the district court", said Paxton. The Texas government argued the new map solved the issues found in the 2011 map, but plaintiffs in the case argued that some of the 2011 lines carried over into the 2013 map. (more...)
ANC divisions played out in portfolio committee meeting ANC divisions played out in portfolio committee meeting
- August 17, 2017

Five ANC MPs sent a letter to ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu, stating that they will not attend the portfolio committee on public service and administration, chaired by Dr Makhosi Khoza, an outspoken critic of Zuma's leadership. The decision was supported by all members of the committee who attended on Tuesday, with the EFF's Mbuyiseni Ndlozi adding that if Muthambi failed to come next week she must be arrested. (more...)
US, Canada, Mexico kick off NAFTA renegotiations amid uncertainty US, Canada, Mexico kick off NAFTA renegotiations amid uncertainty
- August 17, 2017

Some of its major customers, Detroit's automakers, are just on the other side of the border with the U.S. The remedy is an adjustment to duties charged, even a refund. "Can we set up a panel of retired Canada and USA judges, for instance?" Bonnett said dispute resolution is critical as NAFTA negotiations go forward. (more...)
Republicans distance themselves all over again from Trump's Charlottesville remarks Republicans distance themselves all over again from Trump's Charlottesville remarks
- August 17, 2017

Anyone who has watched videos of the Charlottesville riot knows that Trump's description is accurate. Mr Trump's defiant statements on Tuesday, delivered in a caustic way at Trump Tower and immediately hailed by a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan for their "courage", left many lawmakers, Republicans and Democrats alike, speechless. (more...)
Phoenix mayor calls on Trump to postpone rally planned for next week Phoenix mayor calls on Trump to postpone rally planned for next week
- August 17, 2017

Trump's campaign announced the August 22 event on Wednesday — a day after the president blamed "both sides" for weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white supremacists and counter-demonstrators. President Trump may soon issue a pardon for Joe Arpaio , the colorful former Arizona sheriff who was found guilty two weeks ago of criminal contempt for defying a state judge's order to stop traffic patrols targeting suspected undocumented immigrants. (more...)
Thousands remember the life of Elvis Presley 40 years after his death Thousands remember the life of Elvis Presley 40 years after his death
- August 17, 2017

Up to now I'm having this in my thought and in my mind that maybe without Elvis in me, I could not have survived certain points of my life. Her mother and the neighbor (were) crying. "The vigil should be free cause we're all here because we love Elvis ", said Denise Meyer, who travelled from Dallas, Texas. But for a diehard music lover with some cash to blow, there's an even more intimate way to commune with The King-you can live like one in his former Beverly Hills mansion for $65,000 ... (more...)
Government doubles down on Labor 'conspiracy' theory Government doubles down on Labor 'conspiracy' theory
- August 17, 2017

Fairfax Media had reported Mr Keenan may be a British citizen courtesy of his father Peter, who was born in England in 1943 and emigrated to Australia, where he married. Penny Wong is calling the attack on her a "grubby smear" and insists she and Labor have done nothing wrong. Ms Bishop ignited a diplomatic row when she queried whether the Turnbull government could build sufficient trust in NZ Labour if it won power in next month's election. (more...)
"Both Bush presidents unite to condemn 'racial bigotry" amid Trump backlash
- August 17, 2017

Your words are dividing Americans, not healing them, ' he said. Senior members of the Republican party have also waded in with criticism. He is also the father of TV personality Billy Bush, who got the ax from NBC's "Today" show past year after the release of 2005 videotape in which he and Donald Trump are overheard in an X-rated conversation about women. (more...)
Russian ex-minister on trial lays the blame on Putin ally Russian ex-minister on trial lays the blame on Putin ally
- August 17, 2017

Investigators allege that he had demanded the money in return for giving permission for Rosneft to acquire a majority stake in Bashneft, another Russian oil company. The "fabricated" accusations of bribery were "based exclusively on Sechin's claims", he added. Many observers were surprised by Mr Ulyukaev's courtroom attack on such a powerful figure as Mr Sechin, who is widely feared in the Russian establishment. (more...)
NIA widens its net in Kashmir: Terror funding NIA widens its net in Kashmir: Terror funding
- August 17, 2017

NIA sleuths carry out raids at Handwara area of Kupwara district in terror funding case. The NIA had registered a case on May 30 against separatist leaders for acting in connivance with militants of Hizbul Mujahideen, Lashkar-e-Toiba and other groups and woman separatist group Dukhtaran-e-Millat for raising, receiving and collecting funds through various illegal means including hawala for funding separatist and militant activities in Jammu and Kashmir. (more...)
Dolly Parton makes big announcement for fans Dolly Parton makes big announcement for fans
- August 17, 2017

Dolly's Imagination Library initiative was launched 20 years ago, and has provided over 100 million books free-of-charge to kids under 5 across the world. There is also a bonus track of Parton reading aloud the book version of " Coat of Many Colors ". Coinciding with the charity's landmark, I Believe In You will also feature an audio book narrated by Dolly. (more...)
Indian, Pakistan Army trade heavy fire on Line of Control Indian, Pakistan Army trade heavy fire on Line of Control
- August 17, 2017

The Committee expressed grave concern over frequent incidents of cross-border firing by Indian forces over the Line of Control (LoC) and strongly condemned the grave violations of human rights inflicted upon innocent people of Occupied Kashmir. (more...)
USA designates Hizb-ul Mujahideen as 'global terrorist organisation' USA designates Hizb-ul Mujahideen as 'global terrorist organisation'
- August 17, 2017

The United States on Wednesday said it had sanctioned Hizbul Mujahideen , the largest among the anti-Indian Kashmiri militant groups. In an order, the U.S. It is also the only major terror outfit in the Kashmir valley that focuses on recruiting local youth to its ranks who are projected as "freedom fighters". (more...)
Flooding kills more than 160 across South Asia Flooding kills more than 160 across South Asia
- August 17, 2017

In neighboring India, a landslide in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh engulfed several vehicles. Many others have either drowned or died after being caught in collapsed houses or under toppled trees. Residents in some areas are out of reach as roads and bridges have been cut off. "In the eastern state of Bihar, the floods have killed 56 people since Sunday and affected almost seven million, " State Disaster Management Official, Pratyay Amrit, said. (more...)
Solheim Cup: Injured Suzann Pettersen replaced by Catriona Matthew Solheim Cup: Injured Suzann Pettersen replaced by Catriona Matthew
- August 17, 2017

Sorenstam analysed various statistics when she and her backroom team were deciding on the four captain's picks, but she admitted her players had a huge say in the pairings for the 15th staging of the contest in Iowa. I mean, I don't know. There was no guarantee that I would be fit to compete on Friday morning and I did not way to play unless I was able to give 100 percent. (more...)
McConnell: 'There Are No Good Neo-Nazis' McConnell: 'There Are No Good Neo-Nazis'
- August 17, 2017

He added: "We can have no tolerance for an ideology of racial hatred". "And those who espouse their views are not supporters of American ideals and freedom". Sen. John McCain of Arizona had tweeted: "There's no moral equivalency between racists & Americans standing up to defy hate & bigotry". Trump is the 45th President of the United States. (more...)
Day for local A-Level students as results out Day for local A-Level students as results out
- August 17, 2017

The process works by helping students find out what university courses still have places remaining. If they decide they want to offer you a place, they can do this via UCAS straight away, rather than waiting to receive an application from you. (more...)
Confederate plaque removed from Montreal's Bay store Confederate plaque removed from Montreal's Bay store
- August 17, 2017

The Hudson's Bay Company did not respond to queries from The Daily Caller regarding the fate of the plaque. Andrew Papenheim first saw the plaque posted online. "It's up to the owner of the building to evaluate it". Asked why they finally chose to act, The Bay replied: "We do not have further comment". "I don't think they are patriots". (more...)

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