• Meghalaya scenario: Conrad stakes claim to form govt
Meghalaya scenario: Conrad stakes claim to form govt

National People's Party ( NPP ) president Conrad Sangma on Tuesday took oath as the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, a day after staking claim to form the government with support of 34 MLAs in the 60-member Assembly. The BJP on Saturday wrested Tripura, and received an invitation to be part of the government in Nagaland. Together with BJP they equal ...

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  • Ubisoft to Issue Bans for Using Hate Speech in Rainbow Six Siege
Ubisoft to Issue Bans for Using Hate Speech in Rainbow Six Siege

Based on how egregious the offence is, bans will last 2, 7 or 15 days. Language that's forbidden is already outlined in Ubisoft's Code of Conduct , stating that "any language or content deemed illegal, dangerous, threatening, abusive, obscene, vulgar, defamatory, hateful, racist, sexist, ethically offensive or constituting harassment" is unacc...

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  • What Is The Age Of Consent In France? Sexual Violence Prompts Rethink
What Is The Age Of Consent In France? Sexual Violence Prompts Rethink

In December, Macron said he would push for the age of sexual consent and the presumption of rape to both be set at 15, saying: "Our criminal law contains intolerable ambiguities". She said: "We want to fix an age in the law below which it's always forbidden to have sex with children, with young girls, below which it's always considered as a rape"...

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  • Woman tries to open cabin door mid-flight, screams 'I am God'
Woman tries to open cabin door mid-flight, screams 'I am God'

Boise police confirmed that officers responded to reports of an "unruly passenger" aboard the flight . She was later handed over to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare for further psychiatric evaluation. Smith added that he heard the woman rambling phrases such as "God has all the data", and "I don't have any data", as well as "We landed ...

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  • Sri Lanka declares state of emergency after communal violence
Sri Lanka declares state of emergency after communal violence

The government said it was imposing the state of emergency after police failed to curb violence in Kandy, where mobs of Sinhalese burned mosques, homes and businesses belonging to Muslims. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe also ordered an investigation into alleged police inaction in handling the clash. Muslims make up about 10% of Sri Lanka's...

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  • 'Dieselgate' sees Toyota gain in Europe
'Dieselgate' sees Toyota gain in Europe

Johan van Zyl, president and chief executive officer of Toyota Motor Europe told journalists: 'Toyota will stop selling diesel passenger cars in all European markets by the end of this year. Meanwhile sales of Toyota's hybrid models have risen sharply. In addition to the hybrid versions, the all-new Auris will offer a single conventional engine...

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  • South Korea says talking to U.S. about steel tariffs plan
South Korea says talking to U.S. about steel tariffs plan

China also condemned the move, with a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson saying: "If all countries followed the example of the United States, [it] will undoubtedly result in a serious impact on the worldwide trade order". Ms Malmström told the BBC: "We are looking at possibilities to retaliate, meaning we will also put taxes or tariffs on Uni...

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  • Vatican treasurer in Australian court for hearing on sex offence charges
Vatican treasurer in Australian court for hearing on sex offence charges

The court is expected to be closed to the media and the public for up to two weeks while complainants give evidence, which is standard in sexual offence committal hearings in Victoria. "A committal hearing has a similar goal to a Grand Jury hearing in the US", Gans explained. Pell's lawyers told the court last month that the allegations stemmed f...

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  • NATO Says Russian Warnings Against Allies
NATO Says Russian Warnings Against Allies "Unacceptable"

The United States has long accused Russian Federation of breaching the INF treaty and, while it is modernizing its own nuclear arsenal, says that it remains in compliance with the terms of the Cold War accord. Putin contended that he can not take action unless it goes "through official channels, not through the press or yelling and hollering in t...

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  • White House to highlight administration anti-opioid efforts
White House to highlight administration anti-opioid efforts

Indeed, the president said at the summit that he would be unveiling specific policies to tackle the drugs crisis in the coming weeks. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will also speak on a later panel, amid tension with the president following a tweet from Trump Thursday that described Sessions' actions as "disgraceful".

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  • AU strongly condemns attack in Burkina Faso
AU strongly condemns attack in Burkina Faso

Sawadogo said if the meeting had taken place in that room, "our army would have been beheaded". "Stay hidden where you are", the French Embassy wrote in a Facebook post Friday morning. Macron, who made a high-profile visit to Burkina Faso in November, said the attacks "illustrate once more the threat weighing on the entire Sahel region".

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  • Avalanche at California ski resort leaves 2 injured
Avalanche at California ski resort leaves 2 injured

A Placer County Sheriff spokeswoman said deputies responded to the resort around 2:15 p.m.to help out, but she was told everyone had escaped the avalanche. Police are continuing to investigate the death of a snowboarder found nearby at the resort, but the body was recovered before the avalanche hit, according to officials.

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  • What NASA's newest satellite means for weather forecasting
What NASA's newest satellite means for weather forecasting

ULA's current and heritage Atlas and Delta rockets have launched every GOES satellite, first launching in 1975. It's meant to boost cooperation between NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ( NOAA ) in forecasting, monitoring and responding to extreme weather events in the United States.

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  • DOJ Reviewing Oakland Mayor's Warning About Impending ICE Raid
DOJ Reviewing Oakland Mayor's Warning About Impending ICE Raid

ICE responded to Schaaf's warning with a brief statement . By Tuesday the agency confirmed it did indeed conduct an operation and blamed Schaaf for likely allowing many "targets" to slip away. "It is Oakland's legal right to be a sanctuary city ". "We believe our community is safer when families stay together", she stated. They're bringing drug...

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  • Axl Rose Calls First Lady Melania Trump 'Alleged Former Hooker'
Axl Rose Calls First Lady Melania Trump 'Alleged Former Hooker'

The EB-1 program is reserved for people such as academics, global business executives, Olympic athletes and award-winning actors who have shown "sustained national and worldwide acclaim, "the Washington Post reports ". Another immigration expert, Sarah Pierce of the Migration Policy Institute, said to meet the "extraordinary ability" category of ...

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  • Satellite images reveal new Iranian base in Syria
Satellite images reveal new Iranian base in Syria

According to the Fox report, the images show several tall silos, which could be used to store missiles . According to the Syrian outlet, the facility itself is a "training camp of the regime's Special Forces" and the buildings in question are not a missile warehouse, mosque, or dining hall but rather a garage for army vehicles.

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  • Turkish leader's on-stage interaction with sobbing girl draws fire
Turkish leader's on-stage interaction with sobbing girl draws fire

Mr. Erdogan kissed her on both cheeks, but by then she was in tears. Algeria's oil and gas company Sonatrach has agreed with Turkish firms Ronesans and Bayegan to build a petrochemical facility worth $1 billion in Turkey, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday.

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  • Israel detains 10 members of Nabi Saleh's Tamimi family, mostly minors
Israel detains 10 members of Nabi Saleh's Tamimi family, mostly minors

A top Israeli military official accused a celebrated Palestinian family of taking the world for a ride Monday, claiming that a teen suffered an injury from falling off a bike and not an IDF-fired rubber bullet, but medical records released by the family disprove the charges of chicanery.

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  • Billy Graham's body making 130-miles journey from mountains to Charlotte
Billy Graham's body making 130-miles journey from mountains to Charlotte

US President Donald Trump, who was a guest at Graham's 95 birthday celebration in Asheville, is expected to be present at the funeral. Thousands of mourners and well-wishers lined the streets in North Carolina Saturday to see a 10-car motorcade with a hearse carrying the body of the Rev.

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  • Afghanistan: 22 troopers die amid Taliban attack
Afghanistan: 22 troopers die amid Taliban attack

Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said the attack happened around 8:30 a.m. local time near the Kabul Green Zone, approximately one kilometer (about half a mile) away from where the US Embassy, NATO and other diplomatic compounds are located.

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