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India’s top court grants equal rights to women in army

India’s top court grants equal rights to women in army

The top court said despite there being no stay on the 2010 Delhi High Court verdict allowing grant of permanent commission to women officers, the Centre showed scant regard in implementing the direc...

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European Union agrees naval mission to stop Libya arms flow

European Union agrees naval mission to stop Libya arms flow

Countering critcis, especially Italy and Austria, that the operation could turn into a rescue mission, Borrell promised the ships would be withdrawn if they became "a pull factor" that encouraged peop...

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United Nations secretary-general urges Pakistan, India to show restraint along LoC

United Nations secretary-general urges Pakistan, India to show restraint along LoC

Guterres arrived in Pakistan on Sunday and during his visit will attend an worldwide conference on Afghan refugees and visit the Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib. USA and Taliban negotiators last week agreed...

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Slams De Klerk

Slams De Klerk "denial of apartheid a crime against humanity"

Briefly.co.za learned that the EFF had demanded that De Klerk leave the State of the Nation Address on Thursday over comments he made in an interview denying that Apartheid was a crime. "The parliamen...

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Britain in talks with China over construction of HS2 high-speed link

Britain in talks with China over construction of HS2 high-speed link

However Mr Shapps said there had been no contact between CRCC and the Department for Transport. Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat warned that letting CRCC build HS2 would be "extremely questionable". "T...

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Mississippi Braces For Flooding Amid Cresting River

Mississippi Braces For Flooding Amid Cresting River

A near-record rainy winter has forced authorities to release water from swollen reservoirs, potentially worsening the flooding for those living downstream. "We live by a river, it's the river city so ...

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Oldham MP denied entry into India whilst going to visit family

Oldham MP denied entry into India whilst going to visit family

India today turned away a woman British parliamentarian critical of Kashmir from the airport here on grounds that she was not in possession of a valid visa. "The immigration officer looked at his scre...

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Russian artist, partner held over tape that sank Macron ally

Russian artist, partner held over tape that sank Macron ally

By claiming responsibility for the leaking of the sex videos, Pavlensky denounced the "great hypocrisy, quot; of Griveaux, a married father of three children who put the family at the forefront of his...

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Woman Breaks Out Of Coronavirus Quarantine, Posts Escape On Instagram

Woman Breaks Out Of Coronavirus Quarantine, Posts Escape On Instagram

Passengers on the two flights landed either at Joint Base San Antonio in Texas or at Travis Air Force Base in Solano County, California, roughly 60 miles northeast of San Francisco. The virus emerged ...

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Sanders targets Bloomberg spending at Colorado rally

Sanders targets Bloomberg spending at Colorado rally

Bloomberg, and that is the American people are sick and exhausted of billionaires buying elections", he added to applause, The Hill reported. Sanders pointed out that while Bloomberg was spending mo...

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Pelosi warns NATO allies against using Huawei

Pelosi warns NATO allies against using Huawei

Pelosi mentioned autocracy in China can make Huawei a danger to Western countries as they prepare to establish 5G telecom networks. Esper accused China of carrying out commercial and military expa...

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Hong Kong armed gang steals toilet rolls as coronavirus panic-buying spreads

Hong Kong armed gang steals toilet rolls as coronavirus panic-buying spreads

One of the crates was only half stacked. The virus, also known as Covid-19, has infected more than 71,000 people globally, with 57 confirmed cases in Hong Kong. People queue up to buy face masks in ...

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Aussie fireman who told PM to 'get f***ed' keeps job

Aussie fireman who told PM to 'get f***ed' keeps job

Paul Parker joined The Project on Monday. "And I'm pleased about that", the PM said. Sky News contributor Daisy Cousens says while intense criticism has been aimed at Prime Minister Scott Morriso...

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Would an Alabama Bill Require Men Over 50 to Get Vasectomies?

Would an Alabama Bill Require Men Over 50 to Get Vasectomies?

Representative Rolanda Hollis, a Democrat from Birmingham, proposed a law that would require men to obtain a vasectomy within one month of their 50th birthday or the birth of their third biological ...

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Storm Dennis wreaks havoc in the United Kingdom

Storm Dennis wreaks havoc in the United Kingdom

John Curtin, the executive director of flood and coastal risk management at the Environment Agency, said in a tweet that at one point during the day, England had the most flood warnings and lower-leve...

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Chancellor of the Exchequer appointed

Chancellor of the Exchequer appointed

Markets interpreted the move as a sign that higher spending could be on the way under a more pliant chancellor, with Johnson pushing for big infrastructure outlay to address economic imbalances and pa...

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Coronavirus: Evacuation plan for Aussie Diamond Princess cruise passengers

The woman on the ship will be transferred to a hospital and receive treatment, the Russian Embassy in Japan said in its Facebook posting. More than 350 travelers onboard the Diamond Princess have ac...

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Trump thanks Erdogan for averting catastrophe in Idlib

Trump thanks Erdogan for averting catastrophe in Idlib

However, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Syrian forces must bring to an end indiscriminate bombing of civilians. Ankara has also called for an end to the Syrian government offensive. Mo...

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Ghost Ship Runs Aground Off The Cork Coast

Ghost Ship Runs Aground Off The Cork Coast

The Irish Coast Guard's Twitter account posted video recorded from its Rescue 117 helicopter based in Waterford which was tasked to the location. In October 2018, the US Coast Guard rescued the ...

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US Senate passes resolution limiting president's military power

US Senate passes resolution limiting president's military power

Bill Cassidy of Louisiana. In the past few weeks, he has been asking over and over again one question he wants Democratic candidates for president to answer: What if they win and President Donald T...

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More than 1100 ex-Justice Department officials call for Barr's resignation

More than 1100 ex-Justice Department officials call for Barr's resignation

Stone "is pretty good at bad decisions", Kennedy said, but he added that Trump's remarks put Barr in "an awkward spot", and Barr did not compromise his integrity by intervening in the case. He said o...

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Japan confirms 99 more cases of new virus on cruise ship

Japan confirms 99 more cases of new virus on cruise ship

The US Departments of State and Health and Human Services announced that 14 of the passengers tested positive for the virus during the evacuation process. And about 5% of patients have critical disea...

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USTR raises tariffs on European aircraft amid subsidies-row

USTR raises tariffs on European aircraft amid subsidies-row

Since October 2019, the tariff was set at 10 percent. On Oct 18 previous year, Washington imposed the original 10 per cent duties on Airbus aircraft and 25 per cent tariffs on a range of European co...

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United Kingdom issues severe flood warnings; storm injures 9 in Germany

United Kingdom issues severe flood warnings; storm injures 9 in Germany

A tweet from the Ystradgynlais neighbourhood policing team said: "A male has fallen into the river at #Ystradgynlais at approximately 10am this morning and has sadly be (en) found deceased further alo...

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Search to resume Monday for boy, 9, at Peacock Point

Search to resume Monday for boy, 9, at Peacock Point

The police say two boys - an eight-year-old and nine-year-old - were on the ice edge when a wave swept them into the water. An OPP helicopter and Joint Rescue Coordination Centre had been assisting ...

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WHO chief praises China's virus fight, urges more from world

WHO chief praises China's virus fight, urges more from world

It is so sad that after doing its best, China has not succeed in controlling the deadly coronavirus, which is an alarming situation not only for this country but also for the whole world ("Virus shows...

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Iran's Rouhani says Tehran will never talk to USA under pressure

Iran's Rouhani says Tehran will never talk to USA under pressure

Trump repeatedly railed against the deal on the election trail and, as president, pulled the US out of the agreement, which saw Iran giving up nuclear capabilities for relief from previously imposed ...

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US, Europe clash over Washingtons global retreat

US, Europe clash over Washingtons global retreat

Wang mentioned. But Macron pushed back, complaining about "a weakening of the West". "We can not be the United States' junior partner", he added. "We have an obligation to get security right her...

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South Sudan rebels reject President Salva Kiir's peace compromise

South Sudan rebels reject President Salva Kiir's peace compromise

President Kiir has previously dared those calling for withdrawal of the decree to go to the states and tell the communities to return to the 10 pre-Independence states. "After a thorough deliberation ...

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Storm Dennis: Monday latest

British Airways and easyJet confirmed they had grounded flights, with footage posted online showing a massive Airbus A380 jet being blown about as it attempted to land. Later in the day, the alert was...

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Taiwan reports its first coronavirus death

Taiwan reports its first coronavirus death

Japan, the Philippines, Hong Kong, France and Taiwan have each reported one death. The man developed a cough on January 27, sought treatment for difficulty breathing on February 3 and was diagnose...

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Nancy Pelosi Says Joe Biden Could Still Win Presidency

Nancy Pelosi Says Joe Biden Could Still Win Presidency

He continued: "If any of my supporters did that, I'd disown them ...flat disown them". "There are still race [s] ahead that are much more representative of the country". Former Vice President Joe Bid...

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Hubei bans vehicle traffic to curb spread of coronavirus

Hubei bans vehicle traffic to curb spread of coronavirus

The total number of confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland now stands at 70,548 and the cumulative death toll is 1,770. Hubei's newly installed provincial leader, Ying Yong, instructed the province...

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First coronavirus death in Europe reported in France

First coronavirus death in Europe reported in France

She had arrived in France in January and was kept in quarantine in a hospital since January 5. The joint team, composed of 12 global members and their 12 Chinese counterparts, will seek more details...

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Who is Mexico's president? Ummm... say Democratic candidates

Who is Mexico's president? Ummm... say Democratic candidates

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders addressed the audience via video. Those early states, Iowa and New Hampshire, are small and predominantly white. The state will be the third to weigh in on the Democrat...

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