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SC seeks Centre's views on practices of polygamy, 'nikah halala'

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Nikah halala allows a woman to go back to her former husband but only after she marries another man and divorces him after consummating the marriage. The petitioner, who herself claimed to be a victim of such practices, has alleged that her husband and his family used to torture her for want of more dowry and she was ousted from the matrimonial home twice. Read More »

Zuma court date set

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The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) on Thursday said it would seek to prosecute Mr. Zuma on 16 charges, including fraud, racketeering, corruption and money laundering. Schabir Shaikh, his former financial adviser, was found guilty and jailed in 2005 for trying to solicit bribes for Mr. Zuma from a French arms company. Read More »

Man beats wife in public following panchayat's diktat

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Mayer would also allow the men to photograph the children naked and would inject them with meth to keep them awake, a confidential informant told police. Her husband pauses only briefly to take off his jacket before completing his merciless assault. Not only did the woman receive severe physical punishment, but she was also reportedly molested by a group of men after she collapsed from her injuries. Read More »

Mofaz: Bolton tried to persuade me to attack Iran

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Former Israeli defense minister Shaul Mofaz said that John Bolton, who briefly served as Washington's ambassador to the United Nations from 2005 to 2006, tried to persuade him that Israel should attack Iran. "Iran today is also already on the borders of Israel - in Syria and Lebanon". "Iran is seeking a nuclear weapon, which, in its view, will give it strategic immunity". Read More »

Man held after police officer slashed with sword in Manchester

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Footage of him apparently lashing out at two officers has emerged online. One eyewitness described seeing a man arrested on Upper Chorlton Road who had been "attacking the police" and carrying a metre-long sword. It was pretty fearless of them to engage with him. According to the British newspaper, the Independent newspaper reported that the 23-year-old Wenger was arrested after the incident, explaining that the police were summoned on Sunday evening after reports of a man using a weapon ... Read More »

Chelsea Receive Injury Boost For Tottenham Hotspur Meeting

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The former Atletico Madrid stopper has made no secret of his desire to one day return to La Liga and Zinedine Zidane views the Belgian as a viable target to be next season's No 1 at the Bernabeu. However, the Belgian admitted he was not blameless, conceding: "I have often played against Messi and it was not the first time he scored with a shot between my legs". Read More »

Sampaoli tests his XI against Spain: Messi set to start

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Italy , looking to rebuild after their failure to qualify for Russian Federation 2018, threatened only in flashes and their best player was arguably veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon . They were spectating alongside thousands who will have been disappointed not to see Manchester City's all-time top goalscorer and the greatest player of all-time. Read More »

Delhi Government To Take Development To Every House: Arvind Kejriwal

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In the status report, the AAP government scored 73 for itself. In the past, the AAP government has presented an " education and health budget' and "outcome budget". Sisodia also declared that 50 per cent concession will be given in registration of CNG cars and solar panels will be installed over 16 km cycle track. Read More »

Nigerian police: Boko Haram to free 1 more kidnapped girl

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The 105 girls, covered head to toe in burkas, arrived aboard five buses in the town of Dapchi, in Yobe state, where they were greeted by their parents at the boarding school from where they were snatched on February 19. He said too much security presence could sabotage the efforts. "By the time I fly (in a helicopter) there, they will think I'm trying to break the arrangements and that is why I had to postpone the visit to Dapchi". Read More »

Baseball falls to UM in final game of weekend series

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Six Purple Tiger errors did the damage. After a day off due to winter-like weather conditions in Lexington, Kentucky, on Saturday, No. 6 Auburn split Sunday's pair of seven-inning games with No. The senior first baseman went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double and four runs batted in. Nunnelley went one and one-third innings, allowing just one hit and striking out one. Read More »

Netanyahu now plans 'shorter' flights to Mumbai

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The Israeli Prime Minister also said, "The goal, which I hope to achieve, is that the next flight or flights, will be direct flights from Mumbai to Tel Aviv in five hours, which is less than the time between Tel Aviv and London". It remains unclear whether Netanyahu has a diplomatic card up his sleeve on this matter, which might permit El Al to fly over Saudi Arabia. Egypt and Jordan are the only two Arab countries to have peace treaties with the country. Read More »

Google Doodle commemorates 45 years of Chipko movement

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Earliest instance of such incident dates back to 1730 AD, when people from the khejarli village of Rajasthan, exactly 363 people from the Bishnoi community gave their lives to save trees from being ravaged. Women, being exclusively in charge of cultivation, livestock and children, suffered the most due to floods and landslides, caused due to rise in deforestation in the face of urbanisation. Read More »

GOP Rep. Won't Seek Re-Election After Pennsylvania Redraws Districts

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The ruling comes after eight Republican state lawmakers in the state attempted to block the new map, which the Pennsylvania Supreme Court got rid of after determining its congressional districts were drawn to unfairly benefit Republicans. Before Costello's decision, the Cook Political Report rated the 6th District a "toss-up", and the congressman had called on state legislators to impeach the judges who drew the new map. Read More »

White House Readies Tariffs On China

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It urged Washington to negotiate a settlement but set no deadline. Kennedy said a deal to cut China's $ 375 billion U.S. goods trade surplus by $100 billion is far easier to achieve with additional purchases of U.S. In recent years, the largest U.S. services exports to China have been in travel, with Chinese visitors to the United States a major component counted under services. Read More »

Parents Beat Teen Who Refused Arranged Marriage, Cops Say

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Al Hishmawi was placed under Child Protective Services custody along with her five siblings, who are between the ages 5 and 15. According to authorities the parents beat her with broomsticks and poured hot oil on her. The FBI is investigating the case. Authorities, who speculated that she returned to the Middle East, called on the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help them navigate language and cultural barriers surrounding the young girl's disappearance. Read More »

First Alert Forecast: Cloudy, damp, breezy, chilly and raw

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Tuesday will feature clear and sunny skies, light winds, and highs will hover around the 50 degree mark, according to Cameron. However, coming into Monday evening and overnight we will be tracking showers returning once more. It will remain cool the next couple of days, with highs in the 50s and lows near freezing. We will have a better idea close to Wednesday . Forecast models are also showing a second wave of rain moving in Friday , and ending on Saturday as a few mountain snow ... Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg takes out full-page newspaper ads to say 'sorry'

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A spokeswoman told the Associated Press that Facebook uses the information to rank contacts in Messenger so they are easier to find, and to suggest people to call. The computer servers that store users' photos and other data in the US. You may have heard about a quiz app built by a university researcher that leaked Facebook data of millions of people in 2014. Read More »

Aust 'criticises' U.S. steel tariffs at WTO

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Han didn't mention Trump by name but other Chinese officials have said Beijing is ready to defend its interests after the U.S. president approved possible higher tariffs on Chinese goods in a dispute over its technology policy. It will be Trump's first trade action directly aimed at China, which he has blamed for the hollowing out of the American manufacturing sector and the loss of USA jobs. Read More »

Lawmakers advance bill expanding medical marijuana program in NJ

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The 11-county Southwest medical marijuana region includes Allegheny, Westmoreland, Armstrong, Butler and Beaver counties. Chicago marijuana for recreational use could become a reality, if the state goes along, after 68 percent of voters in Cook County said yes to its legalization in a nonbinding referendum on Tuesday's primary election day ballot. Read More »

After March for Our Lives, students and senators take aim at NRA

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In a statement to ABC News before the event, Clooney wrote, "Amal and I are so inspired by the courage and eloquence of these young men and women from Stoneman Douglas High School ". Others came to show support for today's teens. "A murderer should not have been able to enter the hallway and shoot through the window of our classroom", she said. Read More »

Iowa family found dead inside vacation condo in Mexico

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Immediate family members went to the Creston Police Department early Friday to report the family missing, police said. Provincial police in Quintana Roo broke into the family's condo in the Bahia Principe tourist complex and found all four members of the family dead, and their bodies in a state of decomposition. Read More »

Italy, Insigne: "We caused Argentina problems"

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Messi at training in the Etihad Campus. Ahead of a busy end to the domestic season and then the World Cup, five-time Ballon d'Or victor Messi wasn't going to risk aggravating his injury. "It's not easy to find someone able to do a ideal job, and we need to see what we have to do to build a team capable of qualifying for Euro 2020", said Costacurta. Read More »

Four Texas Tech football players arrested on criminal charges

Taylor, Duffey, Williams and Shorts are all members of the Texas Tech football team. "We are still looking into the matter at this time". In total, 10 were arrested in the incident that left Smith injured with a dog bite. Shorts and Smith face charges of disorderly conduct. The DT reached out to Tech Athletics for comment but has yet to receive a response. Duffey was booked at Lubbock County Detention Center at 4:15 a.m. Read More »

Rugby, Six Nations: Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale named best player

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Stockdale, who was named as Six Nations Player of the Championship , having scored seven tries in five outings, will start on the left wing, with Henderson selected in the back row. It's an absolute honour to win the NatWest player of the championship. "Thank you to everyone who voted and for all the fans who gave us so much support throughout the championship". Read More »

Orange snow blankets parts of Russian Federation

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Scientists from the Sochi Centre of Hydrometeorology and Monitoring of the Black and Azov Seas arrived to test the unusual snow yesterday. Don't eat the yellow snow, as they say. And another wrote: 'Martian landscape, Apocalypse Now'. Cities around Russia , Ukraine, Bulgaria and Romania have all reported the freaky orange snow phenomenon, videos of which have quickly gone viral. Read More »

Facebook uses newspaper ads to apologize for Cambridge Analytica scandal

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British regulators finished searching the offices of Cambridge Analytica, the firm at the centre of a Facebook data scandal, before dawn on Saturday and said they would examine the evidence before considering "next steps". Brian Acton, the co-founder of WhatsApp, which was acquired by Facebook four years ago for $19 billion, has joined the cause. "This was a breach of trust, and I'm sorry we didn't do more at the time ". Read More »

Killer Mike Continues to Defend Gun Ownership in NRA Interview

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Part two of the video reiterated that his objective for the NRA appearance was to "help the conversation" about African American gun ownership. We are a family where my sister farms. It was published on the day of the March for Our Lives rally protesting gun violence in schools in Washington, D.C. and throughout the country. "In real life, depending on where you live, you're not gonna have the time to try to logic your way out of something". Read More »

China threatens retaliatory tariffs on U.S. products

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On Thursday, China's ambassador to the USA warned Trump the Asian nation would return fire on tariffs the US president announced, saying the American middle class would pay the price. Though Trump ultimately follows his own instincts, Bolton "will have a sort of influence on Trump's foreign diplomacy because they share a similar view on matters such as ideology, threats to USA national security and values", said Yu Wanli, professor at the Peking University's School of International Relations ... Read More »