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World Trump reverses elephant trophy decision, keeps ban
Author: 0 Trump reverses elephant trophy decision, keeps ban

Though the change has been delayed until further notice, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will allow hunters to bring so-called elephant trophies from Zambia and Zimbabwe into the U.S. should support a permanent ban. The agency said that well-regulated sport hunting as part of a management plan can provide local incentives for conservation and raise money for conservation efforts.

World Gujarat elections 2017: BJP releases second list of 36 candidates
Author: 0 Gujarat elections 2017: BJP releases second list of 36 candidates

The list of 36 candidates includes 19 new faces, while the rest, including those defeated in the 2012 elections , are repeat candidates, reported news agency IANS. The Congress list has been delayed and may be out only on Sunday as the party sources said some problems with the Hardik Patel group as its leaders camping in Delhi felt slighted at no Congress leader talking to them, not even taking their phone calls.

World Fort Hood leads with most sexual assaults reported in US Army posts
Author: 0 Fort Hood leads with most sexual assaults reported in US Army posts

Cherry Point had 49 total reports in 2015 before that number dropped to 27 in 2016. The Pentagon disclosed data on Friday that revealed the number of sexual assault cases broken down by each military base. The information released shows a growing number of reported sexual assaults at Colorado Springs military installations. The numbers appeared in a first-ever base-by-base analysis of non-domestic-abuse sexual assault allegations.

World Huge fire rips through block of flats in NY
Author: 0 Huge fire rips through block of flats in NY

More than 250 firefighters responded to the scene where high winds made the fire more hard to put out. No injuries have been reported. Thick smoke and orange flames from the fire could be seen pouring through the building's roof. No injuries have been reported as of yet and it is unclear how many people were inside the building when the blaze started. Other structures across the street from the fire drenched building have been evacuated, while those buildings are also feared to be at risk ...

World Palestinian children injured in settlers attack on Hebron
Author: 0 Palestinian children injured in settlers attack on Hebron

The young man was accused of ramming his auto towards two Israeli settlers at Efrat Junction and then at Gush Etzion Junction, in the south of occupied Bethlehem. The Palestinian was identified as Ezzedin Karaja, 17, from Hebron-district town of Halhul in the southern West Bank. "After assessing the situation, army forces imposed a total siege on Halhoul", the statement read , adding that members of the alleged attacker's family had since been summoned for questioning.

World Turkey withdraws troops from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation drills in Norway
Author: 0 Turkey withdraws troops from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation drills in Norway

In a statement issued on Friday, NATO's Jens Stoltenberg said: "I apologise for the offence that has been caused". The 40 Turkish soldiers participating in a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation drill in Norway were withdrawn after authorities were notified that Turkey's founder and first president, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, and current President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan were both depicted as "enemies".

World Mistrial Declared in Menendez Trial After Several Days of Jury Deadlock
Author: 0 Mistrial Declared in Menendez Trial After Several Days of Jury Deadlock

Salomon Melgen . Bob Menendez , D-N.J., after the jury indicated it was deadlocked on all counts. Fraud carries the most serious maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. The bribery trial of New Jersey Sen. Newark Federal Court Judge Williams Walls announced the mistrial shortly after 1 p.m. following the second jury note in four days announcing the panel was at an impasse.

World Signal Fault Causes MRT Train Accident in Singapore
Author: 0 Signal Fault Causes MRT Train Accident in Singapore

A faulty train was stalled at the Joo Koon station at 8:18 AM. At 8.19am, a second train stopped behind the first faulty train, but a minute later, the second train moved forward unexpectedly and came into contact with the first train. The train then arrived at Joo Koon station without the feature. The Tuas West Extension , consisting of Gul Circle, Tuas Crescent, Tuas West Road and Tuas Link stations, will continue to be suspended until Sunday.

World Chinese envoy heads to North Korea for rare talks
Author: 0 Chinese envoy heads to North Korea for rare talks

The statement from foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang Thursday appeared to contradict President Donald Trump's remarks Wednesday that the USA and China agreed that North Korea can not just freeze its nuclear weapons program in exchange for benefits.

World White nationalist Richard Spencer loses Twitter verification
Author: 0 White nationalist Richard Spencer loses Twitter verification

The Guardian reports that verification revocation stems from accounts that are " promoting hate and/or violence " and " inciting or engaging in harassment of others ". Robinson, the ex-EDL leader and outspoken critic of Islam, told HuffPost UK the move was a "blatant attack on free speech". " Twitter has changed their verification policy just to be able to censor me ", Kessler lamented.

World Anti-Trump truck window decal causes controversy for sheriff
Author: 0 Anti-Trump truck window decal causes controversy for sheriff

The owner of the truck was soon revealed to be Karen Forsenca, a mother of 12 (!) who adamantly refuses to alter her vehicle. "Our Prosecutor has informed us she would accept Disorderly Conduct charges regarding it, but I feel we could come to an agreement regarding a modification".

World Lebanon's president: Saudi Arabia is detaining PM
Author: 0 Lebanon's president: Saudi Arabia is detaining PM

There were rumours that Hariri, who is a Saudi citizen and grew up in the kingdom, had been detained along with dozens of Saudis in what Riyadh says is an anti-corruption campaign. "No decision can be made on a resignation from overseas", Aoun added. "I want to reiterate that I am very, very well and I will return if God wills it to the beloved Lebanon just as I promised".

World Russian Federation says didn't promise withdrawal of pro-Iranian forces from Syria
Author: 0 Russian Federation says didn't promise withdrawal of pro-Iranian forces from Syria

Israeli daily Haaretz reported that in their meetings the United States officials will address Iran's influence and the situation in southern Syria. Israel media published on Monday that IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot traveled secretly to Brussels and convened with US General Curtis Scaparrotti to discuss Iranian acts in the Middle East, generally, and Syria, specifically.

World California launch of new U.S. weather satellite postponed
Author: 0 California launch of new U.S. weather satellite postponed

Steve Toner, vice president of Northrop Grumman's Overhead Persistent Infrared and Azusa Programs business unit. The first ATMS was completed in 2005 and has been integrated on the NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) satellite, which is scheduled to launch in October.

World Numbers vital in getting gay marriage across the line
Author: 0 Numbers vital in getting gay marriage across the line

Liberal senator James Paterson has revealed the details of a marriage equality bill he has been working on, with the support of conservative politicians who opposed the reform, which would allow gay couples to marry while also inserting broad exemptions to anti-discrimination law to allow businesses to refuse service to same sex weddings.

World Rescue efforts end after deadly Iran quake
Author: 0 Rescue efforts end after deadly Iran quake

The epicentre lay 30km (18 miles) south of Halabja in Iraq , but nearly all of the casualties occurred in Iran's Kurdish heartland, in the country's marginalised north-west. A woman sits on the debris on the quake site in Sarpol-e-Zahab in western Iran. "We need water, we need food, like bread, and we need blankets". He added that "psychological support teams" had been sent to these areas.

World Possible military coup in Zimbabwe, as tanks roll towards Robert Mugabe's capital
Author: 0 Possible military coup in Zimbabwe, as tanks roll towards Robert Mugabe's capital

Mugabe's 37 years in power has been anchored by support from the military, which has always said it will not back anyone for president who did not fight in the liberation war. "We must remind those behind the current treacherous shenanigans that when it comes to matters of protecting our revolution, the military will not hesitate to step in", Chiwenga said in a statement read to reporters at the army headquarters.

World Australian authorities destroy makeshift shelters on Manus Island
Author: 0 Australian authorities destroy makeshift shelters on Manus Island

Asked about reports that Papua New Guinean authorities will soon remove the men from the centre, Ms Ardern said she would once again raise her country's offer to take refugees from Manus Island with Mr Turnbull. The Manus centre is one of a number of offshore detention sites set up the Australian government as a means of deterring "boat people" from heading to the country.

World FBI Statistics Show Hate Crimes Rise in Minnesota in 2016
Author: 0 FBI Statistics Show Hate Crimes Rise in Minnesota in 2016

San Francisco reported 28 hate crimes in 2015 to 37 hate crimes in 2016 and San Jose reported six to 19 in the same time period. Excluding a handful of "multiple bias" incidents, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said 57.5 percent of all incidents past year were based on hate related to race, ethnicity or ancestry.

World 16 killed, 7 missing in boat capsize near Vijayawada; govt announces compensation
Author: 0 16 killed, 7 missing in boat capsize near Vijayawada; govt announces compensation

The boat with around 38 persons was heading to the Pavitra Sangamam Ferry ghat near Ibrahimpatnam. More than 16 people were killed when the boat in which they were travelling capsized at Pavithra Sanghamam near Vijayawada. Local media reports suggested the boat was overloaded with passengers and the buoyancy of water changed leading to the disaster. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu expressed his grief over the incident, and asked the District Collector and police authorities to take the ...

World Yemen Says Saudi-Led Coalition to Allow Commercial Flights
Author: 0 Yemen Says Saudi-Led Coalition to Allow Commercial Flights

Warplanes continued to circle in the skies above Sanaa after the strikes, witnesses said. There was no word of any casualties. The Saudi-led military coalition carried out two air strikes on the defence ministry in Yemen´s rebel-held capital Sanaa late Friday, witnesses said, cited by AFP.

World 20+ kids hurt after stairwell collapses at California paint ball facility
Author: 0 20+ kids hurt after stairwell collapses at California paint ball facility

Twenty-one children and two adults were hospitalized. One child may have suffered a moderate spinal cord injury because of the way he fell and another child may have a moderate head injury, according to San Diego Fire Department officials. Many parents were probably using a Groupon that had been offered for the event. A stairwell collapsed at an indoor gym in Barrio Logan , San Diego.