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December 16 Delhi gangrape: Timeline of how case unfolded since 2012

December 16 Delhi gangrape: Timeline of how case unfolded since 2012 December 19 , 2012: The gang rape and near-fatal beating of the 23-year-old student triggers outrage and anger across the country as people demand stringent and swift punishment against those attacking women, including a proposal to make rapists eligible for the death penalty.Meanwhile, the Delhi police detain fifth person, Akshay Thakur, in Bihar in connection with the rape and assault. [Full Article...]

Most senior Brexit official quits United Kingdom government

Most senior Brexit official quits United Kingdom government As the new secretary of state for exiting the European Union, Raab will now be in charge of leading negotiations for Britain's withdrawal from the EU. Brexit-backing lawmakers have been angered by May's plans, saying they will keep Britain too close to the European Union and limit its ability to strike new trade deals. [Full Article...]

Amir-Abollahian says Syrians will not allow Israel to control Syria

Amir-Abollahian says Syrians will not allow Israel to control Syria The base, where Iranian forces and Lebanese "Hezbollah" fighters are believed to be stationed, was repeatedly targeted in the past few months. An Israeli military spokeswoman said Israel does not comment on foreign reports. The Syrian government has repeatedly condemned the Israeli aggression and warned about its unsafe repercussions. In May, there was an unprecedented escalation between Israe... [Full Article...]

All attackers dead as Somali ministry siege ends

All attackers dead as Somali ministry siege ends At least 13 people were wounded on Saturday in a suicide auto bombing near Somalia's presidential palace and another blast outside a police station close by in the capital, the emergency services said. Another blast went off outside a police station nearby. The United States under the Trump administration has stepped up military efforts in Somalia, including dozens of drone strikes, against al... [Full Article...]

Iranian women are dancing to protest the arrest of a teenage Instagrammer

Maedeh Hojabri, 19, had posted about 300 videos on her account, many of which showed her dancing. I did not have any intention to encourage others doing the same I didn't work with a team, I received no training. A final Iranian Twitter user called out the gravity of the incident. Iranian police have said they plan to shut down similar accounts on Instagram, and the judiciary is considering bloc... [Full Article...]

White House close to refusing interview with Russian Federation investigation

White House close to refusing interview with Russian Federation investigation Interested in Russia Investigation? A factual basis? How about, as Todd noted, the president's own lawyers admitting that Trump " dictated " his son Donald Trump Jr.'s misleading statement about the now-infamous 2016 meeting between Donald Jr. [Full Article...]

Britain’s Brexit minister steps down in blow to May

The resignations came after May's Cabinet formally endorsed her plan for a "U.K. -E.U. free trade area" on Friday. The late-night resignation was praised by Brexit campaigners in May's Conservative Party, who felt her plan to press for the closest possible trading ties with the European Union had betrayed their desire for a clean break with the bloc. [Full Article...]

No 'reluctant conscript', Brexit minister quits in blow to May

No 'reluctant conscript', Brexit minister quits in blow to May His comments came after Andrea Jenkyns, who recently quit a Government role to campaign for Brexit , said she would vote against any such deal, adding "if the detail is as bad as were hearing, then I'm also prepared to put a letter into the [1922 Committee]". [Full Article...]

Iran executed eight terrorists who attacked the mausoleum of Khomeini

Iran executed eight terrorists who attacked the mausoleum of Khomeini The executed men were arrested in the aftermath of the June 2017 incidents in which attackers mounted simultaneous gun and suicide bomb assaults on Iran's parliament building and the tomb of the republic's revolutionary founder, state-run Press TV reported . [Full Article...]

Four Thai Boys have been rescued so far using buddy diving

Four Thai Boys have been rescued so far using buddy diving The story of the "Wild Boars" soccer team, who first ventured into the caves more than two weeks ago before flood waters trapped them inside, has gripped Thai and worldwide media. Up to 18 divers are taking part in the rescue mission, which could take two to four days, officials said. Reporting from Chiang Rai, Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler said it had started raining again on Sunday. [Full Article...]

10 killed, 73 injured after train derails in northwestern Turkey

10 killed, 73 injured after train derails in northwestern Turkey Over 100 ambulances have been sent to the scene, state-run TRT Haber television said TRT Haber said, quoting Health Ministry Undersecretary Eyup Gumus. "It was a awful accident", DHA quoted her as saying. Meanwhile, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was informed about the mishap by Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu and Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan over the ... [Full Article...]

After calling God 'stupid,' Duterte seeks collaboration with Bishops

After calling God 'stupid,' Duterte seeks collaboration with Bishops The dialogue between the two leaders was set after Mr. Duterte hurled scathing remarks against the Catholic Church, even calling God "stupid" and questioning the creation theory in the Bible. "He has always been like that (firebrand) but. not in the same way that he is attacking the Catholic church now". The CBCP is also expected to issue a pastoral letter on the said matters at the end of their... [Full Article...]

`Angry Trump Baby` will soar high during United States president`s UK visit

`Angry Trump Baby` will soar high during United States president`s UK visit Campaigners raised nearly £18,000 to pay for the inflatable, which they said reflects Mr Trump's character as an "angry baby with a fragile ego and tiny hands". He continued: "Apparently, Trump Baby is merely "art" and therefore not a legitimate applicant to protest outside the seat of our democracy". While Khan himself didn't sign the petition, the opinions he's shared about the US president ... [Full Article...]

Turkey sacks 18,500 staff before expected end of coup emergency

Turkey sacks 18,500 staff before expected end of coup emergency Mr Erdogan has overseen a series of purges since the July 2016 attempted coup, which saw parts of the Turkish military launch an operation to topple the government and oust its leader. Turkey accuses USA -based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen and what the authorities call the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization ( FETÖ ) of orchestrating the attempted coup. [Full Article...]

At least 21 dead, dozens missing after tourist boat sinks in Thailand

At least 21 dead, dozens missing after tourist boat sinks in Thailand Authorities have confirmed 41 deaths and said 15 people remained missing. Most of the passengers onboard the yacht have been rescued but two are still missing, the department said. "We aim to find the missing as soon as possible, as well as provide assistance to the injured, and family members of those involved, as well as help them make preparations for the next step", he said. [Full Article...]

UK's Brexit Secretary David Davis has resigned

UK's Brexit Secretary David Davis has resigned Brexit Secretary David Davis reportedly resigned after a meeting with U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May that frustrated him, according to Reuters . He added he would "listen to what the Prime Minister has got to say on Monday evening at the 1922 Committee " before deciding what action to take. [Full Article...]

Trump to meet worried NATO heads, then Putin

Trump to meet worried NATO heads, then Putin Wess Mitchell, assistant US secretary of state for European affairs, told diplomats and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation officials in a recent speech in Brussels that Trump was taking a new approach to problems that have festered for years, such as the Middle East peace process - even if it means going it alone. [Full Article...]

Paul Manafort asks for trial to be moved to Roanoke

Paul Manafort asks for trial to be moved to Roanoke Trump tweeted in protest of Manafort's sentence last month. Prosecutors argue that Manafort's attempts to contact potential witnesses in his case and influence their testimony are unsafe, the prosecutors argued. They also claimed separately that investigators including Andrew Weissmann, who now leads the trial team at the Special Counsel's Office, had guided Associated Press journalists in their... [Full Article...]

In blow to May, Britain's top Brexit official, David Davis, quits post

In blow to May, Britain's top Brexit official, David Davis, quits post I said on Thursday that David Davis had serious reservations about a Brexit plan which - although he is the Brexit Secretary - he felt he had too little role in drafting. Brexiteer Cabinet minister Michael Gove admitted the plan was not everything he had hoped for, but he was a "realist" and the Prime Minister's lack of a Commons majority meant the "parliamentary arithmetic" was a factor in ... [Full Article...]

Anne Frank's family tried in vain to flee to the US

Anne Frank's family tried in vain to flee to the US Eventually, they went into hiding from the Nazis in Amsterdam on July 6, 1942 - exactly 76 years ago. Otto Frank started anew to collect the paperwork needed for their visas and even asked his friend in the USA for help to speed the process but once again, the war intervened and his effort was interrupted. [Full Article...]


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