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LREM: Un attaché parlementaire nantais démissionne après une plainte pour agression sexuelle


Devenu assistant parlementaire de la députée nantaise Valérie Oppelt (LREM), il est visé par une plainte pour agression sexuelle, révèle le site Internet d'investigations Médiacités . Il faut respecter la présomption d'innocence. Il y a des accusations qui existent, c'est à lui de se défendre, a réagi la députée qu'il assistait, Valérie Oppelt. Lire la suite »

Teenage Girl 'Bound, Bashed And Burned' During 3 Day Ordeal At Logan


It's alleged she had been held against her will at the home since Monday. Det Insp Reid said there were other people in the home, including two children. "We have got their welfare in mind, in terms of whether they were exposed to any of this offending". "She'll be in a position to give us a statement later on today where she'll be able to outline exactly what occurred over the course of that three-day period", he said on Thursday. Lire la suite »

Train services resume after massive fire near Bandra station, one injured


Meanwhile, Central Railway has reportedly suspended CSMT-Andheri and CSMT-Bandra services, which may cause inconvenience to Harbour line commuters travelling on the route in the evening. According to the reports, the massive fire bore out at around 3 PM in the noon, and is still said to be uncontrollable. Bandra station is a crucial juncture point where Harbour and Western lines of Mumbai local train services converge. Lire la suite »

Google launches Android 8.1 developer preview


While the Beta Program issues these updates over the air, the developer preview is only compatible with the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel C, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 , and Pixel 2 XL, reports The Verge . This version of Android is expected to arrive first for Google's Pixel and Nexus devices followed by other Android carriers. It may be mentioned that most original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), including Samsung, Sony, HTC, LG and Huawei are yet to release the Android 8.0 Oreo update to ... Lire la suite »

L'Assemblée vote la hausse de la CSG après des débats animés

Les retraités aisés donneront un coup de pouce aux travailleurs confrontés au chômage et à la baisse du pouvoir d'achat. Au milieu: Gérald Darmanin . Sont visés les revenus supérieurs à 1 394 euros net par mois pour une personne seule de plus de 65 ans, et à 1 289 euros si elle a moins de 65 ans. Le ministre des Comptes publics Gérald Darmanin a fait valoir en commission que "tous ceux qui gagnent plus de 1.394 euros et moins de 2.500 euros verront leur taxe d'habitation diminuer largement". Lire la suite »

Catalan leader appeals to Spain's Senate


The senate is poised to approve measures on Friday to take away Catalonia's powers. In the senate, the central government is preparing to invoke the never-before-used Article 155 of the constitution which allows it to intervene in Catalonia. Lire la suite »

Dozens killed at Indonesia fireworks factory explosion

Firefighters were still battling the blaze in the mid-afternoon. "We don't know for sure the number of people who are still unaccounted for", Harry Kurniawan, Tangerang Kota police chief, told Kompas TV . "In total 47 people died". Pictures showed the fire had collapsed parts of the building, scorched nearby cars and sent plumes of black smoke into the air. Lire la suite »

Stringent consumer protection law on the cards: Modi


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that a new consumer protection law is being planned, with an aim to protect people. He said the Government is preparing to enact a new Consumer Protection Act which will strengthen the guidelines on misleading advertisements. Lire la suite »

Discours très attendu cet après-midi de Carles Puigdemont — Catalogne


Les étudiants se sont quant à eux donné rendez-vous jeudi à 12h00 (6h00 à Montréal) sur les campus de Barcelone , Girone, Lleida et Tarragone pour dire Non à l'article 155 et Oui à la République catalane. Par le passé, seul l'ancien colonel de la Garde civile espagnole Antonio Tejero, auteur du coup d'Etat manqué du 23 février 1981, avait écopé d'une peine de trente ans de prison pour "rebellion militaire". Lire la suite »

" "Un " procès pour l'exemple " — Turquie


Ce procès a renforcé les inquiétudes de la communauté internationale quant à l'érosion des libertés depuis la tentative de putsch, après laquelle plus de 50.000 personnes ont été arrêtées, dont des journalistes critiques et des membres de la société civile. Lire la suite »

Workplace, Facebook's Slack rival, adds desktop chat app


Workplace Chat has always been available via mobile apps and in the browser on a PC, but now there's a fully-fledged desktop app for PC and Mac, something which has been on the wish-list of many for a while now. It includes one-to-one or group chats, and also file sharing, plus screen sharing, the latter of which will be a definite boon in the business environment. Lire la suite »

Rohingya exodus continues, 604000 refugees reach Bangladesh since Aug 25

They have crossed land borders, rivers and treacherous seas to seek refuge in crowded camps in Bangladesh, itself a poor country struggling, along with global aid agencies, to cope with the influx. Sri Lanka has made a pledge of Dollars 50,000 to assist Rohingya refugees, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said. Lire la suite »

'6000-year-old skull likely of world's oldest tsunami victim'

An global team of anthropologists and environmental researchers recently analyzed a cracked prehistoric skull that belonged to a person who likely died in a tsunami some 6000 years ago. It's possible that the skull was buried before the tsunami hit, and the grave was ripped apart by the waters and the rest of the bones scattered. Dr Cochrane hopes this study can help start a conversation about how people adapt and thrive in coastal areas that are subject to tropical storms, earthquakes and ... Lire la suite »

L'armée lance l'assaut contre le dernier bastion de Daesh — Irak


En 2014, les jihadistes s'emparaient lors d'une percée fulgurante de près d'un tiers de l'Irak. Des combats à l'artillerie lourde opposaient jeudi combattants kurdes et forces gouvernementales dans le nord de l'Irak, en direction d'un poste-frontière vers la Turquie sur le tracé d'un important oléoduc, selon un correspondant de l'AFP sur place. Lire la suite »

Antonio Guterres attendu mardi à Bangui — Centrafrique


Il a plaidé un renforcement de 900 Casques bleus de la mission de l'ONU dans le pays, la Minusca , forte actuellement d'un peu plus de 12.500 hommes. Notamment ceux liés aux accusations d'agressions sexuelles de Casques bleus sur la population civile. Il sera accompagné de Jane Connors, avocate des droits des victimes de l'ONU . Lire la suite »

Four killed as train collides with military vehicle in horror crash


The train struck the vehicle at a crossing near Raseborg by a commuter train from Finland's state-owned VR railway company. A Finnish general said that three soldiers died. Finland's defence minister said the day "had started with grim news" and added: "I feel grief". "There were several people injured", The spokesperson for Finnish rail, Reima Roisko, said. Lire la suite »

Joe Biden refuses to rule out 2020 run at U.S. presidency


But he's decided that he's "not going to decide not to run". "I'm pretty good at diplomacy internationally and bringing people together, cutting through and settling things". He still had not made up his mind but during his weekly chats with Barack Obama, the former US president was said to have left an impression Biden should stay out of Clinton's way for the good of the Democratic Party. Lire la suite »

Jeff Sessions Stands Up for Student in Free Speech Lawsuit


In order to use the area, students must obtain authorization from administrators through a permit application. Shaw's lawsuit , filed a year ago, challenges the constitutionality of the school's policies which effectively restrict free expression on campus to a 616 square-foot "Free Speech Area". Lire la suite »

Legoland park to open north of New York City in 2020


Merlin also operates Legoland parks in California, Florida and several worldwide locations, including Japan and Dubai. Legoland New York is the first new major theme park in the North East of the U.S. The board granted a site plan, special use permit, and clearing and grading permit approval to Merlin for the project. But not all residents are welcoming the theme park with open arms. Lire la suite »