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PHL delegation off to Geneva for United Nations human rights review

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Surprisingly for India, several countries asked it to review FCRA to defend human rights activists. The assessment aims to determine whether a member state respects its human rights obligations in accordance with the UN Charter, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, human rights instruments/treaties ratified by the state, voluntary pledges and commitments made by the state, and applicable worldwide humanitarian law. Read More »

Christian governor of Jakarta gets 2 years in jail for blasphemy

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One judge, Dwiarso Budi Santiarto, told the court after passing the unexpectedly harsh sentence: 'As part of a religious society, the defendant should be careful to not use words with negative connotations regarding the symbols of religions , including the religion of the defendant himself'. Read More »

Deshaun Watson signs contract with Houston Texans

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There is no fifth-year option for Cunningham. The contract with Houston is reportedly worth $13.854 million, with a signing bonus of $8.215 million, per Kevin Patra of Around the NFL. Watson's going to have a chance to compete with Tom Savage for the starting job this year, though they'd probably prefer to give him time to develop. Read More »

Former AG: White House was warned about Flynn

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates, who was sacked by Trump in January, also testified in front of the senate Monday. The hearing was mainly focused on former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's connections to Russian Federation and allegations against Moscow meddling with the presidential elections in 2016. Read More »

Senator cites fee she says FBI paid for hacking tool

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Department of Justice. The FBI and Apple got into a major stoush early previous year when Apple refused to help the agency break into the iPhone in question, and the matter went to court. Last year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Apple were embroiled in a short but fierce legal battle over the company's refusal to unlock the phone of the San Bernardino terrorist, who in December 2015 killed 14 people and injured more than a dozen others in the California city. Read More »

Trump cries censorship after major networks refuse to run campaign ad

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President Donald Trump's campaign took aim at major TV networks Friday for refusing to air a controversial advertisement touting his first 100 days in office, accusing the networks of "setting a chilling precedent against free speech". On Thursday, Mrs. Trump also appeared on Fox News' Hannity , which ran the full ad during the program, where she decried CNN's decision to not run the ad as "really sad". Read More »

Turkey sacks 107 judges, prosecutors over links to failed coup

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The Turkish president has said he will ask Trump in person to extradite Gulen. Some 47,000 people have been arrested under the state of emergency imposed after the coup, while tens of thousands more have lost their jobs. At a meeting with his USA counterpart, Jeff Sessions, in Washington on Monday, Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag will demand the extradition of an exiled cleric accused of helping mastermind a 2016 coup, the Anadolu news agency reports. Read More »

Overruling DA's Office, Judge Calls for Amtrak Driver's Arrest

A Philadelphia municipal court judge ordered the charges of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment against former Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian to be revived on Thursday. Kline and attorney Robert Mongeluzzi, who helped negotiate the settlement, announced the judge's order late Thursday. Mr. Mongeluzzi added, "The Attorney General's bold, decisive action sends a loud and clear message that endangering the lives of rail passengers, crews and the public will not be tolerated ... Read More »

North Korea sends rare letter of protest over new U.S. sanctions

A North Korean flag flies on a mast at the Permanent Mission of North Korea in Geneva October 2, 2014. It said the aim was to hurt "the mental mainstay that all the Korean people absolutely trust" and "eclipse the eternal sun" of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the country's official name. Read More »

The heat is on in Kyiv for second Eurovision semi-finals

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Imagine a Saturday night's viewing that really did "celebrate diversity", as the slogan for this year's effort goes. The concert venue, however, is an uninspiring exhibition centre across the city's Dnipro River. " The Eurovision Song Contest rule (1.2.1a) which states that entries must not have been commercially released before September 1 exists to make sure that the Contest can welcome new compositions each year, and that every song can compete on a level playing field". Read More »

Ex-John Lewis boss wins West Midlands mayoral race for Conservatives

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Mr Street added: "I want to be a mayor who works for everyone across the West Midlands and binds all of our leaders together, and that's because ultimately that's what this job is all about about building a team to champion the West Midlands, building an alliance with central government, with local people, that will put the West Midlands back in its rightful place as the leading region of the United Kingdom". Read More »

Trump won't say whether Spicer still has a job

Press aides have repeatedly insisted that Mr Trump made a decision to dismiss Mr Comey on the advice of Rod Rosenstein, the United States deputy attorney general. The White House said Mr Comey was sacked over his handling of the Hillary Clinton email affair, but Democrats have asked, if that is the case, why it took so long. Read More »

Trump considering 11 candidates to replace Comey

It is unclear what "tapes" Trump is referring to. The move comes as the agency is investigating whether Trump's campaign was connected to Russian meddling in the election. The series of tweets come as the White House scrambles to deny that it intentionally misled Americans over the series of events that led to Comey's termination on Tuesday. Read More »

Former Rep. Corrine Brown Found Guilty of Misusing Charity Funds, Fraud

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Olshan told jurors the real victims are the worthy kids who could have gotten scholarships. Judge Timothy Corrigan called the jury out of their room a little before 5pm to send them home for the day. Brown argued that she was minimally involved in preparing those returns and that, at least one year, she did not sign it herself. The group solicited more than $800,000 in charitable donations that they said would be used to pay for college scholarships, computers for schools and other ... Read More »

Stock Jumping Abnormally High: Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (LPI)

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Laredo Petroleum Inc Com now has $2.91 billion valuation. Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, May 3rd. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a "hold" rating on shares of Laredo Petroleum in a research report on Thursday, May 4th. Read More »

50000 evacuated in Germany over unexploded WWII bombs

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Authorities had expected to remove as many as five bombs but as the day developed it emerged that there were fewer. Officials say that while they are unlikely to explode, unexploded bombs from the second world war should be taken very seriously. Read More »

'Secret Peacemaker' Brendan Duddy has passed away

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Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams tweeted "I am very sorry to hear of death of Brendan Duddy". The back channel established by Oatley and Mr Duddy lasted from the mid-1970s through to the IRA ceasefire of 1994. Following the end of The Troubles, Mr Duddy served as a member of the Northern Ireland Policing Board and helped broker negotiations related to the marching season. Read More »

Scott Walker pans Assembly GOP proposal for net tax increase on gas

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Gov. Scott Walker says he doesn't support Assembly Republicans' proposal to cut the gas tax but apply the sales tax to fuel, saying it will result in drivers paying millions of dollars more for gas. The total boost in revenue would equal out to roughly $313 million over two years. Fitzgerald is working on an alternative plan that would tap more money from the state's main account to pay for roads. Read More »

GOP Sen Collins: It's a 'Mistake to Defund Planned Parenthood'

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Planned Parenthood . The oldest women's health center in the U.S., Planned Parenthood has been providing low-priced reproductive care and sexual-health information for nearly 100 years. If you're anxious about your future access to affordable birth control, you're not alone. Planned Parenthood is sounding the alarm about Trumpcare. Read More »

Windows 10 S Locked to Microsoft's Edge Browser, Search Engine

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But the Surface Laptop may be a tough sell considering its design. Well-heeled college students could spend as much as $2,100 for a Surface with 16 GB of memory and 512 GB storage and a newer and faster Intel CPU. Microsoft claims 14.5 hours of video playback but "your mileage may vary". It also has a very good trackpad that, unlike older Window trackpads, offers smooth scrolling. Read More »