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Protest marches held in Darjeeling, normal life crippled

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Except medicine shops, all other shops remained closed. The indefinite bandh in Darjeeling hills entered its seventh day on Wednesday. The twin developments posed a major challenge to the Trinamool Congress government, which made it mandatory this month for students in the state's schools to learn Bengali. Lire la suite »

White House Restricts Media Access - CNN Displeased

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In a White House meeting with visiting Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko, Trump criticized the way Warmbier's case was handled in the year since his arrest, appearing to assail both North Korea and his predecessor, President Barack Obama. "Trump doesn't like his people to look weak", a Trump donor said. "I don't why everybody is going along with this". "I don't work in the building, but I can tell you this - the president is very happy with the team that he has". Lire la suite »

Long stretch of Gulf Coast braces for Tropical Storm Cindy

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Flash flooding is possible. Maximum sustained winds were at 45 mph (75 kph) and the storm has been almost stationary in recent hours. Cindy was expected to produce six to nine inches (15-23 cm) of rain with isolated maximum amounts of 12 inches over southeastern Louisiana, southern MS, southern Alabama , and the Florida Panhandle through Thursday, the NHC said. Lire la suite »

Plus d'1,5 tonne de cocaïne saisie sur une plage à Mimizan — Landes

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Au total, une dizaine de personnes ont été interpellées, non seulement sur les lieux, " mais aussi dans d'autres endroits proches de Mimizan ", a-t-on ajouté de sources proches de l'enquête. Il s'agit dès lors d'identifier la "provenance de la drogue, le mode opératoire et le parcours emprunté par les trafiquants", a précisé la gendarmerie. Lire la suite »

Texas judge finds ex-day care owners innocent of abuse

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On Tuesday, two years after the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals overturned the couples' convictions, Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore announced that she was finding them "actually innocent" of the allegations. The couple were freed in 2013 after 21 years in lockup. The couple had been convicted in 1992 after therapists testified that they helped the three alleged victim recover memories of satanic rituals and sexual abuse suffered at the hands of the Kellers. Lire la suite »

Two current junior ministers face demotion

Last week, the Dail Eireann, lower house of Irish parliament, voted to elect Varadkar as prime minister. "I am extremely disappointed given the new taoiseach, who identifies..." Of the 33 senior and junior ministers he has appointed in the past week, only seven are female. Lire la suite »

Rauner urges lawmakers to end 'unnecessary' budget impasse

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He called for lawmakers to set aside partisan differences, asking the Democrat-controlled Legislature to back a plan introduced by Republicans last week. "We have stated unequivocally that a resolution to the governor's budget crisis-which has resulted in eight credit downgrades and tripled the state's debt-must be our top priority". Lire la suite »

Pence hires BigLaw lawyer in Russian Federation probe with personal Comey connection

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As the office of the VP announced on Thursday, Richard Cullen , a lawyer from Richmond, Virginia, who heads the law firm McGuire Woods , was entrusted to represent his interests. "Kasowitz has told some White House personnel that they do not need to hire their own lawyers, according to one person familiar with some of the legal discussions that have occurred inside the White House ", the Post reports . Lire la suite »

Jean-Marie Le Pen demande la démission de sa fille — FN

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Devant la presse, ensuite, M. Le Pen a rappelé sa situation: "Je n'étais pas convoqué mais j'en suis membre de droit pour des raisons statutaires et qui ont été confirmées solennellement par différentes instances judiciaires". Il a trouvé grille close au siège du FN, ce qu'il a fait constater sur place par un huissier et l'un de ses avocats. Mardi, une seule voix s'est élevée pour critiquer Florian Philippot, souvent accusé pendant la campagne de tenir une ligne trop à gauche et d'avoir trop ... Lire la suite »

Child Marriage Is Now Officially Outlawed In New york

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Health department data shows that between 2000 and 2010, 3,853 minors were married in NY. A law curtailing child marriage in Virginia came into effect in June 2016, the governor of Texas signed an anti-child marriage bill last week, and similar legislation has been introduced in California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Lire la suite »

La fête de la viande de chien débute comme prévu — Chine

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L'association américaine Humane Society International ( HSI ), avait pourtant affirmé le mois dernier que les autorités chinoises interdiraient toute vente de viande canine durant l'édition 2017. Plus de 10 000 canidés sont généralement abattus lors de l'événement, dans des conditions dénoncées par les défenseurs des animaux . " La dernière chose à faire de la part d'une chaîne internationale de supermarchés modernes est de normaliser la consommation de chats et de chiens et de financer ... Lire la suite »

People Worldwide Forced From Their Homes In Record Numbers In 2016

In the shadow of the ongoing crises in Syria and Iraq, conflicts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria and South Sudan forced millions of people to flee their homes. Turkey was the country hosting the largest number of refugees in the world, with 3.1 million, followed by Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon and Pakistan . Lire la suite »

Spicer: Trump Wants Health Care Bill with Heart

If Trump adviser Steve Bannon was joking when he suggested that White House press briefings have recently been held off-camera because "Sean [Spicer] got fatter", Chelsea Clinton is not laughing. Spicer responded , "I'm right here". Spicer also addressed the recent lack of on-camera briefings during Tuesday's briefing. We have a tremendous respect for the First Amendment... Lire la suite »

Brussels attacker may have supported Islamic State - prosecutors

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Still unsure whether it was an attack, he took time to take a photo but dashed off when he heard a second blast and shots. Brussels had a narrow escape after Oussama Zariouh , a Moroccan national, was shot and killed by soldiers after trying, but failing, to explode a homemade nail bomb in the city's main station. Lire la suite »

Unicode 10 is officially released with 56 new emoji including hijabi emoji

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Efforts toward a bitcoin Unicode symbol date back to as early as 2011. Four new scripts have also been added, making up to a total of 139. As we said, the Unicode 10's new emoji set is reportedly expected to roll out with iOS 11 this fall - however, Apple may choose to push it to a smaller update like iOS 11.1 or so, reports 9to5Mac. Lire la suite »

Baisse de popularité pour Macron et Philippe

Emmanuel Macron et Edouard Philippe: popularité en légère baisse. "Le chef de l'Etat, en recul de trois points sur un mois, recueille 59% de " bonnes opinions " (14% " très bonne ", 45% " plutôt bonne ") contre 39% de mauvaises opinions (14% " très mauvaise ", 25% " plutôt mauvaise ") et 2% des personnes interrogées qui ne se prononcent pas. Lire la suite »

Brussels attacker Moroccan, shouted 'Allahu akbar'

Officials of the Belgian federal prosecutors confirmed that the central station explosion was being considered as a terrorist attack, Reuters reported . Pierre Meys, a fire service spokesman, told RTL that some kind of explosion has happened in the station, but it is unclear what caused the blast. Lire la suite »

Security high at Brussels stations after man exploded device

A federal magistrate in Belgium says that the suspect who was shot and killed by soldiers at the Brussels central station had Moroccan nationality and wasn't known to authorities for terror activities. It is a few hundred metres from the Grand Place, a UNESCO world heritage site and one of Belgium's main tourist attractions. Pictures emerged on social media which shows a small ball of flames. Lire la suite »

Shiv Sena non-committal on Presidential nominee

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Even though the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has extended support to NDA's Presidential candidate, our fight against Central negligence will continue, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik clarified here on Tuesday. "The question is of a political battle - whether the basics of our Constitution would be protected or RSS would convert the country into a Hindu Rashtra (nation)", Yechury said. Lire la suite »

It's so hot in Phoenix, they can't fly planes

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The extreme temperatures cause changes in the density of the air, which makes it hard for planes to take off. "People can go right from what they think is heat exhaustion to symptoms of a heat stroke which is actually a fatal illness", said Phoenix Fire Department Captain Reda Bigler. Lire la suite »

" "Le départ de Bayrou du gouvernement " simplifie la situation " — Castaner

Macron s'est servi de M. Bayrou pendant la campagne présidentielle et, maintenant qu'il a une majorité sans le MoDem , il le jette comme un vieux torchon". L'ex-Ornais est donc au coeur de l'enquête préliminaire sur les présumés emplois fictifs des assistants parlementaires du MoDem . "Ne mettez pas deux personnages entachés par des affaires comme présidents de groupe à l'Assemblée nationale ". Lire la suite »

Long stretch of Gulf Coast eyes Tropical Storm Cindy

Multiple rounds of rain and storms will be possible, and there will be a risk of flooding. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 275 miles mainly north through northeast of the center. Forecasters say the area can expect heavy rain through Thursday as the tropical storm moves through Louisiana and Texas. Cindy is expected to produce rainfall amounts of 6 to 9 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 12 inches over southeastern Louisiana, southern MS, southern Alabama and the ... Lire la suite »