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Exeter Schoolboys Wear Skirts, Protest Shorts Ban

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Photos in British media show the boys wearing short-sleeved white shirts, school ties and the grey and white plaid skirts that the girls wear. "Shorts are not now part of our uniform for boys and I would not want to make any changes without consulting both students and their families". Read More »

Terror blacklist ramps up pressure on Qatar

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Al Jazeera is noted for its aggressive reporting, including on developments in Israel and its neighbors, exactly what makes the rulers of the Gulf and other states, including Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, not like it. "There are numerous uncertainties regarding Qatar's response, the extent to which these measures will be imposed, and their longevity", said the ratings agency. Read More »

Trump denies obstruction of justice, rejects tape claims

The tapes saga began in May, just days after Trump fired Comey, who then was leading an investigation into Trump associates' ties to Russian officials. On June 9, the House Intelligence Committee investigating whether or not there was Russian meddling with the U.S. elections sent a letter to the White House asking whether these tapes exist. Read More »

WaPo: Obama admin 'choked' on Russia, former official says

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The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it has imposed sanctions on 38 Russian individuals and firms over Russia's activities in Ukraine. The report said the Central Intelligence Agency sent Obama and three other top aides a top-secret message in early August detailing Russian President Vladimir Putin's campaign to help Trump defeat Democrat Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonObama put cyber weapons in Russian infrastructure that Trump can activate: report Trump questions ... Read More »

Muslims urged to let Eid celebration reflect essence of Islam

Moroccan committees in charge determining the end of Ramadan will sight the crescent of Shaww?l 1st that indicates Eid El Fitr, the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs has announced . The Parramatta Mosque has hosted up to 400 people nightly for prayer and breaking the daylight fast. This year, Eid will start on Sunday June 25 and marks the start of a month of celebration. Read More »

Portugal, Mexico, Russia tussle for semi-final berths

Awaiting the cross was Cristiano Ronaldo who found a way to beat defender Fedor Kudriashov's and secured a headed goal for Portugal . Ronaldo did not join his teammates on the pitch on Thursday as he was among a group of players given a rest after Wednesday's match. Read More »

Wild trades center Jordan Schroeder to Blue Jackets

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But Minnesota did not give him a qualifying offer and instead traded the speedy forward. Salituro has yet to make his National Hockey League debut. Salituro played four seasons with the Ottawa 67's of the OHL before being signed by Columbus, going on to play for four different teams last season. Read More »

Fate uncertain for Republican health bill

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U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine said the Senate Republicans kept the health care bill completely secret from the American people. "It's a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America ", he wrote. Read More »

North Korea says Warmbier's death a 'mystery to us as well'

In an article published by the official Korean Central News Agency ( KCNA ) Pyongyang said they treated the 22-year-old according to domestic law and worldwide standards. official has said . The family of former North Korean prisoner Otto Warmbier decided they did not want an autopsy performed after his death. "It would be easy at a moment like this to focus on all that we lost - future time that won't be spent with a warm, engaging, brilliant young man whose curiosity and ... Read More »

Iranian Resistance Reveals Iran Regime's Missile Program

In this picture released by the Iranian state-run IRIB News Agency on Monday, June 19, 2017, a missile is fired from city of Kermanshah in western Iran targeting the Islamic State group in Syria. ISIS fighters during a gun battle in Deir el-Zour in 2015 in a photo released by the terror group's propaganda wing. However, it stopped short of directly blaming the kingdom for the attack, though many in the country have expressed suspicion that Iran's regional rival had a hand in the assault. Read More »

Protesters greet GOP health care bill

Even if it passes it would have to go back to the House for a vote before landing on Donald Trump's desk to be signed into law. Obamacare's ban on denying coverage to those with preexisting conditions is why the exchanges are slowly imploding. Read More »

Senate releases health care bill proposing Medicaid cuts, end to ACA penalties

Lee wrote , "It does not appear this draft as written will accomplish the most important promise that we made to Americans: to repeal Obamacare and lower their healthcare costs". $110 billion would go to states to help people afford health insurance premiums and help address gaps in health insurance coverage . Speaking to reporters, Paul said they have begun crunching the numbers in the GOP proposal and said "it looks to us like the Obamacare subsidies will remain in place ... Read More »

Google will stop scanning Gmail content for ad targeting

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This doesn't mean ads are disappearing from Gmail altogether-free users will still see ads that are personalized based on data from Search and YouTube. Consumer Gmail content will not be used or scanned for any ads personalization after this change. But Google's decision may help users feel better about parting with more of their data in the future. Read More »

5 questions about the murder of Nabra Hassanen

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The teenagers were walking and riding bicycles back to the All Dulles Area Muslim Society at about 3:40 a.m. Sunday, according to police . Detectives believe [Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, of Sterling] came upon the teens while he was driving. Read More »

Qatar receives list of demands from neighbours to end diplomatic crisis

The Arab countries signalled that if Qatar refuses to comply by the 10-day deadline, they will continue to restrict its access to land, sea and air routes indefinitely amid mounting economic pressure on the Persian Gulf nation. "If there is such a demand, it will mean interference in bilateral ties", he said speaking to local broadcaster NTV. "Imagine another country demanding that CNN be closed", said 40-year-old Haseeb Mansour, who works for telecom operator Ooredoo. Read More »

Nebraska Democratic Party Official Caught on Tape: I'm Glad Scalia Got Shot

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Montag continued: "I wish he was f--g dead". Chelsey Gentry-Tipton, chairwoman of the Nebraska Democratic Party's black caucus, seemed indifferent if not happy about the fact that Scalise was shot. Montag told the Omaha World-Herald that Gentry-Tipton and Madison recorded his conversation in order to force him to publicly support Gentry-Tipton in a controversy over her own remarks about Scalise. Read More »

Isle of Wight term-time holiday dad Jon Platt guilty

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Jon Platt's legal fight had previously gone all the way from Isle of Wight magistrates court to defeat at the supreme court, at a cost of almost £140,000 to the public purse, and his latest disappointment came in a hearing back at the magistrates court on Friday. Read More »

Some charges dropped against Michigan sports doctor

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Today's proceedings deal with 15 separate sexual assault charges lodged against Larry Nassar and it's likely Judge Allen will decide today whether or not there's enough evidence for the case to go to trial. He was not under arrest and spoke voluntarily. Nassar said he doesn't get sexual pleasure from treating gymnasts. The camera was above Nassar's head. Read More »

S. Korean president inspects test-firing of home-grown ballistic missile

South Korean President Moon Jae-in watched his military test-fire a ballistic missile on Friday, after a string of North Korean missile tests were blamed for raising tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Previously, the Hyunmoo-2A was the longest-range missile that South Korea was allowed by Washington. Following the 2012 revision, Seoul completed the development and deployment of the Hyunmoo-2B, which can fly 500 kilometers. Read More »

North Korea prisoner's dad isn't buying Pyongyang's coma explanation

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Otto had been serving a 15-year sentence with hard labor in North Korea , but was released early , with the Korean Central News Agency reporting Thursday that his release was for "humanitarian reasons". "It is a pariah regime". He said Trump was very kind and concerned about his son. "We have no certain or verifiable knowledge of the cause or circumstances of his neurological injury", Kanter said. Read More »

US can't strip citizenship in certain cases of lying

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At the Supreme Court , her lawyers argued that her lie was immaterial to the naturalization process. "Under the government's view", Kagan wrote, "a prosecutor could scour her paperwork and bring a §1425 (a) charge on that meager basis, even many years after she became a citizen". Read More »

Myanmar Contributes to Increasing Global Displacement

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According to the United Nations Refugee Agency, almost 66 million people were forcibly displaced from their homes previous year as a result of persecution , violence and human rights violations. South Sudan, with a little over a quarter, has the next-biggest proportion - and fastest growing displaced population overall, the agency said. Afghanistan was second with 2.5 million and South Sudan was third with 1.4 million. Read More »