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Turkish Authorities Ban LGBT Pride in Istanbul

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Amnesty International condemned the move to ban the parade, expressing "deep concerns" in a statement. While homosexuality is not a crime in Turkey unlike many other Muslim countries, homophobia remains widespread. Turkey is under a strict state of emergency, introduced after a failed coup in July a year ago that gives local authorities a mandate to ban demonstrations they deem risky. Read More »

Narendra Modi leaves for three-nation tour of Portugal, US, The Netherlands

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The Prime Minister said he will meet CEOs of major Dutch companies and will encourage them to join the Indian growth story. Earlier this week, U.S. defence giant Lockheed Martin and India's Tata group signed an agreement to jointly build the F-16 Block 70 fighter in India, in a boost to Prime Minister Modi's "Make in India" programme. Read More »

South Korea tests missile with warning to North

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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. Moon made the comments on Saturday during the opening ceremony of the world taekwondo championships in the South Korean town of Muju, where a North Korean delegation led by International Olympic Committee member Chang Ung was also present. Read More »

Political parties condemn police officers lynching in Kashmir

Meanwhile, chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday expressed grief over Pandith's death. "The official was killed by the mob while he was performing his duties". Pandith's body was taken to police control room for identification and other legal procedures, they said adding the situation in old city has turned tense following the incident. Read More »

Michigan Health Director Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter Over Flint Water Crisis

Kilgore also will testify against Lyon "that, with the information available to the (state health department), a Legionnaires' disease outbreak should have been publicly declared in October 2014", according to Lyon's charging document. The ongoing Flint water crisis has taken a toll on residents of this iconic MI city, who have been living with lead-tainted tap water for over two years. Read More »

Passports will now be in both, English and Hindi

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Please enter your email. She said that under Passport Aapkey Dwar (Passport at your doorsteps) scheme, the ministry is working to ensure that an applicant is not required to travel more than 50 kilometers. She also highlighted the steps taken by her ministry in easing rules for getting the global travel document, especially for orphans, single mothers and divorced women. Read More »

15 bodies found after landslide buries scores in China

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Fifteen people were confirmed dead after a landslide struck a village in southwestern China, as rescue efforts continued to find more than 100 people believed to be still buried under tons of debris, state media reported Sunday. Images from the scene broadcast by state-run CCTV showed a large-scale rescue operation under way involving bulldozers and heavy diggers. The provincial government said on its website that an estimated 282 million cubic feet of earth and rock - equivalent to more than ... Read More »

Bayrou restera fidèle à Macron malgré son départ du gouvernement

Alors qu'il a démissionné du ministère de la Justice, François Bayrou a réitéré son soutien au président de la République lors de sa conférence de presse, ce mercredi. "En raison de ma fonction de garde des Sceaux (.), la seule personne en France qui ne puisse pas se défendre contre calomnies et dénonciations diffamatoires et abusives, c'est le ministre de la Justice, le seul qui soit obligé de se taire même devant l'injustice", a déclaré François Bayrou . Read More »

Girl killed, father hurt when struck by boat on Texas lake

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Katlyn died from her injuries at Scott & White Medical Center-Temple at about 7:45 p.m. Friday evening. She was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace David Barfield, and an autopsy was ordered. Members of the Morgan's Point Resort Police Department and the city dive team, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Texas Parks and Wildlife rangers were on scene to assist. Read More »

Venezuelan president's opponents lay siege to air base

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Demonstrators break up rocks as they prepare to confront security forces in Caracas, Venezuela , Saturday, June 24, 2017. Demonstrators took to the s. Demonstrators threw stones, and some protesters were injured. Protesters also fought with security forces outside the base on Friday, and activists burned some vehicles during the confrontation. Read More »

President Trump's mexican border may be a solar wall

Building a border wall with Mexico was one of Trump's key campaign promises, as he pledged to control the immigration flow from the south of the country. "If you don't buy that - and I don't - then what we have is really just an expensive way of making the tree-huggers feel good about themselves". Bloomberg also noted that analysts were skeptical, saying it could take more than a century for solar panels to generate enough power to cover the cost of the wall. Read More »

Planes grounded by extreme heat in Phoenix, Arizona

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Forecasters say the current heat wave should break by early next week, returning Phoenix to more typical summer temperatures - around 110 degrees. In Phoenix , temperatures around 118 are infrequent enough that airlines continue to use regional jets for shorter trips. DID YOU KNOW?The highest temperature ever recorded in Phoenix , AZ was 50 C, on June 26, 1990. Read More »

Greatest witch hunt in American history': Trump on Russia probe

Mr Trump did not clarify what exactly he was referring to in the early morning tweet , although he has frequently described reports about possible ties between members of his campaign and Russian Federation as a "witch hunt". Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller on May 17, testified on Tuesday that he would not fire the special counsel without "good cause". Read More »

Israelis Dismiss Iranian Missile Strike as 'Flop'

Fighting in Syria escalated on Sunday as the United States downed a Syrian warplane that targeted ground forces fighting ISIS, while Iran launched missiles at ISIS targets in eastern Syria , The New York Times reported . "But the attack shows we are capable of hitting terrorists hundreds of kilometres away". Although Iran is involved in numerous conflicts across the region, the Tehran Times said that this strike was Iran's first "direct military move" since the eighties. Read More »

2nd arrest warrant vs De Lima out - lawyer | News5

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Another arrest warrant is out on Senator Leila de Lima, who has been detained for four months, for a drug-related offense. In his affidavit, Co said that on March 25, 2016, Dera received P2 million out of the P5 million he demanded for the release of Co's niece Sally, who together with her husband and companions had been detained and threatened to be charged with violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. Read More »

WTF? World Taekwondo Federation Rebrands Over Acronym

Now the federation, which governs taekwondo competitions around the world, feels it must find a new name. The new look for the Korean martial art was unveiled on the eve of the World Taekwondo Championships, which got underway in Muju, South Korea on Saturday. Read More »

West Virginia Prepares For Flash Floods Amid Vast Storm

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The storm made landfall in southwestern Louisiana before dawn Thursday, bringing rain and the threat of flash flooding and tornadoes. The actual remnant circulation of Cindy passes through the Mid-Atlantic in the very early-morning hours Saturday and could unload some very heavy rainfall in a short time. Read More »

Hirving Lozano heads Mexico into Confederations Cup semi-finals

And Nani , Ronaldo's replacement from the bench, added a fourth for good measure, ensuring that Portugal's next generation did not take all the glory as Fernando Santos' men finished ahead of Mexico thanks to a super goal difference after their 2-1 defeat of Russian Federation. Read More »

William Byron wins in Iowa for first Xfinity victory

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Charlotte's William Byron won for the first time in his rookie season in the Xfinity Series on Saturday night at Iowa Speedway . A seven-time victor previous year in the Truck Series, Byron, broke through just a week after an agonizingly close loss to Denny Hamlin at MI. Read More »

At least 100 killed after leaking oil tanker explodes in Pakistan's Bahawalpur

According to details, people from nearby areas were collecting fuel from the oil tanker which had skidded off the national highway and overturned in Ahmed Pur Sharqia on Sunday morning. Radio Pakistan and AP are reporting 50 people have been injured. When contacted, Government of Punjab Spokesperson Malik Ahmed Khan said injured persons who can not be accommodated at the hospitals in Bahawalpur and Multan would be sent to other facilities. Read More »

CIA Told Obama in August 2016 That Putin Ordered Election Interference

At the end of July, some 200,000 emails stolen from Democratic National Committee computers were published by WikiLeaks. However, according to the Post , other intelligence agencies only adopted the CIA's position at a later date. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway dismissed the reports that Russian Federation in any way influenced the 2016 presidential election to tip in Trump's favor."I think it's very important to show no nexus has been proven between what Russian Federation or ... Read More »

Yellowstone Grizzlies Are Losing Their Endangered Species Protection

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Announcing the change in classification, Interior Secretary Ryan Zink said: "This achievement stands as one of America's great conservation successes". But conservationists said the move comes too soon to be able to reliably judge the Yellowstone grizzly's recovery. Hunting of the bears will be overseen by state wildlife managers in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho . Read More »

Otto Warmbier's family snubs Dennis Rodman who says he aided with release

Otto Warmbier's brother, sister and friends were among the scheduled speakers for the funeral Thursday at a high school in his hometown of Wyoming, near Cincinnati. Pyongyang's official Rodong Sinmun newspaper said the US president was in a "tough situation" at home and claimed he was toying with the idea of a preemptive strike on North Korea to divert attention from a domestic political crisis. Read More »