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Global Authorities seize 7000 birds in cockfighting raid
Author: 0 Authorities seize 7000 birds in cockfighting raid

Authorities said at a Tuesday news conference that they also found "mobile fighting pits" as well as slashers - sharp devices that go on a rooster's talons to cut other birds. County law enforcement. Detectives said their investigation was ongoing and more arrests were anticipated in the future. "There's always a lot of crimes that happen in the same place", said Madeline Bernstein, president of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles.

Global Putin plays soviet classics on Xi Jinping's piano
Author: 0 Putin plays soviet classics on Xi Jinping's piano

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is never hesitant to disply his passion for the outdoors, showed his softer side on May 14, after he sat down to play the piano during his official visit to China. Both songs are from the late 1950s when the Soviet Union was emerging from the shadows of its premier Josesph Stalin's death in 1953, the New York Times reported .

Author: 0 Military unrest, gunfire paralyze city areas in Ivory Coast

The 8,400 mutineers, majority former rebels who said they were promised bonuses for fighting to bring President Alassane Ouattara to power, received 5m CFA francs (£6,500) each to end the January uprising. "The soldiers are wearing balaclavas and are threatening to move on Abidjan ", said Bouake resident Abou Kone. The fresh mutiny comes after the government promised in January to pay 12 million CFA francs (18,000 euros) each to rebellious soldiers in Bouake .

Global Sharif likely to meet Trump in Saudi Arabia
Author: 0 Sharif likely to meet Trump in Saudi Arabia

Zardari added that he was in favour of good relations with Pakistan's neighbouring countries and criticised current Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. "Pakistan is emerging as an expanding market for worldwide products with a fast-growing middle-class, increasing urbanisation, growing popularity of global food products and a rising number of worldwide brands", he added.

Global French right torn apart as Macron, PM prepare to name government
Author: 0 French right torn apart as Macron, PM prepare to name government

One of them, the party leader's niece, Marion Marechal-Le Pen, a rising star representing the party's conservative flank in the south, announced last week that she was leaving politics, at least temporarily. Alain Juppe, a former prime minister, called Philippe "a man of great talent" with "all the qualities to handle the hard job". Edouard Philippe has been a close ally to Juppe, and his nomination, publicly approved by Juppe, is likely to trigger bitter infighting within the Republicans ...

Global Shariah court in Indonesia sentences gay couple to caning
Author: 0 Shariah court in Indonesia sentences gay couple to caning

The chief prosecutor, Gulmaini, who goes by one name, said they would be caned next week, before Ramadan starts on about 25 May. After the men were caught in the raid in March in the provincial capital Banda Aceh, phone footage circulated online showing the vigilantes kicking, slapping and insulting them, with one of them slumped naked on the ground.

Global Controversy over Trump Israel policy ahead of visit
Author: 0 Controversy over Trump Israel policy ahead of visit

Israel has held West Jerusalem since the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, but the United Nations unanimously opposed its annexation of East Jerusalem during the 1967 Third Arab-Israeli War and its control of that portion of the city is almost universally regarded as illegal by the global community.

Global New Orleans takes down 3rd Confederate-era monument
Author: 0 New Orleans takes down 3rd Confederate-era monument

But after the New Orleans Police Department was seen putting up barricades around the monument, word quickly spread and the crowd of protestors grew to about 200 people at its peak. Landrieu also said that the removal would cause some traffic issues with the following street closures: Moss Street between Desaix Boulevard and Esplanade Avenue and North Carrolton Avenue between Esplanade Avenue, and City Park Avenue will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

Author: 0 US President promises to broker Middle East peace deal

Stopping them seems untenable to Abbas, especially at a time of broad Palestinian support in the West Bank for a mass hunger strike by hundreds of Palestinian prisoners held by Israel , now in its 17th day. The source of Trump's optimism was not immediately apparent. "If he goes for the home run and tries to restart negotiations, he is likely to fail".

Author: 0 India court reviews Islamic instant divorce

Another Corporator Shabana Shahid Ali said the Muslim women would continue to abide by the Shariyat law, adding that the apex court would surely take religious sentiments and teachings of the Quran into account before pronouncing the verdict.

Global Obama Warned Trump about Michael Flynn's Russia Ties, Ex Officials Claim
Author: 0 Obama Warned Trump about Michael Flynn's Russia Ties, Ex Officials Claim

Clapper later added: "The evidence, if there was any, didn't reach the evidentiary bar in terms of the level of confidence that we were striving for in that intelligence community assessment". She said he "essentially could be blackmailed " by the Russians because he apparently had lied to his bosses about his contacts with Moscow's ambassador in Washington.

Global Trump Approval Rating Hits New Low
Author: 0 Trump Approval Rating Hits New Low

Among voters with no party affiliation, 39 percent expressed approval of the new USA president, compared with 50 percent who disapproved, the poll noted. Ryan said Friday he would leave it to Trump to "talk about and defend his tweets", on the day Trump said Comey "better hope there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Around a quarter, 26 percent, are undecided, down from 32 percent in the previous poll .

Author: 0 Tehran's mayor drops out of Iran election to back hard-liner

The survey was conducted after the first two presidential debates, held in April and May. Speaking about President Rouhani's recent remarks on improving the economic situation of the country through resuming talks on the removal of sanctions, Mohammad Alipour, former member of parliament's economy committee, told Trend that the U.S.

Author: 0 Korea's Ballistic Missiles Test

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters that the launch was "absolutely unacceptable" and that Japan would respond resolutely. The UN Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea's latest ballistic missile test and vowed to take further measures including sanctions.

Author: 0 Head of FBI Group: Agents 'Appalled' at Comey's Removal

Comey promised only that he could be honest, The New York Times reported. Oliver went on to talk about how the White House spent the week offering explanations for Comey's dismissal, including that Trump acted on the advice of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who'd only been in the position about two weeks.

Global Oxford student who stabbed boyfriend may be spared jail
Author: 0 Oxford student who stabbed boyfriend may be spared jail

Woodward admitted to a charge of unlawful wounding, which normally carries a custodial sentence. At Oxford Crown Court , Judge Ian Pringle QC said he believed the attack was "a complete one-off". The freaky ruling by a British judge in the case of wannabe heart surgeon Lavinia Woodward , 24, is triggering outrage. "This is not a soft option - this is a judge giving her a fair chance to prove herself".

Global North Korea Missile Detected by Thaad, Program Progressing Faster Than Expected
Author: 0 North Korea Missile Detected by Thaad, Program Progressing Faster Than Expected

They were referring to a recent meeting between US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Asean officials in Washington, during which Tillerson called on Asean countries to degrade diplomatic ties and cut interactions with North Korea. "It is considered an IRBM (intermediate range ballistic missile) of enhanced calibre compared to Musudan missiles that have continually failed", he said, referring to a class of missile created to travel up to 3,000 to 4,000 km.

Global French ex-PM Valls wants to join Macron's movement
Author: 0 French ex-PM Valls wants to join Macron's movement

Not only is Macron the youngest president in French history (he's a year younger than Louis-Napoléon, Napoléon Bonaparte's nephew, who was 40 when he was elected in 1848), he is also the first president in modern French history who does not belong to a major political party.

Global Stone Pelting By Locals Disrupts Massive Indian Army Search Operation In Shopian
Author: 0 Stone Pelting By Locals Disrupts Massive Indian Army Search Operation In Shopian

The army, police and Central Reserve Police Force or CRPF launched a joint operation after information that terrorists were hiding in the village believed to be a hotbed of militancy. The search operation comes two weeks after the forces had launched a similar operation in the district. Earlier on May 4, over 3,000 security men had carried out another search operation in 20 villages of Kulgam district.

Global NHS cyberattack: Trusts were told about security patch last month
Author: 0 NHS cyberattack: Trusts were told about security patch last month

Computer systems were shut down across the area on Friday after the NHS fell victim to a "ransomware" attack. "We've seen that the slowdown of the infection rate over Friday night, after a temporary fix around it, has now been overcome by a second variation the criminals have released".

Author: 0 Throwback Thursday - 2013, Scouts & LDS Celebrate 100 year parnership

The approximately 185,000 who are 14 through 18 and participate in the Varsity and Venturing programs will be affected by the change, he said. She attributed the church's move not to sexuality issues but to the church's desire for a Mormon youth program more focused on preparing teenage boys to go on church missions.

Global Boeing Gets Regulatory Approval to Deliver 737 MAX
Author: 0 Boeing Gets Regulatory Approval to Deliver 737 MAX

Also on Tuesday, Boeing made its first 737 Max delivery to Malindo Air of Malaysia. The Max family netted 3,714 orders through the end of April, with most sales coming from the midsize -8, which Boeing expects to provide 8% lower operating costs than Airbus's A320neo jets from upgrades that include new fuel-efficient engines and winglets.

Global Haryana girls go on hunger strike for school upgradation; demand immediate action
Author: 0 Haryana girls go on hunger strike for school upgradation; demand immediate action

Speaking to PTI , Chauhan said that the girls in the village have to go to Kanwali village for higher education, which is located 3 km away, after Class X. Earlier in the day, 10 of them were hospitalised, ending the hunger strike that started on May 10. However, district education authorities had told PTI the school could not be upgraded as it did not fulfil the minimum condition required for the senior secondary level.

Author: 0 Will examine whether triple talaq is fundamental to religion or not

The Supreme Court made a decision to bring together five judges of different faiths to make up the Constitution bench that will hear the final arguments on the constitutional validity of triple talaq . Khurshid, who is assisting the court in his personal capacity, termed triple talaq as a "non-issue" saying it is not considered complete without conciliation efforts between the husband and the wife.

Author: 0 Angela Merkel's party wins vote in rivals' German heartland

CDU won 33 percent of the vote, gaining around 6 percentage points since the last election, while the SPD won about 31.5 percent, having lost nearly 8 percent point since 2012. While her surrogates talked up the Chancellor's global standing, Merkel attacked the state government's record on debt and crime, including the mass sexual assaults on women in Cologne on New Year's Eve in 2015.

Global House Intel Dem: If Trump Recorded Talks With Comey, 'Congress Should Subpoena'
Author: 0 House Intel Dem: If Trump Recorded Talks With Comey, 'Congress Should Subpoena'

Spicer denied that Trump had asked Comey to pledge his loyalty during that dinner. Is the Justice Department loyal to the law, or to Trump? Trump is scheduled to leave for the kingdom on Friday 19 May. He said in an interview on Thursday with NBC News that Comey gave him this assurance during the White House dinner and in two phone conversations.

Author: 0 Tehran mayor Qalibaf quits presidential race to back cleric Raisi

Tehran's mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, a candidate for Iran's upcoming presidential election, said on Monday that he decides to withdraw from the presidential race to back another candidate Ebrahim Raisi , state TV reported. It's unclear how much support Qalibaf enjoys today. Rumors about Khamenei's health have swirled for years, and Raisi's appointment appeared to signal confidence in the younger cleric and that he was being groomed for Iran's most powerful post.

Global Kolkata: Barkati sacked as Shahi Imam of Tipu Sultan Mosque
Author: 0 Kolkata: Barkati sacked as Shahi Imam of Tipu Sultan Mosque

Find us on Facebook too! Barkati fell out of favour with Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, one of his strongest backers once, last week after he warned of a "jihad" if India was declared a Hindu state and also refused to take off the red beacon from his auto.

Author: 0 Harish Salve charged Re 1 to fight Kulbhushan Jadhav case at ICJ

Meanwhile, the ICJ declined to play the alleged confessional video of Kulbhushan Jadhav recorded previous year when he was arrested by army officials. Indian on Monday sought an immediate suspension of the death sentence awarded to alleged spy Kulbushan Jadhav in Pakistan saying there was a fear that he may be executed even before the decision of the global court.

Global World Braces For More Cyber Attacks As Work Week Begins
Author: 0 World Braces For More Cyber Attacks As Work Week Begins

Among those affected by the virus was Nissan, but the auto manufacturer said there had been no major impact. Cyber security experts have warned that the ransomware virus, which affected one in five NHS trusts, could be reactivated by computers and devices that have not yet been switched on.

Author: 0 Microsoft's President Reflects On Cyberattack, Helping Pirates And The NSA

Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith waded into the middle of the ethical dilemma in a blog post Sunday. In a posting on cybercrime on the bureau's website, FBI Cyber Division Assistant Director James Trainor said agreeing to pay only serves to perpetuate the activity.

Author: 0 Edouard Philippe takes office as new French prime minister

Prior to that, Philippe campaigned with Alain Juppe, Fillon's rival in The Republican primaries and a veteran party moderate. Philippe went on to support Fillon, before quitting the campaign when prosecutors starting investigating allegations that the candidate's family had benefited illegally from tax-payer funded jobs.

Author: 0 Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger unconcerned by empty seats at Emirates

Speaking ahead of the match, Ozil said: 'I might not quite have the same freedom that I had as when I played in the No.10. "The Champions League is a competition that a player wants to play in because you play against the best teams in Europe and it is always an important competition".

Author: 0 Trump chooses Riyadh for his first trip overseas

The two leaders have previously staked out opposing policy positions, most notably in a heated exchange through the media while Trump was campaigning in February 2016 to become the Republican Party's nominee for the White House. The senior officials appeared acutely conscious of criticism of Trump as erratic and ill-schooled on foreign affairs but equally confident that his administration would ultimately reap rewards.

Author: 0 Trump asked ex-FBI chief to stop Flynn probe

Democrats said that they believe Trump and his administration have shown of a pattern of obstructing the investigations looking into possible collusion between Trump associates and Russian Federation to affect the 2016 election. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a frequent Trump critic, said, "If this happened, the Federal Bureau of Investigation director should have done something about it or quit".

Author: 0 Election Night Sends BC Down Unmapped Road

The final election results won't be known for at least two weeks when tens of thousands of absentee ballots are counted. It comes on the heels of a cliffhanger election that left the province with a minority parliament, and the Liberals apparently in the driver's seat holding 43 seats to the NDP's 41.

Global Trump admits sharing information with Russian Federation
Author: 0 Trump admits sharing information with Russian Federation

Trump fired Flynn on February 13, on grounds that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about his contacts with Russians. The US president is scheduled to visit Israel next week - a trip that White House officials indicated would still go ahead.

Global Here's How Members Of Congress Responded To The Comey Memo Story
Author: 0 Here's How Members Of Congress Responded To The Comey Memo Story

One official said that a "conversation of that nature" did not happen. The White House said a memo written by Comey after he met with Trump in February was not an accurate portrayal of the conversation. He also tweeted a veiled threat last Friday warning the ex-director against leaking information. The White House is dealing with a new potential problem tonight.

Global UNSC, Turkey condemn North Korea missile test
Author: 0 UNSC, Turkey condemn North Korea missile test

North Korea launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile from the northwestern city of Kusong at around 5:30 a.m. (2030 GMT Saturday) and it flew 787 kilometers (489 miles) before landing in the sea between North Korea and Japan, the South Korean military said in a statement.

Global Erdoğan's bodyguards in violent clash with protesters in Washington DC
Author: 0 Erdoğan's bodyguards in violent clash with protesters in Washington DC

Ankara regards the YPG as an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has fought an insurgency in southeastern Turkey since 1984 and is considered a terrorist group by the United States, Turkey and Europe. Trump capped off the joint statement with Erdogan by calling the meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov "very, very successful" from the standpoint of united to fight terrorism - comments that come amid new reports that Trump disclosed potentially highly ...

Author: 0 Britain's Labour Party unveils 'radical' election manifesto

It said the money could be raised by setting the threshold for the 45p rate of income tax at £80,000 instead of £150,000 and introducing a new 50p rate on earnings over £123,000. Joe Gratton said: "The funding behind that Labour manifesto is a joke". Read it, discuss it, share it: https://t.co/nXm01GIrNd pic.twitter.com/wTIZBfpwBe- Jeremy Corbyn (jeremycorbyn) May 16, 2017 And whilst Labour say they respect the referendum result, they've promised a vote in parliament would be held on ...

Global UN Security Council condemns North Korea missiles tests
Author: 0 UN Security Council condemns North Korea missiles tests

Yesterday the United Nations Security Council condemned North Korea's recent missile tests. "The members of the Security Council expressed their utmost concern over the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's highly destabilizing behavior and flagrant and provocative defiance of the Security Council by conducting these ballistic missile launches in violation of its global obligations under United Nations Security Council resolutions (...)", the Security Council said.

Global Iran reformist drops out of race, supports Rouhani
Author: 0 Iran reformist drops out of race, supports Rouhani

Former reformist President Mohammed Khatami has once again asked supporters to back Mamoud Rouhani, who is seeking re-election as president but faces strong competition from an ultra-conservative contender. There are now four candidates running for presidency, including incumbent President Hassan Rouhani, Ebrahim Raisi, Mostafa Hashemitaba, and Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim.

Global US admiral: North Korea's actions 'recipe for disaster'
Author: 0 US admiral: North Korea's actions 'recipe for disaster'

Nikki Haley spoke ahead of a closed meeting of the U.N. Security Council called by the USA and council member Japan, along with South Korea, to discuss Pyongyang's latest illicit ballistic missile launch. Security Council resolutions. Spokesman Moon Sang Gyun said it is still unlikely that North Korea has re-entry technology, which would return a warhead safely back into the atmosphere.

Author: 0 ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Rohit Sharma, Mohammed Shami recalled to India's squad

After making a successful comeback in the ODI against England, star all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has also been selected for the tournament. I want to perform well in the Champions Trophy and I want to start from where I left. He also expressed his views on a player being picked in an ODI side based on IPL performances. "We only talk about his batting form, he's an invaluable asset to this team", Prasad said.

Author: 0 Putin says Russian Federation meddling furor is 'nonsense'

President Donald Trump personally appealed to FBI Director James Comey to abandon the bureau's investigation into National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, according to notes Comey wrote after the meeting. "I was in the room, it didn't happen", McMaster had said. "I spoke to [Lavrov] today", said Putin with a smile. Putin said the anti-Russian sentiment in America is damaging the country and not allowing Trump to govern properly.

Global Nine injured in protest outside Turkish embassy in Washington DC
Author: 0 Nine injured in protest outside Turkish embassy in Washington DC

It was a delicate balance after Trump had signed off on a plan vehemently opposed by Turkey that authorizes directly arming Syrian Kurds known as the YPG in the fight to take back Raqqah, Islamic State's self-declared capital. The Turkish President is making it clear to U.S. President Donald Trump that he won't accept any U.S. support of Kurdish fighters. Of course, they couldn't get together without arguing over the recent USA decision to increase arms shipments to the Kurdish YPG, ...