• Kerala witnesses first transsexual wedding as Ishan and Surya tie the knot
Kerala witnesses first transsexual wedding as Ishan and Surya tie the knot

In 2014, Surya, the bride, underwent sex change surgery and became a woman after which her family ousted her. Looking graceful in a traditional silk saree and ornaments, Surya said she was excited about the new episode in her life. Ishan is a member of Oasis, a self-help group for transgenders. Ishan is a Muslim and Surya is an upper caste Hind...

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  • Showers for Friday, along with cooler air
Showers for Friday, along with cooler air

We begin our Thursday morning with mostly clear skies and temperatures in the 60s for most. FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND MOTHER'S DAY: Stay cool and hydrated amid daily high temperatures in the upper 80s and lower 90s inland and upper 70s and lower 80s for the beaches.

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  • HSE Director General resigns amid Cervical Check scandal
HSE Director General resigns amid Cervical Check scandal

According to the latest HSE statement on the scandal, released yesterday, the audit revealed 209 women whose screening test 'could have provided a different result'. In the earliest version of the memo, the authors wrote: "There is always the risk that in communicating individual case reports to clinicians of an individual patient reacting by conta...

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  • Turkey willing to consider 'new page' in ties with Armenia
Turkey willing to consider 'new page' in ties with Armenia

The Prime Minister then visited the cemetery where freedom fighters killed in the Artsakh War are interred, laid flowers at their tombs and paid tribute to martyred freedom fighters. After a referendum approved the constitutional reform in 2015, the country is to switch from the presidential to the parliamentary rule. "That's to say, the prime mini...

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  • Russian Federation and Iran will continue 'close coordination' on nuclear deal - Moscow
Russian Federation and Iran will continue 'close coordination' on nuclear deal - Moscow

Additionally, the minister expressed hope that progress in negotiations over a permanent exclusion of the European Union (EU) from new US tariffs on steel and aluminum imports could help resolve differences in opinion with regards to the Iran nuclear agreement as well.

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  • India wants safe, sustainable Rohingya repatriation
India wants safe, sustainable Rohingya repatriation

The exodus of refugees in large numbers has resulted in a major crisis in neighbouring Bangladesh. They also visited the Rakhine state and observed the situation, including widespread destruction of villages, as well as reception centres and transit camps under preparation by the government of Myanmar.

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  • Kono asks Iran to stay in nuclear deal
Kono asks Iran to stay in nuclear deal

However, he said, if the benefits of the deal to Iran are cut, the country will decide on new measures. "UK remains strongly committed to the JCPoA, and will work with E3 partners and the other parties to the deal to maintain it", he added.

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  • Exiled Leader Puigdemont Withdraws As Candidate For Catalan Presidency
Exiled Leader Puigdemont Withdraws As Candidate For Catalan Presidency

Plans by Catalan separatists to re-elect their region's former president in absentia were blocked Wednesday by Spain's Constitutional Court. Torra will need to be confirmed in a vote of confidence in the Catalan parliament. Puigdemont is free to move around Germany after being released from detention pending a German court decision on a Spanish ...

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  • SC collegium agrees to reiterate Justice KM Joseph's elevation to apex court
SC collegium agrees to reiterate Justice KM Joseph's elevation to apex court

It is not unusual for the centre to return the collegium's recommendation for appointment of high court judges. The decision was made during the meeting of the Supreme Court collegium to decide on the names of high court judges for elevation to the top court, including that of Uttarakhand chief justice KM Joseph, whose nomination was spurned ...

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  • Trump plan on drug prices to be announced this afternoon
Trump plan on drug prices to be announced this afternoon

He will also try to make foreign governments pay more to buy drugs created through US innovation and further seek to accelerate the use of generic drugs in place of higher-cost brand names, they said. The result would be lower pharmacy costs for patients - a key Trump campaign promise. The plan aims to increase competition by making it easier...

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  • Shooting reported at California high school, sheriff says
Shooting reported at California high school, sheriff says

A message posted to the Highland High School principal's Twitter account urged everyone to stay clear of campus. And police scanners later indicated a second incident was underway at Manzanita Elementary School, around eight miles from Highland High School.

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  • Leave.EU campaign group fined £70000 for breaking electoral laws
Leave.EU campaign group fined £70000 for breaking electoral laws

Through its investigation, the Commission also has reasonable grounds to suspect that the responsible person for Leave.EU committed criminal offences and she has therefore been referred to the Metropolitan Police. Also this amount exceeds the limit of funds that are allowed by law to spend on advertising. These are serious offences. The completen...

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  • 'Parents should ask before changing baby's nappy': ABC commentator
'Parents should ask before changing baby's nappy': ABC commentator

The expert said she usually works with children aged three and up to inform them on issues surrounding consent. "But it's still very respectful for parents to say 'Hello, I need to change your nappy right now, is that okay with you?'...it's about showing respect to this little person".

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  • Turkey bans Turan for record 16 games over referee attack
Turkey bans Turan for record 16 games over referee attack

In inclusion with the 16-match ban Turan also received a fine of 39,000 Turkish liras. Basaksehir were leading 1-0 at the time but conceded a late equaliser after being reduced to nine men. But with the first-team opportunities being limited for the player in the club in the past two years, he moved to the Turkish club Basaksehir on a two-and-a-h...

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  • Body found in search for Frightened Rabbit singer
Body found in search for Frightened Rabbit singer

The 36-year-old's family - parents Ron and Marion and brothers Neil, 38, and Frightened Rabbit drummer Grant , 33 - had attended a police press conference just six hours earlier at the Dakota Hotel and to back a plea for potential witnesses to come forward.

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  • Almost 20000 voted in Tuesday's primary
Almost 20000 voted in Tuesday's primary

In Philadelphia, there are several crowded Democratic primaries, including a four-way contest for Keller's 184th District seat among retired Philadelphia Police Detective Nicholas DiDonato Jr., former WHYY reporter Elizabeth Fiedler, legislative aide Jonathan Rowan, and lawyer Tom Wyatt.

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  • The American Embassy has moved to Twitter
The American Embassy has moved to Twitter

After the 1973 Yom Kippur war, Ivory Coast, Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo) and Kenya severed relations with Israel in protest and closed the doors of their embassies in Jerusalem . But he warned the protests risked spiralling out of control, blaming Israel for imposing a blockade on the strip and its two million residents since H...

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  • USA diplomats in Pakistan to face restrictions
USA diplomats in Pakistan to face restrictions

The United States has chose to impose travel restrictions on and limit the movement of Pakistani diplomats. According to The News , Ambassador Chaudhry said the travel restrictions cover two-tier officials stationed in the USA bearing visa categories of A1, and A2 and also the members of their families, including children.

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  • Trump defies allies to pull US out of Iran nuclear deal
Trump defies allies to pull US out of Iran nuclear deal

Both Mattis and Dunford in previous hearings at the Senate argued that staying in the nuclear deal was in the US national interest. After his long-running criticisms since the time he stepped into White House, U.S. Iran's poor economy and unemployment sparked violent nationwide protests in December and January that saw at least 25 people ki...

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  • 'Illegal' Dam Bursts in Solai, Hundreds Killed and Displaced
'Illegal' Dam Bursts in Solai, Hundreds Killed and Displaced

A dam burst on May 9 in Nakuru County, Kenya resulted in the deaths of 150 people and the displacement of hundreds of others. The police is to report on its investigations within two weeks. Local media have also reported that villagers complained about the dams when they were built, accusing the farm-owner of not making way for flood water.

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  • Himanshu Roy, former Mumbai top cop, kills self
Himanshu Roy, former Mumbai top cop, kills self

It must be noted that Himanshu was suffering from Cancer and was undergoing a treatment. The news channel also said that he was taken to the hospital but was declared dead on arrival. Further details are awaited. A 1988-batch IPS officer, Himanshu Roy had solved several sensational cases, including IPL spot-fixing and betting, terrorist Kasab and...

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  • Philippines top court expels chief justice
Philippines top court expels chief justice

The justice committee of the House found probable cause to impeach Sereno with a vote of 38-2. "Respondent Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno is ordered to show cause within ten days from receipt hereof why she should not be sanctioned for violating the Code of Professional Responsibility and the Code of Judicial Conduct for transgressing the sub judice r...

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  • Ojudu steps down from Ekiti governorship race
Ojudu steps down from Ekiti governorship race

Ojudu said he took the action because the National Working Committee (NWC) has failed to ensure a transparent process leading to the emergence of an acceptable candidate. Specifically, the leaders were mandated to discuss with the National Chairman of the party on the possibility of an option of Direct Primaries for the conduct of the rescheduled ...

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  • Rabindranath Tagore Returned Nobel Prize in Protest Against British: Tripura CM
Rabindranath Tagore Returned Nobel Prize in Protest Against British: Tripura CM

Deb recently hit the headlines for a string of controversial remarks. Deb said, "Rabindranath Tagore returned his Nobel Prize in protest against the British". He, however, had rejected Knighthood in protest against the Jalianwalla Bagh massacre in 1919. The Tripura CM's latest statement evoked a strong reaction from literary circles, historians...

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  • Modi only says his 'Mann Ki Baat': Rahul
Modi only says his 'Mann Ki Baat': Rahul

He was Addressing a public gathering in Basavanagudi here and said that, "While Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay his tribute to BR Ambedkar, he stays quiet when people from SC and ST communities are attacked". Patole quit the party and joined the Congress. Mafia vs People. With the BJP fielding the corrupt Reddy gang, we are trying a novel a...

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