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Gay men get caning for sex in Indonesia

According to The Independent, one of the men begged the intruders: "Please brother, please stop... my parents want to talk to you, they can pick me up" while t...


Garland has no interest in leaving judiciary for FBI, source says

Garland is, of course, the highly qualified judge that Obama put forward as a nominee for Antonin Scalia's open Supreme Court seat. Trump fired Comey last Tue...


Search for missing plane on the Bermuda Triangle continues

The plane left Borinquen, Puerto Rico, about 11am on Monday en route to the small city of Titusville on the east coast of Florida when authorities lost contact....


Activists say Kurdish-led forces advance on IS-held Raqqa

ISIS has considered Raqqa as its capital for the past four years. The U.S. considers the YPG to be a separate organization, and as an effective fighting force a...


Sudan's SRCS launches appeal to assist South Sudan's refugees

So far, a response plan to aid refugees in South Sudan and six neighboring countries has only been 14 percent funded. Famine was officially declared in Sout...


US spat erupts ahead of Trump visit to region

Israel has held West Jerusalem since the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, but the United Nations unanimously opposed its annexation of East Jerusalem during the...


Women raises 'Azaadi' slogans in Mehbooba's function at SKICC

The women were whisked away before the chief guest arrived but that was not the end of the trouble. Numerous participants said they were informed that it woul...


Trump says wants to move quickly to nominate new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

The South Carolina Republican is best known for leading the congressional inquiry into the deadly attacks on a USA facility in Benghazi, Libya, a panel that ove...


What the 9th Circuit Is Saying About Trump's New Travel Ban

That statement, along with others made by candidate Trump at rallies and events promising to halt all travel by Muslims entering the country, keeps coming back ...


Conservative drops out of Iran election to back hard-liner

However, most Iranians have yet to see the benefits of the nuclear deal . In announcing his decision, Qalibaf asked his supporters "to contribute their ful...


French ex-premier pledges allegiance to Macron's movement

Macron, who will be inaugurated on Sunday, has said he is aiming for an absolute majority in the lower chamber in June's elections. On Wednesday, Macron tur...


Harish Salve charged Re 1 for fighting Jadhav's case: Swaraj

Qureshi added that Jadhav had been awarded death sentence according the law. Pakistan arrested Jadhav in March 2016. India contested Pakistan's claim saying...


Connelly: Greens may hold balance of power in tight British Columbia election

A recount is ensured in the riding of Courtney-Comox on Vancouver Island because the NDP is hanging on by only nine votes. Clark, 51, told supporters early We...


France's Macron Picks PM From The Right, Blowing Apart Old Boundaries

Macron previously met Merkel when he visited Berlin in March as a candidate. Marine Le Pen, the far-right politician who lost her bid for the French presidenc...


Bank of China given license to operate in Pakistan by central bank

Xi, in his address, pledged to pump in a whopping United States dollars 124 billion for projects that are part of the ambitious venture. In a veiled reference...


Syrian activists say strikes on IS town kill 20

A US-led coalition air strike has reportedly killed 23 civilians in a Syrian town held by the Islamic State group on the border with Iraq. The envoy said he w...


Experts predict instability in the legislature after BC election

Liberals have failed British Columbians in a range of issues". "And they reminded us tonight that we are far from flawless", Clark said, adding that she was wil...


Trump to unveil list of conservative judges to fill lower federal courts

President Donald Trump on Monday nominated Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen to sit on the US 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. Michigan ...


N.Korea missile test a 'threat to international peace'

Pacific island of Guam. It's unclear why North Korea would fire a missile so close to Russian Federation. A North Korean missile would need to travel more tha...


AG Jeff Sessions' sentencing memo could hurt the wrongfully convicted

Almost 40 per cent of the total prison population is black and 19 per cent is Latino. As more public officials at all levels of government (municipal, state, ...


Australia receptive to China's Silk Road, but national interest first

North Korea has conducted seven previous launches since the beginning of the year, though the most recent - on April 29 - was a failure, according to South Kore...


Obama Unveils Design, Vision for Presidential Library in Chicago

Former president of the United States of America, Barack Obama returned to his hometown of Chicago on Wednesday to reveal plans for his presidential libr...


Road to passage for Texas 'bathroom bill' getting far harder

When Mack Beggs won the Texas high school state wrestling championship in March, an uproar ensued. Although the House voted early in the session on its own ...


Trump Planned To Fire Comey Regardless Of Recommendation

But this appeared to undermine earlier comments from administration officials that Mr Comey had been fired on the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessio...


I Asked And Comey Said Three Times, No FBI Investigation Into Trump

Trump continued his attacks on Comey on Thursday, telling NBC News: "He's a showboat, he's a grandstander, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been in turm...


Marching 'Grandparents' Clash With Police in Venezuela

Crowds of angry octogenarians pushed against the plastic shields of heavily-geared police officers who responded with pepper spray, according to the outlet. "Ea...


North Korea sends protest to US Congress over sanctions

House of Representatives on Friday warning that a new package of tougher sanctions would only spur its development of nuclear weapons, North Korea's state media...


Not just a new president, new faces for France's parliament

Macron, 39, has repeatedly vowed his movement's candidates would be fresh faces, coming form from civil society and being new to politics. "The youngest candi...


China and US reach agreement on beef, poultry, natural gas

The Chinese middle class represents more consumers than the entire USA population, Baucus says, and they are hungry for beef. " China is one small part of th...


Egyptian archaelogists discover 17 mummies in Cairo

But a spokeswoman told AFP they could also date from the Ptolemaic Dynasty, founded by Alexander the Great's general Ptolemy. Pointing to the edges of the n...


Trump and Putin to meet in July, Russian state media says

Lavrov, at the White House. Palmer asked what effect the move could have on U.S. -Russia relations, already tense amid allegations that Moscow interfered in t...


Major gains for Tories in council elections but SNP hails 'emphatic' victory

After a record result in the Scottish local government elections, where they returned 276 councillors, the Conservatives now have seats such as Mr Salmond's Gor...


Overblown claim on new China trade deal

Ricketts has visited China in each of the past two years to urge the Chinese government to reopen its market. The addition of the Chinese market means access ...


Trump's trade nominee gets broad Senate support

Republicans who still support the multilateral deals of the past are hopeful that Lighthizer's background in the Reagan administration means he will be more tho...


PM Narendra Modi Visits Temple of Tooth In Sri Lanka

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe with Ministers Gayantha Karunathilake, Malik Samarawickrama and Nimal Siripala De Silva, and Deputy Minister Harsha De Silva...


Spicer: Trump Warning Comey About 'Tapes' Is 'Not A Threat'

TRUMP: I - I was going to fire Comey. Trump has denied ties between his campaign and Russian officials, and has also claimed he had been considering firing t...


UK's Labour Party stung by early leak of election platform

Visiting the Black Country yesterday, Chuka Umunna, whose politics are far removed from those of Mr Corbyn, said some of the ideas in the manifesto would appeal...


James Comey urges Federal Bureau of Investigation to maintain independence

But the Washington Post presented a very different perspective on the deputy attorney general's role in Comey's firing, reporting, " Rosenstein threatened to ...


Jeremy Corbyn says Labour manifesto will transform people's lives

Mr Brown said: 'Ask yourself, is the National Health Service safe with the Conservative candidates, or the Ukip candidates, or the Liberal candidates in Coventr...


Turks in Germany not allowed to vote on death penalty: Merkel

A month ahead of Turkey's April 16 referendum, Germany blocked campaign events by Turkish ministers, generating an unprecedented row between Ankara and Berlin. ...