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59 detained ahead of 'yellow vest' Paris protests

59 detained ahead of ‘yellow vest’ Paris protests

Paris: The police in the French capital on Saturday arrested 59 people in a preventative move aimed at stopping those suspected of seeking to fuel violence in the “yellow vests” movement that has gripped the country in recent weeks. French media reported that around 1,000 protesters had gathered in Paris,[Read More…]

US judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional

US judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional

Washington: A US federal judge has ruled the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare as unconstitutional due to a recent change in federal tax law. The ruling on Friday night by US District Judge Reed O’Connor of Texas overturns all of the 2010 healthcare law nationwide, reports The Washington Post.[Read More…]

Australia to recognise West Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Australia to recognise West Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Canberra, Australia will recognise West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Saturday. Morrison made the foreign policy shift almost two months after he declared that he was “open” to the idea, reports Xinhua news agency. However, the Prime Minister also announced his support for[Read More…]

Trump names Mulvaney as acting White House chief of staff

Trump names Mulvaney as acting White House chief of staff

Washington, US President Donald Trump on Friday named budget director Mick Mulvaney as acting chief of staff, a week after he announced John Kelly’s scheduled departure. “I am pleased to announce that Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management & Budget, will be named Acting White House Chief of[Read More…]

Grammy award-winning singer Nancy Wilson dead

Grammy award-winning singer Nancy Wilson dead

Los Angeles: Grammy award-winning jazz singer Nancy Wilson is no more. She was 81. The artiste, who retired from touring in 2011, died after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, a California desert community near Joshua Tree National Park, her manager and publicist Devra Hall Levy revealed on[Read More…]

Drugs valued at $260 mn seized in Australia

Drugs valued at $260 mn seized in Australia

Sydney, About half a tonne of drugs hidden in car bonnets were seized and two persons were arrested in a major drug bust in Australian capital Sydney, police said on Friday. Border authorities intercepted the crystalline methamphetamine drugs, also known as ice drugs, from car bonnets in November, Xinhua news[Read More…]

Indian gets 9 years in jail for sex assault on US flight

Indian gets 9 years in jail for sex assault on US flight

Washington, A 34-year-old Indian man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for sexually assaulting a sleeping woman on a US flight early this year. Prabhu Ramamoorthy, living in the US on a temporary work visa, was accused of abusing a 22-year-old woman seated by the window next to[Read More…]

Kanye accuses Drake of threatening

Kanye accuses Drake of threatening

Los Angeles,  After slamming rapper Drake for taking underhanded shots at him, rapper Kanye has now accused him of threatening and bullying him. “Drake called trying to threaten me,” read Kanye’s first tweet, reports etonline.com. Kanye continued with a slew of tweets, some in which he referenced Pusha T’s Toronto[Read More…]

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