• Judge blocks Obama's order to let transgender people choose their bathroom

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    U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor has granted a preliminary, nationwide injunction in response to a lawsuit filed by Texas and a number of other states. Those that fail to comply run the risk of losing federal funding under Title IX - a policy that covers sex discrimination. He said the ruling is "a victory for the rule of law and a clear statement that the federal government can not force states to comply with an illegal policy that directly conflicts with existing federal law".
  • North Korea threatens to shoot at US, South Korean lighting equipment

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    As in past statements, the Council went on to say that it "would continue to closely monitor the situation and take further significant measures in line with the Council's previously expressed determination". The UNSC condemned this action. "The government will continue efforts to intensify this kind of global cooperation on bilateral and multilateral diplomatic occasions in the future", according to the ministry.
  • Grays man among five dead at Camber Sands on Wednesday, police confirm

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    They were Kenugen Saththiyanathan, 18 and his brother Kobikanthan Saththiyanathan, 22 and their friends Nitharsan Ravi, 22, Inthushan Sriskantharasa, 23 and Gurushanth Srithavarajah, 27. Local resident Emily Van Eyssen, 44, said money raised through auto parking charges at Camber should fund lifeguards there throughout the summer. Chief Superintendent Di Roskilly, of Sussex Police, said: "This has been an incredibly tragic incident and we are offering their next of kin support at this hard ...
  • Massive rioting in Harare as protesters clash with police

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    Zimbabwean police early on Friday dispersed thousands of opposition supporters violently in spite of a High Court's authorisation of the protest in Harare . "We are going next Friday to do exactly the same as we have done today", Mutasa told reporters. The confrontation began Monday when police in riot gear occupied the venue where protesters planned to demonstrate, and told them to leave as they arrived for the march.
  • Obama cheers as hemisphere's longest war comes to end

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    Colombians have meanwhile been celebrating the peace agreement described by president Santos as "the beginning of the end to the suffering, pain and tragedy of war". White House said "a critical juncture in what will be a long process to fully implement a just and lasting peace agreement". Over the past few days, the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have been discussing a range of unresolved topics, and worked late into the night Tuesday to draft a joint ...
  • This Week in Politics: Foundations - Ethical Minefields and Donor Magnets

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    Clinton, a former secretary of state, has led real estate developer Trump in the poll since Democrats and Republicans ended their national conventions and formally nominated their presidential candidates in July. Her speech and that video linking Trump to the KKK amount to racial fear-mongering. In a moment that drew gasps and jeers from the Reno audience, she read a series of recent headlines from the Breitbart website.
  • Rumoured details on the Nintendo NX

    Rumoured details on the Nintendo NX

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    According to them, the console's controllers attached to each end are detachable. Not much is known about Nintendo NX even after the company confirmed its existence. Unfortunately, however, this makes it unlikely that the Nintendo NX will be backwards compatible with the Wii U, although it could potentially handle older Nintendo titles available on the Virtual Console.
  • Nude Monk Delivers 'Kadve Vachan' in Haryana Assembly

    Nude Monk Delivers 'Kadve Vachan' in Haryana Assembly

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    Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma invited the monk to the assembly. He was seated on a dais, above the seats of the governor, chief minister and MLAs. "Even today, when boys and girls are differentiated, I feel we are living in the 14th century". Stating that a survey claimed 160 MPs have criminal cases registered against them, Sagar said "criminal elements should not not able to climb the stairs of Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha".