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Sex with minor wife is rape, says Supreme Court in landmark judgement Sex with minor wife is rape, says Supreme Court in landmark judgement
- October 11, 2017

In a concurring judgment, passed by justices Madan B. Lokur and Deepak Gupta , the court read down the provision of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which exempted marital rape in case of minors. If this is the object for increasing the age of consent to 18 years in 2013, then marriage of girl at the age of 15/16/17 years does not make the girl mature enough [mentally or physically] for the objective of consent. (more...)
UH email on nuclear preparation attracts global attention UH email on nuclear preparation attracts global attention
- October 11, 2017

Talks of preparing for the eventuality of a nuclear attack have cropped up in Hawaii in reaction to North Korea's increasingly threatening actions and rhetoric. But impact on a neighboring island also could not be ruled out, according to Vern Miyagi, administrator of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency. North Korea expert, Lim Eul-chul, said: "It may sound insane to outsiders to fire missiles from a place he wants to develop economically, but that's how Kim runs his country". (more...)
Ralph Trangia, suspect in Castillo hazing death, returning to PH Ralph Trangia, suspect in Castillo hazing death, returning to PH
- October 11, 2017

Trangia and his family to fully cooperate and tell the truth and, as a future lawyer, to work for justice". The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office earlier said Trangia flew to Chicago through Taiwan on a transit flight from Manila on September 19. (more...)
Hrithik Roshan - Doesn't Wish to Make a Spectacle Hrithik Roshan - Doesn't Wish to Make a Spectacle
- October 11, 2017

Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan , who opened up on the Kangana Ranaut controversy last week, took to social media on Tuesday to state that he won't speak any further on the issue. "God knows what would have happened to me if I were to present my case to the media in any other country". He added: "I'm a bystander in this entire episode". (more...)
Refugees on Manus adamant they will not transfer to Nauru Refugees on Manus adamant they will not transfer to Nauru
- October 11, 2017

Australian and Papua New Guinean governments have said the Manus Island centre will close on October 31, by which time all detainees will have been removed. It is the latest political trick to get the refugees out of the Manus centre, because they have not left despite the government's efforts to push them out in the past few months. (more...)
Eden Hazard makes worrying Chelsea admission Eden Hazard makes worrying Chelsea admission
- October 11, 2017

However, an injury sustained on worldwide duty in the close season ruled Hazard out for three months - subsequently causing him to miss the beginning of the current campaign - and he admits it wasn't easy to come back. I will miss some games, I will play bad for some games. I just want to play football and try to bring the best of me'. Thorgan Hazard should have doubled the lead in first-half injury time, only to shoot straight at the advancing Panayi when clean through on goal. (more...)
Australian Joshua James Baker held in Bali for allegedly carrying marijuana, antidepressant Australian Joshua James Baker held in Bali for allegedly carrying marijuana, antidepressant
- October 11, 2017

A police source has told News Corp Australia Baker fled a police hospital after asking to visit the toilet on Sunday, but was arrested 10 hours later at a hotel in Kuta. "The Australian was coming for a holiday, but he brought pills". As for the antidepressant pills, the police were still testing them to see if they were Diazepam. (more...)
Ariana Grande Just Dyed Her Hair Grey: See Her Surprising New Look Ariana Grande Just Dyed Her Hair Grey: See Her Surprising New Look
- October 11, 2017

It's not the first time that she's flirted with this type of hairstyle . Regardless of how she styles her strands, we're digging this new gray hue - it's fun, expected and glam, all things we've come to expect from Ariana Grande! She donned a striking white and gray wig for her 2015 music video, "Focus". (more...)
Chris Christie's not on the ballot, but he dominates NJ governor debate Chris Christie's not on the ballot, but he dominates NJ governor debate
- October 11, 2017

The outcome of the Governor's race in New Jersey is going to be very important for legalization efforts in New Jersey, and with it, momentum for reform efforts in the rest of the nation. Murphy held Guadagno responsible for an economy that he said had been "wrecked", "bankrupted", and "ravaged" over the last eight years. Murphy has said he would raise $1.3 billion revenue by hiking taxes on the wealthy and large corporations, and legalizing and taxing recreational marijuana. (more...)
Namal Rajapaksa and others remanded till October 16 Namal Rajapaksa and others remanded till October 16
- October 11, 2017

The suspects are accused of illegal assembly, damaging public property, causing injuries to police officers and obstructing their duties, and violating a court order. The protest was scheduled to be held near the Mattala Airport, however the venue was changed to Indian consulate in Hambanota after police had obtained a court order preventing any protests being held near the airport or in that jurisdiction. (more...)
Women need access to birth control Women need access to birth control
- October 11, 2017

This is about controlling women's sexuality. This move may prompt a crisis for many women, as birth control is not only used for contraception. Health and Human Services officials claim only 120,000 women would be affected by this rollback. (more...)
ICAO Removes Thailand's Aviation Safety Red Flag ICAO Removes Thailand's Aviation Safety Red Flag
- October 11, 2017

Thai airlines that pass a safety audit will now be able to apply for new routes after the ICAO upgrade. The United Nations' aviation regulator has removed Thailand from its list of countries red-flagged for safety concerns, more than two years after it was first put on the list. (more...)
India Rape: DNA Tests Show Second Uncle Fathered Child's Baby India Rape: DNA Tests Show Second Uncle Fathered Child's Baby
- October 11, 2017

The report surmised that the younger uncle was the father of the newborn.The blood samples of the two brothers had been sent for DNA tests along with samples of a few other neighbours. The first uncle, the one in his 40s, will remain in custody as he is still accused of abusing the girl. Her parents told her she needed surgery for a kidney stone problem, and refused to allow medical professionals to tell their child the truth, said her doctor, who did not wish to be named. (more...)
Death Toll Rises as Unprecedented Blaze Ravages Napa, Sonoma and Yuba Death Toll Rises as Unprecedented Blaze Ravages Napa, Sonoma and Yuba
- October 11, 2017

Wisps of smoke disappeared into the thick layer of haze shrouding the valley in a dense, gray fog. Raging wildfires continued to ravage California's wine country on Monday, killing at least 10 people and forcing fire fighters to evacuate thousands of residents. (more...)
Police launch manhunt after standoff at empty Portland hotel room Police launch manhunt after standoff at empty Portland hotel room
- October 11, 2017

Maine State Police and Portland police officers surrounded the motel for several hours on Monday. After a 12-hour standoff at the Motel 6 in Portland, police entered the room to discover that the suspect wasn't there. Guests were then allowed to go back to their rooms. Motel 6, located in Portland on the Portland-Westbrook line near the intersection of Brighton Avenue and Riverside Street, seemed to be the focal point of the response. (more...)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein in Beverly Hills for Fundraiser After Announcing Run
- October 11, 2017

Feinstein is promoting legislation aimed at outlawing bump stocks - and accessory that was used the Las Vegas shooter to increase the fire rate. Sen. Pete Wilson to serve in the seat Wilson vacated to become governor. Should Feinstein run again and is her age a concern? A telephone poll of 1,734 California adults conducted September 10-19 by the Public Policy Institute of California found 46 percent saying she should not seek re-election and 41 percent saying she should. (more...)
Institutional Investors Are Betting On Carnival Corp (NYSE:CCL) Institutional Investors Are Betting On Carnival Corp (NYSE:CCL)
- October 11, 2017

Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, fourteen have issued a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The latest updates which have been released by analysts/brokers for Carnival Corp . For CCL, the company now has $597 Million of cash on the books, which is offset by $1.78 Billion current liabilities. (more...)
Texas Tech student charged in shooting was 'acting erratically' Texas Tech student charged in shooting was 'acting erratically'
- October 11, 2017

Police had been sent to the suspect's room for a standard welfare check and whilst inside found various drugs and drug paraphernalia; violating not only welfare protocol but campus regulations as well. The Associated Press reports that Daniels is the son of H.A. "Dan" Daniels, a prominent figure and former city councilman in Seguin, Texas, 35 miles northeast of San Antonio. (more...)
Navy relieves two officers of duty following deadly USS McCain crash
- October 11, 2017

The USS Fitzgerald slammed into a Japanese merchant ship in June resulting in seven sailors deaths, and the McCain struck a 30,000-ton tanker in August, killing 10 and injuring five. McCain was involved in a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC on August 21. Alfredo Sanchez, and executive officer, Cmdr. "We ask the sailors to do an very bad lot. (more...)
Three coaches charged in college bribery scandal freed on bail Three coaches charged in college bribery scandal freed on bail
- October 11, 2017

He declined comment to the Associated Press as he left the federal court in the Southern District of NY. A 32-page document released last month in U.S. Person was suspended from his duties at Auburn University without pay. According to the United States Department of Justice, Person is eligible for a $100,000 bond with two co-signors, he must undergo pretrial supervision as directed by Pretrial Services. (more...)
Kerala reported 90 'love jihad' cases for NIA probe
- October 11, 2017

Athira alias Ayesha from Kasaragod and Athira from Palakkad have both told NIA they were lured. The information about the registered cases was meant to assist the NIA investigation. She told the agency after reconversion that she was influenced by Zakir Naik's videos on Islam and also after observing her Muslim friends. The second Athira from Palakad eloped with a Muslim man and converted to marry him. (more...)
Day One testimony continues in Jessica Chambers murder trial Day One testimony continues in Jessica Chambers murder trial
- October 11, 2017

Tellis has pleaded not guilty to the murder. District Attorney John Champion described a ghastly scene as firefighters responding to a report of a torched vehicle saw Chambers walking toward them, clad only in underwear and critically burned over 93 percent of her body. (more...)
Sydney real estate agent wrestles shark out of pool Sydney real estate agent wrestles shark out of pool
- October 11, 2017

Footage taken by Ms Hatheier's daughter shows her bravely swimming above the shark trying to figure out a plan of action. Hatheier and her daughters jumped into the auto and headed to the beach to investigate. HuffPost Australia went along to one of the group's swim sessions back in June. At time of publishing, it's been viewed more than 35,000 times. "I put him into an environment he was happy", she said. (more...)
PD: 13-Year-Old Shoots 12-Year-Old With Rifle After Argument PD: 13-Year-Old Shoots 12-Year-Old With Rifle After Argument
- October 11, 2017

Police said the shooting happened at about 12:15 p.m. Monday in the area of 100 Highstone St. after the teen was confronted by a group of juveniles at his home in Taunton. The victim was rushed to Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, and is now in stable condition. The teen came out of the home while on the phone with his mother shortly after and was taken into custody. (more...)
Hackers from North Korea stole South Korea's plan to assassinate Kim Jong Hackers from North Korea stole South Korea's plan to assassinate Kim Jong
- October 11, 2017

Lee said that 235 gigabytes of military documents were taken with the content of almost 80 per cent of them yet to be identified. Following increasing threats to fire nuclear missiles from North Korea , South Korea has reportedly developed a type of graphite bomb to cripple Kim Jong-un's regime in the event of an attack. (more...)
RCMP confirm two adults and young girl found dead in Nanaimo home RCMP confirm two adults and young girl found dead in Nanaimo home
- October 11, 2017

Jon Stuart. Despite the heavy flames, firefighters were able to enter the home for an offensive attack, said Nanaimo Fire Chief Karen Fry. A fire inspector will be carrying out an investigation on Wednesday, she said. Officials have not said what caused the deaths or the fire, but neighbours told CTV Vancouver Island they'd heard some sort of altercation at the home. (more...)
Highlights from debate face-off between de Blasio, Malliotakis, Dietl Highlights from debate face-off between de Blasio, Malliotakis, Dietl
- October 11, 2017

She said that her approach to dealing with Trump is the same as de Blasio's method of dealing with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, whom she implied de Blasio feared. The Mayor's plan for handling the crisis revolves, in part, on ending clusters and the housing of homeless in hotels. De Blasio ignored Dietl's screaming fits and mostly zeroed in on what Malliotakis had to say. (more...)
Kurdish President rejects conditional dialogue with Baghdad Kurdish President rejects conditional dialogue with Baghdad
- October 11, 2017

In the latest of measures issued by the Iraqi federal government following Kurdistan's independence vote, Baghadad ordered on Monday that "networks of the communication for mobile phones should be under the authority of the federal authorities and have to be transferred to Baghdad ". (more...)
Shopify Inc (US) (SHOP) Receives $98.03 Average Price Target from Analysts
- October 11, 2017

Wedbush reiterated an "ourperform" rating on shares of Shopify in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised Shopify from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $101.00 price target for the company in a research note on Friday, July 28th. (more...)
Trump to boost tax cut plan in Harrisburg Wednesday Trump to boost tax cut plan in Harrisburg Wednesday
- October 11, 2017

Middle-income families would get about $300 on average. The Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center found that in 2013, just over one-fifth of all of returns claiming the SALT reduction came from NY and California. The reforms reduced the corporate income tax rate from 46 percent to 34 percent and reduced the number of tax brackets from 14 to 2-a remarkable shift and one in which Trump's administration aims to emulate. (more...)