• Couple blocked from adopting 'due to cultural heritage'
Couple blocked from adopting 'due to cultural heritage'

Georgina Calvert-Lee of the law firm McAllister Olivarius, representing the Manders, told the Times: "It is unacceptable for a child to be denied loving adoptive parents exclusively on the grounds that the child does not share the same racial or cultural heritage as the adopters".

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  • CNN journalists resign over retracted story
CNN journalists resign over retracted story

According to the CNN report , the Senate Intelligence Committee's probe into this matter was linked to the meeting between top Trump adviser/son-in-law Jared Kushner andVnesheconombank CEO Sergey Gorkov during the presidential transition .

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  • Deve Gowda extends support to Meira Kumar as Prez
Deve Gowda extends support to Meira Kumar as Prez

The rival parties' pick came just days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) named Kovind, a Dalit lawyer, in a move seen as an attempt to woo low-caste voters to broaden its nationwide appeal. A top source said it was pointed out to Mr Pawar that the presidential polls were a litmus test for a larger alliance a...

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  • US says Assad may be preparing chemical attack, warns heavy price
US says Assad may be preparing chemical attack, warns heavy price

Washington launched a retaliatory cruise missile strike days later against a Syrian airbase from where it said the chemical weapons attack was launched. The move sets the stage for a possible U.S. strike on Syrian government targets, although Mr Trump may hold his hand if the Syrians shelve any planned sarin gas attacks.

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  • Trump holds first talks with Ireland's new prime minister
Trump holds first talks with Ireland's new prime minister

Trump congratulated Varadkar on his "great victory". Both leaders said they look forward to meeting in person. Trump made the phone call behind his desk in the Oval Office, with press cameras and mics present of course. The 38-year-old Varadkar is Ireland's youngest prime minister. Mr. Varadkar told RTE last February, that he "wouldn't be k...

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  • Trump says N.Korea threat must be 'dealt with rapidly'
Trump says N.Korea threat must be 'dealt with rapidly'

But neither Mr Mattis's speech, nor the muscle flexing at sea, did much to bolster United States credibility in South Korea , or to restrain the North's nuclear ambitions. Before Mr Trump, 11 USA presidents helped maintain stability on the Korean Peninsula by building alliances, using diplomacy, calibrating their rhetoric, and deploying Americ...

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  • Haley says warning to Syria also aimed at Russia and Iran
Haley says warning to Syria also aimed at Russia and Iran

The only person who may conceivably have been in the loop is US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley , who nearly immediately after the White House statement Tweeted that any future attacks in Syria would be blamed on Assad , Russia , and Iran .

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  • Australia to resume Syria airstrikes after Russian threat
Australia to resume Syria airstrikes after Russian threat

He also confirmed that there have been recent instances in which ground-based air defenses have been directed at coalition planes . Those local forces, which the US calls the Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF, are now fighting to recapture the extremists' self-declared capital of Raqqa.

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  • Auckland homecoming parade for Emirates Team New Zealand
Auckland homecoming parade for Emirates Team New Zealand

Burling and crew, who went in as underdogs, now bring the America's Cup back to New Zealand for the first time since 2000. Team New Zealand won this America's Cup because it hit on a remarkably fast, innovative boat design on a budget of about $55 million.

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  • Trump travel ban revival gets mixed reaction in NH
Trump travel ban revival gets mixed reaction in NH

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals later stayed both the six-country ban and cessation of the refugee program. A broad interpretation, for example, could allow for a contract or reservation with a rental auto agency or hotel in the United States to be considered legitimate relationship, the officials said.

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  • Bishops, Catholic groups worry about consequences of partial travel ban
Bishops, Catholic groups worry about consequences of partial travel ban

And though the order is seeking to cap the number of refugees allowed into the country at 50,000, the court said that if a person with one of the previously mentioned connections to the U.S.is seeking refuge, "such as a person may not be excluded ...

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  • Weak Turnbull capitulates on Gonski school funding
Weak Turnbull capitulates on Gonski school funding

Lambie said that her understanding was that Catholic schools would continue on the same funding trajectory they are on now, in addition to continuing to benefit from the system weighted average, until the review had concluded. Despite achieving all their major negotiating demands, the Greens remained paralysed by internal division and had yet to an...

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  • FBI locates car related to kidnapped Chinese scholar in Midwest US
FBI locates car related to kidnapped Chinese scholar in Midwest US

The FBI said in a Tuesday statement that it won't need any further information on the vehicle. "We are still looking for her", he said, adding the FBI is making progress on the investigation. "Get better. That's what Yingying was doing", said Randy Tom. Zhang has been researching crop photosynthesis and was expected to begin work on her Ph.D.in t...

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  • Beijing shares Putin's ideas of Russia-China cooperation
Beijing shares Putin's ideas of Russia-China cooperation

Russia's role in the 2016 election has been a contentious, ongoing topic in the U.S. The investigation into possible collusion between Donald Trump's campaign and Kremlin officials most recently expanded when news broke that special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether Trump himself attempted to obstruct justice.

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  • Modi, Trump strike rapport with hugs, praise
Modi, Trump strike rapport with hugs, praise

He assured, "Our militaries are working every day to enhance cooperation between our military forces". Trade and security issues are expected to top the agenda for their talks at the White House , after which they are due to issue joint statements.

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  • North Korea Denies Responsibility in Warmbier's Death, Slams Washington
North Korea Denies Responsibility in Warmbier's Death, Slams Washington

In a statement by a DPRK Foreign Ministry spokesman carried by the Korean Central News Agency ( KCNA ), the North Korean representative claimed the country has been the victim of a " smear campaign " by the U.S.as part of a "frantic effort" to impose "heinous sanctions".

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  • Wisconsin wants 'Making a Murderer' inmate to stay in jail
Wisconsin wants 'Making a Murderer' inmate to stay in jail

Dassey and his uncle, Steven Avery , were convicted in separate trials of killing freelance photographer Teresa Halbach at Avery's home and scrap yard. They contend that he's now 27 and keeping him locked up while state attorneys continue to appeal could cost him more months or even years. Dassey and Avery's case is known worldwide largely bec...

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  • Supreme Court playground ruling feeds school voucher debate
Supreme Court playground ruling feeds school voucher debate

MONDAY'S ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court signaled that churches may not be excluded from state funding programs that are open to other charitable organizations. The Supreme Court got this right. Chief Justice John Roberts delivered the opinion of the court. In the wake of the battle over religious liberty laws , others have argued shari...

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  • Brazil's attorney general formally accuses Temer
Brazil's attorney general formally accuses Temer

House Speaker Rodrigo Maia, an ally of Temer, would then be president in the interim. But they warn that support may wane if congress is forced to vote several times to protect Temer - whose popularity is languishing in single-digits - from trial.

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  • Big delivery: Mom gives birth to 14-pound son
Big delivery: Mom gives birth to 14-pound son

Colin Austin Keisler was born at Lexington Medical Center in SC, weighing 14 pounds, 4 ounces. A bouncing baby boy born in SC weighs double that of a normal newborn. "I wasn't thinking 14". Colin is now back at home with his brother and sister. "And they immediately started being very helpful to find an outfit he'd fit into", Keisler said.

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