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Oct 29, 2016
Rajoy set to win vote to be Spain's leader, ending gridlock | ReutersBy Adrian Croft | MADRID MADRID Spain's 10 months without a government should end on Saturday when parliament is set to grudgingly grant conservative Mariano Rajoy a second term as prime minister.But political instability may persist as Rajoy's weak minority government struggles to build support to pass legislation in a hostile parliament.After two inconclusive elections and months of fruitless attempts at coalition-building, a controversial decision by the opposition Socialists to abstain should allow Rajoy to be confirmed as prime minister in a parliamentary confidence vote set for 7.45 p.m. (1745 GMT) on Saturday.The result will be a triumph for the 61-year-old Rajoy, who is renowned as a political survivor.After winning the 2011 election, Rajoy was forced to implement austerity policies as Spain endured a severe recession, unemployment soared to 27 percent and the country's banks needed a 41 billion euro ($45 billion) European bailout.Unlike in his first term, when his absolute majority meant he could afford to ignore the opposition, his conservative Popular Party now has only 137 seats in the 350-seat parliament and will depend on support from others.Rajoy sounded conciliatory in a speech to parliament this week, offering to work with opponents on issues like pension and education reform
Oct 29, 2016
Clinton leads Trump 42 to 36 percent as he loses women's support: Reuters/Ipsos | ReutersBy Chris Kahn | NEW YORK NEW YORK Democrat Hillary Clinton's lead over Republican rival Donald Trump widened to 6 percentage points in the latest Reuters/Ipsos U.S.
Oct 29, 2016
Rohingya women say Myanmar soldiers raped them amid crackdown on militants | ReutersBy Wa Lone and Simon Lewis | U SHEY KYA/YANGON U SHEY KYA/YANGON Rohingya Muslims say Myanmar soldiers raped or sexually assaulted dozens of women in a remote village in the northwest of the country during the biggest upsurge in violence against the persecuted minority in four years.Eight Rohingya women, all from U Shey Kya village in Rakhine State, described in detail how soldiers last week raided their homes, looted property and raped them at gun point.Reuters interviewed three of the women in person and five by telephone, and spoke to human rights groups and community leaders.
Oct 28, 2016
Colombia's ELN rebels say will free hostage once peace talks begin | ReutersBOGOTA Colombia's Marxist rebel group, the National Liberation Army, will free a key hostage once delayed peace talks with the government begin, a commander said on Friday, challenging Bogota's demand it would not sit down at the negotiating table until the man is freed.Peace talks between the government of President Juan Manuel Santos and the group, known as the ELN, were set to open Thursday in Quito, Ecuador, but Santos called off the ceremony pending the release of former legislator Odin Sanchez, held since April.The release of Sanchez - the most well-known of potential remaining hostages - is a longstanding government condition for beginning talks with the group, the country's second-biggest insurgency."The commitment was that the liberation would take place in the course of the first round of negotiations," ELN negotiator Pablo Beltran said in comments posted to the ELN's Twitter account. "A date was not set.""That's our commitment and we will follow through," Beltran said
Oct 28, 2016
Strong economic report welcome boost for Clinton, Trump calls it dismal | ReutersBy Steve Holland | MANCHESTER, N.H. MANCHESTER, N.H. A stronger-than-expected U.S.
Oct 28, 2016
Iran-backed Shi'ite militias to join assault near Mosul on new front | ReutersBy Saif Hameed and Maher Chmaytelli | BAGHDAD BAGHDAD Iraqi Shi'ite militias backed by Iran said on Friday they would soon join the fight against Islamic State on a new front west of Mosul, a move which could block any retreat by the jihadists into Syria but might alarm Turkey and the United States.The Shi'ite militias, with thousands of battle-hardened fighters trained by Iran, would bring important extra firepower to what is expected to be the biggest battle in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.But their arrival on the battlefield in one of the most diverse parts of Iraq also creates worry for Western countries backing the Iraqi government offensive, who fear that the Shi'ite fighters could alienate residents in mainly Sunni areas.A spokesman for the paramilitary groups said the advance towards the Islamic State-held town of Tal Afar, about 55 km (35 miles) west of Mosul, would start within "a few days or hours".If successful, the offensive would leave Islamic State fighters - and the 1.5 million civilians still living in Mosul - encircled by an advancing coalition of forces which seeks to crush the hardline Sunni militants in their Iraq stronghold.As many as 50,000 Iraqi soldiers, police and Kurdish peshmerga fighters, backed by U.S.-led air strikes and support on the ground, have advanced on Mosul for nearly two weeks from the south, north and east.They have already recaptured scores of villages on the flat plains east of Mosul and along the Tigris river to the south of the city, Islamic State's last big bastion in Iraq.Until now, it has not been clear whether the Shi'ite paramilitaries would join the fight, or whether the western approaches of the city would be left open so that civilians and militants could escape. Rights groups have called on Baghdad to keep the Shi'ite militias away from the battlefield, accusing them of carrying out revenge killings and kidnappings in other areas freed from Islamic State. The militias and the Baghdad government say any such abuses were isolated incidents and not widespread.
Oct 24, 2016
SC favours suspended RJD MLA Raj Ballabh Yadav's custody till victim deposesRaj Ballabh Yadav had allegedly raped the minor girl at his residence in Biharsharif on 6 February this year.
Oct 14, 2016
Donald Trump denies women's groping allegations as 'absolutely false', lashes out at mediaTrump said accusations that he groped women in a series of incidents going back to the 1980s were part of a coordinated attempt to keep him from the Oval Office.
Oct 08, 2016
Dadri accused's body draped in tricolour sends out aggressive message to MuslimsMedia reports of a tricolour draping the body of Ravi, an accused in the Dadri lynching case, should worry us. That the police whose job it is to ensure law and order, allowed such a bizarre action to go uncontested puts a question mark over their will to take action against members of the majority community. Clearly, the sentiments of Akhalq’s family did not matter.
Oct 06, 2016
Lalu Yadav meets suspended RJD MLA accused of raping 15-year-oldRaj Ballabh yadav, a RJD loyalist and MLA from Nawada, was granted bail on 30 September by the Patna High Court after which the victim had expressed concerns over her safety